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Katherine Sterner

Speaks english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Copake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 full Bath, Sleeps 4 people

Pull up to this cedar-shingled lakefront house, tucked back behind mature trees and perennial gardens. Say 'adios' to the day's stress as you step inside and lake views greet you from nearly every window. Grab a beverage and head out to the wraparound deck to contemplate how you will spend the next day. But for now...dinner. Should you BBQ or head out for some local fare? Maybe take the kayak for a spin around the lake to check out the local wildlife? The next day finds you in a dilemma - head out to hike/bike/golf/shop/sightsee or....just hang in a deck chair with a book? In the Fall, make it your day's mission to find the best pumpkins/heirloom apples/local wine as you take in the spectacular foliage. For skiiers, test your mettle at Catamount (15mins) & Butternut (35 mins) Later, settle in front of the woodstove, hot cocoa nearby. And finally, revel in your best night's sleep as you allow the quiet to settle in around you. Welcome to Copake - life in the slow lane

Rental Agreement & Payment: Upon booking, we request that you send us a check to hold the booking. We will provide you with our specific payment requirements at the time of booking. We will also provide you with a rental agreement that you should sign and return with your deposit. Nothing too odious, but it outlines our cancellation policy, check in/out times (4pm& 10am), and house rules.

Cleaning Fee: $100-125

Pet Policy: We love our pets and realize that many guests would like to include theirs on their vacation. We would like to accommodate your four-legged friends, but they must be of the house-broken, well-behaved, non-chewing, non-scratching, non-obsessive barking variety. We do charge a per-pet fee of between $25-50, depending upon length of stay and size of pet. If you would rather kennel your pet, we have several great Doggie B&Bs, but they do book up quickly.

Privacy Details: We have had unfailing success with our guests who take great care of our home. Perhaps it is be cause we informally search folks through google, facebook, linked in and now, guestchecker. We do this just to make sure that we aren't hosting any 'unsavory' characters who will damage our home. So, for the record, guestchecker requires that we state the following: 'At any time during, before, or after your stay with us, your information may be shared with'... We certainly hope never to do this, and would never want anyone to do that to us! At the end of the day, we respect our guests' privacy and will do everything to ensure it.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Katherine Sterner

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Speaks english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Lakefront Cottage Robinson Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Lakefront Cottage Robinson Pond
Copake Berkshires

Perfect technology free winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We stayed 3 nights at the Robinson Pond getaway, deciding to make it a "technology free stay" with no cell phones and no TV or internet. The house has TV and internet, but we didn't use these. It had snowed right before our arrival and a bit during our stay, so a nice deep quite had descended on the pond for which we were very grateful.

Katherine was excellent with communication and a couple of documents were provided to us at booking. She sent an email with picture of the plowed driveway so we knew that we wouldn't have any problems parking. We had the upstairs unit (downstairs can be rented for an additional fee). The master bed was comfy. The kitchen was very well appointed (which we took advantage of for nearly every meal). Leather couches and a nice futon were used for lounging and reading and snuggling with our 6 month old baby boy. They had plenty of wood and kindling for their wood stove that is in the fireplace.

During the last night of our stay, the entire community lost water due to a burst water main. I contacted the owners who then told me that they could bring over 5 gallon buckets of water so we could flush the toilets. Luckily we were about to go to sleep and we didn't need them to do this, but I thought that it was really nice that they were prepared to help us out anyway that they could. We are hoping to be able to get back to Robinson Pond to stay with them again during the summer so we can experience the water! My wife would love to take advantage of their canoes!
Lakefront Cottage Robinson Pond
Copake Berkshires


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The "cottage" is actually a spacious 2 bedroom home which is immaculate and charming. Everything was there to make our stay easy and fun - wood for the wood burning stove, boats for the lake, even a wine cooler in the very modern and beautiful kitchen. Katherine was also extremely helpful prior to our arrival, providing lots of useful information about the area. This was truly one of the best rentals ever!
Helpful votes: 1/1
Lakefront Cottage Robinson Pond
Copake Berkshires

Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a great time at the cottage. The cottage was super clean and really well equipped with everything you need for barbicueing and cooking. The first few days the weather was not conducive for swimming or canoeing but we did a lot of sightseeing.We visited Hillsdale for dinner at
Cross Road Food Shop and ice cream at the Village Scoop and gift shopping at Passiflora.The owners were super nice and friendly.
When weather improved, we walked the trail toward the Bash Bish falls And went to Millerton, Hudson, Chatham, and the beautiful OMI International Art Center.
He highly recommend the cottage at the Robinson Pond.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
Lakefront Cottage Robinson Pond
Copake Berkshires
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

We didn't want to leave!

We didn't want to leave!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a fantastic vacation and enjoyed your house so much. The kayaks were fun, swam every day, fished every day(only a little luck lol) enjoyed the evening's gloamings on the deck, hill over holstein was fantastic, we went on many day trips for hiking and shopping. Our doggy was delighted to swim every day and loved to watch us fish! A bald eagle visited the lake every morning along with the herons and hawks.
We didn't want to leave! So thank you again for a lovely house!
Helpful votes: 1/1
Lakefront Cottage Robinson Pond
Copake Berkshires
westmont, NJ

Rural lakefront retreat close to Culinary Institute of American

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The cottage is perfectly located to experience the rural gems such as stopping at a roadside stand to get fresh corn or sunflowers. We enjoyed exploring and finding local restaurants with a range of cuisines from a great hamburger to stroganoff in Copake and Hillsdale. The cottage is within an hour of the Culinary Institute of American and Hyde Park. We enjoyed a quiet morning reading and fishing. Then took off for Hyde Park in the afternoon and toured FDRs family home. Then we spent an enjoyable evening at the American Bounty Restaurant and were entertained by students at the CIA. So many other guests have written about the nice features of the cottage and you will not be disappointed. We were inspired by the CIA and were able to enjoy making a delicious casserole in the cottage's kitchen. Since I have a small galley kitchen at home, it was a delight to be in the kitchen with the beautiful granite countertops and cherry cabinents. From past experiences at cottages in the Finger Lakes, we were often disappointed that the furniture was uncomfortable and second-hand. It was quite a treat at Robinson Pond cottage -- the furniture in the living area and bedroom were extremely comfortable. It feels like home. Thank you to cottage owners for allowing us to rest and renew in this lovely property.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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The best of both the Hudson Valley,NY and Berkshires,MA regions, Copake is smack dab between Hudson,NY and Great Barrington,NY. Satisfy your inner foodie, with numerous farmstands,markets, u-pick and restaurants. Work up an appetite with a scenic bike ride down a country road (say 'hi' to the cows) or family-friendly local rail trails. Challenge your family golfer with an abundance of local courses. Take a hike at Bash Bish Falls or rent a bike near Taconic State Park with lots of swim holes. Birdwatchers bring your binocs! Get your culture fix at Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow or Mahaiwe. Visit jaw-dropping Olana for a spectacular view of the Hudson River, or travel over to Lenox and Stockbridge for the Norman Rockwell and The Mount museums. For shoppers, Hudson,NY and Sheffield, MA are great places to spend a day checking out local artists or finding a vintage treasure. For the adventurous, check out Catamount for its new aerial adventure park. So much to do, so little time.

Other Activities: kayaking

Golf: Copake Lake 10 minutes away

UnderMountain 10 minutes away

Plus numerous others within 1/2 hour

Ski: Catamount -15 minutes away

Butternut - 30 minutes away

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Availability & Rates

Copake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Early Spring
Mar 3 2014 - Apr 30 2014
2 nights
May 1 2014 - May 22 2014
3 nights
Summer Holiday Season
May 23 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 nights
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 26 2014
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0.00
Cleaning $100.00
Notes The rental rates are for the upper level. The lower level contains a one bedroom apartment, which is unoccupied. It is available for an additional rental and cleaning fee to the same guests renting the main level. Otherwise, it would remain vacant.
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Copake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVD Player
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Yard
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
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