House in Hudson Valley, Garrison
5/5 ( 6 Reviews)
  • Sleeps
  • Bedroom(s)
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    2 full, 0 half



The perfect weekend getaway within one hour of NYC pool, full gym, sauna, hot tub, steam room and fireplace, relaxation guaranteed! Within walking distance of the train.

PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FOR WEST POINT 2020. I am already booked. The system is glitching and making those dates available. I may have alternatives with a 5-night minimum.

Welcome to your home away from home in Garrison.

Do you have a special Birthday? Anniversary? How about a work retreat ? or do you want a break from the concrete jungle ?

This charming 1910 farmhouse is perfect for resting, relaxation, restoring. It is fantastic for preparing meals as a group and having decadent dinners with close friends or colleagues. Mature guests who can appreciate the tranquility of this peaceful setting. I am sorry we can not accommodate weddings but have a great alternative. Think country, cozy, intimate, serene, quiet and restorative ....

There are three buildings on the property and you will have access to two ( the main house and gym/studio) plus all the amenities.

There are many great homes in this area. Although our home is truly a retreat. I once wanted to own a spa and the closest I have come is adding endless amenities. The grounds are beautifully landscaped allowing for a walking meditation admiring the wonders of nature.

Using our outdoor walking labyrinth calms your mind as you weave into the center and out. Adjacent is the hot tub to soak your weary bones.

The outdoor living room cabana is equipped with a gorgeous stone fireplace ( we provide the wood for your convenience use as much as you like additional fee does apply). A glass of wine and the flames of a fire are a great way to end a summers day. Lounge by the pool and or revitalize in the sauna, you choose. Keep in mind the pool and pool area are opened seasonally (at the owners discretion). The pool is heated by the warmth of mother nature, in other words, the SUN (no pool heater).

We have a king, full, queen and one twin mattresses on the second floor ( which sleeps 7 people). The trundle beds are great for overflow and perfect for night time use. The porch has a two twin bed and a full size mattress ( sleeps 4). The porch is now heated. There is one king, one queen size bed and futon in the studio above the gym ( which sleeps 6). Keep in mind the Barn/outbuilding is a rustic experience and does not contain a bathroom. There is now a full sleep sofa in the living room as well.

More simplified:
Master Bedroom - 1 king
Second bedroom - 1 full, 1 twin
Third bedroom - 1 queen Porch - 2 twin, 1 full
Studio - 1 king, 1 queen, 1 full futon
Living room - Sleep sofa 

The only question you will be asking yourself each day is which means should I use today to relax? Perhaps take a bath in the pedestal claw foot like bathtub surrounded by candles in the master bedroom? Or indulge in a steam shower? Or lounge on the deck off the master bedroom? Or do you love to cook?

Our sunlight kitchen with Viking stove with 6 burners and griddle allows for plenty of creativity and hours of entertaining.

One charming feature of being in the Garrison area are dirt roads and driveways. We are preserving this feature and have a dirt driveway (A wet winter or spring could mean a little mud).

Wireless internet and cable are available.

We are a two-minute drive to the Metro-North Poughkeepsie line train station or a 15-minute walk.

Lastly, we thrive on feedback and suggestions only in this way can we continue to enhance the beauty of this retreat space. If you rent with us know that you can contact us anytime to assist in making your stay delightful.

Some of our guests have rented this home for corporate retreats, special small milestone birthday parties celebrating 30's, 40's, 50's ( groups of 8-16 ) etc, as headquarters for a local wedding ( the bridal party gets ready at the house and heads out to the venue).

Each confirmed guests receives a 50-page booklet of local activities when requested. Massage, yoga and catered meals available upon request.

Lots of options. What are you waiting?

Proprietor may be on-premise in the third building

We allow dogs up to 20 lbs $50/night, 50lbs $75/night, over 51 lbs $100/night.
Preserving this space is very important. Be sure to clean up after your four-legged friend. There are certain details/house rules which need to be discussed further request upon booking. Bringing a dog without prior notice will result in an automatic charge of $250.

