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Rustic-chic at The Barn in Tivoli

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Loft-like Barn, sleeps 6, king bed, 2 full baths, wood burning stove, 4 acres

The Barn in Tivoli is a super cozy & unique home for your country pleasure.

It's an easy 5-minute walk to the charming Hudson Valley Village of Tivoli where you can start the day with fresh baked brioches, have brunch at Murray's and get an Ayurvedic treatment in the afternoon. In the evening, after a nutritious farm-to-table dinner, catch a theater performance at Tangent, dance at Kaatsbaan or opera at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (a stunning Frank Gehry building). End the night at Traghaven, the whiskey pub, and if you are lucky, it'll be Karaoke Night!

If staying in is what you need, the Barn is a relaxing retreat with wood burning stove, old piano, a soaking tub, a curious library, back deck, grill, fire pit and a rustic kitchen equipped for your cooking pleasure. Take a walk to the stream or have a picnic by the pond.

For the adventurous guests, Tivoli Bays is a great setting for kayaking, paddle boarding, bike riding or just a hike on your own two feet. Our area also features beautiful roads for bike riding.


-Inquire about bringing your babies and kids before you book. No pets.

-The Barn is to be enjoyed by the number of booked guests. No visitors.

-It is heated by a wood burning stove. We provide all the wood & it will be warm if you are arriving anytime in Oct-April

-The Barn is not ideal for elders and is not baby or kid proofed although many families do choose to stay and love it here. Send me your concerns and I will address them.


3 nights for bookings for weekends

3-4 nights for Holidays

7 nights from mid-July through August (our weeks run Friday to Friday)


Unique, 4-season rustic barn, with open, loft-like floor plan. Lovingly renovated with the work of numerous local artisans, surrounded by gardens and green, a 4-acre oasis with pond, stream, small yoga deck, 3 fire pits and picnic table by the pond. The Barn is a fun, charming, rustic shelter and provides a totally unique experience for friends and family. It's a communal space that brings people closer together. 'It was like a big sleepover' says one of our illustrious guests.

In the cold months, it heats with a highly efficient wood burning stove. We provide all the wood. The Barn will be fully heated once you arrive!

In the Summer the Barn cools down with 2 window ACs and you cool down at the spacious, private outdoor shower while gazing at the trees and sky.


The Barn sleeps 6 guests in 5 beds; 1 king, 2 queens and 2 twins. The 5 beds are distributed in 3 different levels; ground, second floor and loft.

**IMPORTANT** The Barn is a loft and bedrooms are not separated by doors. They do have privacy curtains and their own cozy nooks.

GROUND FLOOR // Nook by the piano: thick queen futon mattress on wooden frame. This bed can be used as a day bed or as a bedroom.


King Nook // Brand new plush king coil mattress on wooden bed frame. Organic sheets.

Twin Trundle Nook // Metal trundle bed with coil mattresses. Great for kids or couples as one of the beds can either be left low or raised to match the regular height. Organic sheets.

LOFT // Two queen futon mattresses stacked on the floor for extra comfort. Organic sheets. View of the creek.


Rustic kitchen nicely equipped for your cooking pleasure. Plates, cups, mugs, utensils & pans included. Sub-Zero fridge with freezer, convection oven, cooktop, large sink. No dishwasher.

We also have a large grill on the deck. Guests have also used the fire pit to cook corn, bake potatoes, roast meats and marshmallows.


Rustic bathroom with claw foot tub & organic toiletries. Bath towels provided. Bring your creek/outdoor towels.


Beautiful tiled shower with rubbed oil bronze fixtures, a rain shower head & organic toiletries.


I created this room thinking of guests who come to the Barn to attend weddings in the area. Includes a vintage dresser, hangers and mirror enclosed by linen curtains.


All sorts of books - I am sure you will find something curious. Enjoy it on the hammock in the summer or by the wood burning stove in the Winter.


Brand new, fun & colorful seating and dinning for cookouts from spring to fall. Large gas grill and fire pit are your outdoor cooking options.


Open May to October

Wonderful, spacious, private shower on the deck! In the summer you might find yourself taking multiple showers throughout the day.


The fire pit located in the Barn's backyard is for your exclusive use.


*shared with house*

The property features over four acres of forest bordered by Stony Creek. In the center, there's an open meadow with a pond. We placed a beautiful, custom, cedar picnic table there, right next to a second fire pit. It's a wonderful place to watch nature and enjoy beautiful days.

If you walk along the creek you will get to two different spots where you can access the water. One spot has a pebble beach with a semi deep spot where you can dip in. The other entrance features a third fire pit. We have placed a small wooden platform by the creek, ideal for meditating, practicing yoga or just watching and listening to the water.

Our house neighbors the Barn. Occasionally, when we travel, we rent it out to 1 or 2 couples. Both structures are private and sit around 75 feet away from each other and 100 feet away from Broadway.


