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Hudson Valley Cozy Retreat Relaxation Guaranteed

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights

About the property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Rates vary May 1st - Oct 30th ( confirm rate before booking)

Scrambling for West Point Graduation 2017 ?

I can help, I have several new houses which are available send an inquiry to start the conversation. Need catering suggestions or want to set up a picnic at Trophy Point ? Let me know.

It's never to early to start planning for your Winter getaway...

Do you have a special Birthday ? Anniversary?

How about a work retreat ?

This home is perfect for resting, relaxation, restoring. It is fantastic for preparing meals as a group and having a decadent dinners with close friends or colleagues. This home is for mature guests who can appreciate the peace and serenity of this bucolic setting.

There are three buildings on the property and you will have access to two ( the main house and gym/studio) plus all the amenities. The third building is the proprietors who maybe on premise and may periodically need access to the basement.

There are many great homes in this area. Although our home is truly a retreat. I once wanted to own a spa and the closest I have come is adding endless amenities. The grounds are beautifully landscaped allowing for a walking meditation admiring the wonders of nature.

Using our outdoor walking labyrinth calms your mind as you weave into the center and out. Adjacent is the hot tub to soak your weary bones.

The outdoor living room cabana is equipped with a gorgeous stone fireplace ( we provide the wood for your convenience use as much as you like additional fee does apply). A glass of wine and the flames of a fire are a great way to end a summers day. Lounge by the pool and or revitalize in the sauna, you choose. Keep in mind the pool is open seasonally.

We have a king, full, queens and one twin mattress on the second floor (which sleep seven people). The porch has two twins and a full mattress and can sleep four. The heated porch is perfect for overflow, there is a full bed and two twin mattresses.There is one queen size bed and a futon in the studio above the gym. Keep in mind the outbuilding is a rustic experience and does not contain a bathroom.

More simplified :

1 king

2 queen

2 full

3 twin mattresses

1 futons

( several air mattresses)

The only question you will be asking yourself each day is which means should I use today to relax? Perhaps take a bath in the claw foot tub surrounded by candles in the master bedroom? Or indulge in a steam shower? Or lounge on the deck off the master bedroom? Or do you love to cook?

Our sunlight kitchen with Viking stove with 6 burners and griddle allows for plenty of creativity and hours of entertaining.

One charming feature of being in the Garrison area are dirt roads and driveways. We are preserving this feature and have a dirt driveway (A wet spring could mean a little mud).

Wireless internet and cable are available.

We are a two minute drive to the Metro North Hudson line train station or a 15 minute walk.

Lastly, we thrive on feedback and suggestions only in this way can we continue to enhance the beauty of this retreat space. If you rent with us know that you can contact us anytime to assist in making your stay delightful.

Some of our guests have rented this home for corporate retreats, special small birthday parties celebrating 30's, 40's, 50's ( groups of 8-10 ) etc,as headquarters for a local wedding ( the bridal party gets ready at the house and heads out to the event) and more.

Lots of options. What are you waiting?

Local attractions include :

Dia Museum and many galleries in Beacon, NY• West Point U.S. Military Academy • New York Renaissance Faire •?• Woodbury Common Premium Outlets • Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village •?• Appalachian Trail • Orange County Fairgrounds • Orange County Choppers •?• Museum Village in Orange County • Harness Racing & Hall of Fame at Goshen •?• Brotherhood Winery Tours • Storm King Art Center •?• Antiques • Farmers’ Market • Craft Fairs • Golf • Art Galleries • Factory Outlets

** Proprietor may be reside on premise**

Keywords: Country Home

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2017

About The Owner

I am an entrepreneur as well as a health and wellness keynote speaker, workshop leader , consultant and coach. I have authored three books called ' How to Stay Sane When Life isn't Tools for the Mind, Body and Spirit.' Vacationing is one tool I use to stay sane. Travel affords me the opportunity to step away from my life to step into my life. The monastic quality of voyaging fosters traveling light. Have you ever noticed that when you travel the most serendipitous things occur, well these occur everyday in our lives as well. Whether or not we stop to take note is another story. I hope you enjoy the wonders of traveling light and sharing in the gift of this retreat space. It was created with the sole purpose of having fun with friends and family.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why The Owner chose Hudson Valley

