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Charming, quiet Cottage in a country setting

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Ancram - Cottages @ New Forge

2 bedrooms, full bathroom, sleeps 6

Take a weekend drive, enjoy the colors of the fall, and spend time in our cottages. We are located just off the Taconic Pkwy. Nestled in the woods off a quite dirt road. Trout fishing (NYS license is required) Pond fishing. You can also go canoeing upstream through the woods. We border 600 acres of State Forest for trails. We are only 15 min. from Hudson for antiques and dining. 1 hr from Albany for shopping with many stores including, L.L. Bean, and dining. 2 hour drive to Saratoga Race track/casino.

Rhinebeck/Redhook just 25 min. 30 min. from Catamount Ski area and many other ski resorts not to far away.

If you want to get away from the city and relax in the beautiful country this is the place for you.

No smoking

Availability: If the dates that you are interested in are not available on my calendar, please email for availability


Location: Think Snow....Get ready ski season. We are close to Catamount ski resort, and Windham, book your winter ski weekend getaway now... We have trails great for cross country

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Fran Murcott
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016


based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Charming, quiet Cottage in a country setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Great weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I attended a wedding at the West Lily Pond Farm and needed a place to stay. This cottage was perfect. It is very clean, nicely furnished, with a well stocked kitchen that has everything one needs and has 2 A/C units which came in handy on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, there was a young doe grazing outside the front door. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time with our young family

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days at Fran's cabin and had a wonderful time. It was just the right size for our family (2 kids, ages 5 and 2), and we loved the setting as well. Everything was as good as or better than described. We are city people and it was a real joy to watch our five year old have a blast playing out in the snow, as we watched from inside, which is not something we would ever be comfortable doing in the city. The location was great as well, we took a ski lesson at Catamount and went snow tubing at Wyndham. There's a convenient supermarket within driving distance, so we saved money on meals. It was a wonderful experience, a great Valentine's & President's Day, and a memory we'll cherish. Looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Cozy Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for the perfect cottage away from everything and this cottage was a hidden gem that had everything we needed. Our host, Fran was wonderful and very helpful at answering all of our questions. We can tell she loves doing what she does and making sure her guests had everything they need from activity brochures to menus for ideas on what to do and eat within the surrounding area. As soon as we walked through the doors, we were both in awe and just felt right at home. The movie selection was amazing and even had more available by request – loved it, especially if you planned on staying in on a cold snowy night. The cottage was even more beautiful in person than what is posted on the site – it’s stunning and well maintained all around.

Thank you for being so accommodating and going out of your way to make sure we had the perfect weekend. We’ll definitely have to return again when the weather is warmer so we can use the deck for breakfast and explore more around the area.

Thank you again for all your help.

Adeeb (NY) & Maiya (NE)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage in a beautiful setting!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is perfect and even better than the pics and description! The cottage was clean, clean, clean - no worries there - and the beds were really comfortable. Fran has thought of everything - check out the extensive movie selection (loved Philomena!!) We had a lovely Birthday get-together with my elderly Dad and it was perfect for them as they were able to stay on one level with only a few steps. The front porch is great for morning coffee, chit-chat and just plain relaxing. It was so nice also to have two bathrooms. Fran was especially helpful when our cell wasn't working as we were trying to get in touch with my husband back home - she really went the extra mile to help us. Thanks Fran - we'll definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage in Ancram!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for three nights in August and would highly recommend it!

Very close to Lake Taghkanic State Park and other Hudson area attractions.

The cottage is beautiful! Fran has thought of everything!

Hoping to be back some day!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage, Peaceful Setting

  • 5 of 5

My family of five had a wonderful time in this lovely little cottage in the woods! The property is beautifully maintained and Fran has thought of everything that you might need while traveling away from home! It felt so homey. My kids loved staying up in the little loft. It was so comfortable and in such a peaceful setting with only the sounds of the nearby waterfall and chirping birds to help you relax and unwind from a busy life! We have family in the area and were in town for a reunion at nearby Lake Taghkanic Park. We will definitely be back and hope that the cottage is available when we return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany Int'l
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Millers Tavern
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Hudson Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Taconic State Pkwy
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
catamount ski resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Taghkanic State Park
Car: necessary

comfortable cottage Located just 5 min. from Lake Taghkanic State Park (Beach & picnic area), 15 min. from Hudson Antiques w/dining. 20 min. from Catamount Ski area. 1 hr from Albany w/ shopping and dining. 30 min. from Rhinebeck/Red hook area. Our cottages are on 215 acres of forest off a quite dirt road. 4 acres of hiking trails, fishing in our trout stream that runs through the whole property. Pond fishing. We border 600 acres of New Forge State Forest for additional hiking and tent camping under the stars.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ancram in New York

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Double sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms both have TV's w/DVD players and Dish Network channels, Main bedroom has a brand New in wall A/C
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
Brand New A/C's installed

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Portable wifi hotspot

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