Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Perfect ski get away: Catskills

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

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.

More Details

Patricia Bernard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

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 Freehold

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
  • 1 of 17


Freehold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 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!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Yard
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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).


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

80% Complete
20% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Perfect ski get away: Catskills
average rating of 4.8 based on 27 reviews
New York

Great winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time (group of 10 people) and would definetely recommend the house. Despite cold weather we were super cozy. Everyone slept comfortably. Kitchen has everything you need to make dinner for that many people and huge plus we're the Wii games and very relaxing soak in bathtub downstairs. We will be back during summer.

Thank you Patricia!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfectly accommodating space for out much needed long weekend away from home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Inside and out. Took advantage of all things this house could offer. Would highly recommend and would love to come back and visit soon. We didn't want to leave! Thank you Patricia for everything. The place is a gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
New York


  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this rental. Spacious for 4 couples, great bathrooms, nice dinning area . Comfortable bedrooms, beautiful out door space. The property owner was very helpful throughout the rental process and was available to answer all questions that we had. Property owner very accommodating, helpful and flexible. The home was perfect for our couples get away and ski weekend . Overall we had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
New York

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: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

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: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
New York, New York

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: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


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 - - Cairo - Taxis available
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Thunderhart Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hudson Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

You might like these similar properties