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Enjoy the view!!!!! Summerhouse front deck modest on the outside,all the comforts of home on the inside.photo taken June'12 summertime enjoy a movie or read a book by the fireplace view from the enclosed porch french doors open onto a screened porch Centerhall the open kitchen faces the living room, with a counter that seats up to six relax in the master bedroom with it's own private bathroom second bedroom third  bedroom view on a winter day winter dusk winter view 2 eastern view tranquility Summer time view from the porch

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ancram house 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.

Keywords: House, cabin, retreat, cottage, get away

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • 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

          • Smoking Allowed:

            but preferred outdoors...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 and over...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Nude Beach

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

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Catering Available:

            Farmer's Wife in Ancramdale...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Very complete...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

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

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

          • Garage:

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

          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine

          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

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

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

              • Television:

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

              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Telephone:

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

              • Mobile Phone:

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

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Tennis
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fishing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Cycling
                  • Hunting
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sledding
                  • Shopping
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Golf
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Relaxing & Romantic

                    Relaxing & Romantic

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 07/02/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/07/13
                    Property is as-advertised, a cute 3 BR house with a nice screened in porch and outdoor porch. We rented for the month of July and enjoyed it. A good place for a couple to spend a weekend, either in summer or winter. We cooked out on the grill (there are two) almost every night. The yard is big and there is a nice view from the porch. The house is relaxing and quiet. The lack of air conditioning in the heat of the summer makes it a little uncomfortable, so if you're coming that time of year you may want to bring some box fans or possibly window units. Overall a great experience.

                    Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway.

                    Owner response: Every room has a ceiling fan and that typically keeps the house cool and comfortable all year round. This past July we had a tremendous heat wave with temperatures above 90 degrees. This is very unusual for this area, even during August, which tends to be the hotter month.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Great family time

                    Great family time

                    • Guest Viktor K.
                    • Date of stay 12/31/12
                    • Review Submitted 01/05/13
                    Our stay plan was quite simple: three families with four kids to celebrate New Year's eve, hit some ski slopes, do some hiking if possible, cook some bbq food, have fan. House was chosen due to proximity to NYC (we did Vermont and Lake Placid for New Year's eve in past but longer travel requires longer stay) and proximity to any ski resort (Catamount, Ski Butternut, Windhan, Hunter all within 30-60min drive). Weather was 100% with us. Before moving in we stopped at Bash Bish Falls (approx 8miles from house, 3/4 mile (one way) groomed trial along river to waterfall if move from parking in NY state :)). Frozen waterfalls as usually look amazing. we move in and before fireplace started kids were sleighing on the slop by house (approx 100 yrd slope that could be guessed from picture that shows view of Berkshires that opens from porch). Location is very private, driveway starts right off RT 82 and goes uphill - wish my T&C was 4WD, but got it up anyway. Walking across property in the morning deers looked more like routine than coincidence. Catamount ski area was 25 min drive and we enjoyed next two days on slops. Living room area was big and comfy enough to accommodate ten person and "groups by interests". Fireplace, good b-b-q stake, good company, snow and frost outdoor - what else could be wished for New Year eve?

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                  • Lots of positives, but...

                    Lots of positives, but...

