Hudson Valley - Picardy Farm: Main House

Entire residential home hosted by Stefan

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 3.5 baths
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This 19th-century Greek revival home is full of history and character and possesses a surprisingly extensive interior. The home is an impressive 4 bedroom property with 3 full baths 1 powder room. Bedroom 1 is a King Size bed with an en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is a Queen size bedroom with en suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 and 4 are queen size bedrooms with a shared hallway bathroom.

Accommodates up to 8 guests.

Please no events and no pets.

The space
A wide center hall opens into a light filled living room with fireplace. French doors and two huge bay windows let the outdoors in. Another bright living and dining space with wide open vistas offers views over the rolling hills. The large country kitchen features everything needed to serve easily a group of 8 guests or even prepare and cook meals together in a group.

The former home of Artie Shaw and Ava Gardner. The Picardy Farm - 10 acres plus the adjacent 33 acres allow an endless view over the ancient indian land. It is located in the Hudson Valley, 2 hours north of Manhatten

On the property are curving stone walls, white picket fences, old growth hardwoods, stream with a wooden bridge, and perennial gardens.

The Picardy Farm consists of

A) The Main House (4 Bedrooms, up to 8 guests)
B) The Garden House (3 Bedrooms, up to 6 guests)
C) The Barn (3 Bedrooms, up to 6 guests)

which can be rented seperatly or together. The Main and the Gardenhouse are connected by a door.

New: hot tub! 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.

A perfect place to enjoy nature - yoga and meditation.

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
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed

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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.

For stays longer then one week, a weekly cleaning is required. Guests will pay the cleaning crew directly.
  • Languages: English, Français, Deutsch
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 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
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $5000

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