This 2,300 sf 1900 historic, unique, and beautiful Schoolhouse has been completely lovingly gut renovated. It's 18 foot tall windows and 26 foot high ceilings let in marvelous, beautiful light. With a modern kitchen, 4 bedrooms, outdoor patio, outdoor playhouse, and huge acre backyard your family or group will luxuriate in peace, quiet, and tranquility. It is a unique space like no other.
I have a two night minimum. Please do not book without emailing me first. No parties are allowed.
The space has been thoughtfully and personally decorated with unique pieces from our travels to India and Burma as well as with special schoolhouse pieces. It resembles more a SOHO loft than a country home. We have invested a lot of love in our house and renovated it thoroughly. The decor Includes three large blackboards and schoolhouse desks where our kids love to play "school." The large dining room table seats 12-15 people. The 4 bedrooms are as follows (please take note to avoid any confusion): There is a queen sized bed in each of the two adult bedrooms, two twin beds in the kid room (one is a trundle underneath the bed--there's also a long window seat that is bigger than a bed in that room that could fit another person so three people can comfortably sleep in that room), a twin bed in the smaller room and in addition there are 3 couches and an air mattress in the two living rooms (that can comfortably sleep additional people) for larger families or groups. There is a also a pack n play and extra fold up toddler bed underneath the twin bed upstairs.
Outside there is a large paved patio with an eight foot table (seats 10), outdoor chandelier, and four comfortable modern adirondack chairs. The attached pergola provides great shade. The pergola has Edison string lights attached that you can plug in (having trouble uploading photos of outside but happy to send on request or just check out air b n b hudson valley schoolhouse which has many more photos as well as many reviews). It is a lovely place to enjoy the outdoors. There is also a treehouse in the backyard as well as a large web swing, an 100 foot long zip line, a fire pit, a gas grill, and a 90 foot “play shed” with slide.
We do expect respectful guests. This is a no shoes house and that must be adhered to. There is also no TV as we come here to experience the quiet and de plug (but there is good wifi). Please check air b n b Hudson valley schoolhouse for reviews.
Summer/Fall Activities include: Within half an hour’s drive are: The Delaware River, Wawayanda State Park (over 34,000 acres!) with sandy beachfront, large lake with boat and canoe rentals, and miles of hiking/mountain biking trails, Greenwood Lake (the largest lake in Orange County), Harriman State Park, The Appalachian Trail, High Point State Park, Sugarloaf Arts and Crafts Village, Warwick Drive-in, Fair Oaks Drive in, Sterling Forest (New York Renaissance Festival, Paint Ball facilities), Vernon, NJ, (Mountain Creek Water Park and Ski Mountain as well as Minerals Spa), Woodbury Commons Shopping Outlets in Harriman, NY, apple orchards galore (closest are soons orchards and slate hill orchards, both ten minutes away), many vineyards and much much more! Winter Activities include:
Skiing/snowboarding/tubing/crosscountry skiing/snowshoeing/snowmobiling. There are 4 ski resorts within half an hour of the Schoolhouse (in the Warwick valley, Mt Peter and in Vernon, NJ), snowshoeing on the Appalachian Trail and Wawayanda State Park, ice skating, ice fishing, Minerals Spa, etc!
Year-Round Attractions nearby include:
These are just about an hour away:
1) Martin Van Buren's home in Kinderhook 2) Franklin D. Roosevelt's home in Hyde Park
3) John Jay in Katonah Homestead, Ambassador from the Continental Congress to France and first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
4) Clermont Estate home to Robert R. Livingston Jr. one of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence
5) Vanderbilt Estate in Hyde Park, New York
6) The Thomas Cole National Historic Sitein Cedar Grove
7) Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson
8) Tour Fort Montgomery 9) Cold Spring Harbor
Closer attractions: (within half hour)
10) Balloon Rides
11) Glider plane rides
12) World class cliff gliding and para gliding
13) Sugar Loaf Craft Village
14) The Castle Fun Center (Go Karts, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, Roller Skating, Arcade, and more!)
15) Stony Point Battlefield & Lighthouse
16) Bear Mountain
17) West Point Military Academy
18) Green Ridge Golf Club (walking distance from schoolhouse
19) Upper Delaware National Scenic Byway 20) Storm King Art Center
21) Kitatinny Canoeing and Rafting
22) The New York Renaissance Faire
23) Brotherhood Winery (America’s oldest winery)
24) And many more historic houses, sites and museums
There are also numerous lakes, trails, and kid-oriented activities. I have a binder with many pages of local suggestions for kids and adults alike.
Vineyards within 30 minutes:
Warwick valley vineyards 15 min away, has music and food Bashakill winery has music 20 min away Clear view vineyards 25 min away has music Demarest hill winery 20 min away Applewood winery 30 min away Brotherhood winery has good restaurants, is 30 min away Vineyards within 45-50 minutes:
Benmarl, glorie farm, palaia, white cliff, magnanini, Adair, silver stream
To get an idea of trails and hikes, some very close by, take a look at:
There are trains and buses to Middletown 15 minutes away or Port Jervis 20 minutes away and taxis can be obtained there to the house. There is also a metro north train to beacon. It is approximately 1.5 hours from Manhattan and 2 hours from Brooklyn.
You may be put off by one disgruntled guest who reviewed me. I have many reviews on Air b n b if you look under Hudson valley schoolhouse (where I am a super host.)
While we have had many groups of adults (friend reunions, musicians, family groups, work retreats, wine enthusiasts for the wine trail) we are also very kid friendly. Some resources we have for kids include (they are all pretty put away outside and in so it's not cluttering the house if you don't have children): a 90 foot furnished “play shed” outside with insulation that has a long slide attached to it, gates on stairs, baby and toddler beds, high chairs, baby toys, drawing materials, dolls, animals, toys, kid books for all ages, a "play school" with schoolhouse desks etc, two doll houses with furniture/people etc, toddler indoor riding toys, doll carriages, a baby outdoor swing, a fold up ball pit, an outdoor water table, a large webbed riding outdoor swing that fits three, a treehouse, toddler outdoor slide, house, and table, a zip line, four scooters of all sizes, a wagon, balls of all sorts and sizes, badminton, many varieties of board games and puzzles, two bicycles, strollers, helmets, outdoor riding toys, and an electric car.+ More