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Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Sleeps 4 + a child (or 2)

The house sits on top of the Shawangunk Ridge, in the Hamlet of Cragsmoor, looking toward Minnewaska State Park and the Catskill Mountains. It is a 2 story house with the living/dining areas, a sunroom, a bedroom and bath and the kitchen (with washer and dryer) on the 1st floor and one large bedroom with it's own bathroom on the second floor. In addition there is a futon and plenty of room for it on either floor. The house has central heat and a wood stove on the first floor.

Cragsmoor has been home to artists since the late 19th century including, George Inness, Jr, E.L. Henry (who's house is next door) Helen Turner and Charles Curran. Many of its houses and the 100 year old Cragsmoor Library and the Stone Church were designed by Frederick Dellenbaugh, who charted the West with John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt.

Bear Hill, a ten minute walk from the house, and Sam's Point, a 30 minute walk, feature breathtaking views in opposite directions, some of the best rock climbing in the eastern U.S. and many hikes of different levels of difficulty, to waterfalls, natural ice caves, spring fed pools. Both are covered with the famous Shawangunk blueberry bushes, free for the picking.

There are spas, golf courses, antique stores, artists studios nearby. There is hang gliding in warm weather and cross country skiing in cold weather.

There is beauty of every kind, man made and God made. The top of Sam's Point is the only place in the world where Dwarf Pitch Pine trees grow, creating on erie landscape of black pine trucks interspersed with white Birches and endless blueberry bushes. And it smells so good!

More Details

Ann Kindberg
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Ann Kindberg

I live in Los Angeles and work in television. I try to get back to Cragsmoor as often as I can, but that is not very often, unfortunately.

Ann Kindberg purchased this house in 2008

Why Ann Kindberg chose Hudson Valley

My father and my Grandfather grew up in Cragsmoor. I spent summers in Cragsmoor with my brothers and it is one of our favorite places in the world. A copy of a painting of my father at age 9, by Helen Turner, hangs over the fireplace. It is called 'Mountain Boy.' A copy of a painting by E.L. Henry (who lived nest door) hangs in the 100 year old Cragsmoor Free Library. It is called 'Country School' and features my Grandfather, standing at the front of the class at age 6. I bought my house after my father told me to call Sally Matz (President of the Historical Society) and ask her to recommend a house to buy. Sally grew up down the hill on Schuyler Road from where my father grew up and her grandfather was the great illustrator, Arthur I. Keller. That's why!

What makes this house unique

There is no pressure. Your stay can be thrilling and challenging if that's what you want (rock climbing, hang gliding) or serene and beautiful (walks and books and food) or both.


Car: necessary

Cragsmoor has served as a cool mountain escape from city life since the middle of the 19th century. It was and is an artists' colony and many of its homes were designed and built by Frederick Dellenbaugh, a self taught architect and explorer with John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt. Cragsmoor is situated on the top of the Shawangunk Ridge at the Southern end of the Catskill Mountains. The views are spectacular and Rock outcroppings on the east and the west side of Cragsmoor provide hiking and rock climbing opportunities and in July and August, abundant blueberries, free for the picking. The 'Borsht Belt' resorts were actually located in the Shawangunk Mountains, and The Nevele, a sister resort of Grossinger's, is planning to reopen, with a casino.


Cragsmoor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , full size, thick, futon /entire upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Both have a bathroom attached. downstairs has a shower and upstairs a shower in the tub
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews
New York, NY

Cozy Home in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed here during the Blizzard that hit in mid-March. Such a beautiful home. 4 of us stayed their comfortably, cooked meals and gathered around the fire in the living room with amazing views of trees and mountains out the back windows from the living room and the bedrooms. Look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great weekend retreat

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I brought our dog to Cragsmoor for a winter weekend. The house and area were charming. It was a very cold few days with a lot of snow on the ground, so we spent most of our trip relaxing in the warm house. We did take a hike at the state park down the road - there were stunning views from the top of the trail. The weekend was exactly what we hoped it would be.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great, cozy and comfortable place

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a couple of days spent at this beautiful house. Booking was a breeze. The house is cozy, well maintained and equipped with all the necessary things to spend a great time. Views are amazing and it is a short ride to the magnificent Stone Church. Would not think twice staying here again. Thank you Ann for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not ask for more.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a lovely time staying at this home. The house, the beautiful artwork and architecture within, the view and the magical surrounding area all added up to a special vacation. Looking forward to the next opportunity to return. Highly recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Lovely Stay in Cragsmoor

  • 5 of 5

My family (parent, husband, and two year old) enjoyed staying in this house so much. The view in the morning was amazing...and it was the perfect little quiet escape we needed. The bedrooms (especially the big one, upstairs) were so cozy and comfortable...and the kitchen was well equipped with everything you could need. This is definitely a quaint little escape from the hustle and bustle. So nice to have a working wood burning stove, and the BBQ outside (if only it had been a little warmer).

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and charming this little mountain hideaway was an easy drive to local wineries, and to quaint little towns such as New Paltz. A little trouble with internet was solved by using the library down the road, with access available 24/7. This is in itself historical and worth viewing. Spectacular view from balcony especially with fall colors at sunrise. Perfect to paint, which I did!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $59

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