A charming, historic Dutch Colonial, circa 1835, private home, hosted bed and breakfast is situated on two secluded acres overlooking the Hudson River. Originally built to be a barn, it was converted to a Hat Factory, only to revert back to a barn before being renovated in the late 1800’s into a private home by noted White House interior designer Robert Dalton. The renowned, English actor Rex Harrison, who starred next to Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady” lived here in the early 1950’s.
A large peaceful organic garden is host to an assortment of birds and wildlife. A ten-foot deep, in ground -pool and pool house are sheltered by an overhanging cliff that overlooks the widest point on the Hudson River.
A bicycle and running path (formerly the train track) join Piermont and Nyack (both interesting little towns with a wonderful array of RESTAURANTS and ANTIQUE SHOPS). Running behind the property it can be accessed from either village which is only a short one or two miles away respectively. Two beautiful rescue CATS and two small rescue DOGS share the home with the B’nb hostess, who operates the RiverView Wellness Center for Wellbeing shop in Piermont which offers primordial sound meditation, health coaching, and an aray of treatments and health related products for body, mind & spirit. Other interests include computers, business consulting, organizing, the performing arts, interior design, scuba diving and organic gardening.
RIVERVIEW is located along the Hudson River, near the Tappan Zee Bridge, in Rockland County, New York, just four miles north of the New Jersey border.
• BABYSITTING SERVICES AVAILABLE • PETS WELCOME (WITH PERMISSION) • NON-SMOKERS PREFERRED (SMOKING ALLOWED OUTSIDE ONLY) • MAID SERVICE AVAILABLE • LAUNDRY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE • WIRELESS INERNET ACCESS • LONG DISTANCE AND LOCAL CALLS FREE IN CANADA & USA • LONG AND SHORT TERM STAYS AND CORPORATE RENTALS AVAILABLE • BUS TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM MANHATTAN EVERY HALF HOUR
Our Piermont location is a recently updated three bedoom accommodation five minutes from our South Nyack location. It is available for short & long-term corporate rentals as well as for bed and breakfast. The neighborhood has some charmiing historic homes, that take you back to an earlier time. We hope that you find it as charming as we do.
The wooden shutters, window boxes, and courtyard next to the gurgling creek, all come together to create an old world European charm. Dating back to the late 1700's it is believed to have been the first horsedrawn firehouse in Piermont used by the village people and was also used sometimes in the 1850's as the Village Hall.. The Firehouse is located on the Sparkill Creek, whose tidal waters flow to the Hudson River, cascading from a man-made waterfall that passes under the oldest bridge in Piermont. The creek was once used as a canal for barge traffic and you can still see the curious little draw bridge, also called a lift bridge made by the King Bridge Company in 1890 just downstream behind the post office. It is the only example of its kind and is considered a local treasure.
The back of the house was used to film a movie in 1916, in which the creek was turned into a Venetian Canal, for the box office success "The Hungry Heart". Just a short walk brings you into the business section of Piermont, where in 1980 Woody Allen filmed the "Purple Rose of Cairo".
There are numerous events, fairs, and farmer's markets all summer long, with an array of good restaurants, to suit every palate and buget. Reminiscent of the'60's coffee houses you'll find live entertainment at the "Turning Point", where you can still see entertainment greats such as Melanie, and Richie Haven, to mention a few.
Piermont has had it's share of history, being the starting point for the Erie Railroad, which spanned 447 miles and ended in Dunkirk on Lake Erie. There was also a secondary railroad line which is now the bicycle path.
In the early 1900's it became a resort town well known for its boating and bathing. A walk out to the Pier will reveal its use as an embarkation point for Europe-bound troops during World War II. Now the factories are gone, as are the railroads, but the community still attracts boaters, fishermen and tourists, as well as actors and people working in the television and movie industry.