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The Loft at 12 Clara is your perfect destination while visiting West Point, Beacon, Storm King Art Center and other Hudson Valley Tourism attractions. We offer hotel quality amenities and down home comfort with private entrance and parking at your door, luxury, comfort, privacy and most important of all while traveling, security, in a quiet neighborhood setting.
Full breakfast of Julia's famous french toast, thick extra crispy bacon, juice, preserves and whipped cream on Saturday and Sunday. Jumbo muffins and juice Monday - Friday.
Perfect for couples who want to escape the city, parents heading to West Point or executives looking to break away from the hum-drum hotel scene.
The spacious bathroom offers a large heated jetted bathtub and a separate roomy seated shower. Plenty of thick towels and an array of toiletries are on hand plus a hair dryer, iron and ironing board and a clothes steamer.
The hidden kitchenette hosts a Keurig coffee maker with condiments, electric tea kettle with assorted teas, a microwave and a large fridge with plenty of extra ice. Insurance forbids cooking in room but our location is near a wide selection of restaurants and home food delivery businesses.
Julia quietly delivers a freshly prepared breakfast at your door door each morning at a pre-arranged time. Once you leave for the day your room is freshened, used towels removed and beds turned down for your return.
The Loft sleeps a family of 5 people comfortably with queen sized bed, full sized sofa bed plus two Castro Convertible Ottoman beds which fold up when not in use and become extra seating. You may call in advance about additional guests.
Weather permitting, enjoy your morning coffee on the east facing balcony or cook s'mores in your outdoor firepit.
The Loft is a licensed and insured hospitality business. We adhere to a standard of cleanliness and safety you won't find in most home vacation rentals like full house fire alarms with an exit strategy, fire extinguisher, disinfecting standards, protective bedding and pillow coverings and more.
West Point parents love the The Loft's convenient location with easy highway access to and from the campus - only a 14 minute drive on the scenic Storm King Mtn. highway.
Experience an artist's retreat beginning you day at Storm King Art Center, overnight at The Loft, breakfast and then head back to Beacon for the train home, but not before visiting the DIA center or the many shop and bistros on Beacon's Main Street.
Transportation to and from the train can be arranged.
Price is for double occupancy. Prices for extra guests are $30 per night per guest.
No matter what your plans are-
- The Loft offers a perfect romantic getaway only 90 minutes from Manhattan
- Make it an adventure and hike Storm King Mountain's many trails or kayak the Hudson.
- West Point ceremonies, football games.
- An artist weekend at DIA Beacon and Storm King Arts Center
***The Loft at 12 Clara is a fully insured and licensed hospitality business and is inspected according to NYS guidelines. Check out our website at for more pictures. We accept most major credit cards.
Due to the seasonal nature of our business, no refund will be given if reservation is cancelled.
I am a writer at heart and mostly work from home, so having my own hospitality business is right up my alley. I greet you at the door and I'm at your disposal throughout your stay.
Julia McGuire purchased this studio in 1977
The Hudson Valley is one of the most beautiful settings in our country. All seasons are equally amazing and never cease to surprise us even after 40+ years. Our house lends itself beautifully to the Hudson Valley traveler and small family. As secluded as we are, we are less than half a mile from the main road, and from there, a mile from a busy intersection with everything you need for your stay here from restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, liquor stores, take out restaurants that deliver, post office and banks and our West Point guests love that we are just 15 minutes from the main gate.
When we first started looking for a home we wanted the kind of small neighborhood like the town I grew up in. All these years later and we still love it here.
We are ten minutes from Stewart International Airport and five minutes from The Storm King Art Center which features artists and sculptors from around the world. We also have some of the most awesome hiking trails on Storm King Mountain, about a five minute drive from us.
Nighttime is pretty quiet here. Actually, that's one of the features that works out best for our guests. Guests love the privacy. I'm just a phone call away for anything you need.
We have distant mountain views that are best seen from The Loft through the east facing glass doors - a great thing to wake up to each morning. Our home has evolved from a tiny bungalow to a unique arrangement of rooms as our family grew. We designed The Loft for privacy and it has well served us. The comment all our guests make when they leave is, 'feels like home.' It doesn't get better than that. Don't wait another weekend before deciding that you need a break now and enjoy the privacy, seclusion and relaxation you deserve.
Marie, you were the perfect guest. Right after we said hello you told me that your oil light came on in the car a few miles back. We solved that problem and then the time just flew. I remember the knot I got in my stomach when you said that your family owned a restaurant. Yikes!!! But I made my house specialties for breakfast and you gave the Marie seal of approval. Marie, you are always welcome back to The Loft!
Excellent place to stay. Very comfortable and convenient. Julia is a great host and communicator. Highly recommend choosing the loft.
I stayed for almost two weeks at the loft with Julia! I was with my two children and the stay couldn't have been better. We were greeted each morning with a beautiful breakfast that was well thought out. Warm muffins, fresh fruit and juices were for the weekdays, but on the weekends we got French toast, bacon and scrambled eggs. Julia has a small kitchenette that was perfect for things such as salads, sandwiches and fruits so that we could pack lunches while exploring the Hudson valley.
There was plenty of space for the three of us, everyone had their own bed, but the kids were always fighting over the most comfortable queen sized bed I have ever slept on. I never wanted to leave! Overall we had a fantastic stay and hope to be back to stay again!
Spacious, clean, well appointed accommodations. Totally private. Huge bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Julia is a doll, and makes amazing baked goods and smoothies for breakfast. She went above and beyond to make my 3 year old happy with her own cup, baby muffins, toys, dolls and books. This will definitely be our home away from home in NY.
Had a great stay, very clean & comfortable! Julia is a wonderful hostess & we will definitely be back on our next visit to West Point!
Julia is a gracious host and has made a place in her home perfect for a private getaway. You are greeted with place that has amenities to make you feel at home. The bathroom is spacious and the bed is very comfortable. She cooks up a wonderful breakfast to start your day with coffee from a Kuerig coffee maker. We are definitely coming back all people will enjoy Julia's hospitality.
The Loft was a perfect location for me and my bridesmaids to sleep the night before my wedding in New Windsor. Julia was truly hospitable and lovely to keep in contact with. She provided everything we needed and More! When we arrived she even prepared fresh baked cookies for us! All the girls in my party were amazed and we really enjoyed our stay. Next time we need a place to stay we will be booking the Loft!
The Loft is just 10 minutes from West Point and just around the corner from the Storm King Arts Center. There is no time like Autumn in the Hudson Valley. We are minutes away from some of the Mid-Hudson's most popular hiking trails like Storm King Mountain and access to the Adirondack Trail. There is so much to do here in the Hudson Valley, or take some time to chill out in the beautiful Loft, enjoy a glass of wine while you soak in your oversized heated Jacuzzi, order take-out and do nothing at all.
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Prices subject to change at any time. Due to the seasonal nature of our business, there is no refund if reservation is cancelled. No entertaining. Please respect our space.