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Lovely Catskill Views, Close to Hudson, 5 minutes from Lake Taghkanic

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Private Sleeping TV Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Relax in the beautiful mountains of the Hudson Valley!

Secluded hilltop retreat located 15 minutes from Hudson, 25 minutes to Rhinebeck & Millerton, 20 minutes to Red Hook & Tivoli, and only two hours from NYC. Just minutes from Lake Taghkanic State Park’s beach and hiking trails. 25 minutes to the Catskill Mountains for fantastic hiking and rockclimbing.

The house is privately nestled on 8 wooded acres, with full views of the Catskill mountains. Open floor plan with 24’ cathedral ceiling, modern appliances, four bedrooms (2 with en suite baths) located on 3 floors, three bathrooms (1 with Jacuzzi bathtub, 1 with modern soaking tub), separate TV room with 42' 1080 flat screen TV, wraparound deck with gas grill, herb garden and lawn chairs with fire pit, and separate lounging deck on private ridge.

Weekends available from $1000 & up. Holiday weekends & 3 day weekends = $1500 & up. $2500/week, $7500/month. Cleaning fee = $200.

Keywords: Country Home, Retreat, Vacation, Beach, Wedding, Catskills, Mountains, Summer, Weekend, Cabin, Hudson, Hudson Valley, Rhinebeck, Taghkanic, Taconic, Columbia County, Dutchess County, Sunsets, Hiking, Skiing, Cross-country skiing, Ice-skating

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Member since: 2009
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Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Amelia

I live in NYC and love to escape upstate to the Hudson Valley. It is a beautiful area, and the perfect distance to make weekend getaways from the city.

Amelia purchased this house in 2006

Why Amelia chose Elizaville

The Hudson Valley is simply spectacular. Close to NYC, but scenic and rural, the towns in the area all have their own unique charm, which allows an escape from the large, chains stores now ubiquitous in NYC. It is one of my favorite areas to explore and relax. There is always a new experience awaiting.

What makes this house unique

The house is located about 5 minutes from Lake Taghkanic state park, which has 2 beaches (one with a concession stand) and great hiking trails, one of which circles the lake for about six miles. Boating and kayaking can also be done on the lake.

15 minutes from the house is the city of Hudson, which has dozens of antique shops, bookstores, art galleries, cafes & restaurants, and a couple of movie theatres. Warren street is the highlight.

Also about 15 minutes away is Frederic Church's estate, Olana, which has beautiful views of the Hudson and the Catskills, gardens, and a museum of his home.

Also about 15 minutes away in Ghent, NY, is the Fields Sculpture Park at the OMI International Arts Center with internationally recognized contemporary sculpture thoughtfully curated over 100 acres of farmland.

About 20-25 minutes away are Red Hook and Tivoli, which both have local shops and restaurants, and are close to Bard College, where the Fisher Performing Arts Center is located. 25 minutes away is Rhinebeck (5 minutes past Red Hook on Route 9), which has excellent restaurants, shops, a farmer's market on Saturdays, as well as local artists, and an art house movie theatre.

Directly across the river are Catskill, and the Catskill mountains with incredible hiking trails, and Woodstock.

If you like classical music, Tanglewood, the summer venue for the Boston Symphony Orchestra is about 40 miles away. It is a favorite for the cheap lawn tickets to outdoor concerts on summer nights. Well worth the drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have to second all of that!

It is a truly wonderful house and the views are beyond stunning.

I particularly like the way the mirrorball catches the early afternoon sun.
Sep 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Elizaville in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Lovely Catskill Views, Close to Hudson, 5 minutes from Lake Taghkanic
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Absolutely delightful house and setting. The house is spacious, very clean and well-equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We’ve rented many places for vacation stays, and this place was without question our best experience yet. The spacious, very clean and well-equipped house comfortably accommodated three generations of family, and also worked well when our group numbered four or two. Large and comfortably furnished two-floor open living room. Great views and sunsets from ample deck overlooking the Catskills. Separate small cabin and sitting area on ridge in the woods was great fun for grandkids. Secluded and quiet, yet easily accessible to grocery-shopping, excellent swimming at Lake Taghkanic State Park, and the myriad attractions of mid-Hudson Valley. The HomeAway listing photos give an accurate sense of what the house is like, and we concur with other renters’ enthusiastic reviews. The owner was exceptionally responsive and assured that we had a splendid time.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert for your very thoughtful feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Sugar Mountain and that you discovered the wonderful joys of the Hudson Valley area! Thanks again and stay in touch.
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A Wonderful Country Home!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our two children had a great time at this lovely country house. Given the size of the property we were able to host our friends and their children. The ping pong table was a big hit and was relatively close to Catamount (30 min) where we went skiing. The well appointed kitchen and seating for 10+ was ideal for our group. The beds were very comfortable and the views over the tree tops were spectacular. Amelia was also very responsive and helpfully which made our stay that much more enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a sense of private seclusion and convenience of nearby Hudson

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay over NYE. The house was beautiful and clean, and laid out in such a way that allows for a group to congregate and still have areas of escape to not feel on top of one another. Its long private drive and views into the woods give it a sense of remoteness, but it has the convenience of a supermarket 10 minutes away and Hudson 20 minutes away.

Amelia's attentiveness was outstanding: she got a plumber out to fix a small problem within an hour on New Years Eve.

It's a perfect retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to usher in the New Year at Sugar Mountain! Thanks for taking such good care of the house and for your very kind and thoughtful review. Stay in touch!
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  • 5 of 5

My daughter was getting married not far from this location and we couldn’t have been happier with our stay. Amelia is amazing. She was in contact with us and so helpful. She went out of her way to find a location for a brunch the next day which was wonderful. I recommend this house for anyone who’s looking for something homey and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Sugar Mountain and that it could be part of the memories of such a joyous occasion! Many of our guests come to stay for weddings in the area, and we enjoy being able to provide useful resources for such celebrations. Thanks again and please stay in touch!
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Stunning home in stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our trip very much. The house is spacious, airy, and has beautiful views of uninterrupted forest with mountains off in the distance. It is wonderfully quiet and peaceful outside. A refreshing and rejuvenating respite from the hurly burly of city life.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend away from it all to celebrate my 50th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

Hi Amelia,

Thank you so very much for the use of your magnificent home, our weekend was everything that I had hoped for, and we did not want to leave. The pictures of your home on the listing were incredible, but once you are actually here there are no words or pictures that could possibly do it justice, it is perfect. The great room and the wrap around deck is where we spent the majority of our time, absolutely amazing and peaceful! The view was truly breathtaking and it was my favorite part of the house. The home is so lovely, your taste in decor is incredible, the furniture is all so comfortable, and the home is thoughtfully stocked with everything you could possibly need to make sure that you wanted for nothing during your stay. We visited a few of the farm stands, and had a wonderful afternoon at beautiful Lake Taghkanic, but honestly did not need to leave the property because it was just so amazing and tranquil. I am so grateful to you for allowing me to have the perfect weekend getaway with my family to celebrate my birthday here, it was everything that I had hoped for. We would highly recommend your home and are already looking in to booking our second stay here. Thank you for everything!

Best wishes,


  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak - Hudson Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Elizaville, USA

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £358.7
Cleaning fee £143.48

Monthly $6500, Weekly $2500, 2 day weekends $1000, 3 day weekends $1500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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