Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!

House in Hudson Valley, Cragsmoor
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedroom(s)
    2
  • Bathroom(s)
    2 full, 0 half

Owner/Manager

Description

The house sits on top of the Shawangunk Ridge, in the Hamlet of Cragsmoor, looking toward Minnewaska State Park and the Catskill Mountains. It is a 2 story house with the living/dining areas, a sunroom, a bedroom and bath and the kitchen (with washer and dryer) on the 1st floor and one large bedroom with its own bathroom on the second floor. In addition, there is a futon and plenty of room for it on either floor.

The house has central heat and a wood stove on the first floor. Cragsmoor has been home to artists since the late 19th century including, George Inness, Jr, E.L. Henry (who's house is next door) Helen Turner and Charles Curran. Many of its houses and the 100-year-old Cragsmoor Library and the Stone Church were designed by Frederick Dellenbaugh, who charted the West with John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt. Bear Hill, a ten-minute walk from the house, and Sam's Point, a 30-minute walk, feature breathtaking views in opposite directions, some of the best rock climbing in the eastern U.S. and many hikes of different levels of difficulty, to waterfalls, natural ice caves, spring-fed pools.

Both are covered with the famous Shawangunk blueberry bushes, free for the picking. There are spas, golf courses, antique stores, artists studios nearby. There is hang gliding in warm weather and cross country skiing in cold weather. There is the beauty of every kind, man made and God made. The top of Sam's Point is the only place in the world where Dwarf Pitch Pine trees grow, creating on erie landscape of black pine trucks interspersed with white Birches and endless blueberry bushes. And it smells so good!

Location

Address: 56 Henry Road, Cragsmoor, NY, USA 6.2 mi to Pine Bush center
Zip Code: 12420

Additional Location Information

Cragsmoor has served as a cool mountain escape from city life since the middle of the 19th century. It was and is an artists' colony and many of its homes were designed and built by Frederick Dellenbaugh, a self taught architect and explorer with John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt. Cragsmoor is situated on the top of the Shawangunk Ridge at the Southern end of the Catskill Mountains. The views are spectacular and Rock outcroppings on the east and the west side of Cragsmoor provide hiking and rock climbing opportunities and in July and August, abundant blueberries, free for the picking. The 'Borsht Belt' resorts were actually located in the Shawangunk Mountains, and The Nevele, a sister resort of Grossinger's, is planning to reopen, with a casino.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
House, 1,600 sq. ft.
Bedroom(s)
2 Bedroom(s), 6 Sleeps
Double: 1
Futon: 1
Queen: 1
Bathroom(s)
2 Bathroom(s)
Combination Tub / Shower: 1
Walk-in Shower: 1
Location Type
Mountain View
Vacation Types
Adventure
Family
Pet Friendly
Year-Round Vacation Rentals
Access & Parking
Secure Parking
Entertainment
Satellite / Cable
Television
Popular Amenities
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Fireplace
Linens Provided
Outdoor Grill
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Dishwasher
Freezer
Hair Dryer
Internet
Iron & Board
Kitchen
Living Room
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stove
Toaster
Outdoor Features
Deck / Patio
Outdoor Gas Grill

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Rates

-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary $175 - - 2 Nights -
Rates 25-Feb-2020 - 27-Feb-2021$175 - - -2 Nights-

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning FeeRequired $75One time
Pet FeeInfo $50One time

Policies

Check in: 04:00 / Check out: 11:00
Policies
No smoking

Pets allowed

Children allowed
Cancellation Policy
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Suitability
Pet Friendly: Yes, pets welcome
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

About the Owner

I live in Los Angeles and work in television. I try to get back to Cragsmoor as often as I can, but that is not very often, unfortunately.

Ann purchased this House in 2008

Why Ann chose Cragsmoor:
My father and my Grandfather grew up in Cragsmoor. I spent summers in Cragsmoor with my brothers and it is one of our favorite places in the world. A copy of a painting of my father at age 9, by Helen Turner, hangs over the fireplace. It is called 'Mountain Boy.' A copy of a painting by E.L. Henry (who lived next door) hangs in the 100-year-old Cragsmoor Free Library. It is called 'Country School' and features my Grandfather, standing at the front of the class at age 6. I bought my house after my father told me to call Sally Matz (President of the Historical Society) and ask her to recommend a house to buy. Sally grew up down the hill on Schuyler Road from where my father grew up and her grandfather was the great illustrator, Arthur I. Keller. That's why!

What makes this House unique:
There is no pressure. Your stay can be thrilling and challenging if that's what you want (rock climbing, hang gliding) or serene and beautiful (walks and books and food) or both.

10 Reviews

Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!
Beautiful place

Cradled by nature, a beautiful hideaway. Cozy cottage, very tastefully decorated. Great place to relax and unwind.

Stayed December, 2019

Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!
Mixed feelings

This place is in a beautiful location. From the pictures we reviewed the impression was rustic and we are ok with that. However rustic should not mean run down. The toilet upstairs required constant plunging to assist in flushing. The floor tiles in the downstairs bathroom were loose, missing grout and the threshold broken. The condition of the floor would make it difficult to keep clean. There was other areas of the home that were also needing repair and maintenance. This place has great potential if the owner would put a little money back into the rental. We would not stay here again.

Stayed September, 2019

Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!
Spectacular!

The photos don't do it justice. Just a lovely place to stay. Peace and quiet with a view of the mountains and the changing leaves. What more could we want? We thoroughly enjoyed our week here at the house in Cragsmoor.

Stayed September, 2019

Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!
Superb Stay

Our stay in Cragsmoor at this superbly appointed home was delightful in all aspects. We look forward to our next visit.

Stayed July, 2019

Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!
Beautiful home in a beautiful neighborhood

Our family really enjoyed staying in this lovely home. It’s beautifully appointed and well supplied. The master bedroom is large and comfortable. The front room looks out over the very pretty lawn. We saw so many deer in the area. Some of the nearby homes are really stunning, too. There’s a beautiful church just down the road as well. We had a great stay and definitely would recommend the house to others.

Stayed July, 2019

Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!
Scenic

I have been to the area for years nice to be close to all.
Place could have been a little cleaner other than that a joyful time had by all.

Stayed May, 2019

Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!
What a view

Our stay was amazing! It was warm and cozy and perfectly comfortable for our needs. We did have severe weather the last night of our stay and a suggestion for future guest is you might want to post what to do in case of emergency siren. Maybe a radio station to tune into. We decided to play it safe and spend some time in your basement. All was well in the end:). Thanks again for our time on your lovely mountain top.

Stayed April, 2019

Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!
great place!

nice home, pleasant peaceful weekend

Stayed April, 2019

Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!
Gorgeous area, cozy house.

Lovely house with a lot of character, two cozy bedrooms and lots of common space with great light and comfy, unique furniture. Cragsmoor is a gorgeous, historic hamlet set in the Catskills with hiking and other outdoor activities nearby.

Stayed March, 2019

Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!
Lovely mountain retreat

Ann's home was such a wonderful place to relax and unwind for a long weekend. The cabin is rustic and charming and close to many cute restaurants. The house itself has everything you need for a weekend away. We were happy to get snowed in a little. Easy to get to from NYC and easy to communicate and coordinate with Ann!

Stayed March, 2019

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