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MANOR HOUSE ON WORKING FARM - GREAT FAMILY REUNION VENUE

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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MANOR HOUSE ON WORKING FARM - GREAT FAMILY REUNION VENUE

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Rhinebeck House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Office, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Escape to genuine country by vacationing at the elegant, restored main farmhouse on our 268-acre real working farm.

The 6,300 square foot house has four spacious bedrooms, two living rooms, a media room, a game room, and a state of the art kitchen with double Viking stoves, two dishwashers, and a large Sub-Zero refrigerator. There are exposed hand hewn wooden beams as well as wide board floors throughout. The state of the art entertainment system lets you play music from either Sirius, your iPod, or CDs throughout the house.

The original part of the house dates from 1800, but all systems in the house have been upgraded to 2009, so there is the best of the modern and the antique combined. The house is zero net energy, as the electricity is provided by a 15 kw solar photovoltaic system, and the central climate control system of the fully air conditioned house is powered by a geothermal system.

There are two fireplaces, one in the dining room and one in one of the two living rooms, and plenty of firewood for your use. In the warmer months you will probably have your meals on the screened-in porch next to the kitchen, overlooking the large stocked pond and waterfall. You may also choose to have an evening fire in the stone fire pit that is only steps from the back doors.

Every room in the house has a fabulous view of nature.

Spacious bedrooms on the second floor open onto a common sitting area and all have fabulous views.

Watch TV on the flat screen TV in the media room, or on the other large flat screen TV while exercising in the gym room or while playing ping pong.

Our farm has goats and their kids, cows and their calves. You can feed the goats their favorite treat – peanuts in the shell; let the sheep eat their feed out of your hands. But have no concern about farm noise or odors - the animals are off in the distance in the fields and pastures.

You also may see some of the wildlife on the property during your stay – foxes, coyotes, wild turkeys (there’s usually a flock of about fifty or more), white tail deer, and red tail hawks. Don’t worry, as none of these really present any danger to humans.

There are five ponds on the property for either swimming or fishing – fish for bass or catfish, or just enjoy feeding the goldfish and koi in the two ponds that have been stocked with these ornamental fish. Below the house on the property is a trout stream. Relax in the hammock by the waterfall that flows from the largest pond on the property. There are endless opportunities to hike and picnic on the property, either through the 100 plus acres of woods or alternately in the fields where you can take in the spectacular views of the Catskills in the distance to the west, Stissing Mountain to the east, or the Shawangunk Mountains to the southwest. Barbecue right out back or down by the stream or waterfall.

The towns of Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Pine Plains are each only about ten minutes away; Bard College, the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, and the Village of Tivoli are about fifteen minutes away, and the Village of Millbrook is only about a twenty minute drive. And we’re only about 90 minutes from the RFK (formerly Triborough) Bridge.

Larger gatherings or family reunions who need more than a single house might consider renting in combination with our friends who own VRBO 301466, only a 5-minute drive or a great overland hike away.

Our farm could also be a fabulous location to have a family reunion or other festive gathering.

Just a five minute drive away is a horse farm where you can trail ride or take a riding lesson. Call Nancy at 518 844 6221 to make arrangements

Keywords: House, Farm, Ponds, Stream, Fishing, Elegant, Hiking, Forest, Pastures, Views, Antique Barns, Swimming

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2014

Why The Owner chose Rhinebeck

We are so close to New York City, yet so far. It's an easy 90 minute drive up the Taconic Parkway from the RFK Bridge, and there seems to never be any congestion on the Taconic - if it's not 90 minutes, it's 95 minutes, but never 100 minutes!

What makes this house unique

When we are on the property we feel as if we are a million miles from civilization, but we are only a short 10 minute drive to either Rhinebeck or Red Hook, each with a fantastic selection of sophisticated restaurants and shopping. There are so many different spots to picnic on the property - by the side of the stream or one of the five ponds, or on a hilltop with fabulous distant Catskill views.

