JP Dorr House Historic Hillsdale NY

House - Entire home/apt · Rte, Hillsdale, NY 12529, United States

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the JP Dorr house has all the conveniences of modern life. Use as a base for exploring the Berkshires and "chic" Columbia County or just savor the coziness inside with the family.

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the JP Dorr house has all the conveniences of modern life. Use as a base for exploring the Berkshires and "chic" Columbia County or just savor the coziness inside with the family.

The Space

Enjoy rural beauty in the Berkshires! Our 200 year old house is authentic, comfortable and family friendly. The house is 2 hours from NYC, 10 miles from Great Barrington and 20 miles from Hudson. The house has hammocks,swings antiques, books and games, 5 fireplaces and a massage chair. 1 BR has a queen sized bed, one has a full size bed. There are two kid's BR’s; one with a brand new full sized bed and a full size futon and the other with a single bed.
Great for a romantic weekend, a spa getaway or a family weekend. There's plenty to do in the area.

The house has wireless internet and digital HD tv with premium channels. (which can be turned off if you want to get away).

The main floor includes a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor gas grill, formal dining area; living room and a full bath with full-sized washer/dryer. The house has original wideboard floors and plaster walls.

The second floor has four bedrooms, and a brand new full bathroom.

On a clear night, the dark sky has more stars than the Greek isles. Catch the Perseid meteor showers in early August.

Nearby towns of Lenox, Lee, Pittsfield, and Stockbridge in the Berkshires have galleries, museums, kids attractions, historical points and more.

Amenities include:
Wireless internet, Cable TV, Full Chef's Kitchen, Dishes, Glassware, Utensils, Cookware, New Refrigerator, Stove and Oven, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Dishwasher, Toaster, Weber Gas Grill

Bed Linens, Blankets, Pillows, Bath Towels,

DVD player, Books, Games and Toys for Kids and Adults, Electric keyboards, electric guitar, amp and room to play

Phone, Iron and Ironing Board, Alarm Clocks Washer/Dryer, Porch, Ceiling Fans Ample Parking.
Kids welcome. Treehouse, swing set, 2 bicycles, 3 kayaks

Activities and Attractions: The surrounding area offers antiquing, hiking, golfing, canoeing, kayaking. fishing, hunting, dining, skiing, snowboarding, tubing and lots of Berkshire and upstate rural charm. Catamount ski area has an adventure park with zip lines two minutes from the house. Miniature golf, a driving range and go carts are less than one mile away. And our inground pool and hammocks are a great way to pass the day until dinner.

Antiquing abounds in Sheffield, Great Barrington, Hudson, Rhinebeck and many other surrounding towns. Nearby auction houses include Meisner's, Copake Auction, Stair Galleries.

Several state parks offer fishing, hunting, hiking, within a 30 minute drive.

Area activities: Spas, (Canyon Ranch, Kripalu, Body and Soul, ), Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing, Museums (Norman Rockwell, Berkshire Museum, Mass Moca), Botanical gardens, Religious shrine, Golfing, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Canoeing, Freshwater Fishing, Snowmobiling, Biking, Water Skiing, Dining, Whitewater Rafting, Fly Fishing, Mountain Climbing, Swimming, Boating, Pier Fishing, Tennis.

2 minutes to ski slopes of Catamount ((email hidden)), 20 minutes to Butternut Ski Basin

4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
# of Guests at Rates Listed: 8, if children and adults, 6 if adults only
Smoking Allowed Outside only
Shower Yes
Tub Yes
Linens/Towels Provided Yes
Cleaning Fee Yes
Local Telephone Use Yes
Cable TV Yes
Internet Yes
Wii U and games

Guest Access

Guests have access to everything in the house.

Interaction with Guests

We will not be there. We will help you if there are questions about the area we can answer.

The Neighborhood

Hillsdale is the gateway to the Berkshires and to Hudson NY. It has oodles of charm, easy to difficult hiking trails. great restaurants, a beautiful old New England style church, the Hawthorne Valley Farm nearby and lots to do.

Getting around

There is no convenient public transit. You need a car. Can get here by plane to Albany and rent a car, or to any of the NY airports and rent a car.

Other Things to Note

The house is comfortable and filled with antiques. But it is not stuffy! Kids are welcome. Pots and pans in the beehive stove are left from the original owners, (c.1810) but there are also newer pots and pans for you to use. Bathrooms are a new two years old. The house envelopes one with warmth.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $2000 /week
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $125
Check In: 9:00 AM
Check Out: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The house was great, everything we wanted. It's a beautiful setting and very quirky and interesting inside (hidden staircase anyone?)

    The garden was very large, perfect for free running kids plus the dog. We grilled all meals and relaxed outside most of the time.

    We really enjoyed the pool also, and having it gated off was a real plus for the parents.

    Would definitely stay again.

    July 2014
  • We had a nice (email hidden) Dorr house. It's close walking distance to food/shopping in Hillsdale and there's a big backyard which is probably great in the summer.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    February 2014
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Kennedy HS, Bellmore, NY, University of Michigan, NYU, Hunter College School of Social Work
We're from New York City and love to go the country to unwind. Our house restores us from the frazzle of the week and slows down life in a delightful way. We like when other people enjoy our home and get the same restoration and refreshment we do. We are happy to provide information about the area that we have learned over the past twelve years we've been coming here.
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