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Blissful Beauty Near the Berkshires: 100+ Acres of Quiet in Hillsdale, NY

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The Hillsdale Vacation Home: Blissful beauty on 100+ wooded acres.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-90 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Modern house in the country, 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 baths, sleeps 6 in beds.

3-night minimum rental. No pets.

At the Hillsdale Vacation Home, enjoy the blissful quiet and beauty of Hillsdale, New York (Columbia County, NY), bordering Massachusetts and the Berkshires.

Situated on 100+ wooded acres, this furnished home is secluded, but minutes from the town of Hillsdale and just 30 minutes from the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment of Great Barrington, Mass. and the Berkshires.

The view from the Hillsdale Vacation Home: 360-degrees of trees and not another house in sight.

It's country living with quick access to skiing at Catamount (in Hillsdale) and Butternut (Gt. Barrington) and all the recreational and cultural activities of Columbia County and the Berkshires. (You won't want to miss the Catamount Aerial Adventure Park ropes park, Hillsdale's newest attraction.)

Walk to White Oak Farm's farm stand for fresh jams and BBQ sauce and walk to the famous Book Barn on Rodman Road.

6 miles to Hillsdale 'downtown,' where you'll find a grocery store, great restaurants, a new ice cream/coffee shop, a gourmet cheese shop, and other shops.

5 miles to the new Roeliff Jansen Community Library, where you can find books, art exhibits, special events, and hot coffee!

14 miles to the shopping, restaurants, coffee houses, theaters, and museums of Gt. Barrington.

15 miles to the restaurants, movies, shops, and grocery stores of Chatham, New York.

20 miles to shopping, dining, and movies in Hudson.

21 miles to the symphony at Tanglewood.

19 miles to Lake Taghkanic State Park where -- depending on the season -- you can swim at a fantastic beach, launch and rent boats, snowmobile, ice skate, and more.

New York City residents: it's just 120 miles north -- a 2.5 hour drive -- to country living.

Boston residents: it's just a 3 hour drive west on the Mass Pike.

Thank you for your interest in renting our home. We usually have seasonal guests in the "high seasons," which are summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) and ski season (early December through April). Spring and Fall are popular for shorter term guests.

CONTACT US FOR LONGER TERM SEASONAL DISCOUNT RATES.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/17/2016

Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old minimum....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our kids have enjoyed biking, exploring, bug-hunting, fort-building, and other outdoor activities. Some games and toys available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Definitely NO SMOKING....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2 (2nd floor): 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 (2nd floor): 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom (1st floor): 1 king

    Memory foam king bed, attached master bathroom...moreless

  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Downstairs den/library with sofabed sleeps 2...moreless

  • MASTER BEDROOM (downstairs): One king size bed 73' long, 75' wide (yes it's oriented sideways), with reversable memory foam/traditional 4' mattress topper; UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS: Two small bedrooms each with two Single Beds; DOWNSTAIRS DEN: Sofa bed (approx. Queen size) in downstairs den/library....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • DOWNSTAIRS HALL BATHROOM: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Full function guest bathroom serves den and main living area...moreless

  • UPSTAIRS Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Serves two upstairs bedrooms. Shower, no tub....moreless

  • MASTER Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Attached to master bedroom, no tub....moreless

  • The house has three separate bathrooms. Two of them have showers but no bathtubs. (VRBO considers these full baths. In some regions, these would be considered 3/4 bathrooms.)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • On 100+ wooded acres with panoramic woodland view and absolute quiet. No other homes, structures, or roads visible from the house. Close to all the attractions of the Berkshires, Tanglewood, Great Barrington (Mass.), Columbia County (New York), and about 2.5 hours from New York City. 30 minute drive to Wassaic train station. Minutes from the Catamount Ski Resort and Catamount Aerial Adventure (ropes climbing) Park, and about 30 minutes from Butternut Ski Area. About 30 minutes to the beach and boat rentals at Lake Taghkanic State Park....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Library shelves stocked with older books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Over-the-air digital TV with several local stations...moreless

  • Toys:

