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Hilltop Post & Beam House, 23 Acres, Views of Mountains, Fields, Large Pond

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible sofa (s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-7)

Understated modern saltbox Post and Beam house on a private bluff with views of the Catskills. Invariably elicits calm, deep breath, and a smile on approach and entry. The house sits on 23 acres of open fields and wooded trails on a road (known locally for its beauty) with ponds and horse farms.

The house has cathedral ceilings on both floors, large windows, fireplace, wood burning stove, open deck from which to view great sunsets, covered porch, and marbled bathrooms with skylights. House is equipped with cable TV, high speed wireless, and outdoor grill. Fine shape, up to date and bright kitchen/bathrooms with skylights.

The property is a wonderful setting with open fields and woods for walking, hiking and kite flying in the summer and snow shoeing, sledding and x country skiing in the winter. There is a pond in close view at the foot of the driveway. Hanley Road itself is so lovely that area people routinely come to walk and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Enjoy the delights of Columbia County including a decelerated lifestyle, a wonderful visit to the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company to visit the lambs and watch the sheep being milked. The Village of Chatham offers wonderful restaurants, serious bakeries, an antique cinema with first run movies, and an annual fall film festival, book stores, sophisticated shops/galleries and the annual Labor Day weekend COlumbia county fair. Antique shops on renown Warren Street in Hudson offer a full day of browsing. Take in a concert at PS21, see a film at the Crandell or at Time & Space in Hudson, enrich your soul at Olana and Omi. Enjoy your time in one of the most beautiful counties in New York. Tanglewood is nearby, a beautiful 30 min ride the back way (no traffic!). Albany (25min) has many cultural offerings, as does Saratoga (45min).

During ski season, within 1/2 hour to ski areas, Jiminy Peak, Catamount, Butternut and Bosquet, 2 hrs to Mt Snow/Stratton, 2.5 hrs to Bromley, 3 hrs to Killington and Whiteface. It's 2.5 hours from Manhattan. 2.75 hours from Boston.

All guests very satisfied in the past (>30 rentals),including writers, artists, hikers, photographers, and families gathered. Apologies that we have not been more aggressive eliciting their online accolades, but references available.

Keywords: Country House, house, Post and Beam, Berkshires, Chatham, Columbia County, pond, Albany, Rural, Skiing

More Details

Ingrid Kemperman
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2018

About Ingrid Kemperman

This post and beam house was built for us in 1997, custom. We are committed to high standards, and high ceilings. We know the virtues of the area well, as this was our primary home for years.

Ingrid Kemperman purchased this house in 1997

Why Ingrid Kemperman chose Nassau

Bright, airy, yet cozy, even on a cloudy day. Ceiling to floor thermopane windows. Perfect mix of understated sophistication, and bucolic rural environment. New Yorkers and Bostonians invariably decelerate and breathe easy here - we've had many.

What makes this house unique

Bright airy, yet cozy. Mix of sophistication, modernity, and low key living in a bucolic environment. No airs, just fresh air.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nassau in Rensselaer County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Powder room on Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Generous sized bathroom off upstairs hallway
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Gorgeous master with separate glass shower and large tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large Master with king size bed and windows on three sides
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Comfortable futon open to queen size
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Cheerful room for two children or adults
    Convertible bed(s) - Queen size pull out sleeper in Living Room
  • .Cathedral ceilings >15ft, pine paneled.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Understated but uniquely light, airy yet warm home. Beautiful view of rolling hills; large pond at base of driveway; on road with horse farm in addition to a 'gentleman's' farm.


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Hilltop Post & Beam House, 23 Acres, Views of Mountains, Fields, Large Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Very nice, well kept, lots of space inside and out, great for families!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this house! A very nice place with a lot of property outside. It's in such a nice and quiet part of Upstate NY. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely getaway winter break

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 from Boston. and your peaceful home gave us a perfect opportunity to unwind and have some old fashioned quality family time, much needed! The house itself is gorgeous. - intricate post and beam construction and we would light the fire and stare up at the high roof, and stars outside. You really can't see other houses at all and so feel n styled in the valley. It's really nice to arrive at a home that feels like one, with a proper kitchen and condiments instead of the usual inadequate place with a little salt and not enough saucepans. We were able to make some terrific meals. I loved all the games there.and the rugs and furnishings were bright and beautiful. All the kids liked their rooms and the beds were comfy.

The trails right out the house provided some great hikes, and we were lucky to have some good snow for some snow shoeing and cross country skiing in the hills behind the house. Cool sledding hill too! We were close enough to town with some good stores and a nice pub.

Everything was easy and we enjoyed interacting with you. We look forward to coming next year.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I so enjoyed spending a week in this light filled open space. Its tasteful simple decor with high ceilings and lots of windows revealed beautiful views from every room. The house is surrounded by vast green fields and rolling hills. Sitting on the porch off the living room watching the sun set was a wonderful way to end the day.

Columbia County as a friend of mine likes to say is NY in the country. There is so much to do here... great hiking, cultural activities and restaurants with easy access to surrounding towns including the Berkshires.

It was a pleasure dealing with the owners who were very accommodating. I will return for future vacations.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough wonderful things about this gorgeous property! We loved it so much that we actually stayed there twice—once in the summer and once in the winter. The house is bright, airy, and neat as a pin with handsome furnishings and a lovely, stone fireplace in the center of it all. The well-appointed kitchen is just right for whipping up quick or gourmet meals. The bedrooms are a nice size with big, comfy beds. One of the best features, however, is the giant porch that looks out on postcard-pretty rolling hills. (Just the right spot for relaxing evening cocktails!) Surrounding the lovely yellow house, is plenty of land for strolling and nearby hiking trails, ski resorts, and pristine roads for long jogs. I would recommend this house for groups of friends, ski enthusiasts, romantic couples, or harried parents with rambunctious kids. (The latter was us!) There's even a wooden swing set! In short, this house is perfection. Cannot wait to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, beautiful and comfortable inside with great views

  • 5 of 5

Went up with a couple of friends to unwind, hike, join friends for dinner in Albany. We had 4+ choices of known hiking trails and areas within a 20 minute radius, and Albany was a short 30 minute hop. The house was beautiful, the fireplace was a great option one evening. Easy to chat with owners.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space and views from modern family house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful summer month here. The kids loved the wide open fields to fly kites and the swing and climbing frame behind the house.The woods were great for making dens and there was fabulous wildlife from hummingbirds at the bird feeder, to deer and fireflies at night. The house was beautifully light and spacious with wonderful views. The kitchen was wells equipped.The owners were easy to contact and quick to respond to any house glitches. We would very much recommend it as a great escape.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Old Chatham, Jackson's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Old Kinderhook Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak - Rensselaer
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
NYS Thruway, Taconic, Mass Tpk
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Old Chatham Country Store or Jackson's
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Jiminy Peak
Car: necessary

Columbia County, buccolic rolling farmland, mountain and pond views. Near Chatham, NY; near Berkshires/Tanglewood, near Albany/Saratoga/Troy. Sophisticated cultural offerings coupled to beautiful American pastoral. The real deal.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nassau, New York

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Season
19 May 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £558.23
Pet Fee £55.82
Cleaning £119.09

Please contact owner for reduced long term rates. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Damage Protection (Security Deposit) may be greater than $750 for longer rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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