This historic and cozy home was built in 1818 as a Dutch stone colonial and was once part of an extensive apple farm along the Hudson River. Some locals believe that this property was also connected to the underground railroad and Sojourner Truth. The Yellow Dutch Cottage has been meticulously restored over a six-year period, and sits on approximately two acres with an aerated pond in back (sorry, but no swimming!). The interior is decorated throughout with period furniture, antiques and oil paintings, and historical paint colors and fabrics were utilized during the home's renovation. There are two working fireplaces in the living room and the downstairs family room, which provide a cozy atmosphere.
There are three guest bedrooms upstairs and a lovely family room downstairs with a pull-out daybed (sleeps two). The house is complete with numerous board games, puzzles, croquet set, etc and two different porches in which to rest and relax (and read ... there are a number of books throughout the house, as well). There is wi-fi and also "smart" TVs in the bedrooms and the family room (along with a DVD player and some family-friendly DVDs to watch if you're so inclined).
The kitchen comes equipped with dishes, pots, pans, microwave, oven, etc. so you are welcome to cook meals during your stay. We have some basic spices and the like in the cupboard. We are happy to provide a basic breakfast and will give you a few options from which to choose.
If you want something special upon your arrival like fresh flowers, wine or champagne, some catered food ... please let us know and we will try to accommodate your wishes. The house is just 15 minutes south of Kingston and two hours north of NYC. We are happy to make recommendations for local restaurants and other activities, depending on the season.