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cozy & charming farm house just 85 miles north of NYC .

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

high ceilings, hardwood floors and architectural details .

newly renovated farm house on 44 acres in the town of new paltz. well-appointed kitchen and separate dining area. colorful room palette and overstuffed furniture. stroll through thick woods and open meadows and encounter buddha and goddess statues and ready-made sculptures. just minutes from suny new paltz, and the shawangunk ridge. dia beacon, storm king art center and woodstock are a short drive away :)

Property Manager
ray schilke
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2017

About ray schilke

I design sound for the theatre. I also own and operate a sound company called Ins & Outs and we do a lot of theatre and musical events in NYC. Locally our work is more charitable within the non-profit sector. I've lived in New Paltz for 20 years and I drive a lot.

ray schilke purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why ray schilke chose New Paltz

The farmhouse was built in 1911 and has a lot of character. We recently renovated it and included some really nice details . The back deck overlooks the pond and there are seasonal views of the Shawangunk Mountains. There are trails that wind through the woods and there is a wonderful bird, reptile and wildlife population.

What makes this farmhouse unique

If you've never had an egg that was laid just hours before you cooked it, you're in for a real treat.

The girls here are free-range and enjoy a pretty nice diet of natural grains and fruits and vegetables. They're quite healthy and friendly and fun to watch ! And if you have a garden at home, we would be glad to give you a bag of their poop for fertilizer, perfect for growing herbs !


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Apple Hills
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
A Tavola
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Shore Points (NJ)
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in New Paltz in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bath/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
near the village of New Paltz, SUNY and the famous Shawangunk mountain range, home to some of the best rock climbing on the east coast!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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cozy & charming farm house just 85 miles north of NYC .
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Homey and land!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Ray's. Very close to town but also a nice respite as the house is on a lot of land and is very quiet. All that we needed was there. It felt very comfortable being there. The one question we had was answered by Ray promptly. My 3 year old cried for a good 20 mins on the drive home that he wanted to go back to Ray's so that was a sign of a successful trip! And the fresh farm eggs were amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit :). Come again !
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Brooklyn, NY

Great weekend escape

  • 5 of 5

Ray’s place was perfect for our weekend escape. My husband and I planned a last minute trip to New Paltz and we were lucky enough to find Ray’s house. There was plenty of room for us to spread out, relax and hang out. We spent a morning in nearby Minnewaska State Park for a great hike and foliage viewing. The close proximity to town was great, but it was even better to have the distance, the space and privacy. The property is beautiful and the chickens were amazing! They truly are free range. The farm fresh eggs provided to us made for a delicious breakfast before we hit the road. The house has great light during the day and the view from the living room was a bonus. The WiFi strong and we were able to get some work done quickly and without hassle. It was a pretty terrific weekend and the only (minor thing) that would have made it better would have been a slightly more comfortable bed. All in all, it was perfect for two city people needing a quiet escape.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words :) Some people like the bed. I've actually slept in it and it is a little too firm me too. We may upgrade to a different one soon ! Thanks again ! Happy Holidays....
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Weekend at Chickenstock

  • 5 of 5

My family spent the weekend here. Our children are ages 12,13 & 14 and they loved it here. They enjoyed walking around the grounds, visiting the chicken coop and hiking trails. The house is clean, very comfortable and well stocked with basic necessities. We would definitely return for a longer visit.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at the house with 3 kids. As many noted, the photos do not do enough justice to the tastefully decorated home. The living room is a gem. The house is well take care of and loved. The property itself is beautiful and serene. We all loved the chickens. We too were grateful recipients of getting fresh eggs for breakfast - they were delicious. We have rented numerous properties via the vrbo and this one will be one of the most memorable ones. The owners were very easy to work with and very accomodating. Thank you, Ray and Carla! We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words . You guys were pretty great too. Please visit again . Maybe we'll have a pig and a goat :)
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Old Bridge, NJ

Wonderful stay at this property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property. We frequently rent houses for our trips, and this one stands out. First of all, the property itself is very nice - large, private, clean, well cared for. We loved the deck with a grill, a large wood table and nice chairs. There was even nice table cloth for the table. Everything in the house including utensils, coffee maker, cups, plates, towels, pot holders look new and clean. The living room is beautiful with a large window. If we could have more comfortable beds, it would be just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place and location

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed this property. We were in town with two adults three kids and had plenty of room. The property is very peaceful and the homeowner was very attentive to our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in New Paltz, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
June Special
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £18.76

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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