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Magnificent Modern Farmhouse Getaway – In The Heart Of Farm Country

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Kerhonkson - The Big Chief House

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Escape from it all and enjoy a peaceful country retreat with complete privacy at this gorgeous modern classic farmhouse. Situated on 7 private acres, the long driveway leads onto one of the most beautiful country roads in Ulster County (featured in multiple movies).

The flare of contemporary meets the charming details of a farmhouse at this truly special vacation property. Enter the red farm door into a dramatic, open loft-style, living space, featuring a grand stone fireplace. Natural light from over-sized windows and glass doors flood the living and dining space. A Steinway piano provides a concert sound in the living area, and it's there to be enjoyed by all that play.

Off the dining area, experience the joy of cooking in a stunning top-of-the-line, fully-stocked gourmet kitchen. Eat on the 200-year-old cherry dining table or share a more cozy meal in the sunny adjacent breakfast nook.

The house features 3 bedrooms (comfortably sleeping six), and 2 full and 1 half bathrooms. The master bedroom suite is located on the main floor with a king-size bed, a sumptuous bathroom with a deep soaking tub, steam shower and an outside balcony. Located upstairs are two separate bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with a queen size bed and a full bathroom.

HDTV cable television with HBO is located in both the main living area, downstairs master bedroom and upstairs bedroom with king size bed. The home has both central heat and AC, plus a washer/dryer conveniently located on the main floor off the kitchen.

Beautiful nature and woods can be enjoyed outside from both the front porch with classic rockers, or the back deck. The large backyard deck overlooks wonderful trees and distant meadows with seasonal mountain views. There is an outdoor charcoal grill for barbecuing.

Beautiful country roads surround the property for long walks or bike rides. Farm stores, classic diners, country restaurants and antique stores are all within a few miles. Enjoy a day-trip to the famous Mohonk Mountain House or take a drive over to New Paltz or Woodstock only a half hour away. Hike and swim at Lake Minnewaska State Park. Go tubing on the Esopus Creek. There is golf, fishing, a clay pigeon skeet shooting range, skiing (in the winter), skating, horseback riding, hay rides, antiquing, apple or pumpkin picking (in the fall), and wine tasting all within a few miles. For a look at my favorite things to do in the area, take a look at my insider guide right under the area map and don't forget to click show more a few times.

This is a very special upscale home that is kept meticulously clean and is well cared for. Perfect for a family vacation or retreat. Sorry but no pets and no smoking inside the house. Three night minimum with a discount on a weekly booking.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Deirdre Miller
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented the house for new year's weekend with my family and friends and was very happy we did so. We really enjoyed our time there. The house was very bright and airy and is situated on a beautiful landscape. It is decorated beautifully and has a very relaxing vibe which is a great way to decompress. The kitchen is great and has everything you need so we were able to cook and have really nice dinners. Everything is new and the house is spacious. If you walk down behind the house there is a brook which is very pretty. We were also able to go sledding on the property because it snowed and we were able to use the sleds they had. The house is well located and near restaurants and close to many activities which is great so you didn't have to drive too far for anything. Deirdre the host made sure we had everything and was really great to us. She was very warm and thought of everything to enhance our experience. All in all it was a great and was a relaxing getaway.
Jan 2015
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Magnificent Modern Farmhouse Getaway – In The Heart Of Farm Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Happiest New Years Eve in big & cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

Looks as beautiful as advertised. Lovely, comfortable modern home with all of the amenities! We didn't even have to bring basic cooking supplies (oil, spices etc...) Amazing giant tub in the master bathroom. The shower has a steam feature. The property is on beautiful rolling hills perfect for sledding, the kids had a blast! Lovely owners couldn't have been more gracious. They even called us to warn us of icy roads and offered to have us come a day early! Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this location - the house is beautiful, very clean, comfortable beds. The amenities listed in the description are completely accurate. The outdoor space is amazing, quiet and very relaxing. The owner is so helpful with recommendations for local restaurants and activities. Would certainly recommend this spot to others!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you and your sweet family enjoyed your stay at our home. You are welcome back anytime.
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Beautiful, warm, cozy and memorable Thanksgiving!

  • 5 of 5

Thanksgiving in the Catskills was just perfect in this stunning large home, which combines the elegant modern with traditional country chic. All the bedrooms were extremely comfortable and quiet. The owners' choices of linens and towels was lovely. The bathrooms are traditional with a modern flair for comfort. All amenities were appreciated.....flat screen, internet, chef's kitchen with fabulous appliances. All this made it enjoyable to cook and spend time with our family. The large kitchen with island and eat-in kitchen is done very well. We were fortunate to be able to rent such a beautiful home in such a stunning location. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed sledding down the beautiful grounds, watching the deer stroll across the meadows and the beautiful birds as the sun rose. A truly wonderful home. Thank you to such magnificent hosts, Deirdre and Tim!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vanessa and Olivia were the perfect guests. We were delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay. You are always welcome in our home. Deirdre and Tim
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Minnewaska State Park
Lake Minnewaska
Mohonk Preserve
Saunderskill Farm Market
Esopus Creek
Mohonk Mountain House
Water Street Market
Pinegrove Family Dude Ranch
Kelder's Farm
Adair Vineyards
Belleayre Ski Center
Stone Ridge Orchard
Bell's Christmas Trees
Mid-Hudson Sporting Clays
"Skeet Shooting"
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kerhonkson, Hudson Valley

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £78
Refundable Damage Deposit £631
Housekeeper £197

$550 per night (with a three night minimum)
$3000 discounted weekly rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kerhonkson in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4233 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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