And in Spring, Summer, and Fall, we love the local farmers' markets on the weekends, and all the pick your own farms in the area for, depending on the time of year, asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and apples, among other fresh off the farm treats, like just layed eggs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing place! As I am very demanding, it's not often that someplace exceeds my expectations, but this farm truly did. The extraordinarily artistically decorated house combines American colonial with the primitive in a very appealing fashion. Although just here for a weekend, we felt that there was enough of this fabulously contoured property - hills, forest, streams, ponds, fields - to keep us exploring for weeks. I try to be balanced in my reviews, but I can't think of any negatives.
Feb 2012
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
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Manor House on Working Farm - GREAT FAMILY REUNION VENUE
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Manor House on Working Farm - GREAT FAMILY REUNION VENUE
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Rhinebeck Hudson Valley
Long Branch, NJ
5

Perfect country birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough good things about our stay at Rufflands (the name of the farm). We came up for one weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday and had an amazing time. The owner was an absolute pleasure to deal with and booking was easy.

The house was a beautiful blend of old and new. In the living room, there is a dirt wall set as a tribute to the original farmhouse. Yet in the master bathroom a massive double shower with rain shower heads overlooks the grounds outside and SiriusXM can be played in any or all rooms of the house.

You can feed goats by hand, light a fire in the largest outdoor fire pit I have ever seen, chill out on the screened in porch, or expore the nearby towns of Rhinebeck or Red Hook.

All in all, we had a spectacular time and can't wait to return. It is a great gathering place for family and friends. My wife described it as the best birthday ever.

Thank you Amanda and Rufflands!
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Manor House on Working Farm - GREAT FAMILY REUNION VENUE
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Rhinebeck Hudson Valley
New York
5

Wonderful Country Weekend

  • 5 of 5
My group of friends and I (12 of us) spent 4 days at this amazing house. It's a short cab ride (15 minutes) from the Rhinecliff station (Amtrak) or about a two hour drive from NYC. We spent the weekend canoeing in the large pond in the back yard, exploring the farm (goats, sheep, cows), lounging outside during the day and hanging by the large fire-pit at night. We didn't leave the house unless it was go pick up stuff at the local supermarket (which was about 15 minutes away). The owner/caretaker, Amanda was professional and very accommodating to any requests. I would definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Manor House on Working Farm - GREAT FAMILY REUNION VENUE
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Rhinebeck Hudson Valley
5

The best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and two grown daughters spent a glorious 10 days at this beautiful house surrounded by 250 acres of rolling hills with a pond. As described, the house offers the perfect setting for a family vacation with a state-of-the-art kitchen, very comfortable beds, lovely sitting areas, both indoors and outdoors. Amanda, the owner, is the consummate hostess and was responsive right from the beginning, providing information as needed about the area. Rhinebeck and the surrounding region offers many places to visit for a day trip, e.g., Hudson, Rhinecliff, Red Hook, and Saugerties. Lots of great places to eat and shops to browse. Everything about the house and location exceeded our expectations -- which were very high given the photos. We hope to return in the near future.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Manor House on Working Farm - GREAT FAMILY REUNION VENUE
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Rhinebeck Hudson Valley
5

Serene setting graciously attended by a lovely host

  • 5 of 5
We just spent a fabulous week to ourselves in this most thoughtfully curated manor house. With such a well appointed kitchen, we prepared meals from local farms for much of our stay. However, with the wonderful array of choices of small accommodating restauranteurs nearby we did venture out from time to time.
The house is spacious, the grounds offer spectacular vistas. We loved sitting overlooking the pond at the waning hours of the day. There are dozens of thoughtful touches throughout that reflect the gentle, loving touch of the host.
We are already making excuses to return!
Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manor House on Working Farm - GREAT FAMILY REUNION VENUE
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Rhinebeck Hudson Valley
5

Fantastic experience courtesy of a wonderful host and one of a kind property

  • 5 of 5
We were a party of 13 and rented this home for the weekend of January 31st to celebrate a birthday milestone. The home is absolutely one of a kind. Clean, cozy and very interesting. The artwork and decor were an immediate hit with my party (including an exposed wall that dates back to the 1800's). The kitchen was quite remarkable and an absolute dream to cook in. Breakfast and dinner for 13 was easily achieved between the two ovens, sinks, and dishwashers. The property is stunning - a real treat for those of us from Manhattan. Rolling hills for ages...

