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Quiet Renovated Barn

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Renovated barn sits just over the state line from the Berkshires, nestled on ten acres of the rolling hills of glorious Columbia County. It overlooks 1000 acres of Audubon Sanctuary and a crystal clear babbling stream which runs about 8 months of the year. We are on a lovely road for walking with beautiful views of the Taconic Ridge. The cottage is perfect for a person or couple who needs a get-a-way with no distractions unless they want them. It's a multi-level open plan cottage with original 1904 beams. Downstairs is an entry room, bath, and a living room/dining area with a modern kitchen and wood-burning stove. Upstairs is a bedroom with a queen sized bed and a study/den that includes a 2' x 8' desk top/work surface and a daybed. The study area has a large window opening to the stream, a native meadow and woods. All systems are recently updated and the kitchen is fully equipped.

The barn also faces our flower and organic vegetable garden with an orchard beyond with apples, peaches, plums, pears and persimmons. Beyond the pine trees, set in the meadow, is a 16' by 36' pool surrounded by hydrangea and plantings.

Hillsdale bridges the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley. We are conveniently located one mile from the hamlet with its IGA, gift shops, diner, fine restaurant, amazing library and the beautiful 400 acre Roe Jan Park. We are four miles from Catamount skiing. The cottage is a short drive from three great small towns. Ten miles east you'll find the Berkshire town of Great Barrington with desirable shopping, dining and entertainment. Heading west, we are 15 miles from the dynamic town of Hudson with antiques, galleries, restaurants and Club Helsinki. Millerton is 17 miles south. The amount of first-rate activity in this rural setting is astounding. Not only are there extraordinary arts, dining and shopping but also the great outdoors - trails, fishing, biking, Bash Bish Falls, the Harlem Valley Rail Trail and climbing. Cultural highlights include Jacob's Pillow, Tanglewood, Barrington Stage Theater, Berkshire Theater Festival, Shakespeare and Co., Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and many museums. (Note: Sign on cottage is a family heirloom, not a commercial venture.)

Amenities:

Washer/Dryer

Excellent Verizon and AT&T Cellular Reception

Woodstove and Firewood

Internet is WIFI only

Air conditioner and fans

Weber Gas Grill

No TV

More Details

Owner
owner/property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2017

About owner/property manager

John is a retired corporate librarian now active locally at Roeliff Jansen Community Library. He and his wife, Claudia, raised two sons in New York City.

Why owner/property manager chose Hudson Valley

We bought his property in 2005 for it's idyllic setting. The way the house sat on the site with the land rising in the back from floor level was particularly attractive. The house felt perfectly integrated with the land. There was a 100 foot long peony bed. (We fill the house and cottage with peonies beginning of June - What could be more luxurious?) The pool was there surrounded by trees and meadow but without the stone steps, the rail fence and hydrangeas. And the location between three great small towns was unbelievable.

But both the house and barn were in bad shape. The simple 1910 house had been added on to four times by previous owners and the floor of the old small barn was caving in. There was an asphalt parking pad in the backyard. We totally rebuilt both structures, keeping the original foot prints but removing walls to make spaces more open plan in feel. The landscaping has also been completely redone, with added stone work, an enlarged vegetable garden, more trees in the orchard and about nine perennial beds.

Amenities

Hillsdale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I was searching for a charming cottage away from it all where I could focus on creative endeavors and wellness. Cady's cottage provides both the cozy nest and Berkshires location that makes this destination a perfect choice for those who want to control their mix of quiet and action. While here, I've enjoyed hiking and snowshoeing, visiting the literally hundreds of eclectic shops in very cultured nearby towns, going to day and candlelight yoga and exercise classes and enjoying the fantastic area restaurants. And the cottage provides beautifully for creatives with its two large workspaces with large windows overlooking a babbling brook. Perfect for watching the snow fall. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We would highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful retreat!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great space, lovely pool, an oasis

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay very much, very well cared for and welcoming spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

silence is golden

  • 5 of 5

A quiet cottage in the woods tucked near a ravine and a wooded land preserve. The cottage is clean and roomy and has great views of the land. We saw hawks swoop down for a meal , deer chipmunks, assorted birds and other wild life. We took a cooling dip in the pool many times during our week stay.The area has many attractions and things to keep one busy. The host were informative and friendly. A perfect and lovely place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect country guest house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property and the hosts, John and Claudia, are gracious and welcoming. They have tremendous pride in ownership, bringing in a new rug for the guest house, that is already beautifully furnished. I brought my Bichon pup who had a terrific romp with Harry, the Tibetan terrier. The cottage exceeded expectations in terms of location and tranquility. The stream was running and the pool looks great. I didn't use it, as it was cold and rainy all week - but it is a tribute to the house design that the cottage was always bright, with views from all sides of woods or country living. Five stars. Absolutely. I hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The little barn was just as pictured and very comfortable and spacious for the two of us. Head room in the bedroom upstairs is tight--not a problem for us, but consider if you are very tall. The house was clean, the grounds were lovely, the hosts were kind and gracious, and the Hillsdale area was beautiful. We went to museums and restaurants, the farmer's market, the gorgeous local park and then came home to enjoy the quiet of the countryside. I hope we will have an opportunity to make a return trip. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Jan 7 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
High Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$625
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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