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Lakewood Estate - Private, Historic Hudson Valley, Less than 1 hour to NYC

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths2
Space 7,474 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Estate on 200 protected acres - Farmhouse with modern kitchen, tennis, lakes

With expansive grounds including meadows, forest, lakes and beautiful vistas, tennis on property, hiking trails, guests find peace and tranquility on turn-of-the-century property. Corporate and family retreats welcome. Cooking available by trained chefs. Property perfect for weddings, reunions, retreats, and meetings. Farmhouse sleeps 16-24 guests in a private, historic, yet updated setting with gourmet cooks kitchen featuring Miele and Viking appliances, and a large island perfect for gathering. Bring only your toothbrush for a great escape from the city. Everything you need is provided. Proprietor will shop for provisions, if desired. Country living in a beautiful outdoor setting, spectacular views, rock outcroppings, restored stone walls, step back in time - feels like a world away! Yet less than one hour to Manhattan, 20 miles to Westpoint, Hudson River and Hudson Valley attractions, sports, nature, restaurants, peaceful walks, bird watching, kayaking and more. Private weddings welcome. Site fee is proportionate to guest size. In house catering and preferred vendors may be provided. Eight bedrooms plus basement accommodations (if needed). 15 real beds. Sleeps 23 in real beds. 7 bathrooms. Check rates for over 16 guests.

More Details

Greta Hanson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Greta Hanson

I enjoy family and friends, tennis, hiking, vegetable gardening and all kinds of gatherings with families. We plan family reunions, parties, dinners, weddings and events of all kinds. Lakewood Estate is an ideal setting to come together with friends and family. Let us help you plan a momentous occasion here. Catering is available. Micro greens are picked fresh daily (when in season). We are confident that you will enjoy your time at Lakewood Estate. Many make this their spot for an annual getaway or reunion.

Greta Hanson purchased this estate in 1895

Why Greta Hanson chose Croton-on-Hudson

Lakewood Estate is your ideal getaway in the Hudson Valley. The grounds surrounding the house total 23 acres. The updated yet restored farmhouse was built in 1895. Unique architectural touches with a modern cook's kitchen with Viking and Miele appliances make a great combination. Working fireplace, beautiful wide plank flooring, circular entrance foyer. Perfect for family or friend gatherings and retreats where up to 24 people will sleep comfortably. Enjoy sitting together in large dining room for special celebratory dinners. Activities galore or simply take in the beautiful views with a glass of wine or a cup of early morning coffee.

What makes this estate unique

Perfect privacy and peaceful setting yet less than an hour to NYC. Reunions, Corporate Retreats and Boutique Weddings- be it attending a Broadway play in the city or fishing in the pond, to mountain biking. Make this your home while here. If you need onsite catering, we're happy to cook you a beautiful, fresh meal from our gardens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a great spot for a large group. We celebrated our Mother's birthday with 20+ people. It was nice to have 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The house is beautiful, yet comfortable, plenty of room to spread out. The property is great for hiking, tennis, etc. Very easy to get into NYC by train. Fresh flowers were waiting for us. We had a memorable weekend!
Nov 2015
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Croton-on-Hudson Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7474 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Helen and Isadora Duncan - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Living Room Powder Room - toilet
    lower quarters - toilet
    Frederick Purdy Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Kitchawan Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Van Cortlandt's Room and Hannah Fierstein's Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ted Williams' Room and Madam Orser's Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms are restored with period tile work and luxurious, fluffy towels and rugs. Shampoos and soaps, makeup remover are provided. Additional amenities may be sourced through owner in advance, upon request.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • The Frederick Purdy Suite - 1 king , Frederick Purdy Suite bathroom ensuite
    The Ted Williams Suite - 1 double , share bath with The Dressing Room lg room can add double
    Helen's Chambre - 1 queen , shares bathroom with Isadora Duncan Suite
    The Kitchawan Suite - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , The Kitchawan Suite bathroom ensuite trundle and queen
    The Isadora Duncan Suite - 1 queen , shares a bathroom with Helen's Room lg room
    Lower Quarters one full two twins plus room for airbeds, cot - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Up to 6 on air beds, adult cots if you need the space
    Hannah Fierstein's Room - 2 twin/ single , The Trundle Room shares a bathroom with Sailor's Room
    Madam Orser's Room - 1 double , shares bath with Ted Williams Suite lg room can add double
    Van Cortlandt's Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , shares a bathroom with The Trundle Room
  • Bedrooms are furnished with period pieces and luxurious materials in velvets, cottons, linen,, silk draperies. The names are thematic with the history of Lakewood House and area history. Basement with ping pong table and bathroom. One full and two twin beds in basement create a dormitory for singles.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lakewood Estate will shop for provisions for you to prepare your own meals, or we may prepare any number of meals for you at your request. Our rate is $100/hr. We can organize a local car rental service for you. We can provide NYC airport pick up at $150.00 or local train pick up at $10.00. We are available to assist in making your travel plans seamless, so you truly enjoy your time here among family or friends. Welcome home to Lakewood Estate.


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Lakewood Estate - Private, Historic Hudson Valley, Less than 1 hour to NYC
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous setting, very pleasant owners, wish we could have stayed longer...

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and property!

  • 4 of 5

We had a terrific stay at Lakewood House! Five families from Boston, NY, and Baltimore met here for a long weekend. There was plenty of space for all of us and the layout of the house was perfect. We cozied up around the fire, explored the grounds, made meals in the kitchen, and the kids played in the basement or hide and seek throughout the house. We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property with an excellent host

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property, but the real gem was the above and beyond attention Greta provides to make your stay wonderful. She ensured everything was ready for our arrival and continued to provide great service during our stay. Would definitely stay here again for another long weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like home - but better!!

  • 5 of 5

This large home was perfectly situated for a friends weekend getaway, as well as being the perfect size. It was easy to get to whether driving or by public transportation, and close enough to NYC. Each family had their own room and there were enough bathrooms so that no one had to wait too long. The grounds were extensive, where we can choose to kayak in the lake, play tennis, take a nature hike or sit by the fire pit and make s'mores. The kitchen became a focal point for our group, being a nice size so we won't bump into eachother. But we also made good use of the grill!

Greta was so welcoming that her home felt like our home right away. She provided lovely touches to each room, making it feel like we are privileged guests in her home. She was extremely responsive in planning for the trip and ready to offer suggestions to make the weekend even better. We will definitely consider Lakewood House for our next weekend away!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house, amazing location, amazing host!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a 10-person, 4-day executive retreat. Easy, 1-hour drive from NYC. The home and property were beautiful and everyone had more than enough room. Gorgeous, fully furnished kitchen with everything we needed to cook for large, group dinners every night. Tons of great outdoor space for meals, s'mores around the fire pit, grilling, games, etc. The homeowner, Greta, was an amazing hostess. Extremely helpful and accommodating both before and during our stay. Gave us great tips on local attractions, transportation, shopping, etc. and helped us coordinate logistics for everything. Everyone had a great time - we'd definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2.6 Miles
Tagine Croton on Hudson
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hudson Hils Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.4 Miles
Metro North Croton Harmon Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
2.3 Miles
Justin Thyme
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Thunder Ridge Pawling NY
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping/weekly $300 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.38%

No charge for children under 7 years old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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