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Book Your Summer Getaway Now! Pool, BBQ, Big Skies

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 8 Sleeps

Summer sun. Cocktails by the pool. Slow days. There’s nothing like summer in Columbia County. Especially when you stay at the Orchard, our beautiful 200-year-old farmhouse! Enjoy old-world charm with all the comforts of modern life. Not to mention short drives to Hudson and beyond!

The Orchard is picturesque and perfectly situated at just 2 hours from New York City. It’s close enough for a last-minute trip, and far enough to feel like you’re on vacation.

About the House

Wide-plank floors and exposed beams show the craftsmanship and detail of early 1800’s construction and design. (While the Nest thermostat and strong Wi-Fi show the focus on comfort and enjoyment.) The house once stood on hundreds of acres of orchard land. Towering old-growth maples, weeping willows, tasteful landscaping, and rock walls remain, transporting you back to those simpler times.


• Fully outfitted (the owner is a chef)

• New appliances

• Drip coffee maker

• Espresso machine

• Lots of counter space

• Dishwasher

• Reverse-osmosis water filter

• Plenty of utensils

• Breakfast bar

• Pellet stove for extra heat and that cozy orange glow


• New mattresses (one king, three queen)

• Master bedroom has master bath

• Samsung Smart TVs in most bedrooms

Other Amenities

• Washer/dryer

• Strong Wi-Fi

• Bathrooms fully stocked with soaps, shower items and appliances

Indoor Activities

• Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services

• Large Samsung Smart TV in the living room and master bedroom

• Plenty of board games

• Large collection of vinyl records/turntable and Bluetooth sound system

• Wood fireplace

Nearby Outdoor Activities

• 300-acre sculpture park — OMI International Arts Center

• Martin Van Buren National Historic Site nature area and hiking trails

• Hike along the Hudson River

• Drive-in movie theater

• Hudson Village


• This is a serious foodie area. There’s no shortage of great places to eat between Kinderhook, Hudson and Chatham.

Make it a B&B weekend

Contact the owner/chef for details about food plans.

Please note that reservations of more than 8 guests are subject to additional fees.

More Details

Mary and Dave
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2018

About Mary and Dave

Two nice people who have rented plenty of VRBO listings and understand what people want in a vacation rental.

Mary and Dave purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Mary and Dave chose Valatie

Because we want people to feel the immediate sense of home, quiet, and relaxation we felt when we first laid eyes on it.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The Orchard is the perfect combination of old world charm and modern conveniences. Farmhouse feel with super-fast Wi-Fi. The fireplace aroma mixes with the scent of fresh espresso. Local, organic food bought from nearby farms gets washed down by perfect cocktails from spirits distilled (literally) down the block. And for dessert, the world's best apple cider donuts.


Valatie Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , tub , Amazing oversized claw-foot tub!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding


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Book Your Summer Getaway Now! Pool, BBQ, Big Skies
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 13 year wedding anniversary here! This house is literally the best house we as a family have ever stayed in. It has everything you could want! Perfect for small or large groups. It was just my wife, my 3 year old son and myself but we definitely would love to come back with our friends next year! We’re sad to leave today but we know we will be returning! Thank you so much for sharing this special place with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd summer at the Orchard and we loved it just as much as the first time. We wanted someplace to just relax and unwind. Since we live in NYC, this is the perfect get away, only about 2.5 hours away. The house is immaculate and uncluttered. The beds are the most comfortable I've slept in (including 5 star hotels). Dave and Mary are available via phone/email in a moments notice if there are any problems. We will be back in the fall.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home, wonderful property with great pool in the most gorgeous setting. Owners lovely and quickly responsive with any questions we had. We hope to be able to return in the future, feeling fortunate to have been able to enjoy a fantastic stay with our family at The Orchard! Thank you, Mary and Dave!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous get away!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations came together for a fabulous week of family fun at the orchard. Tons of room and had everything we needed to have a relaxing time. The pool was the main attraction for family fun during the day and fires, movies and games in the evening made for good memories. Definitely a place to return too!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place for a perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We came here for a vacation with some of our closest friends right after we got married, and it was perfect! We took turns cooking breakfast and dinner in the amazing kitchen each day, had some fantastic night swims and game nights, and loved the a/c and open floor plan! You get a pretty private location to relax in, but you aren't far at all from some stores and restaurants, and a great little farm stand too. The furniture was gorgeous and comfy, plenty of space to hang out in, and rooms to retreat to if you needed some downtime. The heated pool was great, easy to use, and got lots of sun all day long. Super clean home, well maintained, the owner was readily available to answer any questions we had, and there were very clear and easy instructions and rules for the pleasure of using their home for the week! Beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved this farmhouse!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house so that we could get together with our NY family in a place where we could hangout, swim and enjoy the Hudson Valley. The farmhouse had tons of charm with some really nice upgrades. We had fun with the two living rooms. We'd have cocktails and play records in the formal living room and then after dinner chill-out in the other living room. The bedrooms were comfortable and each had their own style and fit our needs perfectly. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook and entertain with. We shopped at a local farm stand and went out for ice cream at night. One of the reasons we rented this house was for the pool and even through the house had great AC the pool was where we cooled off and just soaked up the sun. We'd love to do it again! Thanks Mary and David.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Albany International Aitport
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Hudson Amtrak Station
Car: necessary

Kinderhook is 20 minutes from Hudson, which is famous for good food, drinks, and antiquing. Other Hudson Valley towns as well as Western Massachusetts and Albany are also nearby and easily accessible for day trips.

Kinderhook is the birthplace and residence of 8th US president Martin Van Buren, and an important site during the American Revolution. There are many historical sites and tours nearby. The town was settled around 1650 and grew in popularity over the next few hundred years. Much of the town's architecture either remains or has inspired what came after it.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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