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ONE CLOVEWOOD is light, open and airy with double-height ceiling and skylights

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Last updated: 10/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

High Falls house description

ONE CLOVEWOOD is tucked away on the other side of Mohonk Mountain, nestled amidst towering trees and spacious lawn. Our custom-built home features high ceilings, skylights and big, open rooms. We love to cook, and our kitchen is equipped with high-end pots, pans and gear. The deck wraps around the back and side and connects to a perennial garden set within a flagstone path.

The home is 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. [Note: 4th bedroom is in the basement and contains 1 queen and two twin beds]

Our house is ideal for bustling holidays with family and gatherings with friends, but it's also set up for quiet writing sessions or a romantic getaway. It's a base for hiking, biking and climbing in the spring, summer and fall and makes for the perfect winter wonderland escape Jan-March.

It's a great home for cooking special meals, playing games, swapping tales by the bonfire, and overall entertaining and creating memories. It's also very family friendly. We have two long rope swings, a baby swing, many board games, and a beautiful (and very popular) set of wood blocks and haba ball track.

The basement is the go-to spot for pre-teens and Dads with a ping-pong table, Bonzini foosball table, upright piano, flat screen tv and 75-pieces of Brio train track and station accessories for our littlest guests.


The house is two miles from Mohonk Preserve and eight miles from Minnewaska Preserve, where you can enjoy world-class climbing, biking, running, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, and snowshoeing. Feel free to ask us about all the off the beaten track adventures we love, including waterfalls, remote cliffs, spectacular ridges with views of the Catskills and all the hidden pristine natural wonders. Downhill skiing at Hunter, Bell-Ayre, Wyndham & Plattekill is reachable through scenic backroads via Phonecia.

The house is equipped with a crib, child's twin, high chair, and a jogging stroller, a child's bike seat, children's bikes, a baby swing and toys.

We're a short bike ride from the 330-year-old village of High Falls and ten minutes from the college town of New Paltz and Stone Ridge. Explore the area's charming historic towns, old stone homes, antique stores and abundant restaurants. There are also multiple bars, wineries in the area plus great antiquing, cafes, shopping, yoga centers, a climbing gym, movie theater.

We can direct you to local Historic sights in the immediate vicinity and surrounding Hudson Valley. And tip you off about our favorite farmer's markets to boot.

Keywords: New Paltz, Hudon Valley, SUNY, House, climbing, hudson valley weddings, outdoor weddings, gunks, Mohonk Mountain House, road biking, mountain biking, wine-tasting, farmer's markets, High Falls, Stone Ridge, Woodstock, Rosendale, Gardiner, Accord, wild earth camp, cross-country skiing, Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska, Bonticou, Table Rock, wallkill valley rail trail, ulster county, SUNY ulster, Bonzini foosball, ping pong, family, piano

Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Car Available
      • Massage
      • Private Chef

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome:

        For young guests we offer: bikes, a ping pong table, two high chairs, a huge set of maple-wood Amish blocks, lots of board games, tons of legos & duplos, a wooden train set, a full children's library, a soccer ball and football, blongo ball, two long big-kid swings, a rope ladder, 1 baby swing ...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Considered

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

      • Bedroom 1

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      • Bedroom 2

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      • Bedroom 3

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      • Bedroom 4: 2 queen, 2 twin/ single

        *the 4th queen bed is in the basement ...moreless

      • Queen size Beds (4), Twin Beds (2) Child Beds--up to age 8 (1), Baby Cribs (1) There is one guest room with goose down comforter and full bath on the ground floor. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms one of which contains a small-sized twin as well as a queen and another full bath. The 4th queen is in the basement. The queen bed is new with plush 100% goose down comforter. There are also two newly purchased twin beds with down comforters in the back nook. The room is also open to the ping pong table, piano & Bonzini foosball table. ...moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1

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      • Bathroom 2

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      • The bathroom on the main floor has a shower with white tile to the ceiling; the upstairs bath has a bathtub with white tile to the ceiling. Each has a vanity with one sink and several drawers. Note: we've prioritized comfy beds and bedrooms, living room, kitchen and nice outdoor space, over bathrooms, so they are not fancy, but they are clean,- and functional. And on our to-do list for future! ...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • The house is extremely silent and protected and surrounded by trees, lawn and lovely manicured gardens. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            a large children's book collection ...moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Foosball
          • Game Room:

            We have a BONZINI FOOSBALL & JOOLA TABLE TENNIS TABLE and UPRIGHT PIANO in the basement ...moreless

