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Log Cabin On A Lake With Private Dock

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Original 1950s, Lakefront Log-cabin With Updated Amenities And Decor.

Quintessential Hudson Valley, just over an hour north of NYC, charming and peaceful 1950s cabin with private lake dock on beautiful Lake Dutchess. This non-motorboat, quiet, private lake is the perfect setting for the Fall foliage, Winter snowscapes, Spring blooms, and Summer swimming. Take a canoe ride (provided), fish (PLENTY of bass), a summer dip, or even an ice skate in the winter.

Immersed in the woods, this cozy log cabin is a perfect mix of rural/rustic charm and updated, modern appeal. Gut-renovated in early 2015, the cabin has an open living room with skylights, huge windows to the lake, and a retro fireplace. Three small bedrooms branch off the living room, two rooms with a queen-size bed each, and one with a bunk bed. One updated, white bathroom with shower. The kitchen comes fully equipped with new appliances and opens up to the dining room, which has a wall of windows to the lake. From there, you can exit onto the top deck of the house for the grill or relax on the patio furniture, or the porch swing on the lower deck. The house is built on a huge rock which is also great to lay on during the summers, or head down to the lake dock (just a few footsteps away), and hang out there, take a swim, or grab the canoe or paddle board.

Additional amenities provided include AC/Heating system, Wireless WiFi, fishing poles, canoe, paddleboard (summer) , firelogs (winter), high thread-count sheets, cotton towels, Beekman 1802 Toiletries, outdoor grill, washer/dryer, Apple TV with Netflix, Hulu, and HBO accounts, and most kitchen needs.

The location of the house is perfect. Though quietly nestled in the woods surrounded by nature, it is a mile or two from Interstate-84 which takes you straight to Beacon in 20 minutes. Metro North's Southeast station on the Harlem Line is 10 minutes away so a commute to NYC is very convenient for guests who need to come and go.

The area attractions include Beacon, which besides being a trendy Hudson Valley town right on the Hudson River with amazing shops and restaurants, is home to the world-renowned DIA Art Museum. And not much further from Beacon is the sculpture park Storm King, another must-see for any art-enthusiast. Other nearby Hudson Valley towns include Cold Spring, Carmel, Brewster, Pawling, and Wappinger Falls.

Summer activities in area include some of the best hiking in the country. Breakneck Ridge was named by Newsweek one of the 10 Best Hiking Trails in the Country. Trails.com named it the top hiking trail in North America! The Beacon Reservoir and Fire Tower is a nice hike too. Also, the iconic Appalachian Trail is less than a 10 minute drive from the house. The Hudson Valley area also has waterfalls, farms, horseback riding, and shopping. There is also Splashdown Beach, a water park 15 minutes away. During the winter, besides the frozen lake and beautiful snow-covered surroundings, there is Thunder Ridge Ski Resort 10 minutes away. The Autumn is amazing with the colorful fall foliage every which way and festivals abound. Go apple-picking at the beautiful Fishkill Farms, only ten minutes away. And of course Spring starts us into summer with the snow melting and the leaves and flowers blooming!

PLEASE NOTE: This cabin is NOT suitable for large groups or party weekends. The lake is a quiet place and more suitable for quiet getaways or small family vacations. No more than 4 adults and a maximum occupancy of 6 adults/children, strictly enforced.

We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25, sorry no exceptions.

During the Winter and early Spring months, four-wheel/all-wheel drive is highly recommended to access the cabin. There is a particular hill on the road that is tough otherwise.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Hebrew
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018

About Jason

I am a Brooklyn-based designer and graphic artist, married to my husband Saar with a small, sweet dog named Annie.

Jason purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Jason chose Holmes

We fell in love with lakefront cabin life staying with a friend and enjoying all that their lake had to offer. We were looking for a similar weekend getaway and this lovely house just fell from the Gods it seemed.

What makes this cabin unique

We've often been told that the house works both for someone who wants a rustic, authentic cabin-feel, as well as for someone who may perhaps not want to leave all modern conveniences aside and appreciates art and design. It's comfortable, cozy, tasteful, and can be as adventurous or peaceful as you make it. It seems to please almost every type of person needing a break from city life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cabin is very clean, very cozy, and so very, very cute! And we got a lot of use out of the lake, which was pristine. We will be back!
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Holmes in Kent

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Noise must be kept at a reasonable level during reasonable hours. No parties and no blasting of music outside.
  • Please! No outside boats/rafts on lake. These can spread invasive bacteria/vegetation that can cause serious havoc. We provide canoe/paddleboard/kayak
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunkbed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming


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Log Cabin On A Lake With Private Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews

Wonderful place, very responsive host

  • 5 of 5

Efficient and well decorated property. Would recommend and would stay here again

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location. Huge windows let you feel part of nature. Small quaint cozy cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay a lot. Although the cabin is in the woods and you feel like you are far away from everything, it is only an hour out of the city and 10 minutes from the highway. Cabin was very clean and neat. Jason’s communication is quick and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway for the family

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect little cabin for a nice getaway. It's incredibly cozy, with absolutely everything you could need. The lake is beautiful and I only wish the weather had been warmer so we could have explored the surrounding area more! We look forward to visiting again when we can properly enjoy the lake!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chic retreat from the city!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay and will definitely be back. Jason was amazing and easy to work with. Cabin was beautiful, perfectly furnished, and surrounded by wonderful fall activities! A hidden gem just outside NYC.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect marriage of rustic and modern ...

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely little log cabin in the woods! Perfect setting for fishing -- the bass are plentiful and rubber worms work great -- and relaxing. We enjoyed the kayak and canoe and appreciate the life preservers that were provided. Loved sitting on the dock in comfy Adirondacks and appreciated the outdoor towels for after boating.

Inside is comfortably and simply furnished, yet it had everything we needed—from good books to games and puzzles, plus TV and A/C and WiFi. We appreciated the top-notch linens and bath products and well-stocked kitchen (w quality cookware) and the gas grill on the top deck. No need to pack spices or condiments; they are all there, along with dish soap and towels. (We've stayed places that required us to bring our own soaps, towels, etc., so this was especially nice!)

Loved that we could bring our dog, who enjoyed exploring the new sights and smells or just chilling on the dock with us. Took him to the Red Rooster in Brewster for lunch but otherwise stayed at the house. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely and highly recommend for a couple or small family.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, lovely views, lovely neighbors, lovely weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Stewart International
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Centennial Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
MTA North-Southeast Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.99
Damage Insurance £42.03

An additional contract is emailed and required to be signed and emailed back with proper ID for final booking confirmation. Maximum occupancy, 4 adults, two children (or 3 adults/3 children, 2 adults/4 children), strictly enforced. You must be a minimum age of 25 years old to rent this property, no exceptions.

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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