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Bruna De Araujo

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, portuguese

Charming, rustic-chic Barn with stream, pond, fire pit and a hop to Tivoli

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Hudson Valley Barn Rental Photos and Description

Loft-like Barn, sleeps 6, 2 full baths, outdoor shower, fire-pit, grill, creek

The Barn in Tivoli is a super cozy & unique home for your country pleasure.

It's an easy 5-minute walk to the charming Hudson Valley hamlet of Tivoli where you can start the day with fresh baked brioches, have brunch at Murray's and get an Ayurvedic treatment in the afternoon. In the evening, after a nutritious farm-to-table dinner, catch a theater performance at Tangent, dance at Kaatsbaan or opera at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (a stunning Frank Gehry building). End the night at Traghaven, the whiskey pub, and if you are lucky, it'll be Karaoke Night!

If staying in is what you need, the Barn is a relaxing retreat with wood burning stove, old piano, a soaking tub, a curious library, back deck, grill, fire pit and a rustic kitchen equipped for your cooking pleasure. Take a walk to the stream or have a picnic by the pond.

For the adventurous guests, Tivoli Bays is a great setting for kayaking, paddle boarding, bike riding or just a hike on your own two feet. Our area also features beautiful roads for bike riding.


-Inquire about bringing your babies and kids before you book. No pets.

-The Barn is to be enjoyed by the number of booked guests. No visitors.

-It is heated by a wood burning stove. We provide all the wood & it will be warm if you are arriving anytime in Oct-April

-The Barn is not ideal for elders and is not baby or kid proofed although many families do choose to stay and love it here. Send me your concerns and I will address them.


3 nights for bookings for weekends

3-4 nights for Holidays

7 nights from mid-July through August (our weeks run Friday to Friday)


Unique, 4-season rustic barn, with open, loft-like floor plan. Lovingly renovated with the work of numerous local artisans, surrounded by gardens and green, a 4-acre oasis with pond, stream, small yoga deck, 3 fire pits and picnic table by the pond. The Barn is a fun, charming, rustic shelter and provides a totally unique experience for friends and family. It's a communal space that brings people closer together. 'It was like a big sleepover' says one of our illustrious guests.

In the cold months, it heats with a highly efficient wood burning stove. We provide all the wood. The Barn will be fully heated once you arrive!

In the Summer the Barn cools down with 2 window ACs and you cool down at the spacious, private outdoor shower while gazing at the trees and sky.


The Barn sleeps 6 guests in 5 beds; 1 king, 2 queens and 2 twins. The 5 beds are distributed in 3 different levels; ground, second floor and loft.

**IMPORTANT** The Barn is a loft and bedrooms are not separated by doors. They do have privacy curtains and their own cozy nooks.

GROUND FLOOR // Nook by the piano: thick queen futon mattress on wooden frame. This bed can be used as a day bed or as a bedroom.


King Nook // Brand new plush king coil mattress on wooden bed frame. Organic sheets.

Twin Trundle Nook // Metal trundle bed with coil mattresses. Great for kids or couples as one of the beds can either be left low or raised to match the regular height. Organic sheets.

LOFT // Two queen futon mattresses stacked on the floor for extra comfort. Organic sheets. View of the creek.


Rustic kitchen nicely equipped for your cooking pleasure. Plates, cups, mugs, utensils & pans included. Sub-Zero fridge with freezer, convection oven, cooktop, large sink. No dishwasher.

We also have a large grill on the deck. Guests have also used the fire pit to cook corn, bake potatoes, roast meats and marshmallows.


Rustic bathroom with claw foot tub & organic toiletries. Bath towels provided. Bring your creek/outdoor towels.


Beautiful tiled shower with rubbed oil bronze fixtures, a rain shower head & organic toiletries.


I created this room thinking of guests who come to the Barn to attend weddings in the area. Includes a vintage dresser, hangers and mirror enclosed by linen curtains.


All sorts of books - I am sure you will find something curious. Enjoy it on the hammock in the summer or by the wood burning stove in the Winter.


Brand new, fun & colorful seating and dinning for cookouts from spring to fall. Large gas grill and fire pit are your outdoor cooking options.


