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Orchard Hill: Ski Deals + 1hr to NYC + Hot tub + Fire pit + Peaceful Retreat

Bedrooms 7
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 23+, Year Round Hot Tub, Ski, Ice Skate, Hike, Pool

WHY BOOK? Because we truly care about making your stay special, memorable and relaxing. You're booking both a home and a host who is there for you.

THE WHAT: Our 7,000 sqft historic farmhouse is perfect for everyone: getaways, reunions, corporate retreats, and small weddings (#LBGTQ-friendly). Loads of space, privacy, and peacefulness.

WHERE: We are 39 miles to NYC (under 1 hr), near the Woodbury Commons, West Point, and Harriman State Park.

The space

WELCOME TO OUR HOME! It brings us great joy to share our home with you.

Orchard Hill Estate is a unique 7,000 sqft HISTORIC ESTATE built in 1859. The home is a gem with BREATHTAKING VIEWS of OPEN SKIES and sounds of nature. Set on over 5.5 ACRES, our historic farmhouse is less than an hour from Manhattan. Close enough to be convenient but far enough to gaze countless stars in the darkened night sky. It offers lots of privacy inside and out. By the way, did we mention that we are PET-FRIENDLY (please see note on pets)?

There is plenty of space, allowing you to relax in style with your friends and family for the holidays or a getaway. Events and small weddings are allowed with prior approval (contact the host for wedding packages and event pricing - "other things to note" section). Our home is perfect for events of all types and we welcome all people. #LGBTQ-Friendly. Private Chef available upon request.

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Inside our farmhouse mansion, you will enjoy old and new. The home features an intimate living room with original hand carved moldings and wide-board floors, a formal dining room with plenty of seating as well as a large entertainment room perfect for a small wedding/party with an attached sunroom, and wrap-around decks. Our living room also has a BABY GRAND PIANO, which is almost as old as the house itself. Feel free to relax, and play some music.

Inside our home, you will also find three FIREPLACES including a Vermont Soap Stone WOOD BURNING STOVE and an additional PELLET STOVE in winter for ambiance and extra warmth. These are great places to sit with friends and get cozy with a bottle of wine.

You and your guests will enjoy serenity, peace, and privacy. Our farmhouse has FOUR BALCONIES and two ENCLOSED PORCHES. These are great for enjoying your early morning coffee while watching the sunrise or for an evening cup of tea while watching the sunsets. Our two covered decks still afford you to do this even in the wintertime. This is one of our favorite parts of the house.

For those who like to COOK, our home is the perfect place for you to dine with all of our friends. Our home is FULLY STOCKED with cookware, utensils, linens, towels, our personal spices & condiments for your use, though you are certainly welcome to bring you own. Do you love to have BBQ's? We also have two propane GRILLS. You will enjoy BBQing at the pool, it is one of our favorite things to do in the summer. If you like to BBQ in the winter, do not fear! Our grills are portable and you can move them closer to the house.


Our 3-story home can SLEEP up to 23 adults. ** Please see the section "other things to note"

There are seven very comfortable bedrooms with plush beds and unique sleep enhancing toppers and five full bathrooms. Our first-floor bedroom, which has a WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE bathroom, is perfect for older relatives who may not be able to climb one of our four staircases leading to the bedrooms on the second and third floors. Guests love our third-floor bedrooms. Intimate and open, the bedrooms are perfect for large get-togethers, reunions, weddings and families who treasure the rare occasions to all be together.


Our POOL is located in the back of the house next to the pool house and is very private. Here, you will also find our YEAR ROUND HOT TUB. Next to the pool area, we have a small ORCHARD of apple, pear, cherry, and walnut trees. When in season, we invite you to feast on whatever your hearts desire. Simply walk over to the apple orchard and help yourself. At the far rear of the backyard, is our FIRE PIT. The seating was built with repurposed wood from our barn (yes, this wood is from the 1800's).

