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Joseph Kasper

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french

Museum Quality Renovated Barn! Nothing Else Like This!

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Craryville Barn Rental Photos and Description

Barn, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

You won't see another property like this. The barn renovation took us years to complete and we are very proud of the finished product. Ample space to entertain. Our custom made dining room table comfortably sits 16-20 people! Sit back and watch the deer/turkey/pheasant go by your window. Full upscale luxury in a museum quality building that won't disappoint you. It's all about the details ! You can entertain at the game table, sit by the wood burning stove, have the children play on the WII, work out in the gym, sit in the sauna/hot tub/take a hike. Golfers: 3 Miles from Copake Greens on Copake Lake. Boaters: rent time/boat on the lake. Hikers: 20 minutes to Bash Bish Falls! Its all here and a its paradise. We built this barn as a guest house for our friends and family to visit, and with the daily family routine, we no longer have the opportunities we used to go use the property. We've had plenty of happy renters return time and again. Please check with me for winter rentals, as we only rent on exception during the ski season! Its beautiful year round, amazing spring, summer, and spectacular fall months.

There is so much to do in Columbia County in the summer. Biking is one of our favorite things to do. Enjoy Summer Theater at the MacHayden Theater. Try out Catamount Zip Line Park (6 miles away), go to the Ore Pit Swimming Hole (its really a fun place to take kids), take a hike on the Alander Mountain Trail near Bash Bish. Jiminy Peak is 40 miles north and has a lot going on year round.

I'm sorry I cannot accommodate Weddings, Bachelor Parties, Film Location, Legislative Conventions, Insurance Conventions, Pig Roasts, Live Animal Sacrifices, or any Parties in excess of 8 people at any time.

Sorry !

Keywords: Museum Quality Barn completely restored nestled in 52 acres of fields, woods, hiking trails. All new Recreation and Entertainment Paradise. Poker Table, Foosball, 50inch Plasma, Gourmet Kitchen, tremendous dining area, wood burning stove. Downstairs use the sauna, hot tub, and elliptical.

3 Miles from Copake Greens Golf, Boating, and minutes from Berkshires hot spots.

Barn sits across from our Main House which we use primarily during the winter season.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joseph Kasper (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french

About Joseph Kasper

I've owned this property for 23 years, and its my favorite place to be year round. We've done a lot of entertaining here over the years, and our friends love visiting. We even had our wedding reception on the property!

I hope you enjoy your stay.


Joseph Kasper purchased this barn in 1993

Why Joseph Kasper chose Berkshires

I didn't choose to buy a vacation rental! We built the barn so our closest friends and family could come and stay us, while having their own space. We put a tremendous amount of thought and time into every detail. It's not your typical rental!

What makes this barn unique

Relaxing, and away from the frenzied pace of the city. You are in the middle of nature.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)
Museum Quality Renovated Barn! Nothing Else Like This!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

The property is beautiful, peaceful and promotes relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

Recently a group of girlfriends and I stayed at the barn and immediately fell in love with the property and the area. We could not have asked for a better property to regroup, reflect and escape from our busy lives for a few days. It was a perfect getaway. We had talked about plans to go to surrounding attractions, but in the end the barn proved to be such a wonderful place to be that we ended up just staying put. We went for hikes around the property, played games, used the amenities (hot tub and sauna) and just relaxed and enjoyed the time together. It was wonderful. We all agreed that we would definately return again. The owners were very accomodating and thought of everything. The property is fantastic. Bravo!

Tamarra Krechko

Willington, CT

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful destination

  • 5 of 5

Four of us used the Barn for July 4 week. (We were two couples delighted to have sent our kids to sleepaway camp for two weeks. But now we want to come back with them because the loft is so brilliant for a little kid slumber party.) The location is wonderful - miles of beautiful rural scenery, Bash Bish falls, tons of great hikes, Great Barrington, Hudson, Tanglewood, etc. - but we knew that already. What surprised us was the property and the accommodations. We spent hours just sitting out on the lawn, sipping wine, staring out at the scenery and listening to all the crazy sounds of nature (flowing water, frogs, birds). Inside, we couldn't have been more comfortable. Beds were good, showers were good, dishwasher and appliances worked well, washer and dryer were great. It is an awesome accomplishment to create such modern comfort in an authentic space like that.

Also, Joe was wildly responsive to us. We asked way too many questions and he answered them all. He is proud of his property and cares about people enjoying their stay. If you're considering multiple properties, that should be the tie breaker.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to surprise my husband on his birthday with a weekend getaway outside of the city. We invited a couple of friends to stay with us, and brought my aging Lab mix Willis. We arrived late on Friday night, and were blown away by the barn. Some of the original beams were kept and give the place a very warm, rustic feel. But the hot tub, sauna, spa shower downstairs, gaming systems, and tv were anything but! The place has the perfect balance of homey and modern. The wood floors and wood burning stove give the place a warm feel, and that modern chef's kitchen makes it easy to whip up a five star meal. The best surprise though was in the morning when we all got a look at the view for the first time. Amazing, picturesque picture windows all throughout the main floor - each more beautiful than the last. Freshly fallen snowscape, the sound of the creek trickling past the house - Willis had a blast trying to follow the animal tracks in the snow! We all had such a good time this weekend. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect Thanksgiving at this beautiful barn. It was a very snowy weekend and we sled, hiked, made a snowman, played board games, watched movies, and warmed up in the sauna and hot tub. The place was spacious (3 adults, 2 kids) and immaculate. This is a very special place. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Haven CT

Perfect Rental

  • 5 of 5

My group of six friends spent a long weekend at Joe's beautifully restored barn. Everything about our experience was spot on. The structure is really a sight to be seen -- I was shocked to find a place so beautifully maintained for rental on VRBO. The bedrooms were super cozy and decked out with thick wool blankets to keep out the chill. We spent lots of time cooking in the perfectly appointed kitchen and sitting by the fire. And to top it off, the hot tub and sauna on the ground floor were the perfect way to keep the November chill at bay. This would definitely be the right rental for a large family or a group of close friends looking for a get-a-way. I am already plotting my return!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dana Point, CA USA

Great weekend in a fantastic place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend at the barn with family - 5 adults and one baby. It was a great experience. Lots of space, well stocked, great atmosphere, and stunning grounds. The place is beautiful and was a lot of fun! We never felt like we were living on top of each other, a concern with all the openness. We hosted a large dinner with about 12 people and it was a perfect setting!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Copake Country Club
The Greens at Copake Country Club
Hillsdale Wine & Liquor Store
Hillsdale House
Hillsdale Country Diner
Great Barrington
Catamount Ski Area
Club Helsinki
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Four Brothers Pizza Inn & Restaurant
Harlem Valley Rail Trail
Bash Bish Falls
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Butternut Ski & Snowboard Shop
Martindale Chief Diner
Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Tasting Room
Norman Rockwell Museum
Hancock Shaker Village
Mount Greylock State Reservation
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Hillsdale House
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Copake Greens
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Hudson Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Hillsdale House
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Taghanik State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Copake Lake (Golf and Boating)
Nearest Point of Interest
Taconic State Park and Bash Bish Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Catamount Ski and Zip Line Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Barrington
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Craryville Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2016 - Sep 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Craryville Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Sauna Room bathroom has radiant heat, multiple shower heads. Main floor bathroom has bath and shower. Both are beautiful.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Each bedroom has one Queen Beautiful Patagonia Rustic Queen Bed Frames., The loft has 3 trundle beds which pull out to become 6 single beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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