Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast
Some Comments From Our Guests
|"The spot was gorgeous and we really appreciated the genuine hospitality and warmth. We hope to stop back as soon as we get a chance." L.E. Brooklyn, NY|
|"This is a really beautiful place, wonderful company and amazing breakfasts. We will definitely be back." B.R. Southington, CT|
|"We had a wonderful 2 days in the Carriage House, our first as husband and wife! We will always remember warm fires, warm beds, warm hospitality & yummy breakfasts! " M. & T.G. Pawtucket, RI|
|"A Perfect getaway!" C.S. Westown, PA|
|"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely B & B. Beautiful views, incredible breakfasts, truly memorable." D.B. Denver, CO|
|"Thank you for a wonderful relaxing weekend. The sound of the stream was heaven!" P.W. Bermuda|
"Schoonmaker Family Association Newsletter" (article from August 2005)
SFA members live all over the country and many members need to look for a place to stay if they want to visit Huguenot Street and the surrounding area. If this is a problem you face, I suggest taking a look at Captain Schoonmaker’s Bed and Breakfast in High Falls, NY. Last summer, thinking I might want to write this article, I visited this family run B&B to get a firsthand look. I was impressed.
Captain Schoonmaker’s is the old farmhouse of perhaps the most well known of the Revolutionary War Schoonmakers. It was built in 1760 and is located up in the hills about a fifteen to twenty minute drive from New Paltz. There are also several additional attractions in the immediately surrounding area that will make any trip worthwhile.
It just off a main road and is very easy to locate, but is nestled in just enough that you can really enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding woodland. Alongside there is a mountain stream and a waterfall, providing a very pleasant soft background sound. The stream is crystal clear and several shallow pools provide the opportunity to swim and fish for trout.
If you are looking for a more active schedule, there is easy access to hiking trails, fishing sites, golf courses, and rock climbing. For shoppers, there is antiquing and restaurant lovers can enjoy a number of local establishments and local wineries. Then, at the end of the day, you can return to relax and unwind while enjoying the extraordinary setting either from your own balcony or from a platform overlooking the stream.
The rooms are charming. The age of the house gives each room unique features and a real feeling of home. The colonial feel of the home has been preserved while also providing modern the comforts of air conditioning and well equipped private bathrooms. Antiques are everywhere and live chickens provide the freshest eggs for breakfast, which is provided daily and includes a wide variety of possibilities.
Rates vary depending on the room and the season, but one can expect between $130 and $175 per night.
Most of the above information, directions, and pictures can be checked out at their website, or you can contact them via phone or email.
Phone: (845) 687 – 7946 (8am -9pm)