We are avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. We love to travel but always look forward to coming home to the Shawangunks. We would be glad to share our favorite hikes and walks with you in the Gunks and Catskills.
Theresa purchased this House in 1987
Why Theresa chose Pine Bush
This area is filled with hiking and outdoor opportunities. We were attracted to the Gunks at an early age and have made it our home because of the natural beauty and proximity to Sam's Point Preserve, Minnewaska Preserve and the Verkeerderkill Falls.
What makes this House unique
Our home offers a peaceful setting as well as a convenient location for the many activities in the Hudson Valley.
Burning of candles and incense not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Swimming in and boating are not allowed on pond
Please fill out and return rental agreement prior to stay
No excessive noise after 10 pm
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Fit for royalty
This property was exquisite for our family of four. From arrival until checkout, we enjoyed every minute.
The "castle" is a beautiful structure inside and out with the gazebo and grounds providing a peaceful and relaxing natural retreat.
Great care is taken of the whole property and amazing attention to detail is evident in everything from the architecture to the decor and furnishings to the detailed house manual. The house also featured every convenience that we could have desired.
Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer and we hope to return soon!
Stone Castle Love
We were thrilled with the castle and all amenities. We arrived to find it spotless, and ready for us to relax and unwind. The information packet and maps that were available were an assett!!! We would recommend this VBRO to anyone!!
Beautiful and relaxing
Clearly much loved and cared for house. We loved all the little details, beautiful furnishings and sparkling cleanliness. The kids thought sleeping in a castle was magical. Wonderful sleep/rest in comfy beds. Our group enjoyed being together in the big airy common spaces, but appreciated the privacy of the many bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms.
Quiet, lovely and spacious getaway
This is a wonderful place to stay with family. It is a beautiful setting, very quiet and private, with excellent access to hiking, breweries and charming small towns to explore.
An Immaculate, Intimate Home
My wife and spent the weekend with two other couples here, one of them had a five-year-old daughter. It was a lovely time. The property is a nice size for short walks and has a screened gazebo that sat all of us comfortably. In fact, we were so comfortable that from Fri night to Sunday, we never felt inclined to leave.
The house itself is spacious enough no one felt cramped. In fact, we all thought it was one of the few occasions that the photos of a place looked *smaller* than they turned out to be.
The kitchen is large enough for several people to prepare and clean up meals for 7 without getting in one another's way.
The entire house is immaculately clean and decored with a few charming odds and ends and paintings that add personality.
Everything about this house and the surrounding property made a perfect setting for a relaxing weekend of conversation among friends.
If possible, my recommendations for cleanliness, location and overall rating would be higher.
The Castle in Pine Bush
As we checked out today I asked my son’s and their wives for their thoughts on our stay and we were all very pleased with everything about the Castle. It was intriguing with all the nooks and crannies but very spacious for the 7 of us. We had a gathering on the 4th and everyone loved it. Like other comments I have seen it is a drive pretty much anywhere you want to go but we wanted family time and it was great
Highly recommend it to everyone!
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Rock Climbing (http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/)
You can get your outdoor gear nearby at Thruway Sporting Goods (www.thruwaysports.com)