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Collective Hudson Valley

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129 Ostrander Rd, Ghent, NY 12075-2925
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Collective Hudson Valley is a destination retreat that includes luxury tent accommodations, five-star dining, and personalized concierge service. Each tent features a king-size bed, 1,500-thread count sheets, and unique decor, as well as a private deck and en-suite bathroom. A picturesque drive just two hours from New York City, Collective Hudson Valley is the ideal upstate getaway.
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Michael G wrote a review Sep 2019
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I am writing because I do not believe the bulk of the reviews accurately reflect the experience. Although the grounds are quite nice there is nothing to do within proximity of the grounds. To go hiking,biking, kayaking and virtually any activity you may want to do you need to get in your car. The breakfast which is included is on a par with food you would expect at a local diner. The dinner for $150 per person is wildly over priced. Drinks at happy hour for $15 per drink when you are already paying the inflated prices is just too much. If the cost was $250 per night I would not be writing but at these very high prices one would justifiably expect much more. The staff are well meaning but are under trained. The tent is very nice but with the exception of the tent I do not believe Collective comes close to providing the glamping experience one would expect. Y
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Date of stay: September 2019
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bmm12357 wrote a review Sep 2019
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I have been on the CHV property and have seen the tents many times in a work capacity but never as a guest. Always thought it looked great and always thought of going as a guest. So, as my husband and I approached our 25th anniversary we realized we would have to postpone any travels until later in the year. We wanted to do something special though for that night and thought glamping would be the way to go. Well ,I thought I knew Collective, but as a guest it was soooo much more than I thought it would be. It was just SPECTACULAR. The service, the decor, the beds the food,the views. We had an amazing night. Thank you Lillie and all the staff there. My advice, just go!!!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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sylwia s wrote a review Aug 2019
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Collective Hudson Valley is a beautiful place to be, my husband, 2 kids (4 years old and 6 month old) and I had an amazing time. The staff is pleasant and they very attentive, I am giving 5 stars because we really enjoyed the experience. However I have a few notes and what I would change, I have been working for the hospitality industry (hotels in NYC) for a over 15 years. Food is my big thing, the breakfast was good but they should have more choices especially for the kids, did not eat lunch but dinner. We were not too happy about the steak "Iron Flat steak", we are more of Rib Eye, skirt steak people, I was hoping the chef will do more of mixed grilled vegetables, potatoes were ok. You will probably hear most complains about the food because it is expensive but the choices were not as good. Otherwise we love the place. The menu needs work.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from CollectiveEddyY, General Manager at Collective Hudson Valley
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Dear sylwia s, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for leaving a review regarding your stay. Our team was happy to host you and your family for the weekend. Thank you very much for the feedback regarding your meals. We will make sure this is relayed to our Chef and will work to make the necessary adjustments for future guests. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Eddy Young General Manager
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Courtney-75 wrote a review Aug 2019
Boston, Massachusetts11 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had an awesome experience glamping with Collective Hudson Valley! The tents are beautifully decorated and just the right balance of rustic and luxe. Also, having your own bathroom in your tent can't be beat. Liberty Farms is gorgeous and a relaxing setting to slow your pace. We did the farm to table dinner which was exquisite. We had tremendous bar/dining service and definitely recommend a meal onsite! Lastly, the fire pit is such a fun summer tradition. Overall, it was great and I look forward to checking out other properties.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from CollectiveEddyY, General Manager at Collective Hudson Valley
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Dear courtney-75, Our team loved having you stay with us at the retreat. We're glad you enjoyed the campfire and we agree, it's one of those traditions you can't miss. Hope you got to enjoy some s'mores at the campfire pit! We hope to see you again soon at one of the Collective properties. Warm regards, Eddy Young General Manager
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Abbey T wrote a review Aug 2019
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What’s better than waking up in the comfiest king size bed with super soft sheets to the sounds of nature, sun gently streaming into your room, a view of the birds & butterflies with mountains in the background.. oh, all that with running water, electricity, 5 star food & staff that feels like family within your first few hours of arrival. While I admittedly am not the “outdoorsy” type, camping (even the glamorous kind) is a far departure from my standard getaway of choice but Collective Retreats was so beautiful, peaceful and relaxing with all the amenities I require. My husband & I stayed for 2 nights and it was the perfect amount of time. Chef Nicks farm to table dinner was TO DIE FOR, each course was thoughtful, delicious and better than the last. Nights were finished off by the campfire making s’mores, enjoying libations, and chatting with our fellow “campers” - it really was just lovely. Also Gemma, Tara & the rest of the staff really just completed the trip. It was sad to leave, and we can’t wait to come again!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from CollectiveEddyY, General Manager at Collective Hudson Valley
