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Ideally located half way between Hudson, NY and Great Barrington, Mass.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms Plus Double pull-out couch in a private room, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 6

This sweet, comfortable cottage, on a quiet country road offers a complete respite from your busy life.

The cottage is located about 20 minutes from historic Hudson and 30 minutes from Great Barrington, Mass in the Berkshires

If you are looking for a location that is a truly peaceful, this may be your place. The porch looks out to views of the Catskills and the sunsets can be spectacular.. You will fall asleep to the sound of peepers(small frogs) and an occasional Canada goose call. It is quiet, peaceful and truly relaxing.

Whether you want to sit on the porch and read a good book or take long walks to unwind from your busy lives, you can't go wrong. Excellent eating establishments are close by.

There is wifi internet access, free long distance telephone and satellite TV.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, DVD player and a porch with chairs.

The cabin is off the beaten path but not far from easy access to points south (NYC), north (Albany) and east(Boston).

It is 2 miles from the Taconic State Parkway Hillsdale exit.

More Details

Rene Gibson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 31, 2017


Hillsdale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Third bedroom area has a pull out couch
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Ideally located half way between Hudson, NY and Great Barrington, Mass.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Little Ferry, NJ

Absolute gem in the heart of Columbia County!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 13 month old son and I recently stayed at Rene's cottage for the July 4th weekend and we honestly couldn't have selected a better place to spend our family holiday getaway. From the absolutely tranquil location (off the beaten path and nestled next to a farm) to the SPOTLESSLY clean interior and exterior to the brand new and modern kitchen and bathroom, this cottage is absolute perfection.

Rene's care and attention to detail is clearly evident from the moment you walk through the front door as the cottage is wonderfully appointed in a rustic, country decor and is literally stocked with everything you could possibly ever want or need during your stay. Glassware, cookware, a vast array of organic cleaning products, and a host of interesting spices and condiments should you be interested in cooking a meal during your stay.

The layout and gorgeous country porch are also huge pluses if you have a little one as the open floor plan provides a large space perfectly suited for a curious child. The wooden children's toys and books were also a super nice touch.

Lastly, the location cannot be beat if you're interested in exploring all the great activities and sites both Columbia County, NY and the Berkshires have to offer. Literally, every location of note (Hudson, NY, Red Hook and Rhinebeck, NY, Great Barrington, MA, etc...) are all within a short 20-30 min drive. Not to mention the wonderful town of Hillsdale, NY which has a fantastic farmers market on Saturday mornings.

Simply put, if you are looking for the PERFECT place to stay and are in need of peace, quiet and tranquility, do yourself a favor and rent this cottage. You will not be disappointed in any way, shape, form or fashion. My wife and I are already working on planning a date when we can rent Rene's cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear sir! I hope that you are able to come back again sometime so that I can meet all three of you in person. I very much appreciated your taking such good care of the cottage, especially on a week that had some extra challenges for me outside of Hillsdale. All the best to you and your family.
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Amazing view, beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend in Hillsdale for the New Year! Rene was a great. She made she we had everything we needed and knew everything we needed to know. Even went up early to turn the heat on for us knowing that we were coming back from Skiing! Would definitely stay here again. Thanks Rene!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb location, great owner, beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a weekend gate away, and we found this jewel. I expressed my desire to find a clean house and Rene, the owner, left the cottage spotless for our arrival with a vase of wild flowers waiting for us. The place is beautifully designed and very well located. The view from the porch is incredible. You can relax at sundown and get delighted watching to all shades of red in the sky while looking at the Catskills mountains. From the porch also, you can see a farm across a rural and quiet road and enjoy listening to the moooo ! of the cows.

The cottage is very well equipped. You can forget your glasses and find cases of glasses in drawers so you do not miss to see anything, The kitchen is very well equipped with stainless still appliances.

We enjoyed cooking indoors and grilling outdoors as well as going to John Andrews Restaurant and other places in the surrounding communities of Great Barrington, Hillsdale, Chatham, etc.

Saturday moring we loved shopping groceries at the HIllsdales farmers market or browsing throught the stylish stores.

Overall, we enjoyed the experience so much and definitely we are coming back. Highly recommended

Celina and Sergio

Ossining, NY

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goodness, that review is not only flattering to me but also to the town and the surrounding area. Thank-you! It was wonderful to meet you both and I hope to see you again. Warmly, Rene
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Hidden Gem with Amazing Owner

  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment of our time spent sent at the Cottage - the house is beautiful and kept in very top shape - however, the thing we loved the most was the wonderful owner, Rene. She was very welcoming and was always available if we needed something. The sunsets were amazing and the kitchen was beyond fantastic to cook in. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet get away in the hills of Hudson Valley. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, I must say, we seem to have a mutual good feelings about each other. Thanks for the great review and I look forward to a continued good relationship. Please keep in touch until your next visit.
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Hillsdale House

  • 5 of 5

Great great great house. Spotlessly clean. Everything new and in perfect order. Beautiful and convenient location. Rene is super super friendly, helpful and respects your privacy. We would like to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hoping to see you again soon. It was great to chat with you. Be safe, Mr. Fireman! Rene
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New York City

Perfectly peaceful and lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Boyfriend and I came up for 3 nights for our 4-year anniversary. Couldn't have asked for a more peaceful stay. The kitchen was perfect, bedroom comfortable and of course the gorgeous porch! We cooked breakfast, drank coffee and wine, and explored everything Hillsdale, Great Barrington, and Hudson had to offer as all is within 20 minutes of the house. I would gladly go back and recommend to all!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you! I am so glad that you had a good time. Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Mt Washington House, Hillsdale House
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak, Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Route 23
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Crossroads Food Shop, Martindale Diner, Local 111
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Catamount Ski Area
Car: necessary

In the Berkshires of Columbia County, NY, this location is a short 12 mile drive west to Hudson, NY, and the Hudson River, and 12 miles east to the Berkshires of Western MA including Great Barrington, Stockbridge and Lenox. But the best part of this location is it's privacy and bucolic setting amongst working farms, grazing alpacas, cattle and horses. Amazing views of the Catskill Mountains. The cabin is on a quiet, country road published as one of the best walking trails in Columbia County.

Antiquing, golfing, Norman Rockwell Museum, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival are between 20 minutes and an hour away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cats not allowed $0
Refundable damage deposit $150
dogs not allowed $0

Dogs must be crated when owners leave them alone in cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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