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Nestled in the Hudson Highlands, The Storm King Mountain House sits on a secluded 4 acres with a huge patio deck and a path into the Storm King Mountain Trailhead. The house is right next to West Point, Cornwall-on-Hudson, the Hudson River, and centered between the Hudson Highlands and Black Rock Forest. Our house is perfect for any weekend getaway or a vacation with family and friends. We are a quick 1-hour drive from New York City.

Welcome Guide

Welcome to The Storm King Mountain House! We are very excited for you to stay at our home. If you need anything, please feel free to contact us through the rental app, by phone, text. or email. We have provided basic amenities including fresh towels, toiletries, linens, and kitchen basics. If you need to do laundry, feel free to use our washer and dryer.

If you have any questions, please message us on the app, text, or call our handyman Mike at 845-591-0649.

GUESTS: If you expect additional guests after booking, just send us a quick message and we will do our best to accommodate.

CLEANING: We take pride in our cleanliness and make sure we exceed guidelines on enhanced cleaning. All areas of the home have been sanitized, washed, and disinfected for your stay. If there are any issues please don’t hesitate to reach out.

NOISE: Quiet hours are 10pm-8am. Please respect our neighbors.

ACCESS AND KEYS: Please enter the house through the front door using the code given to you upon check-in. The door to enter will be to your left as you enter the front yard. The door needs to be all the way shut for the code to work and the door to open. Press the lock button on the keypad to lock the door while it is shut. A key for the front door to your right will be accessible in the lockbox if required. Please always return the key to its original location.

PARKING: Please only park in our driveway and not out on the street. Be very careful when parking and make sure you look both ways as you enter or exit to the street.

WIFI: Connect to our wifi for music & Netflix. Username and PW will be given to you upon check-in.

MUSIC: Download the Sonos App to play music in the living room or on the deck through the outdoor speakers. Spotify is a little buggy with Sonos, but all other streaming works well. Please try and keep the volume down if you are playing music outdoors late at night.

TRASH: Please bring trash from the kitchen to the bin at the end of the driveway.

FIRE PIT AND WOOD STOVE Please never leave burning or smoldering logs unsupervised inside the house. Pour water on the fire pit outside after use until the fire is completely out.

BBQ GRILL: We do our absolute best to make sure there’s propane, but in rare occasions our tanks may be out. If there’s none left, feel free to fill it up at the closest gas station and it’ll be on us! Please confirm the propane valve is turned off after use.

TOWELS: At the end of your stay, please start a wash for all towels used. The washer and dryer are located in the kitchen beyond the two double doors.

PETS: Pets must be pre-approved before. Any damage will be the renter’s full responsibility. Bringing a pet without prior approval will result in a loss of your security deposit.

SAFETY OUTSIDE: Please never go out on the deck barefoot. Always check for ticks at the end of each day after spending time in the woods—this is really important. Keep a lookout for poison ivy when hiking.

INFANTS: Please be advised the house is not Infant-proof. If you do bring an infant, please be very careful and always keep an eye on them.

BEDS: Strip only the beds you used and leave sheets next to the beds on the floor.

DISHES: Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher and run the wash.

TRASH: There’s 2 bins for trash & recycling at the top driveway. Please bring trash from the kitchen to the bins on check-out. Rinse all dirty recycling items. For any extra trash that won’t fit, please take it with you to dispose of safely. We are allotted a limited amount of trash a week at our local transfer station, and will charge a $50 trash overage fee if additional trash is left.

KEYS: If you used the keys, put them safely back in their original position.

LAST ITEMS: Please make sure the lights are off, windows are closed, and the door is locked upon check-out.

Wood Stove Instructions

Please always open the flue when using the wood stove. Always make sure the fire is out and the Flue is in closed position when you are done using it. If you have any questions, please message us on the app, text, or call our handyman Mike at 845-591-0649.

HVAC AC and Heat Unit Instructions

There are 4 thermostats in total. One on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and 2 on the first floor in the kitchen and dining room. Please turn the heat up if desired, but remember to always turn heat back down when you leave the house. The house heats up very fast, so please conserve and turn down the heat when not in use.

We have HVAC wall units to be used for cooling in the warmer months. Remotes for those are on the walls in each room there is a unit. Please always shut them off when not in use.

Check in and out instructions

Please note check-in is 4pm and check-out is 11am unless there was a different time previously discussed with enough time notice.

Music and Sonos Instructions

Download the Sonos App to play music around the house. Please try and keep the volume down if you are playing music outdoors late at night.

BBQ Grill Instructions

  • When using the grill, please always wipe down and scrub the grates before and after use.
  • Wash out the tray under the grill when done.
  • Shut off the propane valve when done with the grill.
  • Always put the cover back on the grill.

What happens if there is a power outage?

If there is a power outage, we ask you please be patient as the energy company makes the repair. It usually happens very fast given the house proximity to town. If you need anything during a power outage, please call our handyman Mike at 845-591-0649.

How do I watch Neflix or other streaming services?

You can watch Netflix on our TV in the living room! Please sign out of the existing account and log into your own to use.

If there is snow, will someone come to plow, shovel and salt the paths?

Yes, during a snow storm we do have a team that comes by as soon as they can. It does depend on the severity of the storm and the roads, but rest assured we are coming.

There is also a shovel and salt provided in case of emergencies.