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West Wing in High Falls on 30 Acres

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bath, sleeps two

Ninety miles from the George Washington Bridge and NYC, and on a hill above the Rondout Creek in High Falls, is a one bedroom, 850 square foot apartment complete except for a kitchen, that overlooks the Mohonk Preserve and Mountain House on the Shawangunk Ridge. Although attached by a 20 foot hallway to the main house which is the owner's residence, this rental is otherwise completely private, with two entrances. There is no kitchen, but an an under-the-counter refrigerator and microwave are available for guests and the cupboard is simply stocked with a few utensils, and there is an electric coffee pot and tea kettle. Although the owners live on site, this rental space is totally reserved for guests of the West Wing only. The outdoor areas have beautiful views of the ridge, a walking path to a secluded spot on the creek, and 3 acres under cultivation for flowers, fruits, berries, vegetables and medicinal and culinary herbs. The property is located just a couple of miles from several trailheads into the Mohonk Preserve and is close to the famous Trapps rock climbing area and Minnewaska State Park. High Falls and Stone Ridge are just 4 miles from the door where you will find all the necessities including farmers' markets, the High Falls Food Co-op, a number of restaurants, a pharmacy, a liquor store with a great selection, a full grocery store, antiques, gifts, and gas stations. Everything you need for a great country experience!

Guests enter the West Wing through the double Eastlake stained glass doors into the private hallway lined with glass windows. This opens into an expansive room with 22 foot ceilings, a large Moroccan lantern over a huge Iranian carpet on polished concrete floors with radiant heat. One wall is lined with bookcases, another with a sideboard stocked with a teakettle, coffee machine, and an under-the-counter refrigerator. A flat screen TV is available along with HBO, network channels, Netflix and ITunes movie rental. A spiral staircase leads up to an open loft with a 14 foot long and 48' wide built in window seat/bed. Seating in the living area accommodates three in an upholstered club chair from the 1940's, a leather library chairs and more seating or lounging on the teak daybed. A ceiling fan and AC keep the West Wing comfortable in summer. The red bedroom is decked out with an antique queen-size bed, Moroccan curtains and an en suite bathroom with separate shower and bath tub. Parking is available outside the front entrance. The lawns, garden and small farm areas circle the house on all sides.

Need more space closeby? Check out our other listings on VRBO, #379093 and #381193.

More Details

Sterrett Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Sterrett Smith

I am a painter and my husband is a writer and runs a graduate program in NYC. We needed space to work and found this beautiful hilltop with creek access. We put up 2 barns from the early 1800s and started establishing gardens and an edible landscape. I also have two rentals just across the creek, VRBO #379093 and #381193. I love to build, save old structures and keep my hands dirty and busy when not in the studio. High Falls is a great location for an easy commute into the metropolitan area while being worlds away in a true Hudson Valley paradise.

Sterrett Smith purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Sterrett Smith chose High Falls

This property is located in a geologically unique area adjacent to 25,000 acres of protected land that is home to the Mohonk Preserve, Mohonk Mountain House, Minnewaska State Park and many reservoirs within the watershed of NYC. The villages are historic, the food is fresh, and the countryside infectious. And it's an easy drive to so many great locations along the Hudson River, not to mention into NYC.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in High Falls in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Teak sleigh bed in living area, 14 foot long window seat that is 4 foot in width in loft up spiral staircase
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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West Wing in High Falls on 30 Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

A nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodations, cozy and warm in a beautiful setting. We were pleasantly surprised.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay.

  • 5 of 5

The West Wing was exactly as described. A clean, beautiful space that had unique and interesting furnishings. The space can best be described as a high-end hotel suite but with an additional beautiful loft.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, private, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

As described, excellent, clean, beautiful yard and surroundings. Sterrett (owner) also gave perfect instructions and area recommendations! Great place to get away to while we waited on our home to be ready!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Sterrett's gems in High Falls, which are just 2 1/2 hours from our home in Queens, NY. The West Wing is beautifully furnished and extremely confortable. The ample windows bring the natural surroundings right into the living space. The rain on our last day did not detract at all from this beautiful setting.

We'll be back.

George and Delores Duckett

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Sterrett s place is very clean and comfortable We enjoyed the peaceful privacy. And perfect location for good hiking. Would definitely recommmend to others

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very very nice. We are always comfortable at Sterett's . Bed was comfy, location pretty, all the comforts of home. And her decor is splendid. We look forward to our next stay. Beth

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in High Falls, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.84 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.92
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7
Cleaning £30.46 + Tax

Holiday rental rates are $160.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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