Stone House B&B – Catskills Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , February 22nd, 2019

Stone House B&B

The Stone House Bed & Breakfast at the Cornelis Kool House in Hurley, New York, is an early 18th century Hudson Valley Dutch estate, with architectural features dating back to the original Dutch settlement of the New Netherlands. Our Hudson Valley bed and breakfast is quite possibly the oldest house in New York State that you can actually stay in, dating from around 1700.

We’re nestled in the peaceful countryside of the Esopus valley, near the historic village of Hurley, a National Historic Landmark. Our Catskills area B&B ideally situated to explore both sides of the Hudson River, the Shawangunks or the Catskills.

Both Woodstock and Rhinebeck are just an eighteen minute drive away.

Explore the historic Rondout in Kingston or try a river cruise up the Hudson (a ten minute drive), discover the enchanting lighthouse at Saugerties (sixteen minutes), go antiques shopping in High Falls (twelve minutes), or take in a concert at the amazing Fisher Center at Bard College (nineteen minutes). Whatever you’re looking for, Hurley and the Hudson River Valley have a wealth of experiences to offer you.

We’re also just six minutes from the New York State Thruway and less than two hours drive from New York City – Hurley is the perfect weekend getaway from the big city.

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Hiking the Hudson Valley’s Gertrude’s Nose Trail – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , October 4th, 2018

Gertrude’s Nose Trail - Globetrotter Girls

Just a couple of days after returning to New York, I found myself at Grand Central Terminal, ticket in hand and ready to board a train to New Hamburg, a small town on the Hudson River in Upstate New York.

This wasn’t going to be a long trip, but even a couple of days away from the city are enough for me to recharge my batteries, and I was on a mission to clear my head with another great hike, after all the fantastic hikes I did in Tennessee last month.

The Lower Hudson Valley has enough hikes to keep me busy (and in shape!) for the next few years, but somehow I haven’t made it up there one single time since a long day hike last summer.

We consulted our hiking guide book to find a great day hike and finally settled on a trail inside the Minnewaska State Park preserve: the 7-mile Gertrude’s Nose Trail with a detour to Lake Minnewaska.

The hike started off fairly easy, on a gravel road, until we turned off the road onto a smaller trail. The entire morning we didn’t see a single other person, and the first sign that we weren’t the only ones in the woods were fresh bear tracks which made me slightly nervous. For the next couple of hours, we followed the path along the edge of steep cliffs, always overlooking the vast forest that was surrounding us. It never ceases to amaze me how close I am to so much untouched nature – just a couple of hours north of New York City.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Casa De Lhasa – Catskills Gay Friendly Vacation Rental

Author: , October 28th, 2017

Casa De Lhasa - Catskills Gay Friendly Vacation Rental

One-of-a-kind Artist Gem, 5 acres, stream, heated pool, pet friendly, 5 min to Woodstock NY

A soulful 100-year-old house w/all the modern conveniences, Casa de Lhasa is your ideal vacation home in the Catskills. It’s on 5.5 acres with woods, lawn, mature plantings and stream by which there is seating where you can relax with your drink as you watch nature do its thing. May to September: Heated saltwater pool! And there is an outdoor fire pit to enjoy any time of the year.

The house has a fully equipped kitchen and an awesome/one of a kind dining room that can seat eight. The outside deck is furnished with large table for perfect al fresco vino ‘n mangia. There is a gas barbecue on the deck for your grilling pleasure.

The den has wood burning fireplace with a full-size sofa bed and a TV. The living room has French doors opening up to the lawn and pool. Off the living room is a study and the entrance to a fenced in yard for your two house-trained small dogs or one house-trained medium/large dog.

The three bedrooms are located upstairs. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and jetted bath tub, the South Bedroom and the Blue Bedroom with a private balcony. In all, the bedrooms can sleep up to six persons. Upstairs has AC.

Make this well-appointed, tastefully decorated house in a magical setting your happy home in the country while you enjoy the delights that Woodstock and its environs have to offer.

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Stone House B&B – Gay Friendly Hurley, NY Bed & Breakfast

Author: , August 9th, 2017

Stone House B&B

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

The Stone House B&B at the Cornelis Kool House in Hurley, New York, is an early 18th century Hudson Valley Dutch estate, with architectural features dating back to the original Dutch settlement of the New Netherlands. Our Hudson Valley bed and breakfast is quite possibly the oldest house in New York State that you can actually stay in, dating from around 1700.

We’re nestled in the peaceful countryside of the Esopus valley, near the historic village of Hurley, a National Historic Landmark. Our Catskills area B&B ideally situated to explore both sides of the Hudson River, the Shawangunks or the Catskills.

