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




Sleeping Loft


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

Plentiful Parking

Uncovered parking for up to 20 cars

Cable Television

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

Gourmet Kitchen

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

Office Nook

Room to do work if you have too 🙂 and also good for a snack place

BBQ Grill

Large enough to host some serious grilling

Coffee Maker

Drip and Expresso!


We have spared no expense on beds, bedding,  linens and pillows, extra pillows and blankets

Atmosphere Items

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

Cooking Basics
Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper and more

Weights, treadmill, exercise balls, yoga mats and blocks


Private entrance, secluded six acres, security system, quiet road


Location & Nearby Attractions

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