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Restored Germantown Farmhouse: Live In The Country, Stroll To The Village

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Two spacious apartments, easily convertible to whole-house rental

Make yourselves at home in one of two 1450-sq.-ft. apartments (rate quoted per apartment) in this restored, fully up-to-date farmhouse...or combine both apartments for a whole-house rental. Perfect for two families or groups of friends traveling together. With a total of 5 bedrooms (2 downstairs sleeping 4 people + 3 upstairs sleeping 6 people), 4 full bathrooms (2 downstairs + 2 upstairs), 2 fully equipped kitchens (1 downstairs + 1 upstairs), and 2 living rooms (1 downstairs + 1 upstairs), the house provides great gathering areas indoors and out, while giving everyone personal space and privacy.

Sleep soundly in rural quiet. Walk 5 minutes to the village of Germantown to pick up makings for dinner at Otto's Market and Lawlor's (offering a well-chosen range of wine & spirits), or grab a coveted table at Gaskins restaurant. Take a leisurely drive to visit great Hudson River estates. Go antiquing and gallery hopping in vibrant downtown Hudson, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Catskill, and Saugerties. Eat, drink and people-watch at some of the top culinary destinations in the Northeast, where acclaimed chefs do wondrous things with Hudson Valley bounty. Ski, hike and explore outdoors at nearby resorts and nature preserves in the Catskills and Berkshires. Visit farmers markets, wineries and world-class museums. Then come home and close out the day with a glass of wine on the front porch, out back on the stone terrace, or in front of a roaring fire.

Clermont, Southwood, Apple Barn Farm, and other wedding venues are located within a 15-minute drive.

More Details

Owner
Kate Wood, At Home in the Hudson River Valley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Kate Wood, At Home in the Hudson River Valley

Kate Wood manages the property on behalf of owner (Kate's mother) Ethel Wood, who moved to Germantown in 2010 and rediscovered, in her words, the kind of warm community she hasn't felt since she was a girl growing up in Texas.

Kate founded At Home in the Hudson Valley in 2014 to preserve and adaptively reuse buildings of character and significance in the historic Hudson Valley. Kate holds Master’s degrees in Historic Preservation and Urban Planning from Columbia University. She served more than 15 years as CEO of LANDMARK WEST!, the non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to preserving Manhattan’s Upper West Side (home to more than 3,500 landmark buildings). She is the co-author of Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York (Monacelli Press, 2015). In 2007, Kate and her husband, David Sprouls (President of the New York School of Interior Design), rehabilitated their first Hudson Valley property, an abandoned circa-1890 house, where they now live part-time with their young son, Patrick.

We are preservationists, historians, planners and designers who care, first and foremost, about the integrity of our environment and helping others appreciate and benefit from the authentic experience of place.

Kate Wood, At Home in the Hudson River Valley purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why Kate Wood, At Home in the Hudson River Valley chose Germantown

As travelers ourselves, we love to make ourselves 'at home' in buildings, landscapes, neighborhoods, towns, and cities that possess a deep sense of place. We restored this farmhouse on the end of Germantown's Main Street as a pilot project to bring this concept to the Hudson Valley (our real home). By staying here, you immerse yourselves in the remarkable heritage of one of America's most historic, beautiful regions - majestic landscapes, walkable downtowns, small farms, world-class arts and culture - and contribute to its sustained vitality.

Map

Nearest Train
10 Miles
Hudson or Rhinecliff Amtrak stations
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Int. 87 (NY Thruway) or Taconic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Gaskins Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Catamount, Hunter, Windham

Amenities

Germantown Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom (#1) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom (#2) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom (#3) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom (#4) - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs queen bedroom (#1) - 1 queen
    Upstairs twin bedroom (#5) - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Crib is portable and can be moved to other rooms
    Downstairs twin bedroom (#2) - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs queen bedroom (#3) - 1 queen
    Upstairs queen bedroom (#4) - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Perfect City Detox

  • 5 of 5

This house is a perfect place to relax-private, yet walking distance to a wonderful country store and a great restaurant.

The farmhouse is situated away from a quiet road on a huge lot. Kids had lots of room to run around while we had coffee or drinks at the lovely porch.

The living space itself is spacious and inviting. It was perfectly clean when we arrived and will comfortably sleep 6 plus a crib and sofa.

We hosted a dinner for 10 in the backyard-the kitchen is stocked with everything you need.

Another important thing is that everything in the house is clean and new. We've rented several places before that smelled moldy with worn furniture and soggy mattresses. This is the antidote. The decor is a great mix of modern and antique and all amenities are well maintained and in working condition.

For families, there's a great crib available and a whole wardrobe full of toys so you can pack light.

Germantown is tiny yet manages to supply the important things - a market/deli that has a tasty breakfast and locally sourced groceries and a small, but well stocked liquor store. There's also a fun restaurant to have dinner within a 5 min walk.

We made day trips to Hudson (10 Mins), Saugerties (20 mins), Pheonicia (37 mins) and Catskill (20 mins), Red Hook (20 mins) but kept coming back "home" for the peace and quiet.

