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1832 Colonial Farmhouse - Swimming Pool | Hudson River Valley

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bd 1.5 Ba On 7 Acres. Pvt Swimming Pool In Summer And Catamount Ski In Winter.

1832 Georgian Colonial farm house nestled on 7 acres in Taghkanic, NY and conveniently located in the Hudson River Valley with towns like Hudson, Great Barrington, Hillsdale, Millerton, Tivoli and Rhinebeck nearby.

Our home is situated off the road up on a hill above a pond and small stream. The living room has exposed wood beam ceilings, a large brick fireplace, and is beautifully furnished with a large comfortable down sofa and two leather wing chairs. Charming country kitchen and a dining room with a custom farm table made with reclaimed barn wood over 100 years old, a small reading nook, and wood burning stove.

There are three bedrooms, two furnished with queen sized Westin Heavenly beds and covered in comfortable bed linens. The third bedroom includes two single beds and antique furnishings. One full bath upstairs and a half bath down.

A short walk uphill from the house you will find a 200 year old post and beam barn – a great spot for summer bathing in the new swimming pool. In the winter it’s a great location to sled from! We also have a large fire pit with 8 Adirondack chairs – a great place for roasting marshmallows and making ‘smores.

From this location you are just minutes from Hillsdale, NY, scenic hiking in the Berkshires, antique stores, local artisan shops, seasonal farm stands, and fine dining in local farm to table restaurants. There are also a number of great farms for shopping! A highlight of local attractions in include Copake Country Club at Copake Lake, Bash Bish Falls, the Harlem River Rail Trail, Taghkanic State Park, New Forge State Park, The Hill Rock distillery, and performances at Bard College, Jacob’s Pillow, Tanglewood, and Williamstown Theatre.

INSTAGRAM - Check out hashtag #taghkanic1832 for more photos of life on the farm.

Video - https://vimeo.com/136601873

More Details

Owner
Ed Kuester
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2017

Why Ed Kuester chose Ancram

We've been traveling to the Hudson River Valley since 2000, convincing the parents to purchase a home on Copake Lake. We looked at homes from time to time but nothing really spoke to us until 2010 when we stumbled across this old house and piece of land (thanks to some friends or ours). We had been looking for an old farmhouse with more than just an acre or two of land... this ticked the box. Over the years we've done much of the work ourselves and much of it outside (check out #Taghkanic1832 for photos on Instagram). We love summer upstate and of course the outdoors. This explains why we installed a pool summer 2014! The landscape is quite beautiful and the house sits just perfectly on this land.

Amenities

Ancram Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full bath has new tub and tile work. Fresh and clean.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Westin Heavenly Beds in both Queen guest rooms. Very comfortable!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

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(2 traveler reviews)

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5

Historic Charm - Inviting, Peaceful, Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival you immediately notice this farmhouse on the hill standing proudly ready to be photographed. A picture perfect location. A welcoming committee of 3 deer in the field greeted us. As you enter the house an immediate welcoming & inviting feeling surrounds you. You can feel the historic charm and character of the house. The owners have added their personal touch that makes the home comfortable & cozy. Take a short walk up to the pool where you can simply relax and enjoy how quiet the location is. Amazing! The owners have provided everything you need for a perfect time away. This is an area rich in history and beauty of the Hudson Valley. The owners are extremely accommodating and want to make sure you have a wonderful time at their country home. We are looking forward to visit again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time at our home; you were perfect guests. We look forward to hosting you again next year!
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A Lovely Escape

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful get away from nyc. We rented the house for a family gathering including my two young boys. The house was perfect for our needs and situated on a beautiful piece of property. We sipped coffee on the front porch while enjoying the wildlife. We would frequently spot a family of deers in the woods and hear the bullfrogs in the pond! The pool area is newly done and modern . It is just a short walk up the hill. You don't need to leave the house for anything (except of course to get food for grilling)! The owners were incredibly helpful at ensuring we were well taken care of. There is even a pack n play and a high chair for use with young kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a wonderful time at our home. It's a special place and we love sharing it with others. We look forward to the opportunity of having you back again in the future.
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Copake Country Club
"We were married here."
The Greens at Copake Country Club
Local 111 LLC
"One of our favorite places to eat!"
Crossroads Food Shop
"Great place for breakfast before hitting the slopes. Easy for lunch too!"
Catamount Ski Area
"Great local skiing."
Guido's Fresh Marketplace
"Great supermarket... a little far, but worth the excursion."
Hawthorne Valley Farm Store
"Fantastic local farm store - with local products. Small, local and charming. Well worth the ..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Greens @ Copake Country Club
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Hudson
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Taghkanic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Greens @ Copake Country Club
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Catamount
Car: necessary

Central to Hudson, Great Barrington, Hillsdale, Millerton, Tivoli and Rhinebeck. Access to Bard College, Jacobs Pillow (Dance), Tanglewood, Williamstown Theatre, and Hancock Shaker Village.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $35
Cleaning Fee $150

Pool Heater is charged based on usage at cost.

While we appreciate the interest, at this point in time we are not considering stays longer than 10 days. We also do not accept Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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