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Spectacular River Views-Luxury Chalet w/ Indoor Pool & Spa on 23 Acres

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ONE OF A KIND! Gorgeous private retreat in all seasons.

Romantic and rare riverfront property with breathtaking Hudson River/Catskill Mountain views from all angles of this newly built single family chalet and the surrounding 23 private waterfront acres. Beautiful secluded 2000 sqft cottage with indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub is meant as a couple's private retreat with all of the benefits of a true country experience while maintaining a spa quality luxury and wireless connections to the world. Gorgeous vacation getaway for all seasons. Situated in the heart of New York's historic Hudson River Valley, it is an artist and photographer's dream. With abundant wildlife, sloped trails toward the river and adjacent creek it is made for the nature lover in us all. Historic mansions dot the river in both directions providing excellent excursions. Inviting local farms abound in surrounding villages with fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, produce and 'U Pick 'em' orchards in season - apples, pears, cherries, peaches, grapes, berries and even pick your own Christmas trees. Two wineries just minutes away, ample shopping and dining, hiking, scenic drives, live's all here.

This elaborate cottage is the ultimate 'do nothing but relax' or 'do everything under the sun' vacation spot. Either way, grab a bottle of wine and enjoy!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Richard J. Hausner Interests
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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Why Richard J. Hausner Interests chose Hudson Valley

The beauty of the valley speaks for itself. Located 100 miles north of NYC, Columbia County is a slowed pace country wonder with surprising upsides: tremendous historic significance, stimulating cultural events, quality restaurants, quaint shopping, serious antiquing, abundant outdoor activities and sunsets matched by no other.

What makes this chalet unique

It's all about the view! The moment you step onto the ridge you will be taken away by the mountains and the mighty Hudson River. This multi-county area is steeped in historic properties and is the heart and soul of the Hudson River School of Painting. Artists Thomas Cole and Fredric Church built their estates a stone's throw up the river. Roosevelts, Vanderbilts and Astors have long called this valley their home.

Although there are ample gently rolling trails, hiiking around the entire 23 acres can be challenging as the steep slopes of the river and abutting kill jet up to a high ridge. This was once a Native American campground overlooking these bodies of water. Arrowheads and artifacts have been found here for years. The beauty is not lost on the abundant wildlife that feeds here. Wild turkeys, deer, ducks, geese and bald eagles are common visitors. It's a wonderful place to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is amazing! We spent the morning at the farmers market and then went back to the house and made a big brunch! We hiked around the property and then took a swim... Now we're going to barbeque and eat by the pool. Tomorrow were going apple picking :-) not a bad weekend!
Sep 2012
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Spectacular River Views-Luxury Chalet w/ Indoor Pool & Spa on 23 Acres
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 44 reviews

What a beautiful place to celebrate our 45th Anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet, romantic place to celebrate our 45th Wedding Anniversary. This is a great place to do that. The home is beautiful, the view is outstanding. We stayed for five nights, from 9/28 to 10/4. Everything was clean and ready for our visit. It is obvious that the staff takes pride in maintaining this one-of-a-kind property. ( Thank you for that. ) We will definitely be back. It is a great place to use as a home base to tour the area during the day and then relax at night.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week's stay at the Cottage on Sunset and already I want to go back. This cottage is clean and lovely with spectacular views of the Hudson River. Secluded, but not isolated, the home is in a great location for exploring the Hudson Valley. Each morning we had wild turkeys, ground hogs, squirrels, and bald eagles visit. While on the property we never saw another person - it was so nice and private - but help was available via email and texting. I had a couple of questions and they were answered within minutes of asking them. The owners left snacks and a bottle of sparkling wine (which was yummy) for us upon arrival. Such a nice welcome.

