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.
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- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About David Kalman
'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
Why David Kalman chose Hillsdale
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.'
What makes this estate unique
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.'