                    • Guest Kate E.
                    • Date of stay 06/16/12
                    • Review Submitted 07/21/12
                    Starting with the positives: The photos of the property are accurate--if you're looking for luxury/fancy, you'll want to look elsewhere, but the house is well equipped and comfortable. We enjoyed the screened porch and found the kitchen to be well supplied. The house has gorgeous views of the mountains and has a nice private setting at the top of a hill. We appreciated the owner's willingness to accommodate our 3 dogs (though not the 'jokes' she made upon our arrival that 'maybe she should have charged more security,' and she 'hoped my checks weren't going to bounce'). The owner contacted me prior to our stay to tell me the oven wasn't working; I appreciated the heads-up, but explained this wasn't an issue as we didn't expect to do any major cooking while on vacation. She mentioned it apologetically numerous times subsequently, which was unnecessary. What *was* a problem, though, was that her Internet service wasn't hooked up--and she did not bother to mention this until I'd arrived and paid the week's rent. Since there is little or no mobile phone signal in the area to enable email or Web service, this was a major issue for us, and I continue to be perplexed re why she felt it wasn't worth mentioning this when WiFi was listed as an amenity of the rental. To add insult to injury, the owner assumed that we would hang around the house for 2 periods during our week-long rental to accommodate her oven repair and the Internet hook-up (the latter not until the last day we were there). My husband explained we didn't want to spend our very limited vacation time facilitating her property repairs, and she left it alone after that. At our request, the owner did provide a modest compensation (about 3% of the rental cost) for the lack of Internet access, but given that it cost us easily several frustrating hours to accomplish even the most basic email tasks to keep up with work responsibilities, we were not thrilled. In short: if a listed amenity is important for you, I recommend that you confirm that it will actually be available when you rent the property. If you come during the hotter part of the summer, you'll want to bring extra fans. Lastly, while the property is described as being on 60 acres, only a small part of the land is cleared and there are no hiking/walking paths in the surrounding woods. There is a lot of poison ivy on/around the property, so if you do bring dogs you'll want to keep them on leash.

                    Owner response: I believe this guest's problem was with me and not necessarily my home. While she is correct that I was unable to provide her with Internet service during her entire stay, and it is stated "as available" on the website, I was unable to get it hooked up in time for her visit. She booked only 4 days prior to her arrival and never once asked about the Internet. I was busy with trying to get the oven fixed that I wasn't even aware that the Internet wasn't working. I begged my IP Co. to get there sooner but, had to settle with the next available appt. She texted me incessantly after I left and for the next several days letting me know she wasn't happy about the situation and expected money back for the inconvenience. I told her she should feel free to leave and that I would refund her the rest of her money. Her husband said that they were managing fine without the Internet and were able to get online every time they went out. I asked him if he wanted to be there on Tues afternoon so the oven could be fixed and he said no. My concern was that they might have wanted to cook, as I've found most of my guests enjoy cooking in my home and that it's a big part of why they rent a home over a hotel or motel. The kitchen is fully equipped with just about everything one would need. There is plenty of cleared land, approx 8 acres, most of it in front. While I continue to pull out the poison ivy, I don't use pesticides, and it continues to grow back in my absence, I will try and be more diligent regarding that. I maintain my home and land to the very best of my ability and judging from my past reviews, I think I'm doing a pretty good job. I think this guest would have been happier at a fancy pet friendly Kimpton property with room service. As for the comment regarding her dog...I might have mumbled something after the first of her 3 dogs bounded out of the car, at 90 lbs with a jaw the size of a bear trap but, it just sort of slipped out. It wasn't intended as an insult but more as a joke. She obviously didn't see the humor in it. My mom always said "You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time but, you can't please all of the people all of the time."

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                  • spectacular mountain getaway

                    spectacular mountain getaway

                    • Guest John (Long Island, New York)
                    • Date of stay 06/30/12
                    • Review Submitted 07/19/12
                    We absolutely loved staying at this house. It was beautiful, comfortable, and accommodating. The house had everything needed for a relaxing stay and quiet secluded nights. The surrounding area had tons of activities and hikes to explore from the nearby falls to horseback riding just 5 minutes away. Don't expect to see any neighbors on your stay because this is a truly private place with an outstanding view that will make drinking your morning coffee a transcendental experience. Thanks Lorrie for everything. We sincerely hope to be back soon.

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                  • Highly recommend!

                    Highly recommend!

                    • Guest steve (Lincroft, NJ)
                    • Date of stay 05/24/12
                    • Review Submitted 05/30/12
                    Had a great time and no disappointments. Everything was as promised.

                    Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing.

