The Stanley, a Country Retreat 15 Minutes from Hudson or the Berkshires

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Stanley is a 1840's barn conversion set on a back country lane in central Columbia county, just 15 minutes from Hudson or the Berkshires. The 4 bedroom, 4 bath residence features a gathering room with a woodstove, a huge sunny, cooks kitchen with lots of room for dining, a bedroom and 2 , 3/4 baths on the first floor.
On the second floor there is 1 bedroom with a queen-size, fourposter bed and private bath, plus 2 more bedrooms with a shared full bath. Both bathrooms feature claw-foot tubs. The Stanley will comfortably accommodate parties of up to 8 people.
This is a country retreat with no cable TV or Internet, but we do offer satellite WIFI, games and a great location to relax and enjoy friends, family and the beautiful Columbia county countryside and all has to offer. Furnishings may vary.

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Property Type

  • Barn
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed only outside the building....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    clawfoot tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared bath, clawfoot tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower



  • Books
  • Games


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Seasonal Catskill mountain views....moreless

  • Rural:

    Wooded setting down a country lane....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Dining table in kitchen seats 8. Table in breakfast area kitchen seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units available for the bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Hughesnet Satellite Wifi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Big gathering room at the heart of the house....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of on-site parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Shaker woodstove in gathering room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled cooks kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    New gas 4-burner stove....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    Copake Country Club 8 miles away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking on the Hudson River or lakes in the Berkshires....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    With table and chairs and chaise lounge....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Catamont is 15 minutes east....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts nearby at Taconic Hills Fitness Center...moreless



Write a review 4
from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 - Nov 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$2,000 $4,300
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,500 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Taxes Not included


PLEASE NOTE: Any additions to the number of your party are to be made IN ADVANCE of your arrival and with the approval of the owner. If, at check-in, additional people have been added to the reservation, and not approved by the owner, you will lose you're reservation and your payment.

Refund policy is: 60 days notice 100%, 30 days notice 75%, 2 weeks 50%, anything less than 1 week tenant forfeits the entire amount of their booking.

Holiday weekends are minimum 3 night stay.

Check-in is 3 pm the day of arrival and check-out is 12 noon, unless other arrangements have been made, prior to your arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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39 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Club Helsinki, PM Wine Bar, Red Dot, Half Moon
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Copake Golf Course
8 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Taconic State Parkway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Le Gamin, Ca Mea, John Andrews, Crossroads, RedDot
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Catamont Ski
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Taconic State Park

Car: Necessary

Located in the center of Columbia county, the Stanley is convenient to Hudson, 15 minutes to the west or the Berkshires, 15 minutes to the east. Hudson offers antiquing, galleries, boutiques and restaurants on an historic main street. The Berkshires offer hiking, swimming, museums and great restaurants.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

Why the Owner Chose Craryville, NY, USA:
Stanley Bate bought this farm, in 1939, as a weekend home and a place to have a painting studio. In the 1950's, Stanley converted the barn into his painting studio and gallery and he lived here until 1972. Stanley was part of the thriving, post-war artist community in Columbia county. Columbia county continues to draw artists from around the world and weekenders from New York City with it's great, natural beauty, year-round outdoor activities and thriving communities, only 2 hours north of the City by train or car.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
Consider this a chance to unplug and reconnect with nature. Cell phones and hot spots, depending on your provider, will work here, but take some time to do something other than staring at a 5x3 screen. There is a multitude of options-hiking, biking, a beautiful golf course, great food-or just relax and spend a quiet, or not-so-quiet!- weekend with family and friends.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Large livingroom with woodstove and french doors out to the yard.

    Large livingroom with woodstove and french doors out to the yard.

  • Huge kitchen with island.

    Huge kitchen with island.

  • Dining area with room for Dining area with room for 8!

    Dining area with room for Dining area with room for 8!

  • Clawfoot tub with view out to woods.

    Clawfoot tub with view out to woods.

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Back yard.

    Back yard.

  • Entry.


  • Livingroom.


  • Large cooks kitchen with fridge, gas stove, dishwasher and microwave.

    Large cooks kitchen with fridge, gas stove, dishwasher and microwave.

  • Seating/dining area at other end of kitchen.

    Seating/dining area at other end of kitchen.

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 3.

    Bedroom 3.

VRBO #596497

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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Craryville, NY, USA #596497

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