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a view of our Clovewood house from the garden

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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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, 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

      • 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

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Events Allowed
      • Pets Considered
      • Non Smoking Only

      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

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Cooking Utensils:

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

      • Pantry Items:

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

      • Kitchen:

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

      • Refrigerator:

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

      • Dining:

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

      • Dishes & Utensils:

        We have plates for 16. ...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        12...moreless

      • Child's Highchair
      • Stove
      • Oven
      • Coffee Maker
      • Toaster
      • Dishwasher
      • Microwave
      • Seating for 12 people

      Amenities

      • Linens Provided:

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

      • Babysitter
      • Parking Off Street
      • Wood Fireplace
      • Parking
      • Garage
      • Washing Machine
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Air Conditioning
      • Fireplace
      • Heating
      • Towels Provided
      • Living Room
      • Hair Dryer

      Other Amenities

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

          Entertainment

          • 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

          • 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

          • Games:

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

          • Game Room:

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

          • Stereo:

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

          • Books:

            a large children's book collection ...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            HDL TV...moreless

          • Video Library
          • Ping Pong Table
          • DVD Player
          • Foosball
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Broadband Access
          • Wireless Internet
          • Free Long Distance
          • Telephone
          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Ski & Snowboard:

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

          • 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

          • Bicycles:

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

          • Outdoor Grill:

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

          • Tennis:

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

          • Balcony:

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

          • Golf:

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

          Theme

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

          Activities

          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Swimming
          • Snowboarding
          • Mountain Biking
          • Fishing
          • Cycling
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Hunting
          • Golf
          • Skiing
          • Tennis
          • Mountaineering
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Massage Therapist
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Walking
          • Museums
          • Zoo
          • Restaurants
          • Cinemas
          • Playground
          • Winery Tours
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sledding
          • Antiquing
          • Shopping
          • Horseback Riding
          • Sight Seeing
          • Bird Watching
          • Paddle Boating
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Hiking
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          July & August
          Jun 27 - Sep 9, 2014
          5 night min stay

          $2,200

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

          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $350
          $1,700

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


          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Property Damage Protection $69
          • cleaning $95 + tax
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
          • Tax Rate 4.5%

          Cancellation policy:

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


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          Location

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

          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!)


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          Photos

          • a view of our Clovewood house from the garden

            a view of our Clovewood house from the garden

          • Dining table seats 8-12 (leaf under guest bed) and is open to kitchen

            Dining table seats 8-12 (leaf under guest bed) and is open to kitchen

          • Young & old build blocks by the fire and watch movies on apple tv or cable

            Young & old build blocks by the fire and watch movies on apple tv or cable

          • kid challenge: make a marble track with just the long blocks under side table

            kid challenge: make a marble track with just the long blocks under side table

          • kitchen is fully equipped; the round table is the 'kids table' at dinner parties

            kitchen is fully equipped; the round table is the 'kids table' at dinner parties

          • There's a large desk w/ printer + wifi in the master bedroom

            There's a large desk w/ printer + wifi in the master bedroom

          • bathrooms are clean & bright and durable for family foot traffic

            bathrooms are clean & bright and durable for family foot traffic

          • On rainy days, our guys go down for Bonzini foosball, ping pong & piano play

            On rainy days, our guys go down for Bonzini foosball, ping pong & piano play

          • The queen and twins are brand new with 100% goose down comforters

            The queen and twins are brand new with 100% goose down comforters

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

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

          • the deck wraps around two sides. We grill from deck while kids toss the football

            the deck wraps around two sides. We grill from deck while kids toss the football

          • Late night fun: toast marshmallows + chat by bonfire...remember listen for owls!

            Late night fun: toast marshmallows + chat by bonfire...remember listen for owls!

          • The two deck tables each seat six

            The two deck tables each seat six

          • the kitchen opens onto double height dining room and living area

            the kitchen opens onto double height dining room and living area

          • The living room seats six adults comfortably around the fireplace

            The living room seats six adults comfortably around the fireplace

          • Everybody likes the breakfront for big buffet style brunches & dinners

            Everybody likes the breakfront for big buffet style brunches & dinners

          • The master opens up to a balcony and faces East for gorgeous morning light.

            The master opens up to a balcony and faces East for gorgeous morning light.

          • downstairs bedroom is quiet and private with a desk and a crib in the corner

            downstairs bedroom is quiet and private with a desk and a crib in the corner

          • this bedroom has a queen bed with down duvet and small twin in the corner

            this bedroom has a queen bed with down duvet and small twin in the corner

          • ...and watch movies on apple tv (flatscreen--wall opposite queen) b/f tucking in

            ...and watch movies on apple tv (flatscreen--wall opposite queen) b/f tucking in

          • The flag stone leads from the breezeway around the back to the deck

            The flag stone leads from the breezeway around the back to the deck

          • guests sit on the front bench and count how many bikes we can fit in the trunk

            guests sit on the front bench and count how many bikes we can fit in the trunk

          • 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

          • Towering tulip trees give our space privacy. Look up & watch the canopy sway

            Towering tulip trees give our space privacy. Look up & watch the canopy sway

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