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Restored Germantown Farmhouse: Live In The Country, Stroll To The Village

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two spacious apartments, easily convertible to whole-house rental

Make yourselves at home in one of two 1450-sq.-ft. apartments (rate quoted per apartment) in this restored, fully up-to-date farmhouse...or combine both apartments for a whole-house rental. Perfect for two families or groups of friends traveling together. With a total of 5 bedrooms (2 downstairs sleeping 4 people + 3 upstairs sleeping 6 people), 4 full bathrooms (2 downstairs + 2 upstairs), 2 fully equipped kitchens (1 downstairs + 1 upstairs), and 2 living rooms (1 downstairs + 1 upstairs), the house provides great gathering areas indoors and out, while giving everyone personal space and privacy.

Sleep soundly in rural quiet. Walk 5 minutes to the village of Germantown to pick up makings for dinner at Otto's Market and Lawlor's (offering a well-chosen range of wine & spirits), or grab a coveted table at Gaskins restaurant. Take a leisurely drive to visit great Hudson River estates. Go antiquing and gallery hopping in vibrant downtown Hudson, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Catskill, and Saugerties. Eat, drink and people-watch at some of the top culinary destinations in the Northeast, where acclaimed chefs do wondrous things with Hudson Valley bounty. Ski, hike and explore outdoors at nearby resorts and nature preserves in the Catskills and Berkshires. Visit farmers markets, wineries and world-class museums. Then come home and close out the day with a glass of wine on the front porch, out back on the stone terrace, or in front of a roaring fire.

Clermont, Southwood, Apple Barn Farm, and other wedding venues are located within a 15-minute drive.

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Kate Wood, At Home in the Hudson River Valley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Kate Wood, At Home in the Hudson River Valley

Kate Wood manages the property on behalf of owner (Kate's mother) Ethel Wood, who moved to Germantown in 2010 and rediscovered, in her words, the kind of warm community she hasn't felt since she was a girl growing up in Texas.

Kate founded At Home in the Hudson Valley in 2014 to preserve and adaptively reuse buildings of character and significance in the historic Hudson Valley. Kate holds Master’s degrees in Historic Preservation and Urban Planning from Columbia University. She served more than 15 years as CEO of LANDMARK WEST!, the non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to preserving Manhattan’s Upper West Side (home to more than 3,500 landmark buildings). She is the co-author of Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York (Monacelli Press, 2015). In 2007, Kate and her husband, David Sprouls (President of the New York School of Interior Design), rehabilitated their first Hudson Valley property, an abandoned circa-1890 house, where they now live part-time with their young son, Patrick.

We are preservationists, historians, planners and designers who care, first and foremost, about the integrity of our environment and helping others appreciate and benefit from the authentic experience of place.

Kate Wood, At Home in the Hudson River Valley purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why Kate Wood, At Home in the Hudson River Valley chose Germantown

As travelers ourselves, we love to make ourselves 'at home' in buildings, landscapes, neighborhoods, towns, and cities that possess a deep sense of place. We restored this farmhouse on the end of Germantown's Main Street as a pilot project to bring this concept to the Hudson Valley (our real home). By staying here, you immerse yourselves in the remarkable heritage of one of America's most historic, beautiful regions - majestic landscapes, walkable downtowns, small farms, world-class arts and culture - and contribute to its sustained vitality.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Germantown in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom (#1) - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs bathroom (#2) - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upstairs bathroom (#3) - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upstairs bathroom (#4) - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs queen bedroom (#1) - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs twin bedroom (#5) - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Crib is portable and can be moved to other rooms
    Downstairs twin bedroom (#2) - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs queen bedroom (#3) - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs queen bedroom (#4) - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ski
  • swimming


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Restored Germantown Farmhouse: Live In The Country, Stroll To The Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful, charming, old farmhouse, with all the amenities. Warm and helpful host.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Kate's Farmhouse was lovely, characterized by ease with all the logistics, and responsiveness from Kate with any and all questions. We found the house very well equipped; plenty of towels, cloth napkins, ironing board/iron...and especially the kitchen which had good quality cooking utensils, dishes, sharp knives, for when we wanted to cook in. The beds too were comfortable with nice linens. The back patio was spacious with great outdoor furniture and comfortable for our BBQ and eating meals al fresco as weather permitted. Yet it still felt like an older home, with charm and character. We enjoyed hanging out on the front porch; with morning coffee watching/listening to the birds, squirrels and even a enormous groundhog, and in the evening with a beer listening to the frogs and a great horned owl. A quick walk into town for food basics and GREAT baked goods and local fresh produce at Otto's, and delicious fish tacos at Gaskins Restaurant. A great place to gather. We'd return in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your heart-warming words! It’s wonderful when perfect guests like you appreciate the house and make themselves truly at home. You’ve been a total pleasure to host. Till soon! Kate
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Beautiful, historic farm house

