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

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
30 nights

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.

Tina Soares
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016

About Tina Soares

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

Why Tina Soares chose Berkshires

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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(2 traveler reviews)

Ski All Day then Relax in Fab House - 15 Mins from Catamount, 2 Hrs from NYC!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
New York, NY


  • 5 of 5

I do not have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe how spectacular this house is. No matter what the weather every member of my family was entertained...

We watched beautiful sunsets by the lake - wrapped in blankets and drinking fine wine and at breakfast, we watched beautiful red foxes cross the frozen lake, hit just so by the morning light... really stunning! We went on breathtaking hikes and spent fun filled days on the slopes. And once home, tired and cold, some cuddled by the fireplace, others played pool and then we all watched movies on the giant screen in the basement.. Really, there is something for all and we are so glad we were able to experience it!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter and (summer) escape

  • 5 of 5

This fabulous country house is a dream come true. Ideal location with all of the amenities. The home is warm, inviting and great for families. We enjoyed a wonderful vacation with our children and some extended family. The open kitchen made it easy to cook as a group and there was plenty of seating for everyone at mealtimes. Everyone found something to do in the local area and at night we were all happy to read and play games by the fire. This home is a great get a away.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Copake Lake Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $750

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Copake Lake Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • En Suite Master Bath - toilet , tub , bidet
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower , Located next to cedar suana
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
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

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