Charming Historic House for Rent
2 blocks from USMA at West Point
This historic home, built in 1890, is now a vacation rental located in Highland Falls, NY, perfectly situated only 2 blocks from the Thayer Gate at USMA at West Point, and steps from Main Street restaurants and shops.
The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom retreat sleeps 8, and offers the amenities of a fine hotel, including premium mattresses and sheeting, Smart TV with cable and free Wi-Fi, shampoo/conditioner/soaps, bottled water and coffee. The kitchen is stocked with all necessary dishware and cookware. The welcoming outdoor entertaining area offers an open deck with BBQ grill, dining table and 10 chairs, couch with chairs, and fire-pit.
"Rockbound Highland Home" is a sentimental moniker cadets and graduates often use to refer to West Point. The phrase is taken from the lyrics of an old local pub song about West Point: "Benny Havens, Oh!"
HISTORY OF THE TOWN
Originally, this scenic portion of the Hudson Highlands was settled by the Indians of the Algonquin Tribe, sometimes known as the Delaware or the Leni Lanape.
The first European settlers named the area Buttermilk Falls, after the turbulent brook that fell into the Hudson River. The brook is located just off Main Street at Mountain Avenue.
The village of Highland Falls was founded by separation in 1873 from the larger town of Cornwall, and was incorporated in 1906. The village of Highland Falls is part of the town of Highlands, which includes Fort Montgomery and West Point.
Dan and Heather welcome you to
Our Rockbound Highland Home!
Dan graduated from West Point and spent much of his 25 year Army career here, where he met and married Heather in the Cadet Chapel in 2006.
They have owned this wonderful home since 2003, and offer it to others to create new memories and enjoy its convenience and charm.
2 Blocks from West Point
Only 2 blocks to Thayer Gate at USMA, the Thayer Hotel, and shuttle buses to events
1/2 Block to Main Street
8 Restaurants, a grocery store, and a wine & spirits store are all within one block
Wi-Fi, Smart TV & Cable
Enjoy free Wi-Fi, a 55" SMART TV, cable and fiber to stream Netflix and Amazon
Living Room features a wall- mounted electric fireplace with ambiance lights & remote control
Family / Kid Friendly
Includes a large fenced yard, stroller, pack-n-play and booster seat
A spacious kitchen is stocked with dishware, glassware, utensils and cookware
Outdoor Entertaining w/ Grill
Large backyard entertaining area with grill, table and 10 chairs, deck furniture & space to play
Backyard fire-pit with comfort chairs to enjoy marshmallow roasting and conversation
The driveway offers off-street parking for two cars. Also street parking throughout neighborhood
Iron & Steamer
Deluxe In-Wall Ironing Center, with ironing board, iron and handheld steamer
Hair Dryers are located in each of the two bathrooms
Washer & Dryer
Full size washing machine and dryer, complete with detergent and fabric softener sheets
The Thayer Hotel
The historic West Point Hotel, opened in 1926, is named after Sylvanus Thayer, class of 1808, who is the "father of the Military Academy".
It offers commanding views of the Hudson River and the United States Military Academy.
There are wonderful restaurants and a tavern, offering waterfront dining and amazing views.
The Cadet Chapel
Dedicated in 1910 and constructed of native granite, this majestic landmark is a place of Protestant worship for many of the U.S. Corps of Cadets. The architecture combines a Gothic style with the massiveness of a medieval fortress. The Cadet Chapel organ is the largest church organ in the world.
West Point Cemetery
America's oldest military post cemetery is a national historic landmark. Prior to its designation as a military cemetery in 1817, the grounds were used for burials, and the graves of soldiers dating back to the Revolutionary War can be found here. The Old Cadet Chapel was moved here in 1910 from the Cadet Area, piece by piece, to save it for posterity.
West Point Museum &
A must see while visiting, the newly renovated Museum displays historically significant artifacts from the USMA, the US Army and the Profession of Arms. The DUSA Gift Shop is located here with class gear & household items.
