The River House offers a truly unique riverfront experience directly on the shores of the Hudson River. This private home with a rustic cabin feel is perched on a bluff overlooking the Hudson in the town of Saratoga, village of Schuylerville, less than 12 miles from the Saratoga Race Track. Enjoy boating, swimming and fishing from our 600 feet of shoreline. Kayaks, canoe, and row boat are all on premise and available for your use along with the convenience of an outside shower after water activities!
We are the last home on the towpath and there is no through traffic past the property. The path runs north and south between the canal locks and is very popular with local walkers, runners, and bikers. So just step out the door for a walk or grab one of the house bicycles and take a carefree ride along the towpath with the Old Champlain Canal on one side and the Hudson River on the other. Abundant bird life and the serene surroundings provide for wonderful photo opportunities.
Bask in tranquility and relaxation on the outdoor deck overlooking the river where you will see kayakers, fishing boats and watercraft of all shapes and sizes passing by. You may even see The Caldwell Belle, an authentic chain-driven sternwheel riverboat as it paddles its way up and down river on a scenic cruise. Or sit back and relax on the backyard slate patio surrounded by gardens and water views. Enjoy the firepit on a balmy summer night. On a rainy day, experience a thunderstorm from the the shelter of the screened-in porch with bucolic views of the canal and surrounding woodlands.
The house features wide plank pine flooring and knotty pine ceilings throughout the main living area. In the Living Room there is a 65-inch TV with a premium cable package and a DVD player (with a selection of house movies) for your enjoyment as well as a music system. There is air conditioning throughout and high speed internet is also included.
Beyond the main living area the first floor includes 2 bedrooms; master bedroom with king size bed, private ensuite bath and expansive river views, and the other with a queen size bed tucked away from the main living area offering maximum privacy and a partial river view. There is also a laundry room with washer and dryer. On the second floor 2 additional bedrooms; one with a stunning elevated river view that opens to a sitting area and private balcony overlooking the Old Champlain Canal, and the other a unique cozy cabin style room. Both bedrooms offer queen beds.
We provide all linens, bath & beach towels, and an assortment of toiletries for your stay.
There are great restaurants right in Schuylerville town within walking distance. The adjoining town of Greenwich offers various eateries and quaint shops. A 12 minute drive will get you to Saratoga with numerous fine dining options, great shopping, Saratoga casinos, the Saratoga Performing Arts center (SPAC), and of course the racetrack. You will find a binder onsite with suggestions and options for restaurants and local activities.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$500 - $600||$3,500||-||4 Nights||-|
|Summer 2024 29-Jun-2024 - 13-Oct-2024||$550||$600||$3,500||-||4 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$300||One time|
|Security Deposit||Required||10%||One time|
Our family stayed at the river house to celebrate our Dad's 80th birthday and we could not have asked for a better location! The house is situated right on the river with full access. There are kayaks and canoes to enjoy and we took full advantage even on the cloudy days. Not only do you have the river access, but the house is on a well-groomed Tow path road so the only traffic on the road are folks that live there. There are only a few houses on this road so no cars, no noise at all! Our entire family loved riding the bikes located under the house, and our nephew finally got the hang of riding on his own which was so much fun. No worry about cars made it safe and fun. The house is only 9 miles away from Saratoga, so you can go and enjoy the energy of the city and then come back to a relaxing, beautiful home. This house is quintessential upstate NY. So much character in the home, and it is decorated beautifully. You are only a couple hours from the Adirondacks and can easily enjoy a day trip to the mountains. The town of Schuylerville has its own charm, and we highly recommend eating at Amigos! WOW so good! We loved our stay here and it made for a very special Bday weekend. We will be back for sure! I will also mention that from booking to check in and check out you are fully informed and taken care of down to the pancake mix and syrup upon arrival!
Stayed October, 2023
Thank you Kim for your beautiful review. We too enjoy the many things there are to do at River House whether right on the property, in town for a local meal, venturing out for a Saratoga adventure, or taking a car ride to explore the beauty of upstate NY. AND ... we are so happy to know that the "kid bikes" provided the young ones in your group with some fun! We hope to have you back again soon!
We stayed at the River house and we loved everything about it.
We vacation with our dog and being right on the Tow path was fabulous.
The location is so peaceful, the views from the house in just about every direction are fabulous.
The house itself is very clean and well appointed.
Our time BBQ-ing on the deck enjoying the endless beauty of the surroundings was the highlight of our stay.
We saw bald eagles, and more Herons and turtles than we could count, not to mention the jumping fish. The kayaking on the Hudson in both directions is amazing.
The house itself is very close to town making quick trips to the local grocery store very easy. Communication with the owners was fast and easy.
We definitely plan to return to River House next season.
Stayed September, 2023
Rob & Cori, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. When we are there, we are thankful for having the Hudson outside our window as the first thing we see and the singing songbirds as the first thing we hear each morning. It is our pleasure to be able to share that with you and we hope to have you back again soon! Thank you for your kind review.
We celebrated our 50th Anniversary with family and friends at the River House. It was the perfect spot. It is in a wonderful upstate NY setting right on the Hudson River (with a deck overlooking), on the tow path trail, near Schuylerville restaurants, and not far from Saratoga Springs. The house is large, comfortable, very well equipped (dishes, pots & pans, towels, sheets, bikes, boats ...), and accommodated us easily. The deck, screened in porch, and firepit are bonuses.