    Small collection of vintage toys for smaller children....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Rolling mountains of the Taconics in the distance. Mostly tree-lined panoramic view. No other homes, structures, or roads in view. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Situated on 100+ wooded acres. The road is not visible from the house, yet it's a quick drive to the hamlet of Hillsdale....moreless

  • Village:

    Only about 5 miles from the village of Hillsdale, which has a grocery ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room connected to kitchen with sliding door out to deck and barbecuing area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Floor-standing unit in one upstairs bedroom only. Will cool both bedrooms if bedroom doors are left open....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    DSL Internet provided via wireless connection. Suitable for email, light Web browsing. (Because of rural location, we cannot guarantee availability)....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New energy-efficient dryer in laundry room. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Space for 2 cars. Third bay reserved for caretaker/maintenance vehicles....moreless

  • Heating:

    Central furnace for downstairs, electric radiant heat upstairs...moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL provided via wifi. Suitable for email, Web browsing. Also supports smart TV with streaming (medium definition). (Because of rural location, we cannot guarantee Internet availablity)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, towels, etc. provided. Please do not remove towels from property....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, desk, chairs, TV and stereo with CD player...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large driveway, plus space in garage for two vehicles. Third bay reserved for caretaker access, maintenance vehicles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    This house is situated on a single-lane country road, and driveway is long and winding. Plenty of parking, but a larger camper/RV-type vehicle might not be able to get to it. Access not guaranteed....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for emergencies only. Guest will be responsible for cost of any phone calls made. (Even local calls have a charge.)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Sheets, towels, etc. provided. Please do not remove towels from property....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New energy-efficient washer in laundry room. Note that it requires "HE" (High Efficiency) detergent (provided)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    DSL Internet suitable for email, light Web browsing. (Computers not provided)...moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard drip coffee maker. Coffee and cream, etc. not included....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with attached dining room...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Countertop microwave oven....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We've accumulate some non-perishable pantry items such as assorted teas and spices. Availability is not guaranteed, but you never know what you might find....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck adjoins the dining room, with panoramic woodland view, includes patio table, sun umbrella, and chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    House surrounded by large lawn and rock gardens, all situated on 100+ private and wooded acres...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane gas barbecue grill on deck. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ski Season 2016-2017
Dec 2 - Apr 10, 2017
90 night min stay

$3,990
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2017
60 night min stay

$3,499
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$199
$1,226 $4,478
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

ADD'L TERMS: Your reservation is not accepted until we receive payment per the terms.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

59 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Copake Country Club
19 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station - Hudson
4.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Taconic State Parkway
3.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hilldale House and Four Brothers
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Catamount Ski Resort
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Taghkanic State Park

Car: Necessary

6 miles to Catamount Ski Resort and Aerial Adventure Park

16 miles to Butternut Ski Resort

Bike the Rail Trail (bike rentals available at Bash Bish Bicycle)

Hike to Bash Bish Falls

Swim the Ore Bed

Enjoy farm-stand produce (in season)

Browse the famous Book Barn on Pumpkin Hill Rd.

19 miles to Lake Taghkanic State Park where -- depending on the season -- you can swim at a fantastic beach, launch and rent boats, snowmobile, ice skate, and more.

Check out the Catamount Aerial Adventure Park (ropes course) at the Catamount ski area.

14 miles to the shopping, restaurants, coffee houses, theaters, and museums of Great Barrington.

20 miles to shopping, dining, and movies in Hudson.

21 miles to the symphony at Tanglewood.

5 miles to the new Roeliff Jansen Community Library, where you can find books, art exhibits, special events, and hot coffee!

NYC residents: it's just 120 miles north -- a 2.5 hour drive -- to country living.

Boston residents: it's just a 3 hour drive west on the Mass Pike.