Kate, the manager and part owner, returns texts within minutes. She's incredibly knowledgeable about the area and it's history and happy to point you in the right direction when you're exploring.

This place is a rare find, enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best of all Worlds

  • 5 of 5

This past fall I was tasked with finding a place for three couples to stay, in Hudson Valley. My husband and I are frequenters of the area and tend to gravitate to more secluded, cabin-like homes. The couples we traveled with were a little less anxious to be alone in the woods. This restored farmhouse in Germantown was the perfect middleground. At the end of Main Street, you have a nice (and quiet) view of the neighborhood. I made sure to wake early each morning to have coffee on the spacious front porch. The front yard is very large and great for play. The kitchen is so smartly appointed - everything you need for a stay, even if you plan on cooking and/or baking all your meals, was there. The table comfortably sat six adults and one child; we spent an entire evening enjoying cheese, wine and each other's company there. The bedrooms were immaculate and the beds/bedding very comfortable. The house was a perfect blend of barn-like character and modern touches. We were in need of nothing our entire stay. Otto's on Main Street was a great stop for breakfast and, if you choose to venture out, bigger towns like Hudson are just a short drive away. Kate was a friendly and communicative host who made sure we felt as though the place was ours. The only hint that someone lived downstairs was the (very welcoming) smell of fresh baking when we first arrived. I highly recommend the farmhouse for a stay - it was perfect for even us, a mixed group of varied ages with different preferences. Everyone in our party said they'd go back (and all of us dreamed of buying and restoring our own farmhouses one day). Well done, Kate!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Aprtment, Charming Town and Area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over a weekend with my Aunt and Uncle from California. None of us had been to the area before.

Kate's house was beautiful inside and out. The decor was tastefully done, with a fabulously complete kitchen - all you need to cook a great meal. The beds were really comfortable with yummy linens in every bedroom. The yard where we painted paintings inspired by our visit to nearby Olana and played soccer was gorgeously green, shaded and lush. The house is a quick walk from "town" where you'll find Otto's - a quaint and very well stocked grocery and deli with delicious coffee and morning pastries. Germantown is located conveniently in between several towns that must be visited for antiques, shopping, Historical homes and great restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the apartment. It is specious, well equipped and in a great location. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

A Perfect Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay at Kate's beautiful home over Thanksgiving in 2014. We could not have asked for a more perfect home to celebrate the holiday. Every detail is thoughtfully curated - from gorgeous decorating touches to a FULLY stocked kitchen, a welcome bottle of wine and a generous wood pile to start a roaring fire - we really felt as though we were staying in the home of a good friend. Kate and her mom were available to help answer any questions or needs and could not have been more pleasant. Otto's Market and the General Store are a quick 2 minute drive and have everything you need to bunker down for a weekend of relaxation. I cannot wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine: Your feedback is music to our ears! We're so glad you had a perfect stay and really look forward to hosting you again. Happy New Year! Kate
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Peace and quiet beautifully decorated

  • 5 of 5

We three arrived - me, my best friend who was in the US visiting from Scotland and my Cairn terrier - on Friday afternoon. The key to the front door was exactly where Kate said it would be. We were instantly warmed by the charm of the house. The separate and private entrance opened to a hallway and staircase up to the second floor. My dog, KC, immediately got to sniffing out previous occupants and told me where to set up his crate. The apartment is spacious, very clean and beautifully decorated. There was charm at every turn from the old fashioned toilet and cast iron tub to the wide planked wood floors. Every seat in every room seemed to envelope us in comfort. There was plenty of light coming in through all the windows during the day. The bedrooms were separated allowing for maximum privacy. The eat in kitchen was gorgeous, nice and big and was a great place for us to make and enjoy our dinner. Every amenity and cooking tool was provided.

We had the best hostess on the East coast in Kate, friendly and very helpful.

The beds were so comfortable, we almost overslept on Saturday. The area was quiet, despite neighbors being across the road. We ate out at a local Italian restaurant and then came back to sit on the porch and just enjoy the mountain air.

We were upstate to go to the NYS Sheep & Wool festival. The apartment was only a 20 minute drive to the fairgrounds. Very convenient. On Saturday, after a day of sheep auctions, contests, yarn, alpacas and roving, apple crisp and catching up with dear friends, we took KC to the dog run and played ball with him until sunset.

Peace and quiet was required for the weekend and that's exactly what was delivered. We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to escape the big city and all the noise. We will definitely be back.

Thanks again Kate, for your friendliness and hospitality. KC thanks you too.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen: Thank you so much for this heart-warming review! I'm so glad we were able to give you a peaceful, relaxing weekend. Looking forward to having you back! Kate
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning (per apartment) $125
Pet Fee $125

Rates and fees are per apartment (multiply by 2 for whole-house rental). For the benefit of guest privacy and comfort, it is our policy not to rent the two apartments simultaneously to unrelated parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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