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Perfect Country Setting Close to Berkshires and Hudson

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back of house with terrace and garden


Last updated: 04/21/2015

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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Sheepherders Estate is on the Register of Historic Places and is a former Relais &Chateaux. The grand manor house is exceptionally well appointed and all 4 bedrooms have baths ensuite. The 3 Guest Cottages with 4 guest beds are large with sumptuous baths and decor. True living in the lap of luxury. Enjoy the Kinderhook River for rafting, fishing and splashing. Play tennis on the court and dine on the outdoor tented terrace. If rented for the entire 2 months , a wonderful wedding or reunion can be accommodated there.


Property Type

  • Estate
  • 7000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Be sure to watch video - you tube link:


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Family


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Historic home abuts open meadows with views. Near the Kinderhook River for rafting and fishing. Kinderhook is stocked with trout....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    formal with hand muraled walls or outside tented living area with barbeque...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    fully AC...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    parking area for 30 cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    extensive ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    gourmet , commercial appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    standard kitchen and walk in cooler in basement...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas range/ industrial...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    formal garden with fountain - well maintained grounds...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    large patio fully covered by tent and living furniture, built in barbeque and bar...moreless

  • Tennis:

    hard court adjacent to green house...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
memorial day to labor day
May 31 - Sep 2
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included


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19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany NY
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jacksons in center of Old Chatham
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Hudson Amtrak
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Taconic Parkway, Mass Pike
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Old chatham Country Store
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jiminy Peak

Car: Necessary

Old Chatham is in the heart of Columbia County Hunt country and close to all Berkshire attractions from Tanglewood, to Norman Rockwell, Shakespeare & Co, Williamstown Theatre, Mass MOCA, Sterling Clark , Jacobs Pillow and outstanding recreational and cultural venues. While close to all of the activities, the Old Chatham Sheepherders Farm is a world away - quiet, bucolic, spectacular pastoral views, streams to wade and splash in, fox hunt horses flying by, sheep grazing- a true country paradise. And better yet it can be enjoyed by you and your friends/family in such a magnificent historic home with 3 guest cottages .


Manager info

About: Owner purchased the estate and ran a highly acclaimed Relais&Chateaux. Upon closing the inn, the owners used the property as a family compound and operated the Old Chatham Sheepherding Cheese and yogurt business for many years. Now retired from sheep raising and with children grown, the owners are downsizing and are offering the property both for rent and for sale.

Why Old Chatham:
This is a most inviting country estate. A place to get away from it all yet enjoy all of the cultural activities in Hudson and neighboring Berkshires. Raft and splash in the Kinderhook River on the property, follow with a game of tennis and enjoy lunch on the outdoor tented living area. Evenings can be filled with one theatre, musical, dance venue every night and dining option are plentiful

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  • back of house with terrace and garden

    back of house with terrace and garden



VRBO #457354

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