Stayed August, 2023
Pat & Rich, we are so happy that you came back to visit River House again this summer and we hope you enjoyed the upgrades and improvements since your last visit in 2018. It would be our pleasure to see you again whenever future plans bring you back to Saratoga. The Hudson awaits you!
This is our second summer in this amazing summer retreat on the Hudson. We are not a family that tends to repeat vacation however we all agreed it was so great it would be a summer tradition and it did not disappoint! We spent our days playing on the Hudson, hiking, exploring the towns. At night we went to great restaurants, bars, a concert at SPAC and walking to the local brewery down the street. The house is as great as all the surrounding area with the best equipped kitchen I've seen. John and Sue have thought of everything. We already decided we are coming back for a 3rd year. Thank you, John and Sue, for sharing your home.
Stayed August, 2023
Geri and Ed, it was great having you back again this summer. We appreciate your kind words and it really means a lot to us to know that everyone had a good time. We will try to make it even better for your 3rd visit!
John & Sue
What a fantastic escape! Right from the start we were warmly welcomed by the owners and proprietors alike. Pristine lodging, generously furnished, and so many activities to enjoy! Whether playing indoor/outdoor games, kayaking, biking, fishing, barbecuing, creating s'mores (and on, and on, and on), you'll have a great time. Even a passing storm didn't "dampen" our day, as it only added to the ambiance as we read, watched movies, and played "competitive" games of darts. Thanks so much John and Sue for allowing us to create such wonderful memories for our family!
Stayed July, 2023
Mark, I know you were really looking forward to your first River House visit and we are so happy that good times were had by all. We hope to see you again next year!
John & Sue
If you are thinking about renting this house do not hesitate! Our family of 6 ( all adults) had an amazing 5 nights at John and Sues house on the hudson. The house was extremely clean and had everything you could need. The location fit our needs perfectly. We played on the hudson during the day with all the boats, hiking and relaxing. It is an easy trip to Saratoga either driving or uber and the town of Schylerville is an easy walk. We will definetly be returning next year!!
Stayed August, 2022
Geri, we are so happy that you had a good time at River House and thanks so much for your beautiful review. There is no better compliment we could receive than to know that you'd like to come back to visit us again. Until then, be well and see you next year!!
Thank John and Sue...your home is beyond amazing. It has a warm, welcoming feeling, like being home! Absolutely beautiful views. The house has literally everythng you need! We kayaked, biked, walked along the trail and sat to enjoy the view on the deck and watch the eagles fly by! I would highly recommend to everyone. Thank you again for sharing your home and making our family vacation so memorable.
Stayed August, 2022
Thank you so much! This is exactly how we hope our guests feel about their stay at the River House!
Thank you, John and Sue, for another memorable stay at your lovely home! This was our 3rd time staying in this beautiful house and we are looking forward to visiting again next year. The location on the river is spectacular! Communication with the owners is wonderful! It is probably one of the cleanest rentals we have ever encountered. The house is exactly as described, however the pictures do not do it justice. Plenty of space to gather both indoors and out! The bicycles, canoe, kayaks and tubes were put to good use and daily strolls along the towpath were welcome respites from the heat. All in all another fabulous week in Saratoga with wonderful friends!! Our heartfelt thanks to John and Sue for making this possible.
Stayed August, 2022
Susan, thanks so much for your kind review. It is a high compliment to know that have enjoyed 3! visits to River House. We really appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!
We had 5 beautiful days of relaxation in this wonderful house. We were a family group of 5 adults and two kids and enjoyed every aspect of River House. The house is fully stocked with anything you may need from kitchen equipment to games, DVDs, CDs and especially the boating essentials. We enjoyed many hours floating on the Hudson in the provided canoe, rowboat, kayaks and float. The views from the deck are incredible and we spent hours relaxing on it - reading, playing games, watching boats go by. It's a short walk or bike ride (which are also provided!) into the cute little town of Schuylerville. The house is absolutely beautiful and Sue and John are great hosts. They responded immediately to all questions. Also, caretakers and next door neighbors Marie and Bob were a bundle of information about the house as well as the little town. If you're looking for an amazing house near Saratoga Springs this is the place for you. Looking forward to another opportunity to stay there.
Stayed July, 2022
Marianne, thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so happy you and your group had such a good time at the River House. We would be happy to welcome you back any time!
My husband and I were searching for a beautiful, peaceful place to land and we sure did find it. John and Sue's house is s charming and they paid extra attention to details - so many nice touches! The kitchen has everything you could ask for, the beds are super comfy, great family room where you can look out at the Hudson at every angle. The deck is great - we bar-b-qued and sat outside most nights because it was so serene. During the days we went into Saratoga Springs where they had so many places and restaurants. Loved the honey store and the olive oil store! Great hiking too!
Our son and his girlfried joined us for the last two nights - it was his 25th bday and we had such a great time - sat by the firepit after a beautiful dinner out, perfect!
I would recommend this place to anyone. John and Sue were great to deal with and we have beautiful memories to last a lifetime! A gem of a place!
Stayed October, 2021
Kim and Tom, we could not wish for more than knowing that you and the family had the same experience visiting River House as we do living there. Thanks you for your beautiful review and we will look forward to having you back soon!