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River View Retreat on the Hudson River for Nature Lovers

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Last updated: 08/09/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Garrison farmhouse description

Come enjoy a truly unique getaway in an artists country house overlooking the glorious Hudson River. Guaranteed to be an energizing retreat from the city or wherever you need a break from, The three story farm house (previously owned by a famous Pulitzer playwright) sits overlooking a marshland abundant with the sounds of birds and other wildlife. A stream runs along the edge of the property to provide a soothing soundtrack. Light a fire in the fireplace and enjoy the magic.

This is a one of a kind oasis, perfect for enjoying nature, romance, creative thinking, or just unwinding in a blissful setting. For those coming from NYC it's exactly an hour by car or train. The most practical (and cost effective) aspect for city-dwellers is the ‘no car needed’ weekend getaway feature. Pack your bag with groceries at Grand Central on a friday night, hop on the Metro North 6:15 which stops just minutes away at a semi-private train station. You get off in the middle of a pristine nature preserve and the heavenly surroundings make you feel like you've gone hours away. Walk 5 minutes to the house to start your fun.

Relax inside, or out. Hang on the porch, relax at the fish pond, hike, barbeque or just do nothing with a glass of wine by the fireplace. Go for a walk on the many nature trails just a minute from the front door. The famous Appalachian trail is a 10 minute walk up the hill with 360 degree view of the Bear Mountain area.

The house is ideal for a romantic getaway for a couple or two starting at $299 per night (January 2-April 15th) and $399 per night April 16th - January2 (minimum two nights), or a full week for $1,900 (winter) or $2495 (spring/summer/fall) . This is a 3 story, 2 bedroom home (sleeps 4-6) 1.5 bath, patio roof deck, front porch facing the Hudson, 2 fireplaces (Living room/master bedroom) and outdoor fire pit with views of the Hudson River and surrounding highlands. There is an office area on the third floor with printer and office desk if need be.

The Hudson River is a 5 minute walk down down the road as is the Metro North train (2x daily/4x on weekends). It's 10 minutes south of quaint Cold Spring and a 15 minute drive to West Point Academy. Please NO smoking in the house.

Lots to do in the neighborhood, antique shopping in Cold Spring, DIA Art Museum in Beacon, visit West Point Military Academy, explore many historical revolutionary war fortifications, spend a day on the many lakes and of course the gaze at the Hudson River (fully viewable in winter partially viewable in summer). If you have work, bring your laptop, excellent WIFI . Or just lay back on the couch and get ready to relax and let nature be your host.

Keywords: private, country home, retreat, peaceful, artistic, unique, cozy, natural, secluded.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Well-supervised children only or kids able to respect the house etiquette. Breakable things around the house, art work, mirrors etc. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            ground floor accessible to living room/kitchen/bath...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Nobody under 25 unless with adults...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            outside only please...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • King size beds (1) Located on 2nd Floor, Master room only- brand new super comfy mattress. , Double Beds (1) guest room 3rd floor. , Twin or Single Beds (1) High Quality Blow-up Mattress available for anywhere in the Office area or Living Room, Child Beds (1) High Quality Blow-up Mattress available for anywhere in the Office area or Living Room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Nice and sturdy single-sized couch available in living room....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            It's loaded with utensils and ideal for people who love to cook. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            It's like a restaurant style kitchen. All stainless counter top....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            basics cooking supplies...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            In case you were wondering, this cools the room....moreless

          • Living Room:

            cozy couch, oriental rugs, great artwork...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            living room and master bed fireplaces...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            wood is supplied for an extra charge...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Beautiful landscaping, hiking, inspirational, unique property...


              • Satellite / Cable:


              • CD Player
              • Video Library


              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Not a jetted tub but a large bath tub. Seats 2 (wink wink) if really needed. ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Front Porch faces Hudson River. Perfect for hanging out on rocking chair or outdoor porch couch...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Features outdoor table and chairs for dining. Also good for yoga, stretching etc....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Beautiful garden with lots of wild flowers and small yard....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber ...moreless


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

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    View the Hudson River from several spots in the house....moreless


                  • Museums
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hunting
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sledding
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Cycling


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                  from 2 traveler reviews
                  Rates are based o follows: 1-4 persons (2 couples ideal) 2 Br house
                  Winter Rates Jan-April- $299 per.night (2 night minimum) $1,900 weekly
                  Spring/summer April-Dec $399 pr. night (2 night minimum) $2,495 weekly
                  West Point USMA Graduation Week 2012 - May 20th-26th - TBC
                  $50 each additional guest per night - 6 maximum
                  Cash/Personal Checks only
                  $70 cleaning fee additional for each stay

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  Last updated: 08/09/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: I'm a musician. artist, love the outdoors and life. Enjoy hosting my friends and family whenever possible.

                  Why the Owner Chose Garrison:
                  This house is nature's paradise, yet so close to the city. I love the area for all the activities right outside my door. Loads to explore specially being on the river.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                  It's like Cost Rica on the Hudson River. The water, nature and many animals, hiking, walking, great kitchen for cooking, 3 fireplaces (2 indoor, 1 outside). The house is super cozy and has a history steeped in Hudson Valley history. Owned by several famous artists throughout the years and evidently a bar during prohibition, there is tons of creative energy abound . The setup inside has unique art work everywhere. Most certainly the peace and quiet (with the exception of the occasional trains hustling along the tracks) is the glue which keeps ones' head together.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Front of house

                    Front of house

                  • porch facing Hudson River

                    porch facing Hudson River

                  • living room fireplace

                    living room fireplace

                  • Kitchen-Stainless Steel counters

                    Kitchen-Stainless Steel counters

                  • King-size master bedroom with Skylight

                    King-size master bedroom with Skylight

                  • upstairs deck patio

                    upstairs deck patio

                  • back of house. Lots of plants

                    back of house. Lots of plants

                  • stunning nature minutes away

                    stunning nature minutes away

                  • Front of house

                    Front of house

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • living room upon entrance

                    living room upon entrance

                  • upstairs guest bedroom

                    upstairs guest bedroom

                  • Master bedroom fireplace-Cozy!!

                    Master bedroom fireplace-Cozy!!

                  • stairs inside going down. Truly magnificent

                    stairs inside going down. Truly magnificent

                  • front spiral stairs from porch to upper deck patio

                    front spiral stairs from porch to upper deck patio

                  • hiking trails 2 minutes away

                    hiking trails 2 minutes away

                  VRBO #379450

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, December 30, 2013


                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/09/14
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                  Speaks: english
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