Dutchess Mill

Salt Point, New York
An Abandoned Watermill Transformed

There’s always a kind of wistful beauty and grace with age, and when sensitively restored it can transcend time. A lifelong labor of love with a story that spans generations, this 18th-century former watermill has been transformed into a remarkable vacation home in New York. 

One of a handful of gems left in upstate New York's Hudson Valley area, we love the light modern transformation of the spaces that still gives life to the lovely old stones and the sights and sounds of the waterfall cascading outside.

Two hours north of NYC in the verdant Hudson Valley, this stately structure has stood the test of time and is one of the many mills and historic industrial buildings that have existed throughout the area for centuries.    

Abandoned for many years, the structure was a lovely ruin and a hollow shell except for the steel beams and the stone walls that remained standing. Discovered in the 1960s, the home became a lifelong project of an upstate family and the childhood home of the current owner whose architect and interior designer parents set about restoring and transforming it into the vacation home it has become.

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Carefully preserving the foundations and existing stonework, the duo converted the borderless spaces into two smartly designed floors of living space. The ground floor living and dining area is centralized around the stone hearth with rustic plank floors, french windows, and lofty double-height ceilings. The design is modern without being austere and created with intimacy in mind.

There's a fully equipped eat-in kitchen with an additional breakfast nook and doors that lead to the gardens. Smartly but lightly decorated with a mix of vintage and antique pieces and original art from the family's collection, the home exudes warmth and effortless style. 

Upstairs the en suite master bedroom comes with its own wood-burning stove and double french doors leading to a small balcony. There are two additional double bedrooms, one with a loft bed perfect for kids and each with waterfall views. 

There's a cozy sitting room with a wood-burning stove and French doors leading out to the large deck and courtyard with a grill and dining space for ten. Here there are more remnants of the old stone structure with the original well surrounded by wild green landscape.

At the upper edges of the property is a peaceful pond that feeds the rushing waterfall and streams below in a serene and scenic tableau.  

 

THE HISTORIC HUDSON VALLEY

A couple of hours north of New York City in the Hudson Valley, Millbrook is a charming village of galleries and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants surrounded by verdant mountains and scenic natural resources for exploring. With some areas dating back three hundred years THE valley features many historical sites, old towns and villages and stately mansions to tour. 

Home to the Culinary Institute and a thriving locavore movement, the area is considered one of the country’s best gourmet regions where you can browse the very best at the local farmer's markets and pick-your-own farms. 

Nearby Rhinebeck is a historic village with a quaint small-town vibe and charming tree-lined streets dotted with unique shops and restaurants. The Hudson River snakes through the region and there are numerous scenic parks, lakes and countryside hiking trails to explore. Just across the river from Woodstock and Kingston, the town is within reach of the Catskills and sits halfway between Hudson and Poughkeepsie. 

 

LOCATION

Salt Point, Dutchess County, New York. Nearest Airport: All NYC area airports (2 hrs)

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Upstate New York is great year-round to enjoy all seasons with milder temperatures in Spring through Fall

 

 
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Dutchess County Mill
Salt Point, New York
Dutchess Mill
Salt Point, New York
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
Dutchess County Mill, Salt Point, New York, United States | pet friendly houses for rent, pet friendly vacation rentals
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Dutchess Mill
Salt Point, New York
A Gracefully Restored 18th-Century Watermill

There’s always a kind of wistful beauty and grace with age, and when sensitively restored it can transcend time. A lifelong labor of love with a story that spans generations, this 18th-century former watermill has been transformed into a remarkable vacation home in New York. 

One of a handful of gems left in upstate New York's Hudson Valley area, we love the light modern transformation of the spaces that still gives life to the lovely old stones and the sights and sounds of the waterfall cascading outside.

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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Full kitchen
Internet High speed wireless Internet
TV Yes
Heating Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Free Parking on Premises Yes
Indoor Fireplace Yes
Bedrooms 4
Bed Type Master Suite: Queen Size, Junior Bedroom: Full Size, Twin Bedroom: 2 twin-sized child beds, additional twin size sleeping loft
Kitchen Full kitchen
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 9
Kid-Friendly Sorry, no young children due to liability concerns. Though please contact us in case a liability waiver can be agreed.
Pet Friendly Considered
Min. Stay 30 nights
Cleaning $250
Tax 4.00 % for total rate
Sec. Deposit $1000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 14 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.

*** PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU BOOK*** - NATURE ALERT! The property is situated beside a natural flowing stream that actually runs through the side of the building and is surrounded by wild green landscape, so when you venture out on the property you might, if you’re lucky, encounter deer, rabbits, eagles, beaver, turtles and fireflies. However, your experience with nature might involve seeing non-venomous water snakes, crazy looking bugs and scary spiders. And while we have your attention, we would also like to point out that although extremely rare, a bat has been known to fly into the building. In the summer of 2018, we installed sonic devices and outdoor bat houses to keep them out but can’t guarantee their effectiveness. You might also see a spider inside the house due to the exposed stone walls and although we do our best to keep them out, the occasional cheeky mouse might pop in. If you are not comfortable being so close to nature then it could be that the property is not for you and that you would be happier in a more traditional rental. - The stairs leading up to the mill may not be suitable for the very elderly or infirm. - In autumn and winter, the central heating is switched on but wood stoves and space heaters in bedrooms may have to be used for additional heating. In summer, there is one AC in the main living room and one in the master bedroom but everywhere else only has fans. The Mill’s stone walls do a great job at keeping it cool but it can still be a bit humid at times. - Sorry, no young children due to liability concerns. Though please contact us in case a liability waiver can be agreed. - Although you can't see any neighboring houses from the Mill, you can hear the road (Route 82), and the road bridge is visible from the waterfalls.

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