Mountain Meadows offers four guest rooms on the lower level of a large two-story contemporary home located 2.5 miles west of New Paltz, New York. (The hosts, Art and Corinne, live upstairs.) The immediate environs of the house are on the edge of town, with scattered houses on large lots at the edge of the country. The inn sits on five acres of meadows and woodlands, and deer and turkeys appear regularly in the back yard.
The lower level containing the guest rooms features a large common room with a television (no television in the guest rooms), billiard table, and ample reading material. The west-facing wall of the common room includes a sliding glass door that opens onto a patio with a hot tub and a swimming pool (in season). The view westward from the patio onto the Shawngunk Ridge is spectacular--hence, the name Mountain Meadows.
The lower level also features a guest kitchen where breakfast is served, and where the hosts keep wine, fruit, cheese, cookies, coffee, tea, and most anything else a guest could want to eat or drink available at all times.
Our room, the Ivy Room, was the largest of the guest rooms and was spacious, tastefully decorated, immaculate, and very quiet. It included a king bed, and a private bath with a tub and a shower.
There is absolutely no reason to leave the house hungry in the morning. Each day, Art and Corinne prepare quick breads, muffins, and home-made yeast breads as a first course. The breads are followed by a seasonal fruit medley and juices. Then, Corinne prepares two cooked breakfast entrees--omelets, stratas, pancakes, waffles or the like--and all are absolutely delicious. These may have been the best breakfasts we have ever enjoyed in our many years staying at bed-and-breakfasts.
Art and Corinne go out of their way to be helpful. They offer suggestions on dining options in the area, local attractions, and plenty of history. They've lived in the area for a long time, and they are intimately familiar with the region and its offerings. Plus, they are genuinely amiable people who honestly seem to enjoy having guests in their house. Use them; they're a great resource.
The inn is popular with rock climbers who scale the world-famous Shawngunk cliffs in the Mohonk Preserve and Minewaska State Park Preserve 5-7 miles further west. The inn also caters to cross-country skiers who use the two preserves' carriage roads in the winter. The inn is very convenient two both locations
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