YOUR SANCTUARY IN A HISTORIC HOUSE ON 5 ACRES WITH A PRIVATE LAKE

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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YOUR SANCTUARY IN A HISTORIC HOUSE ON 5 ACRES WITH A PRIVATE LAKE

Coxsackie House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 12

Step into history at Windrift Hall, a tastefully restored 1790s Federal Style Manor house overlooking your own private pond. The house is situated at the end of a private country road on top of a hill within beautifully landscaped meadows with fields, mature trees, stone walls, the pond and a gently flowing creek.

The house is filled with a mixture of European and American antiques of the Hudson Valley. 4 bedrooms, library, living room including the spacious country kitchen all have wood burning fireplaces.

Nature is all around you. In summer you might like to take your meals under the 250 old maple tree or barbecue on the shaded terrace in the back. To cool off you could swim in the pond or lounge in the chairs on the dock overlooking the water. For true relaxation we have books ,board games,puzzles and a nightly concert of owls, crickets and bullfrogs under the stars.

Although our house feels secluded, there are many amenities nearby.

Conveniently located at the corner of Route 81 and 9W, you’ll find a Grand Union supermarket, a gas station, a pharmacy, a pizza restaurant, a decent wine shop and a medical emergency center. Personally I love to shop at the Black Horse Farm on 9W towards Athens. They have a huge selection of fresh organic produce. While listening to the classic radio station, you can sample their delightful spreads of homemade products while browsing through the shop.

Our 300sf spring fed pond is set in a dramatic natural setting and perfect for swimming, but if you feel like going to an outdoor swimming pool, there’s the Catskill Valley Pool in the nearby town of Athens.

You’re welcome to use the public tennis courts of Coxsackie or you might enjoy a round of mini-golf on 9W while trying one of the 26 delicious ice cream flavors served at Tom’s next door.

If you feel like watching a movie we have a flat screen TV with a Netflix account or you might like to see the latest flic at the charming Drive-In Theatre on 9W.

There’s a beautiful horseback riding farm in an idyllic setting within 5min from us. For more details go to http://willowcreekequine.com

If you’re interested in historic places don’t miss out on a tour through the Broncks House and Museum. It’s in walking distance and one of the oldest houses in America. Our library has books about all the historic places in the Hudson Valley, Olana across the river at the Rip van Wrinkle Bridge or Clermont on 9E are just a few other beautiful mansions to visit within 1/2 hours drive.

If you stay with us I’m sure you have a love for old and beautiful things. Our place is the best starting point for your antique treasure hunt. Just around the corner on 9W is the Coxsackie Antique Center showcasing the wares of 100 local dealers.

Across the river there’s the town of Hudson, famous for some of the most eclectic antique shops in the country. A stroll along picturesque Warren Street takes you to dozens of shops ranging from high-end stores with fine period pieces to unique little boutiques. There are also some nice restaurants. My personal favorites are the Swoon Kitchenbar and DABA.

Some of the best hikes are in the Catskills. You’ll find maps, hiking and walking guides as well as other information about Greene County in our library.

Within 30min drive there are 2 great ski resorts in the town of Hunter and Wyndham. After a day on the slopes, you will really enjoy to snuggle up in front of one of the 5 working fireplaces in the house.

We hope you enjoy your stay. If you’re interested in anything in particular, please don’t hesitate to call us. We’re there for you and help you find places only locals would know of.

Please note we only rent on a weekly basis in summer.

DIRECTIONS:

Our house is very easy to find. The location is:

256 Smith Road, West Coxsackie, NY 12192

If you google map or mapquest it, you’ll get exact directions from the place you leave. Travelling by car from New York you can either take the Taconic or go on the Interstate, follow I-87 towards Albany. Take exit 21B. After the tollbooth turn left on 9W towards Coxsackie. After 2 miles you’ll see a Stewarts gas station. Turn right on Route 81 in direction to Greenville and Earlton. Take the first left onto Lovecky Road. At the end of that road at the stone house turn left and follow the dirt road till the end.

Trains are usually leaving every 2 hours from Penn Station, NY to Hudson and back via Amtrak. At the Hudson station you can take a taxi to our place for your return to the station you can call a local limousine service.

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Suitability:
  • Weddings
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Susanne Frenk

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Speaks english, french, german
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Your Sanctuary in a Historic House on 5 acres with a Private Lake
average rating of 4.6 based on 19 reviews
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5

Best Weekend Getaway from Manhattan

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
I've traveled the world and stayed at some fabulous places. I'd rank Windrift Hall up near the top of my favorite places ever. The house was private, yet still close to downtown Hudson. There were 9 of us with only one car, but we were still able to easily get to and from Hudson via taxi service that was quick and convenient. Two of us drove our personal car to Windrift Hall and the other seven took the Amtrak train from Penn Station (New York); the train ride is only two hours (roundtrip train fare is around $75). The train arrives in the heart of the historic area of downtown Hudson. Cabs are well aware of the train arrival times so they're sitting there waiting to pick up passengers. The cab fare from the train station to the house is around $40.

