LUXURY COUNTRY ESTATE - GREAT VIEWS, PERFECT WINTER GATEWAY

Christina Armentano

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LUXURY COUNTRY ESTATE - GREAT VIEWS, PERFECT WINTER GATEWAY

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Guest House Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

** Please ask or visit our website for proper pricing**

This unique luxury log cabin estate is a getaway dream destination!

Built in 2005 to feel like a modern rustic log cabin, this unique country home has panoramic views of the Catskills and Berkshire Mountains, and boasts all the conveniences of a luxury retreat - superb insulation and great AC make it a year round getaway.

Exposed oak, beautiful slate floors, and cathedral ceilings throughout give this modern log cabin its fantastic charm. Breathtaking floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Picture windows in the living/dining room allow great views across the pond and down to the dock.

The house has a fully equipped, gourmet kitchen, complete with professional Viking appliances: stove, refrigerator and double oven (chefs and bakers will feel right at home) slate tiled floor and dining table for twelve. The house has a private terrace with chairs will soothe away your cares.

An entertainer's delight!

Each season is different, but whatever the time of year our cozy cabin is an ideal place to relax, re-charge and watch nature play its role.

You may be cuddled up with a book by the fireplace in winter looking over a frozen white landscape, exploring the pond and the river in spring as the eagles re-appear and the trees begin to bloom, sunbathing on the private dock in summer listening to trout jumping or planning a hike in the fall to experience the amazing foliage as geese migrate across the pond.

***Renters must be at least 25 years old***

First Floor:

Kitchen

• Fully-equipped, gourmet kitchen

• Breakfast bar and eat in kitchen that seats 6

• Six burner stove

• Two ovens

• Wine fridge

• Ice maker

• Viking appliances

Living Room

• Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace

• Entertainment center; Satellite TV, DVD

• Music center; CD player

• Handcrafted oak dining table seats 8

• Rich leather couches, seats 6

• Spectacular rustic lighting

Private Deck

• Stone patio directly outside living room

• Great view of property and pond

• Tables seating for 8

Master Bedroom

• King bed

• Walk-in closet

• Private bathroom with steam shower

• Picture windows

• Direct view of the pond

• Stone floor

• Temperature control room

Bedroom #2

• Full bed

• Walk-in closet

• Private bathroom

• Large picture windows

• Stone floors

• Antique dresser

Second Floor:

Bedroom #3

• Full bed

• Walk-in closet

• Large picture windows

• Stone floors

Bedroom #4

• 2 Twin beds

• Walk-in closet

• Large picture windows

• Stone floors

Amenities:

Gazebo

• Screened in gazebo

• Viking grill

• Card table

• Interior and exterior lighting

• Picnic table & chairs

Entertainment Barn

• Pool table

• Classic pinball game

• Electric fireplace

• Couches for lounging

• Ceiling fans

• Perfect any time of year!!

Pond

• Kayak

• Paddle boat

• Swimming dock

• Launching dock

• Gazebo with bench swing

Amtrak train to New York from Rhinecliff station a close drive from the house.

Keywords: Skiing, House, Farm, Pond, Trails, Charming, Village, Golf, Fishing, Boating, Rural

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Christina Armentano (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Why Christina Armentano chose Ancram

Relaxing escape perfect for anyone from NYC, CT and Boston.

The natural beauty of the Hudson Valley has earned the Hudson River the nickname 'America's Rhine.' The Hudson Valley also was the location of the estates of many wealthy New York industrialists, such as John D. Rockefeller and Frederick William Vanderbilt, and of old-moneyed tycoons such as Franklin Roosevelt, who was a descendant of one of the early Dutch families in the region.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Luxury Country Estate - Great Views, Perfect Winter Gateway
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Ancram Berkshires
Brooklyn
5

My dream home...found!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough good things about this little slice of heaven just miles outside of New York City. We went there for a long weekend with three other couples and had the most magical "fall" weekend I could have ever imagined....I should start by saying I've been seeking a 'Vermont-esque' place to go during the Fall time for years close to New York City but have yet to find somewhere that does the trick...until now.

Not only is the house beautifully decorated (think mahogany, plaid, fireplaces, large chandeliers, handsome pieces of antique furniture) but it is large enough that each couple felt like they were on their own mini-vacation! We were able to gather in one of the many common areas but also spend time in our own areas without feeling that anyone else was even on the same property.

We spent the weekend antiquing in Hudson, cooking HUGE meals in the gourmet kitchen (and I found the kitchen to be perfectly stocked with appliances, utensils, etc), walking the grounds, sitting by one of the many fireplaces, and enjoying cards or boardgames from the game room.

It was a perfect escape...I was frankly thrilled to not have WiFi access and would have been disappointed to spend the weekend connected when I was surrounded by such beautiful nature!

We are planning to come back this winter for a more romantic getaway but I also think this would be a perfect place to come during the summer season...tennis courts, a pool, pond... a great place all around!

