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Charming, Rustic-Chic Barn in Prime Hudson Valley Location

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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Property description

The Barn in Tivoli is a super cozy & unique home for your country pleasure. It's an easy 5-minute walk to the charming Hudson Valley village of Tivoli where you can enjoy farm-to-table restaurants, fresh baked brioches from the Tivoli Bakery, brunch all day at Murray's, whiskey at Traghaven and possibly catch theater performance at Tangent or dance at Kaatsbaan or get an Ayurvedic treatment.

Five beds sleep up to 8 guests. Wood Burning Stove / Piano / Back Deck with Outdoor Shower / Yoga Deck / Pond / Stream / A 4 acres retreat!

Please continue reading below for the full Barn description so you know what to expect.

-The Barn is not ideal for elders and is not baby or kid proofed although many families do choose to stay and love it here.

-The Barn is to be enjoyed by the number of booked guests. No visitors.

-we only accept pets with a damage deposit

3 nights for any booking made over 1 month in advance.
3-4 nights for Holidays
4-7 nights in August (our weeks run Friday to Friday)

To get last minute, two-night availability and other specials please sign up to my private list via our website, (the button is a bit hidden on the top left of the homepage.)


Town & Country Magazine // "We Can't Stop thinking of about this Charming Barn"

New York Magazine // The Barn is recommended as the place to stay for a Hudson Valley Bespoke Getaway

Kinfolk Magazine // Recommends a stay at the Barn when visiting the Hudson Valley.


Unique four season rustic barn, with open, loft-like floor plan. Lovingly renovated with the work of numerous local artisans, surrounded by gardens and green, a 4-acre oasis with pond, stream, small yoga deck, 3 fire pits and extra large picnic table.

It heats with a highly efficient wood burning stove. We provide the wood. The first load is neatly stacked inside for your convenience.

In the Summer the Barn cools down with 2 window ACs and you cool down at the spacious, private outdoor shower while gazing at the trees and sky.

The Barn is a fun, charming, rustic shelter and provides a totally unique experience for friends and family. It's a communal space that brings people closer together. 'It was like a a big sleepover' says one of our illustrious guests.

The Barn sleeps 6 to 8 guests in 5 beds; 1 king, 2 queens and 2 twins. The 5 beds are distributed in 3 different levels; ground, second floor and loft.

The Barn is a loft and bedrooms are not separated by doors. They do have privacy curtains and their own cozy nooks. The Barn has 1 bathroom with a claw foot tub with shower hook-up and an outside shower from May to October.

Nook by the piano: thick queen futon mattress on wooden frame. This bed can be used for sleeping or as a day bed.

King Nook // Brand new plush king coil mattress on wooden bed frame. Organic sheets.

Twin Trundle Nook // Metal trundle bed with coil mattresses. Great for kids or couples as one of the beds can either be left low or raised to match the regular height. Organic sheets.

Three queen futon mattresses stacked on the floor for extra comfort. Organic sheets. View of the creek.

Rustic kitchen nicely equipped for your cooking pleasure. Plates, cups, mugs, utensils & pans included. Nothing too fancy. Sub-Zero fridge, convection oven, cooktop, large sink. No dishwasher.

We also have a brand new grill on the deck just outside the kitchen. Guests have also used the fire pit to cook corm, potato, meats and 'smores.

Rustic bathroom with claw foot tub with shower hookup, sink, toilet, mirror, toiletries. Bath towels provided. Bring your creek/outdoor towels.

Beautiful tiled shower with rubbed oil bronze fixtures.

We have a spacious dressing room (enclosed by curtains) with a large mirror and a steamer. I created this room thinking of all the guests who come to the Barn to attend weddings in the area.

All sorts of books - I can't even explain what we have on our bookshelf. I am sure you will find something curious. Enjoy it on the hammock in the Summer or by the wood burning stove in the Winter.

Brand new, fun & colorful seating and dinning for summer cookouts! Large gas grill and fire pit are your outdoor cooking options.