Windrift Hall's kitchen is a delight for anyone who loves to cook and bake. The kitchen is camera ready for a magazine shoot. A Viking range and other great appliances (Viking refrigerator, dishwasher, KitchenAid mixer, etc.) make cooking and baking a delight in the house.

One of my friends is an accomplished pianist so we were able to enjoy hours of beautiful music he played on the stunning Steinway piano in the living room.

Other great amenities: Soaking tub in the upstairs bathroom, several working fireplaces throughout the house, an informal (kitchen) dining table as well as a formal (living) dining table, a Bose sound system, etc.

Assuming the owner's will allow us, we will definitely be back at Windrift Hall in the very near future!
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Perfect ambience!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
My husband and I took 10 guests to Windrift Hall for my 30th birthday. We all live in NYC, so the rustic serenity of this place was a welcomed weekend break for the whole group. We cooked, hiked and played games around the multiple fireplaces. We're already looking forward to another trip to Windrift Hall!

PROS:
-Truly amazing ambience. Every room has delightful, rustic touches that remind you of the history of the place. There are contemporary touches that give the home an overall stylish feel.
-The kitchen is a joy. My favorite memories of the weekend are sitting at the kitchen table drinking and nibbling by the fire while everyone took turns cooking meals.
-The nearest grocery store is 5min away! Super convenient, while still feeling removed and secluded.
-The beds are all very comfortable.

CONS:
-Still some work to be done on an old house: cracks in floors, some of the lights don't work, very drafty from the old windows and doors, some windows don't open.
-The house rules (which are not stated in the listing) are to wash, dry and fold all the linens that you use by noon checkout on Sunday. With the house filled to capacity (12 guests), this chore made our Sunday morning a big pain. We wanted to savor the last moments of our relaxing weekend, but instead had to rush around doing laundry. *Laundry service should be included in the price of the cleaning fee. AlternativeIy I'd have even been happy to pay extra for it.
-The dishwasher doesn't wash the dishes properly. So, we spent a lot of our time hand washing dishes for 12 people after every meal.
-The attic bedroom is very drafty and there's no heat in that room. *There should be a couple space heaters to make this a viable sleeping option.
-The owners requested we take our garbage with us when we left (again, not stated in the listing) but they gave no instructions on local dumpsters. *Again, I think garbage management should be included in the price of the cleaning fee.

FYI:
-The water is very soft. Not a big deal, but it bugged some of our guests.
-Two of the rooms contain two beds, so be reminded that some guests will have to share a bedroom.
-If watching movies/TV is your thing, the TV size and setup is not amenable for large group.
-The nearest hiking is 30min drive away (but worth it!)
-The Black Horse Farm and other attractions are all closed during the winter.
-Shampoo, paper towels, toaster are not included, as listed.

All said, I highly recommend Windrift Hall!
Owner's Response: Please read the house rules before you sign the contract we send to you. We're happy to offer a special cleaning/laundry service tailored to your needs. All the lights work, some are 3 way lights, so the switch needs to be in the correct position. The kitchen features a brand new Professional Viking fridge and dishwasher less than 6 months old. Before use please read the instructions on the inside door of dishwasher. There are different cycles for light to heavily soiled dishes. The attic is not listed as an official bedroom, but as a playroom for children. If you're using it to sleep in there, please be advised there's no heating. Space heaters are a potential fire hazard and are not allowed in there. If you have any questions or concerns please talk to us. We're only a phone call away and would like to make that your stay is a happy one.
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Take a vacation in another era!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
This treasure of a house served as our home for a 3-day weekend getaway. A wintry chill in the February air limited our outdoor activities to an icy afternoon hike up to Kaaterskill Falls (which I recommend to all area visitors). But inside the house it felt like we were the only people in the world, stoking roaring wood fires, sharing hearty meals, seemingly ensconced in another century. The ancient details in the house are breathtaking, from the brickwork to the fireplaces, from the ceiling beams to the floor planks. Similarly the house is appointed, though sparsely, with the most tasteful antiques and contemporary choices, not to mention the spectacular Steinway in the living room, at which we spent a happy evening having a singalong from the American songbook.

I recommend this house to anyone looking for a change of style from their own modern home. Staying in this beautiful house will change your outlook for the better.

-Evan
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Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
We had a wonderful time at Susanne and Jean Louis's charming house. The place is beautiful and serene. The house was very comfortable and clean. The kitchen is by far the most beautiful room in the house, it had all the charm of an old country house plus the amenities of a modern kitchen. We had a lovely time cooking, reading by the fire, playing chess and walking by the pond. Thank you for sharing this wonderful place with us, we would love to come back again!
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Windrift Holiday

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
Very nice house and property, great for a cozy family gathering.
Would like to stay sometime in the spring and get to do a little more exploring when the weather is a bit warmer.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albany
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Hudson
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Wyndham, Hunter
Car: recommended

Old world elegance meets new world charm in this classic manor house in the picturesque Hudson River Valley.