I would highly recommend this house to anyone seeking an escape from the chaos of the city and wanting to disconnect, relax, and enjoy nature. Our weekend was certainly full of laughter, love and memories.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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NYC
5

Fabulous Girls Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for the perfect weekend away from the city…. And we found it!!!! We had a great time and look forward to going back next year. We stayed for a long weekend, and our routine was as follows: Hit the hiking trails in the AM or went for a bike ride to the lake. Antiquing and shopping in Hudson in the afternoon and then wine by the fire in the evening. It was perfect! We also ended up going to the Stissing House one night for dinner. Expensive, but well worth it!
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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Brooklyn
4

We were disappointed.

  • 4 of 5
Pros: The property is exquisite. The view from the home and from the front terrace is so beautiful and relaxing and serene. Our dog was in complete heaven, able to romp and chase to her heart's delight. The bedrooms and bathrooms and living room were immaculate and comfortable. The caretaker was there every day and was helpful in every way he could be.

Cons: The lack of wifi was a shock and negative for all of us. The property advertises broadband access, which we understood to mean that there was wifi. The lack of it in a property that is advertised as luxury, is a serious flaw and we would not have rented it if we knew this to be the case. There were no fold out beds. So the house accommodates 8 people, not 12, as advertised. The ad claims that the kitchen is a fully equipped, gourmet kitchen. While the major appliances in the kitchen are high level, the rest of the kitchen offerings were not. The microwave was weak, at best. Some basic utensils - like a strainer and a grater and a peeler - were missing from what was advertised as a gourmet kitchen. When we read the reviews for this property, they talked about the tennis and basketball and pool. We expected this and it had a lot to do with choosing this property. We were very disappointed to learn that it's only available for the "main house". The ad says that there is a swimming dock, which led us to believe that we could swim in the pond. None of us considered this to be a swimmable pond and we all love to swim in lakes and other non-chlorinated bodies of water.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tova – Thank you very much for posting this review.

We take our renters comments very seriously and are always trying to find ways to improve. I’m thrilled to hear that loved the property and that our caretaker was incredibly helpful. As for your other comments we have already incorporated many of your changes.

(1) WIFI – in the past many of our renters wanted to “escape” from reality and had not requested WIFI. After your feedback we have decided to provide WIFI
(2) Gourmet Kitchen – We have invested in kitchen utensils, now catering more to gourmet cooks.
(3) Tennis & Baseball Court – as discussed on the phone and in our contract agreement, these amenities are for the Main House. We apologize for any confusion this many have caused and because of your feedback and have created a website that details exactly what amenities come with each home.
(4) Swim – We recommend that the pond is used for fishing. However less than 2 miles from the home is beautiful Lake Taghkanic that is a fabulous spot for swimming! They have canoes to rent and a beach area with a lifeguard for swimming. Because of your feedback with have included this in our marketing materials.

Thank you again for your thoughts and for staying at the property!
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Ancram Berkshires
NYC
5

Escape with no Hassel

  • 5 of 5
Beyond the fantastic amenities that this home has to offer (I will get to that in a few), I would say that one of the BEST features is its proximity to NYC. Within a two hour drive, this destination offers an unbelievable escape from the city without having to beach traffic.

The home itself provides all of the comforts of home, plus some. With multiple bedrooms, it can house your whole family (or all of your friends) and offers each member of the family multiple activities ON the premises to keep occupied. Outdoors, there is a pool, spa, basketball court and bocce ball court. Indoors, there is a fantastic gourmet kitchen, game room and multiple comfortable seating areas. It is a perfect spot for groups looking to spend time together, but have enough space and activities to keep everyone busy.

I would highly recommend a stay here.
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Ancram Berkshires
Boston
5

Can't Say Enough

Can't Say Enough
  • 5 of 5
Pictures or even scrapbooks cannot do the place justice. It is a beautiful, expansive property that is perfect for any occasion. Forget about seeing any neighbors, you can't even see the road. Just an amazing place.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ancram Berkshires
New York City
5

Unbelievably Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Privacy, seclusion, beautiful accomodations, fresh mountain air ... this country retreat has it all. I live a stressful life in New York City, and retreats to this property on Doodletown Road provided precisely the kind of soul-soothing relaxation I was looking for -- just a short drive from NYC or Boston. I enjoyed hiking the trails, kayaking around the pond and shooting late-night billiards with some fellow friends. The owner and caretaker were totally hands-off, allowing our party to settle in, relax and feel like we were at home ... and not on some sterile, hotel room vacation. If I can't make it back up to see the autumn leaves changing, I'm hoping to convince my girlfriend and our friends to head back up for some winter snowshoeing around this fantastic property. I highly recommend you kick back and enjoy everything this exquisite home and surrounding region have to offer.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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Stissing House Restaurant & Tavern
Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn
Terrapin Restaurant
Taconic State Park
Catamount Ski Area
Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Albany (ALB)
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Hudson, NY (Amtrak - HUD)
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Catamount Ski Area

There is a beutiful pond on property to enjoy viewing, kayaking, fishing, ice skating, ice fishing. In addition various local ski resorts in the area.

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Amenities

Amenities

Ancram Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - Walk-in closet, Private bathroom, Picture windows, Pond view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Private bathroom, Large picture windows, Antique dresser
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Second Floor, Walk-in Closet, Large picture windows
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor, Walk-in closet, Large picture windows
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property has an Entertainment Barn, the barn includes pinball machine, pool table, gas fireplace and entertainment center. The property also has a heated screened in gazebo perfect for entertaining and late night card games.
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