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The perfect getaway: Catskills

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2

Description

Freehold House Rental Photos and Description

Mid-Century Style and Modern Charm in the Heart of the Hudson Valley Closed to a

Copper Hill House has been carefully designed and maintained to provide a sophisticated adult atmosphere. Decor and finishings are all unique and have been hand selected. To minimize potential for accidental damages, we regret that children under 13 and pets are not permitted.

Staying at the Copper Hill House rolls a variety of experiences into one. Just 2 hours away from the George Washington Bridge, 15 minutes from Windham and 30 minutes from Hudson.

Enjoy a glass of wine on the front porch as you take in spectacular sunsets against the backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Grill a feast, nap in the hammock or hang out late night around the fire in our landscaped side yard. Up the hill behind the house, you'll find 4 private acres with a pond. The area is as good for a walk as it is for a game of horse shoes or badminton (provided). Or bring a football for a brisk fall game!

Inside the house, enjoy a mix of old and new. This historic home has been recently renovated and decorated in Mid-Century style.

Downstairs - A large kitchen with new appliances and wares is great for cooking and gathering. Entertain in the dining room with seating for 12 and a Krakauer upright piano. The living room (or parlor as we call it) features a wood stove and 42' television with Wii, Netflix, Amazon instant and DVD player. You'll even find an unexpected spa-style bathroom paneled in cedar with deep soaking tub for two (also corner shower, dressing room).

Upstairs - 4 bedrooms: One master suite with King-size bed and sitting area with fold out sofa, one shared suite with two double beds and two traditional bedrooms each with a double bed. This level also holds a second bathroom with custom terrarium shower and modern finishes. There is ample closet space and fresh towels and linens provided.

Other perks include a book and board game collection, acoustic guitar and several Wii games.

If you can draw yourself away from the property, there are dozens of attractions nearby in all seasons. Swimming across the road at the Catskill Creek, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, antiquing, wineries, apple orchards - not to mention winter skiing. We have a full guide updated as we discover more. The charming town of Freehold is just .8 miles away with a general store, pub and an unmatched dining experience at Ruby's Hotel Restaurant(Zagat rated). Windham sky mountain is less than half an hour away and so is Hudson. There are 35 peaks to hike, 2 mountains for skiing and snowboarding plus Hunter mountains’s Zipline adventure. Taking a detour might land you in the highest cascading waterfalls in New York State or the music and art scene at Hudson. Antiquing, fine dinning and live music are a heard bit away from Copper Hill House.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Patricia Bernard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016

About Patricia Bernard

Patricia is a restauranteur and is always entrepreneuring into new interests. A love of nature, architecture, furnishing and interior design ties it all together.

Patricia Bernard purchased this house in 2011

Why Patricia Bernard chose New York

I started staying in the Catskills a few years ago to take a break from the city and indulge in nature and tranquility. It was magical from the first time I viewed it - totally by chance as we were visiting a friend with a home in the area. The house, though charming, was in need of major renovation and was a project I was very excited to take on.

As we got to know the area, we were lucky enough to befriend the town historian and his wife. Through their extensive knowledge and photographic library, we were able to consider the the home's 100+ year history when making improvements (like hand-rebuilding the original stone wall pictured in the above photograph from the early 20th century). Also, as our escape from the city, the land itself is very important and is in a constant process of beautification.

Being a fine mix of social and private, Copper Hill lends to similar people. There are friendly neighbors to chit-chat with and ways to be out and about, but ultimately we want to make sure our guests have the chance to feel as at home in as they would in their own and to recharge.

What makes this house unique

For the summer the catskill creek its steps away, for winter all the mayor mountains are less than 30 minutes away. Also 30 minutes from Hudson and its night life and 4 minutes from Ruby's Hotel Restaurant which often has life music and always has fantastic food made with organic locally grown produce.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Copper Hill House is great. We had a group of 9, and plenty of space in the big kitchen, dining room, and outdoors for us to all cook and hang out together. The beds are all comfortable, and the house overall is well stocked. The big yard and surrounding area are both beautiful - we spent lots of time at the creek that's a short walk from the house. I highly recommend packing up and spending the whole day swimming and laying on the rocks!
Jun 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

The perfect getaway: Catskills
average rating of 4.714286 based on 24 reviews
New York
5

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great kitchen, perfect for making dinners for a large group. Fantastic grounds including fire pits, hammocks and a badminton court. Really the most cozy property I've ever stayed at.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful winter stay at Copper Hill House

  • 5 of 5

Seven friends and I had a wonderful MLK weekend stay at Copper Hill House. We cooked, played games and loved the wonderful outdoor campfire. The kitchen was very well outfitted for cooking elaborate meals, and we certainly took advantage! The caretaker was keeping an eye out for our arrival and greeted us before we could even call her. Everything was clean and well-maintained, with the only caveat being one mattress (one of the queen size bedrooms) which one of my friends complained was very creaky and difficult to sleep in. Otherwise, everything was perfect!

We enjoyed short drives to Hudson and Kaaterskills Falls and are looking forward to coming back for a summer stay and swimming in the creek! We really loved it and I highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

2 other couples plus my husband and I went away for the weekend and had a fabulous time. The house was super cozy and we felt right at home. The kitchen has nice appliances and tons of pots, pans, utensils for all your cooking needs. We took advantage of the Wii game system and fun games she had available. The owner labeled everything around the house to make it super easy to find what you need and know what to do at checkout time. We went skiing and it was less than 25 minutes to get to WIndham. The house did have a lot of lady bugs inside which didn't really bother me, but bothered 1 of the girls staying with us. Overall a great trip and I would definitely come back again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Catksills home for homebodies and skiiers!