Open May to October

Wonderful, spacious, private shower on the deck! In the summer you might find yourself taking multiple showers throughout the day.


The fire pit located in the Barn's backyard is for your exclusive use.


*shared with house*

The property features over four acres of forest bordered by Stony Creek. In the center, there's an open meadow with a pond. We placed a beautiful, custom, cedar picnic table there, right next to a second fire pit. It's a wonderful place to watch nature and enjoy beautiful days.

If you walk along the creek you will get to two different spots where you can access the water. One spot has a pebble beach with a semi deep spot where you can dip in. The other entrance features a third fire pit. We have placed a small wooden platform by the creek, ideal for meditating, practicing yoga or just watching and listening to the water.

Our house neighbors the Barn. Occasionally, when we travel, we rent it out to 1 or 2 couples. Both structures are private and sit around 75 feet away from each other and 100 feet away from Broadway.


-Loft Barn

-Heats with an efficient wood burning stove

-hardwood provided

-Cools off with 2 window mounted ACs

-On site parking for 4 cars

-Reliable WIFI

-Sound system with easy iPod hookup

-Piano (tuned once a year)

-Flat screen TV with DVD (NO cable or regular channels)

-Claw foot tub

-Organic linens

-Towels & organic toiletries provided

-Furnished back deck with seating and dining table (Apr-Oct)

-Private outdoor shower (Apr-Oct)

-Large gas grill

-Outdoor fire pit

-Picnic table by the pond

-Dippin' hole on the stream

-Yoga deck by the stream


Tivoli is one of the hidden gems of the Hudson Valley and an easy 5 minute walk from the Barn.

It serves a big portion of the Bard University population - students & professors are often seen walking around the village at the coffee shop and bakery. Tivoli is also home many young families who moved up from NYC + BK and old residents including world famous artists.

Tivoli is a tiny village, friendly & quaint. It's centrally located between Rhinebeck and Hudson with Germantown and Red Hook along the way. It's an awesome spot to explore the Mid-Hudson Valley - from farms to old mansions, from antiquing to watching cabaret at the Spiegeltent or high-end performances at The Fischer Center for the Performing Arts. Visit the beautiful Olana sitting atop a hill with majestic views of the Hudson, catch experimental music and art at the Basilica and shows at Helsinki. Not to mention all the superb dining options in Tivoli and all the way from Rhinebeck to Hudson.


05 min to Bard College / Bard Waterfall / Fischer Center for The Performing Arts / Spiegeltent (July & August) / Tivoli Bays

10 min to Germantown / Gaskins, Otto's Market & General Store

10 min to Red Hook / Lucoli brick oven Pizza / Tivoli Mercantile / Clover Kitchen Market / Greig Farm etc.

18 min to Rhinebeck / The Local / Market Street / Hammertown Home Goods / Oblong Book Store / Farmer's Market

18 min to Hudson / Basilica / Swoon Kitchen Bar / Fish & Game / Food Studio / Etsy / Red Chair / Farmer's Market etc.

20 to Kingston / Kingston Wine Co. / Fleisher's Meat / Brunette Wine Bar / Diego's Taqueria / Zaborsky's etc.

30 min to Omega Institue


The closest public transportation is the Amtrak to the the quaint Rhinecliff train station. It's a convenient, beautiful and quick ride (1:30 to 1:45) up the Hudson River. Tivoli has a local cab service which will bring you to the Barn for around $25.

In the Summer, Captain Jerome will sail you from the Rhinecliff station to the dock in Tivoli. Yeah, it's amazing and special!

The closest supermarket and farm stands are about a 10 minute car ride or closer. If you do not want to bring your car you can always catch a ride with the Tivoli Car Service.

You will receive detailed info about the area upon booking.


Kinfolk Magazine // Recommends a stay at the Barn when visiting the Hudson Valley

New York Magazine // The place to stay for a Hudson Valley Bespoke Getaway

Escape Brooklyn // Barn and area feature with stunning photos

And North // Barn & Macramé Workshop feature with beautiful pictures

Town & Country Magazine // "We Can't Stop thinking of about this Charming Barn"

Family Traveller UK // Features the Barn in their Holiday Home section

On instagram @thebarnintivoli

Mailing list for specials & events:

We look forward to hosting you!

