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“Clean, Comfortable, Quiet”

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Moondance Ridge Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 8 New Paltz B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brooklyn, NY
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Clean, Comfortable, Quiet”
Reviewed October 5, 2008

I had a friend visiting from California, and we woke up one morning and the weather was good so we decided to go hiking. We called Moondance directly, and the innkeeper was incredibly accommodating. We are both world travelers, and have stayed in a range of places, and this was one of the best. It was beautiful, clean, quiet, and amazingly comfortable. The innkeeper perfectly balances meeting your needs and being unobtrusive. She gave great advice about going out in New Paltz, gave us complimentary hiking passes for the local preserve, and served tasty food. While I was there, I found myself thinking about when I could return: It’s the perfect place for a wide array of people – from singles who like the outdoors, to couples wanting a romantic getaway, to groups looking for a place for a retreat.

Stayed June 2008
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Reviewed September 7, 2008

Just returned from a wonderful, relaxing weekend at Moondance Ridge. The bed was very comfortable, and the whirlpool tub was fabulous. Everything was clean and bright and new. The owner/workers were friendly and welcoming.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Liked — The cleanliness, TV/DVD, whirlpool
  • Disliked — Rooms not very "soundproof".
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2008

Moondance Ridge is an exceptional B&B.. My wife and I went back for the third time this September. Kathy (innkeeper) goes out of her way to make you feel special and at home. Breakfast is healthy and very tasty. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. The grounds are nicely kept and there are many activities and restaurants in the town of New Paltz to satisfy anyones taste. We plan to bring friends on our next visit.. Keep up the good work Kathy see you soon...

  • Liked — The room is tastefully decorated, the bed is extreamly confortable and the oversized jacuzzi speaks for itself.
  • Disliked — Having to leave this beautiful home.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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kadrew, Owner at Moondance Ridge Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 8, 2008
Our first summer at the Moondance Ridge B&B of New Paltz has been a real joy... thanks to the wonderful guests who've come to stay with us. We thank you, as well as other TripAdvisor.com guests, for your kind reviews. We look forward to seeing you in the future!

Kathy Drew
Innkeeper
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Palo Alto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2008

My husband and I stayed at Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast for 3 nights during our visit to New Paltz, NY. We had such a wonderful stay that when it came time to head back home I was sad and did not want to leave. Everyone at the B&B were so friendly and made us feel completely at home. The place was very relaxing with beautiful landscaping, spacious rooms, beautiful decor, and felt very cozy. I looked forward to the homemade breakfast every morning (which is included in the rate). They only use the freshest and local ingredients and all the muffins and scones were baked fresh. Everything was delicious! I really liked that they always left delicious snacks out so that we could grab some treats between our meals such as cookies, lemonade, wine, chocolates, fruits, granola bars, tea/coffee, water, sodas and cheese. The B&B looked exactly like the photos on the website. The bedroom was spacious with a whirlpool and fireplace. Moondance Ridge is also located about 5 min drive from downtown New Paltz, which was so convenient. Overall, we had a fantastic stay and will definitely be recommending this place to our friends!

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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silliebean
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 21, 2008

I recently stayed at the Moondance Ridge B&B and had such a terrific time. It is in a beautiful setting; extremely close to the hip town of New Paltz, yet you feel like you're in the country. There is a large wooded area where you can take a stroll or you can lay out in the EXTREMELY comfortable hammock and listen to the nighttime country sounds.
The rooms were big, beautiful, and comfortable, as was the common area with a large selection of dvds and games.
Breakfast was delicious and healthy and there were homemade baked goods, fruit and coffee and tea available in the dining area.
The innkeeper, Kathy, is such a wonderful hostess. You can tell she truly wants you to have the best time possible. She is very willing to give you suggestions of things to do around town, but being in the B&B is like a vacation in itself.

I HIGHLY recommend this B&B for anyone looking for high quality relaxation.

  • Liked — It's location, comfort, and great innkeeper
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Long Island NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2008

My husband and I just returned home from a three night stay at Moondance Ridge. We were attending our sons college orientation at SUNY New Paltz and were not expecting this to be a "vacation", but at Moondance it was! It was truly one of the nicest travel experiences we have had; and in the last 12 months we have traveled to Italy, Greece, Ireland and Nevada, as well as Upstate New York. We have never been to another B&B that can even COMPARE to Moondance Ridge. It is immaculate, beautifully decorated, charming, welcoming, pristine and relaxing!

The owner, Kathy, is an exceptional person! First of all she totally "saved me" by lending me a "retired" sheet set for my son to use at the dorms, as I had forgotten his and had NO WHERE to buy them. Her exact words when I, in a panic, told her I had forgotten his sheets, were "No worries!" as she handed me a set! She is such a sincere and kind person. As far as the B&B goes, she has thought of literally EVERYTHING to make this a one of a kind experience! The breakfasts are incredible! Every morning we had a wonderful surprise, from peach smoothies, to yogurt parfaits with all locally grown fruit, to egg quiche's and orange cinnamon whole grain french toast! The food was outrageous and all healthy choices, like turkey bacon and sausage and homemade granola that was delicious! Every afternoon we returned to find fresh juices and homemade treats!

The grounds are BEAUTIFUL and immaculately maintained! The atmosphere is quiet and serene, yet it's located only minutes from the downtown area of New Paltz. We have many future activities planned at SUNY New Paltz, from "Move In Day" to "Parents Weekend" to our son's Baseball Games and we will stay ONLY at Moondance. In fact, I've booked the next two trips already and we are looking forward to going back!!! (Especially to see Martini and Fu2, the two pugs that live at the B&B)!

  • Liked — EVERYTHING!
  • Disliked — Leaving...
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Newark, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2008

My husband and I spent one night at the Moondance Ridge in the Starry Night room. The room was beautifully decorated and meticulously clean. The Moondance is a lovely place to go to relax, unwind or just get away from the stress of everyday life.
The house has a common area with books, movies and plenty of cds. They even have board games to enjoy on the deck that was right off our room.
It's a very quiet environment. In the backyard there are a few small paths to hike and a large pond with many many frogs ! Kathy, the innkeeper,is a very friendly person and she was very helpful in recommending a nice restaurant for us to have dinner. She recommended "La Stazione" which was very very good and incredibly reasonable. The breakfast that Kathy made the following morning was Outstanding. The yogurt parfait with homemade granola was to die for. We really enjoyed our time here. We will definately be returning

  • Liked — comfortable super clean bed
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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kadrew, owner at Moondance Ridge Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, July 7, 2008
Thank you! We're thrilled when our guests enjoy the Moondance Ridge B&B. Your kind words are truly appreciated! Kathy Drew, Innkeeper
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Additional Information about Moondance Ridge Bed & Breakfast

Property: Moondance Ridge Bed & Breakfast
Address: 55 Shivertown Road, New Paltz, NY
Location: United States > New York > New Paltz
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in New Paltz
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five luxury suites feature private bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, electric fireplaces, cable TV and WIFI. Enjoy creative and healthy breakfasts in the dining room overlooking our certified backyard wildlife habitat. Stroll around our 3 acres of our nature preserve and gardens, including a labyrinth overlooking the Shawangunk Mountains. We're a mile from the heart of the village of New Paltz, with charming shops and wonderful restaurants that cater to a variety of dining preferences. Just minutes from hiking, historic sites and wine trails, you can be on-the-go day and night.. or you can simply settle into the cozy comforts of the casual luxury that you'll find at the Moondance Ridge B&B. ... more   less 
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