One of the most interesting parts of the Hudson Valley's history is the D & H Canal. If you have spent any time on the Kingston waterfront you are well aware of how the Rondout in Kingston was the gateway to linking the Hudson River with the Delaware River via the D & H canal.

The old towpaths still wind themselves southwest from Kingston through the rest of Ulster County. Some just wander through backyards and past roadways. Others have been turned into what they call Linear Parks. The old towpaths wind through Ulster and Sullivan counties as they make their way from the Hudson River to the Delaware.

If this type of American history excites you we have the perfect place for you and a few guests to spend a weekend surrounded by Hudson Valley D & H history. It is an 1860 cottage newly renovated with all the modern comforts but still pays tribute to its original resident, a lock tender for the D & H Canal.

Photo Credit via Airbnb (Host Justin)
Photo Credit via Airbnb (Host Justin)

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, four people could easily enjoy a weekend creekside in High Falls, New York. The house is just minutes from hiking, shopping and so many things that give folks a reason to visit the Hudson Valley. You can actually walk to restaurants and shopping. Plus you can follow the backyard trails to waterfalls and the Rondout Creek.

Photo Credit via Airbnb (Host Justin)
Photo Credit via Airbnb (Host Justin)

According to the Airbnb listing "The cottage originally served as the residence for the Delaware and Hudson Canal “lock tender,” an officer in charge of maintaining the canal locks and checking permits." It was actually a stop for many boats traveling back and forth to the Hudson River. The listing also says you can hear the falls from the cottage.

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Spend the Night In a Historic Lock Tender's Cottage Near Kingston New York

A whimsical weekend awaits you at this historic Hudson Valley lock tender's cottage that is just minutes from Kingston, New Paltz, the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska. Located in the charming town of High Falls just 2 hours from New York City and one hour from Winter Skiing in the Catskills. Enjoy year round fun with back yard trails to the Rondout creek and waterfall. You can walk to shopping and restaurants plus you can step in to history on the 5 Locks Walk which is directly across the street.

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Restored 19th-Century Kingston Schoolhouse One of the Most Popular Airbnb's of 2020

When you think of taking a vacation you might not be thinking of going to a school but once you get a look at this Kingston New York Airbnb that made Airbnb's Most Popular list for 2020 you may think differently. A restored 19th century Schoolhouse converted into a year round weekend retreat maybe just what you need for some rest and relaxation.

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