Below are just a few of our testimonials on our Airbnb  and VRBO. Check on our Airbnb or VRBO sites to read the most up to date reviews and testimonials:

MELISSAAirbnb Renter

"As you can tell from the great listing, this place is really special. It lives up to the description—a gorgeously furnished, cozy home that accommodates lots of people. So nice to have four bedrooms that are all very comfy. What was surprisingly great, though, was the location. This house is in a very special area of the region that happens to be 6-10 minutes from a TON of amazing locations! From High Falls to downtown Rosendale to Stone Ridge to Mohonk (the preserve trails and the Mountain House are WONDERFUL) to Minnewaska... you'll never run out of things to do and all are within a very short drive. Truly a gem of a spot!" September, 2017

YAELAirbnb Renter

"Julian was outstanding. Quick to answer all questions. The high falls house is beautifully appointed yet cozy, and perfectly secluded. I absolutely recommend staying there." August, 2017

JOHNAirbnb Renter

We would like to thank Julian for allowing us to use his house during our buddy's wedding weekend! The house was just as immaculate as advertised, and very convenient to Mohonk Mountain House - which was where the event took place. The rooms were spacious and the decor was exactly on point. We especially appreciate the late check out, as everyone was moving a bit slowly after the evenings festivities. We would like to sincerely thank Julian again, and recommend his place to any and all that are interested in a rustic/ yet modern - Madmen-esque retreat in New Paltz! July, 2017

JOANNAirbnb Renter

"We loved this house! Great amenities, great location, spacious back yard, and nicely decorated interior. We are definitely coming back!" July, 2017

THIAirbnb Renter

"Julian's place is incredible. I stayed here over the fourth of July weekend with a group of 8 and we had a fantastic time. The house is situated in High Falls, which is just a 90 minute drive outside of NYC. It's the perfect location for weary city dwellers to escape to a more pristine and natural setting. There are so many great hiking trails and swimming holes nearby. The house itself is tastefully decorated and offers everything you would need for a large group such as a fully equipped kitchen, spacious yard, grill and comfortable beds. Julian was also extremely communicative and accommodating. Highly recommend!" July, 2017

MATHEWAirbnb Renter

"The house is beautiful! Julian was a great host as he was helpful and communicative. The house is spacious and very welcoming, stocked with amazing amenities. There are a lot of things to do in the area such as hiking, exploring small towns, and visiting wineries." June, 2017

BRITTAirbnb Renter

"Julian's house was perfect for our weekend get away for a friends wedding. It was super easy to check in, every room was comfortable and it had great common areas to hang out in." June, 2017

JOANNEAirbnb Renter

"This is a lovely house in a beautiful, serene setting. It is a great place to relax after spending a day exploring many of the various things to do and see in the Hudson Valley. I would highly recommend a stay at this house." May, 2017

SILPAAirbnb Renter

"We loved Julian's place, beautifully designed but yet comfortable. The location was perfect, remote but not too far out of the neighboring towns. Julian was very responsive, provided suggestions and made sure to answer any questions I had. Would recommend this place to everyone!" April 2017

ELITSAAirbnb Renter

"The house is a jewel! Character and style! It is also very clean and well organized. We spend there probably the coldest weekend of this year so far, but it was warm enough. Of course the fireplace helped a lot to bring cosiness and the temperature up :) We love the area, so we would definitely consider staying there again. Thanks, Julian!"  May, 2017

LAURAAirbnb Renter

"Julian's home was lovely. It was private, well-decorated and cozy. He was very communicative and gave us wonderful suggestions for things to do in the area. We definitely would return!" February, 2017

CECILIAAirbnb Renter

"My family and I stayed at Julian's place over President's Weekend (2017). We were 7 adults and 1 child (2-year old). This was a wonderful home for a family getaway. That the entire home was on 1 floor made it easy for my 2-year old niece to run around without us being nervous. The home was exactly as described and Julian had stupendous communications. He was timely, responsive and professional. He send a guide in advance, which was incredible helpful. The home was as pictured; clean and beautiful. The bathroom was nice and spacious. I was a bit concerned about the television because in the photo it looks like it's facing the bookshelves. But he has repositioned the television in the living room so that it now faces the couch, which worked great! He also had a wide variety of movies for us to enjoy. Thank you for an excellent stay!" February 2017


