SPECTACULAR HOUSE NESTLED IN THE WOODS NEAR THE HUDSON RIVER

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SPECTACULAR HOUSE NESTLED IN THE WOODS NEAR THE HUDSON RIVER

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Come relax in this peaceful four-bedroom house nestled on three acres just minutes away from the charming towns of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, near the Hudson River.

The house is a Nelson, Eames-style, Contemporary, Danish design commissioned in the early 1950's. It features four bedrooms, one with a home office, several living spaces including a 'floating bridge room,' and Flagstone patio. The house is set on a few quiet acres just northwest of Rhinebeck Village, south of Red Hook, and across the river from Historic Kingston.

The property is located near a scenic byway running along the east bank of the Hudson River. The road, River Road, also known as 'Mansion Mile' features the estates of contemporary stars such as Natalie Merchant and Annie Liebovitz and old-world families including the Rockefellers, Astor's and a German Baroness's, and a bit farther down the road the famous Vanderbilt and Roosevelt Estates. The house has several major attractions within a short walking distance of the house including Ferncliff Forest Park, and Poet's Walk Park.

The area of the Hudson Valley surrounding the house contains such attractions as the Duchess County Aerodrome, great shopping districts with plenty of charm in towns such as Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Kingston, New Paltz, and Millbrook, great state parks such as Lake Minewaska, Mohonk Mountain resort, the new Bard College Fisher Performing Arts Center, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Bardavon Opera House, Upstate Films, and many many more!

Kitchen: The house, originally designed for entertaining, makes a great spot to gather a group of friends and family to share in any type of celebration or relaxation. The 200 square feet plus kitchen features a refrigerator, oven, stove/range, microwave, dishwasher, toaster-oven, blender, coffee maker, and a 6-foot section of butcher-block countertop. You will find complete silverware, glassware, and cookware sets for your use.

Indoor Dining Area: A complete set of wine glasses, martini glasses, margarita glasses and cocktail shakers await your creative hand at the dry-bar in the dining room. The dining room features a six person table.

Outdoor Dining Room: If there are more than a few guests, or you would like to have some of your own guests over, make use of the 1,000sqft.+ bluestone patio and custom-built iron-wood benches and tables to entertain outdoors.

Upstairs Living Room: A comfortable seating area encourages our guests to snuggle up with someone as you watch the fire crackle in the stone fireplace. During the day enjoy a wide view of the property from the ribbon windows that run along both exterior walls just above the built in book cases filled with award winning novels, biographies and of course some of the classics. You will also find a good selection of board and parlor games for your enjoyment and a TV equipped with cable and DVD player.

Floating Bridge: Flooded with light from two 20 foot by 20 foot walls of windows on the opposite sides of the room you can enjoy a quiet moment of peace and reflection on 14 foot wide bridge between the master bedroom and the kitchen/living room. If you prefer being constructive with your time, sit at the drafting table and make use of the high-speed wireless or Ethernet cable Internet connection to check your email, finish that last bit of office work, or surf the web.

Downstairs Living Room: A large room located just below the bridge with thick carpet and a den area, a great area for kids to play while you sit at the writers desk and enjoy the landscape through the two walls of windows. The downstairs den area includes a plush leather couch (that pulls out into a bed) and a TV equiped with a Play Station 2 that also functions as a DVD player!

Upstairs Bedroom #1: Furnished with a queen-size bed, dresser, as well as a full closet. This room is very comfortable for a couple.

Upstairs Bedroom #2 and Home Office: Furnished with a seven foot wide, antique desk, desktop computer with fast ethernet connection, as well as a twin-size bed (ideal for small children) and dresser.

Downstairs Bedrooms #1: Furnished with two twin beds, a built in desk and a full size closet.

Downstairs Bedrooms #2: Furnished with a full size sleigh-bed, matching dresser, and a built in desk. This room also has a separate door to the outdoors.

Please Note: The hot tub is currently out of commission but should be returned to commission by late April.

