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.
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.