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Classic Catskills Estate on Private Mountain, with Available Guest House

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 baths, views galore! Plus 3 bedroom guest house available May-Nov.

Welcome to Lachland! This 5 bedroom home has been a beloved family vacation home for 4 generations. Lachland is located on Tonche Mountain, a privately owned mountain on a private, gated road. The estate encompasses over 40 acres and is surrounded by many hundreds more of private and conserved land. You will experience spectacular mountain and reservoir views from the porches and bedrooms, and nature walks that begin the moment you step outside. The gracious 3000 square foot home easily contains and entertains a large family or friends group. Very comfortably sleeps 13 guests, with additional space for squeezing a few more in. Guest house sleeps 6. New this year are 2 "glamping" options, rustic outbuildings buildings--a quirky, cheap option. The house began life as a barn in the late 1800's, it was converted to a hunting lodge in the early 20th century by Senator Walton, the previous owner. It has been in our family since the late 1940's, when the hunting lodge was converted once again to a family home. The original hand-hewn barn beams are still visible in much of the house. The decor has charming vintage appeal with many original details. Bedrooms include: the master bedroom suite with a king sized bed, private bathroom and dressing area, the all season 'sleeping porch' that is great for kids or families with 5 twin beds, the green room with 2 twin beds, the blue room with 2 full beds, and the sunrise room which has a king sized bed (custom built raised bed to witness the sunrise, truly awe-inspiring). Vintage 1950's kitchen is well equipped and has large modern appliances. You'll be ready for everything from a 9-course-from-scratch dinner to Chinese take-out. The dining room is directly adjacent to the kitchen and has seating for up to 17 on a lovely antique banquet table. Many of our guests have commented how wonderful and rare it is to be able to sit down together at one table. A large living room makes it easy to reconnect with family and friends over a game, a lively conversation or a movie. A stately Steinway piano, circa 1893, adds to the fun. The loving room is part of the original barn structure, and maintains a rustic elegance. Lounging on the wide open porch and soaking up the spectacular views is a required activity. 3 bathrooms ensure plenty of room. You will have access to basic household items such as dish soap, paper towels, aluminum foil, etc, to make your vacation seamless. House linens are provided. Explore the grounds and be taken in by the sweeping lawn, rock formations and rolling fields that surround the house. Spend a lovely evening at the stone fire pit, roasting marshmallows and watching the fireflies. Make sure the kids visit our fairy house, a favorite of the Lachland children. Perhaps the best feature of the house is the vista of the surrounding mountains and the Ashokan Reservoir. The open porch and raised stone patio allow for breathtaking views, and many of the bedrooms have excellent views also. Large picture windows in the living room, dining room, and kitchen ensure that you'll have great scenery inside the house too. A unique getaway in a truly beautiful area. Adorable 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house, originally a writer's cottage built in the 1920's, also available during May-Nov, PLEASE NOTE: additional fees apply for guest house. Main house sleeps 13, guest house sleeps 6. Please contact owners with any questions, we are more than happy to assist you. We do allow large events, please inquire.

Tammany Haynes, family representative for Lachland Partnership
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2018

About Tammany Haynes, family representative for Lachland Partnership

Lachland Partnership consists of the children and grandchildren of Lachlan Pitcairn. The home and property is known as Lachland. Lachlan Pitcairn purchased the property to be on Tonche Mountain, where his parents had built a mountain top estate. The family enjoyed summers on Tonche and formed many priceless memories here. We hope you will too.

Tammany Haynes, family representative for Lachland Partnership purchased this house in 1949

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much-we had wonderful time in your beautiful house!
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Glenford in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Early check in, late check out will be allowed provided the schedule permits
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom Suite
    Sleeping Porch - 5 Single Bed , Sleeping Porch, all seasons
    Sunrise Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sunrise Room
    Blue Room - 2 Double Bed , Blue Room
    Green Room - 2 Single Bed , Green Room
  • House linens provided: blankets/spreads, pillows, sheets, towels. 3 bedroom guest house also available in addition to main house, EXTRA FEES APPLY. Main house sleeps 13, guest house sleeps 6. Several air mattresses available. Also, there are 2 rustic outbuildings that may be used for glamping, please inquire.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Please note that like many homes in the area, this house does not have air-conditioning. The Catskill Mountains tend to have mild summers. Powerful whole house fan brings in the crisp mountain air and cools the house down quickly. Large portable AC unit available in home. There are also fans in all rooms and several extra fans. Has washer/dryer. Several twin air mattresses. Telescope for fun nature viewing or stargazing from porch or house. There MUST be at least 1 person aged 25 years or older present for the whole rental period.


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Classic Catskills Estate on Private Mountain, with Available Guest House
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Beautiful views from the wrap around porch

  • 5 of 5

This was a terrific house for our group of 8 adults. Lots of beds and all the amenities. It is very private and has gorgeous views of the hills and Ashokan Reservoir.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such A Fantastic Weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

My friends, family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this lovely home. It was exactly what we needed. The view from the wrap around porch is just absolutely fantastic. We couldn't get enough of it.