Open May to October
Wonderful, spacious, private shower on the deck! In the summer you might find yourself taking multiple showers throughout the day!

PROPERTY / 4 acres
If you walk along the creek you will get to two different spots where you can access the water. One spot has a pebble beach with a deep spot where you can dip in. The other entrance has a small wooden platform ideal for meditating, practicing yoga or just watching nature.

The property also features a pond where we have placed a beautiful custom cedar table. Feel free to head down there for a picnic!


-Loft Barn
-Heats with an efficient wood burning stove
-Cools off with 2 window mounted ACs
-On site parking for 6 cars
-Reliable WIFI
-2 sound systems with easy iPod hookup
-Piano (somewhat tuned)
-Flat screen TV with DVD (no cable or regular channels)
-Claw foot tub with shower hook-up
-Organic linens
-Towels & toiletries provided
-Furnished back deck with seating and dining table (Apr-Oct)
-Private outdoor shower (Apr-Oct)
-Large gas grill
-Outdoor fire pit
-Picnic table by the pond
-Private dippin' hole on the stream
-Private yoga deck on the stream

Tivoli is one of the hidden gems of the Hudson Valley and an easy 5 minute walk from the Barn!

It serves a big portion of the Bard University population - students & professors are often seen walking around the village at the coffee shop and bakery. Tivoli is also home many young families who moved up from NYC + BK and old residents including world famous artists.

Tivoli is a tiny village, friendly & quaint. It's centrally located between Rhinebeck and Hudson with Germantown and Red Hook along the way. It's an awesome spot to explore the Mid-Hudson Valley - from farms to old mansions, from antiquing to watching cabaret at the Spiegeltent or high-end performances at the Frank Gehry Performing Arts Center. Visit Olana, catch experimental music at the Basilica Hudson and take a look at the future MAI building (Marina Abramovic Institute). Not to mention all the wonderful dining experiences all the way from Rhinebeck to Hudson.

For the adventurous guests we have Tivoli Bays (multiple entrances close to us) for kayaking, paddle boarding, bike riding or just a hike on your own two feet.

So, if you fall in love with it all, get a job at Etsy and move here! Yeah, it's a pretty amazing area.

I also love that Tivoli has one of each amenity and they are all worth checking out; remember, it's a 5 minute walk!

Murray's Coffee Shop / Restaurant with patio
Tivoli General / General store with specialty goods selling beer & hard cider
Tivoli Bakery / hmmm, chocolate brioches...
The Corner / delicious Farm to Table food in a modern setting
Pan Zur / A romantic & fancy tapa's inspired restaurant & wine bar with porch
Santa Fé / Mexican restaurant with porch
Osaka / Sushi!

A yarn shop
A bead shop
Tangent Theater / don't miss the NewVember New Plays Festival
Tivoli Gallery
Kaatsbaan / a Dance performance space
Traghaven / nothing better then a pub within walking distance

oh and not 1 but 2 beauty/massage parlors (by appointment only).


05 min to Bard College / Bard Waterfall Frank Gehry Performing Art Center / Spiegeltent in the Summer / Tivoli Bays
10 min to Germantown
10 min to Red Hook
18 min to Rhinebeck
18 min to Hudson
30 min to Omega Institue

The closest public transportation is the Amtrak to the the quaint Rhinecliff train station. It's a convenient, beautiful and quick ride (1:30 to 1:45) up the Hudson River. Tivoli has a local cab service which will bring you to the Barn for around $25.

In the Summer, Captain Jerome will sail you from the Rhinecliff station to the dock in Tivoli. Yeah, it's amazing and special!

The closest supermarket and farm stands are about a 10 minute car ride or closer. If you do not want to bring your car you can always catch a ride with the Tivoli Car Service.

You will receive detailed info about the area upon booking.

Once you book you will receive a simple agreement. The booking is complete once I receive the signed agreement back with the names of all guests.

I will then send you a welcome email with driving directions, our complete BARN MANUAL and a link to our map of local restaurants, farms, coffee shops, shopping, skiing etc.

