WE ARE ALREADY BOOKED FROM MAY 21st - SEPTEMBER 7th, 2020. Only inquire if you are requesting dates outside of the dates above.
The perfect getaway within one hour of NYC pool, full gym, sauna, hot tub, steam room and fireplace, relaxation guaranteed! Within walking distance of the train.
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.
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.
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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.
Beautiful and charming country home / compound, with a pool and an additional quaint barn complete with a full workout gym. Garrison is a stones through from the Hudson river with great hiking all around and near the charming town of Cold Spring.
Stayed April, 2020
Claudine’s home has loving touches around every corner. We had a group of 12 of us to celebrate a birthday and there was plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably. She did an extensive walkthrough of the home and property upon check in and answered any questions we had. We had a wonderful time!
Stayed March, 2020
Claudine is an amazing host. She responded quickly and answered all my questions. Beautiful home
Stayed January, 2020
Very charming place! Our group had a really good time. The house has a lot of character, plenty of space for sleeping 10 - 15 people comfortably, and a beautiful kitchen with everything you need to cook. We had a few hiccups (electricity went out due to space heater usage, lack of hot water for the first day, and no heat in the main house for the first day) but Claudine was communicative about it and helped navigate within the day. It helped that the host actually lives on the property right next to the house and has people to call-on when problems arise. There is another listing on airbnb with more reviews, which we wish we were aware of before booking which has a lot of context on the house and the rules – not good nor bad – but helps with expectation setting regarding the host living on the property, extra fees for wood, no talking or being outside past 10pm, so forth. If you are a quiet group that is okay with paying a little more than the airbnb listing states, this is a great place for you!
Stayed January, 2020
Claudine was INCREDIBLY kind and helpful, and her place was perfect. We were a small group (two couples looking to get away from the city for a few days) but can definitely see how great the home would be for a larger group, especially in the summer. Big beautiful kitchen which we definitely made full use of, a must if you love to cook. Huge gorgeous bathrooms, as well!
Stayed January, 2020
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 :)
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 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 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 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!