About the property
- House4000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12 or more
You will be pleasantly surprised in this genuine & massive log home (4,000 sq ft living space) w/ very modern ,artsy & bright setting. The interior is decorated w/ modern , one of a kind, & custom made furniture. 85 mile north (from midtown Lincoln Tunnel) of Manhattan (apx. 1.5 hour drive from Lincoln Tunnel) 11 mile south of New Paltz main street. View of Minnewaska, in the middle of cow farms (all black Angus, and grass grazed cows, Majestic Farm & more), & horse farms (famous 90 yr old 'Blue chip farm' covering over a thousand acre). Great for small groups (bikers, cyclists, writers, musicians & family gatherings) Across from famous 250 year old 'Audrey's Farm House Bed & Breakfast.'
Activities: Year-round activities either indoor or outdoor. Biking or motor cycle ride on scenic Route 7 / Route 44/55
7 min. drive north to Rail trail starting from Shawangunk to High Falls, for walking & bicycling 5 min. drive west to Minnewaska park for hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, canoe/kayaking, cross country skiing,..15 min. drive north to famous Mohonk House (dining, horse back riding, ice skating, etc) 15 min. drive north to main street New Paltz for fine dining, antiquing, 9 hole golf course overlooking beautiful mountain ridge & great French restaurant 'Locust Tree'. 20 min. drive west to hang gliding & 18 golf course in Ellenville. Many stable in area for horseback riding 7 min. drive north to Gardiner for skydiving, parasailing 40 min. drive south to Woodbury for shopping 1 hour drive north to Belleayre, Hunter & Windham ski slope 35 min. drive southeast to Dia center in Beacon for world renowned contemporary art center
Amenities: This log home has wood pallet burning stove, in 24 ft ceiling & lofty living room w/ 55'-in TV screen w/ dish network. additional flat screen TV in kitchen for complete entertainment. Blue Ray DVD player. Fast Wireless Internet access. Customized metal framed huge mirror & metal bench, Lounge chair & ottoman
5 ft x 12 ft farm table w/ wheels for many people for fine dining. 'Steele Case' leather covered dining chairs; 48" x 90" mirror.
Decorated w/mega size famous local artist's abstract paintings, photographs &
more, throughout the house. Great for art lovers. Modern & bright kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances,
dishwasher for sure. plates, glasses, ... fully equipped.
Large 5 bedrooms (1 bedroom is den/office with pull out queens sofa bed) sleep 12 or more people. Sleeping around furnace is real cozy.1 king bed in master bed, 4 Queens & 2 single foam mattress cots; also huge plush living room carpet for extra unwanted guests. Air condition during hot summer.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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Check-in: 12:00 AM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great house for weekend getaway
Mike is wonderful to work with. Check-in and check-out is simple and painless. The house is wonderful. The furniture and overall decor are a nice mix of contemporary, mid-century, and industrial chic.
There is a "No Shoe" policy, which is a big plus for us. It means that the interior hadn't been trampled by dirty shoes from the area's many wonderful hiking trail, and as such, we felt comfortable laying down on the lush living room carpet, which is a rarity for a couple of us who have OCD tendencies.
One thing to note, especially for city-slickers like those in our group, is that there are two water sources coming into the house; the one coming in via the kitchen sink is potable, the other coming in to all other fixtures is not (well water containing sulfur?). The latter has a very strong smell and feels slimy, especially when using soap. It took some getting used to but in spite of our initial reaction, we felt refreshed and clean just the same after a shower. Perhaps the sulfuric water has health benefits for the skin. This is not a knock against the house, as it was noted in the description, the welcome binder and labeled in the kitchen. Rather, it's more a FYI to urbanites who have only known of water that is piped in from treated reservoirs. Judging from many wells that we saw on our morning jogs in the area, this is probably pretty prevalent in all the houses in the area.
To sum up, everyone in our group had a lovely time in a lovely house on a really nice summer weekend in Hudson Valley. Thanks Mike!
When we purchased this place 15 years ago, coming up from NYC, we had no idea about how surrounding people dealt with water. I thought just turning a water faucet on would solve all water supply.
Our mountain valley area has pockets of different contents in the underground water supply; such as sulfur & clay. As you experienced, water is very silky &
soft (good for skins) -unlike NYC's hard water. Sulfur is an important ingredient to hot spring spa! So it was like having a mini spa!
Water contents vary slightly from season to season. And we have an extensive water treatment system in place for a common use (shower, toilet); once finished, additional system for drinking water is used.
Thanks for staying at our place & helpful input!
WE WERE VERY HAPPY WITH OUR STAY.IT WAS SUCH BEAUTIFUL SPACE AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWRD TO OUR NEXT VISIT.
Great house for group
Stayed in the house this weekend with group of friends. Beautiful and well kept property with good common space.
Great house fantastic to relax
Would highly recommend staying in this house. The house was clean, ideally located for hike, rock climbing or just relaxing.
The living room is massive and very cozy !
Lovely log cabin, made our weekend special
Our family had a wonderful stay - plenty of room, extra sheets/blankets, clean, modern, tastefully decorated, and cozy. My two children even loved the box of legos to play with! We’d love to stay there again!
This is a great property for a bigger family or group. The location was perfect too!
The house itself is spacious and comfortable. We had no concerns or issues with the water, not even a sulfur odor. The owner was very wonderful, and accommodating. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
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INSIDE- NO SHOES, NO SMOKING OUTSIDE- NO BOND FIRE HOUSE IS FOR THE NUMBER OF GUESTS INDICATED ONLINE BOOKING. ANY SPECIAL EVENTS WITH MORE THAN ACTUAL INDICATED GUESTS WILL NEED TO GET A PRIOR APPROVAL.