Please read the full Barn Description and be positive that it works for your group! The refund policy is strict.

Here are a few house rules:

1. Maximum of 8 guests - no day visitors. Photo/video shoots, art projects, birthday dinners, parties, weddings or any other kind of gathering where more then the booked number of guests would come must be negotiated with us at the time of booking and carry an extra fee. Fee depends on the type of gathering.

No surprises please!

2. Do not bring your dog, kids or babies without inquiring first

3. No smoking

4. Remove your outside shoes on the second floor

5. Compost vegetable & fruit scraps

6. Respect check-out time and follow the check-out procedure.

7. Read the manual and share these rules with the other guests.


Property Type

  • Barn
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside smoking OK....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets will only be allowed with a damage deposit...moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Loft Nook: 1 queen

    Triple layer futon mattresses on the floor. Organic sheets....moreless

  • Piano Nook: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Bedroom nook enclosed by curtains. ...moreless

  • King Nook: 1 king

    Super plush king mattress, organic sheets. First floor....moreless

  • Twin Nook: 2 twin/ single

    Right next to the King Nook, organic sheets, coil mattresses...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Wonderful, enclosed shower on the deck...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Brand new bathroom on the ground floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The property is surrounded by a creek on 2 sides. We have access to it at 2 different points. One has a swimming hole where you can soak in the refreshing water and the other has a deck where 4 people can put down their mats and practice yoga or bring their meditation pillows. Very private. These are truly magical spots and 2 of the property's highlights. We also have a piano, three fire-pits in addition to the wood burning stove. The property offers privacy, yet it is a 5-minute walk to outstanding Tivoli restaurants, the post-office, library, bakery and coffee shop....moreless


  • Books:

    Eclectic compilation....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Has a DVD player. No cable or antenna....moreless

  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    If you drive down to the Hudson River you will have an amazing view of the Catskill Mountains. Catch the sunset at that spot....moreless

  • River:

    Hudson River just down the road. Drive, bike or walk for views of the sunset over the Catskill Mountains....moreless

  • Rural:

    Close to many pick-your-own farms, Farm stands & stables....moreless

  • Village:

    Tivoli is a quaint, charming village within a 5 minute walk from the Barn; five star restaurants, a whiskey Pub, a small theater, an international dance space, coffee shop, bakery, yarn store etc....moreless

  • Water View:

    Property has a pond with lots of local wildlife activity. View and hear the creek with it's rushing waters and birds from the second floor....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Stoney Creek surrounds the property on the East and North sides with a private swimming hole and yoga/meditation/picnic deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Two window AC units. One upstairs and one downstairs keep the barn comfortable on hot hot summer days....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The Barn is heated with an efficient wood burning stove....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI with password...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens washed with Mrs. Meyers soap and scented with Caldrea linen spray made from the finest plant-derived ingredients and essential oils....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    We have space for 6 cars comfortably....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Our parking fits your boat....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    1 towel per guest...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI with password...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    This is the main heat source for winter months. We provide you with detailed info on how to use it for max efficiency and are usually around to answer any questions/help make a fire....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Local caterer referrals available upon request....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    German Press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven:

    Convection Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Standard size fridge with freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Cooktop with 4 burners and countertop convection oven...moreless

  • Stove


  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck with refreshing and private outside shower. A daily treat in the summer....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Catamount and Wyndham Mountains are about 45 minutes from the property....moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard


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2 night min stay
$400 $500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 4%


**All weekend bookings over 4 weeks before arrival date require a 3 night minimum.

**Holidays have a 3-4 night minimum depending on holiday.

**August has a 1 week stay minimum unless otherwise noted

**No day guests/visitors.

**Parties, weddings, gatherings of any kind, film or photo shoots need to be discussed prior and hold appropriate fees and contracts.

Please send me an email with all the known details about your event so I can consider the request.

Thank you!

