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Total Privacy & Killer Panoramic Views of the Berkshire Mts

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Last updated: 04/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and over...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Limited Accessibility:

    two steps up from outside of house to inside of house through front door and 1 step up from back door into house. Only 1 step up inside house to bedrooms ....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) Sofa bed in living room converts to a king size bed, Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Additional single roll away bed in MB closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) king size fold out bed in sofa in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Convection oven, breakfast nook, outdoor deck with umbrella's to sit and take in the view, ceiling fans in every room, wooden floors throughout, additonial heating units in each bathroom, cathedral ceiling in living room w/a real wood burning fireplace. Screened in porch with furniture and view. Incredibly private!...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV basic family tier level service available ( upgrades available upon request)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Plasma screen TV in Living room. 2 small tvs for plug and play VHS tapes or DVD player...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Librabry of videos in MB, lots of movies for children and plenty of old movies for adults...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Bicycles ( 2 singles , 1 tandem)...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    May be difficult depending on your mobile carrier...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of places to park cars, boat, trailer...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) local unlimited calling. Calling card for long distance calls provided but limited by amount left on card...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    plenty of wood, burn a fire as long as you want. you pull the handle towards you to open the flue...moreless


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Great kitchen, fully equipped with convection oven...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    table with umbrella on deck seats 4-5 screened in porch through french doors off living room seats 4- 5...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.6
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$325 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,585 $3,990
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • linens, cleaning, trash $125
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


Internet, WiFi and Direct TV are provided, however, weather related service problems will not warrant a rent reduction or refund.

Minimum deposit of $250 required upon signing of lease.

This amount will vary depending on length of stay and the number of people and pets. This is a security deposit and will be returned within a 14 days of your departure.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/11/2017
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Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Ancramdale, NY, USA:
Located 1 1/2 hrs ( 90 miles) from NYC. Great local atmosphere. Amazing views. 60 acres

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home offers total privacy, fresh mountain air and water (artesian well), tranquility, and magnificent views.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

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  • Enjoy the view!!!!!

    Enjoy the view!!!!!

  • front deck

    front deck

  • view from the enclosed porch

    view from the enclosed porch

  • master bedroom with queen bed & private bathroom

    master bedroom with queen bed & private bathroom

  • winter dusk

    winter dusk

  • tranquility


  • breakfast nook w/views

    breakfast nook w/views

  • living room with wood burning fireplace

    living room with wood burning fireplace

  • french doors off LVRM view thru enclosed porch

    french doors off LVRM view thru enclosed porch

  • livingroom couch

    livingroom couch

  • 2nd bdrm with queen bed

    2nd bdrm with queen bed

  • 3rd bdrm with full size bed

    3rd bdrm with full size bed

  • summertime


  • view on a winter day

    view on a winter day

  • eastern view

    eastern view

  • Summer time view from the porch

    Summer time view from the porch

  • great room with fireplace flanked by bookshelves

    great room with fireplace flanked by bookshelves

  • kitchen


  • kitchen


  • 3rd bdrm with full size bed

    3rd bdrm with full size bed

  • 3rd bdrm

    3rd bdrm

VRBO #66459

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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