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                  • cozy new year's

                    cozy new year's

                    • Guest Katie H.
                    • Date of stay 12/31/11
                    • Review Submitted 01/03/12
                    My group of 6 friends enjoyed the house for a cozy New Year's Eve weekend getaway from NYC. The views from the house are beautiful and you feel truly secluded from the town surrounded only by nature. The house was clean and comfortable. The living room was a great size for the group to relax by the fire and play games in the evening. We enjoyed hiking through the woods surrounding the house. We also took a 15 minute drive out to Bash Bish Falls for a hike up the mountain in Taconic State Park to check out the water falls. The owner of the house was kind and communicative. We had a great experience.

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                  • A perfect retreat with gorgeous views!

                    A perfect retreat with gorgeous views!

                    • Guest Juluscha (New York)
                    • Date of stay 07/15/11
                    • Review Submitted 10/31/11
                    We rented this house for July through September and loved every second of it. The pictures give a very good impression of the interior, which exudes warmth and coziness. It is a much loved and cared for space, everything worked perfectly and was spotless. The entire property is carefully maintained and gorgeous. Lorrie Snyder couldn't be more helpful and responsive, she is the perfect and a very generous landlady. What we loved most was that the cabin is located on top of a hill and has a beautiful view over the valley. It also has a porch where he had delicious meals watching the sunset. Our two toddler kids roamed the hill and were in heaven. You are completely secluded but not too far from the road. The house itself is a much cared for space with a great, wonderfully equipped kitchen and a cozy eating area. The living room is very homey, there is a fire place and a screened in porch (a big benefit during this summer with all the mosquitoes). All three bedrooms are great (the one in the rear of the house could eventually use a new mattress, but our toddlers didn't mind and slept soundly), the bath rooms are perfect. The house offers wireless internet as well. We couldn't recommend it more and will make sure to be back soon.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                  • Breathtaking views!

                    Breathtaking views!

                    • Guest Heather S.
                    • Date of stay 10/14/11
                    • Review Submitted 10/31/11
                    8 crafty friends rented this place the weekend of the NY Sheep and Wool Festival and it was perfect! A cozy place nestled against the tree line with a spectacular view! The screened porch was by far our favorite spot for the weekend - it allowed nonstop chances to bask in the glorious canopy of autumn leaves. This was a great house for truly getting away from it all!

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                  • Amazing Space

                    Amazing Space

                    • Guest SueB (Long Island, NY)
                    • Date of stay 01/09/11
                    • Review Submitted 01/12/11
                    As close to perfection as one could ask for. The views alone are fabulous. The stay was energizing and revitalizing. Hiking, skiing, reading, and napping made for a perfect vacations. Comfortable, cozy house, had everything we needed. Owner's hospitality and generosity was evident throughout the place. I highly recommend it for a vacation stay.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                  • Charming Cabin

                    Charming Cabin

                    • Guest Justin (New York, NY)
                    • Date of stay 12/30/10
                    • Review Submitted 01/07/11
                    We had a fantastic stay at this cozy home. The house is well appointed, well decorated, and very comfortable. We came across no evidence of mice or mold, and found the house to be very clean. We arrived just after the blizzard and the owner went out of her way to make sure the driveway was plowed for us. We had no problems driving up to the house. And the views are breathtaking! Everyone had a great time cooking, sledding, and relaxing by the fire. We were discussing a summer visit before the weekend was over.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                  2 night min stay
                  $325 $325
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                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  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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                  Owner info

                  Why the Owner Chose Ancram:
                  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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                  Photos

                  • Enjoy the view!!!!!

                    Enjoy the view!!!!!

                  • front deck

                    front deck

                  • summertime

                    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

                  • Centerhall

                    Centerhall

                  • 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

                  • Summerhouse

                    Summerhouse

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

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

                  • enjoy a movie or read a book by the fireplace

                    enjoy a movie or read a book by the fireplace

                  • 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

                    tranquility

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, January 12, 2014

                  $325 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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