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National Register Historic Hudson River Estate Carriage House

Germantown, NY, USA
  • Estate
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

4 bedroom and 4 1/2 bath on secluded rural estate: sleeps 8-12

This home was just redone, to maximize your comfort. There are 4 bedrooms: a master bedroom with a king bed and master bath (shower for two and claw-foot tub), 2 double bedrooms with their own private showerbaths, and a queen bedroom, with a showerbath which can be shared by those sleeping on the upstairs sitting-room pullout (full) or daybed (twin). In addition, there is a portable twin. All-in-all, up to 12 can sleep comfortably in this air-conditioned home.

If you do need to stay in touch, there is free high-speed wi-fi and Apple TV. The wood-burning fireplace, adjacent to the large, open, eat-in kitchen and dining areas, makes for a cozy gathering in the evening – if you are not outside grilling, or watching the stars from the back deck.


Ripley Hathaway

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Ripley Hathaway

I am a landscape architect who grew up on this property. I live just down the hill from the Carriage House and have spent most of my life along the Hudson River. I will be happy to pass along local knowledge about the valley, and to steer you to the best farms and farmstands, restaurants and movie theaters (including a drive-in), and any other activities you may wish to pursue.

Ripley Hathaway purchased this Estate in 1966

Why Ripley Hathaway chose Town of Clermont

This property has remained essentially unchanged since the mid- nineteenth century, when it was first developed by Robert Livingston. When you come here you can relax and experience nature as he experienced it, except now within the comforts of a modern home. If you are a bird watcher, you will thrill to see our resident pair of bald eagles, or our flocks of wild turkeys. Other birds that are often seen include great blue herons, hummingbirds, pileated woodpeckers, and red-tailed hawks. We keep miles of paths cleared for hikes throughout the property. Pick up a picnic lunch at the renowned Central Market in Germantown and have a picnic in the woods beside our waterfall, or in our old orchards.

What makes this Estate unique

Your accomodations are down a gated, half-mile, private road which is accessible only to you and the owner. Outside there is comfortable deck furniture and Adirondack chairs, on which to finish that book you have been meaning to read, or to just relax. Should the weather keep you inside, there is wi-fi and a flat screen TV, along with more old-fashioned pursuits like board games and books. Air-conditioned for the summer, and with a wood-burning fireplace for the autumn and winter (aged firewood is provided), there is really no "off season" here. If you are attending a wedding in the area, this is a great base and is ideal for sharing. Our full-time property manager is always on-call, should any problem arise.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
        • King size beds (1) New Mattress and King Bed from Crate and Barrel, Queen size Beds (1) New Mattress and platform bed from Crate and Barrel, Double Beds (2) New Mattress and platform beds from the Pottery Barn, Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a day bed twin in the TV/Upstairs sitting room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full bed from Crate and Barrel


        • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • 4.5

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Located in the midst of a National Register Historic Hudson River Estate, there are seasonal views of the Catskill mountains.
            • Rural
              The Carriage House is a half mile from the nearest home (except mine, which is just down the hill). It is very rural. We have cleared paths throughout the property for you to explore.
            • Ski-In
              For cross-country skiing if there is snow
            • Village
              Two miles away is the town of Germantown with its eclectic Central Market. Their sandwiches and homemade soups are yummy. A package liquor store and Gaskin's restaurant mean you can stay put and relax
            • Water View
              There are many paths throughout the property and one leads down to the Hudson River.
            • Waterfront
              2 minutes away is a public launch site. A perfect place to put in your kayaks and see our native Bald Eagles.


                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Parking
                          Space for five cars
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Two high-powered units cool the entire upstairs.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Forced-air central heat, augmented with electric.
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Ralph Lauren sheets, non-feather duvets.
                        • Living Room
                          Located on the second floor, next to bedrooms
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          There is additional space to park one of these.
                        • Telephone
                          There is a landline that will accept all incoming phone calls and make local calls
                        • Towels Provided
                          One set of towels (bath, hand, and face) per person
                        • Washing Machine
                          New high-efficiency front-loader
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          The wood-burning fireplace is just off the kitchen on the main floor. Aged wood is supplied at no charge.


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              A complete selection of pots and pans, including a roasting pan.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Service for twelve.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              New electric stove, microwave, and dishwasher. Plenty of counter space.
                            • Microwave
                              Full-size and brand new: 1100 watts
                            • Pantry Items
                              Salt and pepper, and various sweeteners.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full-sized, with ice maker and freezer on the top.
                            • Stove
                              Electric cooktop and oven
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  There is a breakfast counter with three stools, and a new dining table that can seat as many as twelve.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people


                                    • Books
                                      A variety of books, including local authors and books about the area
                                    • Games
                                      Board games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Apple TV
                                    • Television
                                      New large flat-screen TV


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Furnished with very comfortable brown wicker settee, with two chairs and matching table. In addition, there are 4 Adirondack chairs.
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              15 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              had an amazing time .

                                                              mridula d.

