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Stately Historic Hudson Valley Manor House

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Last updated: 09/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Germantown house description

Spend your vacation in a stately historic hudson valley home ! Historic architecture, modern comfort, grand yet intimate, beautiful grounds - ideal for a family group, special occasion, or simply as a getaway!

Schoolfield (originally known as 'The Orchard') was built in the 1850's by a prosperous local farming family, descended from the original Palatine settlers of Germantown. The large, square brick Italiante home was modeled as a smaller, modest version of some of the nearby Livingston 'Manor homes' along the river. The farm's property, which predates the house by about fifty years, originally stretched down to the Hudson River and back to well beyond what is now known as route 9G. Though parts of the property have been sold off over the years (the neighboring homes and farm buildings were all part of the original property), The remaining 8 acres of lawn, meadow and woods, large early barn, stone walls, and small 'schoolhouse' lend the property a very rural feel.

The large house with it's graciously proportioned rooms and funky 60's back entry is elegantly yet comfortably furnished with a blend of antiques and contemporary art and furniture, including many family heirlooms belonging to the current owner. Aside from the large kitchen and dining room, 4 additional sitting rooms allow for both large gatherings and privacy for individuals. The downstairs game/tv room has a large selection of dvds, plus popular board games such as Monopoly, scrabble, and Trivial Pursuit for guests to enjoy, as well as playing cards, a poker set, etc. For the reader or book lover, the owners library consists of over a thousand volumes, including large sections of biography and literature, plus an extensive selection of art, historic architecture, landscape and gardening titles. There is an antique baby grand piano as well.

Setting and Gardens
A front porch with rocking chairs, large gravel seating area with fountain, ancient maples, and expansive lawns provide a beautiful setting for relaxation. The gardens, which have been featured in the book 'Gardens of the Hudson Valley', are the owners hobby. Thousands of daffodils in mid to late April give way to fragrant lilacs, lily of the valley, viburnum and forget-me-nots in May. June sees an explosion of peonies, spirea and roses, while the rest of the summer brings a colorful show of phlox, daisies, and annuals. Autumn is when the Maples shine, as well as the asters and mums. There is plenty of room to play horseshoes or the vintage croquet set, both to be found in the house.

The property is located on a scenic road half way between the popular tourist destinations of Rhinebeck and Hudson. It is located right outside of the village of Germantown, close enough to be convenient to the town's amenities, but far enough out to feel like one is in the 'country'.

Hiking, scenic drives, state parks, historic sites, apple picking, antiquing, boating, golf and plenty of other activities near by.

Local farmer's markets, and many regional restaurants offering everything from comfort food to fine dining.

Keywords: country house, farmhouse, historic, 19th Century

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen


              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer


              • Books:

                Hundreds of volumes, focusing on biography, literature, history, architecture and gardening...moreless

              • Games:

                Cards, Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • VCR


              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic


              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Mountain Biking
              • Fishing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Golf
              • Fitness Center
              • Skiing
              • Sledding
              • Horseshoes
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Restaurants
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Boating
              • Cycling


              Write a review 4.8
              from 6 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season and Holidays
              May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              Off Season
              Jan 1 - Apr 18, 2015
              2 night min stay

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Pet Fee $100
              • Cleaning Fee $150
              • Taxes Included


              Deposits are refundable up to 60 days in advance of check-in date, pro- rated after that. Quoted rates are for up to 6 guests - there is an additional $50 per person per night above that number.

              50 % Deposit required to hold a reservation, balance due two weeks before check-in date.

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              Last updated: 09/14/2014
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              5 minutes from: Clermont State Park, the Hudson River

              10 minutes from: Olana historic site and state park, Tivoli, Bard College, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Montgomery Place

              15 minutes from:, Hudson NY (architecture, antiquing, shopping and fine dining), Catskill NY, the Thomas Cole Historic Site, Red Hook NY

              20 minutes from: Amtrak station, Rhinebeck NY(architecture, antiquing, shopping and fine dining, historic estates)

              30 minutes from: Hyde Park (Vanderbilt, Roosevelt Historic Sites), Zoomflume waterpark

              40 minutes from: Woodstock, Windham, Catamount ski area

              50 minutes from: Great Barrington and the Berkshires, Hunter ski centers, Albany


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1998

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              Speaks: english



              • Red sitting room

                Red sitting room

              • Breakfast area in kitchen

                Breakfast area in kitchen

              • Master Bedroom with Queen size bed and ensuite bath

                Master Bedroom with Queen size bed and ensuite bath

              • Upstairs bedroom with full bed

                Upstairs bedroom with full bed

              • Original Kitchen, now tv/games room Can also accomodat a single bedupon request

                Original Kitchen, now tv/games room Can also accomodat a single bedupon request

              • Mid-Century Bedroom (queen sized bed)

                Mid-Century Bedroom (queen sized bed)

              • Daffodil Woods in April

                Daffodil Woods in April

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Kitchen


              • Master bathroom

                Master bathroom

              • Upstairs Single bedroom

                Upstairs Single bedroom

              • Downstairs Yellow Guest Room (queen sized bed, ensuite bathroom)

                Downstairs Yellow Guest Room (queen sized bed, ensuite bathroom)

              • Gravel sitting area in back with fountain

                Gravel sitting area in back with fountain

              • Peony bed in June

                Peony bed in June

              VRBO #390713

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

              $425 - $475 per night (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 09/14/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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