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Close to Bard, Apple Farms, River & Poet Walk!

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Great room opens up to fully equipped kitchen.


Last updated: 02/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-6 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 18! Beautiful country farm setting!

For larger groups touring the area but desiring to stay together Shepherd's Knoll Family Farm is an ideal place to stay!

Shepherd's Knoll Family Farm is a deceptively large rambling ranch home. The floor plan is open and inviting and mainly one level with two living rooms with fireplaces, two fully equipped country kitchens with everything you need for large family meals and entertaining. Two dining rooms have glass sliding doors that open on to an expansive deck and grilling area, with one step down to a large private yard and seasonal gardens, perfect for relaxing and dining outdoors.

One of three master bedrooms has a dual control sleep number bed, an en-suite bathroom with an oversized jetted tub, dual vanity and separate shower. All other bedrooms have comfortable beds!
There is a stackable washer and dryer in the utility/pantry closet as well as a full sized washer and dryer in the downstairs laundry room.

For those coming to visit the area, as suggested by Caleb & Sophia, you will be made to feel right at home and we are just over one hour away from the various complexes on the must see tour list!

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 year minimum age for non-family group renters....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children welcome: The house is child friendly but not child proof. Younger children must be well supervised due to potential hazards such as fireplace and outdoor steps....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking in house or on property. Any evidence of smoking forfeits security deposit. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available


Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    One large wall unit, Window Units in SOME bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 Maytag Clothes dryers...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Firewood provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric multi zoned heat on 2 BR SIDE, Oil hot water baseboard on 4 BR SIDE....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless throughout rental...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens and bedding provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are warming trays and chafing dishes as well as large pots and pans, ideal if you are cooking for a crowd. Plenty of dishes and utensils both formal and casual!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Two available....moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    2 sets of right handed golf clubs and bags for guests use....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large 5 burner propane grill....moreless

  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Less than 3 miles away at Bard College. Indoor pool, open year round. Pass available, please inquire....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor hot tub available when temperature is above freezing in any 24 hour period...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$450 $480
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Apr 3 - Oct 29, 2017
6 night min stay

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 4%


We do require all our guests to read and agree to our vacation rental lease agreement prior to booking rental.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/28/2017
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48 Miles
Nearest Airport
Newburgh (Stewart International)
1.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bread & Bottle
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Hudson River Maritime
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Red Hook Golf Club
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Rhinecliff (Amtrak)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 9G
1.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Flat Iron
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Catamount Ski Area
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kingston Point Beach

Located in the heart of the Mid Hudson Valley agricultural region with an abundance of organically grown farm markets and roadside stands.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Lynda & Jim Dunckley would like to welcome you to the quaint town of Red Hook in the Mid Hudson Valley region of New York. We strive to make our guests feel at home from the moment they arrive by setting out a welcome basket of home baked cookies and farm fresh eggs from our own free ranging hens.. Once here, we want you to make yourselves comfortable and enjoy all that this special place has to offer.

Why the Owner Chose Red Hook, NY, USA:
This home has always been a gathering place for family and friends. The setting is ideal in that it is private and yet not isolated, serene and yet vibrant with the abundance of nature all around. When we first purchased the property in 1988 we had 10 sheep grazing in the pastures as well as chickens, a goat, five children and the family dog. We found an ideal home for our large family and many memories have been made here of cherished times together! We would like our guests to have the same opportunity to create their own special memories in this comfortable, charming country home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Shepherd's Knoll is located less than 2 miles from the Hudson River and Bard College and 5 miles from the Dutchess County fairgrounds. This inviting rental offers comfort and charm. We are within walking distance to farm market stands and pick your own orchards. There is also several farm to table restaurants that offer catering, if you really want to have a relaxing stay and want to take a day off from cooking. We are located just minutes to the villages of Red Hook and Rhinebeck and a short drive to Hudson and Saugerties for a great day of antiquing.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/28/2017

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  • Great room opens up to fully equipped kitchen.

    Great room opens up to fully equipped kitchen.

  • Please come be our guests at Shepherd's Knoll Farm Annex!

    Please come be our guests at Shepherd's Knoll Farm Annex!

  • One of two kitchens.

    One of two kitchens.

VRBO #558271

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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