The front of the house also has a lot to offer. You will enjoy walking down the steps of the front of the house to sit at our STONE FOUNTAIN. The blue stone steps are a theme throughout the property. Who knows where they will take you.

Interaction with guests

The house is 100% totally yours during your stay. We are available if you need us. Landscaping may be on the property to service the pool/grounds during your stay.

Summer/High season: Please note that maintenance (e.g., landscaping, garbage removal etc.) may occur on the property during your stay. Although we try to do these things when our home is not booked, our house is booked back to back in the high season. Maintenance will be done discretely and will not interfere with your stay.


• This is our actual home, and not a hotel or investment property. We do our best to make sure you are comfortable. We are here to answer any of your questions and provide guidance. Your happiness and enjoyment of our home is our top priority. Our house manual has more details on what we provide and what to expect. Please make sure to read that and share it with your guests.


Check in is at 4PM and check-out is at 11AM. The early check-in fee is $250. Late check-out may also be subject to a fee of $250 or 50% of the nightly rate (in peak season). As our home is frequently booked, early and late arrival/departures may not be available. If you would like one, we suggest reserving an alternative departure when booking (fee will apply).


We expect that you leave the house and grounds in the same (or better) condition than you found it. Our cleaning fee goes towards professional laundry service and cleaning company to sterilize the house for the next guests. We have cleaners who we pay a living wage. As this is a very large house, it takes a lot of time. This fee does not go towards cleaning up after you (e.g. doing your dishes, cleaning up large messes or after your pet etc.). Please treat our home as if it were your own. Host will arrive a few minutes prior to your check-out to say goodbye.


Guests fees are very typical of homes (and even in hotels). These fees go towards covering increased utility usage, changing of the linens, making extra beds etc. Day guests are not permitted without prior approval and may be subject to a guest fee.

Daily guest fees start at $45/person/day. Overnight guest fees start at $60/person/night.

• Changes to the number of guests are subject to the same cancellation policy as stated in this listing.


You may hold events (e.g., weddings, bachelorette parties etc.) at the house for an additional event fee and prior approval. Please note that holding an event at the house is subject to different pricing and rules/regulations. Weddings and large events take a toll on the home. Even small backyard events increase usage, wear and tear, and our commitment to you. If you are looking for a low-cost budget-friendly home to host your wedding or event, we may not be the right place for you. Most events/weddings at our home have budgets of 15k-40k to account for food, music, decorations, and accommodations etc.

We offer an event/wedding package that estimated to cost about 8 to 20k for a 3-night stay. THIS IS JUST FOR YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS and includes guest fees for extra guests! Please make sure that is in your budget before contacting us. The maximum allowed on the property is 75 people. More than 23 people constitute an event.


All renters should be over the ages of 21 years old. Guests under 21 years old must be supervised by a parent. Events are determined case-by-case basis. Younger renters may be considered on a case-by-case basis. We do allow West Point cadets below the renting age. Please provide the name of your surperior for a reference.


Our guests use the pool/grounds as a barefoot area. No glass by pool please. Maintaining the pool may require maintenance to make sure it's always crystal clear for you and if needed will be done early morning.


Pets are considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to a pet fee ($100 per pet). Pets must be pre-approved by the host.


Firewood for the fire pit is $15/night. You may use as much as you'd like.

• As Super Hosts, we strive to make sure that your stay will be extra special. Let us know if there is anything that we can do to help make your stay memorable and if there are any special needs.

• There are 4 fire extinguishers in the house, a first aid kit on the first floor and a buoy at the pool.

• This is a home in the country!! The house is amid wildlife etc. Unlike living in the city, if you leave the door or windows open, bugs will come inside. Please make sure to shut the doors and use the screen protectors.

