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Charming Gate House on Historic Hudson River Estate

Germantown, NY, USA
  • Cottage1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cottage in the Woods! 3BR/1.5 bath on 86 acres

This adorable 1300 sf historic gatehouse on 86-acre Hudson River Estate was recently renovated and includes open kitchen/dining room, den with cozy propane stove, w/d, dishwasher, powder room, bathtub/shower and three bedrooms upstairs. White oak kitchen counters were milled on the property from downed trees in our forest.

The former Livingston family estate boasts abundant wildlife, breathtaking Hudson River views and proximity to local points of interest such as Bard College, Olana, Woodstock, Montgomery Place, Poet's Walk, Rhinebeck, Tivoli, Hudson, Otto's Market, antiquing, skiing, hiking, biking and boating.


Dana Perry

Member Since 2012
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Dana Perry

Our family acquired this 86-acre estate directly from descendants of the Livingston family in 1969. Situated on the the bluffs directly above the Hudson river, the property has unparalleled views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. The newly renovated Gate House, originally built around 1860, offers a comfortable place for family and friends to enjoy the peace and quiet of their own private retreat in the woods.

Dana Perry purchased this Cottage in 1969

Why Dana Perry chose Town of Clermont

The Hudson River Valley remains an undiscovered gem, especially for New York City residents looking for the joys of country living just 2 hours away. There are endless delights to be explored in the area - local farms and pick-your-own orchards, eclectic music, theater and dance available at Bard College, delightful towns such as Tivoli, Rhinebeck and Hudson in addition to terrific hiking, kayaking and biking.

What makes this Cottage unique

Walk the property and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the Hudson River and Catskill mountains, especially vibrant at sunset. Visit the horses, sheep and goats. There are abundant deer, wild turkeys, hawks, heron and a variety of other birds, as well as the occasional fox and eagle sighting. Bose radio has a sound dock for playing your iPod.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, double bed master bedroom with day bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, Powder room

          Location Type

            • Rural


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                          2 larger bedrooms are air-conditioned. Fans provided.
                        • Gas Fireplace
                          Cozy glass sided propane stove with remote control
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Parking is adjacent to house
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Kitchen
                              Open kitchen/dining area
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Staples and spices
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                    • Stereo
                                      Bose radio with iPod dock


                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Partially fenced backyard, lawn furniture and picnic table
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water tubing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 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.

                                                              11 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Our son had his wedding on this property and the immediate family of both bride and groom stayed directly on the property in what we called the big house - the mansion and we shared the gate house with our married son and Daughter-in-law and grandchildren. We were provided a golf cart to get back-and-forth to the mansion from the gate house that we stayed in. My granddaughters loved driving around the property in the golf cart. Gatehouse was charming and brought you back in time. We had an awesome weekend!

                                                              Accomodations were ok but beds not very comfortable.

                                                              Accomodations were ok but beds not very comfortable. There was no coffee which would have been a nice touch. We engaged a babysitter and she was useless and expensive. I would suggest never using her again.

                                                              Great place - clean, quiet, peaceful, a lovely place to relax.

                                                              Greg W.New York, NY

                                                              The guard house has everything you need. The grounds of the estate are beautiful and the owners are very nice and accommodating.

                                                              Quaint and quiet and beautiful surroundings!

                                                              We stayed with extended family who rented the big house for wedding weekend. We all loved the gorgeous setting, the pool and the hosts!!!

                                                              Charming house / amazing property

                                                              Daniel M.

                                                              The gate house is very charming and cool in the heat of summer. The Southwood estate that it's part of is beautiful and has spectacular river views.

                                                              Perfect stay

                                                              Stephanie F.

                                                              We had the most lovely stay at the Gatehouse at Southwood. The house was the perfect size for us ( a couple and a college-aged son and our dog) with room to spare. Everything was clean and the beds were comfortable. We barbequed each night and found everything we needed in the well-stocked kitchen. When we ran out of coffee filters the Perrys brought new ones right away. The grounds around the Gatehouse are amazing. We loved the meadows and visited the horses, goats and even the bees. The mansion at the other end of the property is often used for weddings, which must be spectacular because the grounds are immaculate. We often travel to the Hudson Valley and this particular spot is now among our favorites. It's an easy drive from NYC and the views of the Catskills are amazing. We enjoyed visiting Clermont State Park with it's lovely trails and some of the quaint local towns. The big bonus for us was the Perrys. Not only are they wonderful hosts, we thoroughly enjoyed speaking to them about the property an their respective film careers. We're hoping to return in the fall.


                                                              Germantown, NY, USA

                                                              Bard College, Upstate Films, Duchess County Fair, Otto's Market in Germantown, Hudson, Tivoli, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Hudson, Omega Institute, Clermont State Park, Olana, Woodstock

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              Ask owner about weekly and monthly rates. Winter holiday rates apply to Thanksgiving as well. Gate House does not have access to swimming pool unless no other houses are booked. Pool use may incur a modest surcharge if available.

                                                              11 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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