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Country Estate on Working Farm - Great Family Reunion Venue

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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Escape to genuine country by vacationing at the elegant, restored main farmhouse on our 268-acre real working farm.

The 6,300 square foot house has four spacious bedrooms, two living rooms, a media room, a game room, and a state of the art kitchen with double Viking stoves, two dishwashers, and a large Sub-Zero refrigerator. There are exposed hand hewn wooden beams as well as wide board floors throughout. The state of the art entertainment system lets you play music from either Sirius, your iPod, or CDs throughout the house.

The original part of the house dates from 1800, but all systems in the house have been upgraded to 2009, so there is the best of the modern and the antique combined. The house is zero net energy, as the electricity is provided by a 15 kw solar photovoltaic system, and the central climate control system of the fully air conditioned house is powered by a geothermal system.

There are two fireplaces, one in the dining room and one in one of the two living rooms, and plenty of firewood for your use. In the warmer months you will probably have your meals on the screened-in porch next to the kitchen, overlooking the large stocked pond and waterfall. You may also choose to have an evening fire in the stone fire pit that is only steps from the back doors.

Every room in the house has a fabulous view of nature.

Spacious bedrooms on the second floor open onto a common sitting area and all have fabulous views.

Watch TV on the flat screen TV in the media room, or on the other large flat screen TV while exercising in the gym room or while playing ping pong.

Our farm has goats and their kids, cows and their calves. You can feed the goats their favorite treat – peanuts in the shell; let the sheep eat their feed out of your hands. But have no concern about farm noise or odors - the animals are off in the distance in the fields and pastures.

You also may see some of the wildlife on the property during your stay – foxes, coyotes, wild turkeys (there’s usually a flock of about fifty or more), white tail deer, and red tail hawks. Don’t worry, as none of these really present any danger to humans.

There are five ponds on the property for either swimming or fishing – fish for bass or catfish, or just enjoy feeding the goldfish and koi in the two ponds that have been stocked with these ornamental fish. Below the house on the property is a trout stream. Relax in the hammock by the waterfall that flows from the largest pond on the property. There are endless opportunities to hike and picnic on the property, either through the 100 plus acres of woods or alternately in the fields where you can take in the spectacular views of the Catskills in the distance to the west, Stissing Mountain to the east, or the Shawangunk Mountains to the southwest. Barbecue right out back or down by the stream or waterfall.

The towns of Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Pine Plains are each only about ten minutes away; Bard College, the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, and the Village of Tivoli are about fifteen minutes away, and the Village of Millbrook is only about a twenty minute drive. And we’re only about 90 minutes from the RFK (formerly Triborough) Bridge.

Larger gatherings or family reunions who need more than a single house might consider renting in combination with our friends who own VRBO 301466, only a 5-minute drive or a great overland hike away.

Our farm could also be a fabulous location to have a family reunion or other festive gathering.

Just a five minute drive away is a horse farm where you can trail ride or take a riding lesson. Call Nancy at 518 844 6221 to make arrangements
Keywords: House, Farm, Ponds, Stream, Fishing, Elegant, Hiking, Forest, Pastures, Views, Antique Barns, Swimming


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Plenty of space outdoors for your dogs and cats...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Goats, and cows to entertain the most jaded urban dwellers. Enjoy them with no hassle. we have a horse, a pony and a donkey who love to eat apples out of your hand. For horseback riding with trail rides a 5 minute drive away, we recommend contacting Nancy at A Horse of a Different Color 518 844 6221....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    House overlooks severali acre pond filled with bass and other fish...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Great distant Catskill views from various hills on the property...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C provided by environmental friendly geothermal systems...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    3 Car...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    2 - one in dining room, and one in living room...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Gourmet restaurant (Another Fork in the Road), only 2 miles away, can cater your private party...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    State of the art gourmet kitchen with double over, large Sub Zero refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Sub Zero...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened in back porch with great views for dining...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 26 - Jul 1, 2015
2 night min stay
$595 $1,400
Fri, Sat
$5,250 $20,000
July 4th Weekend
Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2015
3 night min stay
$5,750 $20,000
Late Summer
Jul 6 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$595 $1,400
Fri, Sat
$5,250 $20,000
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$5,750 $20,000
Early Fall
Sep 8 - Oct 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$475 $1,200
Fri, Sat
$5,550 $16,000
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 9 - Oct 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$5,550 $16,000
Fall Color
Oct 13 - Oct 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$5,550 $16,000
Late Fall
Oct 19 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$475 $1,200
Fri, Sat
$4,350 $16,000
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$5,550 $16,000
Christmas & New Years
Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$6,000 $12,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$425 $950
Fri, Sat
$3,575 $12,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $225
  • Taxes Not included


Minimum stay is a two night weekend. Sadly we are no longer allowed to have weddings, our neighbors shut us down. We do have a list of local properties where you can have your ceremony and reception while still staying on our farm, please inquire for details.

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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

Why the Owner Chose Rhinebeck:
We are so close to New York City, yet so far. It's an easy 90 minute drive up the Taconic Parkway from the RFK Bridge, and there seems to never be any congestion on the Taconic - if it's not 90 minutes, it's 95 minutes, but never 100 minutes!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we are on the property we feel as if we are a million miles from civilization, but we are only a short 10 minute drive to either Rhinebeck or Red Hook, each with a fantastic selection of sophisticated restaurants and shopping. There are so many different spots to picnic on the property - by the side of the stream or one of the five ponds, or on a hilltop with fabulous distant Catskill views. And in Spring, Summer, and Fall, we love the local farmers' markets on the weekends, and all the pick your own farms in the area for, depending on the time of year, asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and apples, among other fresh off the farm treats, like just layed eggs.

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  • Approaching the Manor House

    Approaching the Manor House

  • One of the two living rooms

    One of the two living rooms

  • Gourmet eat-in kitchen

    Gourmet eat-in kitchen

  • Catskill views from one of the hilltops

    Catskill views from one of the hilltops

  • Side View of Manor House

    Side View of Manor House

  • One of the Multiple 19th Century Outbuildings

    One of the Multiple 19th Century Outbuildings

  • Waterfall below the Manor House

    Waterfall below the Manor House

  • One of the 5 ponds with goat pasture in background

    One of the 5 ponds with goat pasture in background

  • View from the Back - Overlooking Stone Terraces

    View from the Back - Overlooking Stone Terraces

  • Dining room with fireplace

    Dining room with fireplace

  • Screened in back porch

    Screened in back porch

  • Nature


  • Complex of Antique Barns

    Complex of Antique Barns

  • Large Open Barn - Great for Large Parties

    Large Open Barn - Great for Large Parties

  • Master Bed Room with King Size Tempur-Pedic bed

    Master Bed Room with King Size Tempur-Pedic bed

  • Master Bath - 2 Sinks, Tub, Large Double Shower

    Master Bath - 2 Sinks, Tub, Large Double Shower

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