Blissful 1848 Farmhouse, Vegetable Garden, Swim Pond, Screen Porch(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-13)
The house is on a back road used by only a few cars each day. It has four bedrooms, two with queen-sized beds and two with up to three twin beds each, four bathrooms with showers, one large soaking tub, and a queen sleeper sofa in front of the fireplace. There is wi-fi throughout, and a television set for watching DVDs in the downstairs bedroom. The kitchen includes a restaurant-quality Vulcan stove, Subzero refrigerator, dishwasher, two sinks, and all standard cooking implements including coffee maker, Breville toaster oven, Cuisinart and ice cream maker. In addition to the large table in the dining room which seats up to 12 people, there are dining tables on the screen porch, the upstairs deck, and the pond's diving dock, and a large picnic table outside the kitchen. There is a large-capacity washer and dryer in the basement.
Within easy walking distance of Another Fork in the Road, one of the best diners in the Hudson River Valley, the house is convenient by car to the villages of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, the Rhinebeck County Fairgrounds, Montgomery Place, Poet's Walk, Clermont, the Bard College campus with its summer arts festival at the Fisher Center and its world class Hessel Art Museum, Innisfree Gardens, blueberry picking at Greig Farm, cherry and pumpkin-picking at Rose Hill Farm, the antique stores of Hudson, the Millbrook wineries, and much, much more.
For hiking and mountain biking, try nearby Ferncliff Forest, where there's a superb view of the entire Hudson River Valley from the lookout tower. Or, for a more rigorous climb which also ends with a lookout tower, there is Stissing Mountain. For easier cycling, great for beginning bikers, there's the idyllic Harlem Valley Rail Trail in nearby Millerton.
Keywords: farmhouse, swim pond, vegetable garden
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Member since: 2010
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Private swim pond with diving dock (good for ice skating under the right winter conditions}, stocked with bass and sunnies for fishing, canoe, floating dock private playground with swings, slides and football lawn, extensive flower beds, badminton set and lawn, and, in summer/fall, a bountiful organic garden. ...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa
- Jetted Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 1 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 2 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We live and work in New York City where our children go to school; we purchased the house in the country when they were very young as a place for them to run and play. It has been a cherished refuge for the last decade. We love to read, play games, and cook and the house furnishes lots of opportunity for all three activities. We've had many large family reunions there and it is an ideal spot for a family gathering or for a large group of friends to get together.
Why the Owner Chose Red Hook, NY, USA:
The Hudson River Valley is one of the most beautiful spots on earth -- it rivals such famed locales as Tuscany and California's Napa Valley in the beauty of its landscapes and the superb local food. I have lived in France, and the grand estates along the Hudson River remind me of the châteaux of the Loire Valley. There is a sense of history and rootedness there that we cherish. Milan, where our house is, retains an unspoiled agricultural beauty that makes it one of the most idyllic locations in the Valley.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Our favorite summer activity is diving off the diving board into the pond on a hot day and having a long swim in the pond. Canoeing and fishing are a close second, and younger visitors always love catching salamanders along the stream. We go on long bike rides, make bouquets out of the many flowers growing in the flowerbeds, and harvest vegetables from the vegetable garden for completely local home-cooked meals. We really enjoy the local farm stands and farmers markets, and wine tasting at the many vineyards in the area, as well as concerts at the nearby Fisher Center and the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center. In summer, we love going to the drive-in movie theatres in Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie; in winter we go skiing at one of the local ski areas or ice skating on the pond then come in to a roaring fire in the fireplace.
- Primary: (646) 416-3971 (New York, USA)
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Breakfast on the dock overlooking the pond.
View through the interior of the ground floor, queen sleeper sofa and daybed
Kitchen with Vulcan stove.
Master bedroom upstairs.
Upstairs bedroom with en suite bath.
Sun deck overlooking property off master bedroom.
Screen porch overlooking pond.
View of screen porch from across the pond.
Canoe vs. kayak sea battle on the pond.
Several bikes in different sizes are there to be ridden.
The front of the house in summer.
View through center of house with wood-burning fireplace (wood supplied).
Ground floor bedroom with en suite bath.
Master bath with huge steam shower.
Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds and trundle.
Picnic table and gas grill.
Swing outside the kitchen window.
Diving dock. Pond is 16 feet deep.
Croquet on sports lawn below vegetable garden.
Winter. Lots of sleds in the garage.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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