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Hilltop Post & Beam House, 23 Acres, Views, Use Large Pond

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Last updated: 03/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-7)

Understated Post and Beam house on a private bluff with views of the Catskills. Elicits calm and pleasure on approach and entry. The house sits on 23 acres of open fields and wooded trails on a road (known locally for its beauty) with ponds and horse farm. The house has cathedral ceilings on both floors, large windows, fireplace, wood burning stove, open deck from which to view great sunsets, covered porch, and marbled bathrooms with skylights. House is equipped with cable TV, high speed wireless, and outdoor grill.

The property is a wonderful setting with open fields and woods for walking, hiking and kite flying in the summer and snow shoeing, sledding and x country skiing in the winter. The pond at the foot of the driveway is available through the largesse of our friendly neighbor for swimming, kayaking, fishing and picnicking. Hanley Road itself is so lovely that area people routinely come to walk and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Enjoy the delights of Columbia County including a wonderful visit to the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company to visit the lambs and watch the sheep being milked. The Village of Chatham offers wonderful restaurants, an antique cinema which hosts an annual film festival, book stores and the annual county fair. Antique shops on renown Warren Street in Hudson offer a full day of browsing. Take in a concert at Tanglewood or PS21, see a film at the Crandell or at Time & Space in Hudson, enrich your soul at Olana and Omi. Enjoy your time in one of the most beautiful counties in New York.

During ski season, within 1/2 hour to ski areas, Jiminy Peak, Catamount, Butternut and Bosquet. 2.5 hours from Manhattan. 2.75 hours from Boston.

Keywords: Country House, house, Post and Beam, Berkshires, Chatham, Columbia County, pond, Albany, Rural, Skiing
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 03/08/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Large Master with king size bed and windows on three sides...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Comfortable futon open to queen size...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Cheerful room for two children or adults...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    Queen size pull out sleeper in Living Room...moreless

  • .

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Gorgeous master en suite with glass shower and large tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Powder room on Main Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Generous sized bathroom off upstairs hallway...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful view of rolling hills; large pond at base of driveway; on road with horse farm in addition to a 'gentleman's' farm....moreless


  • Books:

    Books for adults and children....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Some toys for children....moreless

  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Large dining area is across from kitchen with large table and beautiful chandelier....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air provides comfort in the warm weather....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful stacked stone fireplace and wood burning stove....moreless

  • Heating:

    Central heating is very comfortable....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large, comfortable Living Room seats six and in addition, there is plenty of space to pull in Dining area chairs for more seating....moreless

  • Parking:

    Long drive up to house and parking area provides space for several cars....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Stone wood burning fireplace adds warmth to the Living Room. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stove adds charm to the Dining area and Kitchen....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, silverware and serving dishes for a big party....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Lovely kitchen overlooks fields and hillside. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Staples provided include paper goods, condiments and spices. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Home has an open deck at the front of the house with beautiful distant views. Covered porch at the back of the house is great spot to watch the kids in the sandbox or on the swing set....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Experience the quiet and beauty of a secluded country home. Acres of fields, lawn and woods....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jan 5 - May 30
7 night min stay

Summer Season
May 31 - Sep 2
7 night min stay

Leaf Peeping Season
Sep 3 - Nov 16
7 night min stay

Holiday Season
Nov 17 - Jan 4
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • One time cleaning fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


Please contact owner for reduced long term rates. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Damage Protection (Security Deposit) may be greater than $750 for longer rentals.

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 03/08/2017
Check availability
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Old Chatham
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Old Kinderhook Golf Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Rensselaer
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
NYS Thruway, Taconic, Mass Tpk
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Old Chatham
23 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jiminy Peak

Columbia County, buccolic rolling farmland, mountain and pond views. Near Berkshires, near Chatham, NY Albany/Saratoga/Troy. Sophisticated cultural offerings coupled to beautiful American pastoral. The real deal.


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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 03/08/2017

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  • View of Living Room from Stairs

    View of Living Room from Stairs

  • Stairs


  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Fireplace In Living Room

    Fireplace In Living Room

  • One of the upstairs bedroom with office desk

    One of the upstairs bedroom with office desk

  • Driveway


  • Large spring fed Pond at base of property

    Large spring fed Pond at base of property

  • Glass Windows & Doors on all sides of Living Room

    Glass Windows & Doors on all sides of Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Side of House

    Side of House

  • Cathedral ceiling in Master Bedroom

    Cathedral ceiling in Master Bedroom

  • Wood Burning Stove in Dining/Kitchen area.

    Wood Burning Stove in Dining/Kitchen area.

  • Downstairs Half Bathroom

    Downstairs Half Bathroom

  • View of House with Front Porch

    View of House with Front Porch

  • View from outside Front 
Porch in the Winter Time

    View from outside Front Porch in the Winter Time

VRBO #348554

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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