-Loft Barn

-Heats with an efficient wood burning stove

-hardwood provided

-Cools off with 2 window mounted ACs

-On site parking for 4 cars

-Reliable WIFI

-Sound system with easy iPod hookup

-Piano (tuned once a year)

-Flat screen TV with DVD (NO cable or regular channels)

-Claw foot tub

-Organic linens

-Towels & organic toiletries provided

-Furnished back deck with seating and dining table (Apr-Oct)

-Private outdoor shower (Apr-Oct)

-Large gas grill

-Outdoor fire pit

-Picnic table by the pond

-Dippin' hole on the stream

-Yoga deck by the stream


Tivoli is one of the hidden gems of the Hudson Valley and an easy 5 minute walk from the Barn.

It serves a big portion of the Bard University population - students & professors are often seen walking around the village at the coffee shop and bakery. Tivoli is also home many young families who moved up from NYC + BK and old residents including world famous artists.

Tivoli is a tiny village, friendly & quaint. It's centrally located between Rhinebeck and Hudson with Germantown and Red Hook along the way. It's an awesome spot to explore the Mid-Hudson Valley - from farms to old mansions, from antiquing to watching cabaret at the Spiegeltent or high-end performances at The Fischer Center for the Performing Arts. Visit the beautiful Olana sitting atop a hill with majestic views of the Hudson, catch experimental music and art at the Basilica and shows at Helsinki. Not to mention all the superb dining options in Tivoli and all the way from Rhinebeck to Hudson.


05 min to Bard College / Bard Waterfall / Fischer Center for The Performing Arts / Spiegeltent (July & August) / Tivoli Bays

10 min to Germantown / Gaskins, Otto's Market & General Store

10 min to Red Hook / Lucoli brick oven Pizza / Tivoli Mercantile / Clover Kitchen Market / Greig Farm etc.

18 min to Rhinebeck / The Local / Market Street / Hammertown Home Goods / Oblong Book Store / Farmer's Market

18 min to Hudson / Basilica / Swoon Kitchen Bar / Fish & Game / Food Studio / Etsy / Red Chair / Farmer's Market etc.

20 to Kingston / Kingston Wine Co. / Fleisher's Meat / Brunette Wine Bar / Diego's Taqueria / Zaborsky's etc.

30 min to Omega Institue


The closest public transportation is the Amtrak to the the quaint Rhinecliff train station. It's a convenient, beautiful and quick ride (1:30 to 1:45) up the Hudson River. Tivoli has a local cab service which will bring you to the Barn for around $25.

In the Summer, Captain Jerome will sail you from the Rhinecliff station to the dock in Tivoli. Yeah, it's amazing and special!

The closest supermarket and farm stands are about a 10 minute car ride or closer. If you do not want to bring your car you can always catch a ride with the Tivoli Car Service.

You will receive detailed info about the area upon booking.


Kinfolk Magazine // Recommends a stay at the Barn when visiting the Hudson Valley

New York Magazine // The place to stay for a Hudson Valley Bespoke Getaway

Escape Brooklyn // Barn and area feature with stunning photos

And North // Barn & Macramé Workshop feature with beautiful pictures

Town & Country Magazine // "We Can't Stop thinking of about this Charming Barn"

Family Traveller UK // Features the Barn in their Holiday Home section

We look forward to hosting you!

More Details

Bruna De Araujo
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, portuguese
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
26 August, 2018

About Bruna De Araujo

I am a photo and video editor who came to NYC from Brazil in 1998. My husband is a designer & builder of all things sustainable at Ecosystems Brand. Fourteen years and a child later we felt the urge to return to the best things of our childhood; space, trees, clean air, birds & bees and farm fresh wonderfulness! So we moved up to the magical Hudson Valley.

Bruna De Araujo purchased this barn in 2012

Why Bruna De Araujo chose Tivoli

At the very beginning of our relationship, my husband and I, rented the Barn together with four other close friends. We fell in love with the place as we fell for each other.

He then came to spend a winter at the Barn going through his old sketchbooks and looking into the future. We got married and had a child. Brooklyn was lacking what we were dreaming of and with perfect timing we received an email about the property's sale.

We looked at each other and agreed, let's buy it, and we did in April 2012.

What makes this barn unique

Rustic charm, comfort, warmth and relaxation.

The Barn is located in the heart of Dutchess County with Rhinebeck 18 min south and Hudson 18 min north. Bard is a 5 minute drive, the Village of Tivoli is a 5 minute walk.

Omega Institute is 30 minutes away.

The Hudson River with views of the Catskills is a 10 min bike ride.

The creek with the private swimming hole and yoga deck make our spot truly magnificent! Read a book by the pond under the shade of the catalpa tree, watch and hear the birds and take in the summer sun energy.