  • 4 of 5

Patricia was a very gracious and accommodating host. Although we never met her, her on-site managers, Deb and Don, aka the house neighbors were helpful but never intrusive. We saw Don as we were getting ready for our Saturday ski excursion in the morning and he offered to bring us firewood from the shed for us to use in the living room fire stove. Don also offered great advice when we asked for hiking/walking paths (the five acres behind the house and across the Freehold airport to the creek).

Patricia was also easy to reach via e-mail and very responsive closer to the day/week of our trip. She also sent very detailed and informative check-in/check-out instructions, house amenities, and suggested dining/shopping/recreational activities in the vicinity.

The house itself had a lot of character. We especially loved the kitchen with its retro finishes (retro microwave, rustic cabinets, etc.). We bought a lot of groceries and cooked up a storm for brunches and dinners so having a dishwasher and a big, modern refrigerator was essential. Half our group decided to stay indoors and bake while the other half went skiing, so having access to every kitchen tool and appliance and basic baking ingredients and spices came very handy!

We also appreciated the many boardgames and Wii game system! It kept the homebodies entertained.

The bedrooms were adequate, given that we were pushing the accommodations limit with our group of 13. The master bedroom and the two double beds room were the most spacious, but the two private double rooms were fine for the couples in our group. Although, you might want to open a window overnight as it does get stuffy/overheated!

We were also able to fit in extra air mattresses in the double beds' room and in the living room.

The bathrooms were unique, although the water pressure in the rainfall shower could be better. It did not help that we had such a large group but everyone took longer showers because of the weak water pressure. There is also limited hot water in the spa bathroom in the entry floor. Some of us girls wanted to try soaking in the spa tub but found the hot water would turn to cold after a few seconds. The shower stalls in both bathrooms are also surprisingly narrow, despite the bathroom being a decent size. But they were both well-stocked with single use/travel size toiletries.

We loved the house for our ski trip (Windham was only a 25 min drive!) We're interested in returning for a summer trip to swim in the creek!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back any time! Few tips: The water heater heats an entire tank avery 20 minutes. I usually fill the double tube half way with really hot water. Wait 10 minutes and finish filling it up. That works but obviously it is hard to accommodate a lot of people using hot water constantly. The heat is control by guest with 2 thermostats, one for the second floor and one for the first floor. Since heat rises, it is a good idea to turn down the downstairs thersmostat when retiring to the second floor or to keep both at a moderate temperature.
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Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

Copper Hill House was an excellent house for me and my friends to spend the memorial weekend this year. The house was wonderfully designed and there was plenty room for all of us to sleep totally comfortably (there were ten of us!)

The creek across the airfield was beautiful and we were lucky enough it was warm enough for us to swim. Accidentally walked across the landing strip at one stage because we didn't pay attention to signs- don't do this! super dangerous! The locals were kind and having the managers across the street for any questions was a lovely comfort.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Excellent stay!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay in the house. We were 6 adults and 3 kids and there was enough space for all of us. The house was very clean and Patricia had provided for all the basic necessities. We enjoyed the fire pit and just hanging around the house. Will definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Ruby's Hotel and Restaurant, Freehold Country Pub
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Bus - trailwaysny.com - Cairo - Taxis available
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Thunderhart Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hudson Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I-87
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Ruby's Hotel and Restaurant, Freehold Country Pub
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Windham Mountain / Hunter Mountain
Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

Freehold House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,900
$7,740
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

The rate is set flat for up to 6 guest. Each additional guest carries a cost of $20 per guest per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Freehold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • 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
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Spa Bathroom - Downstairs - toilet , tub , shower , Cedar paneled, dressing area, soaking tub for two
    Terrarium Bathroom - Upstairs - toilet , shower , Shower with picture window to forest - private
  • Spa Bathroom Tucked in the most private corner of the house is our custom spa-style bath. Enter through a glass door and pull the curtain behind you in the white onyx and cedar paneled dressing room complete with robes, towels and full-length mirror. Pass through the second doorway to enter the spa with corner deep-soaking tub and rinse shower. Surrounded by the smell of cedar, ambient lighting and gorgeous exposed rafter ceiling it's one of the best ways to relax. Independent heating unit allows you to adjust the overall temperature for the best experience. Terrarium Bathroom Featuring a large picture window facing the forest, take in your own private view of nature from under the rain shower - it's cleansing for the body, mind and soul. This bathroom combines rustic barn wood paneling with modern tiling and fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King size bed with sitting area - couch converts to bed
    Double Suite - 2 double , Two double beds with sitting area
    Double Room 1 - 1 double , Private and cozy room with one double bed
    Double Room 2 - 1 double , Private and cozy room with one double bed
  • The bedroom set-up lends to flexible sleeping combinations for groups and provides comfortable separate spaces when unwinding. The Master Suite features a king size bed and sitting area for reading or relaxing. Most spectacular is the large window, which provides a view to the forest when you wake in the morning. The Double Suite holds two double beds and a sitting area as well. Even with 4 guests sharing the space, you still have plenty of room to spread out in the largest room of the house. The Double Rooms are quaint and each have their own character. Usually favorites of our guests!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Yard
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Included with your stay is complimentary coffee, cereal and other consumables. You may use items in the pantry, like spices, for cooking. Toiletries and towels are provided, including therapeutic bath salts for the spa bathroom. WiFi only In-home appointments with a massage therapist may be prearranged. -- This is a strictly non-smoking house. -- Only experienced wood stove users may operate the wood stove. If you are unsure how to operate it, we ask that you absolutely do not try to for your own safety (and the safety of our home).

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