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Historic Hudson Valley Barn Complex with Relaxing Grounds

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 40,090 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4000 sq ft house, 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 12

Welcome to your luxury retreat in coveted Southern Columbia County. Enjoy the luxury of this 1820's converted barn fully restored that accommodates more than 14 people in comfort, with over 11acres of land with manicured gardens & swimming pond.

Let your senses be delighted as you enter your gracious drive winding past the stone walls, beyond the pond to your private sanctuary. This slice of heaven is surrounded by mature plantings, historic fencing all evoking a romance of days gone by. Featured in numerous publications this enchanting home will amaze you upon entering, leaving you breathless at the love, quality and attention to Historic detail that went into the meticulous restoration of this magnificent transformed 1820's structure. At every turn you will experience 18th century paneling, moldings, Dutch Delft tiling surrounding your sitting room fireplace, hand made Dutch doors, Historic brick and wide plank flooring, hand-hewn exposed beams throughout, cupboards you get the picture. Unique in design offering room for all, from the sumptuous master suite, a multitude of guest rooms, formal dining room, library, living room and 'tavern room' complete with original Adam mantle fireplace surround.

Entertain your family and friends in style; the kitchen is fabulous offering the warmth of brick detailing and the convenience of 21st century amenities. Step outside and daydream, write or paint in your freestanding studio with electric or head to the garden house -- but not to water. Your irrigation system will take care of the landscaped grounds.

Has to be seen to be believed; you may never want to leave these delightful 11.5 acres!

Summary of features

- 6 Bedrooms (king beds in Master suites)

- 3 Living rooms with open fireplaces

- Formal dining room

- Library

- Media room

- Guest cottage

- Luxury country cottage

- 2 Master bedrooms with en suite baths & sitting areas

- Pond with sitting area & bridge

- Herb and vegetable garden

- Manicured lawn

- Woodland area

- Outdoor patio

- Views

- Wifi

More Details

Property Manager
Beth Kanaga
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Beth Kanaga

Hi, I'm Beth Kanaga. As the property manager for Blue Sky Barn, I'm delighted you're considering this exceptional and comfortably elegant country estate! Originally from Monmouth County, NJ, I moved to Hudson in 2008. A few years later, I realized a long-held dream when I launched Bushnell Guest House, a bed and breakfast set in a historic mansion. It's now my privilege and pleasure to help a friend (and former B&B guest) achieve his own vision for Blue Sky Barn!

Why Beth Kanaga chose Craryville

This property has it all: easy access from the Taconic Parkway, close proximity to Hudson, and the perfect home base for sightseeing, recreational activities and destinations like Bard College, Tanglewood and Woodstock. The photos, while lovely, don't fully convey the warmth and elegance of this unique house and grounds. Come experience them for yourself and make lasting memories with family and friends.

What makes this barn unique

Why split up your group at scattered inns and hotels when you can all stay together here? Save and have fun by cooking meals together in the charming brick kitchen. Enjoy each others' company in the many cozy gathering spaces. Drink in the sunshine with your coffee each morning, and savor pre-dinner cocktails in the lush garden. In this haven from life's hectic pace, you'll sleep more soundly, laugh more often and be truly present with loved ones.

Guestbook comments from the manager

All our guests have spoken highly of their experience here as a major part of the great wedding flow! Please pass along our appreciation to the owners!
May 2017
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Craryville Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40090 sq. ft.
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Need to add bathroom details here and ensure the features listed above are accurate
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1: need to add details here
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Historic Hudson Valley Barn Complex with Relaxing Grounds
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful Space to be in.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for us as we celebrated our son's wedding at The Farm at Pond Lily. The house and grounds are beautiful. The house has plenty of nooks and cranny's so that you can get away even with a large group of people. We had about 13 people staying there and hosted the rehearsal dinner there, so we put the house to good use. The house manager Beth was very helpful and available to us. Thank You Beth!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of Room, Unique Home

  • 4 of 5

We filled this house with fun for a long weekend near a wedding. One of our party described it well - it's like a tree house for adults. A/C in the bedrooms was essential and worked well, and there were fans to accommodate those areas without A/C. Good showers and space for everything. Beth was very helpful and made it convenient for many people arriving at various times. The house has many different levels - steps up to the dining room, down to kitchen, etc., making this home ideal for adults and teens, not persons with disabilities. The washer did not fill with cold water, so we filled with buckets of cold water, and had to manually forward the cycle. Otherwise - we had a good experience here.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue sky solitude

  • 5 of 5

If you need quiet and privacy, even in a group setting, this is the place for you. There's a quiet nook that goes with every bedroom! Lots of old quiet, mysterious qualities. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charm, Charm, Charm!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Blue Sky Barn!! The farmhouse is filled with historic character (as you can see in the pictures), yet well maintained and up to date. We spent the first day there oohing and aahing over every architectural detail, and the description is quite accurate. The home is far more spacious than we expected, and the layout is truly ideal for group get-togethers as it comfortably accommodates entertaining larger groups while affording each couple privacy as the sleeping quarters are spread out through the farmhouse. There are spacious, well-tended grounds that are great for children to run around; our daughter loved playing on a wooden swing set and picking herbs from the garden for her omelets. The town of Hudson was a short drive away with great restaurants and cute shopping, and this is a great place to stay whether you are looking to explore Hudson and the valley or whether you just want a fantastic getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I spent a weekend here and it was great. The house is beautiful and has a ton of character since it is an old barn that's been redone. The grounds are lovely and there's even a little pond. It's the perfect getaway from the city.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Many options in Hudson
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Meadowgreens in Ghent, NY
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Hudson Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Jojo's Pizza
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Taghkanic State Park
Car: recommended

Hudson is an urban gem set in the rural beauty of Columbia County. Buzzing with the ingredients of a city many times it size, Hudson's many attractions include: world-class retail and dining, 51 antiques shops, 18 art galleries, 10 live-performance spaces and 3 centuries of architecture. With its diverse and creative people, and a happening art and music scene, Hudson is a microcosm of America at its best. Must see & do: walking tour of Warren St., Hudson Opera House, Olana State Historic Site, Art Omi sculpture park, Hudson Farmers Market, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Catamount snow sports and aerial adventure park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $1,000

Manager'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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