The home is even better than shown in the photos and reviews! I had very high expectations based on the photos and reviews, and the home and surrounding property took my breath away. Our party of six were all comfortable and there was room for more guests beyond our party of six. The home was immaculately prepared, complete with a welcome note and bottle of wine from the owners!
The bedrooms were beautifully appointed with comfortable beds and fine linens. The layout of the common living spaces on the lower level were quite conducive to cooking at home, playing board games, enjoying nature on the property, as well as comfortable spots to read quietly on the wrap around porch or grand living room.
We had a question about using the internet upon arrival, and texted the owners, who responded quickly with the fix to get us online fast. Juan served as a concierge in advance of our arrival, answering all of my questions about recommended restaurants, activities and must see attractions in the area.
I highly recommend this property for your family or friends who want to gather in a warm, inviting, fantastically designed home. Our stay was for five nights, and we were all sad to leave, however our family all said, we must return again!
Some helpful recommendations for you regarding activities. If you wish to see the Olana Estate with a guided tour, book your reservation in advance. The grounds are amazing, and there are tours for the landscape and/or interior of the home. If you can do only one, do the landscape tour. For shopping, dining, taking in local Hudson feel, Warren Street in downtown Hudson has an abundance of restaurants, antique shops, vintage clothing stores, book stores that kept our young adult kids fully entertained. Juan provided a lovely list of recommended dining spots. The home is walking distance to main street Catskill which has great dining options, if you want to walk to eat one day for breakfast or dinner. We dined at The New York Restaurant and it was 10/10! We planned some of our party arriving at Hudson Train station, and enjoyed beers at a small brewery directly across from the station. Don't miss the antique warehouse further down from the train station for fantastic prices and beautiful antiques.
On a personal note, as an interior designer, I am in awe of the renovation/design of the property. It is elegantly appointment, yet warm and inviting. You really must see this home to believe it!