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Large 70's Cabin. Recently Renovated, Filled With Light

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Taghkanic House Rental Photos and Description

Bright and spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, modern house in the woods.

Our stylish, light-filled house is like a cabin in the woods, but bigger, with plenty of space and lofty ceilings. The house is located on a private gravel road in a lush, quiet wooded setting. There are several stone walls through the property -- great for exploring.

The house has an open floor plan with wood floors throughout. There is a large kitchen and dining area with high ceilings and exposed beams adjoining a bright, spacious living room equipped with a wood burning stove, HDTV, record player and lots of vinyl. Leading from the living room is a large deck with a picnic table, surrounded by trees providing ample shade, perfect for outdoor dining. There is also a grill and a vegetable garden next to the deck.

The house has skylights throughout, 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and en suite bathroom with a very large claw foot tub and walls of local pine; there is also a private deck attached to this bedroom. Another bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a wood burning stove and a deck as well. The third bedroom has two bunk beds (4 twin-sized mattresses) and is equipped with toys and games for the kids.The smallest bedroom has a full sized bed. The house is perfect for a large group of people.

Amenities include wifi, large screen TV, Netflix, laundry room, dish washer, microwave, compost, wood burning stoves, a fire pit and a rope swing.

The house is located west of the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts and east of the Catskill Mountains, just across the Hudson River. It's a 2 hour drive from Manhattan, north up the scenic Taconic Parkway and one hour south of Albany International Airport. The house is less than 10 miles from Hudson which hosts a farmer's market on Saturday; there are over 75 antique shops to discover, galleries, music venues and many boutiques and renowned restaurants. Fall is a great time to come during the change of colors, with lots of pick-your-own orchards to choose from. In the warmer months there are dairy farms and fruit stands, berry picking, plus trails and waterfalls and swim holes including the beautiful Lake Taghkanic beach, just a ten minute drive from the house.

Catamount Ski Area is a 20 minutes drive and Great Barrington, MA is 30 minutes away. Other places worth seeing are Tanglewood, Chatham, Bash Bish Falls, and the Art Omi Outdoor Sculpture Garden.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016

About Myryah

We are a family of four: A photographer/painter, an editor who works in the home improvement sector, and two young daughters. We discovered this house after searching every weekend for 2 years while living in Brooklyn. We spent 8 months adding onto the house and renovating the existing space, then lived in the house for a year while furnishing it and making further improvements. We love this house but had to move back to Brooklyn for work and school.

We have grown to love the Hudson Valley, it is full of fun activities, especially the nearby town of Hudson. There is a strong cultural vibe blended with a close knit community of farmers, food artisans and do-it-yourselfers. We are constantly running into interesting folks who have fled the chaos of the city looking for a simpler life, or hard working salt-of-the earth people who have been here for generations.

We get our garden's compost from a local stable that offers rides for the kids. In the summer we frequent farmer's markets and fruit stands and have fun discovering hiking trails and swim holes. We are regulars at the local book store, Spotty Dog Books and Ale, and love to catch shows at Basilica Hudson.

In the fall we bake a lot of pies, there are orchards everywhere. It's also our favorite time of the year because the colors around our house and the valley are gorgeous!

In the winter our oldest daughter learned how to snowboard at the local ski area, Catamount, a 20 minute drive.

These are just a few reasons why we like it here, and we think you will agree it's a special place!

Myryah purchased this house in 2012


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Large 70's Cabin. Recently Renovated, Filled With Light
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Clean, mod house in the woods

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed at this lovely, daylight-filled cabin for a spring weekend and were delighted by the quiet of the setting and the care taken by the owners both in the renovation and in the small details in the house. The kitchen is wonderful, and we cooked several meals using produce, etc from the Hawthorne Valley farm store in Ghent. Everything was sparkling clean. The sheets and towels are good quality, smooth and all-cotton, much-appreciated by everyone in our group. We felt very welcome, and the owner was always reachable by phone/text if we had a question. We definitely hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, MA

