|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Step into the comfort and tranquility of our Japanese-inspired guesthouse. Set in the woods of the Shawangunk Ridge just 90 miles north of Manhattan, Treehouse of the August Moon is the perfect weekend getaway for two, especially if you’re a pianist.
We’re off a dead-end, gravel road, down a thousand-foot driveway, with access to the Rondout Creek, Mohonk Preserve, and the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. A short ramble through our property leads to a private swimming hole on the Rondout. Fishing for small mouth bass and bluegills is excellent.
Treehouse is perched over a 19th century stone foundation in the middle of 20 wooded acres, surrounded by a deck and small patio. Dappled light floods in through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, with custom-made, sliding shoji screens. Wake to the sounds of birdsong in the trees and the river 40 yards down the hill. Wild turkey, white tailed deer, red fox, bald eagles and red tailed hawks are common sights.
Quality furnishings include many vintage and designer pieces. Soothing colors, original artwork, comfortable seating and bedding, and good lighting add to the overall harmony. An eclectic reading library and CD collection are provided. There is a small, separate kitchenette with basic amenities. The bath has a standard tub/shower.
In the main room, there is a beautiful, 5’8” Mason and Hamlin grand piano, with a large collection of sheet music. It is well-maintained by a respected local piano restorer and tuner who works with the Bard, Vassar, and PianoSummer at SUNY New Paltz music departments.
The quaint village of Rosendale is only one mile away and boasts several casual restaurants and cafes, two renowned live entertainment venues, a first rate bakery, independent movie theatre, artists’ galleries and antique shops, a bike shop for rentals, and a Trailways bus station with express service to Manhattan. More restaurants, galleries, shops and entertainment are a 10-minute drive away in historic High Falls and picturesque Stone Ridge. The bustling college town of New Paltz is fifteen minutes by car, or a half hour’s bike ride or hour’s walk on the Rail Trail. Kingston and Woodstock are about a half hour’s drive.
Keywords: Guesthouse, private, woodland, creek access, piano, weekend, Treehouse
The Treehouse is one of my favourite ways to recharge and refresh my soul. The tranquil surroundings and peaceful woodland setting are the perfect complement to the exquisitely furnished interior. Arrive with no more than your toothbrush - everything you could possibly need (and more!) is provided by Barbara and Ron - your diligent, thoughtful, and knowledgeable hosts. Access to the creek is an adventure in itself with sightings of speckled fawn, fox, chipmunks and a gentle dog who lives up the road. Once you're at the waters’ edge you might get lucky and see a hawk. If not, there are plenty of birds sightings as you sit on the porch and enjoy a fragrant cup of tea ... with a yummy brownie provisioned from the Alternative Baker. If you get tired of all that loveliness then hop into bed early, cozy in between the sun-dried crisp sheets and enjoy the sound of crickets and the light show provided by the fireflies!! Magical, mesmerizing and mellifluous. Mmm ... Memorable in every way!
In just 48 hours, we feel refreshed and renewed! The Treehouse is peaceful and pretty, and the host pays special attention to little details that make for a great user experience - i.e., luggage rack, bottled spring water, chairs for the deck, inner tubes for the creek, brownies (yum) upon arrival. On a hot August weekend, the best part for us was access to the clear, cool creek -- great for swimming, tubing and fishing (we did all three). This home is super-clean and very bright and will lift your spirits. Only warning: she means it about the tiny kitchen. It really is small. But, it's very efficiently designed and it is possible to make any meal, as we did.
Thank you for a sustaining weekend away!
Treehouse is a true retreat. It is perfectly situated amidst nature's serenity while also so close to town (side note: The Rosendale Cafe was downright amazing ! You could taste the love that goes into every dish... Trust us, we each ate two breakfasts and two dinners !! Fresh, local ingredients, savory goodness and kind and hardworking staff !). Back to Treehouse: the beautiful piano drew me in right away -- thank you for such a delightful bonus! Your spatial set-up as well as your collection of books, music, and tasteful decor makes for a comforting and renewing escape. Also, my husband, always overheated, greatly appreciated the perfectly working central air conditioning. We will miss the river's serenade and the comfort of Treehouse! Barbara, you are awesome! Hope to be back soon !
Dana and Nick :)
We stayed at the Treehouse for a long weekend in May and it was a perfect romantic getaway from the the city. The house itself was so lovely and comfortable, and the property was just beautiful. Gorgeous view from every window, rain or shine! It was so peaceful and remote, but was within easy reach of great food and charming towns to explore. I couldn't recommend it enough & hope to visit again some day!
The tree house over exceeded our expectations it is extremely clean and well maintained. I have ocd and can be very finicky but the tree house feels like home. The owners are very attentive and detail oriented. I have recommended this property to all our friends and family members especially couples with kids. The tree house is the perfect getaway for much needed R&R. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful space with us can't wait til our next visit.
Over three sweltering, sunny, sultry, sumptuous Treehouse weekends in July wine berries were ripe for the picking. If you've never had these seasonal berries then you are in for a sweet treat. Whether you gather them by the pint or devour them straight off the vine there's one thing you cannot avoid - Sticky Fingers! I'd run across a prickly wine berry bush or two on every walk, and there's even a bush right off the veranda of the Treehouse. No matter where you gather your wine berries their delicate sweet taste is seductive. Wild Horses couldn't drag me away!
Mohonk Preserve, Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, Historic Rosendale Trestle, Premier East Coast Rock Climbing (Gunks), Rock the Ridge and Shawangunk Ridge Trail Races, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Catskill Park Preserve, Walkway Over The Hudson State Park, Scenic Hudson and Nature Conservancy Preserves, Rosendale Street Festival, International Pickle Festival, Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, Turhilltown Spirits Distillery Tour, Shawagunk Wine Trail, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, Hessel Museum at Bard, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar, Dia:Beacon, Storm King Art Center, Opus 40 Sculpture Park, Woodstock-New Paltz Art and Crafts Fairs, Woodstock Film Festival, PianoSummer Institute/Festival at New Paltz, Bard SummerScape, Vassar Powerhouse Theatre, HITS (Horse Show in the Sun), Ulster and Dutchess County Fairs, Farmers' Markets, Flea Markets.
Holiday Weekend Rate $200/night with 3 night minimum.
No pets, no children.
One-night deposit required in advance, balance due on arrival.