The positive reviews by others all describe what is so special here. We would add: Petra and Mike's hospitality is special. We felt both as guests in their home and friends with the other visitors to the extent we wanted but also priviate to the extent we wanted. Petra takes extraordinary care to solicit information and to respect any special dietary needs. We loved: the quiet; the best sleep since we can't remember when; the breakfasts; the outdoor shower; and walking on the rail trail (just down the road). For walkers: The walk into New Paltz is about 90 minutes almost entirely on a shaded path closed to motorized traffic. And we were able to order dinner in when we didn't want to walk or cab into town.