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Hyde Park, Hudson Valley, FDR Pres. Home & Library, Culinary Institute of Americ

Hyde Park, NY, USA
  • Chateau / Country House2800 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum StayNone

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11), close to train

Warm and inviting atmosphere all year long. One-half mile from the Culinary Institute of America, minutes from Marist college, Metro-North/ Amtrak . Dining room, two sitting rooms, great room feel with open gourmet kitchen. Hardwood floors, working fireplaces, lots of sun in every room. Many of the rooms over look a two acre, tranquil pond. Property is close to area farms for touring and purchasing local ingredients and products. Furnished with antiques, it has a modern french flair. Two outside decks overlook pond, in warm weather it is the best place to relax.

Property is close to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Estate , Val-Kill, Vanderbilt Mansion. Award winning restaurants within minutes of the property. . Hyde Park is famous for it's hiking trails, it's proximity to the Hudson river and the Walkway Across the Hudson.

Two king size bed/suites and two queen size bed rooms. All FULL baths are ensuite. Two rooms overlook the pond, three bedrooms have working fireplaces. Sitting areas for relaxing, reading, tv viewing. A first floor room is quiet and separated from kitchen activity by another half bath.

Two sitting rooms, one upstairs and down.

All amenities: air conditioning, hair dryers, WIFI, Cable TV, luxurious linens, organic cotton robes.

Keywords: Private 40 acre estate, two acre pond, private full bath ensuite, sitting rooms, fireplaces, air conditioning, gourmet kitchen. Close to Culinary Institute of America, Hudson River, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Home, Vanderbilt Mansion, Eleanor Roosevelt's home. Close to Walkway over the Hudson Bridge



Member Since 2012
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french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Feb 23, 2018
About Valerie

Works for an International Wine Importer, French wine is the food of choice! Champagne is my first love, I love all things french! Raised in Texas, have lived in New York for over twenty years. Have travelled the worls, mostly for the wine industry over the sixteen years that it has been my career. Am an avid and addicted byclist, yoga, swimmer, West Coast Dancer, some down-hill skiing, lazy gardner, but the property is beautiful because of that trat! Very knowledgeable about wine and food.

Valerie purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2001

Why Valerie chose Hyde Park

Hyde Park is known for its rural characteristics. Yet within minutes you are in large and medium size villages, towns and cities. Rhinebeck being the closest. This is a unique property in that it has beautiful trees for landscaping, yet has old world charm. The pond is beautiful. The property is half a mile from the Hudson River. Hyde Park has two boat launches and overnight boat docking. The house is circa 1900 and its exterior reminds you of the smaller chateaux in rural France. Which is why I lovingly call it Le Petit Chateau.

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

The pond is the most unique aspect of the property. The owner is extremely knowledgeable of fine dining, places to see and things to do. As I travel throughout this area to sell wine, I know of areas that most property owners have never seen nor heard of . Same thing applies to biking. I know areas to bike that most property owners do not know even exist. We have a Private Chef who can cater to your needs. The Private Chef Classes are extremely successful.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
        • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1)


        • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • Travertine tile imported from Turkey, throughout bathrooms. All rooms have FULL private baths.

          Location Type

            • Village
              Hyde Park antique shopping, Hudson River
            • Water View
              Two Acre pristine pond
            • Waterfront


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Gas Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Kitchen
                              Full Gourmet kitchen, granite island, completely stocked with all cutlery, dishes, pans, etc
                            • Catering Available
                              Private Chefs are available
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Everything you need - this is a gourmet kitchen!
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Stocked with lots of spices, etc
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove


                                • Dining
                                  Beautiful space for entertaining, over looks two acre pond.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lawn / Garden


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • alternative lifestyle
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff


                                                    • marina
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • museums
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • fitness center

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Professional Private Chef available for all meals. Private Chef Classes available, with one week advance notice. $290 per couple. Either private Chef Lunch or Dinner, includes hands-on intensive cooking instructions in our gourmet kitchen

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      9 Reviews

                                                                      Very Good4/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great location, clean, and comfortable.

                                                                      Kevin B.

                                                                      The two best aspects of this property are dealing with Valerie and the setting. Valerie was beyond friendly and helpful, and extremely responsive. The setting of the house is very nice in that it is rural and largely quiet, but in Hyde Park, so close to CIA, Marist and Poughkeepsie. The bedrooms of the house were very clean, large, and comfortable. The bathrooms were also nice and clean and had everything we needed. There are some updates that could be made, particularly in the kitchen, but the most important thing was that this place was very clean and big enough for 8 people to fit comfortably. I would stay again.

                                                                      the place was a ''DUMP'', pure and simple

                                                                      Jay M.

