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Beautifully furnished, charming 1920's home for rent in the Hudson Valley community of Beacon. ***Please contact me using the 'Email owner' button for the latest price quote. Has loads of character and great vibes. The house is quiet, bright and in a residential neighborhood only one hour and 15 mins from NYC by train or car.
Beacon is the perfect base from which to explore the Hudson Valley, or take a trip into Manhattan for a day of sight seeing or a night at the theatre. Alternatively, you may chose to stay close and enjoy folk singer Pete Seegers beloved home town, the place that's creating such a buzz in the art world. There'is the famed DIA Foundation museum, the many Art and Antique Galleries and open artist's studios, as well as the beautiful Storm King Art Center across the river... not forgetting several venues for live performance (theatre and music). DIA also hosted the Merce Cunningham Dance Company this year.
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is held during July and August on the expansive gardens of one of the most magnificent, beautifully restored period homes in the United States...Boscobel, with it's pristine views across the river and down the valley. It’s just south of Beacon in the charming village of Cold Spring, which is well worth a visit. The sweet Garrison Theatre in the old train station on Garrison Landing also offers plays, musicals, and concerts throughout the year.
In Beacon during the spring, fall and summer months there are various outdoor festivals, as well as a farmers market on the waterfront. In the winter months the area is recognized for it's many cross country skiing trails. Year round, on the second Saturday of every month the galleries in Beacon stay open until 9 PM serving wine and snacks. Join the crowds wandering Main Street. Don't forget to stop at Hudson Beach Glass in the old firehouse for a glass blowing demonstration... or sign up for lessons and do it yourself! Then boogie on at the 2nd Saturday dance event which takes place at one of the local restaurant.
Speaking of food... Beacon has many fine places to satisfy your hunger. Or why not dine in one of the restaurants across the Hudson on the rivers edge in Newburgh? You can take the ferry across and explore the mansions and historic sites of Newburgh where George Washington was based during the Revolutionary War whle you're at it. Beacon also has it's own historic sites, including the Madame Brett Homestead built in 1709.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the spectacular hiking, biking, kayaking and sailing in the region. You may also swim in the Hudson River at Stony Point in Coldspring. There's a children's floating pool at the Beacon dock and an outdoor pool open to the public in the summer months which is in a wooded area.
A 'must do' is the hike that takes you up alongside the old incline railway line to the 1,540 ft summit of Mt. Beacon where the views are stunning. On a clear day you can see the Catskills and Adirondack mountain ranges, as well as Manhattan.
Or if you prefer something a little less challenging, follow the tranquil trail along the Hudson River to Dennings Point, a protected area where the world renowned Beacon Institute For Rivers and Estuaries research center is now open.
For any of you Golfers, there are several excellent Golf Courses in the area that are well laid out, beautifully manicured, scenic and highly rated in the area.... either with river or mountain views:
Two in the town of Garrison NY, 6 miles from the house: The Highlands County Club and The Garrison Golf Club The famous Golf Course at West Point across the river .. . a scenic 25 minute drive: The West Point Golf Course Fishkill Golf Course and Driving Range Beekman Golf course and Club in Hopewell Junction,. *** Rated by the PGA as one of the top 4 courses in the North East and One of the top 50 Golf courses for women in the USA And the beautiful Branton Woods Gold Course in Hopewell Junction There is One in Beacon itself on the Hudson River,.. 5 mins. from the house: The Southern Dutchess Country Club.( It may now be members only)
Whatever you do, the house will always beckon you home to it's sunny and quiet little haven in this fascinating and beautiful part of the world
NOTE** A CAR IS NOT NECESSARY...Hudson River, Metro North train station, Main Street stores, galleries, DIA and mountains are all within walking distance.....
Week nights start at $230 per weeknight but vary with the season. Longer stays may be discounted.
Weekend rates start at $275 per night but vary with the season. Longer stays may be discounted.
All rates vary on national holidays and during peak season. They can go as high as $300 per night on wk-ends depending on the amount of people.
All bookings are a minimum of 2 nights.
Long holiday weekends are a minimum of 3 nights.
Payment of 1/2 of the total rental is needed to confirm your reservation.
A refundable security deposit is due to place a hold on the rental dates..
There are cleaning costs starting at $75 which vary depending on the amount of people and length of stay.
Pets are allowed with a prior agreement. There's a small charge per night for each animal to cover additional cleaning for other renters who may have pet allergies.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: While living and working in Major cities around the world (Paris, London, LA, and NY) I had to satisfy the side of me that's a huge nature lover by making plenty of long distance drives and more then the occasional flight to distant places! It was time consuming and costly but my sanity depended on it. After 25 years of that pattern I decided to search out a place that would give me the best of all worlds... and bring me closer to my aging parents. After a year long search I settled on Beacon... and have absolutly zero regrets! Since then it has become a haven... home to fabulous restaurants, art galleries, a 5* hotel, independent thinkers and entrepreneurs. We are hip and happening here! And we LOVE our town!
Why the Owner Chose Beacon: I am a 15 minute drive away from the local Stewart Airport which is small, user friendly, and specializes in short lines at the security check point! That makes it just a 2.5 hr flight to my folks in Florida from my doorstep! I'm a 5 minute drive from the hiking trails and the mountains I see from the house, and a 20 minute walk to the river and two of my favorite activities... sailing and kayaking. We have the DIA museum and art galleries to satisfy my need for a bit of culture, great restaurnants to satisfy my appetite...and when I want more I take the 1hr and 10 minute train ride to NYC. I can do business in both places... But instead of the sound of sirens and traffic I have found peace and quiet. What more could I ask!! Well maybe just one thing... but I ended up buying a small studio in Capetown, South Africa to fulfill that dream!!