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Bedrooms 1
Property type lodge


About the property

1 Queen Bedroom, LR with 2 Pull-Out Sofas, Dining Room, Full Kitchen,1 Bath,

We are offering the downstairs section of our home Exclusively to parents of USMA/USMAP Cadets. This listing is Not available to anyone who does not have a child who has been accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Booking now for 2015 ARMY football season...Please continue reading below to find out about us and our objective in sharing our home with you! We live upstairs; so this rental is semi-private. Parking for two vehicles; no motor homes. In addition to the private 1 Bedroom area, the Living room has two couches that both pull out (1 is Queen; 1 is Double), and there is also a trundle in the Back Room which doubles as the Dining area. Comfortably accomodates 6. Fully equipped kitchen with stove, microwave, refridgerator, utensils, plates, cups, coffee maker. Unit is designed to reflect the history of the United States Military Academy and to honor those who have served! The main entrance to the Academy (Thayer Gate) is 2 miles from our location.

We welcome you to the beautiful Hudson Valley and we want you to relax in a home environment where you can spread out with your Cadet or Prepster and have a memorable, meaningful visit! You'll be able to cook that homemade meal that your cadet misses with fresh ingredients prepared just for him/her & perhaps a few of their friends! You can return your Cadet with ease, making every second count without the hassle of driving large distances between a hotel and the Academy. Ben is an Associate Athletic Director at USMA; I am a guest Service Representative at the Holiday Inn Express in Fort Montgomery. Ben has lived at West Point for most of his life- his dad was a (R) MSGT stationed here before he retired and set down roots in this area. We are committed to our community and feel so blessed to live by and work for USMA! We have two large dogs..Jasper & Emmett..you'll see them, but we try to minimize contact for Guest comfort. You will have your own entrance to gain access to your section and the dogs will have theirs!..lol.. If you have any further questions, please e-mail me and I will do my best to answer them for you. We sincerely hope to provide you with an 'at-home' location that you will return to again and again during the 4 years that your child will be here, at West Point. That's our goal and we hope to have you as Guests!!

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Mary C Russell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Highland Falls in Town of Highlands

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • While there is only one private bedroom, there are two pull-out sofas in the living room (one is a queen bed; the other is a double/full). Additionally, there is a trundle bed which could, conceivably, sleep two more. Depending on your family's configuration and who can sleep with whom..It is great to have options..But anymore than 6 people downstairs will create a crowd.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Above Ground Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Please smoke outdoors only; beautiful outdoor environment; this may be reserved for your own special occasion at additional cost-please inquire, if interested. Pool may be used by Guests & their own Cadet only unless separate arrangements with Homeowner have been made in advance.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Just got home from an amazing 5 days at West Point. Wanted to give a huge shout out to Mary and Ben Russell and their rental home in Highland Falls! Could not have been more wonderfully convenient and perfect. No more than 2 miles from Thayer Gate- made running back and forth to post simple, slept 6 of us, did laundry for cadet, made dinner for a couple extras, epic Wii battle with cadet and his roommates, spent a whole day just watching movies on couches.... never had a need that Mary and her husband Ben couldn't fill. Even shared their labordoodles so our cadet and his friends could get some puppy lovin.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Such kind, caring owners make this rental an easy choice for the future. What a West Point collection they have! We were very comfortable and slept well in the new bed. This is so close to Thayer Gate we ran up to the museum whenever we had a few hours to waste. The kitchen had everything we needed to eat in for breakfast and lunch which we really liked.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Arrived early for some quiet time before Parent's Weekend at West Point. Mary is a wonderful host. The space is quite comfortable and refreshing. Great location near the Thayer Gate. We plan to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect rental for a weekend at West Point!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home very close to USMA at West Point. The home is decorated with an amazing collection of West Point memorabilia. The owners had a bottle of wine waiting for us and could not have been more accommodating during our stay. I look forward to staying here again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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So Warm, so Welcoming---PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have stayed in a more comfortable and wonderful place than Mary and Ben's (and Jasper & Emmet's) home! My husband, myself and 2 sons (one a current Firstie) were so happy to stay here for USMA's Class of 2016 Ring Weekend and we will always remember and cherish it amongst all our West Point memories. Everything was perfect--black and gold wherever it could be--down to a congratulatory bottle of wine for Jon…and Mary so obviously excited for us and happy to share in this event with our family. Wish we were staying here for Graduation! Thank you so much Mary and Ben---for Everything!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Home Away from Home"

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation we had coming out to New York from Minnesota. Ben & Mary were wonderful from the night we pulled in after 19+ hour drive. I felt I knew Mary from the past because she is so friendly & willing to sit down with you on the patio and chitchat. The location is perfect to go back and forth from West Point or just hanging out it the area to go hiking. The house is was great for a back to school grill out for my son and friends and of course celebrating my daughter's birthday. Thanks again Mary for making our son's college move in day so nice.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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United States Military Academy
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Stewart International Airport, Newburgh NY
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Metro North-Garrison NY
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Highland Falls, New York

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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £43.81
Cleaning £37.13

Owner'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.
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