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Church Des Artistes Vacation retreat

Bedrooms 5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Converted Church/home high ceilings, unique living

Composer and artist couple have repurposed an 1800's Romanesque Church Hall into their studios, 5 bedrooms, large cooks kitchen with 8 burner stove, 3 bathrooms a cobblestone courtyard with outdoor bbq and fountain. Fantastic for family reunions, gatherings of groups of friends or even small workshops. Our large comfy kitchen is ideal for friends/family who enjoy cooking together with lots of counter space, 2 separate sinks and an 8 burner gas stove and oven. We can even arrange for a world class chef to cook you a special meal. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, galleries, marinas and museums and a great launchpad for trips to neighboring towns, hikes to waterfalls, mountains, Hudson River views etc.

Property Manager
Peter Wetzler and Julie Hedrick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Peter Wetzler and Julie Hedrick

Julie Hedrick is a renown artist and her partner Peter Wetzler is a composer/pianist.

Peter Wetzler and Julie Hedrick purchased this chateau / country house in 1987

Why Peter Wetzler and Julie Hedrick chose Hudson Valley

Coming from the East Village we were immediately drawn to The Rondout neighborhood of Kingston for its beauty, proximity to the river (just down the hill) and mix of unique architecture and neighborhoods. The church property was built in 1800's and the glorious high ceilings and solid construction was a dream come true for an artist and composer. We raised 2 children here all the while hosting Peter's ensemble "The Repeatos" for marathon recording and performing stints. After the children left the roost and the Repeatos have spread to the four corners it was an easy transition to "Church Des Artistes" , a unique retreat for friends and family.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our large country style kitchen is perfectly suited for gatherings of families and friends sitting around the farm table or preparing great feasts to dine on in the Great Hall. With our wonderful 8 burner stove, 2 separate sinks and lots of counter space multiple chefs can work at the same time. We have 4 claw foot tubs, 3 showers and a tub with jacuzzi jets and fabulously strong water pressure for really enjoyable showers.


Kingston Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Excellent water pressure massaging shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Large claw foot soaking tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Private En Suite Bathroom attached to The Library Room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Des Artistes Master Bedroom - 1 double , Stain Glass, writing desk overlooking garden and armoire.
    The Portrait Room - 1 queen , 1st floor, very private looks onto the courtyard fountain
    The Great Hall - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The great hall can sleep an extra 2 couples
    The Library Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , En suite bathroom, ground floor
    The Chapel Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Unique custom windows overlooking the courtyard garden
    The Cozy Loft Bedroom - 2 double , skylight, loft bed and single bed and writing nook
  • Books
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
This 1800's Romanesque brick building was originally a church hall converted into an artists home/ studios with a unique and comfortable style. Adorned with beautiful artwork and shabby sheik furniture and style one feels a sense of peace and tranquility here. Our location is a marvelous blend of quiet retreat with urban amenities of nearby walks to galleries, restaurants, marinas and museums and short drives to swimming holes, waterfalls and neighboring towns.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Church Des Artistes Vacation retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A beautiful and magical place!

  • 5 of 5

I loved Church des Artistes since the first moment. It is a magical place with wonderful hosts. I spent an amazing weekend, eating really good food, and I hope I'll be able to go back in the future!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Church Des Artistes is absolutely lovely.

  • 5 of 5

I went with a group of women for a weekend away of cooking, talking, sleeping, and enjoying the charming town of Kingston. Church Des Artistes was beyond anything I could have imagined in a home away from home for the weekend. The beds and couches were sink-in comfy and the kitchen was incredible - with darling plates and serving platters, and a huge cast iron stove, and the best morning sunshine to accompany a cup of tea on the farm kitchen table. The living room space is breathtaking. Every nook of this home if inspiring. Thank you to kind, open, and thoughtful owners Peter and Julie - we'll be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Kingston Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $35
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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