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High Falls 1840 Greek Revival on 10 Acres

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Historic Country Home, 3 Bedrooms/2 bath, sleeps 6

We get a lot of inquiries about how close we are to WEST POINT and actually the property is 40 miles away. WEST POINT IS NEAR HIGHLAND FALLS, and this property is outside High Falls, 15 minutes from New Paltz.
This is a wonderful 3 BDR country house set on 10 acres near the historic villages of High Falls and Stone Ridge. I feel in love with it over 20 years ago, seeing it each day, as I lived just up the road. When it became available it was a project I jumped on, stripping it back to it's original 1840's moldings, wood floor and fireplaces. Although the house is not fancy, formal, or ornate, it has the solid, tangible charm of a comfortable country house you can really live in. The light is great in every room, and the layout inviting.
It is just minutes down the same scenic country road from the famous Mohonk Mountain House, a national historic landmark hotel and spa. Trailheads into the 8,000 acre Mohonk Preserve, New York's largest nonprofit nature preserve, are minutes from the door. Minnewaska State Park with 21,000 acres of protected wilderness, carriage roads, trails, lakes, and waterfalls, is a short drive away. Just cut through 'The Clove', an old Dutch name for the stunning valley now mostly owned by the Nature Conservancy and the Mohonk Preserve and you will have access to yet more trailheads! The house is an easy 90 minute drive from NYC to New Paltz, then through 'The Gunks', a world class rock climbing and hiking area. This is the cream of the Hudson Valley at its very best! Come soak up some of the Hudson Valley's rich history, explore local wineries, shop at family farm stands, poke around in antique shops, or sample the local fare in restaurants and watering holes in one of the surrounding towns.

This historic 1840s house, after an extensive recent renovation, has become a comfortable year-round vacation home, full of historic charm and character. It has three spacious bedrooms with 2 king beds and one queen, all with memory foam mattress toppers, and white linens. The master bedroom has its own private, tiled bath and deep soaking tub. The second shared bath also has a deep soaking tub. All the bedrooms have central air-conditioning. The kitchen is outfitted with what most cooks might need. If its not there we will try to get it for you! The rustic wooden farm table in the dining room is a fabulous gathering spot for a memorable meal. A collection of comfortable upholstered lounge chairs and sofas in the living room are centered around a wood burning fireplace and ringed by the original, beautiful old lead glass windows that invite looking out over the lawns and meadow.
Other amenities include outdoor seating and dining options on the two porches. The front porch has a large Moroccan mosaic table and chairs just off the kitchen for outdoor meals as well as a stainless steel Weber gas grill. The back porch with rocking chairs and a wicker couch overlooks the meadow towards the Rondout Creek and Catskill Mountains. There is WIFI thoughout and a flat-screen Sony TV with Apple TV, NetFlix, and basic cable. Check-out the large game cupboard with something entertaining for all ages.The basement has a fully equipped laundry room with washer, dryer, ironing board and table for folding.

Check-in is after 4 pm and check-out is by 11 am unless otherwise arranged with the owner.

There is also a one bedroom, 1000 square foot Carriage House with kitchen on site, which can be seen and reserved by visiting listing #929151 on HomeAway and #381193 on VRBO. It has its own separate driveway entrance but is on the same 10 acres down hill from the house. It can be rented in tandem with the house or on its own.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking indoors....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Full 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The Carriage House also has a full bath and is located on the property. It is available through listing #929151....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    WIFI with Apple TV, Netflix and cable TV...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 71 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 26 - Nov 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$325 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,800 $6,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $325
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750 $6,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Cleaning $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 2%


All holidays are charged at the weekend rate and some holidays have minimum stay requirements.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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The Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park with their over 25,000 acres of geologically unique land are within minutes from the property. The 'Gunks', one of the most important rock climbing sites in North America, is on the Shawangunk Ridge, just up the road a few miles. This rural area is known for its historic villages with their vintage shops, antique stores, restaurants and farm stands. All this is just 90 minutes from the George Washington Bridge and NYC.

Other Activities: rock climbing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We were lucky to be able to purchase this house from a family that had owned it for over 50 years. I am first of all a painter but have found myself over the years building or renovating, something I truly enjoy. My husband is a writer and also is director of a graduate program in NYC.

Why the Owner Chose High Falls, NY, USA:
We made the critical decision years ago to move to the Hudson Valley in order to have the space we needed for our large library and painting studio as well as land for a vegetable garden and fruit trees. High Falls is an easy drive from NYC which was a necessity for us. The area is home to many artists who have an active relationship with the city. It is also the source of water for NYC and therefore much of the land is protected or is part of the geologically unique 25,000 acres in the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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  • 1840s three bedroom Greek Revival

    1840s three bedroom Greek Revival

  • Historical architectural details

    Historical architectural details

  • Front hall

    Front hall

  • All gather around

    All gather around

  • Back porch seating for everyone!

    Back porch seating for everyone!

  • Wonderful views

    Wonderful views

  • Lots of wood for a nice fire

    Lots of wood for a nice fire

  • Private driveway with split rail fence and lovely gardens

    Private driveway with split rail fence and lovely gardens

  • Front entry and porch

    Front entry and porch

  • Character, comfort, and charm

    Character, comfort, and charm

  • Expansive lawns

    Expansive lawns

  • Festive dining room

    Festive dining room

  • Queen bedroom with desk and original mantle

    Queen bedroom with desk and original mantle

  • King size bedroom

    King size bedroom

  • King size third bedroom with en suite full bath

    King size third bedroom with en suite full bath

  • Copper mirror and marble sink in tiled full bath

    Copper mirror and marble sink in tiled full bath

  • 10 acre spread

    10 acre spread

VRBO #379093

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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