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Restored 1780 Cottage Nestled in the Pastures of Kinderhook Farm

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ghent cottage description

The Farm Cottage is a restored 18c farm house nestled in the outlying pastures of Kinderhook Farm. Enjoy a private retreat surrounded by our grazing cattle and sheep, wild turkeys, foxes, Red Tailed Hawks, Barn Owls and an occasional Bald Eagle.

Our kitchen is fully equipped to rustle up a delicious farm meal. We stock a variety of dried herbs and spices. In the warm months an outdoor herb garden is at hand and a barbecue is ready for grilling up some grass fed beef.

During the colder months, enjoy a meal by the fire with unobstructed field views through french doors. Either season our sunsets are spectacular displays of violets, pinks, golds, and soft greens.

The hub of Kinderhook Farm is in walkable distance and you'll be welcome to join the team when practical... collecting eggs, bottle feeding delicate baby lambs, herding flocks of sheep, checking out cattle, and milking Lucy, the cow. Please check out our website - - for information and daily photos of our sustainable working farm.

If you're traveling with young children we can provide you with a portable crib and linens, highchair, baby pool, kiddie bike and jogging stroller. We've also stocked up on board games and books for young and old. You'll find croquet, badminton and horseshoes available. Local tennis courts abound and there exists a secret swimming hole on the farm only available for FarmStayers and Cottagers.

Those who have experienced Kinderhook FarmStay know the unique excitement and beauty of living on the farm. The Farm Cottage is in response to those who have been interested in an extended opportunity - a stay that's available all year round.

In the fall, Columbia County is a painter's palette of color. Crisp weather is perfect for hiking, shopping and dining in Hudson or the Berkshires. Winter is beautiful, often snowy - and nothing better than having breakfast next to a cozy wood fire with a view of rolling pastures. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing is outside your door. Spring is seductive as flowers and trees emerge in soft yellow greens and lambing goes full tilt at the farm. Early summer is the beginning of the busiest time at the farm and in the Hudson Valley and things don't slow down until mid December.

The entire cottage is light filled. The first floor consists of a small entry way, living room, small sitting room/bedroom, bathroom, a kitchen/dining area with wood burning fireplace, and pantry/laundry room, Both the living room and kitchen have french doors leading out to a wrap around bluestone patio.

The master bedroom is upstairs as well as a bedroom with twin beds. There's plenty of storage.

Air conditioning and heat are included as is WiFi and cable television.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Large bathroom on first floor with shower.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full kitchen and pantry including washer/dryer with working fireplace and fabulous pasture views. French doors lead out to large bluestone patio dining area and barbecue....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes, stemware and flatware, bowls, serving trays, tablecloths included. Cooking, roasting and baking equipment provided including blender and cocktail shaker. ...moreless

          • Dining:

            The kitchen is large and the dining table is central and next to the fireplace. There is dining al fresco on the patio ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Pantry is stocked with popular herbs and spices, sugar, oil/vinegar and our farm eggs. Cookbooks are on hand as well....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            coffee maker and grinder included....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Garage:

            There is a large storage room attached to the cottage to store bikes and extras....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Outdoor Fire Pit...moreless

          • Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board


          • Games:

            Games and puzzles for children and adults are stacked in the living room cabinet. Outdoor games, such as badminton, croquet, horse shoes, tennis racquets, etc are in attached storage room....moreless

          • Toys:

            A box of toddler toys including a stroller, baby pool and bike are available....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable


              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    There is a secret swimming hole on the farm which is open only to our Kinderhook Farm family, FarmStayers and Farm Cottage guests....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    French doors from the living room and kitchen lead out to a large bluestone patio which surrounds the entire back of the cottage... overlooking acres of farm pasture. ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Meadowgreens Golf Course, Ghent Ghent Driving Range, Ghent Winding Brook Country Club, Valatie Farmer's Range, Valatie Copake Country Club, Copake...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    There are many public courts within 10 to 15 minutes from cottage. There's a pro and private court available within 5 minutes....moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Catamount And Jiminy Peak are favorites. Lots of cross country skiing locally....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    A kitchen herb garden is conveniently located....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Kayak / Canoe


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sledding
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hiking


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Aug 30 - May 22, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,600 $5,000
                  Columbus Day Package
                  Oct 10 - Oct 13, 2014
                  4 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  Christmas Week
                  Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  New Years Package
                  Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2015
                  8 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  Memorial Day Package
                  May 22 - May 25, 2015
                  4 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  May 26 - Sep 5, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,600 $5,000

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,600 $5,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: Renee and Steve are owners of Kinderhook Farm. Renee is an artist who shows at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY and is a tennis enthusiast. Steve manages money, the farm, and loves aviation, sailing, motorcycles and tractors. They share 5 children and one grandchild.

                  Why the Owner Chose Ghent:
                  Renee redid this old cottage shortly before their main house up the road went through a major renovation which lasted two years. Both Steve and Renee loved their time in the cottage where they often entertained lots of family and friends yet on cold winter mornings looked forward to coffee and breakfast sitting next to the kitchen fire. The cottage was rented for several years and then accommodated extra weekend guests. Renee decided to rent the cottage on a weekly basis when requests for Kinderhook FarmStay indicated that a lot of people might enjoy a farm stay year round and that the cottage could include more people in the farm experience.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Kinderhook Farm Cottage is an opportunity to experience life at Kinderhook Farm all year long as well as an opportunity to enjoy the vast number of attractions offered by Columbia County - the galleries, restaurants, shops, farmers markets, music and theater venues as well as a plethora of outdoor activities such as kayaking, skiing, tennis, birdwatching or just relaxing in a hammock under the radar.

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, February 15, 2014

                  $229 - $300 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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