 

Owner info

About the owner: 'My father bought the land and a rustic farm house in 1949. I grew up in that old house in the late '60s, and after I left home in 1984 my parents sold it along with a portion of the land. They kept the larger tract and built a new modern home down the road. As my father was a craftsman and furniture maker, he designed the home and did much of the interior work, which included custom cabinets and doors. The house has a modernist appeal, with clean and simple, but elegant design. Many '70s and '80s homes suffered through the shag carpet era of lime greens and ornate golds. This house avoided that unfortunate trend using natural wood finishes and neutral-colored ceramic tiles. Today the house retains its original modern character. By offering it for vacation rentals, we can keep the property in the family for our two boys.' -- Audrey

Why the Owner Chose Hillsdale, NY, USA:
Renting this property to vacationers enables us to keep it for our children. They're 15 and 17 years old now, and someday they may want to spend time 'in the country.' Stay with us if you're looking for quiet weekends in the country, for long walks in the woods, dining and shopping in Great Barrington and Hudson, proximity to Tanglewood, or Catamount (skiing and ropes climbing) or Butternut Ski Resort. The main attraction is quiet. The house is on 100+ wooded acres. The road is not visible from the house. It's secluded, but still only about 10 minutes from town.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Peace and quiet on 100+ acres of woodland. And when we want fine dining, it's a short drive. Dinner and a movie... we head to Great Barrington, Chatham, or Hudson. Fine wines... we head into Hillsdale to the gourmet wine shop. I should also mention the people. In this rural community everyone knows everyone (and if you're new, it's not a problem). Just walk down the road, and you'll notice that everyone who drives by will greet you. Walk down the road to the famous Book Barn. Walk a little more and you can stop at the White Oak Farm stand where you can pick up some jam, BBQ sauce, or seasonal produce. You'll also get to see quite a bit of wildlife: deer, groundhogs, wild turkeys, other birds including Blue Heron (if you're lucky), frogs, squirrels, chipmunks, and domestic farm animals, including the 'hairy cows.'


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/17/2016

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  • The Hillsdale Vacation Home: Blissful beauty on 100+ wooded acres.

    The Hillsdale Vacation Home: Blissful beauty on 100+ wooded acres.

  • Hillsdale vacation rental kitchen and dining room

    Hillsdale vacation rental kitchen and dining room

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home: View of library/den.

    Hillsdale Vacation Home: View of library/den.

  • View of the deck and the side yard and tree line

    View of the deck and the side yard and tree line

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Autumn view from the deck.

    Hillsdale Vacation Home: Autumn view from the deck.

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Backyard autumn view

    Hillsdale Vacation Home: Backyard autumn view

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home: A visitor from the forest

    Hillsdale Vacation Home: A visitor from the forest

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Skiing at nearby Catamount (Butternut is also close by)

    Hillsdale Vacation Home: Skiing at nearby Catamount (Butternut is also close by)

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home living room view. This sofa folds flat for sleeping.

    Hillsdale Vacation Home living room view. This sofa folds flat for sleeping.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • A corner of the kitchen

    A corner of the kitchen

  • Dining area with plenty of seating

    Dining area with plenty of seating

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home. Quiet seclusion on 100+ wooded acres, not far from fun.

    Hillsdale Vacation Home. Quiet seclusion on 100+ wooded acres, not far from fun.

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Ground floor master bedroom with king memory foam bed.

    Hillsdale Vacation Home: Ground floor master bedroom with king memory foam bed.

  • View from living room toward dining room (right)

    View from living room toward dining room (right)

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Not another house visible from this property

    Hillsdale Vacation Home: Not another house visible from this property

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home: View of the rock garden next to the driveway.

    Hillsdale Vacation Home: View of the rock garden next to the driveway.

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Driveway view, looking away from the house

    Hillsdale Vacation Home: Driveway view, looking away from the house

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home: Nearby Catamount Aerial Adventure Park. We LOVE it.

    Hillsdale Vacation Home: Nearby Catamount Aerial Adventure Park. We LOVE it.

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home kitchen view.

    Hillsdale Vacation Home kitchen view.

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home upstairs bedroom with two twin beds.

    Hillsdale Vacation Home upstairs bedroom with two twin beds.

  • Nothing but trees out the window

    Nothing but trees out the window

  • A view into the living room.

    A view into the living room.

  • Hillsdale Vacation Home on 148 wooded acres

    Hillsdale Vacation Home on 148 wooded acres

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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