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Ski All Day Then Relax in Fab House - 15 Mins from Catamount, 2 Hrs from Nyc!

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Last updated: 02/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Glorious Get-A-Way in the Foothills of The Berkshires - Near everything!

An idyllic lakefront retreat just 2 hours from NYC - perfect for relaxed entertaining and enjoying the many delights the Berkshires & Hudson Valley have to offer. Bookend your days with coffee and wine by the lake - a glorious spot to enjoy the peace of the early morning and magnificent sunsets in the evening. With 165' of frontage on serene & quiet Upper Rhoda Pond (no motor boats), there's no better spot for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding or fishing - even ice skating & ice fishing in winter! And you can rent boats for pleasure and waterskiing on Copake Lake, just 5 minutes down the road. Our unique Post & Beam house is incredibly open and spacious, yet cozy and intimate as well. Perfect for family gatherings, celebrations and extended vacations, the house is fully outfitted - just bring your suitcase! It easily sleeps 10-12 people with 4 bedrooms plus 2 additional private rooms, 4 bathrooms, modern kitchen and a fabulous great room with an inviting stone fireplace. The finished basement boasts an entertainment area with a brick fireplace - perfect for movie nights or Wii Just Dance-offs! - pool table, cedar sauna, full bath, washer/dryer and two private rooms. We invite you to enjoy our toys - 3 kayaks, 1 canoe, 1 rowboat, 1 paddle board, fishing poles, games, books, etc. Amenities include an outdoor shower, screened in porch, patio with built-in grill, lakeside deck & fire pit (perfect for s'mores!), dock and swimming hole inside the lake! Just 15 minutes from skiing and the Tree Tops Ropes Course at Catamount, 30 minutes from hiking at Monument Mountain and 45 minutes from Tanglewood for gorgeous outdoor concerts. Five minutes from the Copake Greens Country Club for golf (open to the public) and fine dining. Farm to table restaurants featuring foods sourced from local organic vendors abound. 30 minutes from Hudson NY, with fine dining and great antiquing. 30 minutes from boho chic Great Barrington MA (the base of the Berkshires) w/ great food, shops, movies & bowling! 20 minutes from Millerton NY, another charming northeast town with fine restaurants, hometown movie theater and the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. A true 2-hour drive from NYC, or take Metro North to Wassaic or Amtrak to Hudson. Pets OK. 2 Car Garage.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 02/06/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Once inside the house, the main floor is completely accessible (there are 2-3 steps to enter house via the front door or 1 step to enter via the mud room). Can provide a toilet seat extender upon request....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house ...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom on Main Floor: 1 queen


  • Upstairs Bedroom ('hers'): 2 twin/ single


  • Upstairs Bedroom ('his'): 1 bunk bed

    w/ Trundle Bed to Accomodate 3...moreless

  • 2 Additional Private Rooms in Finished Basement. One room has a double bed and the 2nd room has twin beds. There's also a sofa bed for additional sleeping on the main floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms


  • Books:


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Monopoly, Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Twister & A Variety of Other Games - Something for Everybody!...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo:

    Bose Wireless Speaker - Plays & Charges iPods & iPhones. No music library but can play Pandora or Spotify...moreless

  • Television:

    with Roku for streaming Netflix, Amazon, etc....moreless

  • Toys:

    Sleds for Winter Fun, Legos, Jump Rope, Hula Hoops, Pogo Stick, Bats/Balls, Soccer, Jacks, Pick-up Sticks, Marbles, etc. ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii - Just Dance, MarioKart & games for kids...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Variety of Movies for Adults & Children...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Located directly on Upper Rhoda Pond, a 90 acre lake. No motor boats & only a handful of houses. Quiet & serene and very beautiful in every season. ...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    The formal dining table is right off the kitchen and part of the great room. It officially seats 8 but can easily accommodate 10-12....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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

    Modern open kitchen is fully equipped, whether it's a casual BBQ or a Thanksgiving feast! The kitchen table seats 6 plus there are 2 counters with 5 stools....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Copake Greens Country Club (public course) is 5 minutes down the road...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 Kayaks, 1 Canoe, 1 Row Boat & 1 Paddle Board...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Custom Built-in Charcoal Grill - great for parties, and gas grill for quick meals...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    15 minutes from Catamount and 35 minutes from Butternut...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Assorted Life Jackets & Paddles...moreless

Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $500
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Taxes Not included


Special pricing for events & holidays. Please call to inquire. And during the peak ski season or summer months, the monthly rate is higher than during the rest of the year.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/06/2017
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Owner info

About the owner: We're a city family with 2 kids and a dog, and we love to be outside doing fun things together!

Why the Owner Chose Copake Lake, NY, USA:
We fell in love with our house at first site! It's dramatic post & beam construction appeals to our modern organic aesthetic, but it's the seamless integration of the outdoor surroundings that make it really special. The view of the lake & surrounding woods is truly magnificent! The countryside is spectacular. We love the rolling hills of the Taconic Mountains, the beautiful farmland, and all the wonderful outdoor activities the area has to offer. The ease of getting there is fantastic -there's hardly ever any traffic on the Taconic - making the 2 hour trip a breeze!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 02/06/2017

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  • View of Our House from The Lake

    View of Our House from The Lake

  • Kitchen Table w/ Views of The Lake

    Kitchen Table w/ Views of The Lake

  • The Great Room

    The Great Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • 'Hers' Bedroom

    'Hers' Bedroom

  • Additional Sleeping (double bed) in Basement

    Additional Sleeping (double bed) in Basement

  • Sunset by the Lakeside Fire Pit

    Sunset by the Lakeside Fire Pit

  • Lakeside Deck & Floating Dock

    Lakeside Deck & Floating Dock

  • Our Backyard is a Winter Wonderland!

    Our Backyard is a Winter Wonderland!

  • Welcome Home!

    Welcome Home!

  • Best Place to Relax After A Day of Skiing

    Best Place to Relax After A Day of Skiing

  • Another View of The Great Room

    Another View of The Great Room

  • Master Bath w/ Tub for 2!

    Master Bath w/ Tub for 2!

  • 'His' Bedroom... pull out trundle too

    'His' Bedroom... pull out trundle too

  • Family Room in Basement

    Family Room in Basement

  • Autumn Leaves

    Autumn Leaves

  • Screened-in Porch, facing Lake

    Screened-in Porch, facing Lake

  • A Sparkling Summer Day on Upper Rhoda Pond!

    A Sparkling Summer Day on Upper Rhoda Pond!

VRBO #614961

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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