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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms sleeps 13 -15

Upscale rental house graciously furnished. Enjoy warm summer days, glorious fall colors and crisp winter days , in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

10 minutes from the fabulous Catamount Aerial Adventure Park . New England's largest Aerial adventure park with 12 self guided courses. Open until October26 .

Vacation in this 5 bedroom. 4 bathroom house, close to all the interesting , cultural activities in the Berkshires and Columbia


The highlight of this house is the lake and pool where our guests spend most of the day. We have boats and floats for the lake and lounges and pool toys for the pool.

Large 2 acre backyard for romping with kids, playing soccor, football or croquet and Badminton .

House has 4 bedrooms , 4 baths, family room with large TV and fireplace , living room with fireplace , kitchen, dining room, outdoor deck and screened in porch . .Enjoy cocktails , on the deck overlooking the lake, prepare a dinner in our modern stainless steel and granite kitchen or throw a few steaks on the gas barbeque on the back deck.

After dinner have fun making smores and sitting around the outdoor firepit.

Breakfast on the screened in porch and then go for a swim in the heated pool.

Relax at the pool on the numerous lounges or float around on the pool floats.

Take a boat out on the lake, go fishing, kayaking or paddleboating . We have life preserves for children and adults.

At nearby Copake lake there is a wonderful public golf course and marina to rent motor boats and water skis.

.There are gourmet restaurants nearby as well as movie theaters. Summer stock at Shakespere and Company in Lenox. Berkshire Theater Festival, in Stockbridge., Barrington Stage in Pittsfield and world famous concerts at Tanglewood.

There are hiking and bicycling trails . We have bicycles for your use.

If you are looking for a great place to relax with family and friends this is the place for you.


Skiing on the beautiful Catamount mountain just 10 minutes from the house or at the Butternut ski area 1/2 hour away in the charming New England town of great Barrington.

Ice fishing on our private lake in back of our house, hiking on the Appalachian trail or bash bish falls, bicycling on a beautiful bike trail that is patroled by the sherriff department on atv's, cross country skiing , ice skating, snow boarding and tubing. There are fine restaurants in the area for casual or more formal dinners or just a drink overlooking night skiing at catamount, Enjoy all the fall and winter beauty of the Hudson Valley and Berkshires.

Main floor 2 bedrooms with queen size beds and private bathrooms living room with fireplace, family room with large screen TV and charming stove for extra warmth. Dining room with table that seats 10 or more. Stainless steel and granite gourmet kitchen well stocked with cooking utensils and dishes.

Second floor There is a full bathroom Master bedroom with queen size bed and second bedroom with 3 single beds .

There is a private bedroom with a separate entrance , queen size bed and bathroom

We supply all linens and towels. When you arrive the beds are all made up ready for you to have a good nights sleep.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018


Ancram House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets must be paid for at time of booking
  • Anyone who wants to fish in the lake must obtain a fishing license. This is the law . You can get a stiff fine if you’re caught without one.
  • Excessive loud noise and music that disturbs neighbors is prohibited. You will be asked to leave if you disregard this rule. Police will be called.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , There is enough room for a crib or blow up bed in this room
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Great room for the kids
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.638889 based on 36 reviews

Amazing property with pool and lake

  • 5 of 5

Marty and Louise were kind enough to let my friends and I celebrate a birthday at their property. The weather was perfect all weekend and we were able to enjoy the pool and lake. The huge yard provided plenty of room for lawn games and hanging out by the firepit. We had a blast!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a great group to have at the house . Thank you for choosing our place
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Beautiful place, vigilant owners

  • 3 of 5

The property is beautiful, it has an incredible charm, however the pool, front and deck area were not really clean. We spent a great amount of time cleaning. Also, the owners never left the property and were using the main entrance and crossing in the middle of the house as we were already there.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m sorry that you were inconvenienced when you arrived at the house. If you recall you asked us if you could arrive the night before with your fiancé and her mother to do some work in preparation for your wedding. In fact you came with a group of people at 10:00 am before we had time to finish cleaning the outside of the property.. We tried to do everything you asked for to make the event a success for you. We told you that my wife had hip surgery and couldn’t walk up steps. The only way we could get her into our apartment was to come through the front door. We only came through 1 or 2 times. We tried very hard to respect your privacy. We were disappointed that you didn’t cooperate with us by stopping the music at 11;00 pm as agreed. We received complaints from our neighbors. We wish you a long and happy life together.
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What an incredible place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough about how wonderful this property is! This was my second time staying here, the first was with some girlfriends, and as soon as we got there I knew it would be perfect for a family vacation! So naturally I booked again for this summer! We were only there for 3 nights but we had a fantastic time! My entire family enjoyed everything the property offers from the heated pool to all of the lake equipment. It was so nice to have everything on the property and not have to leave to be entertained, gave us some real quality time together! Marty and louise are the portrait of what kindness is! Their hospitality is unwavering and they go above and beyond to make sure you are enjoying everything they have to offer. We will with no doubt be returning next summer for a week long family vacation! If you are looking for pure beauty, the views from the pool to the lake are incredible. We truly couldn’t be happier with our stay. Thank you again Marty and Louise for opening your beautiful home to our family to enjoy! See you next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outdoor excellence!

  • 4 of 5

Pool was super. The owner cleaned and checked it everyday. The backyard and lake are beautiful and so much fun for the kids. There is ample seating and space for all kinds of outdoor activities and dining. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had fun at our house
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Expansive, beautiful property by the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight adults, two small children, and one protective dog loved staying with Marty and Louise. Our hosts were eager to make sure we enjoyed our experience, making sure all our questions were answered and providing us with great backstories of how the house came to be. The place itself was beautiful - homely inside, lots of porch space, a beautiful pool, and a great yard. We especially loved eating by the lake and enjoying the fire pit at night. It all made for an excellent getaway weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you at the house You are a lovely group of friends
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Beautiful nature getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Marty and Louise's beautiful home was unforgettable. As soon as you pull up to the house you realize that the pictures truly do not do justice to the incredible space that surrounds their home. This is the perfect house to get away from it all and spend some time outdoors in the sun, enjoying nature. The deck is perfectly set up for a great hang and barbecue before jumping into the in-ground pool. We played pool volleyball for hours and lounged on the rafts in the sun. The grassy space in between the pool and the lake is amazing for group sports and games. My friends and I played game after game on the grass in between boat rides on the lake. At night, we gathered around the fire pit and made s'mores. The house is comfortable, with a stacked kitchen. We really couldn't have had a better time while staying at Marty and Louise's house. Every morning we were greeted warmly by Marty, who takes great care of his lovely home. Thank you for welcoming us into your home, we hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice comments about your stay at our house. We love to see young people having fun at our place. We enjoyed having your group here. Hope to see you again.
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Metro North Harlem Line Wassaic Station
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Swiss Hutte
Nearest Ski
7 Miles

Museums, Summer Stock Theater, Tanglewood, Dining, Antiquing, Boutiques, Golf, Swimming, Fishing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $79
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Winter stay is minimum of 4 months
Columbus Day weekend - $1,1800.00 flat fee - 4 night v
Thanksgiving Weekend - $1,800.00 flat fee - 5 night min.
Winter - 12/1/14-3/31/15 - $2,500 monthly - 30 night min.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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