Step into history at Windrift Hall, a tastefully restored 1790s Federal Style Manor house with a private pond.

It features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, library, study, gracious center hall and a beautiful country kitchen.

The house is filled with a mixture of european and american antiques of the Hudson Valley. Every room including the kitchen has a wood burning fireplace. If you like cooking you will love the kitchen. We're passionate cooks, so it's fully equipped with a professional Viking stove, fridge and dishwasher and tons of cooking machines and tools. But the best is the view. The windows are facing the pond. So while you're chopping your vegetables you might be lucky to see a blue heron landing gracefully at the shore or study the hawks circling in midair.

Nature is all around you. The house is situated on a hill overlooking beautifully landscaped meadows with fields, mature trees and plantings, stone walls, gardens, a pond and the gently flowing creek which is surrounding the property. In summer you might like to take your meals in the shadow of the 250 old maple tree in front of the house or on the shaded terrace in the back. To cool off you could swim in the pond or lounge in the chaise lounges and deck chairs placed throughout the property.

It's a secluded and bucolic setting at the end of a winding private country road. It's close to Hunter and Windham ski areas and all the recreational opportunities of the Catskills.But although it feels very secluded, you'll find all the amenities around the corner.

AMENITIES:

Conveniently located at the corner of Route 81 and 9W, you’ll find a Grand Union supermarket, a gas station, a pharmacy, a pizza restaurant, a wine shop and a medical emergency center. Personally I love to shop at the Black Horse Farm on 9W towards Athens. They have a huge selection of fresh organic produce. While listening to the classic radio station, you can sample their delightful spreads of homemade products while browsing through the shop.

Our 300sf spring fed pond is set in a dramatic natural setting and perfect for swimming, but if you feel like going to an outdoor swimming pool, there’s the Catskill Valley Pool in the nearby town of Athens.

You’re welcome to use the public tennis courts of Coxsackie or you might enjoy a round of mini-golf on 9W while trying one of the 26 delicious ice cream flavors served at Tom’s next door.

If you feel like watching a movie we have a flat screen TV with a Netflix account or you might like to see the latest flic at the charming Drive-In Theatre on 9W.

There’s a beautiful horseback riding farm in an idyllic setting within 5min from us. For more details go to (website hidden)

If you’re interested in historic places don’t miss out on a tour through the Broncks House and Museum. It’s in walking distance and one of the oldest houses in America. Our library has books about all the historic places in the Hudson Valley, Olana across the river at the Rip van Wrinkle Bridge or Clermont on 9E are just a few other beautiful mansions to visit within 1/2 hours drive.

If you stay with us I’m sure you have a love for old and beautiful things. Our place is the best starting point for your antique treasure hunt. Just around the corner on 9W is the Coxsackie Antique Center showcasing the wares of 100 local dealers.

Across the river there’s the town of Hudson, famous for some of the most eclectic antique shops in the country. A stroll along picturesque Warren Street takes you to dozens of shops ranging from high-end stores with fine period pieces to unique little boutiques. There are also some nice restaurants. My personal favorites are the Swoon Kitchenbar and DABA.

Some of the best hikes are in the Catskills. You’ll find maps, hiking and walking guides as well as other information about Greene County in our library.

Within 30min drive there are 2 great ski resorts in the town of Hunter and Wyndham. After a day on the slopes, you will really enjoy to snuggle up in front of one of the 5 working fireplaces in the house.

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Availability & Rates

Coxsackie House Rental Rates

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High Season
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 10 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
$3,500
6 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$550
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Coxsackie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are 2 bathrooms. The one on the ground floor with a shower, the one on the first floor with separate shower and bathtub. The upstairs bathroom can be accessed through the hallway without invading the privacy of any other guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • There are 3 very spacious bedrooms in the house and one small one, ideal for children. The white bedroom on the ground floor features 2 queen size beds, fireplace and adjoining bathroom. On the first floor up the stairs is the yellow master bedroom with a queen size bed, and adjoining bathroom. On the same floor there's also our blue bedroom with 2 queen size beds. In addition we have one small bedroom with a twin size bed. Both the yellow and blue bedroom have wood burning fire places, so from your bed you can fall asleep watching the flames.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Weddings
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • ski privileges optional
Notes:
We would be delighted if you would choose Windrift Hall as the location for your wedding. The 3000sf tastefully decorated historic house on 5 acres landscaped grounds are a beautiful secluded setting to host a big party without upsetting any neighbors. Please ask for details and special rates.
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