60 minutes from The GW Bridge, but a world away. Discover "The Drowned Lands." At the foot of Mount Eve, bordering the Black Dirt Farmland, we love our rustic converted barn with its expansive grounds. Try the new Brown Barn at The Orange County Distillery. It's awesome and minutes away!
It's an open-feeling home with real old-world charm (the house was built in 1916). The property of 1.5 acres is border by Mount Eve Road (some car traffic) at the foot of Mount Eve on one side, Large Pine trees and the Black Dirt make up two sides and the last is our friendly neighbor family. It is a very private property, but we do live in a community with neighbors both human and animal.
There is real nature to be seen- Hawks and eagles, wild turkeys, vultures, opossum, raccoons, lots of deer, ground hogs, field mice, even the occasional bear.
There are hammocks, a fire pit, a grill, and a vegetable garden.
Downstairs you will find a mudroom/ entrance, half bathroom with supplies, open kitchen and dining room, wood-burning cast-iron stove and love seat. The room to the right of the entrance is closed for our personal storage.
Upstairs, is the spacious great room with two couches, a mixing table with music, lots of books in English and Spanish, the single sleeping loft for the adventurous, a desk for laptop or letter-writing use. The bedrooms with Queen beds and the full bath are also upstairs. There are remote- controlled rotating fans in each bedroom, but please be aware that due to the high cost of running the air conditioners an additional electricity fee applies.
If you have children, they can play with any toys they find around the place, provided they have parental supervision. There are also drawing supplies on the bottom bookshelf downstairs. The house is baby-safe with gates at each end of the stairs, stove knob covers, and electrical plug protectors.
The house has modern amenities like a microwave, flat screen TV with a Roku streaming device for Netflix, DVDs, wifi, a mixing table and music. We love to cook, so you will find lots of cooking utensils and spices. Feel free to enjoy them- you are welcome to use anything you find in the fridge or pantry.
The dishwasher is quirky and the shower-head in the bathroom is a bit low. You might see an occasional spider or stink bug, but they don't bite. Generally, we find the place to be warm and cozy in the winter, cool in the summer.
Seasonal outdoor seating, new pingpong table! bicycles, toys, hammocks, the vegetable garden, a grill, a fire pit, washer/ dryer, basketball court, walking path (few cars and safe for kids or dogs) behind the house along the Black Dirt.
Kids stuff: toys, play yard/ crib, safety gate, sand box.
One room of the house is locked with our personal items.
We will be available if you have any questions via text, phone, or email. Our neighbors are happy to help in the case of an emergency.
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We are so close to NYC (about 60-75 minutes), yet a world away. The house is 5 minutes from the Warwick Valley Winery (home of the famous Doc's Apple Cider and part of the Shawangunk wine trail) with wine tastings, a cafe, live music and apple picking. We love the weekend farmer's markets, Penning's Farm (a laid-back version of the Winery), the Artist's community and Hamlet of Sugar Loaf, one of the last remaining drive-in cinema's in the country, Bellvale Creamery for ice cream, Mount Peter for skiing, horse-back riding at Crystal Water Farm, hiking around Glenmere lake and swimming at Greenwood Lake, Lake Wawayanda, or in holes along the Appalachian Trail.
We have a NEW "House Wine" just in time for the winter. We have aged at home a red wine from the Tejo region of Portugal. Traditionally, house wines in wine-making regions are not the cheapest, low-quality wine, but a local good "bang for your buck" kind of wine. We have tried to follow in this tradition. Please feel free to enjoy while you are here, let us know what you think, and take a bottle home as a souvenir! You can also find us on I-n-s-t-a-g-r-a-m @#blackdirtbarn.
*** We have a cat allergy in the family. Please no cats.
****Please respect our old country pipes, if misused, they will get clogged and ruin your stay. Use only the toilet paper provided. All other trash (kleenex, qtips, floss, personal sanitary products, etc.) should be disposed of in the receptacles provided.
No smoking please anywhere on the property.
The loft bed is only for adults or children over the age of 12 as it requires some physical dexterity to climb the ladder.
Please take all trash out of the house, deposit it into the large receptacle and pull the receptacle to the edge of the road, open side facing out, for pick up 5am Monday morning.
Please hang used towels up (we don't want them to get moldy).
We are a family of three who live in Queens, NY. I am in education and my partner imports Spanish wines. We love cooking, traveling to Mexico and Spain and escaping on weekends to our barn. Carlos and I enjoy fresh ground coffee and rooting around in our vegetable garden. Our son, Luca, loves to eat the cherry tomatoes right off the vine and splash in his mini pool. When we travel as a family, we like to rent places with a kitchen so we can explore the local markets and cook for ourselves. We love wine and cheese and trying new delicacies. We hope to be helpful and relaxed hosts to share with others the fun experiences we have at the barn. Thank you!