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LUXURY COUNTRY ESTATE WITH GRACIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS. A PERFECT YEAR-ROUND GETAWAY

Nancy Zufferey, Rental Consultant

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Nancy Zufferey, Rental Consultant

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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LUXURY COUNTRY ESTATE WITH GRACIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS. A PERFECT YEAR-ROUND GETAWAY

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Ancram Estate Rental Photos and Description

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

This luxury log cabin estate offers gracious accommodations and impeccable comfort yet bears an intimate atmosphere and plenty of space for family and guests.

Built in 2005 and designed to feel like a modern rustic log cabin, this lovely country Guest House boasts panoramic views of the Catskills and Berkshire Mountains, with all the comforts of a luxury retreat. Equipped with superb insulation and HVAC, it is a year-round getaway.

Exposed oak, beautiful slate floors, a breathtaking floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and cathedral ceilings throughout give this home its immense charm. Picture windows in the living/dining room allow for fabulous views to and across the pond.

An entertainer’s delight, the gourmet kitchen comes fully equipped with professional Viking appliances: stove, refrigerator and double oven where chefs and bakers alike will feel right at home. Boasting slate tiled floors and a dining table for 12, the home also offers a private terrace to sooth away your cares.

For any season of the year, this inviting cabin offers an ideal place to relax, recharge and indulge in the magic of nature …

Cuddle up with a book by the fireplace in winter while glancing out at the gleaming white panorama; witness the blossoming splendor of spring while exploring pond and river as the eagles soar above; enjoy a picnic, take a stroll across the grassland and sunbathe by the pond during summer while being entertained by jumping trout; experience the grace of fall with a hike through the trails, witness the beauty of migrating geese across the pond and the ever-changing foliage.

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

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

Accommodations:

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

• Wi-Fi

• Entertainment center; Satellite TV, DVD

• Music center; CD player

• Handcrafted oak dining table seats 8

• Rich leather couches seat 6

• Spectacular rustic lighting

Private Deck

• Stone patio directly outside living room

• Scenic view of property and pond

• Tables seating for 8

“The Dolce” (Master Bedroom)

• King bed

• Walk-in closet

• Private bathroom with steam shower

• Picture windows

• Direct view of the pond

• Stone floor

• Temperature controlled

• Located on main level

“The Tuscany (Bedroom #2)

• King bed

• Walk-in closet

• Large picture windows

• Stone floors

• Antique dresser

• Located on main level

“The Amalfi” (Bedroom #3)

• Full bed

• Walk-in closet

• Private bathroom

• Large picture windows

• Stone floors

• Dresser

• Located on second floor

“The Sereno” (Bedroom #4)

• 2 Twin beds

• Walk-in closet

• Large picture windows

• Stone floors

• Dresser

• Located on second floor

Laundry Room [washer and dryer]

• Enclosed, adjacent to kitchen

Amenities:

Gazebo

• Screened in gazebo

• Grill

• Card table

• Interior and exterior lighting

• Picnic table & chairs

Entertainment Barn

• Pool table

• Classic pinball game

• Electric fireplace

• Couches for lounging

• Heat

• Ceiling fans

• Perfect any time of year!!

Fishing Pond

• Kayak

• Paddle boat

• Gazebo with bench swing

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nancy Zufferey, Rental Consultant (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011

Why Nancy Zufferey, Rental Consultant 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.

What makes this estate unique

This is an exquisite property with expansive acreage that boasts graceful, private, pastoral views from all directions.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Luxury country estate with gracious accommodations. A perfect year-round getaway
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Luxury country estate with gracious accommodations. A perfect year-round getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377377vb
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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury country estate with gracious accommodations. A perfect year-round getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377377vb
Ancram Berkshires
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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Luxury country estate with gracious accommodations. A perfect year-round getaway
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Ancram Berkshires
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: VRBO, from 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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Luxury country estate with gracious accommodations. A perfect year-round getaway
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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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury country estate with gracious accommodations. A perfect year-round getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377377vb
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury country estate with gracious accommodations. A perfect year-round getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377377vb
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Albany (ALB)
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Hudson, NY (Amtrak - HUD)
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Catamount Ski Area

Amenities include a screened-in gazebo with a grill, card table, interior and exterior lighting, and picnic table with chairs. The property also has an entertainment barn complete with pool table, classic pinball game, couches for pounding, heat, and ceiling fans. A beautiful pond is on the property; enjoy kayaking, fishing, ice skating, ice fishing or simply strolling across it. There are also various local ski resorts in the area such as Taconic State Park, Lake Taghkanik State Park and Catamount Ski resort.

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Rates & Availability

From $800 Per night

Ancram Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 26 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
President's Day
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Easter
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$800
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Notes Standard arrival and departure policy:
Arrival on or after 4:00 pm. Departure by 11:00 am. Requests for early arrival will be considered and are dependent upon availability.

Please review the Evergreen Pines Rental agreement for detailed terms, conditions and cancellation policies.

Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.
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Amenities

Ancram Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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 a classic pinball machine, pool table, fireplace and entertainment center. The property also has a heated screened in gazebo. Perfect for entertaining and late night card games! OUR RATES IN DETAIL: NON-HOLIDAYS: After the initial 2-night minimum rate of $800 per night, enjoy each additional night at the rate of $350 per night. HOLIDAYS: After the initial 2-night minimum rate of $1,000 per night, enjoy each additional night at the rate of $400 per night.

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