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"Our stay in Avalon Cottage was truly delightful. It is a charming home and so comfortable. The Cottage is ideally located for day trips to explore areas of the Hudson River Valley and Western Massachusetts and so welcoming to us on our return "home". We enjoyed the quiet and relaxed atmosphere, especially time on the back deck relaxing, reading and watching the wildlife. Our vacation was truly wonderful thanks in large part to feeling so at home in Avalon Cottage."
Guest: JGDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
"My husband, two kids and I have stayed at Cottage now for three summers, for a week to 10 days in late August. These have been some of the most magical days of our life! We hang out on the porch looking over the massive, expansive grass lawn, breathing in the oxygen and serenity... all you can see is grass and trees, and in the distance, the red hen house, with beautiful funny chickens running around in the mornings. After breakfast, we head down to the lake, a couple minutes walk, and swim on-and-off all day, using the canoes and paddle boats. The lake is gorgeous and clean, surrounded by lovely trees, and features little fish and turtles that sun themselves on logs. Peg and her husband keep the grounds so well groomed that you get the feel of being on an old classic estate with rolling hills and landscaping to admire. It's relaxing and lovely. Peg and her husband are great hosts while giving you all the privacy you need to feel you are in your own secluded space. Peg rides around in the mornings on her golf cart with eggs from the hen house, and she's been really generous to let our daughter, who is 8, ride around with her and help collect the eggs. I can't recommend Cottage more. The furnishings are modest, the beds are very comfortable with nice linens, and the little brick and wood house is all set up for grilling and time spent reflecting on the porch. There's also a screened-in room in back that the kids love to play in. (Our other child has been an infant to 2 year old when we've visited). I hope we can visit every year.
We visited once in autumn and it was just as gorgeous, refreshing and intoxicating as it is in summer."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: January 28, 2015
Perfect Location for Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain
"Friends and family gathered here to run in a half marathon at Bear Mountain and the home was perfect. We were able to enjoy a meal together outside on the deck with gorgeous views and the calming sound of the stream. There was also a Rangers game on, so the open family room with a large TV really saved the day. To prepare for the race we sat in the hot tub. Kay was extremely helpful in recommending a restaurant to enjoy as well as where the nearest shopping was. We went to the local farmers market and a great coffe shop called Cold Spring Coffee Pantry. We were conveniently located for our race and everyone had a lovely time at the home."
Guest: Rebecca P.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
"Our running club decided to get away from the city for a long weekend. Claudine's house was the perfect getaway! We had a massive group (about 16!) and she was kind enough to let us all stay. A few of us were on air mattresses, but overall there was more than enough room. We spend the days hiking and exploring the area. In the evenings, we came home and cooked in her beautiful kitchen and sat by the fire.
Claudine was a wonderful host and we look forward to coming back! The house was an easy 20 minute walk away from the train station and made the ideal getaway for all of us coming from NYC without cars. Can't wait to return!"
Guest: Run ClubDate of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: November 13, 2014