          • Games:

            Monopoly, Chutes & Ladders, Clue, Chess, Backgammon, Sorry, Tikal, Settlers of Catan & Ticket to Ride...moreless

          • Ping Pong Table
          • Satellite / Cable:

            HDL TV...moreless

          • Stereo:

            There is also an upright piano in the basement...moreless

          • Television:

            There is one television with cable and apple tv in the living room; and a second television with apple tv is in the basement...moreless

          • Toys:

            Amish maple-wood blocks, legos, wooden brio train set with enough track to take over the basement!, football, soccer ball, soccer goal, blongo ball...moreless

          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rock Climbing
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            seats 8 as is; up to 12 with the extra leafs...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 12 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Broadband Access
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Free Long Distance
          • Garage
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Linens Provided:

            First floor bedroom & basement comforters 100% goose down. Two upstairs bedroom comforters hypo-allergenic ...moreless

          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet
          • Wood Fireplace

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils:

            large Staub cast iron dutch oven + quality cookware and everything else you need to make a great meal...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            We have plates for 16. ...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is light and open with an eat-in breakfast table ...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            We stock: tea, salt, pepper, some spices, olive oil, vinegar & coffee. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            The refrigerator is stainless and newly purchased. ...moreless

          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony:

            Balcony off the master is designed for sunrise coffee and bird-watching...moreless

          • Bicycles:

            4 adult mountain bikes; 4 kid bikes; one alley cat (trailer bike), 1 child's bike seat ...moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            The deck wraps around. We light light the tikki torches and place the hurricanes with candles in yard during outdoor dinner parties...moreless

          • Golf:

            Stone Dock golf course is 1/2 mile down the street ...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Our open garden is great for soccer or throwing the football and Blongo Ball... and the grass between the trees is perfect for hide & seek...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            My husband prefers charcoal so we have an old-fashioned weber grill, not a gas grill. ...moreless

          • Ski & Snowboard:

            there is cross-country skiing throughout the Preserve; Belleayre is the closest downhill mountain; there's also Hunter, Plattekill and Wyndham...moreless

          • Tennis:

            Beautifully maintained clay tennis courts at Mohonk Mountain House, a 10-minute drive...moreless

          Payment Type

          • Amex
          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          House Cleaning

              • Housekeeper Optional
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer rates
              Jul 3 - Sep 7, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $410
              $2,500 $7,000
              sept/oct rates
              Sep 8 - Oct 28, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $375
              $2,300
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $275 $315
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,775

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • cleaning fee $125 + tax
              • Tax Rate 4.5%

              Notes:

              We can do tented outdoor weddings and/or rehearsal dinners! Please contact owner for details.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 10/17/2014
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              Location

              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Stewart
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Stone Dock Golf Course
              10 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Adirondack Trailways, bus NewPaltz-Port Auth
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              High Falls Kitchenette
              38 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Belle Ayr

              Car: Necessary

              We love the convenient access to all the hiking/biking trails, swimming and rock climbing in Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park. We also enjoy a bountiful selection of local food--both farmer's markets and restaurants and visiting the local towns on both sides of the Hudson.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: I'm a former magazine editor and my husband is a professor of mathematics at New York City College of Technology. We live in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with our boys, 6 & 9--which we love (the neighborhood I mean--oh and the kids too). But we appreciate our urban life all the more because we can get away. When in High Falls, we turn the gang loose and let them collect bugs; build labyrinths in the woods and roam the Preserve on their bikes. We hope (and believe!) you'll love our getaway as much as we do.

