Highland, New York
Spectacular Hudson River Home
Don't hesitate to Request A Week for this charming Hudson Riverfront home.
This four-bedroom 4,500 square foot house has a spectacular view in a unique private setting of the Hudson River, but is only 90 minutes by car or train from NYC. Enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing, summer and winter hiking, boating, the world-famous Culinary Institute, Hyde Park, the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt Homes, world renown Mohonk Mountain Lodge and the village of New Paltz, all less than 20 minutes away. Hudson, Rhinebeck, and Cold Spring are 45. On low key days you can just nap by the fireplace or lay by the pool.
Three formal bedrooms, all with river views. Office/bedroom with a kid's sleeping loft. Cozy walk-out basement game room with yet another bed and the same beautiful river view as the rest of the house. Formal dining room with seating and service for 10. Relaxing living room with soaring ceilings, giant fireplace, 1929 Steinway grand piano. Large kitchen and family-room adjacent to the pool, barbecue grills and garage. Everything connected by two 50-ft decks with comfortable lounges and dining tables overlooking the Hudson River. Play ping pong, sing along at the piano, shoot pool on an antique Brunswick table, explore countless networks on Apple TV, sing Karaoke, or just watch the freighters cruise by on the mighty Hudson.
Master suite has its own balcony overlooking the pool and river, king-size 4-poster bed, huge walk-in closet, sitting area, private bath and bidet, and dressing counter. Bedrooms #2 and #3 have queen beds, river views, and shared bath. Game room and office have cozy queen beds on soft Asian rugs. High-quality linens, down pillows, towels and comforters throughout.
Enjoy every convenience: wireless internet, firewood, strong cellular signal, top quality kitchen appliances, large charcoal and gas grills with utensils. Garage, W/D, central air/heat, smoke-free. Child-proof electric sockets and door gates for the little ones.
The house, situated off Bellevue Avenue which, like its name suggests, affords spectacular views of Dutchess County across the Hudson River, is 2 miles from the village of Highland, a classic small New England hamlet with no Starbucks or Home Depot, perfectly situated between mountains to the west, river to the east, and quiet countryside north and south.
Five minutes from the Mid-Hudson Bridge and amazing Walkway Over the Hudson, the world's longest pedestrian bridge, one the only railway connecting New England from the rest of America. Right across the river is the Culinary Institute of America, FDR Mansion, Vanderbilt Mansion. 20 minutes are the Mohonk Mountain House, Rocking Horse Ranch. A little farther are West Point, Storm King outdoor sculpture center, the DIA art foundation and other Hudson Valley destinations. New York City an easy commute from the train station 15 minutes from the house.
Single Family Home with 3 levels
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4500 square feet
King, Queen, Queen, and Queen
10 guests maximum
Newburgh 30 minutes, Laguardia 90 minutes, Newark 90 minutes
90 minutes by car or train from New York City
Wide open to the Hudson River and mountains beyond, Franklin Roosevelt's House, Culinary Institute of America.
Activities of Interest
- Snow Skiing
- Wine Country
- Rock climbing and hiking of the East
- Blue Mountain and Shawangunk Mt hiking and biking trails
- Mohonk Mt. House, Lake Minnewaska, Rocking Horse Ranch
Places of Interest
- The Culinary Institute of America – The New York campus of the institute is located just across the river from Highland. The restaurants associated with the institute offer fantastic food cooked by the students.
- Mohonk Preserve and Lake Minnewaska Park - Hiking, Biking and Rock Climbing Capital of the East
- Roosevelt & Vanderbilt National Historic Sites – Three houses make up this site. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s home is a museum dedicated to the only President elected to four terms. The other two are the Vanderbilt Mansion and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill.
- DIA Art Foundation and the Storm King outdoor sculpture park - world renown art and cultural centers
- New Paltz - gateway to the Catskills, historic Dutch settlement-turned-hip-college-town with groovy vibe and award winning restaurants
This very comfortable house has spectacular views of the Hudson River. It was perfectly located for our visits to the lovely towns of New Paltz and Rhinebeck as well as the Culinary Institute of America, which we had a great view of right across the Hudson. Each day we set off for an easy drive to a wonderful destination. We visited Storm King Sulpture Park, DIA Beacon, Val Kill, and FDR's home.The home does need some updating which the owner is aware of and has already started.”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Covered Parking
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Pets (with Approval)
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo