Red Gate Cottage is situated on roughly an acre on Mountain Rest Road, the former carriage road to the famed Mohonk Mountain House. You'll feel far from the madding crowd in your charming alpine hideaway, yet welcome the short drive to town (New Paltz (2.2 mi.), High Falls (8.0) or Rosendale (7.0) for a quick run to Rock and Snow for gear or a bite of great comfort food at the Brauhaus. Redgate Cottage is a perfect place to embrace your love for mountain life, including cooking up comfort food, taking a vigorous hike or just slowing down.
The cottage's convenient location makes it a perfect home base for taking in all the Hudson Valley has to offer. The area's most important sites are all within a short distance: hike the Rail Trail, swim and picnic on the lake at Minnewaska State Park or hire a guide and rock climb the Gunks. Mohonk and New Paltz are also big with cyclists, kayakers, and hikers. Venture a little further and enjoy Woodstock, take in the Zen Mountain Monastery, see a concert in Esopus or venture across the river to Bard, Frederic Church's Olana or the wonderful antiques and restaurants in Hudson.
Red Gate Cottage is tastefully decorated in a contemporary, rustic style. This cottage-style house has two bedrooms, one full bath, an open and inviting kitchen/living room and dining space made especially cozy with its centrally located wood stove and vaulted ceilings.
THE PRESERVE IS YOUR BACKYARD
Complimentary passes for two to the historic Mohonk Preserve are including in the house rental and provide you access to their magnificent trails. Trail guides are available in the house. For an extraordinary day, you can purchase a day pass to the Mohonk Mountain House, which provides you access to its stunning grounds, trails, and lake.
COOK UP A STORM
The kitchen is fully-equipped if you are inspired to cook up something fresh with the locally grown organic produce or meats procured from one of the many local farms or markets. It's set up with a commercial-grade stove, a collection of cast-iron cookware, a full range of pots and pans, utensils, cutting boards and knives. Several spices and staples are provided for your convenience. A coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and bakeware are also on hand. Handmade ceramic dishes, glassware, tablecloths, and vintage flatware lend to a charming dining experience. A lovely farm table is a perfect way to serve up your feast, whether your entertaining friends or cooking up a romantic dinner. Outside is a Weber for all year round grilling.
Also included in your stay is our membership at the nearby Phillies Bridge Farm CSA (Spring-Fall only). A trip to Phillies Bridge Farm comes with magnificent views of the Gunks. Their almost weekly schedule of projects, informal concerts and festivities provide ways to engage with and feel like you work on the farm.
If disconnecting is your plan, you can melt away the afternoon in the adjoining sun-room with lovely french doors to the deck and garden. A small collection of books are on hand. You're all set for work or streaming movies with the super-high broadband wireless internet available throughout the house.
Both bedrooms in Red Gate Cottage boast brand new extra comfy beds and fresh cotton linens. The master bedroom invites the outdoors with its east facing exposure and a new patio door that opens up to the yard. Fresh cotton towels are provided for your stay as well.
The utility room is equipped with washer and dryer.
Finally, full details on the house and many of the regions best sources of food, adventure, and other local secret finds are included in the house guide that you receive upon confirmation of your reservation.
The charm and the mountainside location of Red Gate Cottage make for a cozy retreat for couples, a small family or anyone passionate about nature. If you're lucky, you may even hear or see our long-taloned neighbor, the Great Horned Owl, when he's on the hunt.