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A Modern "Country Classic" - near BARD

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property


Enjoy country life in "THE CLERMONT", a beautiful home on 3+ acres on a quiet lane with views of horses, barns and rolling fields. The property has a sunny garden, majestic old trees, sweeping front porch and is just 2 hours from Manhattan. It's a quiet and lovely country setting, yet close to quaint villages, restaurants and entertainment.

This Arts & Crafts style home was built in 1912 and is a classic and comfortable country home. It has buttery wood floors, large leaded glass windows, original hardware and handsome fireplace and columns - but now has modern amenities like central air conditioning, brand new kitchen, WiFi and Internet TV loaded with Netflix films, Hulu TV and more. Perfect for a romantic getaway or gathering of family and friends.

Our home is ideal for 4 people in terms of living space, bathrooms etc. There are 3 private bedrooms, two with queens and one full-sized futon. In addition the master has an adjoining room that was formerly a nursery with a full size futon and window, (3 1/2 bedrooms total, sleeps 4 adults and 1 child).

We love to watch the 'world go by' from our inviting front porch which overlooks rolling fields on a quiet country lane. You can BBQ or lounge in the landscaped garden with peonies and hydrangeas and majestic old trees. Walk down to the horse fencing at the edge of our property and visit our neighbor's horses - 15 magnificent Belgian's that show in local fairs and parades. Cycle over winding country roads and pass barns, country markets and animals including unexpected ones like Llama, Ostrich and Buffalo!


We are a mile North from the town of Red Hook border in bucolic Clermont, and a lovely bike ride to the Villages of Germantown and Tivoli.

--The quaint villages of TIVOLI and GERMANTOWN are 5 minutes away or a lovely 3-4 mile bike ride on scenic lanes.

--RED HOOK is small town America at it's best and is a 10 minute drive to farm markets, movies and all the services you might need.

--We are 20 minutes in either direction from RHINEBECK shops and restaurants or fabulous antiquing in HUDSON with over 50 shops in a few block radius.

--Swim in beautiful LAKE TAGHANIC 20 minutes away with 2 sandy beahes, picnicing, boat rental and more.

--Hike, mountain bike and rock scramble at magnificent MOHONK or MINNEWASKA 40 minutes south and visit charming New Paltz on the way out.

--INSIDERS TIP: Other local favorites of ours include the cool little town of Tivoli, killer Skizza's at GiGi's, $6.50 first run movies in Red Hook and Holy Cow ice cream with throwback prices, our very own Clermont Winery tasting room, all the hidden gems at Bard beyond the magnificent Performing Arts Center, swimming in the local pond, country breakfast at the Historic Diner in Red Hook, gourmet Otto's Market and Gaskin's farm-to-table in Germantown and pick your own everything at Greig Farm.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About LYN

I am a native New Yorker who discovered the Hudson Valley years ago when I was looking for a quiet escape from the pressures of a career in advertising. Our family spent many summers and weekends here enjoying country life. Now that the kids are older it's a pleasure to share our home and all our favorite places with you!

Why LYN chose Hudson Valley

This area is so close to the city, yet it's truly another world up here - small town America at it's best. First we fell in love with the tiny town of Tivoli, then realized what a gem it was to have Bard in our backyard. Our playground are the towns of Rhinebeck and Red Hook and we also spend a lot of time hiking and skiing the Catskills. Our little hamlet of Germantown is no longer a well kept secret, according to the New York Times October 26, 2016: "A vibrant upstate New York town, set against a quaint backdrop". Google it and you'll see!

What makes this farmhouse unique

We fell in love with this home the moment we saw it - built by hand 100 years ago with oak trees from the property, this was a wedding gift from a man to his wife. It's a handsome house with a really warm and comforting vibe, views of big Belgian horses, majestic old trees and a classic country porch where we watch the 'world go by'.


Germantown Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Report issues/broken items within 24 hours of arrival. Every effort will be made to fix problems that arise during your stay but can't be guaranteed.
  • No refunds offered for early departure.
  • A detailed description of house rules are part of the signed Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Floor - toilet , shower
    First Floor - toilet , powder room
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Attached Nursery w window & closet, now set up w FULL FUTON
    'Blue Room' - 1 queen , High ceiling & ceiling fan (in addition to Central Air)
    'Yellow Room' / Playroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size FUTON, couch bed
    Toddler room (in Master) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Former Nursery in master now w futon, perfect for toddler
  • NOTE: the master bedroom also has an adjacent 'nursery' with it's own window. This is now set up with a full sized futon bed perfect for a young child.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A bottle of wine and WELCOME PACKET is provided to help you feel comfortable in our house and surrounding area, including some of our favorite restaurants, as well as key services like groceries etc. We also share our favorite THINGS TO DO such as farm markets, mansion tours and hikes/walks in the area. We've spent a lot of time exploring the area and would be happy to share other nearby gems, many of them lesser known except to locals. The owner is responsive to all questions throughout the process and our handyman can stop by as needed during your stay. Services included are gardening, lawn mowing, trash and snow removal, utilities and a starter pack of wood for the living room fireplace.


