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.”
Sit at a quaint breakfast table in this sun-filled room featuring a robust stone fireplace, grainy wood-plank floors, and a country decor touches. Walk outside to admire the well manicured grounds of this enchanting stone-built home dating from 1772.
“Loved this little room in the country. It was a perfect place to relax for the weekend. We went for a walk in the paths behind the house and the view back there was stunning. Tammy was a wonderful host, and the room was clean and adorable. We didn't have many expectations for the area surrounding the house. We were just trying to get away to a remote location for the weekend, and chose the area based on the house not what was around us. But the town of New Paltz was about 5 minutes down the street, and surpassed our expectations for charm, restaurants, and trails.”
This serene location looking up at Shawangunk Mountains in Gardiner, NY. Soothing sounds of nearby Wallkill River from the deck will lull you away from your busy life into a forest world. Cozy up near the wood burning stove for those cold winter days and enjoy the large windows through out which offer great views of the mountains, birds and wildlife. You'll be happy you stayed here!
“Jean-Michel was a fantastic host, and his place was wonderful! My husband and I live in NYC, and we run a business together - so we took a trip Upstate to get out of the city for a bit, enjoy some nature, and clear our minds to focus on some business plans for the rest of the year. We were only there for 2 nights (1 full day), and wish we would have booked the place longer! Jean-Michel had such great communication. He sent a message our way immediately upon booking with directions of how to get in, and was responsive to any questions I had throughout our stay. He mentioned that he had to stop by quickly to pick something up, but that he'd stay out of our way. I encouraged him to say hello since we were outside sitting on the gorgeous patio - and he did! We had a lovely conversation, and he shared so many local gems including trails we could hike, and things we could do in the area. He was so, so nice - which was no surprise after his great communication! And on top of that, the house is wonderful. The views are beautiful, it feels very private, the patio is so large and gorgeous, the kitchen is stocked, and there's a hammock outside! The area is a little buggy at night (we visited in June) - so we got a citronella candle and lit it while we were out on the patio having some wine, and it kept the bugs at bay as the sun went down. We also loved the super comfy couch, Smart TV, and large living room. It felt spacious and homey. We will definitely be coming back! Thanks for making it a great stay, Jean-Michel!”