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Copake Lakeview Ranch: near Hillsdale, Hudson NY, Catamount Ski; Tanglewood

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Copake Lake House Rental Photos and Description

Lakefront 2 level cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, sweeping lake & mountain view

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Elegant and tranquil 2 level lakefront retreat, the perfect escape for any season. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath plus a powder room, gourmet kitchen with island counter, cathedral ceilings, large deck facing lake and spectacular Taconic mountain range + small screened porch. Breathtaking lake and mountain views from the open-format living room, dining rm, kitchen and bedrooms. 50 ft private lake frontage with dock.

Same distance to NYC as Hunter Mountain ( or Bear Mountain ski resorts, and much closer than Killington, Stowe, Mount Snow, or Jay Peak. Only 10-25 min drive to either Catamount Ski ( Area or Ski Butternut ( resort. Within 35-45 min drive to the heart of the Berkshires ( Jiminy Peak ( Great Barrington MA, Lenox MA, and historic Stockbridge MA.

In the Summer enjoy Tanglewood Music Festival & Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, many other live performances in the Berkshires.

Apple picking, pear picking in the Fall makes for a delicious weekend, with multiple orchards in the vicinity.

Check out or indulge your senses at The Canyon Ranch SPA in Lenox MA.

In order to confirm your booking, renter and owner will need to comply with the housing association rules & regulations for rentals, which require a notification to the management office. This required notice must contain "...A copy of the lease, including the names, addresses and phone numbers of the renters." (p.7, paragraph 2 of the Rules & Regulations, attached). You can review these Rules & Regulations, as well as other information about Taconic Shores Properties Owners Association:

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Vanya Chekhov
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, russian, mandarin
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Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic place to unwind and reconnect with nature: huge oak trees frame the view of the lake & mountains in the distance. Birds, wind, and occasional fish splashing in the lake below are the only things one can hear from the spectacular, oversized deck abutting the huge living room with a full wall of windows. Wood burning stove for charm, and all modern, recently installed amenities in kitchen for convenience, together made it a perfect weekend with friends.
May 2016
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Copake Lakeview Ranch: near Hillsdale, Hudson NY, Catamount Ski; Tanglewood
average rating of 4.2 based on 6 reviews

Serene lake view, large deck, house full of lihgt

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to unwind and reconnect with nature: huge oak trees frame the view of the lake & mountains in the distance. Birds, wind, and occasional fish splashing in the lake below are the only things one can hear from the spectacular, oversized deck extending from the huge living room with a wall of windows overlooking the lake. Wood burning stove for charm, and all modern, recently installed amenities in kitchen for convenience, helped to make a perfect weekend with friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice and Peaceful

  • 3 of 5

The house is nice and peaceful and we enjoyed most of our stay.

The listing description is accurate. The living room is great for group activities, the kitchen is spacious and well equipped and the private beach is well kept and shaded.

It appears that the review from Aug2015 didn't help, and the living room AC still doesn't cut it during hot afternoons, Also, some parts of the living room weren't clean enough in our opinion.

The interaction with the owner on our complaints was a very unpleasant experience and is the main reason for our rating of the place. Future renters are advised to properly document (with pictures) any complaints you might have, otherwise your complaints are likely to be ignored.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Consider additional facts about this particular guest & rental: 1) guest booked & paid for 2 people, but in reality at least 6 people used the house; 2) guest asked for & received a discount at the time of initial booking; 3) upon arrival, guest sent a message via the booking website about being "very happy" with the place; no complaints were mentioned during his 2-day stay; 4) AFTER DEPARTURE, guest called owner and asked for additional discount or refund, motivating his request by the allegations presented in the review; 5) owner refused to accommodate request without any factual support for the allegations & given its timing & given its contradictory nature to guest's own initial positive review; 6) guest threatened to post a negative review if partial refund isn't granted; 7) owner refused to accommodate blackmail. ... now you have a more complete context & framework to judge the usefulness of this review.
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A lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a weekend here a few weeks ago and we really enjoyed the house. We were there for peak foliage and the view of the lake with the fall colors was incredible! A very cozy yet spacious house- everyone had a comfortable stay. The owner was very easy and super nice to deal with especially since we booked the house last minute. The neighborhood was really pretty and unique, it was so nice to walk around and see the lake and all of the interesting cottages.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake House Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend here and couldn't be happier! The house was lovely, very spacious upstairs, with 1-large master upstairs and 2-bedrooms below. Excellent amount of seating, dishes/glassware and the kitchen layout helped a lot as there are multiple prep/wash areas. We spent much of our time grilling on the porch and out in the backyard which goes downhill to a small dock. The lake has a couple of beaches, there is one located just a 4-5 minute walk down the road with excellent sand and a swim/diving platform, also great kayaking and fishing. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay there was nice and peaceful.

