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1840 Stagecoach Inn On Kripplebush Creek

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Converge for a family or college-roommate reunion, or gather the kids, grandkids and dogs for a month in the country in our 4500+-square foot, 6/7-bedroom, 5-bath 1840 farmhouse on the banks of the Kripplebush Creek.

The spacious, rambling old house features a rocking-chair front porch, screen porch, music room (keyboard, piano, harpsichord), giant eat-in kitchen (with couch!), dining room seating 10, and living room with 1860 hearth. There is even an adorable extra kitchen! It's set on 3 grassy acres punctuated by the Kripplebush Creek, two patios, seasonal trampoline, grill, firepit, and a tire swing.

We adore our rambling, eccentric, heimische home next to the creek, where the wild turkeys gather in the grey dawn, and where we once found a crayfish in the clear, cold water. So many touches charmed us during that first walk-through with our realtor: the tire-swing in a backyard tree, the wooden slat bridge leading across the creek into the woods, the couch that made the spacious kitchen seem so cozy, the bedroom with an artisanal (and working!) pottery sink, the attic proportioned like a yoga studio, the virgin-forest 18-inch pine floorboards in the master suite, and the wood-clad 'Cabin in the Sky' that eventually became our music room, concert hall, and songwriting studio.

The house contains beds for 9, but comfortably sleeps up to 16 guests, including a Baby Bjorn travel crib for a child 0-3. And if you don't think you're looking for such a large place for your small family's vacation, know that our family of three regularly enjoy ourselves here without feeling as if we are knocking around in a deserted castle; this is a homey, warm house, which easily accommodates groups of any size without anyone feeling either isolated or crowded.

We are located two hours north of NYC, and accessible by car, Trailways bus (to nearby Rosendale), and both Amtrak and Metro-North rail lines to Poughkeepsie. We are 15 minutes from Kingston, 20 minutes from New Paltz, and 30 minutes from Woodstock.

The Hudson Valley is an all-seasons destination, with downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, river tubing, sledding, fruit-picking, leaf-peeping, shopping, farm-to-table and fine dining, a vibrant folk, rock, and classical music tradition, art galleries and open studios, antiquing, scenic walks, historic sites, unique small museums, farmers' markets, and beautifully-preserved Colonial-era architecture. The area is defined as much by the Hudson River as it is by its twin mountain ranges (Shawungunks to the east, Catskills to the west). Or just hang out near home: hike into the woods to find ruined stone walls, pack a picnic and walk the creek to the local Schoolhouse Museum or beyond, play the piano, cook a fabulous meal in our welcoming kitchen and enjoy it with 10 of your closest friends around our dining table made from a reclaimed bowling alley, or sip a glass of wine on the screen porch while night falls and the crickets sing a duet with the creek.

More Details

Jennie Litt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2017

About Jennie Litt

David and I lived in this wonderful house full time from when we purchased it, in December 2001, until we moved to Brooklyn in June 2009. Our daughter Mirabelle spent her first year here, and has loved rediscovering the house as a toddler and now a kindergartner! We originally moved to the Hudson Valley to start a chamber music festival, which we ran for 5 years at Ulster County Community College, among other locations (including our own music room!). However, David's and my career as a cabaret and songwriting duo was in the process of taking off at the time, and we felt we needed to be in NYC for that, so we bid a regretful farewell to the Hudson Valley. But we couldn't bear the idea of selling our wonderful home! And we relish the opportunity to share it with you.

Jennie Litt purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why Jennie Litt chose Stone Ridge

Initially, it was the vibrant and varied musical heritage of the Hudson Valley that drew us to its bosomy farmland and piney slopes. The Maverick Concerts in the Woods has brought classical music to the Catskills for a century, and Pete Seeger, atop his bluff overlooking the Hudson, strummed his banjo and dreamed of a better world, while the aristocracy of 1960s rock had the Aquarian vision that came into being as the festival known as Woodstock. It was the possibility of holding house concerts in our music room which made the decision for us, and we have enjoyed a most fulfilling musical life here. The fact that it is also a tourist area, with beautifully preserved 17th-century stone houses and glorious hiking appealed to us aesthetically; it is also the place to which so many of NYC's creative artists have fled since being priced out of their Greenwich Village garrets, which has made for an always-delightful social life. Our Hudson Valley is a friendly place full of artists and artisan foods, where we can be close to nature yet still close to NYC.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We adore our rambling, eccentric, heimische home next to the creek, where the wild turkeys gather in the grey dawn, and where we once found a crayfish in the clear, cold water under a rock. So many touches charmed us during that first walk-through: the tire-swing in a backyard tree, the wooden slat bridge leading across the creek into the woods, the couch that made the spacious kitchen seem so cozy, the bedroom with an artisanal (and working!) pottery sink, the attic proportioned like a yoga studio, the virgin-forest 18-inch pine floorboards in the master suite, and the wood-clad 'Cabin in the Sky' that eventually became our music room, rehearsal and concert hall, and songwriting studio.


