Ultimate Family Compound
5,000 Sq. Ft. Home on 56.6 Private Acres
2 acre pond with great bass fishing & skating in winter
Heated indoor pool (with child alert alarm)
Many trails throughout for hiking, snowmobile/quad riding, or cross country skiing
Central heat and air conditioning system
Large great room with Rumford stone fireplace/lower family room with stone fireplace
6 1/2 bathrooms(5 with heated floors)/ laundry room with 2 washers and dryers
2 Refrigerators and ovens in kitchen
2 Cedar decks overlooking pond
Auto start generator
Close to Lake Taghkanic and town of Hudson(antiques)
Less than an hour from Ski Mountains-Windham, Hunter, Jiminy Peak and Catamount
Family room has ping pong table, pool table and air hockey.
Our group rented this house for a week of relaxation and chamber-music making. We have been doing this for 10+ years, and arguably this is one of the best houses! It was clean and neat, the facilities were perfect, home was comfortable, and the grounds were gorgeous. The caretaker was very helpful as well.
Halfway through this vacation, our group decided that we would love to return. Highly recommended!
We stayed here to attend a rehearsal dinner and wedding in Hudson and Germantown the first weekend of September. There were several different families - some with kids, some not. There were 15 of us in total including young kids and babysitters. The house is so large that everyone had their own private space but then we could all commune for coffee in the morning and snacks and wine at the end of the day. Also even though some of the kids were up early, people sleeping were undisturbed because we were all spread out. The house is in a beautiful hidden grove and we saw wildlife coming and going every time we went out. It is decorated like a lodge and the furniture is very comfortable, beds were clean and had nice sheets and plenty of towels and linens in the laundry room. We all wished we could have stayed longer and had more time to sit on the deck and enjoy the view and use the grill. (FYI if you stay a while, there is more than enough room for food as there are two full size refrigerators.) Several of our friends were planning return trips either for retreats or for team building sessions. Although I did not use the pool, some of us did and enjoyed that very much. The pool is bigger than it appears in the picture. It's a lovely house and we all would definitely stay there again. There is good communication from the owners before and during the stay and I received my security deposit back within the time promised.
One note: You do need to bring your own pack and play or crib if you have very young children.
My friends and I (15 people in our early-mid 30s) rented this house for a weekend trip. After doing all the research, trying to find the perfect place for such a big group of adults, I was very excited to find this beautiful house. As the organizer, I made sure to arrive first and couldn't believe that the house was even more amazing in person than it seemed online. We enjoyed the property, the fire pit and enormous fireplace, the bbq grill and the giant open kitchen. All 15 of use were very comfortable with room to spare and we are already planning our return next year, the only difference being that we will stay for more nights.
Really great property. The grounds were green and ample. Small basketball court in the back. Indoor pool was refreshing as it was a really hot weekend. Would absolutely stay there again. Thanks!
Michelle C. MI, NJ, VT, MA for Remarkable Reunion & Family Birthday Celebration
Unbelievably beautiful and large, yet, charming rental property! Remote, but 20 minutes to cute towns (i.e. Hudson, Red Hook), conveniently located 45 minutes south of Albany airport, 2 1/2 hours-NJ & 3 1/2 hr.-VT. Estate is perfect for any occasion and is even more gorgeous & functional than pictures! Layout well thought out by owners! Home very clean, well-maintained & cozy! Setting is intimate & inspiring allowing for your vacation to be a relaxing retreat or action packed location (summer or winter!) Our Labor Day family reunion weekend was both because property is more incredible than we even imagined!
Layout quite spacious, large kitchen & table, great room and upper decks! Long upper deck could fit 3 tables & extra chairs if needed/rented. Owners thought of everything for extended family fun including tree spotlights for fire pit by lake! My family ages 3-77 enjoyed every minute with so much to do from large indoor swimming pool with alarm, air hockey, ping pong or pool table & big screen TVs! Outdoor fun: basketball court, fishing, rowboat, lawn games & hiking trails. Surprised fire pit area was not bugy at all! Dad's/Grandpa's birthday highlight, 2- mile mountain bike ride right on property w/ family who brought bikes! 14 slept in house, easily, w/ so many bathrooms! Some stayed at Red Hook/B&B or one 10-min. away from this Elizaville, NY area. 24 family members from 4 states wanted to spend time hanging out, playing games & not cooking dinner. Big chef's kitchen, convenient sizeable propane grill on lower deck area & kitchen well equipped w/ dishes, platters and utensils made entertaining easy! But what made it even more enjoyable was using JandJgourmet, an outstanding caterer & pricing based on quality & quantity from Red Hook 20 min. away! House was ideal for our active, competitive family! We'll cherish our memories created at your special vacation property! Weekend ended up being amazing & had power despite Irene storm in area week before! Glad to know has almost whole house generator, but happy not needed! Eddie, caretaker, is attentive.Thanks for your help & responses for me to plan a flawless family celebration! We hope to be back!
Highly recommend property: Family Celebrations, Reunions, Any Season for Group Getaway. *Great for all ages, as long as, can climb stairs up one level. Even had a child gate at top of stairs.
Twelve members of our family spent Presidents' weekend here last year and enjoyed it so much we had to come back this year with more. The house is amazing. It has a chef's kitchen that we totally needed since so many of us like to cook. Our group will include 4 generations this year ranging in age from infant to 83, including my adult children. Everyone had a great time last year and are looking forward to it again this year. The surroundings are so secluded and peaceful yet skiing and snowboarding is only about 30-40 minutes away. We hightly recommend it for family reunions.