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Mohonk Mountain Living!

New Paltz, NY, USA
  • Cottage1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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.), High Falls (8.0) or Rosendale (7.0) for a quick run to Rock and Snow for gear or a bite of great comfort food at the Brauhaus. Redgate Cottage is a perfect place to embrace your love for mountain life, including cooking up comfort food, taking a vigorous hike or just slowing down.

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 distance: 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. 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 antiques and restaurants in Hudson.

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.


Complimentary passes for two to the historic Mohonk Preserve are including in the house rental and provide you access to their magnificent trails. Trail guides are available in the house. For an extraordinary day, you can purchase a day pass to the Mohonk Mountain House, which provides you access to its stunning grounds, trails, and lake.


The kitchen is fully-equipped if you are inspired to cook up something fresh with the locally grown organic produce or meats procured from one of the many local farms or markets. It's set up with a commercial-grade stove, a collection of cast-iron cookware, a full range of pots and pans, utensils, cutting boards and knives. Several spices and staples are provided for your convenience. A coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and bakeware are also on hand. Handmade ceramic dishes, glassware, tablecloths, and vintage flatware lend to a charming dining experience. A lovely farm table is a perfect way to serve up your feast, whether your entertaining friends or cooking up a romantic dinner. Outside is a Weber for all year round grilling.

Also included in your stay is our membership at the nearby Phillies Bridge Farm CSA (Spring-Fall only). 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 feel like you work on the farm.


If disconnecting is your plan, you can melt away the afternoon in the adjoining sun-room with lovely french doors to the deck and garden. A small collection of books are on hand. You're all set for work or streaming movies with the super-high broadband wireless internet available throughout the house.

Both bedrooms in Red Gate Cottage boast brand new extra comfy beds and fresh cotton linens. The master bedroom invites the outdoors with its east facing exposure and a new patio door that opens up to the yard. Fresh cotton towels are provided for your stay as well.

The utility room is equipped with washer and dryer.

Finally, full details on the house and many of the regions best sources of food, adventure, and other local secret finds are included in the house guide that you receive upon confirmation of your reservation.

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



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About Ginny

I am a 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 New Paltz

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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Doorway to garden, organic cotton sheets; comfy blankets
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 sleep sofa /futon, Pull out sofa in the den, which closes for privacy
      • Both beds are brand new and queen-sized with new pillows and linens as well.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Fresh cotton towels provided

      Location Type

        • Mountain
          Facing south on the slopes of Mohonk Mountain.
        • Resort
          Down the road from the famed Mohonk Mountain House. Hiking, dinner and spa services are available to non-guests.
        • River
          The Wallkill River is one of the many rivers in the area. It is right down the road for kayaking, tubing, fishing or a picnic.
        • Rural
        • Town
          New Paltz is home to the historic Hugeonot houses and SUNY New Paltz. Next door are Gardiner, High Falls, Stone Ridge and Rosendale, all charming little mountain communities.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Fresh, new cotton sheets
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Super High Speed Broadband, Wireless
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Plus den
                    • Parking
                      Four wheel drive recommended in winter
                    • Towels Provided
                      All cotton towels and plenty of them. You are welcome to bring your own. Please let us know what you'd prefer.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      There is plenty of wood to keep the fire going!


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          New five burner, w/ griddle GE Cafe Professional Range with second baking oven and griddle
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Small library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  A few toys and books for pre-schoolers
                                • Video Library
                                  small selection


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large and small Webers


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • museums
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • caves
                                            • playground
                                            • 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

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water tubing

                                                          17 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Hovel "not so sweet" hovel

                                                          Angel N.Medford, NJ

                                                          This property imbues the word rustic with a whole new meaning. The dead plants and debris at the entrance should have given us warning. We were very disappointed in the 3rd bedroom. It contained a very uncomfortable pull out sofa that has seen better days. The sheets for all 3 beds were torn and we slept very fitfully due to the constant noise from the busy road. The wiring is, shall we say very creative and we were in fear of fire from the obvious code violations. You would be better off pitching a tent than staying at this property.

                                                          Great Weekend Getaway!

                                                          eileen d.

                                                          This house was adorable, very comfortable and close to New Paltz and Mohonk. The owner, Ginny, was very easy to get ahold of and we would definitely stay here again!!!

                                                          Depends on what you are looking for

                                                          Deborah S.

                                                          The cottage is very, very quaint and decorated in second hand chic. It is very clean and has everything one needs for those who like to cook. The owner has clearly put a great deal of loving attention into the house.

                                                          But if peace and quiet of the countryside is what a renter is looking for, it will be difficult to find it here. The house is located close to the road on a mountainside that has a steady stream of traffic. For those renters who don’t care about traffic noise then look no further.

                                                          Lovely warm mountain cottage

                                                          Meggan D.

                                                          We very much enjoyed our long summer weekend at Red Gate Cottage. The house is cozy, with multiple seating areas. There is an outdoor patio with a table - a sun trap in the morning, and a large dining table inside. We made use of both, cooking every meal but one at home, with the help of the well-stocked kitchen and Ginny's membership in an awesome CSA farm!! The location is great - very close to Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park for hiking (both have trails with beautiful views). Also close to New Paltz, Rosendale and other nearby towns, both west and east of the Hudson. The beds and linen are lovely - one of my daughters slept on the fold-out sofa in the tv room, and that was comfy as well. The main downside, as others have noted, is that the house borders the road to Mohonk, and has quite a bit of traffic during the day; nighttime it's quiet, so there is no problem sleeping, but the noise detracts a bit from what would otherwise be idyllic morning lounging on the large lawn. A small price to pay for a well equipped comfortable cottage in a wonderful area.

                                                          Warm and Quaint

                                                          laura b.

                                                          A very charming place. It was enjoyable to stay and have a warm family conversation around the country dining room table.

                                                          Within easy distance to hiking and the lovely town.

                                                          The owner addressed any questions we had promptly. Thank you!!

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

                                                          Jonah G.

                                                          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!!!


                                                          New Paltz, NY, USA

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