Come and enjoy my simple yet comfortable home in the woods. The property is a quiet and serene escape from City life, located just minutes from Minnewaska State Park and Mohonk Preserve. There is much to explore just steps from the front door!
Enjoy a private bedroom & bathroom in our country home in Kerhonkson. Our home is located just off the main road for easy access yet offers the privacy of woods surrounding the small culdesac. Feel free to cook in the kitchen. Enjoy fresh eggs from our chickens for breakfast. Easy parking. Stay with us for a mix of outdoor activities, local shopping & dining, or just relaxing indoors.
Outdoor front porch seating, outdoor back porch seating with fireplace, chicken coop, fresh eggs, very active bird feeders, woods surrounding property, walking trails and creek. Indoor kitchen, dining room, living room, and additional living room with wood stove. Your private room includes clean linens and extra pillows. Your bathroom is private and has a shower with clean towels and toiletries available.
EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS: We are only 10 minutes away from Mohonk Preserve and Minawaska State Park! Beautiful hiking & climbing available. Across the street are the towns mountain biking trails at Lippman Park. Only 20 minutes from New Paltz dining & shopping! During the winter months enjoy nearby winter hiking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing, then come home and get cozy by the woodstove.
We have 2 canoes, many paddles and PFD's if you are interested in paddling with us during the warmer months.
Fishing is excellent in the Rondout Reservoir and creek. We are within 2 miles of the beginning of thousands of acres of state land with public access for hiking, hunting and camping.
WHAT ELSE IS NEARBY?.....
4 miles to: Rail Trail between Accord and Kerhonkson (URL HIDDEN)
8 miles to: Kelders Farm - (URL HIDDEN)
mini golf, petting zoo, pick your own vegies and berries depending on the the time of year, vegetables for sale
5 minutes from Super Markets - Peters Market in Kerhonkson, ShopRite
5-15 minutes from great restaurants Aroma Thyme Bistro (Ellenville), The White Wolf Inn (Napanoch), The Gander Inn (Kerhonkson).
2 hours North of NYC
30 minutes to Kingston (movie theater)
25- 50 minutes to wineries (URL HIDDEN)
10-25 minutes Horse back riding (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN)
45 minutes to Tubing on the Esopus (URL HIDDEN)
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO US. . ..
There is a bus from NYC Port Authority Pine Hill Trailways ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) running about once an hour, $40 per person round trip to New Paltz. From there you can take a taxi: number is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) about $25 ea way. We may also be available to provide transportation to and from New Paltz, please message us if interested.
Our home is shared space, as we live there too. But please feel free to make our home your home throughout your stay. Use the kitchen to cook meals, relax on the porches, or get cozy in front of the indoor fire.
Interaction with guests
We are just about always available to spend time with our guests. Although, we are more than happy to give guests privacy to relax!!! Many guests enjoy sharing a bottle of wine in front of the fire on the back porch and sharing stories. Kris is a licensed NYS Outdoor Guide and is often free to take guests on a variety of trips during the day.
We want you to enjoy your stay and hope you feel comfortable making our home your home. You have a private bedroom and bathroom, however feel free to use the kitchen to cook and store food. You can eat indoors at the kitchen table, or at the larger dining room table. Relax in the living room, or next to the woodstove downstairs. Enjoy the views from our porches and explore our backyard and trails surrounding our property. We recycle and compost and ask that you do the same during your stay. Dogs are welcome but please pick up any pet waste from lawn and put in the woods. Please no smoking anywhere indoors.
I try to live a simple life, with simple pleasures, and some awesome outdoor adventures. I worked for many years as a NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation fisheries biologist and am now a licensed outdoor guide, certified in hiking, canoeing / kayaking, camping, hunting and fishing. I have travelled extensively in the US, having spent at least a night in every state (except North Dakota). I have thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail (Maine to Georgia), The Long Trail (Canada to Massachusetts) and paddled a canoe from Burlington, VT down to Long Island. My home is a comfortable, clean and relaxing place for you to call home while you explore the region or just sit on the back porch and watch my chickens run around in the backyard while we tell stories.