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Blissful Beauty Near the Berkshires: 148 Acres of Quiet

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Hillsdale Vacation Home. Quiet seclusion on 148 wooded acres, not far from fun.

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Last updated: 11/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Hillsdale estate description

Modern house in the country, 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 baths, sleeps 6 in beds.

One week minimum rental.

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 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 (Gt. Barrington) 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 park, Hillsdale's newest attraction.)

Walk to to White Oak Farm's farm stand for fresh jams and BBQ sauce and walk to the famous Book Barn on Rodman Road.

6 miles to Hillsdale 'downtown,' where you'll find a grocery store, great restaurants, a new ice cream/coffee shop, a gourmet cheese shop, and other shops.

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 Gt. Barrington.

15 miles to the restaurants, movies, shops, and grocery stores 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

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Property Type

      • Estate

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 years old minimum....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Our kids have enjoyed biking, exploring, bug-hunting, fort-building, and other outdoor activities. Some games and toys available....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                No pets allowed....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 2 (2nd floor): 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 3 (2nd floor): 2 twin/ single

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              • Master Bedroom (1st floor): 1 king

                Memory foam king bed, attached master bathroom...moreless

              • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Downstairs den/library with sofabed sleeps 2...moreless

              • 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....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • DOWNSTAIRS HALL BATHROOM: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Full function guest bathroom serves den and main living area...moreless

              • UPSTAIRS Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Serves two upstairs bedrooms. Shower, no tub....moreless

              • MASTER Bathroom : toilet, shower

                Attached to master bedroom, no tub....moreless

              • The house has three separate bathrooms. Two of them have showers but no bathtubs. (VRBO considers these full baths. In some regions, these would be considered as 3/4 bathrooms.)...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 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)....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Library shelves stocked with older books....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    Extensive collection of classical CDs....moreless

                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Dish Network Family (50 channels). Plus over the air, includes NBC, CBS, local weather, This Albany, and a few others....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    Over-the-air digital t.v. with several local stations...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Small collection of vintage toys for smaller children....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Rolling mountains of the Taconics in the distance. Mostly tree-lined panoramic view. No other homes, structures, or roads in view. ...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Swimming

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Dining room connected to kitchen with sliding door out to deck and barbecuing area....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Upstairs only....moreless

                      • Broadband Access:

                        DSL Internet provided via wireless or wired connection. Suitable for email, light Web browsing. (Because of rural location, we cannot guarantee availability)....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        In the house....moreless

                      • Garage:

                        Space for 2 cars. Third bay reserved for caretaker/maintenance vehicles....moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Central furnace for downstairs, electric radiant heat upstairs...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        DSL Internet provided via wireless or wired connection. Suitable for email, light Web browsing. (Because of rural location, we cannot guarantee availability)....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Sheets, towels, etc. provided....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Sofa, futon sofa, desk and chair; plus audio system with CD player...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Large driveway, plus space in garage for two vehicles. Third bay reserved for caretaker access, maintenance vehicles....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Large driveway....moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        This house is situated on a single-lane country road, and the driveway is long and winding. Plenty of parking space, but a larger camper/RV-type vehicle might not be able to get to it. Access is not guaranteed....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Land line for emergencies only....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        In the house....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        DSL Internet suitable for email, light Web browsing. (Computers not provided)...moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        To be used only during power outages....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Standard drip coffee maker. Coffee and cream, etc. not included....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        All dishes and utensils provided....moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen:

                        Full kitchen with attached dining room...moreless

                      • Microwave

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Deck adjoins the dining room, with panoramic woodland view, includes patio table, sun umbrella, and chairs....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        House surrounded by large lawn and rock gardens, all situated on 148 private and wooded acres...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Propane gas barbecue grill on deck. ...moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      May
                      May 1 - May 22, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $999
                      October
                      Oct 1 - Oct 31
                      7 night min stay

                      $999 $3,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,200 $4,495
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      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.


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                      Last updated: 11/11/2014
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                      Location

                      59 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Albany
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Copake Country Club
                      19 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak Station - Hudson
                      4.2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Taconic State Parkway
                      3.7 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Hilldale House and Four Brothers
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Catamount Ski Resort
                      22 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lake Taghkanic State Park

                      Car: Necessary

                      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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      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 15 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, Chatham, or Hudson. 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, including the 'hairy cows.'


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                      Photos

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home. Quiet seclusion on 148 wooded acres, not far from fun.

                        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.

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home: Ground floor master bedroom with king memory foam bed.

                      • View from living room toward dining room (right)

                        View from living room toward dining room (right)

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Not another house visible from this property

                        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: View of the rock garden next to the driveway.

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Driveway view, looking away from the house

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home: Driveway view, looking away from the house

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Nearby Catamount Aerial Adventure Park. Fantastic!

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home: Nearby Catamount Aerial Adventure Park. Fantastic!

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Skiing at nearby Catamount (Butternut is also close by)

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home: Skiing at nearby Catamount (Butternut is also close by)

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home living room view. This sofa folds flat for sleeping.

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home living room view. This sofa folds flat for sleeping.

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • A corner of the kitchen

                        A corner of the kitchen

                      • Dining area with plenty of seating

                        Dining area with plenty of seating

                      • Hillsdale vacation rental kitchen and dining room

                        Hillsdale vacation rental kitchen and dining room

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home: View of library/den.

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home: View of library/den.

                      • View of the deck and the side yard and tree line

                        View of the deck and the side yard and tree line

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Autumn view from the deck.

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home: Autumn view from the deck.

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Backyard autumn view

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home: Backyard autumn view

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home: A visitor from the forest

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home: A visitor from the forest

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Nearby Catamount Aerial Adventure Park. We LOVE it.

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home: Nearby Catamount Aerial Adventure Park. We LOVE it.

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home kitchen view.

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home kitchen view.

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home upstairs bedroom with two twin beds.

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home upstairs bedroom with two twin beds.

                      • Nothing but trees out the window

                        Nothing but trees out the window

                      • A view into the living room.

                        A view into the living room.

                      • Hillsdale Vacation Home on 148 wooded acres

                        Hillsdale Vacation Home on 148 wooded acres

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                      $999 - $1,200 per week (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 11/11/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/11/2014
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