This lovely 1880s townhouse has incredible views of the Hudson River cradled by the Highlands hills. 75 minutes from Manhattan, it's a perfect place to breathe deep and take a break.
You'll love the light and airy feel, Victorian details and spaciousness with a private bedroom overlooking the river, cozy living room, and bright dining room that opens to a kitchen and outdoor deck. Restaurants, art galleries and shops are close by. Great hiking, wine trails and more are a short drive away.
Your Riversong refuge has one private bedroom with a real queen bed (brand new comfy mattress), a living room with full-size comfortable futon, and an extra air mattress. The apartment features breathtaking views, beautiful natural light, an open-air back deck and use of the front porch, where you’ll likely be serenaded by a mocking bird and might even catch a glimpse of our bald eagle.
1880s hard wood floors and spacious closets complement the more contemporary comforts of cushy wool rugs, thick towels, fresh linens and a full kitchen stocked with the basics. This 2nd floor apartment is up one flight of interior stairs and there are also a few steps up to the 1st floor entryway.
Disponible para huéspedes
I will contact you prior to your arrival to arrange the transfer of keys. You'll have full access to the 2nd floor apartment, including back deck (2nd floor) and front porch (ground floor). There’s plenty of street parking.
Atención a los huéspedes
I may or may not be on-site, but you can contact me on my cell phone for non-emergency situations. In the event of an emergency, guests should contact the police or appropriate authorities, per the safety card.
Otros aspectos destacables
A freight train line runs just below the bluff that gives Riversong its gorgeous views. Trains pass frequently -- day and night -- and the whistles are loud. Some guests like it, some don't notice and some find it downright disturbing. This is not as much of a problem in warm weather with windows closed and a fan or A/C on, or wintertime with windows closed.
Newburgh has great restaurants to suit a range of tastes and budget, cafes and bars. Many are within walking distance of the house, and the walk includes some not so nice blocks where you will want to keep your eyes open and won't want to walk alone.
I have a binder of restaurant, hiking, art, music and shopping recommendations for your perusal and more detailed brochures of local attractions.
- No shoes in the house -- I provide a shoe rack and slippers.
- This is a strictly non-smoking property.
- No matches or candles.
- No drug use.
- No outside pets are allowed; my two independent cats live in this apartment.
I've been a traveller all my life, starting at age six weeks when my family moved from one Navy base in Florida to another in Virginia.
After 14 years in New York City, I moved to the Hudson Valley. While new to Newburgh, I've been in this general area for nearly 20 years - and I love it - the natural beauty, the diversity of people, the four distinct seasons, the art/music/culture, the hiking and the proximity to New York City.
Sustainable agriculture and food justice have been both my passion and the center of my non-profit professional life for the past 25 years.
Italy and Spain are travel favorites, as is Yellowstone.
Swing dancing is a new passion and I'm lucky to have great teachers, fellow dancers and dances right here in Newburgh and throughout the Hudson Valley.
My favorite music is from the 1930s and 40s. Favorite poets include Rilke and Mary Oliver.
For fun, I garden, sing, hike, play the piano, eat good food with great friends and sip good New York wine. Now that I have Riversong, I love to sit quietly and watch the river flow while listening to the cat on my lap purr.