2 MILES to Copake Lake for fine dining, award wining golf course, horseback ridding, jet skiing, fishing, boating, bicycling. A private romantic but family friendly getaway property centrally located to cultural and tourist events is nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires (located midway between to Hudson NY and Great Barrington (20 min drive either). Relax in my charming 152 yr old Hudson Valley farmhouse with original exposed beams and the feel of English Country Cottage ( low ceilings) planted on 24 private manicured and wooded acres surrounded by bucolic rolling farmlands. Weber gas grill, dinning table for 6 on deck. Fully-stocked kitchen and pantry, 3 fireplaces, and a fire pit and hammock. Glass paneled living room/ dinning room view of stone patio, overlooking the garden and sloping lawn onto the babbling brook and private pond for fishing or skating (no swim). Cozy and immaculate home where decor is like a B&B. People love to cook in the fully equipped kitchen with stocked pantry made of whitewashed barn wood and original slate with two big windows that swing open looking onto the gardens and woods. Horses, cows, ducks, chickens for neighbors on my private dirt road. It's only a mile to the Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Sanctuary with nature learning center and over 1000 acres with 5 beautiful moss covered walking and hiking trails. Lots of kids activities and events locally. Farm stands everywhere. Many choice spots for FISHING and SWIMMING and 9 GOLF courses locally as well as 3 miniature golf courses and 2 local driving ranges. ONLY 7 miles to Copake Falls Taconic State Park for hiking on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail (bike rentals available) with beautiful Bash Bish waterfalls or swim in the 40 foot deep Old Ore Pit Swimming Hole in clear water. Rudd Pond -20 miles, or Lake Taconic State Park - 6 miles. Only 2 mile drive to Taconic High School with tennis courts, state of the art Jr. Olympic indoor pool and workout room. 25 minutes to town of Millerton for the Trevor private zoo, Great Barrington Ma for jazz, theater, shopping, fine dining, 30 minutes to Stockbridge for theater, Lee -outlet for shopping, Lenox for Tanglewood. Many attractions, antiquing, outdoor activities, culture, and festivals. Hudson NY for outstanding restaurants, entertainment, big box stores shopping, movies, and The Helsinki Club. 50 minutes to Albany. Great antiquing and restaurants locally. Enjoy Summer Theater at the MacHayden Theater, Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Music Mountain, New Roeliff Jansen Library art exhibits, performances and special events. NYC guests: 120 miles north - a 2.5 hour drive, Boston guests: 3 hour drive west on the Mass Pike. Below are links to local some events and cultural happenings. Ski Central an ONLY 10 min to Catamount, 30 to Butternut, 50 Hunter.
- Farmhouse1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
Romatic kid friendly farmhouse on 24 acres midway bet Hudson/Gt Barrinton
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Highly recommend this charming vacation home
We spent a lovely, restful week in this charming period farmhouse with its beautiful grounds, great local activities, and gorgeous countryside. We loved swimming in the nearby state park, walking to Bash Bish falls, dining at the Greens Restaurant at the Copake Country Club (beautiful grounds and affordable), going to a great play, and watching award winning movies in the owner's collection. The kitchen is fully equipped, the air conditioning worked very well though we didn't need it much--it was in the mid seventies for most of our August week--the house is comfortable and tastefully furnished, and the owner was very helpful and considerate. We highly recommend it.
The setting is beautiful
We had a lovely weekend at Vicki’s house. We played badminton in the pretty backyard and my son went fishing in the pond nearby. The fire pit was also a big hit. It’s close to Hudson and really nice parks, as well.
These lovely guests left my home in great shape.
Lovely home with a well-equipped kitchen. Very cozy!
I rented this home over the Thanksgiving weekend, looking for a quiet place to relax and explore the area around Hillsdale. I was not disappointed -- everything was as advertised, and the owner was extremely friendly and easy to deal with. The house is spacious and pretty, with lots of character. The fireplace was a plus for me -- as was the open land behind the house.
Clean, cute house in a quiet location that's a short drive to Hudson, Hillsdale and other towns
We brought our two small children and had a fun weekend fishing in the pond across the street, going to the farmers market near Hillsdale, exploring restaurants and shopping in Hudson, grilling for dinner and making a fire outside in the fire pit when it got chilly at night. Vicky was very welcoming and the house was clean.
Great weekend at natures way!
my family stayed over Presidents' Day and we had a great time! It was frigidly cold but the house was cozy and warm. We enjoyed skiing at catamount and cooking and sitting by the fire!
Lovely family left my home clean as a whistle!
We enjoyed our stay SO much this summer. The owner is very responsive and thoughtful, so we decided to visit again this fall. The home is just lovely in both seasons. Fall foliage is superb and the Farmer's Market nearby was still in season. We spent time in nearby Hudson NY and also across the border in MA -- equidistant to both. Access to the lap pool at the nearby high school is a big plus for us. The house did not get too cold as I had feared. Great property!
Rachel and husband come back for a quiet get away without the kids and I was thrilled to have them back. I bought them flowers and a bottle of wine. I was so happy that the foliage was at their peak. They are a lovely family and left my home immaculate. I welcome them back anytime.
Additional information about rental rates
$200 clean fee for parties of 5 or more Holiday Rates Vary. Check in 4:00pm, Check Out 10:00am $50 charge for additional guests after occupancy of two