Three bedroom, Two bathroom, basement rec room, cape cod on the water
About Scott Gibson
Hi, we are Scott and Stephanie Gibson. We have 3 sons and live nearby in New Paltz. This home was originally purchased to be a getaway for extended family. We have spent the last year renovating, including opening up the kitchen wall to make it open to the living room, installing a skylight, painting everything, making custom furniture and decorating it from top to bottom with brand new mattresses, appliances and linens. We decided to do all of this so we could better integrate the property into the lifestyle we want to live, adventure travel. Stephanie is a flight attendant and I am designer with a line of back packs for long distance cycling or bike packing. Everything we love about life kinda centers around travel and getting to see the world, going on vacation. Everything we need, we have found right here in the Hudson Valley and so we have poured all of this love, passion and lifestyle into remaking this house to fit the life we want for ourselves, our children and honestly everyone else. Wouldn't it be great if life was just a big adventure?? Guess what.. IT IS:-) We are opening the house for the first time to the public this November. We have had many happy times here as a family for the past 7 years and we hope you will come visit! Art and creativity and inspiring people are important things to us. We have hung art for you to reflect upon from friends, co-workers and myself. As time goes by we will also be furnishing the property with arts and crafts from local Hudson valley artists other then myself. It's a rich a vibrant art community I live in up here and I want you all to taste of much of it as you can.
Scott Gibson purchased this House in 2007
Why Scott Gibson chose Rifton
The Hudson Valley has so much to offer, every season of the year, and really is the greatest place to live. If you vacation here you may want to stay forever. There aren't many lakes in our area you can have a house on with shore, boating, fishing and swimming. Most are reservoirs for NYC or smaller private lakes. I had been wishing for something on Sturgeon Pool for 15 years so when this house became available i jumped on it. It's closer to everything then you'd think and just being next to water can be an experience in and of itself.
What makes this House unique
We want our guests to feel as comfortable as they would at home. While we have decorated it with some family heirlooms, such as the drawing in the dining room from a great grandmother, we didn't want to make it so precious that you can't relax and put your feet up wherever. The view of the water cannot be beat, your blood pressure immediately drops and it will be hard to go out and experience all the amazing things in our community. While we hope you go out and enjoy all the things our area has to offer, you will be just as happy staying 'home' and relaxing. We strive to make every guest happy and if there is anything we have forgotten, please let us know. The Dock, the Fire Pit, Camping by the water, Fishing.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Smoking is allowed outside.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
The only improvement I would make is better quality towels.
Fishing, kayaking and campfires
Pictures do not do this place justice! Great set up for a gathering/ reunion. Everyone had fun fishing, swimming and taking our kayaks and canoes out! Really enjoyed ourselves and would come back!
Had a great time
We needed a quick two day getaway for our family. Scott's place was just right for us. We really enjoyed boating and swimming on the lake. Scott was very accommodating and replied to our texts quickly. Thank you!
Good time by all.
Loved the location and setting.
Scott was a great host and in communication all the time. The house was beautiful, and the property was clean and stocked with everything you may need. We spent most of our time out on the pristine and quiet lake taking in nature or fishing which was great. More bass and catfish than you could shake a stick at. In the evening there is an incredible fire pit with seating and over looking the lake. There is nothing we didn't love and we couldn't reccomend it more.
My family and I stayed at Casa de Gibby for the week, and we enjoyed every beautiful day on the lake. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, and canoeing were our daily activities during our stay. We would definitely come back! Thank you for s memorable week!
Casa De Gibby is located between Kingston and New Paltz NY in the Hudson Valley region. Known for apple farms, world class rock climbing, mountain biking, art, music, and the mighty Hudson River. (Some say we are the new Hamptons...)
Casa De Gibby is centrally located for the region, surrounding towns include the legendary Woodstock, only a 40 minute drive into the Catskills with skiing and fly fishing as well as scenic train rides available. The house is under 15 min. from 3 diverse communities but remote as it sits on Sturgeon Pool, a lake which feeds into the Rondout marina and Hudson River just 8 min down the road.
The Rondout of Kingston boasts great night life and restaurants on the water and in the fall is flooded with sport fishers catching sea bass as they migrate up the Hudson to spawn. (Charters are available) Kingston was the first capital on NY and as such has many historic sites and old stone houses. It also has a growing art community with first Saturdays art galleries opening their doors creating a fun tour of the town.
While up on the ridge to the west sits the Mohonk Mountain House, a 5 star spa which can be booked for treatments and has 6,000 acres of hiking and outdoor activities available. Minnewaska State Park is also part of the ridge reserve and is great for swimming, biking and hiking.
Down in town to the south, surrounded by farms and local produce street stands, sits SUNY New Paltz. The college ensures the options for drinking in New Paltz are many, varied, and jumping while it also breathes hipster life into the community, shopping and retail environment.
Looking for music....? if local pubs or Woodstock isn't enough the UPAC in Kingston has headliner live shows and is an amazing intimate venue!
Looking for an open air walking market? Check out Water St. Market in New Paltz just off the rail trail which, by the way, allows you to bike ride over 30 miles of trail from Kingston to Gardiner. Water St. has a great antique barn, shops for goodies and cheese and the most fun wine bar called Jar'd. The local rail trail network also has the world's longest pedestrian walkway, the Walkway OverThe Hudson, connecting Poughkeepsie and it's train station to Highland and the entire HV region.
If you don't want to cook all the restaurants in the entire Hudson Valley are great because the world class cooking school, The Culinary Institute of America, is 'local'.
Want to slow down and feel the local vibe, go north- Rosendale is for you. It has it's own independent movie theatre, eclectic shops and micro main street, they call themselves the republic of Rosendale just cause they have that sense of community and because they can.
There really is so much to do in the Hudson Valley, and something for everyone. Lucky for you Rifton is really in the middle of it all, plus we have the only lake that isn't a reservoir so you can actually use it! If you can think of it, its up here. YUP, it's true, I Almost forgot sky diving the ranch in Gardiner :-)
We have tried to make our house as fun and relaxing as possible. Whether for a quick getaway from the city, business in our area, or a longer stay as your home away from home. I'm obviously a big fan of the region and I'm here to guide your experience as well as provide shelter during your stay, so hit me up for local intel.
Come visit, stay, have fun and while your here find a realtor you like cause... once you get a taste of what we have to offer, your gonna want to move here.