The newly re-opened Visitors Center offers interactive exhibits, helpful information and a wonderful Army West Point gift shop.
This scenic overlook of the Hudson river is the location of numerous pieces of captured artillery (cannons and mortars) spanning from the Revolutionary War to the Spanish-American War, the Battle Monument, one of the largest columns of granite in the world, and the Great Chain, constructed across the Hudson River from 1778 through 1782 as defenses to prevent British naval vessels from sailing upriver during the American Revolutionary War. A majestic contemporary amphitheater hosts the West Point Band's summer concerts.
A 3/4 mile rock and gravel footpath situated along the Hudson River (from the helipad at North Dock to the edge of Lincoln Hall parking lot), where you will find the 'Kissing Rock'. Tradition states that a cadet must kiss his/her date as they pass underneath the overhanging rock or else it will fall.
The 1934 romantic musical film "Flirtation Walk", about a West Point cadet who falls in love with a General's daughter, is named in honor of this path.
West Point Band - Annual Concerts and Events
Officially established on June 8, 1817, the West Point Band is the oldest continuously serving Army band, and the oldest unit at West Point.
The West Point Band provides world-class music to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets and serves as ambassadors of the United States Military Academy and the Army to local, national, and international communities.
ARMY WEST POINT Athletics
The United States Military Academy has a full schedule of sporting events year round, including football, sprint football, lacrosse, rugby, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, wrestling, track and baseball.
For information on schedules and tickets, please visit the
Bear Mountain Park, Zoo,
Restaurant & Spa
Beautiful state park, with hiking trails, a Zoo, fishing, a swimming pool, lakeside picnic areas, playground & Merry-Go-Round.
The Bear Mountain Inn has a wonderful full service Spa, and Restaurant 1915 offers creative global cuisine with amazing views.
Located 5 miles away, approximately a
10 minute drive.
The ultimate destination for premium shopping
at discounted prices!
High-end fashion and designer brands like Tory Burch, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Off 5th, Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Nike, Hunter, The North Face, Ralph Lauren, Gucci & more!
Located 13 miles away, approximately a
20 minute drive.
Culinary Institute of America
The CIA at Hyde Park is a world-renowned culinary school with 4 amazing restaurants (French, Italian, farm to table, American) and a Cafe/Bakery. Visit the 170-acre campus, take a tour led by students, and see in classrooms as you walk the halls.
Located 34 miles away, approximately a
1 hour drive.
West Point Golf Course
This incredible, scenic 18-hole golf course is nestled in the mountains just outside the gates of West Point. This Robert Trent Jones design course is a great challenge for all levels and offers incredible views. The Club House has over 50 beers, great burgers, pizza, wraps and other freshly made food.
Located 4 miles away, approximately an 8 minute drive.
Victor Constant Ski Slope
A wonderful ski slope, offering green and blue trails and a terrain park, is located just outside the gates of West Point. The Ski area was dedicated in 1946 in memory of Capt. S. Victor Constant, Dept of MA&E. As a skiing coach, he designed and supervised construction of these slopes and developed recreational and competitive skiing into major activities at the Military Academy.
Located 4 miles away, approximately an 8 minute drive.
Hiking & Leaf Peepers
New York is home to some of the best hiking trails and offers one of the most vivid autumns in the world. The wonderful mountains and scenic roadways, offer vibrant and exciting adventures. A great site for local hikes:
THINGS TO SEE & DO AT WEST POINT
WEST POINT PHOTOGRAPHERS
Elizabeth Woodruff Photography
Elizabeth Woodruff is located in West Point, NY, and specializes in family and event photography with a captivating photo-journalistic style.
Rita Jana Photography
Rita Ann Jana is a West Point, NY, Hudson Valley based photographer specializing in family portraits with a passion for capturing special moments.
Wonderful home, our group of four had a great time. Fully stocked kitchen, well equipped living room with big TVand sound bar. Beds were very comfy and bathrooms were nice and updated. Very clean all around. Walking distance to main stretch of town.
- J., Feb 2022