Loft-like main lvg area w cathedral ceilings, 2 bedr, 1 br, 360 light and views
- english, french, spanish
About Merida Welles
My husband and I bought our house in Salt Point over 30 years ago and have spent almost every weekend there, decompressing from work and raising 2 boys in the city. We recently renovated "Cow Cabin" - just 5 minutes walk from our house - and are delighted to rent it out to thoughtful, appreciative guests. We are usually nearby if guests need any help. My husband runs the William Holman gallery and we have a showroom on our property. Guests will see steel sculptures in the distance - they belong to a fabulous German artist my husband represents.
Why Merida Welles chose Salt Point
Because guests rave about staying here.
What makes this Cabin unique
Peace, romance, nature, stunning views, complete tranquility and beauty, wilderness on your doorstep yet 84 miles from NYC.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
July 4th Getaway
My husband and I, and our adult daughter had a lovely, peaceful week's stay at the Cow Cabin. It is an easy 25 minutes drive to Poughkeepsie train station to pick our NYC daughter up. It was within reasonable driving distance to the attractions in Dutchess County we wanted to see. The cabin is beautifully decorated. The views of rolling hills are uninterrupted and the sound of frogs at night are charming. We could not hear any traffic noise at all. Merida was very responsive to any questions we had via text. The AC in the main area works very well. Only on the hottest nights (reached 90 during the day), were the bedrooms a little stuffy and we used the portable fan supplied. There are mowed pathways for hiking around the property. The grass is quite long and sometimes wet, so wear appropriate footwear. Also protect yourself against ticks. There are cows in two enclosed pastures that we enjoyed seeing. Lots of birds, turkeys, woodchucks and rabbits and one skunk. And no, there is no TV, but good WiFi. We had a great time.
Merida’s Cow Cabin was ideal for us. It was perfectly comfortable, beautiful views from every window and absolutely private. The hamlet of Salt Point was charming and an excellent jump-off point to the many activities in the Poughkeepsie/Hyde Park/Rhinebeck area. We spent 4 very happy days in the cabin and it was difficult to leave!
Dreamy week at the Cow Cabin
This is a lovely, peaceful spot with beautiful views and seclusion. We enjoyed walking the trails and touring nearby Vanderbilt and Roosevelt historic homes. The Fire side BBQ nearby was a cozy and friendly spot. The beds were very comfortable and we were able to regulate temperature using all amenities, including AC, ceiling fans, and the fireplace stove!
We loved it! We are sad to go. We hope to return!!
Piece of Paradise
This a single Mom and business owner get away weekend to hear Pema Chodron speak at Omega and I couldnt have asked for a more ideal experience. I worked on a speech I was giving that week in complete isolation with only the cows peaceful romps in the field to distract me. Thank you! I will return anytime I visit Omega!!!
Magical County Cabin
The cabin met all our expirations. It was a great retreat for the Thanksgiving Holidays. With family near by we had our own private country Cow Cabin. Everything was first class. The property provides total privacy.
We loved the open fire and just when we thought the fire wood was running out a magical man in a truck came and delivered another load of logs. The view from every window were breath taking. We saw deers, bob cat, rabbits, ducks and wild turkeys on Thanksgiving Day. We enjoyed making family memories at the Cow Cabin.
Rosalie, thank you for the lovely review. Hope you come back soon. Cannot believe you actually saw a bobcat ! i’m so jealous !
Great country escape!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cow Cabin. The surroundings were lovely and a great change of pace from a hectic lifestyle. Although there was no tv, which initially was a surprise, it ended up to be a blessing in disguise. It was so nice to listen to music and enjoy conversation while sitting around a fire. The accommodations were comfortable and had everything you would need. We will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you Merida for being a great hostess.