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Restored 1780 Cottage Nestled in the Pastures of Kinderhook Farm

(14 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

A Unique Place To Experience The Best Of The Hudson Valley.

The Farm Cottage is a restored 18c farm house nestled in the outlying pastures of Kinderhook Farm. Enjoy a private retreat surrounded by our grazing cattle and sheep, wild turkeys, foxes, Red Tailed Hawks, Barn Owls and an occasional Bald Eagle.

Please note that The Cottage is not The FarmStay - see listing # 342648 - which is an open sided red barn in the central area of Kinderhook Farm and is available late May through early October only. However, selective farm activities can still be enjoyed by conferring with farmers, Lee & Georgia, when you arrive.

Our kitchen is fully equipped to rustle up a delicious farm meal. We stock a variety of dried herbs and spices. In the warm months an outdoor herb garden is at hand and a barbecue is ready for grilling up some grass fed beef.

During the colder months, enjoy a meal by the fire with unobstructed field views through french doors. Either season our sunsets are spectacular displays of violets, pinks, golds, and soft greens.

The hub of Kinderhook Farm is in walking distance.

If you're traveling with young children we can provide you with a portable crib and linens, highchair, baby pool, kiddie bike and jogging stroller. We've also stocked up on board games and books for young and old. You'll find croquet, badminton and horseshoes available. Local tennis courts abound and there exists a secret swimming hole on the farm only available for FarmStayers and Cottagers.

Those who have experienced Kinderhook FarmStay know the unique excitement and beauty of living on the farm. The Farm Cottage is in response to those who have been interested in an extended opportunity - a stay that's available all year round.

In the fall, Columbia County is a painter's palette of color. Crisp weather is perfect for hiking, shopping and dining in Hudson or the Berkshires. Winter is beautiful, often snowy - and nothing better than having breakfast next to a cozy wood fire with a view of rolling pastures. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing is outside your door. Spring is seductive as flowers and trees emerge in soft yellow greens and lambing goes full tilt at the farm. Early summer is the beginning of the busiest time at the farm and in the Hudson Valley and things don't slow down until mid December.

The entire cottage is light filled. The first floor consists of a small entry way, living room, small sitting room/bedroom, bathroom, a kitchen/dining area with wood burning fireplace, and pantry/laundry room, Both the living room and kitchen have french doors leading out to a wrap around bluestone patio.

The master bedroom is upstairs as well as a bedroom with twin beds. There's plenty of storage.

Air conditioning and heat are included as is WiFi and cable television.


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/10/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1250 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Large bathroom on first floor with shower.


  • Books:

    Books for all ages are available....moreless

  • Games:

    Games and puzzles for children and adults are stacked in the living room cabinet. Outdoor games, such as badminton, croquet, horse shoes, tennis racquets, etc are in attached storage room....moreless

  • Toys:

    A box of toddler toys including a stroller, baby pool and bike are available....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The kitchen is large and the dining table is central and next to the fireplace. There is dining al fresco on the patio ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    There is a large storage room attached to the cottage to store bikes and extras....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Outdoor Fire Pit...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee maker and grinder included....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, stemware and flatware, bowls, serving trays, tablecloths included. Cooking, roasting and baking equipment provided including blender and cocktail shaker. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen and pantry including washer/dryer with working fireplace and fabulous pasture views. French doors lead out to large bluestone patio dining area and barbecue....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry is stocked with popular herbs and spices, sugar, oil/vinegar and our farm eggs. Cookbooks are on hand as well....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gourmet gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    There's a small rowboat available adjacent to the pond....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    French doors from the living room and kitchen lead out to a large bluestone patio which surrounds the entire back of the cottage... overlooking acres of farm pasture. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Meadowgreens Golf Course, Ghent Ghent Driving Range, Ghent Winding Brook Country Club, Valatie Farmer's Range, Valatie Copake Country Club, Copake...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    A kitchen herb garden is conveniently located....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Catamount And Jiminy Peak are favorites. Lots of cross country skiing locally....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are many public courts within 10 to 15 minutes from cottage. There's a pro and private court available within 5 minutes....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    There is a large deep pond with a dock across the road for swimming and fishing. There's also a secret swimming hole on the farm open only to our FarmStayers and Farm Cottage guests....moreless



from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 10 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,800 $6,000
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800 $6,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,800 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 8%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/10/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Renee and Steve are owners of Kinderhook Farm. Renee is an artist who shows at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY and is a tennis enthusiast. Steve manages money, the farm, and loves aviation, sailing, motorcycles and tractors. They share 5 children and one grandchild.

Why the Owner Chose Valatie, NY, USA:
Renee redid this old cottage shortly before their main house up the road went through a major renovation which lasted two years. Both Steve and Renee loved their time in the cottage where they often entertained lots of family and friends yet on cold winter mornings looked forward to coffee and breakfast sitting next to the kitchen fire. The cottage was rented for several years and then accommodated extra weekend guests. Renee decided to rent the cottage on a weekly basis when requests for Kinderhook FarmStay indicated that a lot of people might enjoy a farm stay year round and that the cottage could include more people in the farm experience.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Kinderhook Farm Cottage is an opportunity to experience life at Kinderhook Farm all year long as well as an opportunity to enjoy the vast number of attractions offered by Columbia County - the galleries, restaurants, shops, farmers markets, music and theater venues as well as a plethora of outdoor activities such as kayaking, skiing, tennis, birdwatching or just relaxing in a hammock under the radar.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/10/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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