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Mid Century Mountain House

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Welcome to your architectural Midcentury Modern oasis in the woods. This unique home with cathedral ceilings was built by an architect in 1960 for his personal use and makes for the ideal mountain getaway. A dramatic wall of windows overlooks the woods of the Shawangunk Mountains with striking ice-age sandstone and shale boulders throughout the property. 

Enjoy your coffee, scenery, and tranquility in the vaulted living room or on the upper balcony off the bedroom, the architect’s own private retreat. Hidden from the road, the house is a cedar and teak construction both inside and out set among four private acres of woods and rock outcroppings. 

It features: • Two spacious bedrooms with king size beds, one of which is a loft facing the front wall of windows • A third spacious sleeping/media room down on the lower level with pullout couch and futon, both for sleeping • Three full bathrooms • A modern, open plan kitchen with a dishwasher • A large dining alcove surrounded by ship-like windows with views to the surrounding forest • An immense stone fireplace perfect for a fire on cold and winter nights The crowning jewel is the vaulted living room which is centered around the elongated fireplace and soaring rows of windows which allow light in from the south and west. For younger guests (or the young at heart!), the property features two tree houses built by the architect in the backyard, as well as a swing set for children. 

Additional amenities include: Nest controlled AC/heating system, Wi-Fi, fire logs (provided in fall/winter), plush cotton towels, custom Kiehl’s toiletries, outdoor grill, washer/dryer, Smart HD TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other channels, and an entertainer’s kitchen. This Midcentury house is located two and a half miles (4km) from the center of New Paltz, with nearby attractions including: • Numerous restaurants, bars, cafes, bookstores, a movie theater, and Water Street Market- a pedestrian shopping village with antique stores, eateries, and the local Denizen Theater. • The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail: a 22-mile (35km) gravel pathway created from a former railroad, extending from Gardiner to Kingston and perfect for strolling, jogging, or biking (rentals nearby). • The Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park, offering countless miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, lakes for swimming, and Awosting Falls. • The celebrated Mohonk Mountain House and Resort, with its spectacular lodge, famous spa, fine dining, and breathtaking view of the Gunk Ridge and Mountains, literally just up the road. • Numerous skiing options, including Hunter and Windham ski resorts in just over an hour's drive, and Sawkill Family Ski Center just 24 miles away (winter). • The Ulster County pool complex (fee is just $5 for adults), a short drive away (summer). • The nearby “Walkway over the Hudson” skybridge, offering breathtaking, unobstructed 360-degree views from 212 feet (64m) over the Hudson River and surrounding scenic valley. 

This Midcentury house is close to the best the Hudson River Valley has to offer, including: Kingston, with its very popular Stockade and Rondout districts; the towns of Woodstock, Saugerties, and Phoenicia; and across the river, Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie, Vassar College, and the Culinary Institute of America. For those guests who are commuting from New York City, there is the Trailways bus station in New Paltz which takes you to the city in under two hours, and the express Metro North Hudson line train station in Poughkeepsie, easily reached by car, taxi, or Uber. 

Please note, we do not rent to

anyone under the age of 25 and have a 6 adult maximum (7 people with one child). This rental is not suitable for very large or party groups (adults should supervise children if staying in the upstairs loft). There are discounts available for 7-day (plus) stays, as well as further discounts for month-long stays.

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Mid Century Mountain House

New Paltz, New York

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