Hudson Valley Retreat

  • Location: Town / Village
    Closest restaurant: In walking distance
    Woodstock for shops and restaurants: 4 miles (7 mins by car)
    Kingston for shops and restaurants: 12 miles (20 mins by car)
  • New York JFK Airport (JFK): 120 miles (2hs 30 mins by car)
    La Guardia Airport (LGA): 105 miles (2hs by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Hudson Valley Retreat

How would you describe Hudson Valley Retreat in a nutshell?

Set on 16 hectares, Hudson Valley Retreat is a historic property that always blows guests away, with sprawling meadows and amazing views of Overlook Mountain. 

What is the story behind Hudson Valley Retreat, what was your inspiration to create it?

I grew up in Woodstock and always loved visiting the area. When my husband and I got married, we invited all of our friends and family to Woodstock and were excited to show them this wonderful place that is so beautiful and filled with memories. I had so much fun bringing people here for my wedding and I wanted to do more!

Initially, I bought a small property in the middle of Woodstock and rented it for three years. But I wanted to do something more grandiose, luxurious and private. So I searched and searched and found this beautiful property a short drive from the downtown area. 

I did all of the interior design myself, although the previous owner had a great eye and left a few things that she felt were meant to exist in the house (such as the white sofas). After purchasing the property, I spent three weeks living in the house, going to antique stores and filling it with high-end, luxury products. 

How would you describe the atmosphere, the architecture and the interior design?

It’s really serene, beautiful and quiet. For people who live in the city, it’s a great place to get away and recharge. The wonderful thing is that you could spend your whole weekend just exploring the property and be totally happy. It’s so magical and each season brings its own element. 

What do you particularly like about this part of New York State?

I grew up here and left to go to Washington, DC, then North Carolina before moving to New York City. It was a couple of years though before I came back to visit and realised just how stunning the Hudson Valley is.

I think that during the pandemic when people couldn’t travel further afield, they started driving upstate for vacations and discovered just how amazing it is (while being so close to New York City). I moved up here for a bit and I remember one day during the fall, I had to pull over because the sunset coming through the trees was just so stunning that it didn’t seem real. 

Hudson Valley Retreat
Living area
Living area
Living area
Living area
Living area
Living area
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen and dining area
Avery Suite
Avery Suite
Linden King
Linden King
Linden King
Linden King
Brooks Loft
Dalton Standard
Dalton Standard
Dalton Standard
Dalton Standard
Campbell Queen
Glaser Studio
Glaser Studio
Glaser Studio
House and garden
House
Hot tub
Hudson Valley Retreat
Hudson Valley Retreat
Hudson Valley Retreat

Hudson Valley Retreat rooms & rates

When you enter the main floor, there is a queen-size bedroom on your right and another on your left with an additional twin bed. Adjacent to the main living space is the bathroom and the well-equipped kitchen is just a few steps down. It’s stocked with all the appliances, pots and crockery you need. 

Upstairs is a suite with a queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom, then further down the hall is a king-size bedroom that also has an ensuite and space for an additional mattress. There is also what we call a “half room” in the hallway with a twin bed that is great for single guests. 

Around 200 feet from the front door is the studio, which has a queen-size bed and space for a mattress. It doesn’t have a bathroom but it does have heating, air conditioning and Wi-Fi, as well as boasting the best views on the property from its porch.  In total, Hudson Valley Retreat can sleep up to 16 people.

Linden King Upstairs bedroom with a king-size bed and ensuite bathroom with shower, heated floors and space for an inflatable queen bed. Fireplace.

Avery Suite Upstairs full bed bedroom on the east end with an ensuite shower and tub.

Campbell Queen Queen-size bedroom on the main floor at the north end with a bathroom with shower (shared with Dalton Standard).

Dalton Standard Beautiful bedroom on the south end of the main floor with both a queen and twin-size bed, making it a perfect space for small families. Shared bathroom with Campbell Queen.

Brooks Loft Connected to the Linden King via a secret bathroom door, guests can find a twin-sized loft overlooking the living room, which is perfect for kids.