"We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Julian's home over Christmas. It was just as lovely as it looks in the photos. The property is very scenic, with a wooded backyard and mountain view. Julian was a very communicative host, providing us with all the details before our trip, making checking in/out and our entire stay super easy and seamless. Through out the home there are little notes with any information you may need, as well as a very helpful and detailed guest handbook. Julian's home was super clean, delightfully decorated with art and vintage wares, and stocked with all kitchen items and linens you may need. The house is spacious, with four bedrooms, accommodating my family of four and extended family with plenty of room. The dining room is perfect for enjoying a nice dinner together and the living room was super cozy with a beautiful view of the backyard. The town of High Falls was very charming, with great restaurants and a coffee shop just 5 minutes away and grocery stores, including a food co-op, just a few minutes more. We would stay here again anytime. Highly recommended!" December, 2016

BROOKEAirbnb Renter

"We had a lovely time. Beautiful surroundings. Perfect place to get out of the city and enjoy a little nature."  November, 2016

CAYLEYAirbnb Renter

"Julian's house in the woods was perfect! We were in the area for a good friend's wedding and it was a very comfortable house for us to stay at between wedding celebrations and relax. Julian is so sweet and attentive, couldn't have asked for a better host! High Falls is a quaint little town and close proximity to Stone Ridge, New Paltz, etc. Will definitely be back"  October, 2016

ANNAirbnb Renter

"We had a wonderful weekend retreat at Julian's home. The entire home was comfortable and beautifully decorated, nothing fussy about the place just genuinely relaxed yet in very good taste. The picture windows featured the beautiful backyard grassy area and forest. Julian's home is in a very quiet location but there was plenty for us to explore close by. Julian promptly answered our questions, and was very helpful. I would definitely recommend this beautiful home!"  October, 2016

ELISABETHAirbnb Renter

"Julian's home was wonderful and so unique! It was a 10 minutes or less drive to everywhere we needed be - hiking or into New Paltz! He was in constant contact if I ever needed to reach out to him with questions (not that we had any). His home was great and had every amenity one could need from a coffee maker to strong wifi, etc. Highly recommend for the perfect weekend retreat!"  September, 2016

GEOFFAirbnb Renter

"The house was great. Excellent area for a nice (relaxing) get away. Close enough to New Paltz, High Falls (proper), Mohonk Mtn House, and Stone Ridge to fill your time away from the house. Nice kitchen, grill area, and outdoor fire pit for eating and relaxing time. Plenty of markets, farms, local brewers & distillers near by. Great house to use if you want to just "get away" and unplug."  September, 2016

COURTNEYAirbnb Renter

"Julian's house was absolutely amazing. We were all super impressed by the layout. Personally, as our first stay at an airbnb, we couldn't have been happier with the results. It was a great getaway and I would recommend it to anyone."  September, 2016

LAURAAirbnb Renter

"The house exceeded expectations. It is in a beautiful location, spotlessly clean and a lot of care taken with decor. Everything was provided that we needed or wanted and the house was warm and welcoming. The information packet was complete, clear and concise. Julian was very easy to reach and most helpful. Would definitely stay again."  August, 2016

JOSHUAAirbnb Renter

"The High Falls house is perfect. We stayed for 5 weeks. The house was perfectly comfortable, nicely decorated and well stocked with everything you could need. The beds are comfortable, the AC works great and the area couldn't be nicer. Tons of wildlife in the back yard. Everyday we saw deer, hawks and groundhogs. One day we even had a black bear walk by. We made great use of the fire pit too. The house is very close to lots of hiking, swimming holes and golf. The local area is perfect. The Kitchenette & Egg's Nest are just down the road. Both have delicious food. The food Co-op is perfect for all the organic veggies you need. Julian is the perfect host. He is everything you want an AirBnB host to be. He gives you appropriate space so you felt like you are at home but checks in regularly to make sure you are comfortable. He's very attentive and responds quickly to any questions or concerns. He is a wealth of information for the local area. We would absolutely stay at this property or at any of Julian's properties again." JULY, 2016

