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Incredible Mountaintop Escape

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Connect with friends and family while sipping coffee on the porch and watching for deer, wild turkeys or humming birds. Share some of the fruits of our garden and cook in the fully equipped kitchen or grill on the porch after hiking, touring or just hanging out in hammock. Play air hockey in the attic or games or do a puzzle. Later, warm up by the wood stove, with a glass of wine or a book, get the chill out in the hot tub or roast s'mores in the fire pit in the garden and see more stars than you ever have. There are so many choices. . .

Historic Dutch colonial home located 2 doors from the Stone Church situated on 2+ acres of lawn with native species gardens, a firepit and a hot tub that seats 6. Near wine trails, hiking trails and Sam's Point Preserve. 45 minutes to New Paltz, 10 minutes to Ellenville or Pine Bush for shopping or dining.

Ideal for relaxation, family time and visits with good friends.

Beautiful fall foliage with many hiking choices at your doorstep -- later you can retire . . .by the fire or warm up in the hot tub.

Keywords: country house

More Details

Diane Westerback
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet, starry nights


Cragsmoor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet enjoyment is encouraged. Noise must be reasonable after 11 pm as noise carries on the mountain.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom First Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw foot Tub with Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom Second Floor - toilet , shower , Stall Shower, Sink and Toilet
    Exterior Shower near Hot Tub - shower , Seasonal
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom Green 2nd Floor - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - Blue - 1 king , Double Room - Room for Portable Crib/Matress
    Yankee Room - 2nd Floor - 1 twin/ single , Converted Office / Nursary
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 double , First Floor Bedroom
    Yellow Bedroom - 2nd Floor - 1 queen , Room for a Crib/Mattress
    Open Attic - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , L Shape Open Area. Trundle Bed (2 twins) and Queen Futon
  • Five Bedrooms with doors: King size beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1) Open Attic with open staircase (no door or bathroom) with (1) Pull out couch in attic + twin (2) trundle bed
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
firepit, exercise alcove, board games and puzzles


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Incredible Mountaintop Escape
average rating of 4.769231 based on 39 reviews
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Great for large groups

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 10 and stayed over 4th of July weekend. The pictures are an accurate representation of the house - great back deck, good size rooms, big living room / dining area and a nice big table outside as well. While the weather was hot (mid-80s during the day) the house was generally cool and we even used the hot tub as it cooled off at night. The house is in good condition - all appliances work well, including a well maintained grill & hot tub. Diane is very responsive and flexible. Our group was a little concerned about the tenants next door being around but they were barely around and even when we did see them, totally respected privacy. So much fun sitting around the fire pit / hanging out on deck. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation was perfect for the 11 of us. Beautiful grounds and hot tub to relax in. Enjoyed evening entertainment around the fire pit. Homely and welcoming house interior. Little extras in the pantry came in handy, thank you. Wonderful efficient washing machine and dryer, the best of any house we stayed in. Can recommend this property for any family or large group. The younger members of our family enjoyed the air hockey in the attic. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect - so wonderfully cleaned and maintained. There was some great hiking nearby, the Bear Hill Preserve was ideal for smaller kids.

We loved the kitchen and deck areas - we cooked out both nights. The outdoor fire pit was great for s'mores. Overall, a lovely trip, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in the Spring and the house had everything we needed. There was a fireplace, hot tub and game room for the kids. The back yard had plenty of room for the kids to run around. Overall, it was a great home.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Christmas Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely place for our family from MA and DC to meet. The house was so comfortable and fit the 10 of us great. The location is beautiful atop a mountain with a gorgeous view from the hot tub and the deck. The host was very kind and accommodating and very flexible with our last minute scheduling and arrangements. Thank you, what a nice way to keep our 60 year tradition of Christmas together going strong!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay in beautiful house with lots of charm!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a winter weekend with a group of 6 friends (all 30). We had an absolutely wonderful time. Diane was responsive, sweet, and very accommodating. The house did take a few hours to heat up, but with a fire going in the fireplace, we were nice and toasty. We walked over to the Stone Church one day, and hiked Sam's point another. There was a ton to do in the area and it took us less than 2 hours to get there from NYC. The location was really fantastic and convenient. In terms of the house: the hot tub is divine, the property is gorgeous, and the house is charming and very well-kept. I would definitely recommend to any and all of my friends!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Honors Haven in Ellenville
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Middletown NY, Beacon NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 52
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Gabys Cafe
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Belleayre, Hunter, Windam
Car: recommended

We can have your groceries delivered to the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Additional people can be added up to one week before.
Pets are subject to approval and an additional charge.
Wedding Parties/Gatherings including non-renters have a surcharge of roughly $10 per person, with max of 50 and a min 3 day rental.
Sheets are provided and laundering of the sheets is included as well as Cleaning.
The towel laundering fee is optional and can be left in cash: $20 for first load and $10 for each towel load thereafter. If not elected you must wash and dry our towels using our machines or provide your own towels.
Payment by Check/electronic check is preferred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.