We arrived just as an awful rain storm had just passed leaving us without power for a few hours, but that did not stop us from having fun, making dinner and playing games. With the use of candles and flashlights, we were able to make it memorable, pleasant and entertaining. We were in contact with Tammany, who directed us to find candles and flashlights and checked up on us to make sure we were okay. She was also very thoughtful and generous in refunding us for our troubles.

The house is very clean and tidy. There are 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms with more than enough room for 12 adults and a 5 year old child. We didn't have any issues with people waiting to use the bathrooms. The kitchen is quite spacious with a large fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher. There was sufficient cooking and dining ware and a huge kitchen table to seat everyone. The living room is quite comfy with a homey feeling and the piano added such a nice touch. Some added bonuses were the gas grill, fire pit and telescope. We were able to see the moon!

We would definitely recommend this place especially if you are looking to get away from the city, enjoy some great views, nature, quiet and comfort.

Thank you, Tammany, for such an awesome stay!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of three families had a great time! The house is very spacious and well equipped, and the location is private, with ample space for all outdoor activities. The kids especially loved roasting marshmallows in the fire pit.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect place for what was probably the best thanksgiving/family reunion we've ever had. Lots of room but it still feels very cozy. Beds very comfortable and lots of them. The super cool kitchen is straight out of a 1950's custom kitchen catalogue, but has modern stove/fridge and enough plates, dishes, cups and glasses for multiple meals with a big family. I think this place has one of the best views in the Hudson Valley. The only bad thing was that the pictures on this site don't do the views and the house interior justice. Great vibe this house has and we plan on booking it again for future get-togethers and maybe even our wedding.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, that is so great to hear! Glad you had a fantastic holiday weekend. Thanks for visiting Lachland, and for being such great guests.
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A Catskills with friends weekend getaway dream house come true

  • 4 of 5

We loved everything about the house. The views, the garden, the adjacent woods, the outside fire pit, the proximity to Woodstock and spectacular hikes but also the house itself, from the American 50s retro style, the flow of the first floor, the sheer size, the comfort of the rooms, the kids playroom (and its toys) and the magnificent dining and living rooms.

The house feels immediately homey and comfortable and the pre-stocking helps settle in within minutes.

Our friends had varying experiences about renting houses in the area but were all seduced by Lachlan.

We will be back !

Two suggested areas of focus for the owners:

1. A modern and high capacity dishwasher (to match the new fridge)

2. The house is set next to a road, albeit private, and whilst traffic is light kids cannot be left alone running in the garden immediately outside the house. We recommend some sort of light fencing to create a secure zone, that combined with the rest of the garden would create an amazing play area for kids

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply magical

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin - my siblings and I, along with our families, gathered to celebrate our mom's memory and we could not have found a more magnificent location. We shared love and joy in a setting that was so breathtakingly beautiful we felt healed. This a house that is clearly a place of joy and love, and the owners go above and beyond to make sure their guests feel like family. Thank you for a magnificent weekend and we WILL be back!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Lachland for such a special time. What an incredible family you are!
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Car: necessary

Located in the stunning Hudson River Valley, Glenford is an easy 10 minute drive from Woodstock, also known 'the world's most famous small town'. Woodstock is a mecca for artists and the unusual. Make sure you plan to visit Woodstock, do some shopping, have a great meal, see a favorite band and enjoy the people watching--you won't be disappointed. Don't miss the community Drum Circle every Sunday 4-6 pm on the Village Green, all are welcome to join in! Nearby are world-class outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, fishing, nature walks, biking and skiing. Be sure to visit some of the charming local lighthouses that have been recently restored. For the indoor-inclined the area features top-notch restaurants, galleries, music and art happenings, and one of a kind boutique shopping. Many of the area restaurants feature truly local, organic and sustainable food sources, but a classic diner-esque burger and fries can be enjoyed too. The area is known for excellent eateries, and there are countless food styles to choose from. Many family-friendly and wallet-friendly activities to be found, fun can be had for the budget-minded as well the big spenders. The activities are too numerous to list but some of the area's renowned attractions include the annual Garlic Festival (self explanatory), Opus 41, (a six acre rock sculpture garden), Levon Helm's Midnight Rambles, (legendary music events featuring top musicians in an intimate setting), the incredibly popular Catskill Mtn Railroad antique train rides. Also check out what is going on at the Bearsville Theater, where surprisingly well-known artists love to come and perform. You will be provided with literature detailing area hot-spots and must-do's, although relaxing and taking in the spectacular mountain views with family and friends may end up being your favorite!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Glenford, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer rate 2018
24 May 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
19 Nov 2018 - 27 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Years
27 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2019
28 May 2019 - 28 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning,restocking £193.13 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25
Pet Fee £38.63 + Tax

Holiday weekends/weeks higher rates, contact owner for quote
NO large events without arrangement and agreement of owners, we do allow large events, please inquire.
GUEST HOUSE: available May thru Nov, $100/night.
GLAMPING: 2 rustic outbuildings available, both have electric. Air mattresses from house may be used, or bring your own. $25/night..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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