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Newly Renovated Family Vacation in the Shawanagunks - New Paltz

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Our house is newly renovated with an open plan ground floor, larger dining area and living room with fireplace. Our newly remodeled kitchen has plenty of counter space to cook with friends, and a sub-zero fridge

Situated on a seven-acre, woodsy setting, with stream running through the property, you can spend a lovely day outdoors without having to leave the property. The four-bedroom 1940s farmhouse is located in Rifton, New York (located ten minutes from New Paltz and five minutes from Rosendale). Hiking/mountain biking trails accessible from the property. This house also features a rustic wood-burning sauna in a separate building.

Barbeque on our Spacious outdoor deck, relax on the hammock and roast marshmallows over an out door fire. This house is ideal for two families to share as it has four bedrooms and two baths. It is set up for children with portable cribs, high chair, toys, books, and wooden jungle gym... Everything you will need for an outdoorsy family vacation. All less than two hours from New York City!

Explore the area's charming historic towns, old stone homes, antique stores, and abundant restaurants, such as the five-star Depuy Canal House, located in a stone inn, built in the 1700s. Take in fabulous views, lakes, hiking, climbing, biking, and cross-country skiing located in the nearby Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park, both a 15-minute drive from the house.

Keywords: country house, farm house, wooded,

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About The Owner

We started coming to this area years ago to rock climb. Now we love to get away with the whole family when we get the chance. The kids love being able to run free in the back yard and experience nature.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Hudson Valley

We love the New Paltz area! We started coming here years ago to rock climb in the gunks. Since we have had kids we have discovered, many beautiful hikes, swimming holes, farms, horseback riding, berry and apple picking. It is really great to have an escape from the city, the kids love it, we don't even have to leave our back yard to have a relaxing nature filled vacation!

What makes this house unique

Our house is back from the road, and opens onto huge deck that overlooks a beautiful back yard. We have a new cedar jungle gym that entertains the kids for hours, as well as a large sand pit. Behind our yard we have acres of woods to walk, ski, snowshoe and toboggan in. We loved that our house has some country charm and does not feel at all suburban. Our property has a stream that runs along besides it, you can walk along this stream to get to a beautiful waterfall.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Newly Renovated Family Vacation in the Shawanagunks - New Paltz
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
Columbus, OH

Great home base for parents of the bride

  • 5 of 5

We reserved Hardenburg Road for the week of our daughter’s wedding. Three of us arrived four days in advance. It was dark when we pulled in but as soon as we found all the light switches we were delighted. The kitchen was the largest and best equipped I have experienced in either a vacation rental or a timeshare. There was plenty of room for my sister’s family when they arrived. A crib was provided for her grandson and the six-year old granddaughter made full use of the jungle gym. We grilled out and then relaxed around the fire pit. Once the house filled up, it was especially nice for the parents of the bride to have the spacious master suite as a private retreat. Donna was a great host, responsive to our e-mails, providing alternate routes and answers to our questions. The wedding was spectacular. Hardenburg Road was a close second.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It was very comfortable and relaxing. The views to the backyard were gorgeous. We also enjoyed the fireplace and fire pit, which added to the charm of this house. We would definitely stay here again. It was also a plus to deal with a great owner!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY, USA

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable for the 7 of us. Very spacious on the inside and out. The house has a sort of open floor plan. The living room has a really relaxing atmosphere with comfortable couches and useful fire place. The wood burning sauna was a huge plus. The house is located near a small river that you can pleasantly hear from deck and a short downhill walk takes you to it. We look forward to coming back in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Great house, especially if you've kids

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, especially if you have kids. There are books and toys which kept our boys entertained when they weren't on the swing set, or playing in the garden, or exploring the path to the creek. The three rooms (kitchen, dining and living room) are actually one contiguous space, and that whole area became a focal point for us since it meant we could still be together even though the boys were playing in the living area and we were in the kitchen. Overall, it was a nice house and one that we'd consider going back to.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

New Paltz terrific house

  • 5 of 5

Attended a family affair near Poughkeepsie and rented this house to accomodate three families. Beautiful setting, well equipped house with ample amenities and even an outdoor playground for the kiddies. Everything worked well, was clean and up to date. Simply a pleasure to stay there, comfortable and the owner was immediately responsive to our pre-arrival questions. We honestly had no questions while staying there because it couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Old Stomping Grounds

  • 5 of 5

Great house, locale and amenities.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Golf, Shopping, Restaurants, Kayaking, Swimming, Biking, Mountain Biking, Cross-country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Rock Climbing, Antiquing, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Museums, Horseback Riding


Rates & Availability

Rifton House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 30 2016 - Mar 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 11 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 29 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $120

Our calendar can sometimes be rearranged- it is always a good idea to put in an inquiry.

We do offer last minute pricing if booking the Wednesday before an unoccupied weekend.
Higher season prices will be charged for holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years

payments can be made by check or paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Rifton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , This room is very large and has a sitting area
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , This room is located on the groud floor near the second bath
  • Queen size Beds (2) Our beds all have 100% cotton high quality duvet covers and sheets. , Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) Our beds all have 100% cotton high quality duvet covers and sheets. , Baby Cribs (portable cribs)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming

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