JOSHUAAirbnb Renter

"The High Falls house is perfect. We stayed for 5 weeks. The house was perfectly comfortable, nicely decorated and well stocked with everything you could need. The beds are comfortable, the AC works great and the area couldn't be nicer. Tons of wildlife in the back yard. Everyday we saw deer, hawks and groundhogs. One day we even had a black bear walk by. We made great use of the fire pit too. The house is very close to lots of hiking, swimming holes and golf. The local area is perfect. The Kitchenette & Egg's Nest are just down the road. Both have delicious food. The food Co-op is perfect for all the organic veggies you need. Julian is the perfect host. He is everything you want an AirBnB host to be. He gives you appropriate space so you felt like you are at home but checks in regularly to make sure you are comfortable. He's very attentive and responds quickly to any questions or concerns. He is a wealth of information for the local area. We would absolutely stay at this property or at any of Julian's properties again." JULY, 2016


Perfect central location for hiking and exploring the Catskills

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"The house is a very short drive from everything you'd want for a long weekend outside the city. The Mohonk Mountain House sits between High Falls House and New Paltz, and Minnewaska State Park is a short drive away. Minnewaska State Park has incredibly well-kept and well-marked trails for hiking, cycling and jogging. And, New Paltz has plenty of restaurants and shopping if you tire of the hiking and cooking. The High Falls House is very well kept and its decor is a wonderful window into the world of mid-century modern design. We would definitely spend future weekends in this wonderful home so perfectly situated. January, 2016


"I went on this trip with a group of 4 friends and my new fiance and I must say this house was everything we expected plus more. It came equipped with everything we thought we would have had to bring ourselves, saving us a lot of time with unpacking and repacking all of the things we didn't have to pull out of the car. It's in a very quiet area filled with welcoming faces to the point that people even pulled over to check if we needed help when we simply pulled over to take pictures. The area is gorgeous, definitely a great escape from the city. And to top it off the fire pit is an awesome area to relax and socialize with your friends/family... it's even where I proposed to my fiance (picture), hence the new part, lol. I would definitely plan another trip here in the summer to enjoy the outdoors more."  November, 2015

CHRISTIANAirbnb Renter

"My friends and I celebrated Thanksgiving at Julian's beautiful home in the woods, and we're so glad we did! Julian was an amazing host--extremely quick to respond, gracious, thorough. He eliminated the guesswork so that we could simply enjoy our stay. Oh, and no need to bring a hair dryer--I discovered two in the bathroom!"  November, 2015

ALLYSONAirbnb Renter

"The High Falls house is incredible through and through. The home itself is immaculate, stunning and so warm and welcoming. Julian has thought of everything from start to finish. The house has everything you need and more for a relaxing and enjoyable escape into the forest - including an exceptionally well equipped kitchen, plenty of linens and even a fantastic collection of board games! Julian's communication is spectacular and was available to answer any questions and give advice on the area. I particularly loved the detailed instructions for the house and the amazing recommendations for activities in the area. Look no further than this amazing listing. I personally can't wait to stay again in the future! Julian - thank you for a wonderful experience all around!" November, 2015

LAURAAirbnb Renter

"This was my second time staying at the forest retreat. Julien was beautifully welcoming and responsive as before. The central a/c was perfect in the summer, and now the heat worked great in the colder temperatures. This is a totally trouble-free house, super easy to check in and navigate. Kitchen practical, living room comfortable, bedrooms airy and quiet. I hope to return soon."  October, 2015

KIMBERLYAirbnb Renter

"What a beautiful home. The full kitchen is great - we grilled at night, baked scones and cooked eggs and bacon in the morning. At night, we made a fire in the backyard and roasted marshmallows. The home is spacious and tastefully decorated. There are little notes all around the home to let you know how to work things, or where extra linens are. They thought of everything. There are plenty of dishes, glasses, and stemware - you don't need to bring anything (and that includes shampoo/towels, etc). We truly felt at home at the High Falls house and would definitely stay again. Julian was attentive (via phone/email) and it was a pleasure staying in his home." September, 2015

