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This 3 Bedroom 2.5 bathroom recently constructed home sits on 40 wooded, secluded acres in Austerlitz, Columbia County, just 4 miles from the Massachusetts border. It offers stunning views of the Catskills, peace and quite and plenty of nature to watch from the back porch. Chatham, NY is 15 minutes away, and includes a full grocery store. Great Barrington, MA and Hudson, NY (with an Amtrak station), with ample shopping and dining, are both about a 25-mintue drive. The house is close to all kinds of outdoor activities, antiquing, cultural venues, and only 12 miles from the Catamount Ski Area, 20 Miles from Butternut, 28 from Jiminy Peak.
A way to truly get away from it all but still have great access to all Columbia County has to offer. • Fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher • Full washer and dryer in half bath downstairs • Master bedroom downstairs with king bed, flat screen tv and large bathroom and garden tub • Two bedrooms upstairs, one with bunk beds and the other with a king bed • Full bathroom upstairs • Office upstairs, unlimited domestic calling included • A queen air mattress, twin air mattress, blow up toddler bed, and pack n play can be used to sleep more people • Large TV, with DVD player basic channels provided • Wireless internet provided by satellite • Wood burning fireplace, with wood provided • All linens and towels included • Many upscale dining options available throughout Columbia County and the Berkshires
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President's Day week fee is $2000, full week required. All rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: I live in NYC and built a weekend house in Austerlitz, NY after falling in love with the area in 2006. I love the City, but crave a simpler country life to charge my batteries from time to time. I had 40 virgin acres on a ridge line and had to figure out how to get infrastructure put in place before I could start construction. I finally got the house built in 2012, after owning the land for six years. It has truly been a labor of love and I hope to share its beauty with others.
Why the Owner Chose Austerlitz: The house is perched atop a hill in the middle of the woods all by itself. The rolling hills and views of the Catskill Mountains to the West and Berkshire Mountains to the East are breath taking. The locally produced foods are amazing. There are blueberry festivals, county fairs, chili cook offs, live performances and other local events every weekend in the summer, great hiking close and skiing all winter.
It's also very easy to have guests meet you as the Albany airport and Hudson train station are both close.
Local towns offer rustic to sophisticated dining options, but staying home and cooking in the big kitchen or outdoor grill is sometimes hard to beat.
The Unique Benefits at this House: You can watch the sun rise and sunsets bath the Catskills in a pink light from the back deck with a coffee or wine in hand and not have to see another person for days (if you don't want to). Wild turkey, deer, fox and other wild life stroll by the house daily. It's so quiet, you'll only hear the wind, nature and the occasional passing plane.