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David Kalman

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Blissful Beauty Near the Berkshires: 100+ Acres of Quiet in Hillsdale, NY

2 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

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Overview

Hillsdale Estate Rental Photos and Description

Peace and quiet with fun and culture nearby. Book NOW for Ski Season 2016-2017!

Modern house in the country, 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 baths, sleeps 6 in beds.

3-night minimum rental. No pets.

At the Hillsdale Vacation Home, enjoy the blissful quiet and beauty of Hillsdale, New York (Columbia County, NY), bordering Massachusetts and the Berkshires.

Situated on 100+ wooded acres, this furnished home is secluded, but minutes from the town of Hillsdale and just 30 minutes from the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment of Great Barrington, Mass. and the Berkshires.

The view from the Hillsdale Vacation Home: 360-degrees of trees and not another house in sight.

It's country living with quick access to skiing at Catamount (in Hillsdale) and Butternut (Gt. Barrington) and all the recreational and cultural activities of Columbia County and the Berkshires. (You won't want to miss the Catamount Aerial Adventure Park ropes park, Hillsdale's newest attraction.)

Walk to White Oak Farm's farm stand for fresh jams and BBQ sauce and walk to the famous Book Barn on Rodman Road.

6 miles to Hillsdale 'downtown,' where you'll find a grocery store, great restaurants, a new ice cream/coffee shop, a gourmet cheese shop, and other shops.

5 miles to the new Roeliff Jansen Community Library, where you can find books, art exhibits, special events, and hot coffee!

14 miles to the shopping, restaurants, coffee houses, theaters, and museums of Gt. Barrington.

15 miles to the restaurants, movies, shops, and grocery stores of Chatham, New York.

20 miles to shopping, dining, and movies in Hudson.

21 miles to the symphony at Tanglewood.

19 miles to Lake Taghkanic State Park where -- depending on the season -- you can swim at a fantastic beach, launch and rent boats, snowmobile, ice skate, and more.

New York City residents: it's just 120 miles north -- a 2.5 hour drive -- to country living.

Boston residents: it's just a 3 hour drive west on the Mass Pike.

Thank you for your interest in renting our home. We usually have seasonal guests in the "high seasons," which are summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) and ski season (early December through April). Spring and Fall are popular for shorter term guests.

CONTACT US FOR LONGER TERM SEASONAL DISCOUNT RATES.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
David Kalman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About David Kalman

'My father bought the land and a rustic farm house in 1949. I grew up in that old house in the late '60s, and after I left home in 1984 my parents sold it along with a portion of the land. They kept the larger tract and built a new modern home down the road. As my father was a craftsman and furniture maker, he designed the home and did much of the interior work, which included custom cabinets and doors. The house has a modernist appeal, with clean and simple, but elegant design. Many '70s and '80s homes suffered through the shag carpet era of lime greens and ornate golds. This house avoided that unfortunate trend using natural wood finishes and neutral-colored ceramic tiles. Today the house retains its original modern character. By offering it for vacation rentals, we can keep the property in the family for our two boys.' -- Audrey

Why David Kalman chose Hudson Valley

Renting this property to vacationers enables us to keep it for our children. They're 15 and 17 years old now, and someday they may want to spend time 'in the country.'

Stay with us if you're looking for quiet weekends in the country, for long walks in the woods, dining and shopping in Great Barrington and Hudson, proximity to Tanglewood, or Catamount (skiing and ropes climbing) or Butternut Ski Resort. The main attraction is quiet. The house is on 100+ wooded acres. The road is not visible from the house. It's secluded, but still only about 10 minutes from town.

What makes this estate unique

Peace and quiet on 100+ acres of woodland. And when we want fine dining, it's a short drive. Dinner and a movie... we head to Great Barrington, Chatham, or Hudson. Fine wines... we head into Hillsdale to the gourmet wine shop. I should also mention the people. In this rural community everyone knows everyone (and if you're new, it's not a problem). Just walk down the road, and you'll notice that everyone who drives by will greet you. Walk down the road to the famous Book Barn. Walk a little more and you can stop at the White Oak Farm stand where you can pick up some jam, BBQ sauce, or seasonal produce. You'll also get to see quite a bit of wildlife: deer, groundhogs, wild turkeys, other birds including Blue Heron (if you're lucky), frogs, squirrels, chipmunks, and domestic farm animals, including the 'hairy cows.'

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Blissful Beauty Near the Berkshires: 100+ Acres of Quiet in Hillsdale, NY
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Brooklyn, NY, USA
5

Gorgeous House! Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting the house every winter for the last 6 ski seasons so we know and love the house well. It is extremely comfortable and the owners could not be more accommodating. They are very communicative and always have our enjoyment of the house as their number one priority.

