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Full Summer Rental Available Beautiful Family Farm in the Heart of Hunt Country

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms + Office, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Idle Hour Farm is located in the heart of Hunt Country, Dutchess County NY. It is a peaceful place among rolling hills, horse farms and dairy farms. It is conveniently located 1 1/2 hours from NYC, 1 hour from the Catskill Mountains, 4 hours from the Adirondack Mountains.

It is situated on 16 acres of open views, a four stall horse barn (bring your own horses if you'd like) a lovely swimming pond and babbling brook. The house is an antique farm house, beautifully decorated and amply equipped. The kitchen is a chef's kitchen, the home is excellent for entertaining both outside and in. With five bedrooms an extended family getaway can be enjoyed.

Idle Hour Farm is NOT just a Summer retreat, it is a winter wonderland. The pond is crystal clear for ice skating during the day or by night lit up by a huge bonfire. The house has 4 working fireplaces to make your stay cozy and romantic. For a winter getaway weekend or longer, come take in the frosty views and enjoy some outdoor winter fun!

Come breath the fresh air and enjoy life in the country.

Keywords: Farm Property


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.1
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 3 - May 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer Season
May 16 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$3,500 $5,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Tax Rate 6%


A refundable deposit of $750 is required, it will be returned provided the farm is undamaged. A rental agreement must be read and signed by guest.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I am a mother with two children who likes to travel.

Why the Owner Chose Millbrook, NY, USA:
Dutchess County NY is a beautiful part of the country. Idle Hour Farm is located in the heart of Hunt Country amongst rolling farm lands and dairy farms. It is calm and peaceful but with loads of events and activities if one wishes to participate. It is in close proximity to the Catskill Mountains (1 hour) and the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga Springs and NYC.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Idle Hour Farm is peaceful, lots of room to relax inside and out. Idle Hour Farm sits on 16 open acres with a 4 stall horse barn (bring your own or use mine), paddocks, swimming pond and hiking trails. The wildlife is varied and plentiful and the variety of birds is extensive. The kitchen is appointed with top of the line appliances and there is ample room for indoor/outdoor BBQ'S. Upstairs an outfitted bar area for entertaining next to the outdoor deck overlooking the 16 acres of beautiful landscape. There are fireplaces in most all rooms. This is a child's paradise.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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