  • 3 of 5

Our family is used to renting properties such as this one and we realize there is going to be good and bad experiences along the way. We had an elderly, mobility challenged person in our party who could not manage the downstairs (slippery stairs, minimal hand rail) so this person ended up in the master BR. The rest of our party stayed in the downstairs area but we couldn't get the shower to work and when we tried a gush of rusty water came out of the faucet. So we all had to use the master BR shower and wait in line for it (which only had a fabric shower curtain-no plastic liner.) It was warm the days we stayed there so we needed the window unit AC that was adequate but never really cool enough. We used the floor fan but could never figure out how to get ceiling fan working even with the hand written diagram. We found the master BR A/C on the last day. (Since our elderly person was staying in there no one took the time to look and she said she was comfortable enough with the ceiling fan.) But it would've been nice to have it. The picnic table on the deck did not have the umbrella pictured. And the swing by the lake was gone. The lake itself had vegetation growing in it so to swim you would have to walk to the swimming beach. The vegetation also kept snagging our lines do we had to canoe to the cleaner part of the lake to fish. We saw signs posted that said the vegetation problem was being addressed so perhaps this won't be a problem in the future. The house had no cable and we knew that going in but there was no TV on the main floor for our elderly person to enjoy while we were out. We solved this by bringing one up from the basement and returning it before we left. The kitchen was really nice and easy to use but I couldn't find a frying pan to use for eggs and bacon at breakfast. Some previous lazy tenant left 2 dirty wine glasses on the shelf with the clean ones. Fortunately we found that in time before we used them. Also, all the cabinets were full with the owners stuff so there was no place for us to store our food and supplies while we were there. I just like to have things put away. Finally the owners suggestion for the restaurant was awesome! John Andrews in Great Barrington. It was a nice treat. So in sum, we had a nice restful and peaceful stay at your house with those few exceptions but we made it work. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

<p><strong>Top Thing to do in City:</strong></p><ul><li>Swim in Lake.</li><li>Antique shopping in Copake, Hudson and Great Barrington.</li><li>Golf courses.</li><li>Vineyards nearby.</li><li>Biking, hiking, horseback riding.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Budget:</strong></p><ul><li>Indoor swimming nearby.</li><li>Visit Great Barrington and Stockbridge for shopping and dinning.</li><li>View beautiful fall colors.</li><li>Use fireplace and sit by the fire.</li><li>Tangewood music for summer and ski nearby in winter.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Family:</strong></p><ul><li>Swimming, kayaking and canoeing.</li><li>Bike riding.</li><li>Golf, miniature golf and go carts.</li><li>Indoor roller blading nearby.</li><li>Taconic State Park nearby.</li></ul>

The area is rich with things to do!

* Enjoy the enchanting Bish Bash Falls, swimming pond and miles of bike and hiking trails at Taconic State Park.

* Restaurants

* Antique shopping in historic Hudson and Great Barrington (20 mins away)

* Wine tasting at the local vineyard

* Apple picking at the local orchard

* Music at Tanglewood

* Spa accommodations at Canyon Ranch

* Historic Stockbridge and the Shakers Village, are all just a short drive away.

* Golfing at Copake golf club and surrounding golf clubs open to the public.

* Indoor swimming facilities, gym, outdoor tennis courts and a track are very close by at the local high school (Open to residents and non-residents)


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Rates & Availability

Copake Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Valentine's Wkend
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
President's Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Wkend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
July - Aug
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Wkend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

guest might need to adjust heat and turn on/off water (cold or hot) upon arrival & before departure.

Heat: thermostat is on the wall opposite kitchen counter. adjust temperature only. do NOT turn off completely. adjust temperature to 50F upon departure.

Cold water: downstairs in the Utility room, along right wall, vertical pipe behind countertop, the lever valve is on the pipe at the countertop level; gently turn the lever 90 degrees to switch cold water on/off.

Hot water: turn on/off the electric switch (circuit breaker) located on the wall at eye level in far left corner of Utility room, above the hot water tank (large metal cylinder standing on the floor in the far left corner of Utility room).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Copake Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bdrm - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Use of lake/pond on Robinson Pond in beautiful Copake, NY. House is on 1/4 area in a rustic setting. Swimming, kayaks and canoes are allowed on the lake. The generous windows on the back side of the property allow the light to pour into the kitchen, living, dinning and bedrooms, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful landscape during any season! Even in the rain, this property is a peaceful oasis providing the perfect balance between comfort and luxury. During the colder months, gather around the timeless wood burning stove to play cards or chess in the cozy living area. You will find that this home is exceptionally well designed with everything you need at your fingertips. Convenient electrical outlets make it easy to use your computer while spending time around the kitchen island. Great for trying out new recipes while enjoying good company!(During the fall after paying a visit to the local apple orchard try your hand a baking a warm apple pie while enjoying the enchanting fall foliage!) Directly across the lake from a natural wildlife preserve, take in the peaceful sounds of nature. Both downstairs bedrooms offer a picturesque view of the lake. In the morning take in the beautiful sunrise without leaving your bed. Watch the sun rise over the trees as the morning fog rolls off the lake. This view is something you won't soon forget!

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