we are less than two hours from new york city set amongst small mountains, lots of creeks, fields and 18th and 19th century farmhouses.
the one of a kind barn can accommodate up to six comfortably, and up to eight with use of our private farmhouse suite (made up of one guest bedroom, full guest bathroom, and attached living room, entering through your own private deck). the farmhouse suite living room requires quiet after 9pm as it is attached to the rest of the family home, though it is also offers it's own sense of privacy facing the side yard and rocky hillock.
the barn is also oriented privately, enveloped by the expansive, sloping meadow situated at the base of the hill behind the home. the land is a veritable bird sanctuary in the warmer seasons. deer, turkey, and the occasional coyote or bobcat might be espied. in winter, rooftops of two neighbors are visible, but otherwise, the rear view of the barn and all it's large windows is completely private. entrance to the barn is from the rear deck, on which is an outdoor table and seating for eight (with room for more).
the barn was meticulously and lovingly crafted to be welcoming and as open as possible, making use of reclaimed wood from the barn when saved years prior. original and recycled beams also highlight the rooms' bones, while old window sashes rise to the peak of the vaulted ceiling to create dramatic room divisions.
the barns larger downstairs bedroom has it's own private 1/2 bath. it has double, ceiling high french doors opening onto a mini private deck. the old upstairs hayloft is now one great open space with imagined divisions between kitchen, fireplace, dining room, and fitting room. in the upstairs, only the bedroom and bathroom have clearly defined walls, with the bedroom having glass doors, and playful upper window sash dividers maintaining a light filled connected space (though not soundproof). both bedrooms have a queen bed. in the open living space, a daybed and a pullout sofa – both queen size – can be used as beds. linens are stored in the upstairs bedroom shelves. the daybed is a favorite choice of many for sleeping by the fire.
an upstairs loft stores games, pillows, extra blankets, books, kid's toys and more. your own private washer & dryer is downstairs.
cycling component coming soon...
we will soon offer a full suite of supportive services for cyclists who come for the intimate experience of seeing the hudson river valley on two wheels, including:
- bike rentals and demos
- curated routes on transformative roudes (including pre-programmed routes on bike computers with turn by turn instruction)
- bike stands to clean or work on your ride
- pumps, tools, and basic drivetrain cleaning & lubing necessities
- covered indoor storage
- sag support, minor
- transportation of luggage and bikes from nearest train stations
- shipping facilitation for bikes and accessories (fees may apply)
- parts and professional mechanical work depending on availability
- covered or indoor storage
- other requests, please inquire.
...the old transport roads of the hudson river valley and southern new england will take you back in time. closer to the big river you will find flatter roads connecting quaint river towns. everywhere else hills and steep punchy climbs predominate. there are plenty of routes that can average 100’ of climbing for every mile. iconic climbs such as bash bish, mcgee, and turkey hill (from all 4 sides) are memorable. in almost every case, the climbs will reward with gorgeous views across the taconics, often towards either the catskills or berkshires. if gravel is your thing, there is plenty.
to see a sampling of our routes, click here.