The Garden Room
MAX GUESTS: 2
BED SIZE(S): 1 queen-size & 1 single-size bed
ROOM SIZE: 342 sq. ft.
A flight up from the house’s entry foyer, on the parlor floor level, guests find perhaps the most unique of suites at 1871 House, the Garden Room. You will be immediately transfixed by the massive floor-to-ceiling bow window which takes up most of the southern wall of the suite, but the real treasure is behind it: the private 500 square foot urban oasis that is the accompanying garden terrace, a truly rare find for an affordable New York City accommodation. The expansive, verdant cedar roof deck plays host to a multitude of roses, lavender, and other plants, with jardinières and wooden planters framing the deck furniture: a breezy teak bench, three lazy steamer lounge chairs, and a 9-foot umbrella.
Though some guests will no doubt want to spend much of their time on the terrace, the Garden Room itself makes an extraordinary place to return to for the night or the afternoon rest. Soaring 12-foot ceilings look down on this quiet room and its carved wood and marble fireplace mantle, tall Normandy armoire, unique four-poster queen-size bed, and mahogany Philadelphia breakfast table. The room’s daybed makes for an enticing nap spot! Another period throwback can be found in the southeast corner: a sculptured ceramic washbasin with wooden cabinet, augmenting the handbasin found in the bathroom.
Please note that there is no kitchen or access to a kitchen in the apartment. Provided is a small fridge, electric kettle, and sink in the room. The bathroom is a fully tiled, narrow space with antique style brass hardware and a merged shower and toilet area.
Room includes 26″ flat-screen TV with ROKU attachment for streaming your favorite shows or movies on Netflix, Amazon or other available apps. Guests must have their own subscriptions to watch fee based apps.
Other things to note
-As 1871 House is a historical building and retains much of its 19th Century structure, it is not suited for all accessibility needs.
-This charming, late 1800s townhouse, is not a modern structure – think creaky floorboards and things as such
-This flat is 14 steps up from the lobby
-There’s no lift in the building and this suite flat is one flight up from the entry hall level, so be prepared to haul your luggage
-Terrace use is exclusive to Garden Room Guests.
-A/C operable during months June-October (supplemental fee).
-Smoking are not permitted.
-The room’s daybed is smaller than standard U.S. Twin size. Please double check the measurement prior to booking.
-The Garden Room is located in the rear portion of the house and is one of the quietest rooms in the house. As this is a stacked house, you may hear your neighbors above, below or next to you.
-This suite consists of one large room without a separate bedroom area
-Guest won’t be able to sit around a crackling fire – the fireplace is only decorative
-This suite does not have a buzzer system
-Pets are not permitted
-The compact bathroom has a wall-less shower
-Garden Room Windows are inoperable. The Terrace door IS operable.
-There is no kitchen or access to a kitchen in the Suite. Even though there is a hob, we can’t really count it as a kitchen – don’t expect to do much cooking here – Provided is a small fridge (no freezer) and electric kettle. We are sorry however, the addition of cooking appliances not –Although there are 2 beds in the apartment, the maximum number of primary guests allowed is one. The primary guest may request permission to have 1 occasional overnight guest (supplemental fee). Overnight guests must be pre-approved by host.
-During warm weather months, the host or host’s representative service and water the plants on the terrace accessed via the cottage opposite the Garden Room.
-Garden Room terrace photos are representative of how the garden and plants appear in warm weather months. Guests booking for dates in the late Fall, Winter and early Spring months will observe the garden terrace looking different from the photos as plants are not blooming and shrubs have lost their leaves. Additionally, winter months in New York can be extremely cold so guests will not want to spend time on the terrace.
-Spring cleaning and maintenance of the terrace takes place in later May as the temperature gets warmer. Daily waterings in the Summer months are performed by staff via a secondary means of access.