Empathic Soul House:
A Hudson Valley Vacation Home and Business Retreat
Breathe / Play / Hike / Bike / Climb / Chill
Nearby to New Paltz, Gardiner and High Falls, New York
A Vacation Home Done Right!!
Breathe the clean air
Play in New Paltz, Gardiner and Woodstock
Hike Sky Top Tower, Bonticue Crag, Lake Minnewaska
Bike the Walkill Valley Rail Trail
Climb the Gunks
Chill doing yoga and meditation
This spacious, high-end vacation home is ideal for families, romantic weekends, girls’ weekends, and making new memories with friends. Every detail is designed to enhance your experience. Secluded and light, this modern retreat has a sleek design and clean lines that combine with an open floor plan and a tranquil setting, allowing you to feel at one with nature while enjoying the pleasures of sophisticated living.
The home features wood beam cathedral ceilings and a 2-sided seasonal fireplace that separates the dining and living rooms, along with a gourmet kitchen. The kitchen comes complete with double ovens and a warming drawer, with both island and peninsula seating available to facilitate your entertaining needs.
Outdoor amenities include a large wraparound mahogany deck, a pond, a fire pit, a stream, and the Asian-inspired landscaping mentioned previously. Floor to ceiling windows combine with the open floor plan to make this an ideal home for today’s lifestyle. Enjoy all of this just minutes away from the Gunks for climbing, quick access to hiking and biking trails throughout the Hudson Valley, Lake Minnewaska, local organic farm stands, restaurants and shops! Business retreats, weddings and other events welcome!!
Hello and Welcome! My life and career has been driven by the concept of empathy. I named our home Empathic Soul House and I am building a vacation home and business retreat that radiates empathy for all people who visit our home … a home that lets you breathe, meditate, chill, and empty your mind of usual daily rigors that clog up our minds. The house sits on six acres of zen inspired landscaping to help bring some peace and tranquility to your day.
Empathic Soul House is hosted by a superb local SuperHost by the name of Rosalie Geminiano.
Avrim Fishkind – Home Owner
We Look Forward To Your Visit
This is a peaceful place … a restorative place. Everything is in balance … furnishings, wood interiors, gardens, flowing water features, and the unobstructed Shawangunk Views. We fill up quickly from the earliest warmth in Spring to the time the leaves change in Fall. Book Early!
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Rooms & Suites
The Master Bedroom
Exquisite linens, luxurious mattress, mid-century decor, handmade, and custom built in furniture alongside a breathtaking unobstructed view of the Shawangunks.
- Private Teak Bathroom w/ jetted tub
- One Queen Bed
- Cable Television
- Knoll Womb Chair and Ottoman
Guest Room 2
- One Queen bed
- Home Theater
- Direct access to deck
Guest Room 3
- One Queen bed
- Reading library
- Cable TV
Guest Room 4
- One Queen, One Single
- Gym equipment
- Access through Bedroom 3
Guest Area 5
- Crate and Barrel Sleeper
- Loft location – Gunks Views
- Secluded reading area
Equipped for Families, Events, Weddings and Retreats … or just a romantic getaway for two!
Good reception throughout the house and balcony
Uncovered parking for up to 20 cars
In each bedroom and living room!
Brand new Bosch dishwasher just installed – trash compactor as well
Washer & Dryer
If you want to wash your clothes prior to returning home
Central Heating / AC
Unusual in a home like this … and very, very convenient
Double ovens, wine cooler, microwave, coffee maker and all essentials
Dining Room Fireplace
Unusual feature which makes for romantic dining
Living Room Stove
Just remodeled and gives the large living room a cozy feel
Room to do work if you have too 🙂 and also good for a snack place
Large enough to host some serious grilling
Drip and Expresso!
We have spared no expense on beds, bedding, linens and pillows, extra pillows and blankets
We pride ourselves on the finest bath salts, soap, shampoo, candles, linens and other such amenities
Patio / Balcony
Fully furnished from Crate and Barrel with covered portion for bad weather
Six Zen inspired acres … listen to the river, sit beneath the wisteria arbor, lounge by the pond
Fire extinguisher, first aid kit, carbon monoxide detection, smoke alarms, and ADT security
Hair dryers, hangers, iron and more all available
Weights, treadmill, exercise balls, yoga mats and blocks
Private entrance, secluded six acres, security system, quiet road
Location & Nearby Attractions
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Shows & Entertainment
Biking & Hiking
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Valley In Style!
We Have Room!
Experience Luxury in A Zen Setting