About the property
- Cottage1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Elegant and charming 4 bedroom, 3 bath lakefront property with Western exposure
This is a uniquely charming two dwelling property on Copake Lake with outstanding views of the lake, mountains, sky, and sunsets.
The Main house is a 1950’s cottage that was expertly renovated in 2014. Decorated in an equally elegant and idiosyncratic country style. New mechanicals throughout, yet all the charm of the original cottage. The cottage is comprised of three main spaces …a master bedroom with a full private bathroom, a kitchen/dining area which opens onto the light-filled living room, and a bunkroom with two pairs of built in bunkbeds. A second bathroom is off of the living room and there is a loft space above with great light and views to the lake. Three pairs of French doors open up the West wall of the living room to a large wood deck, with wrap-around seating, overlooking the lake
The Guest house was built in the early ’80’s and is built into the hillside landscape which lends it a treehouse like quality. It has recently been converted to have a guest bedroom with a full, private bathroom as well as a laundry room below. The bedroom is a self-sufficient, light-filled room with a dresser, closet, coffee niche, under-counter refrigerator, electric kettle, plates, utensils, cutting board, and glassware. In the warmer months there is also a French cafe’ table and two chairs for the deck. Perfect for the in-laws, newlyweds, late sleepers, introverts, or the reclusive writer. It’s a vacation within a vacation when you sleep in the guest house.
Combined, the property has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and can sleep up to a maximum of 8 adults, in beds, comfortably. (please see rates for applicable fees)
The house is only a short 20-minute drive in either direction to two of the most charming towns in the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires. The town of Hudson, to the West, has many antique shops, restaurants, and bars and is situated right along the Hudson River. Great Barrington, to the East, is just over the Massachusetts border, is great for families ... there is a movie theater, two toy stores, and one of the largest candy stores around. Fine and casual dining is possible in both towns and along the roads between here and there.
This Copake Lakehouse is the ultimate four season rental. There is always something to do
To view additional photos, check out our Instagram and Tumblr accounts. We have also included a recent article in the WSJ:
Winter - Ice skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice-fishing are all possible right on Copake Lake when it freezes over around the beginning of January each winter. Skiing, snowboarding, and tubing are 15-30 minutes away, respectively, at nearby Catamount Ski Area or Ski Butternut
Spring/Summer – Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing in the super clean and clear freshwater lake. The lake’s health is carefully monitored and maintained by the Copake Lake Conservation Society. Contact Copake Lake Boat and Ski for rates and availability of boat and paddle board rentals or for water skiing or wake boarding. (518) 325-5464
Autumn – Possibly the most beautiful time of year with colorful foliage and moderate temperatures … perfect for hiking at Bash Bish Falls and biking for miles on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Bike rentals are available at Bash Bish Bicycle (518) 329-4962.
Aside from all the sports and outdoor activities there are many ways to do nothing at all and simply enjoy relaxing in nature or a cozy spot inside. There is a hammock, Adirondack chairs, picnic table and benches, canvas folding chairs, a swim platform, upper decks, lower decks, and a dock all situated with spectacular views of the water and as much shade or sun as you like.
For those of you that love outdoor cooking there are two Weber grills as well as a smoker for making some real, low and slow smokey barbecue.
Whether it's a weekend getaway for the family, just the two of you, a small family reunion, or a group of friends on a ski or hiking trip ... you'll see that everything here is just right and filled with light. For every season there's a reason to come to Copake Lake.
Vincent & Natasha Mazeau
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Vincent & Natasha Mazeau
Father, Artist, Craftsman, Art Director, and Cook ... born and raised on the East Coast
Vincent & Natasha Mazeau purchased this Cottage in 2012
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
perfect in every way imaginable!
Thank you Natasha and Vincent!
Beyond the useful descriptions, the ease of booking and communication, the cleanliness, the beautiful accommodations and thoughtful decor, the great customer service and provided amenities, and the kind local recommendations; we will forever remember waking up to the sun rising above a partially frozen lake with a thin layer of fog floating above its silent surface. We feel extremely lucky to have an experienced this truly special cottage and look forward to returning.
Always a 10 !
This was my second time staying at this property and I am in love! It has every amenity you could possibly need for a relaxing weekend off the grid. My friends and I really enjoyed our time here. It’s so cozy and comfortable and is exactly what we needed. Can’t wait to come back! Thank you so much Vincent & Natasha!
Great location and setting
Couldn't ask for anything more
Perfect lake house getaway!
Natasha and Vince's lake house was perfect for our family in every way. We loved the attention to detail throughout, the privacy, the access to the lake and the canoe, kayaks, and SUPs, the great toys for the kids to play with, and so much more. Can't wait to come back again!
I really cannot say enough good about our stay at Copake Lake. Natasha and Vincent are so thorough and helpful prior to the trip that you literally arrive with no questions whatsoever. The house is incredible. Very well maintained and clean. Slept with the windows opened and enjoyed the wonderful peace. The water is warm and clean. The swim dock is a great place to relax as is the ample waterside dock. This property seemingly has some of the most lake frontage around yet it is super private. Trust me, you'll never want to leave. We started looking at property before we ever left. You've definitely found the place for your getaway.
Bash Bish Falls, Catamount Aerial Adventure Park, Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Club Helsinki Hudson, Fish and Game Restaurant, The Prairie Whale Restaurant, Dutchess and Columbia County Fairs, Tanglewood, Thomas Cole House
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Rental agreement required. Weekly rates are for Friday to Friday. Check in 4pm and Check out 11am Weekend rates are for Friday to Sunday. Check in 4pm and Check out 4pm Monthly is for the calendar month, 1st to 30th (28th,31st) Holiday rates and minimums apply for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years as well as certain time periods during the year. Please email for quote All apologies, but, rates are not negotiable Animal horns, fur throws, and two small taxidermy birds have been used to decorate the houses. If these make you uncomfortable this may not be a suitable rental house for you