                                                              the house is secluded with beautiful grounds ,very clean ,the owner responded very quickly to our questions and was very nice and helpful ,our group had a wonderful time .

                                                              Extremely nice, clean and comfy house

                                                              Ada L.

                                                              We had a party of 12 and found this last minute house for our hunter ski trip at the president weekend, it's approximate 45 minute away from hunter. Although is a little far away from hunter, but the house is absolutely comfy and have everything we needed. The property manager, Jack, and his wife are super friendly. We definitely recommend any traveler who want to come over for skiing and even coming for the spring/summer time.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much for your lovely review. You were a delight and would be happy to have you back. For those reading this review we just received 2 feet of snow yesterday and the Ski resorts got 3 feet. This home is currently available for the rest of March. Put on your cross country skis or snow shoes and you can start exploring our 300 acres as soon as you exit the front or back doors


                                                              A country overnight

                                                              We had planned a trip to Vermont from Maryland and wanted to break up the long drive to make it easier. As a treat to ourselves we wanted to stay in a country house or B and B rather than just a hotel. I am so glad we did! We arrived at the main gate and buzzed ourselves in (our hostess had provided us the key code earlier). We drove down the gravel wooded drive to the cottage not knowing exactly what to expect. We let ourselves in and found a very spacious open plan downstairs with a fully furnished kitchen and a fireplace all set up to use if needed. Beautiful hardwood floors! A very quiet country feel. We felt right at home from the beginning. A bit later we took a short drive to Tivoli to get a very nice meal.

                                                              The second floor had an open loft area with bookshelves for reading and relaxing. The bed was very comfortable and we slept great! The bathroom was lovely and big. Our hostess had provided us with really nice towels. Everything was immaculate! We loved the peace and quiet and felt very relaxed. The next morning we took a stroll around the property through the woods and fields and even saw some turkeys. The view of the Hudson River and the Catskills beyond is gorgeous. Our only regret was having to leave so soon to continue our trip to Vermont, but we will definitely be back again! Can’t wait!! Wow great place! We absolutely loved it!

                                                              This is a beautiful property , close to the Hudson River, set in the woods.

                                                              MaryBruce R.

                                                              We loved our stay at Northwoods. The converted carriage house has been beautifully done: fresh, new bathrooms, a fresh new kitchen, and all the modern conveniences. We stayed during a heat wave and the air conditioning was most welcome. The homeowner was most accommodating, making sure we had all that we needed. We would definitely stay at Northwoods again. Our favorite moments were walking down the hill to see the sunset over the Hudson River. I would say the only thing missing is a set of Adirondack chairs to sit in while we enjoyed the view!

                                                              The Carriage House had a lovely yard too, complete with a wonderful deck with comfortable chairs. The house is very close to Rhinebeck, Germantown and Olana. Ripley, thank you for a wonderful stay at a magical place!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear MaryBruce,

                                                              We loved having you too! Thank you for the suggestion of the chairs to see the sunset. Hope you will return sometime soon. All best wishes.


                                                              beautiful property and land

                                                              pamela s.

                                                              Wonderful stay--absolutely beautiful home. Very clean and well maintained. The host was very helpful and kind. Would highly recommend to others! Will come back for sure.

                                                              Couldn't have picked a better place to host us for our Wedding Weekend

                                                              GerryNew York, New York

                                                              We stayed at the Carriage House for our wedding weekend with our wedding party, and it was a fabulous choice- it slept 12 people comfortably and it had more than enough space (and glassware) for all our needs. The space was large enough to allow both the groom and bridal party to get ready at the same venue, while providing adequate privacy and enough bathrooms/mirrors etc. The design of the house is also amazingly beautiful with exposed wood, and skylights that flood the bedrooms with light. The owners were lovely and absolutely on top of all of the little details, down to getting us distilled water for the iron and making sure we had local goat's milk soap in the bathrooms


                                                              Germantown, NY, USA

                                                              We are located in the heart of the HUDSON VALLEY, just 20 minutes south of Hudson, NY, with its many antique shops and restaurants, 10 minutes north of BARD College and its Performing Arts Center, and 25 minutes north of OMEGA. Any art lover should not miss touring Frederick Church's home, Olana, just up route 9G, or his mentor Thomas Cole's home in Catskill, NY. Historic homes of the Livingston family, such as Clermont (State Historic Site) and Wilderstein, in Rhinebeck, are open most days. In nearby Hyde Park, history buffs can enjoy a day visiting FDR's home, as well as Val-Kill, the cottage his wife Eleanor used to get away from it all. Or enjoy a concert on the lawn at the nearly adjacent Vanderbilt mansion. If you love horses, you can take in a show at HITS, across the river in Saugerties, or take a riding lesson just down the road.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Damage Insurance

                                                              Additional charge and security deposit for pets, dependent upon stay and number of pets. Christmas and New Year's Weekends are a three night minimum rental. There is a cleaning fee of $200.

                                                              15 Reviews
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