About this listing
Winter has arrived, bringing snow and new adventures. Ski, skate, or snuggle w/hot cocoa! There is nothing more peaceful than watching deer graze at twilight. The Hudson Valley is always amazing. Come visit and discover the joys of Columbia County.
Hi! Welcome to our peaceful home. This two bedroom ranch is up a hill, out of sight, and ready to make you feel at home. Here you will be able to lounge around, inside or out, and use it as a jumping off point to all the wonderful things the Hudson Valley area has to offer.
Our home is located in southern Columbia County in a tiny little town called Gallatin. We are near Ancram and Pine Plains.
We have two bedrooms of equal size. One bedroom has a king bed, the other a bunk bed and a twin bed with a trundle. Both rooms have big closets and lots of drawers. There is a piano in the living room and comfy furniture to lounge on. We have a wood stove to keep you warm. The house is complete with all kitchen utensils, towels, sheets, pillows, blankets, and books and games. We have a binder full of info on where things are in the house and instruction booklets for things like the coffee maker and other gadgets. There is a washer and dryer available. We have table and chairs on the porch as well as lawn furniture and a gas grill.
There is no cable or internet service and cell service can be spotty. We do have a TV and DVD player and VCR.
We are a three mile walk to Lake Taghkanic State Park, about 18 miles to Catamount Ski Area, 28 miles to Butternut, 16 miles to downtown Hudson, 20 miles to Rhinebeck, and 25 miles to Great Barrington. There are a million great places to visit here and we have two binders full of with info on many of the places you can enjoy nearby.
Please be aware that occasionally it may not be possible to drive up the driveway in winter. Last year it happened twice and the year before just once, but it does happen. We have a space at the bottom of the driveway for you to safely park and there are sleds available to pull things up and down should you need to.
We are happy to answer your questions as I am sure we are leaving something out!
All we ask is for you to please respect our home and treat it as your own. We are open to well behaved pets. Before booking please contact us and tell us a little about your pet and be aware that we do have a leash law. Please, absolutely no smoking.
Hi! I don't think I have too many rules but absolutely no smoking. Really, no smoking anywhere on the property, inside or out, PLEASE!!! We trust guests will be respectful of our property and treat our home as you would your own. Please turn off lights and appliances you aren't using and keep the heat down. We have a well, so please be mindful to conserve water. We also have a septic tank and your stay will be much more fun if you are mindful of what you flush. Please clean up after yourself and leave the house the way you found it. and if you have any questions feel free to call and ask, we are happy to answer questions!
Thanks so much!
We had a great time at Elisa and Bruce beautiful home. The house is spacious and much better than the pics,the house is fully equipped and in good condition, there are alooot of games , books and movies, and the location is fabulous.
Elisa was a perfect host. Really quick with communication before the trip and trying to make it most comfortable for me ( even organizing a bike from her daughter since I didn't have a car to get around). The house has a nice atmosphere and is spacious. Many good books and a beautiful little swing outside. Great if you wanna get away for a while and be creative.
I was seeking a secluded weekend away with my family, that combined the experience of camping with the conveniences of a cottage for my family. Elisa's property provided all of that. Her and her husband were gracious and exceedingly responsive hosts both prior to and during our stay.
The place was clean and well stocked with linens. The property was a lovely, large private space, and they included a firepit upon request. Elisa has several really well organized binders full of information about the house, as well all the surrounding area and recreation.
I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet stay in the hudson valley.
Elisa's house was wonderful and exactly what we needed! Lots of space, in a calm area, great games and videos. I would definitely recommend it.
Elisa was great and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. The house itself is very comfortable and clean. I would recommend her place to anyone interested in a quiet vacation close to parks, hiking and Hudson.
We enjoyed our stay at Elisa's cozy house very much. It was indeed peaceful and comfortable, and well stocked with supplies (towels, blankets, tea, cookies, etc.) and interesting books to read. My 4-year-old son loved the bunk bed, the piano, the porch swing, and all the games, toys, and VHS tapes. I also appreciated the large binders they provided with instructions for things around the house, directions to nearby stores and restaurants, and information about attractions in the areas. The lack of wifi and cell service took a little getting used to and people staying here should be prepared for it, but since it wasn't in their control I can't really hold it against the owners. (And having all the info in the binders definitely helped!) Elisa was a very welcoming host and responded quickly to questions. I would definitely recommend a stay here!
We had a terrific stay at Elisa's house! We felt very welcome and comfortable. We went skiing at Catamount, which is about 30 minutes away. Elisa's husband Bruce welcomed us upon our arrival, showed us around the house, and was an overall pleasure. The kitchen was well-equipped for lots of cooking, and we found the house to be the perfect cozy getaway we needed. We would highly recommend staying there.
About the Host, Elisa
Hi! This is me doing what I am usually doing - something for someone else. I am actually part of an inseparable pair with Bruce. We would love to share our piece of New York with you.