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Ham House - Fully Restored 5BR 1850's Mansion with 50 Ft Pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 10)

Ham House is an exquisite 1854 Italianate Victorian mansion in Tivoli, NY.

The house sits perched on a promontory facing the Catskills Mountains, perfect for enjoying the glorious and famous Hudson Valley sunsets.

Ham House has been painstakingly restored to its former glory and updated with all modern amenities that one may expect from a modern country home.

There are 10 fireplaces in total; 4 on the ground floor, 4 on the second floor and 2 in the basement.

Entering the house through the front door, you find yourself transported to a different time. From the main hallway that divides the house in a west and east wing, on the west one enters into the double parlor, which stretches the full length of the house. It flows over into the equally large and majestic porch, overlooking the adjacent Tivoli Bays State Park and the Catskill Mountains Range.

On the east side of the hallway is the large and fully equipped live-in kitchen, as well as the living room/TV room.

Up the stairs to the second floor you will find the Bridal Suite on the west side, which also stretches the full length of the house and boasts 2 fireplaces, an over-size bathroom with cast-stone bathtub, oversize walk-in shower and a commending view of the gardens and Catskills.

On the east side one will find the Master Bedroom suite with fireplace and bathroom.

Also on the second floor is a large mahogany library/office/reading room with fireplace.

Onto the third floor where one will find three spacious bedrooms with queen size beds and a shared bathroom featuring 2 sinks, cast-stone bathtub and large walk-in shower with views of the garden.

The basement houses a professional full catering kitchen with a dumbwaiter system to the kitchen on the ground floor, guaranteeing privacy and intimacy when entertaining quests.

Through the back entrance into the garden, one first enters the walled-in herb garden, where you will find a variety of edible herbs and fabulous fraise-de-bois strawberry’s.

Continuing on, you will enter the walking path to the pool, which is accentuated by an Allee of fragrant Verburnum and old slabs of bluestone.

Entering the pool gate, you will find oneself immersed in a green room: a stone wall surrounds the pool area and is accentuated by a wall of evergreen arborvitae. The pool is reminiscent of an Italian dipping pool, with a large stone coping harvested from local blue stone. The pool is heated to a comfortable temperature and is 50 feet long, plenty for a good workout.

Walk on and one will find the park like grounds with a manicured lawn and a stream from the upper to the lower Koi pond.

Onwards, one passes the raised vegetable garden where a variety of Heirloom tomatoes will assure many delicious meals.

You will then pass the A.J. Davis inspired board and batten cottage, which has been restored to a 2-bedroom home and is where the owners reside full-time.

Still onwards, you will find the orchard where a variety of fruit trees and shrubs are awaiting your pickings; peach, apple, apricot, plums, raspberry and blackberry in abundance.

Take a stroll (or a bike) into the nearby village for lunch or dinner at a variety of restaurants (American, Japanese, Mexican and vegetarian) and enjoy the leisurely pace of Tivoli life.

Back to the house again to enjoy a sunset cocktail on the porch and roll right into a goose down feather bed into neverland.

There are many activities in and around Tivoli: the famous Performance Arts Center at Bard College as well as the Summerscape Program with the Spiegeltent, Rhinebeck shopping, walking trails and parks, Olana, VanderBilt and Roosevelt Mansions and many other worthwhile escapes.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017


Tivoli Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Ham House - Fully Restored 5BR 1850's Mansion with 50 Ft Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Beyond Beautiful Property & Excellent Hosts

  • 5 of 5

I have actually stayed at this property twice , Both times my Family rented the entire place for Christmas (2012 & 2013, calendar would not allow those options).

Our host Michel (hope I spelled that correctly) was excellent, there when you need him & privacy when you don't.

The property is beautifully restored with large working fireplaces , antiques, and beautiful features throughout. Both times we had it decorated for the holiday, it was excellently done & made the whole experience so cosy and picturesque I felt like I was in a different time!

Although we didn't get to use the pool, it looks amazing as do the grounds, so I do hope to make it back in another season,

I would highly recommend this property for an amazing stay, I plan to stay again whenever possible,


  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Tivoli Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 4.0%

$750/nt - $6000/wk
High Season (April - October) $1250,- per night (3 night min) / $6750,- per week;
Low Season (November - March) $950,- per night (2 night min) / $5000,- per week;
Holiday Weeks (Christmas, etc) $1500,- per night (3 night min) / $8000,- per week;
Maximum occupancy 10 people.

50% non-refundable downpayment required. Payment in full 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.