Built over 100 years ago as a chicken hatchery, this gorgeous little gem has been fully restored as a two-story guest cottage. Located in New Paltz just minutes off Exit 18 on I-87 in a very private, quiet, country setting. Only ten minutes from New Paltz Village & SUNY New Paltz and set back on a lightly traveled road for those long summer strolls. You don't even need a car to get here! It's just 12 minutes by taxi from the New Paltz Bus Station or bring your bike up and cycle everywhere!
“The cottage is perfect if you’re looking for a little R&R. It’s secluded enough to have peace and quiet but a short trip into New Paltz if you want to grab a bite to eat. My husband and I are about to have our third child so we spent most of the time lounging in bed watching TV and relaxing on the cute porch. If we ever get the opportunity to have a kid free weekend, we would def stay here again!”
If you've been looking for the tiny house experience, look no further. Michelle and Chris built this tiny house to live as eco-friendly, comfy, and healthy as possible. Built with only non-toxic and all natural materials with a state of the art fresh-air system. Enjoy wildlife or relaxing at the river bend on our 5-acre property or explore the awesome attractions close by: county pool, winery, New Paltz downtown, “gunks” rock climbing, Minnewaska State Park, and more!
“We loved our time at Chris and Michelle's place. We stayed long term and were so happy that we did. Chris and Michelle are super friendly, highly communicative, and make great neighbors. The tiny house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, and the location could not be better. We were close to town, but also to amazing walking trails and hikes. We also felt that we were able to reduce our carbon footprint during the stay in the tiny house by saving water through the use of the compostable toilet. It was the perfect place to spend Earth Month! The only thing we didn't like was having to leave. We wish we could have stayed through the summer.”
Victorian Haven is located near the Shawangunk Mountains that extends for over 20 miles and reaches 2,200 feet in height at Sam's point, the highest elevation on the ridge. In addition, the Wallkill River provides unspoiled and picturesque spots for hiking, fishing and/or picnics. Gardiner has a beautiful rail trail that follows the path of the 1860's railroad and provides a great opportunity to hike, bike or ski.
“Victorian Haven is sparkling clean and extremely comfortable. The home was stocked with amenities and any item you think you may need. It was cool all day and night, even as temperatures reached 90 degrees. There are 2 powerful air conditioners although we did not need to use them. The sunken living room had a delightful ceiling fan and the window entertained us with various lights and shadows throughout the day. From the relaxing deck on Walkill River, we saw deer, foxes, groundhogs, waterfowl, birds and lots of fish. We spent most of our 3 days here on the private deck. When we weren't on the deck, we were enjoying the area's farm stands, wineries, bbq, and swimming holes. The neighbors were friendly and so was the host. When we couldn't figure out the wi-fi, George , the host's father drove down to assist immediately. I really appreciate that. No need to look any further. This home is much more beautiful than in the photos and the value you get is unbeatable. Please keep the home clean as they don't charge a cleaning fee. Thank you! We hope to be back.”