We started looking for a home as close as 30 minutes to Manhattan but could not find what we needed. Upon entering the town of Garrison we knew we had found home. Imagine a rural setting within one hour of Manhattan. Plus we are a two minute car ride to the train station. Having the ex -governor who is an outdoor enthusiast helps in preservation of this charming town.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Privacy is one of the many features enjoyed at this home. The lot is considered to be flagpole shaped which means we have a long driveway and the neighbors are not pressed up beside us. The 50 acres and horses across the street are an additional bonus.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Hudson Valley Cozy Retreat Relaxation Guaranteed
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews

A Beautiful Getaway With a Generous Host

  • 5 of 5

We loved getting to know Claudine’s beautiful home. When we walked in from the snow we were greeted by a welcoming fire in the potbelly stove. Claudine was courteous, welcoming and very responsive. We were able to comfortably sleep a team of nine between the main house and a well outfitted converted barn. We’re looking forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to the country for a business retreat. I am really thrilled everyone enjoyed themselves. I look forward to hosting you during the summer.
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Great place to stay while visiting West Point

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a weekend at this Garrison, NY home. The farmhouse has a lot of charm and character. Everything was clean and well maintained. It was a great set-up for our group of 5 adults, while visiting our son who is a cadet at West Point. The house is well equipped, and we genuinely enjoyed the indoor AND the outdoor living space. We did not use the workout facility or the separate sleeping quarters. There is a grocery store, a pharmacy and restaurants 5 minutes away in Cold Spring. We even had a cookout and served hamburgers to 20 guests on Friday night of our stay, which was easy to pull off - good gas grill, outdoor fireplace, great indoor kitchen and dinning areas inside and outside. The home is about a 20 minute drive to West Point, so that was easy for our group. Claudine was easy to work with, and we will definitely plan to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Point Ring Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Claudine is one of the most accommodating owners and truly concerned about making your stay the best it can be. The home is stocked with everything that you could need as if staying in a hotel. All linens, pool towels, paper products, shower products provided . Outside covered pool cabana was a treat to relax .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester, NY

Beautiful and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Claudine's home is a stunning country retreat. It is in great condition and the perfect charming getaway home. Tucked back in a private clearing the home is a wonderful way to experience upstate New York without traveling to far from the city. Claudine keeps the place in great condition and goes out of her way to make you and your guests feel comfortable. We had a wonderful experience and would love to go back there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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birthday celebrations

  • 5 of 5

We're a family of 22 from Boston and New York coming together for dad 80 th bday. Getting a house with such a large group and meeting our budget was a challenge. It seemed like no one wanted host such a large group. But Claudine, the host, welcomed us! She worked with us for weeks trying to accommodated our large group. She went out of her to make sure we had a home that meet our needs. We stayed at the big yellow farmhouse for a long weekend.

The rustic luxury farmhouse had 4 extra air mattresses that were filled and covered with bedding and everyone had a space to sleep.

Claudine was low impact, responsive and non intrusive. Would stay here again. The grounds are beautiful and the pool cabana area is great for outdoor BBQ

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming out and trusting that the property would work for your very special event. It was truly wonderful to host a family that reminded me of and felt like my family. I hope to host you again soon.
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Chicago, Illinois

2016 West Point Graduation

  • 2 of 5

When I first contacted Claudine regarding this rental, I informed her that our party included 10 people of which there was my husband, myself & son, -nephew, mother, sister, 2 sisters in law and 1 additional married couple. Other than my son and nephew no one in my party was under 50 yrs old. That being said she assured me that the house could sleep up to 14.

Here is the reality of this rental... 1 king bed master, 1 queen bed children's room (small) with a trundle bed beneath , one twin bed in 2nd child's room small with a trundle beneath,(both kids room, when pulled out no room to move about the room). All additional bedding must be set up by you (pulling out of beds from underneath storage) Neither bed rises so occupant sleeps basically on floor. Remaining bedding in the main house is comprised of 1 saggy sofa and a a full/ queen beed on a 3 season porch and 1 saggy couch in living room. There is the option to use inflatable mattresses in these rooms and there is a mattress on the floor over the garage, which has no bathroom and is not connected to the house. You must walk down a very small STEEP SPIRAL staircase and then outside walk across the yard to use the facilities (a problem at night?).

