Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

Cozy & Charming Farm House just 85 miles north of NYC

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

High ceilings, Hardwood floors and nice Architectural details .

newly renovated farm house on 44 acres in the town of new paltz. well-appointed kitchen and separate dining area. colorful room palette and overstuffed furniture. stroll through thick woods and open meadows and encounter buddha and goddess statues and ready-made sculptures. just minutes from suny new paltz, and the shawangunk ridge. dia beacon, storm king art center and woodstock are a short drive away . hunter and windham mountains less than an hour.

Property Manager
ray schilke
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About ray schilke

I design sound for the theatre. I also own and operate a sound company called Ins & Outs and we do a lot of theatre and musical events in NYC. Locally our work is more charitable within the non-profit sector. I've lived in New Paltz for 20 years and I drive a lot.

ray schilke purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why ray schilke chose New Paltz

The farmhouse was built in 1911 and has a lot of character. We recently renovated it and included some really nice details . The back deck overlooks the pond and there are seasonal views of the Shawangunk Mountains. There are trails that wind through the woods and there is a wonderful bird, reptile and wildlife population.

What makes this farmhouse unique

If you've never had an egg that was laid just hours before you cooked it, you're in for a real treat.

The girls here are free-range and enjoy a pretty nice diet of natural grains and fruits and vegetables. They're quite healthy and friendly and fun to watch ! And if you have a garden at home, we would be glad to give you a bag of their poop for fertilizer, perfect for growing herbs !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in New Paltz in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bath/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
near the village of New Paltz, SUNY and the famous Shawangunk mountain range, home to some of the best rock climbing on the east coast!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

85% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Cozy & Charming Farm House just 85 miles north of NYC
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

New Paltz always holds a special place in our heart . We love this area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this farmhouse. The home is on a great piece of property with cute chickens roaming . We were there for a quick weekend for my daughters graduation from SUNY New Paltz. We slept 5 adults there in 2 rooms . Ray was around to answer any questions and even give us extra fresh eggs. We would recommend to anyone willing to have a different experience than being in a hotel room . We would love to have a bigger bed in the main bedroom next time as we are used to our king at home . We would come back either way . We were able to get a $7 taxi to and from town where there is live music and good food. Thanks for sharing your property with us.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Rural getaway close to attractions & dining

  • 5 of 5

Rehabbed farmhouse is, as billed, cozy. It is smallish, but we were comfortable with four adults sharing the space. One room is a double bed, the other has a twin and futon, so sleeping arrangements are adequate, though not ideal. Decor is a mixture of antiques, shabby chic, and newer items, with lots of warm color. The view overlooking the pond is very pretty, and the owner's chickens add a nice touch to the visual. New Paltz has many excellent dining choices, and for warmer days the farmhouse porch has a grill and table. Good spot for an easy, low-key getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynne :)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Homey and land!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Ray's. Very close to town but also a nice respite as the house is on a lot of land and is very quiet. All that we needed was there. It felt very comfortable being there. The one question we had was answered by Ray promptly. My 3 year old cried for a good 20 mins on the drive home that he wanted to go back to Ray's so that was a sign of a successful trip! And the fresh farm eggs were amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit :). Come again !
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Brooklyn, NY

Great weekend escape

  • 5 of 5

Ray’s place was perfect for our weekend escape. My husband and I planned a last minute trip to New Paltz and we were lucky enough to find Ray’s house. There was plenty of room for us to spread out, relax and hang out. We spent a morning in nearby Minnewaska State Park for a great hike and foliage viewing. The close proximity to town was great, but it was even better to have the distance, the space and privacy. The property is beautiful and the chickens were amazing! They truly are free range. The farm fresh eggs provided to us made for a delicious breakfast before we hit the road. The house has great light during the day and the view from the living room was a bonus. The WiFi strong and we were able to get some work done quickly and without hassle. It was a pretty terrific weekend and the only (minor thing) that would have made it better would have been a slightly more comfortable bed. All in all, it was perfect for two city people needing a quiet escape.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words :) Some people like the bed. I've actually slept in it and it is a little too firm me too. We may upgrade to a different one soon ! Thanks again ! Happy Holidays....
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Weekend at Chickenstock

  • 5 of 5

My family spent the weekend here. Our children are ages 12,13 & 14 and they loved it here. They enjoyed walking around the grounds, visiting the chicken coop and hiking trails. The house is clean, very comfortable and well stocked with basic necessities. We would definitely return for a longer visit.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at the house with 3 kids. As many noted, the photos do not do enough justice to the tastefully decorated home. The living room is a gem. The house is well take care of and loved. The property itself is beautiful and serene. We all loved the chickens. We too were grateful recipients of getting fresh eggs for breakfast - they were delicious. We have rented numerous properties via the vrbo and this one will be one of the most memorable ones. The owners were very easy to work with and very accomodating. Thank you, Ray and Carla! We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words . You guys were pretty great too. Please visit again . Maybe we'll have a pig and a goat :)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Apple Hills
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
A Tavola
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Shore Points (NJ)
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in New Paltz, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
off season
26 Nov 2018 - 27 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £19.04

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Manager a Question

You might like these similar holiday rentals