Enchanted & Private Guest House
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Forestburgh cottage description
This is a one of kind sanctuary get-away. This Adirondack inspired cottage is a guest house on a local historic estate. The grounds are located behind a secured gate with stunning gardens. The location on the grounds is very private and serene.
THIS GUEST HOUSE IS LOCATED JUST STEPS FROM STEVEN CRANE'S POND WHERE HE WROTE PORTIONS OF THE SEMINAL AMERICAN NOVEL, THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE! THERE IS A STUNNING WATERFALL AND SWIMMING HOLE!
Upstairs is the main bedroom with vaulted ceilings and a balcony overlooking the pond and gardens. Downstairs is the sitting area and designer kitchen. There is a baby grand piano as well for those who play (the acoustics are AMAZING). THERE IS NO INTERNET HERE. This is an unplugged setting.
We only allow 1-2 people to stay here. This is ideal for someone(s) wanting to decompress and get away from respite their stressed out life. We also have many artists (painters and writers) stay.
Note: The is one piece of taxidermy of a Adirondack Moose. If this bothers you this is not a good rental for you.
- 800 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Not Suitable For Children
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- We also have a stunning outdoor shower for Spring/Summer/Fall
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 2
- Linens Provided
- Wood Stove
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Cross Country Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Where to begin?
Where to begin?
When I was driving to the Stone Arches guest cottage, having found it on Homeaway on short notice, I told myself that there was no way it could be as good as it looked online. I was confident from the pictures and the write-up that it would be nice, but I thought it would be wise not to let my expectations get too high. In fact, this cottage was even more wonderful than I could have imagined. Where to begin? The outdoor shower? The claw-foot tub? The spectacular gardens? The view of the pond teeming with interesting birds (herons, kingfishers), frogs, turtles and fish? The comfy leather chairs and high-quality bedding? The footpath to the cottage through a woodland garden? The stone patio with a cup of tea in the morning? Dinner on the balcony, overlooking the pond at dusk? I have been lucky enough to see a number of private gardens in the northeast and have been suitably impressed, but the gardens at Stone Arches are truly unique and wonderful. They are mature, meticulously cared-for without being fussy, with unusual specimens and a sophisticated but not overly-formal design. The most highly designed garden is within a hundred yards of the cottage and is incredibly private; a person could spend all day watching the light changes through the hours. If you are there in summer and are really lucky, it will rain one night, and you can take an outdoor shower in the rain and then sleep with the balcony doors open, listening to the rain falling on the tall pines and the pond. The owners are charming and friendly, but will leave you to yourself entirely. The cottage is reasonably equipped for cooking (which is good, because there aren't a lot of places to go nearby to eat out). Within a five minute walk is a good swimming pond, and within a ten minute drive is a big wildlife management area with trails, a river, and a waterfall (I actually got a little lost there, through no fault but my own--take a photo of the map at the trailhead before you set out). The nearby town, Monticello, is not particularly appealing, but it doesn't really matter because as long as you are well-supplied with food and books and ready for some quiet time to reflect, relax, or work, there's really no reason to leave the property. If you need a quiet place to write or work (presuming you don't need cell service or wifi), to read or study uninterrupted, to be alone or with a companion, this is an incredible place to be. I hope I get to go back sometime.
- Guest madeline c.
- Date of stay 08/23/13
- Review Submitted 09/25/13
My wife and I stayed at the Stone Arches Guest House for a two night stay at the tail end of the winter. The grounds were beautiful and the house is incredibly comfortable. The owner was nice enough to show us around and give us a brief intro to the wood burning stove and the functions of the house. We spent out time hiking with our dog through the hunting preserve next to the property, which was great because the deer were still on the move but the hunting season had ended so we did not have to worry about bothering anyone. The inside of the home was comfortable and had most of the essentials for cooking and relaxing. When the weekend was over we did not want to return to Queens. I highly recommend this place to a couple looking to get out of the city for a bit.
- Guest Stephen S.
- Date of stay 03/22/13
- Review Submitted 03/27/13
Lovely Charming Secluded Cabin
Lovely Charming Secluded Cabin
My girfriend and I stayed here for a long weekend, arriving Saturday night and leaving Monday. It was a delightful stay. The cabin feels totally private and secluded and you barely notice the larger house on the estate. It was clean and cute and quaint and everything we wanted. The wood stove was amazingly cozy and the piano was a wonderful touch. The owner sent clear instructions and everything was easy. The only two negatives were the large number of ladybugs in the bedroom (though they stayed on the lamp never went on the bed or bothered us) and the fact that the kitchen is not very well stocked-- there were plates and basic cutlery, a toaster, a stove and a pot, and some condiments but not all (no pepper and barely any salt), but no paper towels, no frying pan, etc. so bring what you need. That said, the owner did nicely lend us his frying pan. Overall, great stay and we'd love to return.
- Guest Tim (United States)
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 02/18/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.
Perfect place to relax
Perfect place to relax
We stayed in this lovely cottage for 3 nights and I didn't want to leave. It was perfect for a few nights of relaxing, cooking, reading and walking. It took us about 2 hours to drive from NYC. Its a great size for 2 people, and I think it would be great any time of year. We were there in winter and there was so much snow at that time, the wood stove kept the place really warm. We enjoyed going for walks in the nearby woodlands and just relaxing by the fire. I can imagine it being great in summer too, as theres a balcony you can sit out on, and would be great to have breakfast, lunch or dinner out there. I would recommend this place to everyone, it really is beautiful and perfect, I'm looking forward to going back there again sometime.
- Guest Sar (New York City)
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 01/03/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
The perfect getaway
The perfect getaway
My wife & I could not have been happier with our stay at this guest house. Quite a quick trip from NYC and you feel almost like you're in the middle of nowhere. Quiet, serene, beautifully maintained grounds and best of all, no wifi or mobile phone service. Working with the owner was a breeze. We had a fantastic, relaxing time and hope to visit there again soon. Highly recommended! Thanks!
- Guest Christopher (Brooklyn, NY)
- Date of stay 11/26/12
- Review Submitted 12/05/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
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The Guest House
View of guest house from gardens
THE GUEST HOUSE
Sitting, eating and cooking area.
Cupboard in Kitchen
a cozy living/seating area located on the 1st kitchen level.
View from stone wall of Guest House
View of Pond
Bedroom with baby grand piano and balcony overlooking the pond.
view from the piano
another view of the bathroom
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