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Hilltop Post & Beam House, 23 Acres, Views of Mountains, Fields, Large Pond

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Understated modern saltbox Post and Beam house on a private bluff with views of the Catskills. Invariably elicits calm, deep breath, and a smile 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 farms.

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. Fine shape, up to date and bright kitchen/bathrooms with skylights.

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. There is a pond in close view at the foot of the driveway. 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 decelerated lifestyle, 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, serious bakeries, an antique cinema with first run movies, and an annual fall film festival, book stores, sophisticated shops/galleries and the annual Labor Day weekend COlumbia county fair. Antique shops on renown Warren Street in Hudson offer a full day of browsing. Take in a concert at 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. Tanglewood is nearby, a beautiful 30 min ride the back way (no traffic!). Albany (25min) has many cultural offerings, as does Saratoga (45min).

During ski season, within 1/2 hour to ski areas, Jiminy Peak, Catamount, Butternut and Bosquet, 2 hrs to Mt Snow/Stratton, 2.5 hrs to Bromley, 3 hrs to Killington and Whiteface. It's 2.5 hours from Manhattan. 2.75 hours from Boston.

All guests very satisfied in the past (>30 rentals),including writers, artists, hikers, photographers, and families gathered. Apologies that we have not been more aggressive eliciting their online accolades, but references available.

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

More Details

Owner
Ingrid Kemperman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Ingrid Kemperman

This post and beam house was built for us in 1997, custom. We are committed to high standards, and high ceilings. We know the virtues of the area well, as this was our primary home for years.

Ingrid Kemperman purchased this house in 1997

Why Ingrid Kemperman chose Capital, Saratoga

Bright, airy, yet cozy, even on a cloudy day. Ceiling to floor thermopane windows. Perfect mix of understated sophistication, and bucolic rural environment. New Yorkers and Bostonians invariably decelerate and breathe easy here - we've had many.

What makes this house unique

Bright airy, yet cozy. Mix of sophistication, modernity, and low key living in a bucolic environment. No airs, just fresh air.

Amenities

Nassau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room on Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Generous sized bathroom off upstairs hallway
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Gorgeous master with separate glass shower and large tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master with king size bed and windows on three sides
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable futon open to queen size
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Cheerful room for two children or adults
    Convertible bed(s) - Queen size pull out sleeper in Living Room
  • .Cathedral ceilings >15ft, pine paneled.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Understated but uniquely light, airy yet warm home. Beautiful view of rolling hills; large pond at base of driveway; on road with horse farm in addition to a 'gentleman's' farm.

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Hilltop Post & Beam House, 23 Acres, Views of Mountains, Fields, Large Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Great space and views from modern family house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful summer month here. The kids loved the wide open fields to fly kites and the swing and climbing frame behind the house.The woods were great for making dens and there was fabulous wildlife from hummingbirds at the bird feeder, to deer and fireflies at night. The house was beautifully light and spacious with wonderful views. The kitchen was wells equipped.The owners were easy to contact and quick to respond to any house glitches. We would very much recommend it as a great escape.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this house. It is beautiful post-and-beam construction and nicely proportioned for a couple or a group of six. The rolling hills that immediately surround the house make it secluded and truly special. It is also very close to all the cultural and scenic advantages of Columbia County, NY, and near the Berkshires. And watch for herds of deer romping through the grass or snow in the fields around the property!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Old Chatham, Jackson's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Old Kinderhook Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak - Rensselaer
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
NYS Thruway, Taconic, Mass Tpk
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Old Chatham Country Store or Jackson's
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Jiminy Peak
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Nassau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
May 31 - Sep 2
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Leaf Peeping Season
Sep 3 - Nov 16
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Holiday Season
Nov 17 - Jan 4
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Low Season
Jan 5 - May 30
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,514
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
One time cleaning fee $150

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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