Glaser Studio Perhaps our favorite spot to sleep, this studio space welcomes unrivaled views of Mother Nature's handiwork. The Glaser Studio is separate from the main house, and is accessible by a 200 foot stone path. The studio features a queen bed, a pull-out sofa and an inflatable queen bed. It provides heat, A/C, WiFi as well as a screened porch. The bathroom is in the main house. (The studio is only included for reservations with more than 11 guests. Use of the studio may be added for an additional cost)

  • Hudson Valley Retreat for 16 people / 230 m²
    2419 / night
    • 5 Double bedrooms
    • 2 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 6 Extra beds (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Air conditioning
Included in the rates
Rates include taxes.
Optional extras
Available on request: Private chef – Yoga + Pilates classes – Massage and spa treatments – Grocer delivery – Digital concierge service
Children & Extra beds
Children of all ages are welcome and kids love exploring the place. There is space for inflatable extra beds in some bedrooms and the loft bedroom is perfect for kids.
Minimum stay
2 - 3 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Concierge service
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • BBQ area

On the property is an eight-seater hot tub, two fire pits and hammocks, as well as two ponds, a meadow and 16 acres of forest to explore. On request, we can arrange for a private chef, yoga instructors and masseuses/spa therapists or can have groceries delivered to the property. In the future, we are also hoping to be able to accommodate pottery classes. Guests can also take advantage of our digital concierge service, with restaurant/activity recommendations or questions just a text away. 

The house provides heating and air conditioning in all bedrooms and the studio, Wifi, TV in the living room and master bedroom, Sonos in every bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor BBQ, 3 fireplaces, a hot tub and two fire pits.

Kitchen

  • KitchenAid mixer
  • Vitamix blender
  • Gas stovetop
  • Double stack oven
  • Full set of pots, pans, etc.
  • Pantry essentials
  • Full set of plates and bowls for 24
  • OXO coffee Ppt, Chemex pourover, and Fellow kettle
  • Fridge with water filter and ice maker
  • Assortment of local coffees and teas

Outside

  • 2 ponds
  • Stream
  • 2 Firepits
  • Grill gas/charcoal
  • 8 person hot tub
  • 16 acres of forest, meadows and hiking trails
  • Animals including Blue Heron, Deer and more
  • Screened in porch
  • 2 hammocks

Things to do in Upstate New York & Saugerties

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

One of the biggest waterfalls in New York State, Kaaterskill Falls, is an easy 20-minute hike or you can climb to the old fire tower at the top of Overlook Mountain, which has incredible views of the Hudson Valley. I’d also recommend going into Woodstock for lunch, ice cream or some shopping — the energy is really amazing with people visiting from the city on day trips and just a fun vibe. 

Lots of people like to go antiquing and there are plenty of amazing restaurants in the area. But I would also recommend finding some of the great Hudson Valley produce and dairy products — it’s always fun to come back and cook up a big feast in the kitchen. 

The location of Hudson Valley Retreat

Hudson Valley Retreat is located in the middle of the Hudson Valley, around one hour and 45 minutes’ drive from New York City. Downtown Woodstock is around 10 minutes from the property and Saugerties is 20 minutes away. Kingston is 15 minutes’ drive and is having a bit of a moment, with lots of amazing stores and restaurants opening up.

Woodstock is home to my favourite restaurant in the world — Silvia — which does the best steak I have ever eaten. There’s also a great Southeast Asian restaurant and Italian cuisine in the town. Within walking distance of Hudson Valley Retreat is the Red Onion, which is a very nice restaurant, although you really need a car to get around the Hudson Valley. 

When is the best time to visit Upstate New York?

If I had to choose, it would be mid-summer. The grass on the property grows tall with wildflowers and there are lots of butterflies around. You can spend all weekend exploring around the house and enjoying the light coming through the trees.

Fall is similarly amazing with the most beautiful leaves and spring sees all the animals and plants coming back to life. In winter it snows and this is a great time for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.