|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.