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Family Resort: INCREDIBLE views of the Gunks! Endless Pool! Batting Cage! Toys!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

4 bedrm * 2 1/2 bath * summer house * endless pool * bocce * batting cage

Enjoy a private getaway atop a hill under the beautiful Shawangunk cliffs (the Gunks!). While many outdoor adventures, biking the carriage roads, climbing the cliffs, hiking through the Mohonk Preserve, are only a mile or two away, you also have a vast array of 'toys' and things to do without ever leaving the property !. Enjoy a game of lawn chess or relaxing bocce ball/horseshoes. Have the kids build their own mini golf course with the movable obstacles or spend some of that extra energy in your own batting cage with a pitching machine ready to challenge you. Perhaps you want to take a leisurely swim in the endless pool or train for the upcoming triathlon with a mile long swim! As a labor of love, i have just completed a separate summer house with an outdoor kitchen which is just perfect for on-deck grilling, entertaining or as a teenager's den.

The home sleeps seven comfortably in the main house with a king bed in the master bedroom, a queen bed available in two additional bedrooms and a twin daybed in the den. The summer house has a full-size futon which could accommodate a further two more people.

I put considerable time and energy providing a safe and fun-filled environment for my son and his friends.

My goal is that everyone will enjoy my 'home in the hills' so much that they will want to come back year after year. I have also hired a superintendent, Mark who is local and helped me build the home. He is on call 24/7 if there are any issues with the house or if you need help on explaining how everything works.

Please note:

The batting cage is closed from October 31 - March 31 for winter safety reasons.

The endless pool is closed from December 1 - March 31 as it is located in th "Summer House" which is not heated.

More Details

Lynn Riehl
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Lynn Riehl

I bought this home in 2001 as an avid rock climber living in Manhattan. Fast forward a decade and I now live in Connecticut with my 10 year old. I rennovated the house for us to make the most of with our friends, but with the baseball season, soccer, friends and a boat.... There are weeks in the summer where it is available for others to enjoy !

Lynn Riehl purchased this house in 2001

Why Lynn Riehl chose Hudson Valley

This property was bought to be our home and a get away for kids and adults! I fell in love with the view and the proximity to the cliffs. Many times I have walked to the base of the cliffs from my home to go rock climbing. For many years, this home was the hub to many friends and climbers. This is definitely the place for discerning, active groups. There is so much to do here that a week will never feel like enough and the house is well kitted out with all the modern amenities and fittings you would expect and has a very relaxing, homely feel to it.

What makes this house unique

The New Paltz / Hudson Valley area is absolutely beautiful and an outdoor enthusiast's playground! I've wanted to create a place where kids could wake up and spend their energy outdoors while the adults were leisurely making their coffee. There are many areas for families to gather or for adults and children to separate. There are three outdoor seating areas: One by the batting cage to watch the batters try their hand at hitting. A second patio near the bocce ball with a fire pit and the best view of the gunks around! A fantastic place for the adults! And a third - more private seating area off the outdoor kitchen. on the wooden deck facing the woods.

The main home was just renovated to bring he view of the cliffs inside! All bathrooms have been updated as walk-in showers and I added an outdoor shower attached to the home to provide warm water too! The master bedroom has a king bed and an in-suite bathroom. The other side of the home has three bedrooms - two with queen beds and one with a twin daybed. There are two open living areas each with it's own fireplace - one has gas and the other is wood burning.

There is also a separate summer house with a connected outdoor kitchen under a lean-to. This separate home has an additional 1200 sq feet divided into two areas. The main room is a large open room with plenty of dining and entertaining. The other room houses the endless pool - which will provide endless hours of entertain for adults and children alike!

Since I have owned this home, I have had the same super work on all the jobs needed around the house. I have hired him to be available to you in case of any issues or emergencies. Have piece of mind that help is always around the corner.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Family Resort: INCREDIBLE views of the Gunks! Endless Pool! Batting Cage! Toys!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Excellent location and perfect for winter relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time with a relaxed winter getaway. The home has everything needed including a great tv room with fireplace and full kitchen with anything needed to cook. Communication with the owner and caretaker was excellent and we'd highly recommend this home and location.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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A great short stay

  • 5 of 5

Lynn was incredibly helpful in our lead up to our trip. She is always incredibly responsive!

The house was fantastic! It is a great socialising house and it is a huge bonus that it is so close to such amazing climbing!

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the space, location and all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great moms weekend away at this house. We hiked and enjoyed the beautiful outdoors, really enjoyed the shopping and restaurants in New Paltz and were very comfortable cooking and socializing in the great space of the house. Thank you for making everything so seamless and for a memorable Fall weekend away!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT HOUSE and location! Very accommodating host and home with all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

From the bacci court to the card table, from the location to the availability of the care taker this property is EXCELLENT!

This was our second time staying at this location by choice. The proximity to the best Gardiner and New Paltz have to offer. and The warm comfortable house and furnishings are the absolute awesome. We have been renting homes to travel to his area for 25 years and this is our number one pick.

The perfect picture windows to the cliffs and nature and the fire places are wonderful to come back to after a great day of climbing / hiking and dining at the Brau Haus.

If you can book it, do it. What ever you need is provided or near by.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property - highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Lynn's house was perfect. We were four adults and a toddler and everyone had an amazing time. We enjoyed the many facilities - the batting cage, endless swimming pool, giant chess, playing bocce ball, horseshoes, telescope, watching movies - there are endless forms of entertainment here, I could go on. The layout was great with two wings for privacy - one door leading to a hallway in the back with three bedrooms and a shared bath, and the master bedroom located all the way on the other side of the house by the entrance. It really gave a lot of privacy to everyone (which is very needed when traveling with a family and a toddler!). The house was also well stocked with games, puzzles, movies, books, and misc. condiments for cooking (including everything needed for making s'mores!). The towels and linens provided were ample and there's even a laundry room if needed. There was clearly a lot of thought put into making this property into a private retreat.

The location is also great; just 5-10 minutes to town, the mountains, wineries, farm stands, and restaurants. The mountain is so close to the property you could actually hear the climbers calling to each other in the distance. The view of the Gunks from the yard was breathtaking, and super relaxing to watch the sun set while relaxing by the fire pit.

The caretaker, Mark, was amazing - very responsive and friendly. He showed us around the property when we arrived, answering all of our questions and making sure we were comfortable. He really went above and beyond in making sure our stay was a positive one.

I've had mixed experiences renting properties in the past but I can honestly say our stay with Lynn was flawless from start to finish. Thank you, Lynn and Mark!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect property for our event

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. clean & very comfortable with great proximity to the Gunks. Only wish the outside shower was working.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

To enjoy rockclimbing, contact Eastern Mountain Sports.

Don't forget to take some time for yourself and visit the Mohonk Mountain Spa (rated #1 by Conde Nast in 2013!)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in New Paltz, 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 2017
1 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

House cleaning £151
Refundable Damage Deposit £399
Pet Fee £80
Tax Rate 2.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

For use of the pitching machine and the endless swimming pool, I will send to you my super's number so he can show you how the equipment works and unlock access for you. If you do not contact my super, the pool will be locked and the pitching machine unavailable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in New Paltz in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Futon in Summer House - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Summer House can be heated - but no running water.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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