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bruna De Araujo (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, portuguese

About Bruna De Araujo

My husband, our 6 year old and I live across the driveway. It is our pleasure to share the Barn & land with our guests!

I am a photo and video editor who came to NYC from Brazil in 1998. My husband is a designer & builder of all things sustainable at Ecosystems Brand. Fourteen years and a child later we felt the urge to return to the best things of our childhood; space, trees, clean air, birds & bees and farm fresh wonderfulness! So we moved up to the magical Huddon Valley.

Bruna De Araujo purchased this barn in 2012

Why Bruna De Araujo chose Hudson Valley

At the very beginning of our relationship, my husband and I, rented the Barn together with four other close friends. We fell in love with the place as we fell for each other.

He then came to spend a winter at the Barn going through his old sketchbooks and looking into the future. We got married and had a child. Brooklyn was lacking what we were dreaming of and with perfect timing we received an email about the property's sale.

We looked at each other and agreed, let's buy it, and we did in April 2012.

What makes this barn unique

Rustic charm, comfort, warmth and relaxation.

The Barn is located in the heart of Dutchess County with Rhinebeck 18 min south and Hudson 18 min north. Bard is a 5 minute drive, the Village of Tivoli is a 5 minute walk.

Omega Institute is 30 minutes away.

The Hudson River with views of the Catskills is a 10 min bike ride.

The creek with the private swimming hole and yoga deck make our spot truly magnificent! Read a book by the pond under the shade of the catalpa tree, watch and hear the birds and take in the summer sun energy.

Life is good at the Barn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This converted barn is the perfect getaway for city-folk.

The open layout, outdoor deck, full kitchen with grill, sound system, etc. make for a great place to work, relax with friends, or even have a little barbecue and dance party. Atmosphere is easy going, comfy-cozy. Barn sleeps up to 8 people so it's great for couples, families or a small gathering of friends.

There's also plenty of privacy. Five acres of of beautiful, lush greenery and even a secluded swimming hole and waterfall.

A weekend isn't enough - planning for an extended stay end of this summer!"

Review taken from
Jun 2012
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Charming, rustic-chic Barn with stream, pond, fire pit and a hop to Tivoli
average rating of 4.85 based on 21 reviews

Great place for a weekend with close friends

  • 4 of 5

The barn is lovely - a well-equipped kitchen, nice wood-burning stove, and everything exactly as described in the listing. We made two large family-style meals in the kitchen and had a great experience. The barn is an open space with curtains separating the sleeping area, so it's great for close friends. During our stay, we found some stink bugs in the sleeping area, but that's mostly because of the infest of these harmless insects in the east coast. If you can't deal with bugs, this might not be the best place for you. Bruna is a very helpful host and ready to help when we have questions, and she's on top of the rules for the barn, as they're strictly reinforced. Highly recommend this barn!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best. Weekend. Ever.

  • 5 of 5

The Barn is Tivoli is absolute perfection. From Bruna's warmth to the wood-burning stove's literal warmth, my friends and I can't imagine a more wonderful place to escape to on a winter weekend. We're already dreaming about our next trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

I can't rave enough about the Barn in Tivoli.

To start I will just talk about the barn itself, which is impeccably decorated. You walk in and instantly never want to leave. The beds are beyond comfy and I now want to redo my entire bedroom (home). The kitchen was perfectly supplied for all of the cooking we wanted to do. The stove fire heated the entire barn perfectly. Again, it is beautiful, comfy, and very clean. Additionally, behind the barn is a small stream which is fun to explore.

The town of Tivoli is also perfect for a weekend getaway. There are great restaurants, a very cool coffee shop, and a well stocked general store. We did do our grocery shopping on our way in. The Hudson river is also just a short walk from the barn (about 15-20 min) which was a wonderful activity. We went to the river for sunset which was completely worth the chilly weather.

We spent our time cooking, playing games, listening to music, and sitting by the fire. Exactly what we were looking for!

