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Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Pets require pre-approval.Pets require pre-approval.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter:
- Be sure to turn off the valve on top of the propane tank when finished with the outdoor grill, and to wash the grilling surface.
- english, french, spanish
About Esther Allen
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 two decades. We love to read, play games, and cook, and the house furnishes lots of opportunity for all that and more. 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.
Esther Allen purchased this farmhouse in 1999
Why Esther Allen chose Milan
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.
What makes this farmhouse unique
Our favorite summer activity is diving off the diving board into the pond and having a long swim. 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 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.