Overall it was a fantastic choice to celebrate this birthday milestone. Party-goers were talking about it for days on end, wondering when we would book our return trip. The host Amanda was warm and friendly - we could not have asked for a better experience from arrival to departure. We look forward to visiting again and would encourage anyone else considering to stop looking - and book!
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Manor House on Working Farm - GREAT FAMILY REUNION VENUE
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Rhinebeck Hudson Valley
New York City
5

Summer Wedding Venue

  • 5 of 5
This review is for the farm as wedding venue. This is definitely a DIY wedding venue and does require some work to make the barn feel like an event space.

We stayed for a full week, which I highly recommend doing. It was great having so many people on property, made it feel like the event was really a community gathering instead of a party for a few hours. We used the main barn for our dinner and reception and the field across the driveway (looking out to sheep fields and silo) for our ceremony because it was the only shaded area at 5pm and it was 93 degrees! It was not our first choice of location for the ceremony but ended up being perfect. We had cocktail hour in the backyard and it was a great setting for photos. Our photographer was able to take advantage of the amazing setting and light that the farm has in the evening in July.

We rented everything from chairs to tables to dishes to lighting from Rhinebeck Rentals and used Jamie Parry from Another Fork in the Road as our caterer. Jamie's food is AMAZING. he is really down to earth and easy to work with and truly just wanted us to be happy. He plays things a bit loose in terms of planning in advance and I ultimately just had to trust him when he told me it was ok to wait until the week of to finalize the menu. And I am glad I did. He did a casual rehearsal dinner for us as well as a bagel brunch on Sunday. We had passed apps during cocktail hour and then grilled cornish hen and grilled tuna for dinner, with amazing veggie sides. The dessert was a berry trifle which I still dream about. forget the wedding cake, GET THE TRIFLE! The one downside was Jamie's staff was a bit young and once things got started, there was some miscommunication about timing. But it all worked out and guests raved about the food saying it was some of the best wedding food they had had.

The outdoor fire pit was great as a post wedding get together gathering place.

Downsides: We rented twinkly lights for the downstairs and lanterns for upstairs in the barn. I found it annoying that we had to pay for lighting on top of the venue fee and feel this should be addressed by owners because you already pay a lot for the barn and it should be equipped as a venue. I also feel the property needed more outdoor lighting. It shouldn't be up to guests to buy lighting for their yard, which was so dark in the back it was dangerous.Also, it was very hot in the barn!

Wedding pics can be found on Tania Lezak's blog. couldn't post here.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Close to Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College

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Rates & Availability

From $425 Per night

Rhinebeck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - May 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$1,200
Fri,Sat
$4,350
$16,000
 
 
Summer
May 21 2015 - Sep 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$595
From
$1,400
Fri,Sat
$5,250
$20,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 11 2015 - Nov 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$1,200
Fri,Sat
$4,350
$16,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$950
Fri,Sat
$3,575
$12,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Holiday weekend $500
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $225
Notes Minimum stay is a two night weekend.
Also available is the manager's cottage located 100 yards from the house. Sleeps 10. $800 for two nights $1,000 for three nights. Sadly we are no longer allowed to have weddings, our neighbors shut us down. We do have a list of local properties where you can have your ceremony and reception while still staying on our farm, please inquire for details.
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Amenities

Rhinebeck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) Most luxurious Tempur-Pedic with massage feature, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Goats, and cows to entertain the most jaded urban dwellers. Enjoy them with no hassle. we have a horse, a pony and a donkey who love to eat apples out of your hand. For horseback riding with trail rides a 5 minute drive away, we recommend contacting Nancy at A Horse of a Different Color 518 844 6221.

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