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Dear abbey t, Thank you for leaving a review following your stay. We're glad we could help introduce you to the outdoors and hopefully you are ready for your next adventure with us soon! Our team works especially hard to ensure the little touches and amenities are in place for you to be able to relax and enjoy your stay. Thanks for highlighting the staff that made it special for you. We agree that Chef's food is to die for, you'll have to come back and try one of his new menus! Thanks again for the kind review and we're looking forward to having you stay with us again. Sincerely, Eddy Young General Manager
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MaryAnn M wrote a review Aug 2019
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People who worked there could not have been nicer or more helpful. Tents were beautiful and bedding was amazing. Slept better than I had in years. Going back in the fall with friends and family for another great adventure.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from CollectiveEddyY, General Manager at Collective Hudson Valley
Responded Aug 3, 2019
Dear MaryAnn, Thank you for staying with us recently and thank you for leaving a review of your trip for future guests. Our team can't wait to have you stay with us again. Hope to see you soon for another great night of rest. Sincerely, Eddy Young General Manager
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Jrac wrote a review Jul 2019
New Lebanon, New York16 contributions5 helpful votes
Love the hammock swings with the beautiful view of the catskills! Beds are incredibly comfortable with the softest linens. Lots of amenities provided such as fantastic bath products, bug spray, towels, robes and FANS!!! Fresh, local ingredients making dining there even better. A lovely getaway for everyone, kids and pets welcome!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from CollectiveEddyY, General Manager at Collective Hudson Valley
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Dear JennG768, It was such a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us and thank you for leaving this review. I hope you got to revel in one of the many beautiful sunsets over the Catskills while enjoying the hammocks! We hope to see you again soon for another visit (and sunset) soon! Eddy Young General Manager
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azchipka wrote a review Jul 2019
Rutland, Vermont161 contributions69 helpful votes
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My visit to the Collective Retreat at Hudson Valley was my first experience with "glamping" and I must say I left impressed, and am already preparing to schedule my next visit. As a traveler who logs more than 200 nights a year in hotel rooms, my idea of a getaway with my significant other does not include stays in traditional hotels as it seems to much like work. The concept of glamping I have always found extremely amusing as my idea of camping normally involves a 20 mile into the backcountry. So if you are going into a stay at this location thinking you are going camping your not, if you go in thinking your heading to a hotel, you're not going to get that experience either. My wife and I had to drop our daughter off at summer camp, and I was not looking forward to the idea of making the 8 hour round trip drive without some form of a break. The Collective Hudson Valley had been on my radar for the last couple of months as a location to try out and it just so happened to only be about 20 minutes out of the way for the roundtrip route for dropping off my daughter, so it made for a perfect excuse to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised to get a ticket message the Sunday morning of our planned arrival from the assistant manager letting me know they were looking forward to our arrival and to let them know when we were close to the location so they could have someone meet us in the parking area to assist with our bags. Through text, they were nice enough to answer a few questions for me and confirm our farm to table dinner reservation, which was one of the things I was really looking forward to. We arrived at the parking area at around 4:30 pm, where they had someone waiting to grab our bags and drive us up to the main lodge building to get checked in. After an extremely quick check-in process, we were driven down to our "tent". Which I was pleased to find look exactly like the photos on the website. For those who don't travel a lot this is actually pretty rare. Normally the photos are taken when the rooms are brand new and look absolutely perfect when you arrive you get a beat-up version of the photo. This was not the case at all, in fact, I found the photos don't do the "tents" justice and the real thing is far better than the photos could ever show. After we settled into our "tent" took a short walk and checked out the sheep we had saw on the way in. I couldn't help but immediately wonder what would be for dinner. Perhaps lamb, there was a bunch of yummy looking ones running around! After our walk, we headed back up to the main lodge for happy hour to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and relax in the hammocks and play some yard games. It is worth noting at this point that they do have a limited selection of liquor on site. Which based on some other reviews out there, I guess this is a new thing. We found ourselves playing giant Jenga for over an hour and before we knew it, it was time for dinner. The farm