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Hudson Valley - 2-Bedroom Retreat on 120-Acre Farm

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Historic Renovated Cottage, sleeps up to 6

This 2-bedroom sunny cottage - originally built as a schoolhouse in 1847 and completely renovated in 2013- sleeps up to six people and provides guests a getaway on a 120-acre farm.

The cottage works well for friends' reunions, families with children, and as a peaceful, romantic escape. Writers have used the cottage for quiet inspiration. Climbers and hikers use it as a base for getting to the Cliffs and Mohonk Preserve.

Inside the Schoolhouse, the clean cozy design will leave you rested. Windows and skylights light the great, wood-beamed room where there is a pull out double couch, a renovated eat-in kitchen, and a dining table for six. The kitchen has cooking utensils, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. The Cottage has cable, a flat screen, Blu Ray, and WIFI.

The Master bedroom looks out on the farm and the second bedroom has twins that can be pushed together to make a king. There is an in-between room that has a stackable washer/dryer and an additional single bed. There are clean linens, towels, and fresh soap.

Just outside the Schoolhouse, guests enjoy using a Weber Grill for barbecues, sitting on Adirondack chairs and taking in the farmscape acres.

Depending on instructors' availability, guests can arrange to take beginning and advanced English riding lessons in our year-round, indoor riding barn or outdoors as they look up at the Shawangunk cliffs. Whether you ride or not, you're sure to enjoy walking the carriage trails, meeting the donkeys, ponies, and horses. Amateur photographers will love how the sun lights the farm the mountains, and the animals, etc.

The Cottage is a perfect location to enjoy the Hudson Valley. It is less than 5 minutes to the Mohonk Preserve trailheads and less than 10 minutes to Main Street in New Paltz and to the Village of Gardiner. There is a great variety of nearby restaurants, shopping and fun things to do.

More Details

Owner
Tom
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, danish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Tom

Although we never imagined living on a farm - it is one of the prettiest places on earth. We love nature and never tire of cliff views, the changing light, and the chance to see hawks, wild turkey, deer, etc.

New Paltz is a phenomenal place to live with a great vibe in town and nice people who love outdoor adventures, art, and delicious food. We used to live in San Francisco and thought we'd never live anywhere else, until we got here.

Come visit our farm. It's a great place to be. If you've got kids, they will love meeting the donkeys, horses, ponies, chickens, and our friendly dogs: Charlie, Oscar, and Olive.

Tom purchased this house in 2007

Why Tom chose New Paltz

The dead-on views of the Gunks. Early morning sun hits the rocks and the day begins fresh. At night we hear crickets, owls, frogs, and in the summer, we see fireflies as night sets. Hard to imagine a prettier place than LaLuna Farm.

What makes this house unique

The Schoolhouse Cottage has been a fun project. We like to make places nice...in this case, we wanted the Cottage to be the type of clean, quiet retreat we always wish for when we travel. We hope that our guests feel at home and enjoy the farm, the walking trails, the horses and animals. The Cottage is a perfect base for exploring the Hudson Valley.

Amenities

New Paltz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is renovated and rustic...white tiles with blue accents and barn wood wainscoting.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The twin beds can be pushed together to make a King.
  • The MBR has a queen bed with an armchair and ottoman. There is a large closet and bureau. If you have an infant, there is plenty of room on all sides of the bed for a portable crib. There's a lovely view from the bed to the farm.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Hudson Valley - 2-Bedroom Retreat on 120-Acre Farm
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews
5

Don't hesitate! Lovely cottage, great location, wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The Schoolhouse cottage provided a wonderful getaway for our family with two small children. With the cottage as home base we were able to explore the area, taking in New Paltz, Mohank Preserve, hikes and surrounding areas. The cottage itself is very comfortable and lovely. Tom and Julie were wonderful hosts, making us feel comfortable to explore the grounds of their horse ranch. Each day we said hello to the animals even got to enjoy a dozen of the farm fresh eggs. I can't recommend this lovely spot enough.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are lucky to have great guests! No exception here. As we often say, we are the happiest when our guests are the happiest. In this case, a family took advantage of New Paltz, Mohonk, being at the farm, and enjoying the Cottage. Look forward to having them return. We are close enough and just far away enough from New York!
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5

Beautifully renovated 1800's school house.

  • 5 of 5

I would heartily recommend this property. It is thoughtfully stocked, making it easy to assimilate into the space and quickly move on to your vacation activities. The property was very clean, well-maintained, and conveniently located to many sites to visit. My sister and I also enjoyed the opportunity to feed the friendly donkeys and horses on the farm. Tom was quickly responsive to questions and requests. We are hoping to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, CT
5

Great quiet getaway weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect place for a getaway weekend. We love this area and we used this home as a home base for hiking in Minnewaska and visiting local breweries/distilleries. New Paltz is close enough that we could pick up anything we had forgotten but Gardiner had all we needed for a couple of meals out. We loved Cafe Mio, Gardiner Mercantile and Yard Owl. The cottage featured a comfortable bed, a nice seating area and complementary fixings for coffee & a bottle of wine (thank you!). We loved visiting the horses and donkeys on the farm at sunset. Thank you for opening your home to us :)

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautifully restored school house

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home and fantastic location.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful, a true treasure for those looking for a relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time visiting La Luna farm! The cottage was neat and well maintained-the perfect size for our family of 6. My girls loved walking to visit the horses each evening and the views on the farm are just breathtaking. We enjoyed day trips to the lakes, mountains, and caverns and just loved seeing open spaces. We will definitely be back again-thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Levittown, NY
5

A beautiful, peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two adults, two kids ages 4 and 2) enjoyed a wonderful 4th of July vacation at the Schoolhouse Cottage. The Cottage had everything we needed, and we all loved walking around the farm and getting to see the horses. Tom (the owner) was very gracious and helpful. The location of the Cottage was great, being just a short drive away from downtown New Paltz, where we enjoyed having lunch, did a bit of shopping, and took the kids to the Hasbrouck Park playground. We hope we can visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
88 Miles
LaGuardia
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Mountain Brauhaus
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
New Paltz Golf
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Beacon or Poughkeepsie NY Train Stations
Nearest Motorway
8.5 Miles
NYS Route 87
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
Mountain Brauhaus
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Minnewaska State Park
Car: necessary

There is so much to do - every day. Here's a brief list:

Apple-picking; pumpkin picking; Art: Storm King Art Center and DIA Art Museum; Brew Houses, wine tasting, a whiskey distillery nearby; Cuisine...there are loads of restaurants to explore on both sides of the Hudson River given our proximity to the CIA, the Culinary Institute of America.

HISTORY: Huguenot Street - the oldest stand of functioning stone houses in America; Hyde Park is home to FDR's presidential library and Valkill where Eleanor Roosevelt lived.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Walkway over the Hudson - a famous and fun state park for walking, roller-blading, jogging, etc. Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park offer amazing carriage trails for hiking, and premier rock climbing.

It's hard to capture the area in a few words. Safe to say, the Mid-Hudson Valley is a piece of paradise.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

RATES: Based on double occupancy; children charged as adults.
DAMAGE: We ask guests to let us know if something is damaged and then we work it out.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancel more than 30 days from arrival to receive refund, less $150.00 service fee. Cancel less than 30 days from arrival will result in forfeiting payment unless entire vacancy fills (less $150 service fee).
NOTES: No refunds for departing earlier than date specified by reservation.
MONTH: 28 days, 4 full weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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