The SpaceQuiet, secluded, and cozy property in Highland near the Hudson River and close to New Paltz, Gardiner, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park and Wappingers Falls. Located in Ulster county, also close to Dutchess County.
The space has a queen sized bed in 1 room and a 1 full sized bed with twin bed trundle underneath in the other room. Sleeping room can accommodate up to 6 people with a queen sized blow up aero-bed mattress or single cot for additional person charge. Please be advised, the air mattress is not located in the house, so in order to sleep 6 people, guests would have to let us know so we can put it there, otherwise there are no accommodations for 6 people. See under pricing.
The entire place is on the second level upstairs consisting of 2 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom. Downstairs is only a garage.
If driving, you can park on the property.
Stewart airport is nearby. Minnewaska State Park 35 mins away. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historical site, Home of Franklin Roosevelt National Historical site, and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historical site all under 30 mins. New Paltz Golf Course (25 mins) and Apple Greens Golf Course (15 mins). Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall. Mohonk Preserve Inc. Hike the Labyrinth. Hudson Valley Sports Dome off Chapel Hill Road. Hike the Giant Stairs at Palisades Interstate Park. Splash Down Beach in Fishkill, NY. Guest AccessGuests can use the whole house upstairs which includes the 2 bedrooms as listed, the living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, porch and stone patio. Interaction with GuestsWe usually respond to requests within a few hours or a day by text, email or airbnb message. Email, text or call if any immediate questions or problems don't hesitate, please.
**We will send you a confirmation email when the date you arrive is close, giving you a few details about things in the area and some side notes about the property.
We like to welcome guests with a few things about our listing before they arrive and would appreciate it if they read the few things we have to explain. The NeighborhoodA Hudson Valley Countryside Escape. Tons of things to do within 10 mins from our property. Quaint towns, shopping centers, sightseeing, history. The surrounding areas of Highland are perfect for travelers looking to enjoy the country and all the things it has to offer. Year round entertainment for travelers and people who live in the area. Tons of tourist activities and sightseeing to do.
We are close to many well known places such as Rocking Horse Ranch, New Paltz, Kingston, Wappingers Falls, Beacon, Rhinebeck, Gardiner, Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Fishkill, Marlboro, and more. There are many stores on 9W near Poughkeepsie and Wappingers over the bridge. Many things to do along Hudson River area as well as the Walkway Over Hudson, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, horse back riding, boating, cruise ships, golfing, apple and pumpkin picking, farmers markets, wineries, breweries, antique stores, consignment shops, historical sites, and much more.
As you can see, we are located in an area with a ton of adventurous things to do and plenty of sites to see from historical to modern. Look on Meetup, Ulster county or Dutchess county attraction sites to find events in the area that you can attend while staying here. We have several brochures of things to do and maps of the area also. Getting AroundThere is a train (the Hudson Line) that runs from Manhattan to Poughkeepsie. You can see the schedule in our pictures or online.
The train from Manhattan goes into Poughkeepsie and the ride from there is 10 to 15 mins to get to the apartment in Highland. From Poughkeepsie take FDR Mid-Hudson off 9W to Newburgh not Highland. You will pass a Hannaford's and McDonald's shopping center on left to make sure you are going the right way. If coming from exit 18 off the Thruway take 299 to new Paltz Road then at the Speedway station make a right and follow the signs for Rocking Horse Ranch on Pancake Hollow Road. If coming from Marlboro or Newburgh take 9W to Chapel Hill Road. Other Things to NoteAll guests are required to call us before their stay. We send out an email closer to the time of a guest's stay that gives better information about the property and what we expect from our guests. This is our way of making sure we know who people are, what they are like and what we expect during their stay. We do check in with guests during their stay and expect that they know that our property rules and household rules apply to everyone who visits and stays on our property. Please do not expect us as owners not to visit and maintain things on our property from time to time. We do not feel guests should be under the assumption that this is a rental we do not look after often since we have a lot invested here. Property managers in hotels oversee their properties and we see this as important also.
**Pets do not live on our property but when we do stay there, our dog comes with us. For those that have allergies it is a short haired dog (Italian greyhound), that has hardly any hair left because he is older. We always vacuum after every stay, so you should not see a lot of signs that our dog stays here when we are here.
**Please note: in winter weather (snow or ice) it may be difficult to get up our driveway, so please keep that in mind in the event that you book when it snows. The driveway will be plowed, but cars without 4 wheel drive or a lower gear may have trouble. Please try to get to the property earlier if snow is on its way.
**Watch out for poison ivy, sumac or oak...after all, it is the woods.
**We have filtered well water which comes straight from the Hudson River. It is perfectly fine to drink and the best tasting water compared almost every other state. Better than bottled!
**There are usually some continental breakfast items on a pantry shelf labeled for guests, as well as some items in the refrigerator and in the basket on the counter. Coffee is on the left side of the refrigerator and sometimes eggs, tater tots (potato puffs) in the freezer, English muffins, bread, bagels, butter, cream cheese, OJ and coffee creamer. We do not provide food to guests for their whole stay. Please see house rules as this is important for guests to understand.
**Pool will be taken down or closed in early September due to the fall and forest debris. It is very hard to maintain during this time so we need to close it earlier than other people. Sorry for the inconvenience.
**There's new things happening on our property all the time. I'm sorry for not always updating pictures of the grounds, but that is because the property is being changed every week. We can't post pictures of the grounds week by week as they change from the new bed & breakfast being built. There are always improvements and changes, but the inside is the same as the pictures. We appreciate your understanding of our need to work with our contractors in between your stays.
**Developed 1.5 acre lot (with buried electric and phone wire) for sale on the other side of the pond. Ask for details.