(Rates will change April - October and Holidays 3-night minimum) If the weekend is not booked ask about last minute specials. * Ask about the rate for film and photography shoots rates begin at $1500.

* Guests not staying overnight but just visiting will be charged a $25/pp fee. When you book your stay please let us know how many guests. There is a $50 fee per each additional guest( after 4 guests), no matter what the age of the guest.

* If booking a single night there is a $350 surplus. Early arrival or late departure may incur an additional fee. Definition of a guest is anyone who stays in the home for an extended period of time (equal to 2+ hours).

* All renters may clean the BBQ grill and refill the propane tank to avoid fees associated with BBQ usage. Otherwise, we do it all for $50. Here's a sure-fire way to get fast approval.

When you request to stay, answer the following 3 questions:
1. Where will you be coming from?
2. Who will you be traveling with?
3. What will you be doing while you are in town?

We want your stay in Garrison to be the best and we look forward to hosting you Local attractions include : Dia Museum and many galleries in Beacon, NY• West Point U.S. Military Academy • New York Renaissance Faire • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets • Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village • Appalachian Trail • Orange County Fairgrounds • Orange County Choppers • Museum Village in Orange County • Harness Racing & Hall of Fame at Goshen • Brotherhood Winery Tours • Storm King Art Center • Antiques • Farmers' Market • Craft Fairs • Golf • Art Galleries • Factory Outlets ***FYI - We do have the Ring camera system at the front door for your safety and ours.

*** Guests have access to all amenities (except the seasonal areas). The third building and basement are off limits. The gray building is the proprietors who may be on-premise. When you book your stay please let us know upfront how many guests are expected? The nightly booking fee includes up to 6 guests. That means if you have friends, coworkers, or anyone else that is coming into the house, they are considered a guest. As an effort to keep our rate low, we price the base of the home low and charge more for extra people. This is done specifically to keep our rates low.

If you have over the number of guests you have made your reservation for, you will be automatically charged the difference or we reserve the right to cancel your reservation with NO refund. Interaction with guests is kept to a minimum unless of course, you need assistance. Whenever possible I do a walkthrough of the property creating a lay of the land. Otherwise, we can accomplish the same walkthrough over the phone. Also, a white binder has the house notes which you can resort to if any questions arise.

Also, the notes will be sent prior to your arrival. Given some recent changes to the rental policy, Proprietor may come, go and stay in the third building. Although we are sometimes on the premises, the house, red barn, and amenities are yours...

ENJOY! Right across the street is a historic home with 50 acres and horses. The Garrison Cafe is within walking distance in case you need a quick cup of coffee. If you like to run there are dirt roads for a quiet country jaunt. Peace, tranquility, and calm are important to preserve this listing. This area is residential which means there are neighbors although you can't see them they can hear you. Loud sound has to be turned down in accordance with the noise ordinance.

Dinner level music by the pool ONLY. If your group needs to be loud, and wild do it inside with the windows/door closed or this may not the place for you. We are within a 15-minute walk of the Metro-North train station or two-minute car ride. Having a car is useful. Many hiking trails are accessible within walking distance.

Other Things To Note:
This home welcomes people of all religions, nationalities genders!

In the unlike event of unforeseen circumstances, the following applies:
Choice of Law. This Agreement has been entered into in the State of New York and the validity, interpretation and legal effect of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York (but not its conflict of law rules) as applicable to agreements wholly negotiated and to be performed within New York by residents thereof. Guests and all visitors agrees that any and all disputes or controversies arising under this Agreement or any of its terms, any effort by any party to enforce, interpret, construe, rescind, terminate or annul this Agreement, or any provision thereof, shall be resolved by binding arbitration before a single, neutral arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge of a state or federal court. All arbitration proceedings shall be conducted under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, through its New York, New York office. 

Guests and all visitors agrees that the arbitration proceedings, testimony, discovery and documents filed in the course of such proceedings, including the fact that the arbitration is being conducted, will be treated as confidential and will not be disclosed to any third party to such proceedings, except the arbitrator(s) and their staff, the parties’ attorneys and their staff, and any experts retained by the parties.