                                                                      There was nothing, and I repeat, nothing that was good about this place except that it was near the CIA, which is why we booked it! I've stayed in rooms by the airport (because I had to make a 5:00am flight) that were nicer! Everything was old and outdated (including 24'' tube TV's). I will say the place was clean but had a strong musty smell throughout the house. You would think that if you had a rental property that you would put some money into it to keep it updated. It would appear that they have not put a penny into it for years.

                                                                      Wonderfully charming spot

                                                                      Elaine B.

                                                                      We spent time at Le Petit Chateau last year when it was a B&B. Although no longer a B&B, it is still a delightfully beautiful home in a gorgeous area. 5 minutes to the CIA (get take-out lunch there and return to your "home away" to enjoy a "picnic" by the peaceful pond), 10 minutes to the Walkway across the Hudson, and 30 minutes or less in any direction will bring you to all the historic sites in the area. We stayed in the Champagne room with its very comfortable bedding, nicely-designed bathroom, and plenty of room to relax and rest. It was nice to get up when we wanted to, prepare breakfast, go for a walk on the back roads in the area, and enjoy the peace and beauty of the property. Valerie provided great guidance on some places to see and was so helpful with our reserving the house. We were thrilled to be able to spend time at Le Petit Chateau again to celebrate our anniversary and savor time spent in this lovely house, all of its charm, and the beautiful location. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enjoy, relive old memories, and create new ones during our time in Hyde Park.

                                                                      Wonderful group rental - spacious, charming!

                                                                      Gretchen G.

                                                                      I hosted a girls weekend/bachelorette party here and it was wonderful! There was plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together before we went to dinner in the dining area, late night huddled together in the living space and the next morning in the kitchen discussing our adventures. The rooms were charming and the property absolutely lovely. I would definitely recommend !!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! And we are pleased that the house was a perfect setting for the bacherlorette - who has stayed there a few times also! Please give my congratulations to her.

                                                                      and thank you for leaving the property in great shape!

                                                                      Merci mille fois

                                                                      Just like home!!

                                                                      Roo & Karen B.

                                                                      We stayed here with our two girls and it was just what we dreamed it would be!!

                                                                      There's a pond and a big lawn to keep the little ones occupied, a full kitchen, big living areas and the beds are the best we've slept in ever!!!

                                                                      Valerie was a great hostess, making sure we were all set up and gave us some great tips about the area for food and things to do!

                                                                      We look forward to our next stay with Le Petit Chateau, we can't wait!!!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for taking the time to review the property. It is a beautiful spot, comfy in all aspects! And just like home, we provide all the linens, towels, kitchen ware. You just have to bring the FUN!



                                                                      Howard Y.

                                                                      The house is a former bed and breakfast which is perfectly adequate, although a bit tired looking. The setting was very nice though, with a pretty pond several feet from the house. If the price were lower, we would have been more enthusiatic about the property. An additional disappointment was that the owner never returned our deposit without any explantion.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We love being in the hospitality industry as one meets such interesting people! One of the best aspects about reserving our vacation rental is that we allow early check- in, any time after 11:00. One aspect of travel that we have found, is that new travelers are unfamiliar with policies and how important it is that they be followed. We try to accommodate many of our guests to a “later” check – out but when other guests are to arrive that same day --and the cleaning company can not be flexible --then late check-outs cost us a bundle of extra money. We tried to explain this to the guest but it simply wouldn’t be understood. He insisted that he stay through his check-out until 4:00 pm on the day of departure- without paying!. Our accountant sent him an email explaining that there would be a cost involved based on the length of his stay.

                                                                      We know of NO lodging facility that would allow a guest to stay until the check-in of a next guest without PAYING. This was explained several times and it was clear that the guest would have to pay for late departure. . And that is why the $200 deposit was not returned.

                                                                      Our circa 1900 farmhouse is OLD!! This seems to be lost on the younger generation so used to glass and chrome. The architect did a splendid job for our $250,00o renovation budget! And we preserved some of the OLD!! It’s history. Tired and old it AIN’T. It is a beautifully preserved house. So please be prepared to stay in a circa 1900 farmhouse that has been completely restored – just like advertised.


                                                                      Hyde Park, NY, USA

                                                                      Rhinebeck Vicinity. Adventure Packages, Romantic Packages and Culinary Packages available with rental of vacation property. Adventure package includes in-door kayack lessons during winter/cold months. Stand Up Paddling classes also available. Romantic Packages include in-room massages, winery tours and private cooking classes. Culinary Packages include Lunch or Dinner cooking instructions using local farm and sustainable ingredients. We are a Farm to Table property.


                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      The property/ rooms are 2 occupants per room for $850 per Diem. Additional occupants per room are charged $50 Check in is 11:00 Check -out is 11:00

                                                                      9 Reviews
                                                                      Very Good 4/5
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