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(21 traveler reviews)

A Modern "Country Classic" - near BARD
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

Lovely Weekend Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples rented this home for a weekend because our friends were getting married 5 minutes away in Germantown. It is a lovely, comfortable home with a great backyard! I especially appreciated being able to do my laundry there since I had been away for a week beforehand :)

Lyn is super friendly and provided lots of ideas of what to do in the area. We ended up spending time in Tivoli for dinner, had a great breakfast in Red Hook, and picked berries and asparagus nearby. Great trip! I'd definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bard graduation weekend

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this house in the country for our son's graduation from Bard College. This is a private and quiet location in the country, but you can easily access the best of the Hudson River Valley from here. Bard, Tivoli, Rhinebeck, Hudson. Great central location for exploring that area. The house feels like you're home - a well-equipped kitchen, the beds are very comfortable, and don't even get me started on the wonderful porches and views. We were very happy here.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our aim is for guests to feel as comfortable here as if this was their own home, so that's the best compliment we could hear. Glad you were able to relax on the two porches, which is without doubt our favorite part too. Congratulations again on the new grad in the family!
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Beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a weekend in mid October, as a getaway and a chance to explore the Hudson valley area. The house is lovely, extremely spacious and beautifully decorated with attention to detail. We felt at home right away and didn't want to leave! The house is located on a quiet street and sitting on the front porch looking at the leaves change color was our favorite time of the day. Location was convenient to the neighboring charming towns of it tivoli, red hook ,which we loved. The owners were very professional and responsive and made sure we had everything we needed. They were also sweet to leave us a beautifully wrapped bottle of local wine upon our arrival. We loved our stay and can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent holiday week in the country!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this rental could not be better. You feel like you're away from it all, yet close enough to various outdoor and cultural activities, as well as shopping in small villages. I would say, however, if you are a sports fan, you will not be watching any sports as there is only Apple TV available. Other than that, there are no downsides to this fantastic little gem.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed our great location to local Hudson Valley gems! Truthfully we don't miss traditional TV, since we get so much of it on demand from Hulu, Netflix etc. But I will let future guests know they can sign in to our Apple TV to watch all the sports and other programming they enjoy from their cable provider. Thanks for the idea :-) Also, we LOVED the fall photo you sent of the horses behind our property and the same view again after all that snow fell, beautiful!
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Peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at the "Country Home" twice and greatly enjoyed both stays. The home is handsome, well-maintained and comfortable. There's a large and lovely backyard area next to a horse farm - we took our young daughter to look at the horses grazing. Lyn, the owner, was kind, responsive and clearly cares about her guests and home - she even put out s'more fixings for us, which was wonderful. The home is situated on a quiet, beautiful country road that's a fairly quick drive to various towns and amenities.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad your family enjoyed the melted chocolate, marshmallow and cookies - they were our favorite growing up!
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Everthing we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this classic country home was everything we hoped for, and more! Will write a full review when we return from our travels. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Santa Fe, Panzur Wine Bar, Sidelines Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Red Hook Golf Club (11 mi); Thomas Carvel (13 mi)
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Rhinecliff (South) or Hudson (North) Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
GERMANTOWN: Gaskins TIVOLI: Santa Fe, Panzur
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Catamount (29 miles); Windham (38 miles)
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Taghanic State Park
Car: recommended

2 hours from Manhattan, located in the 'Great Estates Region' with 7 HISTORIC MANSIONS nearby including: Clermont, Montgomery Place, Vanderbilt, Olana, Mills Mansion, Wilderstein and FDR Presidential Library and Museum.

Minutes from Red Hook, Tivoli and Bard College's Fischer Center for the Performing Arts, Greig Farm pick-your-own, GiGi's Farm Market and Dutchess County Fairgrounds.

20 minutes in either direction to RHINEBECK or antiquing in HUDSON.

SWIMMING in beautiful Lake Taghanic 20 minutes away with 2 sandy beaches, picnicing, boat rentals and more.

40 minutes across the Hudson from the majestic CATSKILL MOUNTAINS with hiking, swimming holes, zip lines and more.


Rates & Availability

Germantown Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

..incl w $250 damage dep $0
Cleaning $125 to owner.. $0
Refundable damage deposit $375

Rates for HOLDIAYS vary, please inquire.
Minimum age for renters is 30 with valid ID.
Quiet residential neighborhood, parties or large gatherings not permitted.
Ideally suited for up to 4 adults + 1 child can be accommodated on a futon couch.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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