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  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Brian

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Currently Sarah and I live in New York City full time and sneak up to our magical retreat in the Hudson Valley as often as we can on the weekends and for a few full weeks each year. As a writer, the beautiful views and silence are of great benefit to Sarah's craft and she cries foul when I allow too many rentals between our own use of the house. For me, having grown up on a ranch, getting to exert myself at rebuilding stone walls, doing outdoor chores (you'd be amazed how many leaves are created annually!). And getting to head out into the hills for an adventure hike or a bike ride up and down the beautiful curving roadways is exactly what the doctor ordered to get rid of the stress of running a company in uber-fast-paced NYC.

Sarah and I very much plan to move up to Rhinebeck full-time at some point in the future - we can't imagine living anywhere else. That's why we also decided to get married in the area, so that all of our friends and family could come witness the glorious beauty and exciting finds of our little corner of the world.

We hope that you too come visit Rhinebeck and fall in love as we have with it's charm, gracious residents and astounding local beauty and bounty. You couldn't ask for a more central or well appointed home base from which to explore the countryside than Ferncliff.

Sincerely, Brian & Sarah

(Photo: New Year's Eve 2008 at Ferncliff)

Brian purchased this house in 2004

Sarah and I both attended Vassar College, and Rhinebeck was that very cute, tony town just up the river from us that you went to on special occasions for dinner with the family or after acing a tough final. After graduation we both moved to NYC and having grown up on a large farm on the West Coast myself, living in NYC seemed a little to hard-core urban to not have some means of 'getting some country air' as one would say. So began the search, and after looking at far too many old crumbling colonials and poorly designed raised ranch homes, when we came across this amazing architectural gem situated just perfectly to catch the early morning rays streaming through the forest and to get a glimpse of the Catskill mountains across the river we couldn't pass it up. We were so much in love that we actually ended up in a bidding war with another couple equally smitten. But thankfully, we prevailed and now get to call Ferncliff our home away from home. At only 90 minutes from NYC by car or easy train ride (the Amtrak station is about 3 minutes from the house) it's made the perfect getaway for weekends and even the occasional full-time weeks (where I get to hop the Amtrak to and from the City each day).

And with all the cultural venues (Vassar, Bard, Upstate Films, Woodstock, Bardavon, and much more) nearby there is never a lack of entertainment of superb caliber.

As avid outdoor exercise enthusiasts Sarah and I greatly enjoy the hundreds of miles of hiking, thousands of acres of parkland and wildlife reserves and endless roads to explore on our bikes.

Sarah's excellent skills in the kitchen and our chosen locatarian preferences combined with the bounty of the Hudson Valley found just down the road at the weekly farmers market or the local butcher, grocer, and farm stand (that are all open daily) result in one after another amazing meal to enjoy ourselves and share with our friends.

With the addition of the 1,000sqft+ bluestone patio, custom designed and built furniture and of course the hot tub enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of home couldn't be easier. We enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub nearly every night we're at Ferncliff and can't wait each Spring to invite friends up for the first dinner party of the season served out on the patio.

Dinsmore golf course, the third oldest in the nation, is a great place to enjoy the challenging game of golf on a public course in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable and for only $26 for 18 it's a steal!

We hope that you too enjoy some of these great benefits of Rhinebeck and find some of your own to share with us as well!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Spectacular House Nestled in the Woods Near the Hudson River
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Wonderful Vacation on the Hudson

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My husband and I had a wonderful week at Ferncliff with our adult daughters, their husbands, and each family's dog. The owners were very helpful with all our questions and concerns from first inquiry to final details upon arrival. We trusted them from the get-go. The listing description was accurate regarding the location. We were minutes from Rhinebeck village, Kingston, and the many local attractions and parks along the valley. The listing photos accurately reflected the rental's appearance and amenities. It is tucked up a hill off the main road with a very large back yard for dogs to romp and great outdoor patios for entertaining. The house is tucked in the woods and stays cool on hot days. The kitchen was well equipped for good cooking. The only amenity unavailable was the hot tub because it was under repair at the time of our visit. The property was clean and well maintained, especially kitchen, bedrooms and baths. The living area and whole house is quite spacious and fit our six adults and three dogs perfectly. The interesting design of the house made it a visual pleasure when indoors.

