The White Heron Retreat B&B

428 Springtown Road , New Paltz, NY 12561 USA (Show map)


A charming 500 sq' guest cottage, with pond views on beautiful river front property in fantastic location! Clean, contemporary, light filled. Perfect for those who like their independence and privacy, but prefer a cozy, unique setting. Organic, wholesome and delicious breakfast choices. Ideally located between New Paltz and Rosendale (5 min drive), bordering Mohonk Preserve and Rail Trail, 10 minutes from Minnewaska State Park. Enjoy glacial lakes, waterfalls, climbing, hiking, biking, wineries, art and performance venues, great restaurants, fairs and festivals, alternative theaters, shopping, historic sites and more...also available for weekend retreats and small workshops.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Perfect does not even begin to explain

5 on October 07, 2013

Making reservations for my lovely girlfriend to de-stress was the intention. finding lodgings suitable to enjoy a couple nights in tranquil place in her favorite town was what I was hoped I found. What I happened across at the White Heron Retreat was so far beyond our expectations that she still glows when she talks about it. Amy was absolutely fantastic. The retreat cottage is an amazing find for any person that is into yoga or meditation. There was no TV and that was a huge plus for us. The decor and use of space simply amazing. We have praised the White Heron Retreat so much we are now in competition with others we know to book a weekend. My favorite part still was the look on my girlfriends face when she first saw this sweet slice of tranquil heaven illuminated by over a dozen tea lights. The fresh flowers, natural foods, and hospitality of an amazing host has us looking for time to visit again... Thank You!!!

Great place to stay!

5 on August 08, 2013

This B&B is a great find. It was exactly what we were looking for. This is a small private cottage so it's the perfect for privacy with a homey atmosphere. The proprietor provided delicious fresh food and provisions so we could cook breakfast for ourselves on our own time. The cottage is beautifully decorated, peaceful and overlooks a lake, right across from the rails to trails bike path. We'd definitely go back.

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Location Type

Near Mohonk Preserve and Mountain House, Near Minnewaska State Park, Near SUNY New Paltz, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town


Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

Copier , full kitchen

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 4:30PM
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Possible with prearrangment.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min in season, 3 night on holiday weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of one night's stay to reserve. Payment with credit card, includes a 2% Ulster County Room Tax and and 8% NYS Sales Tax.
  • Cancellations: Please give us seven days notice of cancellation. After that, no refund is possible due to cancellation regardless of reason for non-arrival or early departure. You will receive a refund only if we fill the vacancy.



Amy McTear

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Nature, Music, Art, Health and Well-being

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: when you want
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Nook

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Organic, Vegan

Signature Dish

Simply Delicious Yogi Apple Crumble
Wholesome, organic ingredients: apples, cinnamon, oats, butter and B Grade Maple Syrup make this a delight for health food eaters and non-health food eaters alike! Vegan version of this dish available upon request, with advanced notice. Fresh blueberry muffins and homemade granola delivered to your door. Fridge is also stocked with ingredients to whip up your own omelets. For hardcore health enthusiasts, ask about 'Amy's Famous Super-food Smoothie'!