Country Cottage, Pool and Tennis Court! 800 Acres of Pure Bliss!(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
5 Bed, 3 Bath Cottage with breath-taking mountain views, pool and tennis court!
This property has everything you could possibly need for an amazing Columbia County/Berkshire getaway with or without the kids. Take a look at our Instagram page for more current photos and activities in the area @skarshipfarm. The cottage has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Cook and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in the eat-in kitchen. Sit back and relax on the covered outdoor porch and watch your friends and kids play tennis. Take a fresh dip in the pool. Enjoy the miles of walking paths around the 800 acre farm where you'll find grazing horses, dairy cows, open fields and wildlife. Go fishing at the 20 acre lake where bass and sunfish are always an easy catch. If you're lucky, you might see the almighty bald eagle soar above. If you'd like to venture into town, Hillsdale, Great Barrington, and Hudson all less than 30 minutes away where you'll find theater, music, dance, art galleries, antiques, shopping and an array of restaurants. Just minutes from Catamount for winter downhill skiing and summer activities. Satellite TV, Internet, wifi, bedding, towels, and washer/dryer are all included.
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Member since: 2012
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Twin beds may be pushed together to make a King
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 3 full bathrooms
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Lake View
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 2 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
7 night stays are from Friday to Friday only. Check-in is on Friday at 3PM and tenants must be checked out by 10AM on the following Friday.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1976
About: Skarship Farm consists of four contiguous farms purchased by Ole Skaarup in 1976. He developed one of the finest Angus herds in the country at a time when Angus cows were being bred to improve the beef quality and production. Now, the Angus logo signifies the highest quality beef. Our herd was dispersed in the 80's and the Skaarup family has kept the land in farming by leasing it to local farmers who grow hay, corn and soybeans and pasture their animals on the 800 pristine acres.
Why Hillsdale, NY, USA:
Ole Skaarup, a Danish immigrant and shipowner decided that he wanted to own land so that 'when all else failed, we'd have a place to grow potatoes.' Although the soil does not lend itself to growing potatoes on a large scale we have been known to harvest 1000 pounds of delicious spuds for the family and winter storage.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage at Skarship Farm is a great place to 'unplug' from your busy life. Families with children will appreciate being able to send the kids outside where they are safe from traffic and can enjoy all the entertainment the natural surroundings have to offer. Our pool is fenced and we require that children are accompanied by an adult at all times. The tennis court is a great place to practice new bicycle skills as well as tennis of course. Our guests are most welcome to venture out onto our 800 acre farm, on mowed trails minimizing tick exposure. The lake is full of wide mouth bass, but we ask that you 'catch and release' and take just one back to the cottage to sample. There is no reason be be confined to the beds in the cottage either. You are welcome to pitch a tent outside and experience sleeping under the stars.
- Primary: 203-273-4983 Frank Parker - Manager
- Secondary: 203-543-7007 Cathrine Parker
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Pool with lake and surrounding farmland
Back porch off the kitchen with tennis court in the background
Front walkway up to main entrance
Relaxing covered porch looking out to tennis court
Eat in kitchen. (The toilet in the background was removed)
Cozy master bedroom with kingsize bed and full bathroom
Downstairs bathroom with tub/shower
Beautiful flowers and fence at the Pool
View of the lake from the walking trails and farm land.
Lake with view of the striped fields in the background
Only in Winter
View of cottage from the back. Pool and lake are beyond.
Cottage front entrance
Skarship Cottage back side
View of mountains and tennis court from covered side porch
Upstairs bedroom with twin beds
upstairs hall with daybed looking into one of two upstairs bedrooms
View of lake and surrounding farmland.
Some friendly visitors coming to say hello.
View of the tennis court with cottage in the lower corner
View of the driveway
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017
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