1840 Stagecoach Inn on Kripplebush Creek(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
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 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.
Member since: 2014
- 4500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 6 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 26 - Oct 10, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 7 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Oct 11 - Nov 27, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 7 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Holiday wknd Sunday nite $100
- Pet Fee $75
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Stone Ridge, NY, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
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.
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Our lovely 1840 farmhouse, looking deceptively small from this angle.
Main kitchen with mosaic table, tin backsplash, wrought-iron potrack, pappasan.
Dining room, seating 10.
Screen porch overlooking Kripplebush Creek. Glider for two!
'Storefront' apartment dining area.
Attic media room, with cable, DVD, Blu-Ray, Netflix. Off camera, large playroom
Reading nook off master suite.
Dressing area in master suite.
The sink room overlooks the creek; headboard is antique barn door.
Kid's room. Our daughter made the bed and 'arranged' the animals. Pretty good!
'Storefront' apartment queen bedroom.
Front hall reading/listening nook: well-stocked, well lit, luxuriously comfy.
The main kitchen--spacious yet cozy.
Living room as seen between dining-room pillars. French doors to screen porch.
Bug-free creekside dining!
'Storefront' apartment living room plus a corner of the kitchen.
Music room with grand piano, harpsichord, and giant Oriental rug.
California King bed in master suite. Off-camera: stepper, TV, and ensuite bath.
Master bath with vessel sink.
Blue queen bedroom with Bjorn travel crib, Eames rocker, playmat, and baby seat.
Country-style bedroom in the first-floor 'Hideaway.'
Creekside patio, with double glider just off-camera.
Tire swing, picnic table, lawn seating in spacious backyard.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, March 06, 2017
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