7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
- english, french
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.
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Roomy rural house. Eclectic decor.
This house provided an ideal respite from a busy wedding weekend full of multiple activities. It was spacious enough for us to host a birthday party for my 2y/o grandson without feeling cramped. The layout of the rooms became an instant playground for David as he wandered throughout only to discover an ideal chair for reading and a fun rocking seat.
The kitchen was well equipped, allowing me to cook breakfast for all including freshly pressed coffee.
The multiple bathrooms were a welcome feature as six adults tried to get ready at the same time for wedding events. However, some found it difficult to adjust the water temperature in some of the showers.
The screened-in porch was a bonus to use as the evening’s cooler weather moved in.
The house is set very close to a paved 2-lane road, so noise and headlights from passing vehicles can be disturbing if you are a light sleeper.
We enjoyed our stay, but the property would be a challenge to anyone with mobility issues.
Charming and spacious historic home
We rented this home with several families, all with kids for a long weekend in February. We all met at daycare with our kids in Brooklyn and had never vacationed together, but it was perfect for our large group- there are enough bedrooms to spare, with tons of neat little quirky wings of the home to really make feel like a huge space and give some privacy. The common spaces (big kitchen with sitting area, lovely dining room opening to living room, and the attic open space which was the perfect play space for the kids) were great. We had a fun hike on the property and when it snowed overnight had a great time with snowballs, snowmen, and a sled in the morning. Both the owners and their support contacts were very communicative, including when we wanted to find the fire pit to enjoy the lovely winter evening. We were happy to use that since the indoor fire places are off limits. Would be thrilled to return with our group or others again, perhaps in the warmer months! The location was great with Stone Ridge providing the necessary amenities and several attractions within striking distance (eg cideries, children's museum in Poughkepsie, restaurants in New Paltz, Troy, etc...).
love this place
Incredibly charming place and the owner was so helpful facilitating. This was our second rental with them over two different years. Would definitely return!
Michael, you and your group are welcome anytime! Thanks so much for your return business!
Cozy Fall Getaway Weekend
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!
Unique and comfortable
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.
The perfect Location
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.
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.