I felt very at home in the barn and cannot wait to be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A perfect weekend getaway for our anniversary. One of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed! Impeccably creatively designed. We were warmed by the wood-burning stove all weekend. Got a duck from the farmer down the road and cooked a feast. Soaked in the tub after dipping in the creek on the property. A beautiful piece of land located a few minutes walk from a gourmet general store (with delicious mango lassis) and superb restaurants on Tivoli's one road town. Bruna had wonderful suggestions in the area like the Rhinebeck Poet's Walk and she and her family were wonderful hosts. The whole Hudson Valley is full of lots of lovely spots and this was the perfect central location. I am dreaming of returning with friends in the warm weather.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The. Perfect. Weekend.

  • 5 of 5

My group of 7 had the most amazing time at The Barn. Bruna gave us a ton of info ahead of time to make sure we were all set with local area knowledge, activities, etc. The Barn was in amazing condition and was truly a magical place - between the stream, bonfires, the town...all of it. We can't wait to go back this Winter to experience it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Stay @ Barnia

  • 4 of 5

Really appreciate the attention to detail. Fair trade coffee beans. Organic soap/shampoo. Everything was well thought out and beautifully decorated. This place was begging to be Instagrammed. Everywhere you turned had a Pinterest worthy set up.

Since there are no official bedrooms, The Barn in Tivoli is good for groups that know each other well and are all on the same page with waking up/going to sleep around the same time.

The descriptions were accurate and the property was maintained well. We loved meeting the owners & family. We even invited them over for a lovely dinner one night during our stay.

Love the outdoor shower and back deck.

The town of Tivoli is also very charming and is a quick 5 minute walk with a great coffee shop, whiskey bar, and dining options. We picked up groceries at the local farm stands and markets. The fire pit was great for s'mores, sparklers and chatting the night away. Only recommendation would be to upgrade some of the mattresses, but otherwise we had a wonderful and relaxing stay. We nicked named it Barnia because it felt like a magical respite from the city and we didn't want to leave. Would definitely recommend it for people who enjoy the rustic Kinfolk vibe.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bard College
Lucky Chocolates
Miss Lucy's Kitchen
Bread Alone
Gigi Market
Taste Budd's Chocolate Cafe
Le Petit Bistro
Panzur Restaurant and Wine Bar
Tangent Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Luna 61 - Kathleen's Pick
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Swimming Hole in Claykill Creek
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River access with view of Catskills, 20 minute walk from Bar
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Excellent playground, pick up basketball games
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The Black Swan, great divey bar with live music
Nearest Point of Interest
Osaka Sushi
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail head to leisurely walk thru open meadows with Catskill
Nearest Point of Interest
Tivoli Bread Company, great pastry and coffee, garlic baguet
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

The Barn is located between the lovely Rhinebeck shops & restaurants and Hudson's antique stores and surrounded by wineries and farms where you can pick your own fresh strawberries, your vegetables or buy them off the many farm stands close to us and choose your bottle of wine.

Germantown & Red Hook are 10 minutes away and we are also 30 minutes away from Omega Institute.


Rates & Availability

Tivoli Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May Week Night Special
May 15 2016 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
July / Aug 2016
Jul 29 2016 - Sep 1 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

- SPRING / SUMMER / FALL --> Weekend bookings require a 3 night minimum stay

- Holidays have a 3-4 night minimum depending on Holiday.

- From mid-July through August there's a 1 week minimum stay unless otherwise noted. Our weeks run Friday to Friday

-No day guests/visitors.

-Parties, weddings, gatherings of any kind, film or photo shoots need to be discussed prior and hold appropriate fees and contracts.

Please send me an email with all the known details about your stay, event or shoot so I can consider the request.

Thank you!

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Hudson Valley Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Brand new bathroom on the ground floor.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Open from May to October
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Nook - 1 king
    Downstairs Queen Nook - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Twin Nook - 2 twin/ single
    Loft Nook - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
The property is surrounded by a creek on 2 sides. We have access to it at 2 different points. One has a swimming hole where you can soak in the refreshing water and the other has a deck where 4 people can put down their mats and practice yoga or bring their meditation pillows. Very private. These are truly magical spots and 2 of the property's highlights. We also have a piano, three fire-pits in addition to the wood burning stove. The property offers privacy, yet it is a 5-minute walk to outstanding Tivoli restaurants, the post-office, library, bakery and coffee shop.

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