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The Barn is located between the lovely Rhinebeck shops & restaurants and Hudson's antique stores and surrounded by wineries and farms where you can pick your own fresh strawberries, your vegetables or buy them off the many farm stands close to us and choose your bottle of wine.

We are also 30 minutes away from Omega Institute.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: My husband, our 6 year old and I live across the driveway. It is our pleasure to share this land with our guests! I am a photo and video editor who came to NYC from Brazil in 1998. My husband is a designer & builder of all things sustainable at Ecosystems Brand. Fourteen years and a child later we felt the urge to return to the best things of our childhood; space, trees, clean air, birds & bees and farm fresh wonderfulness! So we moved up to the magical mid-husdon valley.

Why the Owner Chose Tivoli:
At the very beginning of our relationship, my husband and I, rented the Barn together with four other close friends. We fell in love with the place as we fell for each other. He then came to spend a winter at the Barn going through his old sketchbooks and looking into the future. We got married and had a child. Brooklyn was lacking what we were dreaming of and with perfect timing we received an email about the property's sale. We looked at each other and agreed, let's buy it, and we did in April 2012.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
Rustic charm, comfort, warmth and relaxation. The Barn is located in the heart of Dutchess County with Rhinebeck 18 min south and Hudson 18 min north. Bard is a 5 minute drive, the Village of Tivoli is a 5 minute walk. Omega Institute is 30 minutes away. The Hudson River with views of the Catskills is a 10 min bike ride. The creek with the private swimming hole and yoga deck make our spot truly magnificent! Read a book by the pond under the shade of the catalpa tree, watch and hear the birds and take in the summer sun energy. Life is good at the Barn.

Contact us

Speaks: english, portuguese

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome to The Barn in Tivoli!

    Welcome to The Barn in Tivoli!

  • This efficient wood burning stove keeps you cozy in the cold months.

    This efficient wood burning stove keeps you cozy in the cold months.

  • Table for 8.

    Table for 8.

  • Kitchen with oven, 4 burners, subzero fridge, cooking tools plus a french press.

    Kitchen with oven, 4 burners, subzero fridge, cooking tools plus a french press.

  • Lounge area on the first floor. We also have a small library and study area.

    Lounge area on the first floor. We also have a small library and study area.

  • Plush, king mattress dressed in organic sheets scented with pure essences.

    Plush, king mattress dressed in organic sheets scented with pure essences.

  • Triple layered queen futon in the loft book. Organic sheets.

    Triple layered queen futon in the loft book. Organic sheets.

  • Back deck with dining & sitting areas and a wonderful private shower (May-Oct).

    Back deck with dining & sitting areas and a wonderful private shower (May-Oct).

  • Prepare a meal with friends over the campfire.

    Prepare a meal with friends over the campfire.

  • Wonderful cedar picnic table by the pond perfect for a spring picnic.

    Wonderful cedar picnic table by the pond perfect for a spring picnic.

  • Winter Wonderland season is coming!

    Winter Wonderland season is coming!

  • Ground Floor.

    Ground Floor.

  • Kitchen in the background.

    Kitchen in the background.

  • Queen futon by the piano. Use it as a day bed or for the 7th and 8th guests.

    Queen futon by the piano. Use it as a day bed or for the 7th and 8th guests.

  • Bathroom with a claw foot tub and view of the forest.

    Bathroom with a claw foot tub and view of the forest.

  • Twin trundle bed, right next to the King nook. Organic sheets.

    Twin trundle bed, right next to the King nook. Organic sheets.

  • Shed, Barn and back deck with outdoor shower.

    Shed, Barn and back deck with outdoor shower.

  • Barn's backyard, more like back forest. Hammock in the background.

    Barn's backyard, more like back forest. Hammock in the background.

  • 4 acres of beauty to explore. Tread lightly.

    4 acres of beauty to explore. Tread lightly.

  • Globe lights adorn the back deck for that festive look. Celebrate life!

    Globe lights adorn the back deck for that festive look. Celebrate life!

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