BLISSFUL BEAUTY NEAR THE BERKSHIRES: 148 ACRES OF QUIET

David Kalman

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BLISSFUL BEAUTY NEAR THE BERKSHIRES: 148 ACRES OF QUIET

Hillsdale Estate Rental Photos and Description

Peace and quiet with fun and culture nearby

Modern house in the country, 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 baths, sleeps 6 in beds.

One week minimum rental.

At the Hillsdale Vacation Home, enjoy the blissful quiet and beauty of Hillsdale, New York (Columbia County, NY), bordering Massachusetts and the Berkshires.

Situated on 148 wooded acres, this furnished home is secluded, but minutes from the town of Hillsdale and just 30 minutes from the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment of Great Barrington, Mass. and the Berkshires.

The view from the Hillsdale Vacation Home: 360-degrees of trees and not another house in sight.

It's country living with quick access to skiing at Catamount (in Hillsdale) and Butternut (Gt. Barrington) and all the recreational and cultural activities of Columbia County and the Berkshires. (You won't want to miss the Catamount Aerial Adventure Park ropes park, Hillsdale's newest attraction.)

Walk to to White Oak Farm's farm stand for fresh jams and BBQ sauce and walk to the famous Book Barn on Rodman Road.

6 miles to Hillsdale 'downtown,' where you'll find a grocery store, great restaurants, a new ice cream/coffee shop, a gourmet cheese shop, and other shops.

5 miles to the new Roeliff Jansen Community Library, where you can find books, art exhibits, special events, and hot coffee!

14 miles to the shopping, restaurants, coffee houses, theaters, and museums of Gt. Barrington.

15 miles to the restaurants, movies, shops, and grocery stores of Chatham, New York.

20 miles to shopping, dining, and movies in Hudson.

21 miles to the symphony at Tanglewood.

19 miles to Lake Taghkanic State Park where -- depending on the season -- you can swim at a fantastic beach, launch and rent boats, snowmobile, ice skate, and more.

New York City residents: it's just 120 miles north -- a 2.5 hour drive -- to country living.

Boston residents: it's just a 3 hour drive west on the Mass Pike.

Keywords: Hillsdale Vacation Home, secluded vacation home, vacation rental near the Berkshires, vacation rental near Catamount, vacation rental near Butternut, vacation rental near Tanglewood, skiing in Columbia County, Aerial Adventure Park, vacation home in the country

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome

David Kalman

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'My father bought the land and a rustic farm house in 1949. I grew up in that old house in the late '60s, and after I left home in 1984 my parents sold it along with a portion of the land. They kept the larger tract and built a new modern home down the road. As my father was a craftsman and furniture maker, he designed the home and did much of the interior work, which included custom cabinets and doors. The house has a modernist appeal, with clean and simple, but elegant design. Many '70s and '80s homes suffered through the shag carpet era of lime greens and ornate golds. This house avoided that unfortunate trend using natural wood finishes and neutral-colored ceramic tiles. Today the house retains its original modern character. By offering it for vacation rentals, we can keep the property in the family for our two boys.' -- Audrey

Renting this property to vacationers enables us to keep it for our children. They're 12 and 15 years old now, and someday they may want to spend time 'in the country.'

When we want peace and quiet, we've got it. When we want fine dining, it's a short drive. Dinner and a movie... we head to Great Barrington, Chatham, or Hudson. Fine wines... we head into Hillsdale to the gourmet wine and specialty food shop. I should also mention the people. In this rural community everyone knows everyone (and if you're new, it's not a problem). Just walk down the road, and you'll notice that everyone who drives by will greet you. Walk down the road to the famous Book Barn. Walk a little more and you can stop at the White Oak Farm stand where you can pick up some jam, BBQ sauce, or seasonal produce. You'll also get to see quite a bit of wildlife: deer, groundhogs, wild turkeys, other birds including Blue Heron (if you're lucky), frogs, squirrels, chipmunks, and domestic farm animals, including the 'hairy cows.'

