Blissful Beauty Near the Berkshires: 148 Acres of Quiet
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Modern house in the country, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6 in beds.
At the Hillsdale Vacation Home, enjoy the blissful quiet and beauty of Hillsdale, New York (Columbia County, NY), bordering Massachusetts and the Berkshires.
Situated on 148 wooded acres, this furnished modern home is secluded, but minutes from the town of Hillsdale and just 30 minutes from the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment of Great Barrington, Mass. and the Berkshires.
The view from the Hillsdale Vacation Home: 360-degrees of trees and not another house in sight.
It's country living with quick access to skiing at Catamount (in Hillsdale) and Butternut and all the recreational and cultural activities of Columbia County and the Berkshires. (You won't want to miss the Catamount Aerial Adventure Park ropes climbing challenge, Hillsdale's newest attraction.)
6 miles to Hillsdale 'downtown.'
5 miles to the new Roeliff Jansen Community Library, where you can find books, art exhibits, special events, and hot coffee!
14 miles to the shopping, restaurants, coffee houses, theaters, and museums of Great Barrington.
15 miles to the restaurants, movies, shops, and grocery stores (Price Chopper!) of Chatham, New York.
20 miles to shopping, dining, and movies in Hudson.
21 miles to the symphony at Tanglewood.
19 miles to Lake Taghkanic State Park where -- depending on the season -- you can swim at a fantastic beach, launch and rent boats, snowmobile, ice skate, and more.
New York City residents: it's just 120 miles north -- a 2.5 hour drive -- to country living.
Boston residents: it's just a 3 hour drive west on the Mass Pike.
Keywords: Hillsdale Vacation Home, secluded vacation home, vacation rental near the Berkshires, vacation rental near Catamount, vacation rental near Butternut, vacation rental near Tanglewood, skiing in Columbia County, Aerial Adventure Park, vacation home in the country
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 2 (2nd floor)
- 2 twin/ single
- Bedroom 3 (2nd floor)
- 2 twin/ single
- Master Bedroom (1st floor)
- 1 king
- Memory foam king bed, attached master bathroom
- 1 sleep sofa /futon
- Downstairs den/library with sofabed sleeps 2
MASTER BEDROOM (downstairs): One king size bed 73' long, 75' wide (yes it's oriented sideways), with reversable memory foam/traditional 4' mattress topper; UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS: Two small bedrooms each with two Single Beds; DOWNSTAIRS DEN: Sofa bed (approx. Queen size) in downstairs den/library....morecollapse
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- DOWNSTAIRS HALL BATHROOM
- combination tub/shower, toilet
- Full function guest bathroom serves den and main living area
- UPSTAIRS Bathroom
- toilet, shower
- Serves two upstairs bedrooms. Shower, no tub.
- MASTER Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
This house is situated on a single-lane country road, and the driveway is long and winding. There's plenty of parking space, but a larger camper/RV-type vehicle might not be able to get to it. Access is not guaranteed....morecollapse
- Living Room seats 8:
- Wood Stove:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
On 148 wooded acres with panoramic woodland view and absolute quiet. No other homes, structures, or roads visible from the house. The property is also within range of all the attractions of the Berkshires, Tanglewood, Great Barrington (Mass.), Columbia County (New York), and approx. 2.5 hours from New York City. 30 minute drive to Wassaic train station. Only minutes from the Catamount Ski Resort and the Catamount Aerial Adventure (ropes climbing) Park, and about 30 minutes from Butternut Ski Area. Also close to Copake Lake and a bit further to Lake Taghkanic State Park (a fantastic park with a great beach and boat rentals)....morecollapse
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library:
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain Biking
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Horseback Riding
6 miles to Catamount Ski Resort and Aerial Adventure Park 16 miles to Butternut Ski Resort Bike the Rail Trail (bike rentals available at Bash Bish Bicycle) Hike to Bash Bish Falls Swim the Ore Bed Enjoy farm-stand produce (in season) Browse the famous Book Barn on Pumpkin Hill Rd. 19 miles to Lake Taghkanic State Park where -- depending on the season -- you can swim at a fantastic beach, launch and rent boats, snowmobile, ice skate, and more. Check out the new Catamount Aerial Adventure Park (ropes course) at the Catamount ski area. 14 miles to the shopping, restaurants, coffee houses, theaters, and museums of Great Barrington. 20 miles to shopping, dining, and movies in Hudson. 21 miles to the symphony at Tanglewood. 5 miles to the new Roeliff Jansen Community Library, where you can find books, art exhibits, special events, and hot coffee! New York City residents: it's just 120 miles north -- a 2.5 hour drive -- to country living. Boston residents: it's just a 3 hour drive west on the Mass Pike....morecollapse
ReviewsWrite a review
This property does not have any reviews yet.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
7 night min stay
|Spring Season REDUCED
Apr 16 - May 30
7 night min stay
|Summer Season Bliss
Jun 1 - Sep 30
7 night min stay
|Fall Season REDUCED
Oct 1 - Nov 30
7 night min stay
|Ski Season Excitement
Dec 1 - Apr 15
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates based on 6 guest occupancy. Extra charge for up to two extra guests ($25/guest per week or $75/guest per month).