  • 5 of 5

First, I want to express that Kate is wonderfully communicative and kind. The home itself is top notch farm chic, very clean and incredibly private. The road itself is quiet and the lawn is serene. My favorite part is the wrap around porch and chairs, perfect for a cup of tea in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. I highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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2nd floor rental at 3686793

  • 5 of 5

We had three couples on the second floor: 3 br 2 full bath. One of the baths is Jack n Jill FYI between 2 twin and queen br. Kitchen is where we spent most of time and stove/oven, sink-cabinets all new w kitchen table that seats 6 comfortably. Family/living room pretty good size but tv is not. Wifi solid. Location is great! Nice and quiet and good porches front and back . Walk to good restaurant Gaskins which is quite lively ie loud. Owner Kate was VERY responsive--each time and EVERY time we had a question. Two thumbs up from all 3 couples!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect City Detox

  • 5 of 5

This house is a perfect place to relax-private, yet walking distance to a wonderful country store and a great restaurant.

The farmhouse is situated away from a quiet road on a huge lot. Kids had lots of room to run around while we had coffee or drinks at the lovely porch.

The living space itself is spacious and inviting. It was perfectly clean when we arrived and will comfortably sleep 6 plus a crib and sofa.

We hosted a dinner for 10 in the backyard-the kitchen is stocked with everything you need.

Another important thing is that everything in the house is clean and new. We've rented several places before that smelled moldy with worn furniture and soggy mattresses. This is the antidote. The decor is a great mix of modern and antique and all amenities are well maintained and in working condition.

For families, there's a great crib available and a whole wardrobe full of toys so you can pack light.

Germantown is tiny yet manages to supply the important things - a market/deli that has a tasty breakfast and locally sourced groceries and a small, but well stocked liquor store. There's also a fun restaurant to have dinner within a 5 min walk.

We made day trips to Hudson (10 Mins), Saugerties (20 mins), Pheonicia (37 mins) and Catskill (20 mins), Red Hook (20 mins) but kept coming back "home" for the peace and quiet.

Kate, the manager and part owner, returns texts within minutes. She's incredibly knowledgeable about the area and it's history and happy to point you in the right direction when you're exploring.

This place is a rare find, enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best of all Worlds

  • 5 of 5

This past fall I was tasked with finding a place for three couples to stay, in Hudson Valley. My husband and I are frequenters of the area and tend to gravitate to more secluded, cabin-like homes. The couples we traveled with were a little less anxious to be alone in the woods. This restored farmhouse in Germantown was the perfect middleground. At the end of Main Street, you have a nice (and quiet) view of the neighborhood. I made sure to wake early each morning to have coffee on the spacious front porch. The front yard is very large and great for play. The kitchen is so smartly appointed - everything you need for a stay, even if you plan on cooking and/or baking all your meals, was there. The table comfortably sat six adults and one child; we spent an entire evening enjoying cheese, wine and each other's company there. The bedrooms were immaculate and the beds/bedding very comfortable. The house was a perfect blend of barn-like character and modern touches. We were in need of nothing our entire stay. Otto's on Main Street was a great stop for breakfast and, if you choose to venture out, bigger towns like Hudson are just a short drive away. Kate was a friendly and communicative host who made sure we felt as though the place was ours. The only hint that someone lived downstairs was the (very welcoming) smell of fresh baking when we first arrived. I highly recommend the farmhouse for a stay - it was perfect for even us, a mixed group of varied ages with different preferences. Everyone in our party said they'd go back (and all of us dreamed of buying and restoring our own farmhouses one day). Well done, Kate!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Aprtment, Charming Town and Area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over a weekend with my Aunt and Uncle from California. None of us had been to the area before.

Kate's house was beautiful inside and out. The decor was tastefully done, with a fabulously complete kitchen - all you need to cook a great meal. The beds were really comfortable with yummy linens in every bedroom. The yard where we painted paintings inspired by our visit to nearby Olana and played soccer was gorgeously green, shaded and lush. The house is a quick walk from "town" where you'll find Otto's - a quaint and very well stocked grocery and deli with delicious coffee and morning pastries. Germantown is located conveniently in between several towns that must be visited for antiques, shopping, Historical homes and great restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
10 Miles
Hudson or Rhinecliff Amtrak stations
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Int. 87 (NY Thruway) or Taconic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Gaskins Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Catamount, Hunter, Windham


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95.6
Pet Fee £95.6
Refundable Damage Deposit £382.4

Rates and fees are per apartment (multiply by 2 for whole-house rental). For the benefit of guest privacy and comfort, it is our policy not to rent the two apartments simultaneously to unrelated parties.

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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