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Mohonk Mountain Living!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Alpine hideaway on the mountain- great home base for climbing, hiking, relaxing

Red Gate Cottage is situated on roughly an acre on Mountain Rest Road, the former carriage road to the famed Mohonk Mountain House. You'll feel far from the madding crowd in your charming 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, Frederic Church's Olana or the wonderful city of Hudson. Of course, antiquing and restaurants are abundant as are local produce and livestock.

Red Gate Cottage is tastefully decorated in a contemporary, rustic style. This cottage-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, informal concerts and festivities provide ways to engage with and even work on the farm.

Both bedrooms in Red Gate Cottage boast brand new extra comfy beds and fresh cotton linens. The east facing master bedroom invites the outdoors with its east facing exposure and a new patio door that opens up to the back yard. The utility room is equipped with washer and dryer. Finally, you're all set for work or streaming movies with the super-high broadband wireless internet available throughout the house.

The charm and the mountainside location of Red Gate Cottage provides 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.


Chef Justin Bazdarich returns to Bradley Farm for one of Ray's famous summer farm dinners. Dine at Bradley Farm on July 10th for dinner by Chef/partner of Speedy Romeos, former Jean George chef and chef trainer for Vongerichten’s Culinary Concepts, a winner of the Starchef Rising Stars award in 2013. He has traveled the world for food, came and wowed us last year and is thrilled to be back! Sunday rate of $500.00 is all inclusive of stay and two seats at the dinner although dinner package is not required to rent the house for this weekend. Note: wine service sold separately. Only 55 seats available! More details here

note: pictures are being updated as we just completed painting the cottage white (from previous brown stain).

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Ginny

I am a recent Brooklyn native and have fallen in love with Mohonk mountain. Easy to do if you're a nature-lover. I look forward to all seasons for hiking, fishing, gardening and being part of the wonderful New Paltz community.

Ginny purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Ginny chose Hudson Valley

My cottage offers a little taste of mountain living. A great place for your 'arrival of the wild country of the soul.' Deer, rabbits, fox, birds and our owl, share space with us. I've also fallen in love with the stone on the mountain and recommend a little pre-read on the geology and glacial activity that occurred on the mountain, the reason for the massive boulders in the fields and around the yard.

What makes this cottage unique

Red Gate Cottage is a labor of love. A constant garden. I'm just getting started with transforming it to a unique alpine home. Look for updates on our progress!


New Paltz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Fresh cotton towels provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sofa in the den, which closes for privacy
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Doorway to garden, organic cotton sheets; comfy blankets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both beds are brand new and queen-sized with new pillows and linens as well.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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 & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Mohonk Mountain Living!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

The home is beautiful and very well located. Ginny is a caring host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! We spent a full month here and truly were able to feel at home. Whenever there was an issue, Ginny was quick to take responsibility for it and take care of it and so we felt completely cared for and cared about while we were there. We have two kids 8 and 4 who enjoyed the house and it's garden. The location is amazing, close to New Paltz but also just minutes from Mohonk preserve for great hikes and swimming! We very much recommend this home for your next vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great cottage - would return

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Red Gate Cottage!!! The cottage had so much charm and was perfect for our weekend in New Paltz. It was a perfect location for us, close to town as well as the Mohonk Preserve. We would love to return especially in the warmer months so that we can enjoy the yard and gardens.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall Getaway

  • 4 of 5

I drove from Missouri to meet my daughters, who live in Brooklyn, to this charming and beautiful spot. Ginny, our host, was exceptionally responsive and made herself available by text or phone for any immediate needs. The home is warm and welcoming with plenty of spaces to gather together, or to spread out for quiet reading or conversation. It's furnished tastefully and with imagination and whimsy. We were offered the owners' CSA box, which was an added bonus and was put to good use. Hiking, shopping and great restaurants abound. I hope sometime to return to this cozy spot.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house to spend a few relaxed days

  • 4 of 5

Great house with a lot of space to spread out for a family, roomy kitchen, comfy beds. Tons of books and games to entertain. Stocked kitchen. We spent a few days with two kids and enjoyed the proximity to New Paltz and the hiking trails. There is no gate so smaller kids will need to be watched closely outside as the property is only a few feet from Mountain Rest Road (not too noisy as BRs face the back and traffic calms down at night). Overall we greatly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and property!

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded our expectations. There was plenty of room for six adults to sleep. The house had everything that we needed and more. The landscaping around the house is magnificent, the flowers and plants are beautiful. The house is located 2 miles from Mohonk Mountain House and a five minute drive to town. We attended a wedding at Mohawk Mountain house, a couple of guest didn't want to have to worry about driving back to the house from the wedding so they took a taxi. There is a 24 hour taxi service up there. I highly recommend this house for any occasion.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Perfect" Little Guest House

  • 5 of 5

Our 2-generation family truly enjoyed our stay, including 2 teenagers who found the cottage full of charm & character! The location was ideal for our visit to New Paltz. The owners were delightful, interesting, and provided an awesome breakfast. We all plan to return next summer, to enjoy the pool and all the area has to offer. A delightful treasure!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Brauhaus, A Tavola, Rock n' Rye, Huguenot
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Poughkeepsie, NY
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
New Paltz Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Metro North/Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
, A Tavola, Rock n' Rye, Huguenot, Suruch
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Hunter, Belleayre
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lake Minnewaska
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

New Paltz Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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