Longer term (multiple month) guests contact us for rates.
Advance payment equal to 50% of the rental total plus the $200 security deposit is required to secure a reservation, and the full balance is due seven days before arrival. Payable by check.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
$200 refundable security deposit required.
Before paying contact the owner to confirm payment details.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Albany at 59 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak Station - Hudson at 19 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Taconic State Parkway at 4.2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Lake Taghkanic State Park at 22 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Catamount Ski Resort at 6 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Copake Country Club at 6 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Hilldale House and Four Brothers at 3.7 Miles
About the owner: 'My father bought the land and a rustic farm house in 1949. I grew up in that old house in the late '60s, and after I left home in 1984 my parents sold it along with a portion of the land. They kept the larger tract and built a new modern home down the road. As my father was a craftsman and furniture maker, he designed the home and did much of the interior work, which included custom cabinets and doors. The house has a modernist appeal, with clean and simple, but elegant design. Many '70s and '80s homes suffered through the shag carpet era of lime greens and ornate golds. This house avoided that unfortunate trend using natural wood finishes and neutral-colored ceramic tiles. Today the house retains its original modern character. By offering it for vacation rentals, we can keep the property in the family for our two boys.' -- Audrey
Why the Owner Chose Hillsdale:
Renting this property to vacationers enables us to keep it for our children. They're 12 and 14 years old now, and someday they may want to spend time 'in the country.'
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
When we want peace and quiet, we've got it. When we want fine dining, it's a short drive. Dinner and a movie... we head to Great Barrington or Chatham. Fine wines... we head into Hillsdale to the gourmet wine and specialty food shop. I should also mention the people. In this rural community everyone knows everyone (and if you're new, it's not a problem). Just walk down the road, and you'll notice that everyone who drives by will greet you. Walk down the road to the famous Book Barn. Walk a little more and you can stop at the White Oak Farm stand where you can pick up some jam, BBQ sauce, or seasonal produce. You'll also get to see quite a bit of wildlife: deer, groundhogs, wild turkeys, other birds including Blue Heron (if you're lucky), frogs, squirrels, chipmunks, and domestic farm animals...
- Primary: (650) 270-6712 (California, USA)
- Secondary: (650) 303-2405 (California, USA)
Links to more information:
Hillsdale Vacation Home. Quiet seclusion on 148 wooded acres, not far from fun.
Hillsdale Vacation Home: Ground floor master bedroom with king memory foam bed.
View from living room toward dining room (right)
Hillsdale Vacation Home: Not another house visible from this property
Hillsdale Vacation Home: View of the rock garden next to the driveway.
Hillsdale Vacation Home: Driveway view, looking away from the house
Hillsdale Vacation Home: Nearby Catamount Aerial Adventure Park. Fantastic!
Hillsdale Vacation Home: Skiing at nearby Catamount (Butternut is also close by)
Hillsdale Vacation Home living room view. This sofa folds flat for sleeping.
A corner of the kitchen
Dining area with plenty of seating
Hillsdale vacation rental kitchen and dining room
Hillsdale Vacation Home: View of library/den.
View of the deck and the side yard and tree line
Hillsdale Vacation Home: Autumn view from the deck.
Hillsdale Vacation Home: Backyard autumn view
Hillsdale Vacation Home: A visitor from the forest
Hillsdale Vacation Home: Nearby Catamount Aerial Adventure Park. We LOVE it.
Hillsdale Vacation Home kitchen view.
Hillsdale Vacation Home upstairs bedroom with two twin beds.
Nothing but trees out the window
A view into the living room.
Hillsdale Vacation Home on 148 wooded acres
There have been visitors to this page since
the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, May 24, 2013