When you’re stuck in the day-to-day grind of work, commuting, kids, and bills, it can be tempting to imagine an escape from it all.
For some people, that escape is a beautiful island in the Caribbean; for others it might be an ultra-glamorous camping experience in one of these spectacularly constructed tents.
But for the average city-dweller, the answer is simple: a pastoral, rustic escape in a beautiful corner of the countryside, far, far away from taxicabs and neon lights.
If that sounds like a piece of Heaven, you need to see this amazing refurbished barn available for rent in New York’s bucolic Hudson Valley.
From the outside, it looks like an antiquated, weather-worn barn, possibly complete with a hayloft and a milk cow or two.
But in fact, it’s an utterly chic and cozy retreat, beautiful for steamy summer nights and chilly winter evenings in equal measure.
Scroll through the gorgeous gallery below to see all of the lovely amenities in this unique and charming property!
From the outside, this structure looks exactly like an ordinary barn.
It’s not exactly shabby on the outside, but it definitely has a certain rustic, out-of-the-way look to it.
The only features that set it apart from the exterior of an ordinary functional farm structure are a few flowing curtains and pretty wooden chairs.
Inside, the barn is entirely another matter.
The structure, nestled in the beautiful Hudson Valley might look weather-worn from the outside, but inside it’s a lovely example of cozy, rustic-chic.
The living area is arranged with beautiful hardwood floors, bright windows, and tasteful, jewel-bright patterns.
The barn also features a working wood-burning stove!
The cast-iron stove makes for a lovely hearth and heart of the home for guests to gather around.
We imagine it’s particularly lovely on chilly New York winter nights, and even on a cool summer evening.
The kitchen is thoughtfully decked out with warm wooden shelving.
It’s a beautiful method for displaying an eclectic mix of lovely dishware and ceramics.
The kitchen set-up is built into the end of the living space, making the main room into a multi-purpose space perfect for dining, conversation, and good cheer!
The centerpiece of the large main room is the dining area.
There’s a long wooden dining table that can seat a whole dinner party’s worth of people in the middle of the room.
It’s arrayed under beautifully aged wooden beams, with pretty chairs arranged throughout the space.
The bedrooms are tucked up under and around the corners of the massive barn.
There’s a large king bed nestled up under the peak of the roof in a lofted bedroom space.
Two smaller bedrooms are set to either side of the main room, perfect for a quiet retreat from the hubbub of the family space.
The bathroom is a beautiful, serene space set apart from the rest of the house.
The antique details found elsewhere in the home continue here, with a beautiful, old-fashioned claw foot tub.
All in all, the entire home is a lovely rustic retreat perfectly designed for escaping the hustle and bustle!