• For your safety, the outside premises and grounds are under 24-hour video surveillance


We love hosting corporate other retreats. Our entertainment room can be set up to tailor your needs so please let us know what you need. The home has HI-SPEED INTERNET HUBS that extend to the grounds. The TV in the living room can be set up to accommodate presentations. Several areas in the home are great for breakout sessions. Please let us know if you are interested in personal chefs or catering services. We would be happy to provide you with recommendations.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Abbe

We are a family-run estate. We have owned our home for twenty years and watched our children grow up while they took advantage of the outside. Now, Shana, the eldest child, helps Abbe and Jeff to make your stay wonderful.

Abbe purchased this house in 1998

Why Abbe chose Woodbury


Our home is perfect for a large family, family reunions, or a trip with the grandparents. Our family room opens up into a small patio area, which is also connected to the front entrance, in case anyone has a hard time with steps! The kitchen, dining room, living room and our two covered decks are also wheel-chair accessible so no one has to feel left out.

Feel free to use whatever we have and make our home, yours! The kitchen is stocked with every appliance that you could ever wish for.

Another great feature is that our house is so large, but there is plenty of privacy for parents. Our dormitory style bedroom is the perfect room for siblings and cousins or friends. We have six other more private bedrooms for parents who would like some space from the children. Our entertainment room can be set up for arts and crafts or games, just let us know and we would be happy to accommodate you and your family no matter what your needs are.


Our large property has several spaces for playing soccer, volleyball or just running around. As all of our kids are grown, one of our favorite past-times is playing flashlight tag. There are so many trees to play hide and go seek! In addition, inside the house we have plenty of toys and books for kids of all ages.

During the summer time, the kids will love splashing in the pool. Feel free to use any of our pool floats or toys or if you are feeling adventurous, have a water gun or water balloon fight!

There are also plenty of kid-friendly attractions in the surrounding area. Make sure to ask us what’s in the nearby areas.

Although children of all ages are welcome, parents should know that we are not infant proof. Therefore, care should be taken with children of such a young age. However, if there is anything we can do to make your stay more memorable, please do not hesitate to ask us.

What makes this house unique

We are SuperHosts! Let us know how we can make your stay special.


- All linens, toiletries etc.

- Hot tub (year round)

- Seasonal pool

- Firepit (year round)

- Stone Fountain

- Small fruit orchard

- Fireplaces


Woodbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Each event (more than 23 people) will be looked at individually and discussed with you prior to your booking with us. Event fee may apply.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - 1st flr. - toilet , shower , Wheelchair Accessible
    Bathroom 3 2nd Flr. Grey - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 Entertainment Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , Master BR -Large Tub w/lots of windows, light, sunset views
  • We have toilet paper, hand towels, shower towels, wash cloths, liquid soaps for your use along with hair dryers and curling irons.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Common area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 futons, if needed and we have 3 very comfortable couches
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Gold Room - 1 queen , 1st floor handicap accessible
    Grey Room - 1 double , Next to master (2nd floor)- faces east
    Poet's Room - 1 queen , 2nd floor; North and East views
    Cherry Room - 1 double , 2nd floor; Faces West
    Family Room/Den/Study - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st floor
    Painter's Room - 1 queen , 3rd floor
    Retreat Room - 1 double , 5 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Dormitory Style Sleeping Arrangement. Sleeps 9 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have an extensive list of restaurants, things to do and more on our website. We never recommend a restaurant that we don't personally frequent. Visit -Tulcingo Mexican Restaurant (845.782.7593). Authentic & delicious Mexican food with a full service bar. -Villa Positano delivers (845.395.0786). There are menus in the house. One part is a pizzeria and the other a full restaurant w/bar. -Angelo's Sicilian Trattoria (845-781-4641) Okaeri Japanese - 845-492-2191 -The Lobster Pier (845.469.4442) -Allan's Falafel Middle Eastern Restaurant (845.469.1714) -Citrus Indian & Thai Restaurant (845.787.4947) _ Outback Steakhouse - There are other Japanese Restaurants in town, several Chinese, diners, etc.


