About the property
- House1760 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
When you follow the secluded tree-lined driveway and see this charming country home nestled into 60 acres of expansive open views of the surrounding dairy and horse farms and panoramic views of the Catskills and Berkshire Mountains, you’ll know you’ve come to the right place. Smell the fresh mountain air, feel the cool breezes blowing through the trees, listen to the soft chirping of the birds passing overhead, or the occasional crowing of a rooster from one of the many nearby farms.
The house, originally built as a hunting cabin in the 1960’s, has been expanded and modernized for full year round comfort. A fully equipped open kitchen looks to a cathedral ceilinged living-area with French doors that lead out to a private enclosed porch.
Located just a 1/4 mile from the quaint village of Ancramdale, is where you’ll find The Farmer’s Wife’s Market & Catering Co., The Grainery, serving ice cream and yogurt from the local dairy, Ronnybrook Farms, and a post office. If a bigger town with a large supermarket is what you’re after, take a scenic 10-minute drive to Millerton by travelling east on Route 8.
Millerton, bordering on CT, has a movie theatre that offers both Indie and feature films and houses a café and gallery on the second floor. Explore the many antique stores, restaurants, and a great book store called Oblong Books that has a full floor dedicated to children’s books and games. There is a biking and hiking trail that begins at the old RR depot and winds south through 10 miles of lush paved trails to the town of Amenia.
Copake Lake is only a 10 minute drive north up Route 3 where you can motor boat, water ski, fish, or jet ski. If you take Route 22 north and fork east onto Route 344 you’ll be headed toward the Taconic Park and now a great swimming hole, which was once a quarry. This is a great place for families to cool off or soak up the sun. From here Bash Bish Falls is just a short drive or bike ride away. You can either walk down to an observation area where you can sit on the rocks and enjoy the falls. Or for the more athletic, park at the bottom of the falls and either hike up the path 3/4 mile or climb along the rocks and through the dozens of water pools to where the falls begin.
If you were to continue your drive north on Route 22, and then make a right and head east on Route 23, you will come to the town of Hillsdale. You’ll find continuous antique shops and restaurants along the way. Next, you'll see Catamount Ski Area and a well known 4 star restaurant called The Suisse Hutte. Catamount offers downhill skiing both day and night.
The next stop, and only another few miles further, is the turn-of-the-century New England town of Great Barrington, MA. This town is loaded with boutiques and eateries to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. Continuing through to the end of town and a little further northeast brings you to yet another great ski resort called Butternut Mt. Butternut offers dozens of beautifully groomed slopes, 2 lodges and a snow tubing park.
Open year round, Taghanic Lake and State Park, is just a few miles west of the house. This park has acres and acres of beaches, ballfields, and picnic areas with outdoor barbeque grills. Lifeguards are on duty all summer long in designated swimming zones. Pedal boats and row boats can be rented by the hour. Or if you prefer, bring your own kayack, canoe or windsurf board.
Keywords: House, cabin, retreat, cottage, get away, private
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- English, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Lorrie Snyder
Built from a one room cabin in 1986. Sits at the front of 60 acres mostly wooded, with about 5-6 cleared acre around the house.. Great for mountain biking and ATV's
Lorrie Snyder purchased this House in 1986
Why Lorrie Snyder chose Ancramdale
Located 1 1/2 hrs ( 90 miles) from NYC. Great local atmosphere. Amazing views. 60 private acres
What makes this House unique
This home offers total privacy, fresh mountain air and water (artesian well), tranquility, and magnificent views.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
THIS WAS THE BEST CABIN!!!! My favorite New Year's Eve weekend of my life.
I can't describe fully how charming, comforting, peaceful, and restorative this cabin was. My cousins and significant others gathered together for the weekend and it was the perfect layout for this: we had the enclosed porch, a cozy gathering point in the comfortable living room around the fireplace, and an easily accessible kitchen to chat and cook. We even all sat in the breakfast nook overlooking the mountains and that became one of our favorite memories as it encouraged intimacy :) I loved it so much. The most important thing to me was that the house was warm and this one was SO cozy and warm. The books and games were wonderful, we had literally everything we needed, from extra shampoo, to plenty of blankets and towels, to things likes matches and olive oil and firewood, to all kitchen utensils you could need to cook for a good sized group. It was nice how the bedrooms were a step up from the rest of the home, and there was plenty of privacy. It had just snowed when we arrived, and the property manager did a great job of making sure the driveway was well-salted. We went for a walk in the snow and the teeny tiny town is adorable. We even used the outdoor fire pit in 5 degree weather! We all felt at peace there, and Lorrie is an incredible woman.
Spectacular views and peaceful getaway
We had a wonderful time over the Thanksgiving holiday. The views were fabulous and we were lucky enough to have good weather to sit outside and enjoy. The fireplace and family room was so cozy we spent a lot of family time there. The kitchen had everything we needed and beds were comfy. Lorrie was very responsive and provided much info about the home and area. We would definitely return again!!
A great get-away from New York Metro area
This house has a homey atmosphere with many personal decorations -- old photos of the house, people who used to live there, and original paintings. We felt like that we had lived there for decades and just came back from a long road trip. A very unique relaxed feeling. Everything we needed was there (e.g., shampoo, sugar, blanket), and they were well organized and in good condition.
There is a screened in porch with amazing views of a mountain ridge. With the french doors open, the porch becomes an extension of the living room and brings the outside in. You feel like that you are in nature from the comfort of the home. The one small downside is that you can still hear cars from the highway.
We spent a long weekend with our dog and enjoyed playing frisbee with him, running back to the kitchen for a snack, laying down and relaxing on the porch, and repeating the cycle... We had an amazing childlike summer get-away.
If you're looking for a break and a great place to do nothing in particular we highly recommend it.
Great location; close to everything. Total privacy and well kept. Owner couldn't be easier to deal with.....
If you want to get away to a beautiful, peaceful home, this is the place. The property is very private and the views are beautiful. The house is very well equipped, with everything you need to be comfortable. Wifi works well, if you need to work or just have contact with family and friends. There is Dish tv and Netflix, so you can watch tv and movies. The town is small, but there is a great little place for breakfast or lunch and meals to go, called The Farmer's Wife. It is such a relaxing experience if you just want a quiet weekend away. In the winter, the fireplace is a plus. Not too far from the city for a great escape.
Lovely week in the country
We rented this home for one week to visit with friends in the area. We are a family of four, including two boys, and a small dog. The home was perfect for our family. We loved sitting on the screened-in porch, to read, play games, or just enjoy the fabulous view. The home is very cozy, warm, and inviting. All of the amenities were exactly as described. We enjoyed fishing in the area, shopping in Millerton, and the Drive-in theatre in Amenia. We would definitely come back again and recommend this home to others. The owner was very responsive and made everything easy. It was a very memorable family vacation!
Exceptional hiking in and around the area
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Internet, WiFi and Direct TV are provided, however, weather related service problems will not warrant a rent reduction or refund.