The SpaceLocated in the hamlet of Beekmanville, with its 7 historic houses and an old stagecoach stop nestled close to the road from the days when horses and buggies were all the transportation people used.
The house has wooden floors with wide planks, exposed hand-hewn beams, plenty of light, and lots of rustic charm.
Available for short- or long-term rental. There are three bedrooms in total: one downstairs with a full-sized bed, and two upstairs, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds. Comfortably sleeps 9, if one person stays on the couch, and another on my twin air mattress. However, there is an extra fee for extra guests. There is one bathroom with both a standing shower and a separate tub. The kitchen is fully equipped with All-Clad pans, sharp knives, and spices galore. The large patio, accessible through the sliding French-style doors in the dining room, has both a gas BBQ and a fire pit. The living room also has a wood-burning stove, which is very cozy in the winter. The house sits on almost 5.5 acres, and the Fishkill Creek bisects the backyard.
The house has WiFi and two televisions with Roku boxes — already set up with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Youtube, and more. There is no cable television. There is a Verizon cell phone signal booster inside the house. Sprint has service here without it. Guest AccessYou will have full use of the house including kitchen amenities such as spices, oils, butter, etc., as well as keyless entry with a coded door lock, access to two bicycles, and plenty of local information and help.
The house has beds to accommodate 6 people: 2 on the queen, 2 on the full, and 2 in two twin beds. Additionally, for $20 extra per person per night, you could add one person on a twin air mattress (provided) and one person on the couch for a maximum total of 8 people. Just be aware that, like most houses, the water comes from a hot water tank and you'll have to space out showers for that many people accordingly as the hot water supply is finite. :) Interaction with GuestsI will be there to check you in and answer any questions you may have about how things work, where to go, or what to do during your stay. I have lived in the area for over 30 years and will be available by text/phone call for questions throughout your stay. I am also available for hire as a private guide/chauffeur. Please email for details. The Neighborhood2-3 minutes away:
Walking distance to Barton Orchards (pick your own apples, pumpkins, berries, peaches, and pears, depending on the season. Lots of music, games, playgrounds, food, cider, doughnuts, a corn maze, and a haunted hayride, at Halloween!)
Dunkin Donuts, Cumberland Farms, Stop and Shop, Sunoco Gas, 2 Chinese Food Restaurants (one that delivers), 3 Pizza Places, a diner, 2 pharmacies, and a post office.
5-10 minutes away:
The Appalachian Trail, Dutchess County Rail Trail (You can bike all the way to Walkway on the Hudson from here!), Tymor Park (horse trails, hiking trails, volleyball, park, playground, swimming pool), The Beekman Recreation Center (walking trails, small beach, miniature golf, baseball fields), tennis courts (at a local Middle School… beautifully maintained and available for free when school is not in session), Sprout Creek Farm, Stormville Flea Market, Taconic Tennis Club and Gym (indoor/outdoor tennis, ball machines, lessons, yoga, pilates, and exercise classes and a gym, indoor basketball), The Links at Union Vale Golf Course, James Baird State Park and Golf Course, and Beekman Golf Courses, The town of Pawling with a Metro North stop and McKinney and Doyle restaurant, Dutcher Golf Course, Trinity Pawling School and Ice Skating Rink, and the town of Hopewell Junction, with CVS, several major grocery stores, and much more.
Between 15 and 20 minutes away:
Daryl’s House (Music Venue owned by Daryl Hall), Innisfree Gardens in Millbrook, Vassar College, Vassar Golf Course, Thunder Ridge Ski Area, Overlook Drive-In Movie Theater, Millbrook Winery, Cascade Winery, the Carey Arboretum, the former IBM, turned Global Foundaries.
Between 25-35 minutes away:
Beacon NY, DIA Beacon Modern Art Museum, The Towne Crier Café music venue, Mt. Beacon and Breakneck Ridge Hiking, The Culinary Institute of America, Roosevelt Drive-In Movie Theater, the FDR estate, Val-Kill (Eleanor Roosevelt’s Estate), Mill’s Mansion, The Vanderbilt Estate, and many other historic sites, the Dutchess County Wine Trail, The Poet’s Walk in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Community College, IBM, the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Bardavon Theater, Fahnestock State Park with swimming, boating, hiking, the Poughkeepsie Galleria, The Danbury Fair Mall.
45-60 minutes away:
SUNY Newpaltz, Mohonk and Minnewaska hiking, Rhinebeck, the Omega Institute, Millerton, Storm King State Park, West Point, and Woodbury Commons Outlet Shopping, and both Mohawk Ski Area in Kent, CT. Catamount Ski Area in Hillsdale, NY is 65 minutes away. Getting AroundIt is approximately 12 minutes from the Pawling Metro-North Station, and you could take a taxi here, but you would need a car to get around. There is an Enterprise car rental facility in Pawling that will pick you up if you arrange it in advance. It is also VERY easy to get here by car from NYC: 1.5 hours north on the Taconic. I am less than 3 miles from the exit, on the same road the exit is on. Other Things to NoteI live in this house part-time, but can stay in my down-county apartment for as long as you would like to stay here, whether it is a short- or longer-term rental.
The house has beds for 6 people, two sharing a queen, two sharing a full, and two twin beds. Additionally (for $20 extra per person, per night) there is room for one on the couch and one on my twin air mattress.
Please not that there is one bathroom; the shower and the tub are in the same room.