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Very clean, well-loved, cozy and spacious. Very attentive, caring owners

  • 5 of 5

Often times, when arriving at an airbnb, there is no direct contact, and very little information. This was NOT the case with Orchard Hills. We were greeted by Bri, who welcomed us in to a clean house (with a fabulous no-shoe policy, which helps keep it super clean!). There were two roaring fires, music playing in the living room and some lovely welcome gifts. She gave us a thorough tour and the owners stayed in constant touch throughout the weekend, giving us lots of recommendations and assistance.

We loved that we could spread out and there were plenty of comfortable beds in the house. The only issue we had was that the front door is hard to latch and it was very windy and it must have blown open during the night. The owners were alerted that the temp was dropping in the house, and got in touch with us to make sure we closed it properly so the pipes would not freeze. You really have to yank the handle up and turn the latch and give it a few good tugs to make sure it is securely closed!

It is also good to know that since it is an older house, the main source of heat are the two fireplaces, so you will have to keep adding wood every hour or so.

We enjoyed cooking a nice dinner in the fully stocked kitchen, hanging by the fire and even used the event room for a little work out class! We also enjoyed a trip to the Woodbury Commons shopping center, which was very near by. And we had dinner at a local Mexican restaurant that made up for it's strip-mall location with great margaritas and fajitas. We also had a delicious farm to table brunch at Blooming Grove Farm.

Orchard Hill sets a high standard for AirBnb management and we would recommend the house to anyone looking for a comfortable, quiet retreat with a large group of people.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at this wonderful property. Despite having a large group (including babies and pups) the home was both spacious and comfortable. Shana and Abbe were incredibly available and accommodating, they made communication throughout the weekend a breeze.

The surrounding area is beautiful and there was no shortage of activities.

Our entire group had a great time!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Great for a large family. Hosts were very accommodating. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay at this beautiful farm house!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for my friends and I. We had a marvelous time. The pictures don't do it justice. The house is large and very spacious. We made a fire in the fire pit and had a great time roasting marshmallows. We had lots of fun. The area around the house is very beautiful, we hiked up to bear mountain where you have a fantastic view. The owners couldn't have been nicer. The communication was fast and warm.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Old Farn House - Character and Space

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 7 friends stayed for the weekend. We found the house and the service to be exceptional. The house has numerous bedrooms and can easily sleep more than 20. We met in the dining room and it was great for a meeting space. The house has so much space it could be used for virtually any circumstance. The pool and hot tub were great additions and we got to watch lots of wildlife - including deer around the yard. Highly recommended, we will be back

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim, You were a pleasure to host and we are glad that you had a great time and want to come back. We do have lots of wildlife,,,... and because we have the small orchard of apple, pear and cherry trees, the deer love to come to our property. As you probably experienced, they were very friendly and did not run away when they saw you. Don't know if you were able to pick any of the apples and pears while you were at our home but if so, people love the fruit and one can make the best apple pie or apple sauce. Thank you for leaving our home immaculate. Looking forward to hosting you again.
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amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

got everything we expected, plus. Jeff Abie and Shanna are and were truly great hosts with attention to detail. Always tying to accommodate our every need, anything we asked for was taken care of right away. By the end of our stay we felt like family with Jeff & Abie, would definitely come back again, very nice location near Harriman State Park plenty to do for all ages. The house was extremely neat and clean and well taken care of making it a pleasure for all. Thank you very much Jeff Abie and Shanna hope to see you guys again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Stewart Airport, Newark, JFK, La Guardia
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Captains Table, Bourbon St., Loughrans,
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Mansion Ridge Golf Club & Falkirk Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Metro-North, Short Line Bus, Greyhound Bus
Nearest Motorway
0.04 Miles
Route 17 or 287 (NYS Thruway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Pizza all clo
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
West Point Ski Victor Constant Ski, Mt. Peter-
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lake Welch, Harriman State Park
Car: recommended

Please check out our website: for things to do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning Fee $400

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Guests must have valid ID, phone number and email as per Home Away & VRBO. If requesting an early check-in or a late check-out, it may be subject to an additional fee. On holiday weekends, late check out fee is equal to 50% of the nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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