Hudson Valley - Picardy Farm: Main & Garden House

Farm stay hosted by Stefan

  1. 14 guests
  2. 7 bedrooms
  3. 8 beds
  4. 6 baths
Entire home
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This lovingly restored 19th-century Greek revival home is full of history and character and possesses a surprisingly spacious interior. A wide center hall opens to a light-filled living room and separate dining room. French doors and two huge bay windows let the outdoors in. The home is an impressive, tastefully furnished 7 bedroom property with 5 full baths and 2 powder rooms and chefs kitchen. Accommodates up to 14 guests.

Please no events and no pets.

The space
The original main house is a classic 4 bedrooms upstairs with Living, Dining and kitchen spaces on the main level. A self-contained attached second home includes another living and dining space lined with bookshelves and has another of the home's 5 fireplaces. The large country kitchen features 2 deep farm style sinks, a 6 burner professional stove, and spacious pantry. This room opens onto an informal dining area. In the home's lower level, a 'tavern room' opens out to a historic stone well. On that level, there is another full kitchen and full bath, as well as a laundry room. This section opens into the guest wing with an office and 3 more bedrooms plus full bath, and a mudroom.

On the property are curving stone walls, white picket fences, old growth hardwoods, stream with a wooden bridge, and perennial gardens. Outbuildings include a large playhouse, a carriage house with original stone foundation, and a barn converted to a 2 car garage.
This listing is for the main house and tavern section of the home.

Truly delightful.

New: outdoor hot tub and shower! Other buildings, like the old schoolhouse wich was beeing transformed to a dedicated Meditation & Yoga room can be used upon request. The gym can be used. Besides the other equipment you will find a "mirror" in the gym, that provides live online workout classes. (This isn't just a mirror. It's a cardio class, it's a yoga studio, it's a boxing ring, it's your new personal trainer, and it's so much more.)

Your perfect, personal, intimate, serene retreat space. Starting from 2021 we offer personal chef - yoga & meditation teacher, masseur, personal trainer - daily housekeeping upon request ( mid week housekeeping included in our rates ).

Stays beyond 7 days require a weekly cleaning service at 30 usd per hour - 4 hours per week.

Originally owned by Artie Shaw, widely regarded as “one of jazz’s finest clarinetists”, Picardy Farm and its surroundings inspired Shaw to make his most significant strides as a musician and compose tunes reflective of the landscape. 

”Picardy Farm..." Shaw wrote. "Good God, the emotions those two words evoke. The place where for the first time in my life I had found a real home, a warm sense of security, and a feeling of calm and peace of mind."
That sense of pristine beauty, clarity, and peace of mind is never far away in Shaw’s recordings, and has probably never been equaled in jazz history.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Pine Plains, New York, United States

This home is centrally located within Northern Dutchess County in Pine Plains; close to the towns, Millbrook, Millerton, and Rhinebeck, minutes from the Wassaic Metro-North train station, accessible to Catamount Ski Mountain.

Swimming Lakes
- Pine Plains Town Beach (7min)
- Hunns Lake (7min)
- Lake Wononscopomuc (15min)
- Twin Lakes, CT (25min) (naturally prestine lake, feels like you are in Canada)

Many: Hiking trailis, Biking, trails, horseriding trails, cross country sking, snowshoeing and skiing.

- We highly recommend the horse institute (11min)
- Millbrook Vineyards & Winery (offers breathtaking sunset views and wine tastings)
- Mashomack Polo Club (1900 acre preserve in Pine Plains, world renownd) (7min)
- Tamarack - Hunting & Fishing Club (10min)
- Pine Plains Equestrian Center (3min)

High quality, organic farm produced:
- Black Sheep Farm (3min) (24/7 Honor shop)
- McEnroe organic farm (7min) (Market & Eatery)
- Farmers Market, Millerton (10min)

- Innovative Dining in Kingston (45min)

Hosted by Stefan

  1. Joined in January 2013
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Living between Berlin, London and NYC, from Germany, ... Meditation , nature , ocean beaches , good friends and cuisine . Live , love , bloom


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During your stay

George, who lives in the neighborhood will be your main contact regarding booking and Check-In.
  • Languages: English, Français, Deutsch
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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