Life is good at the Barn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This converted barn is the perfect getaway for city-folk.

The open layout, outdoor deck, full kitchen with grill, sound system, etc. make for a great place to work, relax with friends, or even have a little barbecue and dance party. Atmosphere is easy going, comfy-cozy. Barn sleeps up to 8 people so it's great for couples, families or a small gathering of friends.

There's also plenty of privacy. Five acres of of beautiful, lush greenery and even a secluded swimming hole and waterfall.

A weekend isn't enough - planning for an extended stay end of this summer!"

Review taken from
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Tivoli

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , Soak in the claw foot tub with views of our woods
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Seasonal Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Open from May - September (maybe October if it's warm)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Nook - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Twin Nook - 2 single bed , 2 twin beds
    Queen Loft - 1 large double bed , Queen Casper Mattress on floor
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • Yard
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
The property is surrounded by a creek on 2 sides. We have access to it at 2 different points. One has a swimming hole where you can soak in the refreshing water and the other has a deck where 4 people can put down their mats and practice yoga or bring their meditation pillows. Very private. These are truly magical spots and 2 of the property's highlights. We also have a piano, three fire-pits in addition to the wood burning stove. The property offers privacy, yet it is a 5-minute walk to outstanding Tivoli restaurants, the post-office, library, bakery and coffee shop.


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Rustic-chic at The Barn in Tivoli
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 27 reviews
New York, NY

Cute place, wonderful setting, and close to town

  • 5 of 5

The owner was easy to work with and the barn was just as described. We loved how isolated it feels while still being so close to Tivoli town center and easy access to Hudson and Rhinebeck. The barn itself is perfect for a close group of friends and full of Instagram-able moments. The back yard is vast, with a lovely stream, fire pit, yoga platform and a small swimming hole which was too low for us to really use in mid-June. We had a great campfire one night, used the high-quality propane grill, and enjoyed the hammock. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Every detail tastefully done! Great location.

  • 5 of 5

It is a complete TREAT to be able to stay at this place!

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb attention to detail and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We originally booked the barn to have a very small wedding elopement because it is so dreamy that tying the knot there would have been something to remember. We ended up changing our plans but decided to have a romantic getaway before the wedding and have the barn to ourselves. The barn is impecable! is clean with everything you might need, including delicious organic coffee and bathroom supplies. The attention to detail on everything (from custom made tags for shampoos and soaps in the bathroom, postcards with stamps ready to go, to logs beautifully stacked to feed the amazing stove), the decoration is rustic and hip and you can tell this place is a pride worth of such TLC. We visited in the peak of the fall and the town is beautiful! We went for a hike walking distance and popped into the local coffee shop for an amazing cup of coffee and a pastry. Bruna and Andrew checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed, they are incredible hosts who go the extra mile for their guests. We arrive to a beautiful care package from them that included delicious local goodies and a cider! All they want in exchange is that you take care of their property as much as they do. We are already planning in coming back to the magical barn next year!

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic, natural beauty and comfort

  • 5 of 5

The barn was exactly as advertised. It is an authentically restored barn that makes you feel like you're living in the past, but with all the comforts of the present. We would awake each morning and stroll in to Tivoli, which is the most charming little Hamlet, but which also has great coffee and a gourmet food store. The barn has a great kitchen, so we were able to shop for fresh food and cook our own meals. We also built a fire in the pit outside and roasted marshmallows at night. The location is fantastic -- completely secluded and yet only a two minute walk into Tivoli. Bruna was an amazing host and very attentive to our needs. We had a great time. One tip: Beware that this is definitely a restored barn, so if you're staying with another couple, you will hear the floorboards creak when someone moves.

  • Review Submitted: 23/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the barn. Andrew and Bruna are great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York


  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to host our team retreat! The Barn lived up to the full description - and then some. Bruna and Andrew were incredibly responsive during the booking process, and just as much so once we were on site. I wish we had a team retreat more than once a year so we could return sooner! If you're even so much as considering visiting the Barn, do it!

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Luna 61 - Kathleen's Pick
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Swimming Hole in Claykill Creek
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River access with view of Catskills, 20 minute walk from Bar
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Excellent playground, pick up basketball games
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The Black Swan, great divey bar with live music
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Osaka Sushi
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Trail head to leisurely walk thru open meadows with Catskill
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Tivoli Bread Company, great pastry and coffee, garlic baguet
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Car: recommended

The Barn is located between the lovely Rhinebeck shops & restaurants and Hudson's antique stores and surrounded by wineries and farms where you can pick your own fresh strawberries, your vegetables or buy them off the many farm stands close to us and choose your bottle of wine.

Germantown & Red Hook are 10 minutes away and we are also 30 minutes away from Omega Institute.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn around the Tivoli

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$69 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$248.18 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,378.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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