LAURAAirbnb Renter

"Perfect place for the summer as it stays cool in high temperatures and is just a few miles from the Mohonk Preserve, Lake Minnewaska and blueberry picking, the Split Rock swimming hole, etc. Everything in the house is thoughtfully arranged and in perfect working order. Kitchen has everything you need. We liked the peace and quiet there so much that I extended our stay by a few weeks, and have already booked a second visit in the fall! Host was wonderfully welcoming and understanding.  Drive slowly on road--you'll see fawn and skunk crossing, and maybe even a bear cub." August, 2015

KEITHAirbnb Renter

"Lovely, well-appointed house and a gracious host. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend to anyone."  June, 2015

DIANNEAirbnb Renter

"Julian was great and the place was fantastic. We had a wonderful get away and enjoyed the nearby hiking."  June, 2015

PAOLOAirbnb Renter

"We had an excellent time in this comfortable house. It was fully equipped, just as described, and the decor was lovely. It was priceless to see our children having fun in the woods outside. Julian was really flexible and easy to communicate with. We will highly recommend this property to our friends visiting the area." May, 2015

MARIAAirbnb Renter

"Julian was a fantastic host. From the very beginning he was communicative and accommodating. The house was perfect for our family - comfortable beds, plenty of linens, great well-stocked kitchen, spacious living room. We had a wonderful time in the area - beautiful countryside, and we took several walks down his lovely country road. On one little exploration of his woods my children and I saw a bigger herd of deer than I've ever seen running through the woods - really amazing! We loved our time at Julian's space and would highly recommend it." April, 2015

VALERIEAirbnb Renter

"We had a lovely time in this quiet and elegant house in the woods. Everything was as described - super comfortable bed, great kitchen, perfect location. One highlight was watching, through the double sliding doors, a family of deer congregate at dusk in the snow at the forest's edge. 
Julian is a perfect host. The house was welcoming and clean. Instructions on how to find all we needed were clear and available. When we got 4 inches of snow, he reassured us in advance that the driveway would be promptly plowed, which it was -- twice, as we had a 2nd storm in 4 days! In addition, plenty of storage for clothes etc. and open surfaces for our stuff.  
We were sorry to leave! and would return gladly." March, 2015

JESSICAAirbnb Renter

"The Forest Retreat was a great place to stay. So beautifully designed, and perfectly comfortable for my whole family. We went for a great walk in the snowy woods behind the house, and enjoyed cozy nights after our days outside at Mohonk and in the area. We'll definitely try and stay here again when we are in the area. Everything was very well organized and documented, and Julian was easy to communicate with and plan our trip." Feb 2015

DANAirbnb Renter

"The High Falls Forest Retreat is a wonderful spot! The house is clean and decorated nicely, exactly as depicted in the posting. It's stocked with everything you might need during your stay."  JAN 2015

CARLIAirbnb Renter

"My family and I had the best weekend at the High Falls house. The house was immaculate, so beautiful, and the town and surrounding towns had great little gems to go to. Julian was an amazing host and provided everything you would need for a weekend away. Best way to start the new year- would suggest him and the house to everyone. Although I would like to keep it as a secret :)" JAN 2015

A.K. Airbnb Renter

"Couldn't have asked for a better place to ring in the new year! The house was exactly as described — beautiful, comfortable beds, extremely clean — and Julian was the perfect host. Attentive and answered all my questions. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the area. So close to New Paltz and the Mohonk Preserve for those who love to go hiking. JAN 2015

CRYSTALAirbnb Renter

"The house was immaculate, beautifully decorated and fully stocked with all the comforts of home away from home. Julian was attentive and so helpful from the beginning, providing details of the house and surrounding areas of town. My friends and I had a wonderful time and would definitely return. I highly recommend booking this house!" DEC 2014

EMILY: Airbnb Renter

"My friends and I had such an amazing time at The High Falls House. The house was extremely clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated. We really appreciated all of the amenities -- extra blankets, towels, & sheets, cooking supplies, (great!) shampoo/body wash in the shower. Each room had a lovely view of the forest. We really loved everything about our stay here!" October, 2014

MICHAELAirbnb Renter

"Julian’s house served as an excellent base from which to explore the High Falls / New Paltz area. It is close to hiking trails (including Mohunk Reserve and Minnewaska State Park), wineries and restaurants.

