Our cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath post-and-beam house is located between Copake and Ancram, 2 hours north of New York City, close to both the Berkshires and Hudson. It is available for daily and weekly rentals, depending on the season. Sleeps 6 to 8.
The house is set on 7 acres of totally private, secluded land, off a picturesque dirt road and surrounded by woods, open lawn, and field. The view is stunning, the deck is huge, and the house is filled with books, toys, and games. Wildlife is everywhere--birds, turkeys, deer, possum, beaver and the sounds of owls and coyotes under the incredible stars at night. There are swings, a hammock, bikes and a treehouse/playhouse with a zip line on the property for the wee ones. It’s near all activities (hiking, skiing, tennis, golf, lake swimming, antiques shopping), cultural destinations (restaurants, theaters, educational events), and noteworthy towns (Hudson, Hillsdale, Millerton, Pine Plains, Great Barrington/Berkshires).
The house has a large open kitchen with Viking range and fridge for people who love to cook. The adjacent dining area has double-height ceilings and adjoins the open living room with wood stove for cozy fires. There is one queen bedroom downstairs, one queen bed upstairs, and one room with two single beds and a toddler bed (which has room for sleeping bags or air mattresses on the floor if you want to pack in visiting kids like we do).
The house has hi-speed wifi, an overhead projector with a large pull-down screen for movie viewing (there is a selection of DVDs or you can stream Netflix movies on it). There is a washer and dryer in the basement for laundry.
Please check back on availability often, as we usually do not know a long time in advance when the property is available for rent. Or feel free to contact me and ask about availability.
Other Things to Note
Two-night minimum stay! Also, Fridays/Saturdays usually have to be rented together. Thx!
No smoking or more than 6 adult guests. Thx
Perfect country break. We went as a group of 4, one couple and 2 singles and everyone felt like they had their own space. Incredibly peaceful and relaxing both inside and outside. We cooked countless meals there and the kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, utensils and an amazing oven! It felt a lot like staying in a friends home and we cannot wait to go back.
Highly recommended. Tim is very organized and the house was clean. It was a perfect weekend getaway.
My older son loved this house and our time here, so much that he cried when we left.
Tim and Maura were great and laid-back hosts, and were responsive to questions we had. It's a great house for kids -- the zipline, playhouse, and the toy Jeep were big attractions. The house is full of toys and knick-knacks, which our 6 year old absolutely loved exploring. The movie screen instead of TVs is a huge amenity -- we introduced our son to Star Wars at this house!!!
And the house itself has tons of farmhouse charm, with the sleeping loft, the wood all around, and the beautiful grounds. The house is in a good location, close to Hudson, and close to local lakes and parks. We happened to be here at the time of the Columbia County fair, which afforded us a view of our first demolition derby!
This house has the cozy, homey feeling of a being invited to stay at a friend's house when they're out of town, rather than a super-slick rental property.
Thank you Tim and Maura!!!
The house was even more charming than we expected, with everything required for a quiet, peaceful getaway. We really enjoyed taking walks down the deserted country roads, sitting on the deck. Tim responded to our few questions quickly and thoroughly.
This was the perfect house for our family--charming, open, and full of toys for our preschool aged girl. From the awesome dollhouse to the zip line in the woods to the working toy Jeep to the frog pond to the movie screen, we always had something to do. The property is truly secluded, great for our roaming dog, and the view from the deck is spectacular and relaxing. Great books in the shelves and good wifi access keep the grownups happy. We really felt no need to leave the property the whole week we were there! We will definitely return as soon as we can.
We loved our stay at Tim's house. We wanted a getaway from Manhattan with our two small children and found it to be the perfect place. It is really secluded and quiet. We found everything to be as described and Tim also sent useful information and ideas for things to do and see in the area. We hope to go back!