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3 Bedroom Forest Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in High Falls - The High Falls

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

The High Falls' House is a modern country 4 bedroom home located in the Hudson Valley. It is an entire home for rent. The High Falls House is located in the Southern Catskill Region in High Falls, New York.

The Space

The High Falls House is a beautiful ranch style home located in the Southern Catskill Region in High Falls, New York.

The house itself is nestled on 4+ acres of pure undeveloped and wild forestry. The front of the house has mountain views of Mohonk Mountain in early spring & fall/winter.

We're less than 10 minutes from: Center of High Falls Town, Lake Minnewaska Preserve, Mohonk Mountain, Split Rock and many other great outdoor activities! Check out HighFallsWeekender to find out more about the town.

The town of High Falls is nestled between Stone Ridge and New Paltz on scenic Route 213. The area features beautiful waterfalls, apple orchards and plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, apple picking and swimming. High Falls, New York is centrally located to all of the best the Hudson Valley has to offer and is located just 1.5 hours from NYC, this is the perfect destination for activity filled weekend getaway!

The High Falls is perfect for vacation rentals, long term rentals, weekend getaways, and housing your wedding or graduation family & guests...

Better than a hotel: Beautifully designed, accommodates 6-8 guests, entire private home, full kitchen, multiple rooms to entertain.

4 Bedrooms, living room, dining room, 1 1/2 baths and a large kitchen. The home is furnished with original art and vintage mid-century pieces throughout.


Centrally located in High Falls, just 5 min from the town of High Falls

Close to hiking, swimming, antiquing and skiing


Affordable: Nightly rates from $200

Guest Access

Entire home: living room, dining room, full kitchen, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, porch and outdoor spaces.

Property: Access to property's deck areas, outdoor entertaining spaces and 4+ acres of forestry.

Interaction with Guests

No interaction during guests' stay. We're available by phone/email for any questions and concerns but we will not be on the property during your stay.

The Neighborhood

Great quaint town in High Falls with great shopping, and local eats. Central to the best hikes, skiing, and area destinations, less

Getting around


Adirondak Trailway buses leave seven times a day from the Port Authority and arrives in New Paltz. Take a cab from New Paltz to the High Falls House.

For bus schedule: Adirondak Trailways

To purchase tickets online: Adirondak Trailways

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Julian Lesser
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016

About Julian Lesser

Hi All,

My name is Julian. I'm an artist living in Queens, NY. I love the energy of NYC and enjoy running around the tall building and loud streets.

Sometimes it gets to be a bit much - which is why I purchased my home in High Falls. High Falls, like NYC, is also a center for arts, right in the middle of the Hudson valley. Unlike NYC, it offers laid back living and beautiful country scenery.

Come visit High Falls (when I'm not enjoying it) and see what the Hudson Valley has to offer!

Happy Travels,


Julian Lesser purchased this house in 2013


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

3 Bedroom Forest Retreat
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Retro Beautiful Getaway Weekender

  • 4 of 5

We had a really nice time at the High Falls house for a girls wine weekend. The home was beautiful and immaculate. Everyone raved about it.

Julian is such a pleasure to work with! Would absolutely rent the space again.

(It is a little further from downtown New Paltz than we thought it would be, but had no problem getting cabs for pick up / drop off.)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, tastefully decorated and impeccably clean

  • 5 of 5

I and 5 of my friends recently stayed at Julian’s house for a girl’s weekend. We arrived to find the house well equipped and incredibly clean. Since we have all rented homes before we knew to bring some of our won supplies: A good knife, a good pot, Ziploc bags, aluminum foil etc. and I would always suggest that to any renter. But all in all, the house was gorgeous, comfortable and cozy.

The only negative I heard was that the murphy bed mattress could use some upgrading according to the girls that stayed in that room.

Anyway, we had an amazing time. We plan to make this trip an annual event and definitely hope to rent this home each time.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rosita, so glad you enjoyed your stay. We'll definitely look into the Murphy bed, it's a brand new mattress and everyone says it's comfortable. We can definitely put a nice pillow top on for added comfort. Thanks so much for the comment and we hope to see again next year!
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Amazing house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the high falls forest retreat for 2 nights as our base for the Rock the Ridge 50 mile ultra marathon. The house is fantastic! Each of the three bedroom is evenly sized. We found the kitchen well stocked and enjoyed the Netflix/roku setup in the TV room. As previous reviews have stated, the house does have a certain 'mad men' feel to it. The pictures accurately reflect the current condition of the property.

Julian was the perfect host. The info pack explaining check in/checkout procedures doc and local area guide are amongst the best I've seen.

Already planning another trip ;-).

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Spotless , well-maintained + private property with all the amenities needed for a relaxing weekend in the Hudson Valley. Easy access to New Paltz, Rosedale and many trails; the Culinary Institute and FDR library were only 30 minutes away. The views on the way to New Paltz are so stunning we had to pull over. Julian is quick with communications and provided a great list of restaurants and local things to do that we would have had a hard time finding on our own. Excellent mattresses + bathrooms, overall couldn't be happier with our stay and look forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the High High Falls. We're happy we were able to share our beautiful home and property with you. You were great guests and we would love to have you back any time!
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perfect central location for hiking and exploring the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

The house is a very short drive from everything you'd want for a long weekend outside the city. The Mohonk Mountain House sits between High Falls House and New Paltz, and Minnewaska State Park is a short drive away. Minnewaska State Park has incredibly well-kept and well-marked trails for hiking, cycling and jogging. And, New Paltz has plenty of restaurants and shopping if you tire of the hiking and cooking. The High Falls House is very well kept and its decor is a wonderful window into the world of mid-century modern design. We would definitely spend future weekends in this wonderful home so perfectly situated.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

I went on this trip with a group of 4 friends and my new fiance and I must say this house was everything we expected plus more. It came equipped with everything we thought we would have had to bring ourselves, saving us a lot of time with unpacking and repacking all of the things we didn't have to pull out of the car. It's in a very quiet area filled with welcoming faces to the point that people even pulled over to check if we needed help when we simply pulled over to take pictures. The area is gorgeous, definitely a great escape from the city. And to top it off the fire pit is an awesome area to relax and socialize with your friends/family... it's even where I proposed to my fiance (picture), hence the new part, lol. I would definitely plan another trip here in the summer to enjoy the outdoors more.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Stewart Airport, Newark Airport, JFK, LGA
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Rip Van Winkle and Hudson River Cruises
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stone Dock Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Metro North - Poughkeepsie
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 87 - New Paltz Exit 18
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
High Falls Kitchenette
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Belleayre Ski Center
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Split Rock Hole
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in High Falls, Hudson Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Xmas and NYE
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £590
Cleaning Fee £157 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in High Falls in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Sofa Bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen fold out sofa in the living room
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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