Additional Location Information

Right across the street is a historic home with 50 acres and horses. The Garrison Cafe is within walking distance in case you need a quick cup of coffee. If you like to run there are dirt roads for a quiet country jaunt. Peace, tranquility, and calm are important to preserve this listing. This area is residential which means there are neighbors although you can't see them they can hear you. Loud sound has to be turned down in accordance with the noise ordinance. Dinner level music by the pool ONLY. If your group needs to be loud, and wild do it inside with the windows / door closed or this may not the place for you.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
10 Bedroom(s), 16 Sleeps
Double: 3
King: 2
Queen: 1
Sleep Sofa: 1
Twin / Single: 3
2 Bathroom(s)
Combination Tub / Shower: 1
Half Bath: 1
Tub: 1
Walk-in Shower: 1
Location Type
Mountain View
Vacation Types
Away From It All
Pet Friendly
Tourist Attractions
Year-Round Vacation Rentals
Access & Parking
Secure Parking
Satellite / Cable
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Fitness Room / Equipment
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Outdoor Grill
Towels Provided
Wireless Internet
Wood Stove
Indoor Features
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Hair Dryer
Iron & Board
Living Room
Outdoor Features
Deck / Patio
Hot Tub Spa
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Gas Grill
Private Pool


Check in: 04:00 / Check out: 11:00
- Amenity limitations - Pool / sauna can be used until 10pm. Hot tub can be used until 11pm.
- Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $1000
- Cleaning Fee $300

Additional Rules
House notes will be sent through email. Here is a quick view of house rules :

Welcome to the quaint town of Garrison.

We hope you will enjoy your stay.

We have put these notes together to answer questions which may arise.

Please feel free to leave suggestions or a note in the “Be Happy “ book. We offer a $25 gift if you post a recommendation on the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Airbnb, etc .

Our mission is to create wonderful memories

P.S. We have iron deposit in the water and are continually taking measures to minimize its effect. The orange/rust color you may see is where we have lost the battle, thank you in advance for your understanding. Be gentle on the septic system discard feminine products in the trash.

*This is a smoke free home*
*Please have guest dispose of cigarette butts in the appropriate place*
(smoking inside the house will result in a $1000 fee)

Check In – 4pm
Check out -11 am
(We are busy prepping for your arrival prior to check in and prepping for the next guest when you check out – If available early/late check an $200 as we need to bring in additional cleaning people to expedite preparation)

Noise pollution has become a major concern as this area is residential. Mature guest understand that neighbors are near and continue to support my business venture provided my guests do their part and keep sound respectful. Music must be kept at a dinner level during the evening.

At 10:30pm the noise ordinance is in effect and loud sounds are taken inside. There is a WHISPER ZONE by the hot tub. After 13 years history has forced me to implement a $250 fee for those who violate this request. I split this money amongst my neighbors for being inconvenienced. I would prefer not to do this, help me by letting all guests know that we love visitors but the peace and tranquility must be respected.

See House Manual for more instructions. Please forward to all guests in your party this way everyone has a lay of the land.
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 am an entrepreneur as well as a health and wellness keynote speaker, workshop leader , consultant and coach. I have authored three books called " How to Stay Sane When Life isn't Tools for the Mind, Body and Spirit." Vacationing is one tool I use to stay sane. Travel affords me the opportunity to step away from my life to step into my life. The monastic quality of voyaging fosters traveling light. Have you ever noticed that when you travel the most serendipitous things occur, well these occur everyday in our lives as well. Whether or not we stop to take note is another story. I hope you enjoy the wonders of traveling light and sharing in the gift of this retreat space. It was create with the sole purpose of having fun with friends.

Slightly dated, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house is perfect for 10 people at t...

Slightly dated, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house is perfect for 10 people at the absolute max! I would not suggest having more people than 10 stay here, especially because there are only 2 full bathrooms. The property offers all the essentials onsite, you'll never have to leave! There is a fully stocked gym and a beautiful pool that sees the sun ALL DAY! - bring your own floats! Be cognizant that the host family lives onsite, as well, and comes and goes as they please. I would bring your own trash bags, as only a limited amount is supplied and the clean up guidelines are pretty extensive. Don't forget to pack your bug spray!