Stone Ridge Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Brookview Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extra-long antique clawfoot tub.
    Hideaway Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Apartment Bath - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Dressing area, ensuite bath.
    Pink Room - 1 twin/ single
    Sink Room - 1 queen , Handcrafted pottery sink; overlooks creek.
    Attic - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen aerobed
    Apartment - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Suite: BR with queen bed, sleep sofa in LR, kitchen, bath.
    Blue Room - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , travel crib, bouncy seat, play mat, rocker
    Hideaway - 2 twin/ single , private bath, A/C.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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1840 Stagecoach Inn On Kripplebush Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

love this place

  • 5 of 5

Incredibly charming place and the owner was so helpful facilitating. This was our second rental with them over two different years. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, you and your group are welcome anytime! Thanks so much for your return business!
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Patchogue, New York

Cozy Fall Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful Fall weekend in Ulster County. Our stay at the 1840 Stagecoach Inn was fabulous! It was welcoming, comfortable, extremely interesting to wander around in, and had lots and lots of character. We were able to enjoy the property outside, as well, and took some nice walks with our children. The house was stocked with everything we could have possibly needed and more! Great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a big group of girls for my sister's bachelorette weekend. There was more than enough space to accommodate us all very comfortably. The house was clean. The home is definitely not "cookie cutter" - very unique design and space. Everyone had a wonderful time! The owners were helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Ten friends met in Stone Ridge for a seminar, and this house was the perfect location for us to relax and unwind and play music. This rambling historic house full of books and pianos and a harpsicord was charming and comfortable. I am sure we never found all the rooms. We looked at other properties, renovated and updated and totally forgetable. If that is what you are looking for this is not the house for you. This is a place for friends or family to unwind and create memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson Valley, New York, USA

Great Stay, Helpful Owner

  • 5 of 5

This property worked very well for my group of 12 people. There is plenty of room, places to sleep, and two large kitchens. The owners were very responsive, friendly, and helpful throughout the whole process and made sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson Valley

Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my wedding weekend. My bridesmaids and I stayed the night before my wedding and left in time for my fiancé and his groomsmen to get ready the next day. It was the perfect backdrop for pictures and even better for the after party gathering. Our bridal party and a couple of friends returned after the long and wonderful day. There was so much room to spread out. Everything was just perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40.9 Miles
Stewart Airport, Newburgh, NY
Nearest Golf
5.4 Miles
Stone Dock Golf Course
Nearest Train
26.8 Miles
Amtrak and Metro-North, Poughkeepsie, NY
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
NYS Thruway, Rte.87, exit 19 (Kingston)
Nearest Restaurant
0.91 Miles
Nearest Ski
41 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Car: necessary

The historic and beautiful Hudson Valley is a collection of lovely old towns ringed by mountains and bisected by the lordly Hudson River. Farms, orchards, fine dining hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, scenic walks, antiquing, shopping, folk music, and local fairs and markets are among the attractions. Equally great is just to hang out with friends or family in a beautiful old farmhouse, cook, toast marshmallows, dabble your feet in the Kripplebush Creek, and relax. Urban New Yorkers have made the Hudson Valley their second home for more than two hundred years, and its small-town sophistication reflects that urban-rural interconnectedness. Foodies and eco-foodies in particular will relish the many farm-to-table restaurants and the opportunity to get to the actual source of those local foods they prize. There are endless hikes for lovers of the outdoors, from the flat rail trail system that runs for miles through the area, to serious mountaineering. Historic homes (FDR, the Vanderbilts) and sites, small museums (the D&H Canal Museum in High Falls, the Samuel Dorsky Art Museum in New Paltz), and remnants of Colonial-era settlement (such as New Paltz's Huguenot Street, the Old Hurley Burying Ground, and Kingston's Stockade District) provide historic interest. Music of all types, from classical (The Maverick Concerts) to folk (check local listings) to classic rock at the Bearsvile Theatre, art galleries and open studios abound for culture-lovers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $400
Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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