Our family had a wonderful week of local adventures and hiking at the Ferncliff forest, a mile down the road, and the local Poet Walk along the river. The Aerodome is a must for fun and history along with the many national parks in the area. We even wandered south to the bridge walk across the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, great fun! One feature of the location is that it's minutes to seasonal farmers' markets in and large grocery stores as needed. Rhinebeck village offers tasty and interesting restaurants along with lovely shops. The Calico offers delicious cuisine and quaint ambiance in it's small storefront. The Tarrapin also offers interesting and delicious entrees. There are many local cultural and art venues for which we didn't have time. We will surely visit Ferncliff again and recommend this property to those who enjoy unique homes for family gatherings with a private setting and a location that makes daily excursions an easy drive. Next time we want to take the train and spend a day in NYC. The train station is minutes away. Ferncliff is a perfect gathering place for family, friends and/or romance.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Most Magical Time in Our Life!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
My new husband and I were married in Rhinebeck this October. We have been escaping to the area since the beginning of our relationship and knew that this was the town where we should "tie the knot". Since we are city dwellers we decided to rent a house close by for several days to really enjoy the entire wedding process. We chose Brian and Sarah's home and were so glad we did. From the minute we opened the door we knew that we were in for a treat. The house was sparkling clean, beautifully furnished/laid out and boy what a view from the family room! Windows for miles! The yard was great with plenty of seating and our pup Miles had lots of room to run!! Did I mention that Brian and Sarah left a bottle of champagne for us? This place really does have it all. We cant wait to return for our anniversary!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
We very much enjoyed relaxing in Rhinebeck on this President's Day weekend. For a bunch of city folks (NYC) it was such a pleasure to
overlook a snowy backyard and not see another house or hear the honking of horns. We very much enjoyed the fireplace, soaking in the hot
tub, working up a storm in the well-stocked kitchen, and just enjoying each others company without the bustle of the city. The town was so
quaint and offered us some lovely dining choices. Calico was our favorite and Pet's (Famous Pete's) was a great place for breakfast. Our few
days here gave us just a small taste for the area and we are already thinking of coming back. Thanking you for this wonderful experience!
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  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable 4 day weekend here. Lots of reading, leisurely gourmet dinners by Chef Steve, yummy smores made
outside in the firepit, resting in the hammock, exploring charming Rhinebeck (the health food storeand nearby bakery are favorites), driving
to Hyde Park and The Culinary Institute, hiking at Poet's Walk, watching the dogs enjoy the big backyard and generally just enjoying ourselves
immensely. Didn't even turn on the TV once. You have a lovely place - thank you for sharing it with us.
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  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
Thank you Brian & Sarah, our 2008 FTW Planning session was made perfect by
your wonderful HOUSE-PITABILITY!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Ferncliff Forest
Nearest Point of Interest
Poet's Walk Park

The Hudson Valley has many activities to fill your days while staying at our Ferncliff Estate, Hiking and Rock Climbing at the "Gunks" (Shawanagunk Mountains) across the river, Biking along the Scenic highways and quiet paths of the nearby (within walking distance) public parks and forest land (Ferncliff Forest & Poets Walk Park), During the summer the Rhinebeck Recreation Center offers swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, walking paths, playgrounds, and sports fields just minutes down the road, There are several private clubs in the are offering amenities such as golf courses, fitness centers, gyms, and spa treatments (we recommend Haven Spa!), Other nearby activities include, Rafting & Tubing, Brochures available & a New York State Fodor's Guide.

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Availability & Rates

Rhinebeck House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
Oct 19 2013 - May 31 2014
$275
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
$4,000
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 8 2014
$300
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$5,000
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$250
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
$4,000
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning Fee $140.00
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Rhinebeck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Telephone
  • Computer Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • Video Games
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • golf
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
Notes:
Two Bathrooms, Upstairs is a full size tub and shower, The room was just renovated and updated with all new fixtures, and sparkling white tiles and Wainscoting, The downstairs bathroom features a tiled shower, There is also a covered parking area, No Smoking please.
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