The bed was very comfortable, the shower huge with plenty of hot water, a marvelous selection of books on the area, walking sticks, and there's even a snow sled which I would have been all over if it had been later in the year - that back lawn is just made for sledding. And did I mention the views? Actually, I can't think of anything wrong with the place! Oh - one teeny tiny thing - would have loved a coffee scoop but maybe we just didn't find it in that exceptionally well furnished kitchen. We chose to eat breakfast at the cottage and dinner out each night (to me it's not vacation if I have to cook), but the kitchen has what you need if you do want to make your own meals and it's all top of the line.

We did use the hot tub a couple times and we loved sitting at the table in the pool room having our coffee each morning. The multiple doors let in so much light and did I mention the views? LOL I never got tired of watching the river traffic (everything from tiny fishing boats to freighters and barges). There is a train track at the foot of the hill, but you can't see it very well and, unless you're outside, you won't hear it.

From the cottage we went to West Point, Hyde Park, Olana, the Catskills, Poughkeepsie (Walkway Over the Hudson), took a river cruise, and hiked in the Mills-Norrie State Park. There was a lot more to do, but we ran out of time. We'll be coming back and dreaming of the day we do.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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A well appointed house in a very private and stunning location.

  • 4 of 5

This is a unique place in that the house has been set on an estate-like hill above the Hudson river. The views of the river and mountains are breathtaking. The house itself is well cared for and there are many thoughtful touches like powerful binoculars, labeled drawers, great towels, etc. The only drawback is that the bed seems small for two people. A king size bed would make this a perfect retreat to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect place for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a great long weekend with our twin 5yr girls. Could have easily spent a week here. Really nice house, and everything is set up with the guest in mind. Really everything feature of the house is thought through, and high quality. Very private location and amazing view.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on the Hudson

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the beauty of the Hudson River and Valley. The sunsets and river view are beyond words. The home is VERY clean and well maintained. They provide everything you need and more. We were greeted with a basket full of goodies and sparkling wine. What a nice touch! The pool and hot tub were relaxing and glistening clean. The cottage location couldn’t be better. There is so much to see and do so close by. Debbie and Muriel were so helpful with all our questions. I highly recommend a stay at the Cottage.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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This is the best there is

  • 5 of 5

The fact that the owners are allowing strangers to lease their property is truly SHOCKING considering the quality and beauty. I cannot say I would be so generous and thoughtful if I was in the same position. This property is totally secluded with a view that NEVER stops. The interior is all the best of quality with nothing overlooked (although I can't find the microwave). It is also one of the cleanest properties I've leased. If I could give this property 10 stars, I would without any hesitation. This house leaves me dreaming about the beauty of architecture and the true value of tranquility. This property is being leased for far less than the market allows.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Car: necessary

Tremendous fall color. Hiking and picnicking on site and in nearby parks, river boat cruises (public and private charter), local working farms / fruit stands / orchards nearby. Golf and tennis nearby. Otto's Market/Deli 4 mi, Hudson shop/dine/antique 7 mi, Rhinebeck shop/dine/antique 19 mi, Saugerties 18 mi, Hudson-Chatham Winery 16 miles, Tousey Winery 7.5 miles, Poet's Walk Park 15 mi, Bard College Fisher Center for the Performing Arts 11 mi, Olana State Historic Site and hiking trails 2 mi, Clermont Estate 9 mi, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum 30 mi, numerous historic estates and national parks within 2-30 miles (see map), Woodstock 32 mi, Albany State Capitol 39 mi, 6 major ski areas and numerous wineries in Hudson Valley Wine Trail less than 1 hour trail drive.


Rates & Availability

Germantown Chalet Rental Rates

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Oct 5 2016 - Dec 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2016 - Mar 31 2017
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Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
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May 27 2017 - Oct 4 2017
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3 night minimum stay

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Germantown Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , River views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Allergen free featherbed
  • Queen sofabed in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Private road entrance, 24 hour monitored security system, dehumidification system, geothermal heat/AC, back up generator, state-of-the-art televisions, pool room securely self-latches/alarms plus mechanical cover in place for safety & humidity control. Enterprise car rental and Riverview Taxi service available in nearby Hudson.

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