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Renovated Cottage in the Heart of Hudson Valley close to Walkway Over Hudson

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming one bedroom cottage, perfect for couple on a Hudson Valley adventure

This newly renovated, fully furnished, one bedroom cottage is located in Highland, NY, which is a central location to access all of the prime features of the Hudson Valley. Perfect for a couple on a weekend or week getaway anytime of the year! (We can also accommodate a young child).

The cottage sits on one acre and joins another 9 acres of wood and meadow

with paths for strolling. Guests are welcome to stroll anywhere on the ten acres. Whether you are interested in a lazy day in the meadow or exploring the many historic sites, museums, wineries, nature or athletic adventures, antiques, culinary gems, river mansions, rail trails, waterways; this lovely guest cottage is the perfect location.

The cottage is a 4-minute drive to the “Walkway Over The Hudson”, the spectacular walkway 200 feet above the Hudson River with the glass viewing elevator. We have 2 adult bicycles for your use or bring your rollerblades or skateboard and head out over the river!

Afterwards, make your way downhill for a picnic at the Highland Riverfront park or one of the eateries on the river. The “Walkway Over The Hudson” also connects to miles of scenic rail trails through other Hudson Valley towns.

Speaking of cuisine, Highland is 15 minutes from the famous “Culinary Institute of America” in Hyde Park. You will find great food in local restaurants as well as 30 wineries, breweries, cider and whiskey distilleries nearby. Don’t want to eat out? The cottage has a full kitchen. This area has many local farms selling produce, meats and artisanal products not to mention the Hannaford’s Supermarket 3 minutes away.

Outdoor adventure includes kayaking through the Black Creek waterways,

rock climbing in the Shawagunks, skydiving in Gardiner, whitewater tubing down the Esopus River, horseback riding and much more. Cross-country skiing is right here and downhill skiing is under an hour’s drive. Zip lining is an hour away on Hunter Mountain. You can explore the caves in Rosendale. If you are more of a traditionalist, you can golf, bike or hike. Go ice-skating at Mohunk Mountain House’s ice rink or hiking in Minnewaska State Park.

Indoor adventure includes exploring the many Gilded Age mansions on the Hudson River and open to the public. There are fine museums on the campuses of West Point, Vassar, Marist and SUNY colleges. There is live theatre at Vassar’s Powerhouse Theatre. In the summer, check out the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company. There are great buys at local antique stores and boutiques in New Paltz and Kingston or on the other side of the river in Hyde Park and Rhinebeck.

Come explore the Hudson Valley, hang out at our guest cottage and do as much or as little as you like. It’s sunny, comfortable and cozy and chances are there will be a complimentary bottle of wine and some delicious snacks

awaiting your arrival.

More Details

Elise Viola
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Elise Viola

I have been a full time Hudson Valley resident for 19 years after spending 3 consecutive

summers in the countryside designing sets for a summer stock theatre called "Tri-Arts".

After the first summer, I was completely smitten with the Hudson Valley. When my husband and I decided to buy a home, we knew we couldn't live anywhere else.

The guest cottage was built by the same family that built our 1938 farm house

where we live. The cottage was built in 1968 for a single uncle of the family.

The cottage remained in that original family until I purchased it in year 2000. I've redesigned the interior and my dear friend and professional carpenter Jay, has

done all the custom carpentry. These days I am around enough to offer guests any information on all the hidden and not-so-hidden gems the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Elise Viola purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Elise Viola chose Highland

The guest cottage is centrally located to all the tourist attractions and natural wonders

in the Hudson Valley. The property itself sits among a wildflower meadow and vegetable

garden in summer, all accessible to guests. In the fall the cottage is surrounded by trees

with their spectacular foliage.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is both contemporary and cozy with a peaceful view of the woods. When

you are in the cottage you have the feeling you are in a secluded location. If you tire

of the serenity, you could be on the "Walkway Over the Hudson" or at a winery among other

people within a few minutes. The area has a unique combination of a rural setting yet there

is so very much to do and see. Wether you are in the mood for nature or culture; it's all

here in the Hudson Valley and the town of Highland is centrally located.


Highland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and Bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom has chest of drawers and clothing closet for plenty of storage. The Bed is a Queen size.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Cottage has safety features: smoke detector, fire extinguisher, first aid kit.


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Renovated Cottage in the Heart of Hudson Valley close to Walkway Over Hudson
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Warm and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Now that I have stayed in the cottage both in the summer and winter, I can't wait to try it out all four seasons. The location and amenities make you feel at home. I just love it there.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Olivia for your generous review! -- Elise
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  • 5 of 5

I rarely write reviews but this place deserves every star it can get. It was cozy, clean, private, and quiet with a very comfortable bed. It is within driving distance of restaurants and state parks. The host was friendly, professional and answered my questions on time. I would highly recommend this place and would rent it again with no hesitation.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great base camp for your adventures in the area

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a great place for an extended weekend with my Mom. Hosts Elise and Ron made us feel welcome, and even shared tomatoes and flowers from their garden. A relaxing, safe place to use as a base camp for all of the adventures the area holds.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would definetly stay again.

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect for family weekend at the college. House was just the perfect size and great location. Although we never met the owner they were always quick to answer any questions we had via email or text.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay was excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was adorable, bed was very comfortable. Very peaceful outside. Hostess Elise was available and accommodating, and was happy to provide suggestions and contacts for things to do in the area. She even dropped off a shopping bag of fresh vegetables from her garden! All in all was a great getaway, would definitely go again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the generous review Chevi! Please come back anytime. -- Elise
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Great Stay and Host!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for two nights with our toddler son. Elise was a great host! Perfect location, close to DuBois Farms, Walkway Over the Hudson and a short drive to Mohonk Preserve. The cottage is modern, clean and comfortable. This is one of those rentals that falls into that sweet spot of having everything you need without any clutter. We hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jordan for your generous review and for leaving the cottage in great order! Come back anytime. -- Elise
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Stewart, Newburgh International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
In the Hamlet of Highland
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
The Roundout, Kingston
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Apple Greens Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.6 Miles
Metro North and Amtrak, Poughkeepsie
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
NYS thruway, Rt. 87
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Quite a few
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Bellayre or Hunter
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Berean Park or Highland Riverfront Park
Car: recommended

Our guest cottage is centrally located to all the major Hudson Valley attractions. We are 3 minutes from the spectacular "Walkway Over the

Hudson" which connects the town of Highland to the town of Poughkeepsie, 200 feet above the river with a glass viewing elevator. This area is also a culinary mecca with many great eating establishments and family farms offering "You Pick" fruit, pumpkins, hayrides, and haunted hayrides. There are over 30 wineries, breweries and distilleries all nearby.In addition, we have Gilded Age historic mansions open to the public, also on the river. There are revolutionary

war historic sights, museums and other cultural attractions. We have it all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Cancellation Policy: Full refund provided if cancelled 30 days or more, prior to arrival date. 50 % refund 15 days prior.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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