This is the first time we cam during the fall while the leaves were turning. Absolutely stunning! The house is secluded and completely private, surrounded by forest. The foliage was like being amid fireworks. The colors were gorgeous. We took advantage of hiking through the hills, lunching on the deck and taking in the views. We spent one afternoon at Catamount's adventure park (highly recommend!) and generally lounging in the house. This house is perfect for a group looking to get a away in comfort! Open kitchen and dining room, cozy bedrooms and stunning views.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY
5

Amazing Summers

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this wonderful home for the past few summers and always had the best time. We finally decided to buy our own vacation home nearby and will miss our time there, but we know another family will now get to enjoy it. It is spacious and well maintained inside and private and beautifully landscaped outside with tall mature trees, large grass field and deck out back, and a paved driveway in front where our kids loved to rip-stick on sunny days or play ping-pong in the connected garage when it rained. Much of the furniture inside was made by the original owner which adds warmth to house. Every last detail was thought of, including three skylights in the kitchen that automatically close when it rains. The owners are the nicest people you can meet and always went the extra yard to make our stay enjoyable. We never had to worry about a thing with the lawn being mowed and the garbage being removed for us so we could just sit back and relax. We can't recommend enough this great house if you want a quiet retreat and be nearby all that Columbia County has to offer.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Albany
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Amtrak Station - Hudson
Nearest Motorway
4.2 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
3.7 Miles
Hilldale House and Four Brothers
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Catamount Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Lake Taghkanic State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Catamount Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Butternut Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Tanglewood
Car: necessary

6 miles to Catamount Ski Resort and Aerial Adventure Park

16 miles to Butternut Ski Resort

Bike the Rail Trail (bike rentals available at Bash Bish Bicycle)

Hike to Bash Bish Falls

Swim the Ore Bed

Enjoy farm-stand produce (in season)

Browse the famous Book Barn on Pumpkin Hill Rd.

19 miles to Lake Taghkanic State Park where -- depending on the season -- you can swim at a fantastic beach, launch and rent boats, snowmobile, ice skate, and more.

Check out the Catamount Aerial Adventure Park (ropes course) at the Catamount ski area.

14 miles to the shopping, restaurants, coffee houses, theaters, and museums of Great Barrington.

20 miles to shopping, dining, and movies in Hudson.

21 miles to the symphony at Tanglewood.

5 miles to the new Roeliff Jansen Community Library, where you can find books, art exhibits, special events, and hot coffee!

NYC residents: it's just 120 miles north -- a 2.5 hour drive -- to country living.

Boston residents: it's just a 3 hour drive west on the Mass Pike.

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Rates & Availability

Hillsdale Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer Special
Aug 19 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$199
$999
$3,499
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$165
$999
$3,499
 
 
Ski Season 2016-2017
Dec 2 2016 - Apr 10 2017
90 night minimum stay
$3,990
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$199
$1,226
$4,478
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100

ADD'L TERMS: Your reservation is not accepted until we receive payment per the terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Hillsdale Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • DOWNSTAIRS HALL BATHROOM - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full function guest bathroom serves den and main living area
    UPSTAIRS Bathroom - toilet , shower , Serves two upstairs bedrooms. Shower, no tub.
    MASTER Bathroom - toilet , shower , Attached to master bedroom, no tub.
  • The house has three separate bathrooms. Two of them have showers but no bathtubs. (VRBO considers these full baths. In some regions, these would be considered 3/4 bathrooms.)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 (2nd floor) - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 (2nd floor) - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom (1st floor) - 1 king , Memory foam king bed, attached master bathroom
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs den/library with sofabed sleeps 2
  • MASTER BEDROOM (downstairs): One king size bed 73' long, 75' wide (yes it's oriented sideways), with reversable memory foam/traditional 4' mattress topper; UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS: Two small bedrooms each with two Single Beds; DOWNSTAIRS DEN: Sofa bed (approx. Queen size) in downstairs den/library.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
On 100+ wooded acres with panoramic woodland view and absolute quiet. No other homes, structures, or roads visible from the house. Close to all the attractions of the Berkshires, Tanglewood, Great Barrington (Mass.), Columbia County (New York), and about 2.5 hours from New York City. 30 minute drive to Wassaic train station. Minutes from the Catamount Ski Resort and Catamount Aerial Adventure (ropes climbing) Park, and about 30 minutes from Butternut Ski Area. About 30 minutes to the beach and boat rentals at Lake Taghkanic State Park.

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