By my standards if you say it sleeps 14 there should be beds for 14 and if not, actual bedding the description of how the bedding will be arranged should be disclosed. Also remember only 2 bathrooms for 14 people. The house is not anywhere (in my opinion) rental clean. It might be have the family and friends over clean, but definitely not rental clean.

Finally, Claudine is not professional in her actions as a renter. She entered the premises several times over our rental period one time using the kitchen and basement to make punch for a different client while we were not in the home (kind of an issue fro me?). She did ask, but at this point what are we suppose to say "no?" Be aware that the family will be living on the premises in a very small building on the property across the yard.

Would I recommend this house - I would definitely suggest a visit to confirm that this will work for you. My son was moved from Class of 2015 to Class of 2016 as a result of a training injury. We were unable to guarantee graduation until February of 2016 so we were scrambling and not able to visit before renting. I guess it depends on your needs and your expectations. It fell well below mine in product and professionalism.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claudine, Yes the week was wonderful, Thank you, Unfortunately I received this once I was home. I lost my phone at graduation on Saturday and did not have access to email. We did most of what you asked, I wish you would have gone over this when we checked in.... Kind Regards, Renee Note from the mother of the WP graduate, Renee M, of Ameritech upon departure. Notice the very first line. " Yes the week was wonderful, Thank you," Clearly she did not take the time to read the detailed house notes that included check out notes. Upon further exploration this review came down to $, the guest was soured having lost her prior deposit and had to pay for another house. 3 months later the reality of finances set in. Unhappy guest voicing one's opinion in the moment gives the host a chance to resolve the problem. Honesty/being upfront is vital & fair. Otherwise it seems passive aggressive. i thrive on feedback which helps the host/guest relationship. After 12 years in this business, I continually upgrade the furnishings, the bedding, the care of the house. Read through all reviews, on VRBO.With 55+ reviews on Airbnb, 98.5% positive (how could so many guests be wrong). The thread through the reviews: plenty of space for a large groups, comfortable, clean, well maintained and welcoming. Also the host is professional, responsive, non intrusive and respectful. Some people are just hard to please. I take my job seriously. My goal is to create wonderful memories. Everything mentioned in Renee's review is in my description. Also pictures don't lie, what you see is exactly what you get. I question whether she read the description. The configuration of the beds are detailed not once but 3 times. Trundle beds elevate and some are down low. I have both types. The rustic experience in the studio above the gym -listed. My guests have the final say whether 2.5 bathrooms are enough for their group. Renee had 10 guests why was 14 a complaint. I have hosted up to 22 and the 2.5 bathrooms seem to work. As mentioned, due to some recent changes in rental policy and aiming to be low impact on my neighbors, I sometimes reside on the premise. I know what I offer and am clear about my intentions. I have nothing to hide, If you would like to do a walk through of the property, I have an open door policy on Friday's between 2- 3:30pm. If any other day is needed it may result in a small fee which will be deducted from your booking. Thank you for your time and consideration!
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Dia Museum and many galleries in Beacon, NY• West Point U.S. Military Academy • New York Renaissance Faire • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets • Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village • Appalachian Trail • Orange County Fairgrounds • Orange County Choppers • Museum Village in Orange County • Harness Racing & Hall of Fame at Goshen • Brotherhood Winery Tours • Storm King Art Center • Antiques • Farmers’ Market • Craft Fairs • Golf • Art Galleries • Factory Outlets


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Garrison, Hudson Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Fun 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
West Point 2018
23 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £200
Property Damage Protection £79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Garrison in New York

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Full state of the art gym with studio for dance or yoga, Steam shower in master bedroom. Beautiful gardens / outdoor rooms. We have a king size bed, full size bed, and three twins bed on second floor. Livingroom has a pullout couch. There are three full size futons in the studio above the gym, the cabin and enclosed porch. There are no bathrooms in the out house area. You do need to use the bathroom at the main house. The pool can be heated for an additional expense.

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