              Why the Owner Chose High Falls:
              We became attached to the area in 1999, when we started traveling up together for a day of rock climbing. Two years later we were scouring local real estate ads. We looked for 22 months and were about to throw in the towel when we stumbled on the contemporary low-maintenance home we'd been seeking. It felt secluded, yet close to the preserve and friends in High Falls, New Paltz and Rosendale. So in spring of 2006 we purchased our place ONE CLOVEWOOD.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We like the comfort, openness and easiness of this house. It's hidden enough to feel like a weekend retreat. Yet it provides central access to all that we love in the area. We come up with the kids to hike, bike, swim, fish, cook and relax and bbq with friends. The area offers so much of natures best that it's often hard to believe it's just 2 hours from NYC. Our giant tulip trees are home to orioles, finches and woodpeckers and owls. Our land also offers habitat to deer, woodchucks, frogs, a red fox--and one time even a black bear, to say nothing of our neighbors' free-ranging chickens! The house sits on several acres (as do others in the area), and the quiet is a nice antidote to the bustle of city life. Biking from the cliffs in the preserve back to our house, is a family favorite, there are carriage trails and gravel roads for all but about 1/4 mile. The hike to Bonticou is another must do. We pick apples and pumpkins in the fall and let the kids get lost in the corn mazes and hay mazes at markets like the Wallkill, Jenkins and Calder Family Farm. Golfers will find a 9-hole course at Mohonk and 18 holes down the street at the Stone Dock Golf Course. Tennis players can play on a spectacular clay court with a view at Mohonk. There's also ample antiquing and even a vineyard. We love to ski at Plattekill in winter. It's 15 minutes further than Hunter or Belleayre but we cherish the down home, old-school vibe. (It's hassle free and there's a great bar to boot!). My boys also love to ice skate up at Mohonk. We take out-of-town guests to the DIA in Beacon, the FDR house and Vanderbilt mansions. We've also done cruises down the Hudson and trips to Red Hook and Hudson for antiques. And don't even get me started on the culinary scene. (Foodies: if you want info--just ask!)


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • ONE CLOVEWOOD is light, open and airy with double-height ceiling and skylights

                ONE CLOVEWOOD is light, open and airy with double-height ceiling and skylights

              • the living/dining area extends onto a wrap-around deck with a table on each end

                the living/dining area extends onto a wrap-around deck with a table on each end

              • House has central air throughout...

                House has central air throughout...

              • Pedestal table in kitchen is ideal for casual meals and kid dining

                Pedestal table in kitchen is ideal for casual meals and kid dining

              • The master has sliding glass doors to balcony and queen bed w/ white linens

                The master has sliding glass doors to balcony and queen bed w/ white linens

              • there's a large desk w/ printer + wifi next to double glass doors

                there's a large desk w/ printer + wifi next to double glass doors

              • upstairs bedroom has 2 large windows, queen w/ down duvet + small daybed

                upstairs bedroom has 2 large windows, queen w/ down duvet + small daybed

              • on rainy days, kids go down for Bonzini foosball, ping pong & piano play

                on rainy days, kids go down for Bonzini foosball, ping pong & piano play

              • the queen and twins have new 100% goose down comforters

                the queen and twins have new 100% goose down comforters

              • this deck table on the east side is a favorite for breakfast al fresco

                this deck table on the east side is a favorite for breakfast al fresco

              • we've groomed our 3 acres to show off towering tulip trees and wildlife

                we've groomed our 3 acres to show off towering tulip trees and wildlife

              • we keep kid/adult bikes for guests to ride into town & explore trails at Mohonk

                we keep kid/adult bikes for guests to ride into town & explore trails at Mohonk

              • Our house is nestled in a private setting up a long drive

                Our house is nestled in a private setting up a long drive

              • sitting area allows adults to visit in comfort while kids build blocks fireside

                sitting area allows adults to visit in comfort while kids build blocks fireside

              • the breakfront is command central for setting out buffet-style meals

                the breakfront is command central for setting out buffet-style meals

              • our kitchen is outfitted with new appliances & chef-quality pots & pans too

                our kitchen is outfitted with new appliances & chef-quality pots & pans too

              • ...balcony opens east for gorgeous morning light and quiet time w/ coffee+paper

                ...balcony opens east for gorgeous morning light and quiet time w/ coffee+paper

              • downstairs bedroom is quiet & private with window desk & 1860s dresser

                downstairs bedroom is quiet & private with window desk & 1860s dresser

              • bathrooms are clean, bright and well stocked with fresh  towels

                bathrooms are clean, bright and well stocked with fresh towels

              • ...and watch movies (flatscreen-- opposite queen) before tucking in

                ...and watch movies (flatscreen-- opposite queen) before tucking in

              • the flagstone path leads from the breezeway toward the back deck and fire pit

                the flagstone path leads from the breezeway toward the back deck and fire pit

              • guests are welcome to cut fresh flowers in the gardens surrounding the house

                guests are welcome to cut fresh flowers in the gardens surrounding the house

              • OWNER TIP...face down the hill to go extra high on the two long rope swings

                OWNER TIP...face down the hill to go extra high on the two long rope swings

              • there's nothing like cooling off in the hammock after a day in the Gunks!

                there's nothing like cooling off in the hammock after a day in the Gunks!

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              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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