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Last updated: 08/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

New Paltz cottage description

Owl Cottage is situated on a little over an acre on Mountain Rest Road, the former carriage road to the famed Mohonk Mountain House. You'll feel tucked away in your little alpine hideaway, yet welcome the short drive to town (New Paltz (2.2 mi.) and High Falls (8.0) and Rosendale (7.0) for a quick run to Rock and Snow for gear or a bite of authentic Japanese at Hokkaido.

The cottage's convenient location makes it a perfect home base for taking in all the Hudson Valley has to offer. The area's most important sites are all within a short drive: hike the Rail Trail, swim and picnic on the lake at Minnewaska State Park or hire a guide and rock climb the Gunks. Mohonk and New Paltz are also big with cyclists, kayakers and hikers.

Complimentary passes for two to the historic Mohonk Preserve, come with the house and provide you access to their magnificent trails. Venture a little further and enjoy Woodstock, take in the Zen Mountain Monastery, see a concert in Esopus or venture across the river to Bard, Olana or Hudson. Of course, antiquing and restaurants are abundant as are local produce and livestock.

Owl Cottage is tastefully decorated in a contemporary, rustic style. This bungalow style house has two bedrooms, one full bath, an open and inviting kitchen/living room and dining space made especially cozy with its centrally located wood stove and vaulted ceilings. Cook up a great meal with the locally grown organic produce or meats you procured at the Farmers Market in town or melt away the afternoon in the adjoining sun-room with lovely french doors to the deck and garden.

For late spring, summer and fall guests, our membership at the nearby Phillies Bridge Farm CSA is yours during your stay. A trip to Phillies Bridge Farm comes with magnificent views of the Gunks. Their almost weekly schedule of projects, concerts and festivities provide ways to engage with and even work on the farm.

Both bedrooms in Owl Cottage boast brand new extra comfy beds and fresh cotton linens. The utility room is equipped with washer and dryer. Finally, you're all set for work or streaming movies with the high broadband wireless internet available throughout the house.

The charm and the mountainside location of Owl Cottage provide for a cozy retreat for couples, a small family or anyone passionate about nature. If you're lucky, you may even hear or see our long-taloned neighbor, the Great Horned Owl, when he's on the hunt.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Pull out sofa in the den, which closes for privacy...moreless

          • Both beds are brand new and queen-sized with new pillows and linens as well. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, tub


          • Fresh cotton towels provided


          • Television
          • Stereo


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


          • Autumn Foliage
          • Caves
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Museums
          • Pond
          • Restaurants
          • Waterfalls
          • Winery Tours

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

          • Rural
          • Town:

            New Paltz is home to the historic Hugeonot houses and SUNY New Paltz. Next door are Gardiner, High Falls, Stone Ridge and Rosendale, all charming little mountain communities....moreless

          • Mountain:

            Facing south on the slopes of Mohonk Mountain....moreless

          • River:

            The Wallkill River is one of the many rivers in the area. It is right down the road for kayaking, tubing, fishing or a picnic....moreless

          • Resort:

            Down the road from the famed Mohonk Mountain House. Hiking, dinner and spa services are available to non-guests....moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rafting
          • Skiing
          • Spelunking
          • Swimming
          • Water Tubing

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Dining Area
              • Dining
              • Seating for 8 people

              forms of payment

                  • Accept Credit Card


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Towels Provided:

                    All cotton towels and plenty of them. You are welcome to bring your own. Please let us know what you'd prefer. ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Living Room:

                    Plus den...moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    There is plenty of wood to keep the fire going!...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking:

                    Four wheel drive recommended in winter...moreless

                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Super High Speed Broadband, Wireless...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Fresh, new cotton sheets ...moreless


                  • Stove:

                    New five burner, w/ griddle GE Cafe Professional Range with second baking oven and griddle...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Microwave
                  • Kitchen
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker


                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Deck / Patio


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                  from 5 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,500 $3,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $250 $250
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,250 $2,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Cleaning $80
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

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

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                  Last updated: 08/03/2014
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                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Poughkeepsie, NY
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Metro North/Amtrak
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lake Minnewaska
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Brauhaus, A Tavola, Rock n' Rye, Huguenot
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Hunter, Belleayre
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  New Paltz Golf Course
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  , A Tavola, Rock n' Rye, Huguenot, Suruch

                  Car: Recommended


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: Our family is from Connecticut and Brooklyn but we have fallen in love with Mohonk mountain. We're a nature-loving bunch, enjoying the cold snowy days as much the warm summer evenings. We look forward to all seasons for hiking, fishing, gardening and even splitting wood (tending the fire is coveted responsibility among us).

                  Why the Owner Chose New Paltz:
                  Our cottage offers a little taste of mountain living. Deer, rabbits, fox, birds and our owl, share space with us. We've also fallen in love with the stone on the mountain. We'd recommend a little read on the geology and glacial activity on the mountain, the reason for the massive boulders in the fields around us and the wealth of great stone in general good for building and gardening.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Red Gate Cottage is a labor of love. We have great plans for it but are only just getting started with transforming it to a unique alpine home. Look for updates on our progress!

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                  Speaks: spanish, english


                  • Welcome to the mountain.

                    Welcome to the mountain.

                  $250 - $300 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/03/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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