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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Spacious Eat-In Kitchen + Living Area W/Fireplace

Find out what comfortable country living is all about. Make yourselves at home on the private, 1450-sq.-ft. second floor of this restored, fully up-to-date farmhouse, offering a fresh mix of contemporary and vintage style. Sleep soundly in rural quiet, enjoy hours with family and friends around the table in a cook's kitchen or nestled in front of a roaring fire. Walk to the village of Germantown, pick up makings for dinner at Otto's Market, or grab a coveted seat at local favorite 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 quality local products. 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.

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

More Details

Owner
Kate Wood, At Home in the Hudson River Valley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About Kate Wood, At Home in the Hudson River Valley

Kate is the founder of At Home in the Hudson Valley, a family-operated organization established to preserve and reuse buildings of character and significance in the historic Hudson Valley region. 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 Hudson Valley

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.

Location

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Germantown in Clermont

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Crib is portable and can be moved to other rooms
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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(13 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

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: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: Dec 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the apartment. It is specious, well equipped and in a great location. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay at Kate's beautiful home over Thanksgiving in 2014. We could not have asked for a more perfect home to celebrate the holiday. Every detail is thoughtfully curated - from gorgeous decorating touches to a FULLY stocked kitchen, a welcome bottle of wine and a generous wood pile to start a roaring fire - we really felt as though we were staying in the home of a good friend. Kate and her mom were available to help answer any questions or needs and could not have been more pleasant. Otto's Market and the General Store are a quick 2 minute drive and have everything you need to bunker down for a weekend of relaxation. I cannot wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine: Your feedback is music to our ears! We're so glad you had a perfect stay and really look forward to hosting you again. Happy New Year! Kate
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Peace and quiet beautifully decorated

  • 5 of 5

We three arrived - me, my best friend who was in the US visiting from Scotland and my Cairn terrier - on Friday afternoon. The key to the front door was exactly where Kate said it would be. We were instantly warmed by the charm of the house. The separate and private entrance opened to a hallway and staircase up to the second floor. My dog, KC, immediately got to sniffing out previous occupants and told me where to set up his crate. The apartment is spacious, very clean and beautifully decorated. There was charm at every turn from the old fashioned toilet and cast iron tub to the wide planked wood floors. Every seat in every room seemed to envelope us in comfort. There was plenty of light coming in through all the windows during the day. The bedrooms were separated allowing for maximum privacy. The eat in kitchen was gorgeous, nice and big and was a great place for us to make and enjoy our dinner. Every amenity and cooking tool was provided.

We had the best hostess on the East coast in Kate, friendly and very helpful.

The beds were so comfortable, we almost overslept on Saturday. The area was quiet, despite neighbors being across the road. We ate out at a local Italian restaurant and then came back to sit on the porch and just enjoy the mountain air.

We were upstate to go to the NYS Sheep & Wool festival. The apartment was only a 20 minute drive to the fairgrounds. Very convenient. On Saturday, after a day of sheep auctions, contests, yarn, alpacas and roving, apple crisp and catching up with dear friends, we took KC to the dog run and played ball with him until sunset.

Peace and quiet was required for the weekend and that's exactly what was delivered. We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to escape the big city and all the noise. We will definitely be back.

Thanks again Kate, for your friendliness and hospitality. KC thanks you too.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen: Thank you so much for this heart-warming review! I'm so glad we were able to give you a peaceful, relaxing weekend. Looking forward to having you back! Kate
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Germantown, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall Foliage
6 Oct 2017 - 8 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£227
£1,611
£3,128
 
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 4 nights
From
£227
£1,611
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,232
for 5 nights
From
£227
£1,611
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£474
for 2 nights
From
£190
£1,232
£2,369
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £94.78
Refundable Damage Deposit £379.1
Cleaning fee £94.78

Payment accepted via PayPal.

A cancellation fee of at least 25% of the total rental price will be deducted from any refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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