Hudson retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house is gorgeous and beautifully situated in the woods, and Myryah is an attentive and generous host. It's a lovely retreat. We loved cooking in the open kitchen, watching the changing light through the windows, soaking in the tub--and our kids loved playing in the children's room. The house is a short drive from Hudson, which is a charming little city. We especially liked the farmer's market on Saturday morning, the food trucks (yes, food trucks!) for lunch, and the "ale and books" store for browsing. This is an amazing find, and we hope to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inspiring getaway in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Myryah and Kevin's home is both incredibly comfortable and beautifully designed. Their eclectic, modern style is perfectly contrasted with the surrounding woods, which are visible from almost every room in the house. We especially enjoyed the kitchen, which is well stocked for anyone hoping to cook (the dishwasher was also appreciated!). Coming from Boston, we found the location to be as convenient as possible for a Hudson Valley destination; not too far from the MA/NY border but close enough to hiking, farm stores, and the towns of Hudson and Philmont. Kevin and Myryah were incredibly easy to communicate with and truly cared about our experience as guests.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY USA

Style, Comfort & Beauty!

  • 5 of 5

I love this house! And let me count the ways for you - first of all, for this Brooklynite, there is nothing more divine then waking up & seeing only trees out the glass windows from your bed. It's like waking up in a fairytale book. And then at night, the skylights allow you to gaze at the stars from your bed. O.K., there is something more divine then being surrounded by trees, and that would be the gorgeous claw foot bathtub off the master bedroom. I also really appreciated the touches of handmade pottery, well-appointed art, an awesome record collection (yup, a record player!) all to go along with a super cozy giant sofa in this beautiful light-filled house.

We also enjoyed exploring the surrounding area. In addition to walking around the town of Hudson, we cooled off in a swimming hole after hiking to some waterfalls. We also attended Art Omi's arts weekend.

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house 2 hours from Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a really a great weekend in this woodsy retreat - thanks Myryah and Kevin for being so accommodating! At just over 2 hours from our home in Brooklyn it was the perfect place to relax (amazing night's sleep), read and cook for the weekend. It is also pretty close to Hudson too if you need some of the local culture - farmers market, restaurants and (overpriced) antiques.

Highly recommended! And great intro to VRBO!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Brooklyn, NY

The Best of the City and the Country

  • 5 of 5

My family and I are frequent visitors to the Hudson Valley and the eclectic city of Hudson is a favorite destination. We sometimes stay in Hudson proper but on this trip we wanted something a little outside the city. Something that offered more room to relax and entertain, some nice outdoor space, and a lot more serenity and quiet. We definitely got it with this very spacious cabin just outside of Hudson. The owner was very nice and informative and quickly answered questions that we had.

There were two couples with five kids total and we never felt cramped or lacking for privacy. The cabin itself has a very modern, slightly funky, loft-like aesthetic that, as Brooklynites, we just loved. I would hesitate to call it a “cabin” because it’s so big and full of cool little details. And lots of interesting artwork. The bathroom with clawfoot tub in the master bedroom is particularly cool. The kitchen was well-equipped (we love to cook) and we all enjoyed eating meals on the deck off of the living area. The kids had a blast sleeping on the bunk beds in the same room. The house was absolutely spotless when we arrived. There were lots of linens and towels for everyone. And you can’t beat the convenience of a washer/dryer in the unit (something we don’t have in Brooklyn).

We spent an afternoon exploring the cute shops, galleries and eateries on Warren St. in Hudson. We also did some hiking and exploring on some of the many trails nearby. The neighbors and locals we encountered were always very welcoming and friendly and I think we made some new friends at the pub/bookstore called The Spotty Dog in Hudson. My kids loved playing and exploring the area around the home and I always felt like they were safe.

We feel like we kind of got the best of both worlds: a quiet, relaxing retreat that’s also a quick drive to all of the attractions of Hudson. We hope to return here soon and highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Spotty Dog Books & Ale
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Columbia Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Hudson Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Coyote Flaco Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Catamount Ski Area
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lake Taghkanic State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taghkanic House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
dec 4-21
Dec 11 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

Property is located on a private road. Fire extinguisher located in kitchen pantry. Waste is removed into septic tank; all detergents and toilet tissue must be safe for septic systems (no phosphates). Fire pit and grill must be used responsibly and not during high winds; douse fire and embers with water hose when finished. House has its own well, please use water conservatively. No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Taghkanic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 6 ft claw foot tub, view of woods, local pine walls.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has a private deck and wood burning stove.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4, equipped with toys and games for the kids.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Full sized bed, smallest bedroom
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Has a private deck and en suite with 6ft claw foot tub.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming

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