Stayed July, 2019

I am sorry this guest did not enjoy her stay. It is clear given the comments presented versus the 150 + positive reviews that this guest did not read the listing, house notes nor welcome message thoroughly. Everything voiced here is noted more than once in multiple places. I have learned in the service industry it is virtually impossible to make everyone happy especially if one is super sensitive and particular. I think an ultra modern home and perfectly manicured setting would have been better for this guest. The visuals and description depicted a charming rustic country setting. A 1910 farmhouse, I suppose could be considered dated as it is over 100 years old. We brought the house into the 21st century by deconstructing the house and then renovating it. The foot print of the house is 3 bedrooms, and it's been disclosed a 4th sleeping area is a converted porch, and the 5th is a studio above the gym. Yes the house has 2.5 bathrooms which has worked for many. Life in the country means you will see mother nature's critters as they were here first. Spiders are busy at work. Literally the moment something outside is cleaned the spiders are back to work doing their thing weaving a web. There are about 5 containers of bug spray at the pool. Transparency is important. In my listing, house notes and welcome notes, the proprietor may be on the premise is written. We travel often but am sometimes in town in the gray building. I can not do anything about someone missing this detail listed 6 times, no surprises. It is stated the barn is rustic without amenities. I have hosted 1000's of guests for over 15yrs, leaving trash in the bathroom is unacceptable and I can assure you does not happen. Cleanliness in this business is paramount. I am not sure how to clean a 3000 sqft house, 1000 sqft gym/studio and pool cabana area for less without compromising. My suggestion if you are on the fence about this listing is to read all reviews and then judge for yourself about privacy, cleanliness, and condition of the house etc. I work tirelessly with my cleaners to provide a positive experience. If you have questions, I am very happy to provide answers. 6 negative reviews out of over 150 positive reviews, you be the judge.

My family and I had a wonderful 4th of July weekend at Claudine's. This house i...

My family and I had a wonderful 4th of July weekend at Claudine's. This house is a gem, a short drive from NYC. The pool is an amazing feature and it was well enjoyed. Claudine is flawless in her communication and ensured we were always comfortable and enjoying our time. The town is cute and a perfect getaway from all the NYC noise. We hope to be back soon. Thank you for your hospitality, Claudine.

Stayed July, 2019

Thank you for appreciating the effort that goes into maintaining this space and for coming out with your family. I look forward to seeing you again in the fall. Working with guests like you make this endeavor easy.

Great experience! Thanks again :)...

Great experience! Thanks again :)

Stayed July, 2019

Thank you for coming to the country, you are always welcome!

A warm home a short walk from the train station. Excellent for groups. Claudine ...

A warm home a short walk from the train station. Excellent for groups. Claudine was very communicative and helpful answering any questions we have. She has thoughtfully prepared a book chalk full of resources, tips, and recommendations for the area. Everything had been thought of!

Stayed June, 2019

Your corporate group is welcome to return anytime.

Claudine's compound is incredible. It was exactly what we wanted for a mid-30s b...

Claudine's compound is incredible. It was exactly what we wanted for a mid-30s bachelorette party / weekend away from the city ‐‐ we loved grilling and hanging by the pool. Everyone had a comfortable bed to sleep in. Claudine was very accommodating and helped us with suggestions in the area. She sends along a comprehensive list of instructions and rules which makes the checkin process very clear and gives guidelines for cleaning up before you check out. We all would love to come back. Thank you, Claudine!

Stayed June, 2019

Thank you Mary! I appreciate you and your group. So happy you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and want to make visiting an annual event. Especially since we are a short 15 minute walk from the train station.

Claudine was extremely accommodating, responsive, professional and kind. Her pla...

Claudine was extremely accommodating, responsive, professional and kind. Her place is nothing short of spectacular. Just a dream.

Stayed June, 2019

Andrew thank you for giving me an opportunity to be a part of something very special. I hope our paths will cross again!

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