Escape to a Bali retreat that’s no further than the Hudson Valley
If you’re looking to get out of town but you’re uninspired by the usual country inns, historic schoolhouses, and rustic log cabins, this unusual Hudson Valley vacation property could be just the tranquil escape for you (and up to nine of your closest friends). The Hudson Valley Bali House Retreat in Rosendale, New York combines a country setting with details that were inspired by vacations in Bali and Thailand. Built using materials imported from Indonesia, this exotic compound makes visitors forget they’re only about 90 minutes from Midtown.
Surrounded by over seven acres of woods, a private pond, and green pastures, this peaceful retreat is a perfect marriage of organic materials, handmade craftsmanship and idyllic location.
While comfort and serenity seem well within reach here, you can rest assured that modern convenience is at your fingertips in the form of filtered drinking water, superfast internet, Apple TV, a 55-inch HDTV, and radiant heat terra cotta tiles throughout the house. There’s also enough parking space for all of your vehicles.
In the chef’s kitchen you’ll find everything you need to create memorable meals. A large charcoal grill (bring your own charcoal) brings the dining experience outdoors.
Luxurious and unique details include a Balinese ceiling and a fireside bathtub.
There’s room to accommodate up to 10 guests, with a small charge for more than 8 people. Two bedrooms are in a separate self-contained cottage with a full bath.
On the grounds you’ll find a spring-fed pond that’s perfect for swimming; bikes are available for riding to town or just exploring the surrounding farmland. Two hammocks on the deck overlooking the pond await your laziest afternoons, and a cabinet full of your favorite board games adds to the possibilities.
Nearby towns include Rosendale, Tillson, High Falls, Stone Ridge and New Paltz, where you’ll find a supermarket and organic shopping, restaurants and shops; in between you’ll find farm stands, swimming holes and Lake Minnewaska. The retreat is 80 miles north of Manhattan and a 90-minute drive from 42nd street.
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