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Relax This Summer at our Beautiful Lakefront Home

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom plus loft sleeping area, sleeps 6

Beautifully restored 2 bedroom (plus attic loft) home brings contemporary living to this hidden gem just 2 hours from NYC. We gutted the house completely incorporating modern amenities like a brand new stainless steel kitchen with granite countertops, hardwood bamboo flooring and a large deck to enjoy the view of the pond just steps away. Relax in the living room watching the fire or the 3D flat panel TV or just looking out the picture window to see the fish jumping in the pond right outside the large picture window. Shmooze in the kitchen or at the dining room table just steps from the sliding doors taking you out on the recently built deck to dine al fresco. Walk down the dock just steps from the house to swim in the refreshing pond or use our kayak for a leisurely paddle. Our home is a great place for all seasons; watch the leaves change in fall, the flowers bloom in spring, close to skiiing in winter and lots of water fun in the summer. Not to mention the close proximity to the Berkshires and all it has to offer. 2 hours from NYC makes this an easy drive just to get away after a hard week at work. The house is located directly on Robinson Pond; a 100 acre pond allowing electric motor boats, kayaks, canoes, swimming and fishing. The house is 30 miles from Tanglewood, close to Jacob's Pillow, a short drive to Bash Bish Falls. This location is ideally situated close to NY as well as to the Berkshires plus hiking, skiing and swimming. Close to Catamount and Butternut ski areas..

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ilana (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home fit all 5 of my guests comfortably. It was centrally located to skiing and was a wonderful home and a very cozy experience
Jan 2014
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Relax This Summer at our Beautiful Lakefront Home
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews

Robinson Pond

  • 3 of 5

The owners accommodated our early arrival (1 hour.) The backyard and the dock were great and we used for relaxing, kayaking, swimming and pedal-boating. Swimming was best from the small sandy beach across the pond where the water is clear. Be sure to check this website for any pond closures: or search on Taconic Shore Property Owners Association. We were unaware prior to our stay that the pond is occasionally closed for 24 hours for treatment. The owner gave us a partial refund for part of the day that the pond was closed.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunnyside, NY

Wonderful weekend at the lake

  • 5 of 5

The lake house was wonderful and just perfect for our anniversary weekend getaway from the city. The lake is right outside the door and so pristine and peaceful. We enjoyed cooking meals outside, fire in the fire pit, and exploring the lake in the kayak (there is also a paddleboat!). The fish were definitely jumping, and my husband managed to get a fishing license from the local town hall, but be sure you bring all your equipment as there isn't anywhere nearby to get tackle etc. The kitchen has pretty much everything you need if you like to do a bit of cooking, and you can find plenty of free range meat/poultry as well as freshly picked produce at the many farmstands in the area. We also went biking on the rail trail nearby - lovely! Ilana and Patrick were very responsive and great to deal with. We can't wait to go back next year. .

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed and look forward to your return next year.
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Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend with family! Perfect location and plenty to do!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the greta review. We hope you come back soon.
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Amazing stay! We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

A group of five of us wanted to get away for a fun Autumn weekend, and this was absolutely the perfect spot! The cabin is amazingly cozy. Ilana is very considerate and incredibly accommodating for my friends and me. The area is quiet and right on the lake. It's so peaceful and a great getaway from NYC. We cooked dinner and spent the entire night by the fire pit. The cabin had everything we needed! The only complaint is we weren't able to stay longer! It was honestly the perfect weekend! This place would be perfect any season. We will definitely be coming back for a longer trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Jersey

Only wish we could have stayed and relaxed longer!

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I spent a long weekend at this cabin to get away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. We prepared for a weekend of rain (the house has a ton of board games!) but ended up getting lucky and getting a sunny and hot weekend! The house was wonderful and equipped with everything we needed; towels, linens, kitchen stuff, etc. The decor was nothing special, but perfectly functional, and the redone kitchen is absolutely lovely! The view of the lake from the house is phenomenal! It felt like we had practically a 180 degree view in front of us at all times. We spent most of our time out on the deck and docks, and enjoyed walking around the neighborhood in the evening. We fell in love with the Oakhurst diner in nearby Millerton and ended up having breakfast there when we weren’t making it at the house. Millerton also has a ton of great antique shops and other little stores. We also spent an afternoon hiking at Bash Bish Falls, which is beautiful waterfall only a short car ride/hike away. My friends also used the kayak one afternoon which they absolutely loved! At night we built campfires in the house's fire pit and roasted marshmallows and told ghost stories.

My one note to avid lake swimmers such as myself, is that it’s a good idea to bring a floatie if you plan on swimming. The water is a little mucky right next to the dock, so it was nice to be able to float out a bit beyond the dock without having to swim through the muck. The public beach is right across the way, so it was also fun to be able to swim over in the warm and refreshing water and lay on the floating raft there.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and only wish we could have stayed longer! It was quiet, clean, beautiful, and relaxing… everything we wanted. My friends and I spoke the day after we got back and agreed that our bodies may be back in the city, but our minds are still back on lovely Robinson Pond in Copake.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, we hope you come back soon.
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Great Lake house

  • 5 of 5

This lake house is perfect for a weekend getaway or a full week of fun in the Hudson Valley. It is convenient to everything. You can get to the Catskills or Albany all in less than an hour and we did both as well as explored the local towns. We were only there for a few days and we tried to fit in about a weeks worth of activities. The lake/pond is great for swimming, fishing and kayaking (the house has a great kayak that seats 2 adults or up to 3 kids. The deck is wonderful to sit out on and watch the sunset. The inside of the house has been completely redone and its done in a modern motif. White leather futon/couch and sling back chair, all modern fixtures, new flat screen and stereo in the living room and the bathroom is all done in stone , glass and charcoal tile. The loft upstairs will sleep up to 5 people and the 2 bedrooms downstairs have a king and a queen. The kitchen is also brand new and we made a great spaghetti dinner with fresh salad fixings from one of the local markets and every morning we made our own breakfasts with local eggs and local organic sausage and ham. We did quite a bit of exploring and though Hillsdale did have a nice little ice cream parlor and there were countless ice cream shacks, for something completely different check out LICK which has special flavors from a local dairy. My wife had coconut/date ice cream and my daughter enjoyed her favorite, salted caramel with big pieces of caramel in it. On our last day we headed over to Bash Bish Falls which is about 20 minutes away. We parked and hiked up to the falls. My wife and I are far from in shape and though it took us a little while, we got to the falls in less than 45 minutes (its only a 3/4 mile hike but it is up hill. the path is rocky but not bad at all). If you are worried about the hike, don't be. We saw a family with 2 strollers that made it up to the top without any problems. The falls are beautiful to look at but on a hot day there are also plenty of places to put your feet into the water and cool off. the sign says no swimming but there were people splashing around all over the place and the rangers did not seem to mind as long as nobody got out of hand. All in all there is a multitude of things to do or you can just sit and enjoy the house and the lake and we highly recommend this house for any vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Copake is located in Columbia County, two hours North of New York City and three hours West of Boston. We are just 10 miles from Catamount.

Since 1824 neighbors and visitors delight in Copake's scenic valleys, lakes and streams, enhanced still more by the Berkshire Mountains to the East and the Catskills to the West.

'Whatever the season, there's always a reason to Visit Us.'


Rates & Availability

Copake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 11 2016 - May 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 27 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 1
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jul 6 2016 - Sep 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

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Copake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom was completely redone to offer a relaxing feeling.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
  • There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor and loft up a short flight of stairs
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming

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