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Total Privacy & Killer Panoramic Views of the Berkshire Mts

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

When you follow the secluded tree-lined driveway and see this charming country home nestled into 60 acres of expansive open views of the surrounding dairy and horse farms and panoramic views of the Catskills and Berkshire Mountains, you’ll know you’ve come to the right place. Smell the fresh mountain air, feel the cool breezes blowing through the trees, listen to the soft chirping of the birds passing overhead, or the occasional crowing of a rooster from one of the many nearby farms.

The house, originally built as a hunting cabin in the 1960’s, has been expanded and modernized for full year round comfort. A fully equipped open kitchen looks to a cathedral ceilinged living-area with French doors that lead out to a private enclosed porch.

Located just a 1/4 mile from the quaint village of Ancramdale, is where you’ll find The Farmer’s Wife’s Market & Catering Co., The Grainery, serving ice cream and yogurt from the local dairy, Ronnybrook Farms, and a post office. If a bigger town with a large supermarket is what you’re after, take a scenic 10-minute drive to Millerton by travelling east on Route 8.

Millerton, bordering on CT, has a movie theatre that offers both Indie and feature films and houses a café and gallery on the second floor. Explore the many antique stores, restaurants, and a great book store called Oblong Books that has a full floor dedicated to children’s books and games. There is a biking and hiking trail that begins at the old RR depot and winds south through 10 miles of lush paved trails to the town of Amenia.

Copake Lake is only a 10 minute drive north up Route 3 where you can motor boat, water ski, fish, or jet ski. If you take Route 22 north and fork east onto Route 344 you’ll be headed toward the Taconic Park and now a great swimming hole, which was once a quarry. This is a great place for families to cool off or soak up the sun. From here Bash Bish Falls is just a short drive or bike ride away. You can either walk down to an observation area where you can sit on the rocks and enjoy the falls. Or for the more athletic, park at the bottom of the falls and either hike up the path 3/4 mile or climb along the rocks and through the dozens of water pools to where the falls begin.

If you were to continue your drive north on Route 22, and then make a right and head east on Route 23, you will come to the town of Hillsdale. You’ll find continuous antique shops and restaurants along the way. Next, you'll see Catamount Ski Area and a well known 4 star restaurant called The Suisse Hutte. Catamount offers downhill skiing both day and night.

The next stop, and only another few miles further, is the turn-of-the-century New England town of Great Barrington, MA. This town is loaded with boutiques and eateries to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. Continuing through to the end of town and a little further northeast brings you to yet another great ski resort called Butternut Mt. Butternut offers dozens of beautifully groomed slopes, 2 lodges and a snow tubing park.

Open year round, Taghanic Lake and State Park, is just a few miles west of the house. This park has acres and acres of beaches, ballfields, and picnic areas with outdoor barbeque grills. Lifeguards are on duty all summer long in designated swimming zones. Pedal boats and row boats can be rented by the hour. Or if you prefer, bring your own kayack, canoe or windsurf board.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and over...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    two steps up from outside of house to inside of house through front door and 1 step up from back door into house. Only 1 step up inside house to bedrooms ....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    but preferred outdoors...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) Sofa bed in living room converts to a king size bed, Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Additional single roll away bed in MB closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) king size fold out bed in sofa in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Convection oven, breakfast nook, outdoor deck with umbrella's to sit and take in the view, ceiling fans in every room, wooden floors throughout, additonial heating units in each bathroom, cathedral ceiling in living room w/a real wood burning fireplace. Screened in porch with furniture and view. Incredibly private!...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV basic family tier level service available ( upgrades available upon request)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Plasma screen TV in Living room. 2 small tvs for plug and play VHS tapes or DVD player...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Librabry of videos in MB, lots of movies for children and plenty of old movies for adults...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Bicycles ( 2 singles , 1 tandem)...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    May be difficult depending on your mobile carrier...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of places to park cars, boat, trailer...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) local unlimited calling. Calling card for long distance calls provided but limited by amount left on card...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    plenty of wood, burn a fire as long as you want. you pull the handle towards you to open the flue...moreless


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Great kitchen, fully equipped with convection oven...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    table with umbrella on deck seats 4-5 screened in porch through french doors off living room seats 4- 5...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.5
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$325 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,585 $3,990
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • linens, cleaning, trash $125
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


Internet, WiFi and Direct TV are provided, however, weather related service problems will not warrant a rent reduction or refund.

Minimum deposit of $250 required upon signing of lease.

This amount will vary depending on length of stay and the number of people and pets. This is a security deposit and will be returned within a 14 days of your departure.

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Ancramdale:
Located 1 1/2 hrs ( 90 miles) from NYC. Great local atmosphere. Amazing views. 60 acres

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home offers total privacy, fresh mountain air and water(artesian well), tranquility, and magnificent views.

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  • Enjoy the view!!!!!

    Enjoy the view!!!!!

  • front deck

    front deck

  • summertime


  • view from the enclosed porch

    view from the enclosed porch

  • french doors open onto a screened porch

    french doors open onto a screened porch

  • the open kitchen faces the living room, with a counter that seats up to six

    the open kitchen faces the living room, with a counter that seats up to six

  • second bedroom

    second bedroom

  • view on a winter day

    view on a winter day

  • winter view 2

    winter view 2

  • tranquility


  • Summerhouse


  • modest on the outside,all the comforts of home on the taken June'12

    modest on the outside,all the comforts of home on the taken June'12

  • enjoy a movie or read a book by the fireplace

    enjoy a movie or read a book by the fireplace

  • relax in the master bedroom with it's own private bathroom

    relax in the master bedroom with it's own private bathroom

  • third  bedroom

    third bedroom

  • winter dusk

    winter dusk

  • eastern view

    eastern view

  • Summer time view from the porch

    Summer time view from the porch

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Date last modified - Monday, June 01, 2015

$325 - $350 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Total Privacy & Killer Panoramic Views of the Berkshire Mts

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