Julian was an excellent host. As soon as we booked the house, Julian sent us a welcome email that included a run-down of nearby restaurants and activities. The week before our visit, Julian sent us instructions/rules for the house. And on the weekend of our visit, we arrived to find a clean, spacious home (along with water bottles in each room and towels provided at the end of each bed). The house is secluded and we were able to spend our downtime in the backyard as well as in the living room of the house, which has nice forested views. And it was convenient to have a full kitchen to use.  I would definitely recommend a stay at this house, and look forward to hopefully returning soon!" September, 2014

MEGANAirbnb Renter

"My husband and I had a wonderful stay! Julian was friendly and prompt. He left clear instructions on how to use everything, but was still available if we had any questions. Their website was also very helpful and attractive. The house, as mentioned by other guests, appears exactly as you see it!

We absolutely loved this house! The house was very clean, beautifully furnished and decorated (I loved all of the art), and tranquil. Every room had a wonderful, forested view. The master bedroom featured a comfortable bed with nice linens and thick curtains to keep out the morning sun. We enjoyed the deck with its grill and quiet backyard. There were a lot of birds in the backyard. The kitchen was also large and fully stocked. While we didn't do a lot in High Falls itself, we used the home as base to explore New Paltz and hike in the gorgeous Minnewaska State Park Preserve and Mohonk Preserve, both of which are breathtaking and a short distance from the house. The house was a great space to unwind after being outside all day. Aside from all of the nearby hiking and swimming holes, there are many wineries, orchards, and nearby small communities to take in while visiting the High Falls Retreat. We hope to return!" August, 2014

CALEBAirbnb Renter

"We had the best time at this beautiful retreat. Julian was a wonderful host, I would definitely return! August, 2014" August 2014

DANAAirbnb Renter

"The home was exactly as pictured. Comfy beds, clean linens, and anything you might have wanted/needed for cooking. Julian's website about the area was super helpful and he was prompt when asked questions. Great place to stay if you want to check out the High Falls/New Paltz/Rosendale area."  July, 2014

CORALAirbnb Renter

"I had a wonderful stay! The house is beautifully decorated, immaculate, and had everything we needed. Julian is a great host and exceded my expectations!" July, 2014


"This house was a great home base for our activity filled weekend.  It was exactly as pictured on their website and listing.  The furnishings and linens were comfortable and well designed.  The outdoor space was breathtaking with views of endless forestry filled with birds and other wild life.  There was outdoor seating and perfect for bbq'ing after a long day of hiking.  Every room had views of nature and trees and waking up to the wind, birds and this view was amazing.  The home was perfectly situated, close to neighboring hamlets: New Paltz, Kingston, and Rhinebeck. Hiking was just minutes away from the home for hikes at Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska."  July 2014


"What a beautiful home!  We drove up into driveway and instantly felt away and at home.  The house was beautifully decorated in mostly Madmen era furnishings.  I came with my wife and 2 other couples and we were amazed by all the original art on the walls!  The beds were comfortable and we chose to cook in one night.  The kitchen was fairly large and fully stocked with everything we needed.  The BBQ grill was brand new so we opted to also grill some bbq ribs and burgers outdoors.  We had two other friends over and the dining room comfortably sat all eight of us.  The next day we went hiking in Mohonk, swimming at the Split Rock and shopping in High Falls and antiquing in Stone Ridge and Accord.  This was the retreat we were looking for.  About an hour and a half up from NYC with lots of activities and fresh air that was so needed.  Thank you for opening up your amazing home to us!" July 2014.