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Newly Renovated Family Vacation in the Shawanagunks - New Paltz

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Our house is newly renovated with an open plan ground floor, larger dining area and living room with fireplace. Our newly remodeled kitchen has plenty of counter space to cook with friends, and a sub-zero fridge

Situated on a seven-acre, woodsy setting, with stream running through the property, you can spend a lovely day outdoors without having to leave the property. The four-bedroom 1940s farmhouse is located in Rifton, New York (located ten minutes from New Paltz and five minutes from Rosendale). Hiking/mountain biking trails accessible from the property. This house also features a rustic wood-burning sauna in a separate building.

Barbeque on our Spacious outdoor deck, relax on the hammock and roast marshmallows over an out door fire. This house is ideal for two families to share as it has four bedrooms and two baths. It is set up for children with portable cribs, high chair, toys, books, and wooden jungle gym... Everything you will need for an outdoorsy family vacation. All less than two hours from New York City!

Explore the area's charming historic towns, old stone homes, antique stores, and abundant restaurants, such as the five-star Depuy Canal House, located in a stone inn, built in the 1700s. Take in fabulous views, lakes, hiking, climbing, biking, and cross-country skiing located in the nearby Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park, both a 15-minute drive from the house.

Keywords: country house, farm house, wooded,

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About The Owner

We started coming to this area years ago to rock climb. Now we love to get away with the whole family when we get the chance. The kids love being able to run free in the back yard and experience nature.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Rifton

We love the New Paltz area! We started coming here years ago to rock climb in the gunks. Since we have had kids we have discovered, many beautiful hikes, swimming holes, farms, horseback riding, berry and apple picking. It is really great to have an escape from the city, the kids love it, we don't even have to leave our back yard to have a relaxing nature filled vacation!

What makes this house unique

Our house is back from the road, and opens onto huge deck that overlooks a beautiful back yard. We have a new cedar jungle gym that entertains the kids for hours, as well as a large sand pit. Behind our yard we have acres of woods to walk, ski, snowshoe and toboggan in. We loved that our house has some country charm and does not feel at all suburban. Our property has a stream that runs along besides it, you can walk along this stream to get to a beautiful waterfall.


Rifton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , This room is very large and has a sitting area
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , This room is located on the groud floor near the second bath
  • Queen size Beds (2) Our beds all have 100% cotton high quality duvet covers and sheets. , Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) Our beds all have 100% cotton high quality duvet covers and sheets. , Baby Cribs (portable cribs)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


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Newly Renovated Family Vacation in the Shawanagunks - New Paltz
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews

Comfortable Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family loved the spaces, both for congregating and for retreating. We also liked the quiet and the fact that you can feel lost in the woods but still have all the modern amenities you need. We even had a chance to play in the snow with the sled. My toddler, husband, mom and I had fun outside, while my mother-in-law, dad, sister and brother-in-law enjoyed the quiet, warmth and serenity inside. The wood stoves were great and really set the mood. The place is nicely updated but still retains some yesteryear touches. We will definitely recommend this place to others and also hope that we can see it again in warmer weather.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The eight of us in our immediate family, including our two grandchildren, had the most wonderful Thanksgiving weekend at this special place surrounded by woods. The children enjoyed exploring and the stream only resulted in one damp curious foot :)

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving feast - that was easily prepared in the kitchen - around a huge beautiful new dining table. The open space was perfect, and didn't turn on the tv once, but chose to have constant game playing instead. Our grandson enjoyed making fires in the wood stove, and an evening gathering around the outdoor firepit was perfect.

Everyone was comfortable and we all loved the house. Just don't want to give another family the idea of spending next Thanksgiving there!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great stay with multiple Hudson Valley activities - oil painting, Hyde Park, Vanderbilt Mansion, hiking options were unlimited as well. Owner was responsive and helpful! This home provided an awesome meeting place with our adult children, not just bedrooms, but separate areas inside and out where we could be together....or not! View from Master was an amazing scene to wake up to each morning.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House was all it said it was and more

  • 5 of 5

The owner was more than accommodating and the home is very much as described. Cute cozy and quaint and it will not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable home!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Donna's home. Our group had 6 adults and 4 children and the house was perfect. We did lots of cooking in the kitchen, as well. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We love coming here in both Summer and Winter.

In Winter we like driving to the nearby Ski Slopes and snow shoeing from the back door through the yard and surrounding woodlands. The house has a fire place to relax with a nice cup of tea.

In Summer we like finding nearby swim holes and having BBQ's on the deck.

It's an easy drive from NYC and the house has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golf, Shopping, Restaurants, Kayaking, Swimming, Biking, Mountain Biking, Cross-country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Rock Climbing, Antiquing, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Museums, Horseback Riding




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $120

Our calendar can sometimes be rearranged- it is always a good idea to put in an inquiry.

We do offer last minute pricing if booking the Wednesday before an unoccupied weekend.
Higher season prices will be charged for holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.