Both Woodstock and Rhinebeck are just an eighteen minute drive away.

Explore the historic Rondout in Kingston or try a river cruise up the Hudson (a ten minute drive), discover the enchanting lighthouse at Saugerties (sixteen minutes), go antiques shopping in High Falls (twelve minutes), or take in a concert at the amazing Fisher Center at Bard College (nineteen minutes). Whatever you’re looking for, Hurley and the Hudson River Valley have a wealth of experiences to offer you.

We’re also just six minutes from the New York State Thruway and less than two hours drive from New York City – Hurley is the perfect weekend getaway from the big city.

Ech morning, we serve a a gourmet three course breakfast at the Stone House B&B. Homegrown, local and organically grown ingredients are used wherever possible. Let us know if you have any special dietary restrictions or preferences.

Each room has wifi internet access, a/c, extra fans for those hot summer days, and private, modern, spacious bathrooms (most ensuite). You’ll be welcomed to your room by fresh-cut flowers and views of the grounds and rural landscape.

The Girl with a Pearl Earring room has a large HD flatscreen TV/DVD with digital cable. All roomsEach room includes luxury Frette linens and most have four-poster canopy beds. Rooms are large and uncluttered, and all have tables and chairs, nightstands and chests of drawers/armoires. Some rooms also have sofas.

Out on the grounds of the Stone House B&B, you will find picnic tables and benches, a wooden swing seat, a herb garden and a walk through walnut trees to the Esopus creek below.

Our Hudson Valley B&B also offers a large living room with a library, and games – including a croquet set!. Tourist information, some maps, restaurant guides, and books on hiking and cycling, are provided. And there’s a guest refrigerator, as well as a coffee and tea station, just outside the breakfast room. Homemade cookies are available for your sweet tooth!

If you’re looking for a vacation or weekend getaway close to New York City but far from the urban rush, come stay with us at the Stone House B&B in historic Hurley!

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Le Petit Chateau Inn – Hyde Park, New York

Author: , January 22nd, 2017

Le Petit Chateau Inn - Hyde Park

When you reserve a room at le Petit Chateau you will enjoy our incredible breakfast prepared by professional chefs. Most important, you will be supporting our area farmers when you stay with us. For twelve years we have been serving all local farm products to our guests. Our farm fresh eggs are delivered weekly, all of our dairy is from Ronnybrook & Hudson Valley Fresh, our honey is local, maple syrup and yogurt.

Charming and beautifully appointed, located on a rural 40 acre property in Hyde Park, NY this circa 1900 renovated farmhouse is a country Inn with a touch of France. The property is situated on a two acre pristine pond. The Bed & Breakfast was completely renovated yet the home maintains period moldings and hardwood floors. Modern amenities throughout the four bedrooms. Bathrooms en-suite, working fireplaces (propane), two sitting rooms, a half bath, French doors. Large Gourmet modern kitchen. State-of-the-art HVAC, electric and plumbing.

  • Circa 1900 Farmhouse style, completely renovated
  • Overlooks
  • pristine two acre pond
  • 4 bedrooms, all full baths
  • ensuite, half bath downstairs
  • Two sitting rooms
  • 4 propane
  • fireplaces, 1 electric fireplace
  • State of the art HVAC
  • New plumbing and electric
  • Great room design
  • Open design kitchen, granite counter, all new appliances
  • Hardwood floors throughout the house

Come stay with us at Le Petit Chateau Inn!

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Inn the Woods, Hyde Park, New York

Author: , April 4th, 2012

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Inn the Woods, Hyde Park, New YorkWelcome to “Inn the Woods” Bed & Breakfast in Hyde Park, New York. Located central to Antiques, Culinary Institute of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt Home & Library, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Valkill and Vanderbilt Mansion and the Hudson Valley Great Estates Region.

Discover our wineries, trails, pick-your-own orchards, Drive-In movies and the Dutchess County Fair. Convenient when visiting area colleges: Bard, C.I.A. Marist and Vassar. Sitting on the balcony amongst the tree tops you hear a creek rushing over rocks, birds chirping and squirrels running through the leaves.

Breathing deeply you smell the smoke of hardwood burning in the fireplace. The smoke rises through the tree tops and you follow it into the darkening evening sky. The moon and stars are brighter than you can remember. You take another deep breath, you realize you’ve forgotten the rigors of the day and let yourself relax.

In the morning you will rise to the rich aroma of fresh brewed “Inn the Woods” special blend coffee. Then making your way to our sunlit dining room, you find your full breakfast elegantly served.

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