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Clove Cottages
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

This was our second time at Clove Cottages. Noah and Michelle continue to create an Earth friendly secluded relaxation get a way. Their availability, hospitality, and concern for their customers and ecosystem is one that should be admired. Their propery is peaceful and beautiful. A great place to get away for some one on one time or family time. Can't think of a nicer place in the Hudson Valley area.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank kcookienyc
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

We stayed here 3 x over the years. First two were fine. Nice accommodations. 3rd time the place went totally "green" and expected us to separate our trash for recycling (ok with that) AND our food leftovers for their compost. Really? And if we didnt they would charge us. Really? I understand recycling and all but that is going too far. Not only did we have to separate but it was a detailed long list of what food we could and could not put in the trash together. I dont need ot pay $200 a nite to do that and work for their garden. If they want it so bad they can come in after and separate it themselves! WONT be going back. Also, the food they gave us was a bit on the sparse side.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Donna G
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MichelleGullickson, Owner at Clove Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2012

We are glad the guest enjoyed her first two stays with us and are sad to hear she was turned off to us by our asking her to separate the trash from the recycling and compost. When making a reservation online, we ask the guest to agree to our policy. It is stated up front and should come as no surprise to one who reads the material prior to agreeing to it that a guest would incure extra charges for failure to comply with our policy.
We have always been 'green' and asked our guests to do the separating (from day one). There are times when a guest won't make an effort and we have retrieved what we could from the mess they leave. We give details because, unfortunately, some guests are not already aquainted with composting. It takes a small amount of effort to decide into which bin one should put something. Most of our guests are pleased that we make the effort to collect recycling and compost organic matter that would otherwise clog up the landfill. It would also cause us to need a larger trash dumpster if everyone wanted to be oblivious as this reviewing guest would choose to be. We then would need to charge a higher room rate to cover the expense.
Separating trash, compost & recycling is good for our planet as well as for your and our bottom lines. We wouldn't have it any other way. We love when guests come back and tell us they now compost at home! Thanks to the reviewer for giving us this opportunity to discuss this important topic.
Also about the food being sparse, we no longer call ourselves a bed & breakfast but we do provide fresh ground Rainforest Certified organic coffee and homemade granola as well as some other items as is stated on our website and in the confirmation letter sent to every guest. We also now offer guests eggs from our free running chickens when available.
p.s. Please don't bring styrofoam plates and cups here. If you must use disposable, how about paper? Chinette is good. That at least can be composted.

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Reviewed 14 April 2012

With a week off after Easter looming, Teresa and I thought "hmm, where to go?" When we saw that Clove Cottages had opened a smidgen early this spring, it was a no-brainer for us: we jumped on it.

Owners Noah and Michelle have a little slice of no-frills paradise going here. Cabins that once housed Hudson Valley apple-pickers have been renovated, and they provide the kind of easy-living comfort that suits our lifestyle perfectly.

We're hikers (and birders) of the middle-aged stripe. We like a nice quiet place with comfy beds, reliably hot showers, electric, and a fridge big enough to hold what's needed (i.e. adult beverages, dairy, some hummus, etc.). Our Clove Cottage had all the above, plus wonderful coffee and fresh eggs from the resident chickens (I kid you not). The birds we wait to see in the Buffalo area were here and in raucous song when we arrived (Tufted Titmouse, Song Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird).

We stayed at Cottage 6, a blue and yellow affair with full front porch equipped with a couple of way-too-comfortable Adirondack chairs. Also, when you stay at Clove through a Sunday morning, Michelle makes her way to your door with freshly-baked scones at 9am - a profound and delicious luxury, believe me. The watchword here is "sustainable", with each cottage equipped with separate receptacles for trash, recyclables and compost. Solar panels provide 70% of the power, so you're pretty close to being "off the grid" during your stay. Wi-fi is available.

Clove boasts a pair of lovely and quite curious llamas - again, not kidding! - named Sugar and Cocoa. They are a delight to observe as they roam the grounds, and can be approached with respect and quiet. Bear in mind that, while there's no "danger" per se, younger kids (say, under 7) may freak a bit at being sniffed or "snorted" by these goofballs.

Clove's location is between the rock and the fun places. It is situated in the heart of some of the East's prime rock-climbing and bouldering areas (see: the Shawangunk Mountains). The renowned Mohonk Mountain Preserve (and Mountain House hotel) are a mile or two away, and definitely worth a visit (fees apply). You can easily spin into nearby New Paltz (home of the SUNY by the same name) to sample some of the college vibe and local fare (La Stazione serves a killer Pork Tenderloin special). A bit further east, the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park beckons, offering excellent (5-star) student-prepared meals in a gorgeous campus setting.

To the northwest, the Catskill Mountains called to us...and we answered! A pretty, 50-minute drive brings you to a series of trailheads for mountains such as Slide, Wittenberg, Cornell, etc. For our purposes, this worked out well (serious Catskill-ers may wish to find a spot somewhat closer to the trail).

We've stayed here more than once, and each time we come away impressed by what Noah and Michelle are doing. They operate a sustainable, low-impact business in one of the special places on Earth. It's a place to get away from it all...without letting it all get away.

Room Tip: Shoot for cabin 6 - it's down from the "main drag" (thought there's hardly any traffic) and offers the best privacy.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

We stayed in July 2011. I went with my boyfriend, then 18 month old son, mom and dad. It was our second time there but my parent's first. They absolutely loved it, they thought it was heaven!!

We enjoyed everything about this cottage (wintergreen). It was cozy and overall lovely. We loved lounging in the hammock while enjoying the warm breeze. Every morning we would wake up to Michelle's delicious coffee! We went to a nearby New Paltz supermarket for groceries to cook our own meals.

My son just loved the place! He loved walking in the grass and he had fun with the dog and the llamas! I just loved the fact that he was getting a change of scene and actually enjoying what nature has to offer. Thanks for making this special for our son!

The only minor (very minor) problem we had was that the bedroom was hot even with the AC. We notified Noah and he tried to fix it and apologized. I guess it wasn't cooling properly, but it was no biggie since we brought our Vornado fan anyway :)

All week we looked forward to the scones!! They were yummy, as always!! We had a fun filled week and we are already planning on staying there this coming summer!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We've been there as a couple, with great-grandmother, with adult children and their kids, we keep coming back and have been going there for years, and will continue to do so.

A great place behind the Gunks ridge, take the Clove Valley road to access the preserve and avoid the crowd that comes to the Mohonk preserve on Rt. 44. Close to village of High Falls too.

Cabins are cute, warm [we just did the October blizzard there, no loss of power] books to read, things to do, and Sunday morning scones.

The owners are very helpful and accomodating, and live on site if you need them for any reason.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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