to table dinner is simply a wonderful experience, considering the size of the kitchen they are working with every course we were served was absolutely wonderful. I had the dinner with the wine pairing. Couple notes on the farm to table dinner, first off you do need to reserve it in advance. Second is while the website shows a sample menu of seven-course, that is a sample menu only and the dinner may or may not actually be seven courses. I believe ours was five (six if you count the homemade bread and spread). Everything about the meal was great and I would certainly order it again especially after learning the menu changes weekly if not even daily. I do have to say personally on my next trip I will in all likelihood pass on the wine pairing, not because it isn't a great option but because my taste is wine is simply different than that of the sommelier and for that matter the vast majority of people. The Sommelier as a note is absolutely amazing, super knowledgable, and an absolute joy to spend time talking to. Her ability to do a pairing when the menu is constantly changing is a joy. One of the great things about the sommelier is she is also an experience bar tender which works well because some dishes actually pair better with a mixed drink than with wine that is available. Another note here regarding wine and spirits while you can bring your own beverages to the resort you can not bring it to the lodge, this is a bit of a disappointment for me as I would love to be able to enjoy the farm to table meal with my own bottle from home. After our dinner, we enjoyed some time by the campfire before heading back to our "tent". When we arrived back to our "tent" I was pleasantly surprised to find that the location performs turn down service and not only was there a lovely handwritten note for us but also a pair of homemade cookies. After a shower (yes the "tents" have showers, running water, and flushing toilets) we turned in for the night. A quick note here the hot water is actually hot, although it does take a few seconds to get that way, also the bath products are awesome. The beds are great, and easily compare to those is a five-star hotel. It wasn't until after I was in bed that I noticed one of those minor details that even my wife managed to miss. Everyone has different preferences in pillows, be it firm or soft; either the location is mindful of this or I just got lucky. Of my two pillows one was firm and one soft. If this detail was intentional and I expect it was, then this locations attention to detail exceeds some of the nicest hotels out there. Morning came quickly and when I awoke it was the first time I ever woke up in a tent completely comfortable. I felt like I had spent the night in a five-star hotel, which comparatively speaking I basically had. We headed up for breakfast, which to be honest left a little bit to be desired for me, not because there was anything wrong with it but because the sample menu on the website had lead me to expect something slightly different. Like the dinner the night before it was very good, but one needs to remember that the menus on the website are samples only and the menus change regularly. After breakfast we enjoyed a bit more time in our "tent" before checking out and heading home, wish we had more time to stay longer. Without question will be back again soon, even as I write this review I am searching my calendar for when we return not only here but when we can try out the other locations in the collective. Pros: Absolutely Everything Cons (regardless of experience I always leave cons - this time they were extremely hard to come up with and require being super nit-picky): Gaint Janga game is missing a block. French Press's provided in tents should be two cup style, not one as I imagine most visitors are couples. Bar Selection is a bit on the weak side, would be nice to see some things outside of well selection. Throw out the standard table salt and pepper and switch to grinders. The cook makes amazing food, and putting anything on it beyond a good quality salt and pepper should be considered criminal. Lastly dimmers for chandelers in the "tents" would be an aweome adition.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from CollectiveEddyY, General Manager at Collective Hudson Valley
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Dear azchipka, It was such a pleasure to have you and your wife stay with us! We're glad you took the time to have a small getaway together after dropping your daughter off at camp. We are truly thankful you took the time to write such an incredible review, detailing not only the experience, but also the key staff and moments that made your stay with us special. I can assure you that the enjoyment you experienced was also shared by our team, as they all truly enjoyed your company on the retreat. Thank you again for the comments and we can't wait for you to return for your next visit! Eddy Young General Manager
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Katelyn G wrote a review Jul 2019
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My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights (7/19-7/21) and our experience at Collective was amazing! We were in the middle of a heatwave but they did everything to make sure we had enough water, even supplying a cooler with ice in our tent (upon request). The team greats you upon parking and takes care of all of your stuff (granted we just had two backpacks) and takes you directly to your tent after check-in. The tents are great - beautifully designed (we stayed in Melville), BUT it is camping. To those who say "there were bugs". Yes, there are. You're outside in the middle of a farm. Collective supplies bug zappers (those tennis racket things) for the big annoying ones, but they could put a few citronella candles in front of the tents to help alleviate those in-tent ones. We did the BBQ boxes one night - they take care of all the annoying stuff, like cleaning the grill & we got to enjoy the grilling. Shout out to Gemma who makes the best aperol spritz's in