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Blissful Beauty Near the Berkshires: 148 Acres of Quiet
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Blissful Beauty Near the Berkshires: 148 Acres of Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221705vb
(650) 270-6712 (California, USA)
Hillsdale Berkshires
New York, NY
5

AMAZING SUMMERS

  • 5 of 5
Our family rented this wonderful home for the past few summers and always had the best time. We finally decided to buy our own vacation home nearby and will miss our time there, but we know another family will now get to enjoy it. It is spacious and well maintained inside and private and beautifully landscaped outside with tall mature trees, large grass field and deck out back, and a paved driveway in front where our kids loved to rip-stick on sunny days or play ping-pong in the connected garage when it rained. Much of the furniture inside was made by the original owner which adds warmth to house. Every last detail was thought of, including three skylights in the kitchen that automatically close when it rains. The owners are the nicest people you can meet and always went the extra yard to make our stay enjoyable. We never had to worry about a thing with the lawn being mowed and the garbage being removed for us so we could just sit back and relax. We can't recommend enough this great house if you want a quiet retreat and be nearby all that Columbia County has to offer.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Albany
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Amtrak Station - Hudson
Nearest Motorway
4.2 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Lake Taghkanic State Park
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Catamount Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Copake Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3.7 Miles
Hilldale House and Four Brothers
Nearest Point of Interest
Catamount Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Butternut Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Tanglewood
Car: necessary

6 miles to Catamount Ski Resort and Aerial Adventure Park

16 miles to Butternut Ski Resort

Bike the Rail Trail (bike rentals available at Bash Bish Bicycle)

Hike to Bash Bish Falls

Swim the Ore Bed

Enjoy farm-stand produce (in season)

Browse the famous Book Barn on Pumpkin Hill Rd.

19 miles to Lake Taghkanic State Park where -- depending on the season -- you can swim at a fantastic beach, launch and rent boats, snowmobile, ice skate, and more.

Check out the new Catamount Aerial Adventure Park (ropes course) at the Catamount ski area.

14 miles to the shopping, restaurants, coffee houses, theaters, and museums of Great Barrington.

20 miles to shopping, dining, and movies in Hudson.

21 miles to the symphony at Tanglewood.

5 miles to the new Roeliff Jansen Community Library, where you can find books, art exhibits, special events, and hot coffee!

New York City residents: it's just 120 miles north -- a 2.5 hour drive -- to country living.

Boston residents: it's just a 3 hour drive west on the Mass Pike.

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Availability & Rates

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Hillsdale Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$4,495
 
 
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31
7 night minimum stay
$999
$3,000
 
 
May
May 1 - May 31
7 night minimum stay
$999
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes $200 refundable security deposit required.
Advance payment equal to 50% of the rental total plus the $200 security deposit is required to secure a reservation, and the full balance is due seven days before arrival. Payable by check.
Notes Rates based on 6 guest occupancy. Extra charge for up to two extra guests ($25/guest per week or $75/guest per month).

Longer term (multiple month) guests contact us for rates.
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Amenities

Hillsdale Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • DOWNSTAIRS HALL BATHROOM - combination tub/shower , toilet , Full function guest bathroom serves den and main living area
    UPSTAIRS Bathroom - toilet , shower , Serves two upstairs bedrooms. Shower, no tub.
    MASTER Bathroom - toilet , shower , Attached to master bedroom, no tub.
  • The house has three separate bathrooms. Two of them have showers but no bathtubs. (VRBO considers these full baths. In some regions, these would be considered as 3/4 bathrooms.)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 (2nd floor) - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 (2nd floor) - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom (1st floor) - 1 king , Memory foam king bed, attached master bathroom
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs den/library with sofabed sleeps 2
  • MASTER BEDROOM (downstairs): One king size bed 73' long, 75' wide (yes it's oriented sideways), with reversable memory foam/traditional 4' mattress topper; UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS: Two small bedrooms each with two Single Beds; DOWNSTAIRS DEN: Sofa bed (approx. Queen size) in downstairs den/library.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • library
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
On 148 wooded acres with panoramic woodland view and absolute quiet. No other homes, structures, or roads visible from the house. The property is also within range of all the attractions of the Berkshires, Tanglewood, Great Barrington (Mass.), Columbia County (New York), and approx. 2.5 hours from New York City. 30 minute drive to Wassaic train station. Only minutes from the Catamount Ski Resort and the Catamount Aerial Adventure (ropes climbing) Park, and about 30 minutes from Butternut Ski Area. Also close to Copake Lake and a bit further to Lake Taghkanic State Park (a fantastic park with a great beach and boat rentals).
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