Make yourself at home is this very sweet and elegant stone cottage. The river is right out the back door and attracts a wonderful wildlife display any time of the year. There is a working fireplace in the living room. There are wide oak floors throughout. There is a view of river and woods out of almost every window. This is a wonderful home for enjoying family reunions, romantic getaways, or a gathering of friends. You can cook your own meals in the stunning gourmet kitchen,or have your dinner catered by one of our excellent local caterers. The neighborhood is filled with world class activities. There is hiking, biking, climbing and picnicking on the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge at Mohonk Preserve and Minniwaska Park. Winter sports include cross country skiing and sledding. You are 50 minutes from downhill skiing and 10 minutes from both New Paltz and Gardiner, where there are multiple restaurants, bars, wineries as well as yoga, massage and shopping
I am a builder and Realtor and a grandmother. I love the Shawangunk RIdge, and often ride my horse Ruby on the miles of beautiful trails there. I like to canoe in the Wallkill River, which abuts the property.
Laurie Willow purchased this house in 2008
The house is next door (with privacy and distance) from the house I live in. It is close enough to service, and far away enough to give guests privacy.
The home is laid out incredibly well. There are multiple levels so that eveyone can enjoy their own space. The window nook overlooking the Wallkill River is just a wonderful place to sit and read or enjoy a cup of coffee.
I recently came here for a weekend retreat with my two brothers and we all loved it. The house, yard, and river are all so beautiful and peaceful. We didn't want to leave. Also, Laurie is such a pro that there wasn't a thing we needed that wasn't already there. She even came over the first night to help us set up a fire!
Love this place. Want this place. Idyllic setting.
Property as described, clean and well-maintained, would recommend to all types of travellers.
Shawangunk Mountains beautiful, Gardiner & New Paltz fun to visit (good farm to table restaurants!)
Owner helpful & delightful.
The home is beautiful and comfortable in every detail, the property is the definition of tranquility and the setting was ideal for a rustic outdoor wedding, there is literally a perfect level location for a tent that fits 80 guests with a built in dance floor (concrete foundation). The morning of the wedding I enjoyed my coffee in absolute peacefulness on the deck as the morning mist rose off the river and later that day my guests all raved about the beautiful setting (including the white "cranes" that happened to fly by during the ceremony), the day after the wedding we enjoyed fishing, swimming and kayaking with my flower girls and our families, when we had the house to ourselves we couldn't feel more at home. The master bedroom was a great spot for me "the bride" to get ready with my girls and on the ground floor was a cool room for the groom to settle his nerves. The location was easy to find on gps and the road that ends at the river was large enough parking for all of our guests. Hope to rent it for my 1 year anniversary! Maybe we will throw another party, the first one was so much fun!
And seriously, the owner Laurie, was the best!
My family and l (3 adults) stayed with our small yorkie. The house was cozy, clean and comfortable. Laurie was a wonderful, accommodating host ensuring we had everything we needed. The fireplace was a treat to use and the animals were fun to meet, especially the adorable mini donkey.
Laurie was such a welcoming, amazing host! It was such a pleasure having her and her fabulous animals next door. I stayed at the cottage with my kids and family friends. The children all loved feeding her chickens and petting and currying the donkey and horse. We all loved the fresh eggs for breakfast! The kitchen was well stocked with everything you needed. It was a pleasure to just sit with a good book and watch the river. My kids loved exploring the river banks and watching the birds. The location of the cottage was fantastic, close to hiking and to town. We plan to be back! Thanks so much, Laurie!
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest|
parties or events of over 10 people add a surcharge of $200 to $1,000. The quote generated by this website may be incorrect as I have specials and I don't charge for children. Please contact me for an accurate quote.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.