the entire world. The farm to table was fairly basic although those tomatoes and cucumbers were amazing and the duck was the best prepared duck we've ever had (and that carrot puree!!) We were exhausted so we didn't stay by the fire - rather just went to bed both nights and read with the table lamps they provide. We didn't have wifi, but then again - we weren't there to be on wifi. This isn't summer camp, so there aren't set activities. They do have fun hammocks and games before dinner (giant Jenga, corn hole, etc) but you're pretty much on your own during the day. Before your trip they reach out to you letting you know all the different partners they work with - we kayaked on the Hudson Saturday AM, and went Fly Fishing on Sunday once we checked out. When we got there on Friday we had in-tent massages which made our Friday perfect (especially after sitting in city traffic) which they did all the coordinating for once I booked the treatments. We highly recommend a stay here if you're looking for an escape from the city with character and are the outdoorsy/adventurous type!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from CollectiveEddyY, General Manager at Collective Hudson Valley
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Dear Katelyn, Thank you for the kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we were able to help you escape the city for a short time. It sounds like you picked the perfect adventures (and cocktails) to enjoy in the middle of the heat wave and give yourselves an opportunity to cool off! We have some great activity partners we work with in the area and we're glad that you enjoyed them. Thank you for noting the experiences and individuals that made your stay special. Our team works tirelessly to ensure all guests have a unique experience and truly enjoy the Collective experience. We hope to see you soon for another visit. Of course, we'll take care of the BBQ again but we won't let you leave without s'mores the next time! Thanks again for staying with us. Eddy Young General Manager
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Globe Trotter wrote a review Jul 2019
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This place is horrible. It looked like it should have been a great trip on the website and the concept sounded great, but it was truly terrible. You are technically on a farm but relegated to a tiny patch of dirt with nothing to do. We walked around the premises which meant we walked around in a circle for 5 minutes. We were looking forward to happy hour so that we could stop walking in circles until we actually went to happy hour. Two beers cost us $30 so that further dampened the mood. The farm to table dinner was incredibly expensive and they advertised that there was going to be games and live music. However, the food was lousy, there was one game (corn toss) and the “live music” was one guy playing a guitar on some steps. After dinner we returned to our tent to find housekeeping had turned on the heated mattress even though it was 90 degrees outside. As we got ready for bed we saw bugs crawling into the tent and quickly realized that the way the tent was poorly constructed. There were large gaps in between the floorboards as well as at the top of the tent. We were covered in bugs very quickly and neither of us slept that night. We left the premises as quickly as possible at the first signs of light. We will never go back and will tell all of our friends who expressed interest in hearing the cool concept about their disastrous execution.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from CollectiveEddyY, General Manager at Collective Hudson Valley
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Dear Nycglobetrot, Reading your review of our property is clearly disappointing and not at all the experience we want our guests to have. I apologize for the shortfalls during your stay and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your stay and your experiences that are not in line with what we desire and we work hard to offer to our guests. I'm sorry you felt relegated to the premises but our retreat is located on an organic, working farm which can allow for a very unique opportunity and experience for our guest. Unfortunately, due to the organic nature of the farm - we cannot allow guests to venture off of our property on their own to explore. We wished you expressed interest to a Collective team member in seeing more of the property as we could have set up a Seed to Table tour with the head farmer and given you a chance to see the farm from a working level. Our team will be working diligently to improve upon the areas that you mentioned in your review. We've already made adjustments to the tent to address areas where bugs can enter and have addressed your culinary concerns with our team. In the end, i'm disappointed your stay didn't live up to expectations and equated to a one star review. I hope you found some happiness while in the Hudson Valley and again, would welcome the opportunity to speak with you regarding your stay. Sincerely, Eddy Young General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Collective Hudson Valley
Which popular attractions are close to Collective Hudson Valley?
Nearby attractions include Art Omi (3.2 miles), Hawthorne Valley Farm (4.4 miles), and Little Ghent Farm (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Collective Hudson Valley?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Collective Hudson Valley?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Collective Hudson Valley?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Collective Hudson Valley?
Conveniently located restaurants include Local 111 LLC, Bartlett House, and Bob's Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Collective Hudson Valley?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Collective Hudson Valley?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Olana State Historic Site (9.6 miles), Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (6.0 miles), and Bronck Museum (9.5 miles).