This Columbia County lake front home in the foothills of the Berkshires is an open air, sun drenched, wood and glass deck house on 1.3 acres with 130 feet of Lake frontage boasting sweeping views of Copake Lake from every room and the oversized back deck that spans the lake side of the house. It is on the cul de sac of a gated, private Island facing out across the main, middle section of Copake Lake. The house is 115 miles or 2 hours from midtown Manhattan. It stands over 4k sq ft with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a 2 car garage. It can sleep 13 adults comfortably in beds. Area attractions include waterskiing on Copake Lake, golf at Copake Country Club, a community tennis court, snow skiing at Catamount or Butternut, plus fine dining, shopping and entertainment in Hudson, NY and Great Barrington, MA.
- Chateau / Country House4100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
Private Gated Island Home on the Most Prime Location of Copake Lake
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 15, 2018
About Frederick Moran
Fred Moran is a Wall Street Stock Analyst. This Copake Lake Chateau has been his vacation property for 2 decades. Born and raised in Manhattan, Fred went to Fieldston High School and worked for leading investment banking firms in New York City. He enjoys power boating, waterskiing, cycling and tennis. Fred started weekending at Copake Lake immediately after graduating from college when his best friend and he bought their first waterski boat together.
Frederick Moran purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1995
Why Frederick Moran chose Copake Lake
The Island at Copake Lake represents the premier community in the region with only 15 homes on 24 secluded Island acres. The Chateau De Mo stands on the cul de sac towards the end of the Island facing the biggest, most sweeping section of the main lake. The 4,100 square foot home has an open floor plan and an oversized back deck for active family living and entertaining. The lower deck has a 2015 Sundance Optima 6 seater Spa. Watersports, swimming and fishing off the dock provide endless family fun. A 2013 constructed community tennis/basketball court is just steps from the Chateau.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Copake Lake's premier community with the best views of Copake Lake. Power boating and watersports including watersking on Copake Lake are a blast.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The house was perfect for a reunion weekend of 9 friends with plenty of space for everyone to socialize, eat and relax. Since it was a November weekend, we did not use any of the outside areas. It was convenient to nice hiking places and cultural attractions.
Great spot for a family getaway
Very impressive and comfortable vacation home. Clean, plenty of room and child friendly. Right on the lake and close to the golf course. Fred was great to deal with and I would definitely recommend for a family or friends vacation getaway.
Wonderful, roomy house with beautiful lake views.
We held our annual quilting retreat with my elderly mother, aunts, cousins and my sister. We had an awesome time. Everyone had a comfortable bed, we enjoyed a movie in the family room and had lunch on the deck. The well equipped kitchen had everything we needed. Will plan to stay again!
Amazing Weekend on Copake Lake
Chateau de Mo is a special place. Nestled on a secluded peninsula on picturesque Copake Lake, the home offers everything you need for a relaxing weekend to recharge from city life. We spent three days/nights there as part of an 8 person reunion and enjoyed relaxing on the deck, cooking on the grill, playing golf at nearby Copake Country Club and sleeping comfortably (all with our own beds). Highly recommended...we will be back!
Roomy House; Beautiful Location
This house is ideal for a large family vacation. It was roomy, so that our family of 5 adults and 4 children (ages 9 to 4-1/2) had plenty of space and never felt that we were in each other’s way. The kitchen was well equipped, with a large refrigerator, large sink, many pots, pans and utensils, and plenty of cabinet and counter space. The house also has new, large washer and dryer.
The view from the house toward the lake is beautiful, and every room looks out to the lake. The lake is less than a minute walk from the house, and the water was clear and clean. Even on the weekend there wasn’t much boating activity on the lake, so we felt that, for all intents and purposes, we had the lake to ourselves. There was a large supply of life jackets of varying sizes. The children and their parents enjoyed the paddle boards. The hot tub was also a big hit with everyone. The community tennis court is a two minute walk from the house, and again, we felt we had that to ourselves. The owner provided excellent directions for reaching the house as well as an extensive list of activities and restaurants in the area. We look forward to vacationing there again in the future.
Perfect family retreat right on beautiful Copake Lake
Our family of 13, half children ages 4-16 and half adults, just finished our weeklong stay at Chateau de Mo. We loved every moment.
All the comforts a big family needs set in a piece of heaven on earth. The chateau is set on a half island in the middle of Copake Lake, surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns and towering trees. We spent most of the day between swimming in the lake, relaxing in the jacuzzi, playing tennis and basketball, and taking nature walks around the area. We also rented a boat (5 min walk to the boat rental place) and did some fishing one day, caught a few beautiful basses.
The house is perfect for groups with kids, with so many toys and TV sets ready to entertain. We got great results from the BBQ grill and fully equipped kitchen. Last but not least Fred was a real pleasure. He graciously addressed every question we had in a matter of minutes, always meeting our needs.
It’s not easy to find the perfect rental - space, activities, location, amenities, owner/manager, price. But Chateau de Mo is as close as it gets! We can’t wait to come back..
Copake Lake is a country get-away destination just 2 hours from midtown Manhattan. Area attractions include waterskiing on Copake Lake, golf at Copake Country Club, snow skiing at Catamount or Butternut, fine dining and antiquing in Hudson, NY and Great Barrington, MA, YMCA Camp HighRock on Mount Washington or Camp Pontiac for children's day or overnight camping, Ziplining and Adventure Park at Catamount, Bash Bish State Park, the Harlem Valley Rail Trails.
Rates & Availability
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