The perfect getaway within one hour of NYC pool, 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 the main house and 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 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 $2500.
* 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.
Claudine’s place is very nice with some great amenities (Steam shower, hot tub & Sauna)! A great funky vibe which all my friends enjoyed. We were concerned about being too noisy but really wasn’t a big deal in fall as it got too cold to really be outside past 10. I really appreciated it was a very quick drive to the train. My friends had a bit of trouble getting ride-shares as the walk is very steep up hill from the Garrison station so the quick drive was clutch. Overall was a great stay and I would recommend it!
Stayed February, 2021
The house was very cozy and warm! Great place for a winter getaway with friends and family. The wood burning stove added a nice rustic charm. And the loft above the gym was great for extra space.
Stayed December, 2020
This house is amazing! Close to the small town charm of Garrison/Cold Spring with all the amenities of a great B&B. Loved the master bath most of all (I've never said that before!)! Plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable. The porch bedroom is also a major perk! Loved staying here!
Stayed October, 2020
Hosted 10 guys for a bachelor party and EVERYONE had their own bed! Claudine was very accommodating with some of our custom needs (late check-out, roasting a pig...) and she responded quickly to questions and even returned a charger I left. 10/10
Stayed September, 2020
Great location and fit 15 pretty comfortably.
Stayed August, 2020
We could not rave about our stay more! The home was even more charming in person. My closet friends and family stayed here a few evenings before my wedding to wind down a bit and treat ourselves to a relaxing time by the fire. What we didn't expect was how absolutely warm the house felt and how delightful the amenities were. We felt luxuriated and at home all at once.
Stayed July, 2020
Great experience! Thanks again :)
Stayed July, 2020
It was a pleasure to stay at Claudine's house for my sisters bachelorette party. The house was clean, cozy, and matched the description listed. We had the perfect weekend to visit the nearby vineyards and bbq/lounge by the beautiful pool. Claudine was very flexible and accommodating when we had to add people to our stay a week or two before. We appreciated the clear guidelines she left for us, which made our time there worry free. We were a bachelorette party of 15 and had no issues fitting in the space or following the reasonable guidelines asked of us. Everyone in the group had a blast and appreciated the beautiful space Claudine shared with us! I would absolutely come back for another long weekend! Thank you Claudine!
Stayed June, 2020
Booked this house for a bachelorette party and we all had an AMAZING time! The house is absolutely beautiful and in a location that made it easy to get to Beacon NY for dinner and for our wine tour to pick us up. The rooms were all comfortable and really allowed all of the guests to feel at home and relax for the weekend. Some of the girls made use of the gym and we all really enjoyed the pool and the patio next to the pool. Overall - Claudine's place is great for a larger group of people to stay at. Easy to get to, close to some really get spots in the area and with great amenities. Claudine was super responsive anytime we needed to get in contact with her. We could not have asked for a better place to stay for the weekend!
Stayed May, 2020
This was an amazing house with many amenities that make it easy to enjoy your time there. My 11 guests enjoyed their time here and everyone has ample space to sleep. The pool and fireplace were two of my favorite aspects. Would stay here again!
Stayed April, 2020