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Recently Renovated, Filled With Light

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Myryah
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

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

Amenities

Taghkanic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Recently Renovated, Filled With Light
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
New York, NY
5

Serene stylish forest retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at Myryah's fantastic home. The spacious open plan, loft-like living and dining area looked out onto views of the trees, rolling hills and stone walls crossing the property. The house, on a private lane with a pond at the end, felt plenty secluded and quiet: we couldn't see any other properties while inside. The location is great - easy striking distance to Hudson and other towns lining the river, and likewise to Great Barrington and the Berkshires.

Myryah was a helpful host, making sure the house had everything we needed and providing some nice tips on where to go. She even brought in extra kindling and wood for the two fireplaces, since there was still plenty of snow on the ground during our early spring visit.

The house, with its well-curated mix of local antiques and modern pieces, had plenty of toys for kids (a closet full of games; musical instruments galore) and grownups (vintage vinyl for the record player). We are already thinking about a return trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, comfortable house in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Great experience! We rented this house for a New Year's weekend reunion with a group of friends. The house is spacious and beautifully renovated. Well-stocked, open kitchen -- wonderful for cooking meals together. We especially liked being able to use the record player and the wood stove!

The house is on a lovely property and we really enjoyed walking outside in the snow. It's a short drive into town if you need any groceries or supplies.

Myryah was very helpful and responded quickly to all our questions in advance of our stay. I'd highly recommend this house for a group of adults or an extended family.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Modern, Clean, Comfortable, Relaxed, Calm, and WE LOVE IT.

  • 5 of 5

Very appreciated for memorable days in this property!! we all loved to stay and spend our winter vacation in this memorable house. This place is very nice and even small things in this house are decorated with owner's artistic work. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York
5

A true gem!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this gorgeous getaway just a couple hours outside the city. It's spacious yet cozy, immaculately decorated, and fully equipped with loads of gorgeous art, ceramics, and relaxing outdoor nooks. Myryah is equally down to earth and delightful. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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
5

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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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Taghkanic House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
June 3rd special
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 6 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
$8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $150

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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