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A Modern "Country Classic" - near BARD

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property


Enjoy country life in "THE CLERMONT", a beautiful home on 3+ acres on a quiet lane with views of horses, barns and rolling fields. The property has a sunny garden, majestic old trees, sweeping front porch and is just 2 hours from Manhattan. It's a quiet and lovely country setting, yet close to quaint villages, restaurants and entertainment.

This Arts & Crafts style home was built in 1912 and is a classic and comfortable country home. It has buttery wood floors, large leaded glass windows, original hardware and handsome fireplace and columns - but now has modern amenities like central air conditioning, brand new kitchen, WiFi and Internet TV loaded with Netflix films, Hulu TV and more. Perfect for a romantic getaway or gathering of family and friends.

Our home is ideal for 4 people in terms of living space, bathrooms etc. There are 3 private bedrooms, two with queens and one full-sized futon. In addition the master has an adjoining room that was formerly a nursery with a full size futon and window, (3 1/2 bedrooms total, sleeps 4 adults and 1 child).

We love to watch the 'world go by' from our inviting front porch which overlooks rolling fields on a quiet country lane. You can BBQ or lounge in the landscaped garden with peonies and hydrangeas and majestic old trees. Walk down to the horse fencing at the edge of our property and visit our neighbor's horses - 15 magnificent Belgian's that show in local fairs and parades. Cycle over winding country roads and pass barns, country markets and animals including unexpected ones like Llama, Ostrich and Buffalo!


We are a mile North from the town of Red Hook border in bucolic Clermont, and a lovely bike ride to the Villages of Germantown and Tivoli.

--The quaint villages of TIVOLI and GERMANTOWN are 5 minutes away or a lovely 3-4 mile bike ride on scenic lanes.

--RED HOOK is small town America at it's best and is a 10 minute drive to farm markets, movies and all the services you might need.

--We are 20 minutes in either direction from RHINEBECK shops and restaurants or fabulous antiquing in HUDSON with over 50 shops in a few block radius.

--Swim in beautiful LAKE TAGHANIC 20 minutes away with 2 sandy beahes, picnicing, boat rental and more.

--Hike, mountain bike and rock scramble at magnificent MOHONK or MINNEWASKA 40 minutes south and visit charming New Paltz on the way out.

--INSIDERS TIP: Other local favorites of ours include the cool little town of Tivoli, killer Skizza's at GiGi's, $6.50 first run movies in Red Hook and Holy Cow ice cream with throwback prices, our very own Clermont Winery tasting room, all the hidden gems at Bard beyond the magnificent Performing Arts Center, swimming in the local pond, country breakfast at the Historic Diner in Red Hook, gourmet Otto's Market and Gaskin's farm-to-table in Germantown and pick your own everything at Greig Farm.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About LYN

I am a native New Yorker who discovered the Hudson Valley years ago when I was looking for a quiet escape from the pressures of a career in advertising. Our family spent many summers and weekends here enjoying country life. Now that the kids are older it's a pleasure to share our home and all our favorite places with you!

Why LYN chose Germantown

This area is so close to the city, yet it's truly another world up here - small town America at it's best. First we fell in love with the tiny town of Tivoli, then realized what a gem it was to have Bard in our backyard. Our playground are the towns of Rhinebeck and Red Hook and we also spend a lot of time hiking and skiing the Catskills. Our little hamlet of Germantown is no longer a well kept secret, according to the New York Times October 26, 2016: "A vibrant upstate New York town, set against a quaint backdrop". Google it and you'll see!

What makes this farmhouse unique

We fell in love with this home the moment we saw it - built by hand 100 years ago with oak trees from the property, this was a wedding gift from a man to his wife. It's a handsome house with a really warm and comforting vibe, views of big Belgian horses, majestic old trees and a classic country porch where we watch the 'world go by'.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Germantown in Town of Clermont

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Report issues/broken items within 24 hours of arrival. Every effort will be made to fix problems that arise during your stay but can't be guaranteed.
  • No refunds offered for early departure.
  • A detailed description of house rules are part of the signed Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Second Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    First Floor - Toilet , powder room
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Attached Nursery w window & closet, now set up w FULL FUTON
    'Blue Room' - 1 Large Double Bed , High ceiling & ceiling fan (in addition to Central Air)
    'Yellow Room' / Playroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full size FUTON, couch bed
    Toddler room (in Master) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Former Nursery in master now w futon, perfect for toddler
  • NOTE: the master bedroom also has an adjacent 'nursery' with it's own window. This is now set up with a full sized futon bed perfect for a young child.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A bottle of wine and WELCOME PACKET is provided to help you feel comfortable in our house and surrounding area, including some of our favorite restaurants, as well as key services like groceries etc. We also share our favorite THINGS TO DO such as farm markets, mansion tours and hikes/walks in the area. We've spent a lot of time exploring the area and would be happy to share other nearby gems, many of them lesser known except to locals. The owner is responsive to all questions throughout the process. Services included are gardening, lawn mowing, trash and snow removal, utilities and a starter pack of wood for the living room fireplace.


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A Modern "Country Classic" - near BARD
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Great House located on beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this Modern Country Classic Home. The house had all we needed and is located in a beautiful area, It is close to most Hudson River amenities. LYN was a great host eager to help in case of anything. We will love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time had by all at the country house. Beautifully decorated home with all the amenities needed

  • 5 of 5

Lyn was easy to work with and provided lots of information on the area and house.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Lovely Hudson Valley Get-Away!

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely cottage! The owner's descriptions are accurate and up-to-date. Lyn provides excellent information about the local area, including nearby shops and historic venues. The house is very well-equipped. I especially appreciated the wonderful kitchen and dining room. Bedrooms are comfortable and cozy. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anne, we love sharing our "local secrets" and are so glad you enjoyed the wealth of things to do in the area! We hope to welcome you back.
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Peaceful Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home overlooking farm land. We liked watching the horses out grazing as the sun set. The house has everything you need and lots of charm. Great front porch and screened in back porch. My son loved the tiny picnic table on the porch. Lots of options for relaxing inside or out. The views of the mountains and farms in the surrounding area are amazing. We enjoyed a stop at a vineyard just down the road. The home owner, Lyn, was very easy to work with, had great communications and a nice list of options of places to visit nearby. Not too far from Rhinebeck. Way better than staying in any hotel in the area. I would definitely recommend a visit. We hope to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary- I'm so glad you enjoyed returning to this area and making new memories with your son! The sweeping porches and horses are our favorite part too. We hope to welcome you back in other seasons. LYN
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New York City

Serene country getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home, beautifully situated in a peaceful spot. Its best feature is two great porches: the charming front porch and a screened-in back porch for dining. It is well-equipped and beautifully maintained. We know and love the area, which offers wonderful produce and restaurants, hiking and historic attractions. We actually loved the Martin Van Buren home on a rainy day! Note that the house is designed to be used with central AC in the summer so is not ideal for those who like to sleep with fresh air.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review and for the window note - we like to hear comments that make our guest stays more comfortable! Though central AC is a blessing in the humid summer, more than half our windows have been left with screens behind the storms for those who enjoy fresh air. Thanks for giving us the idea to help guests more easily discover which of the 15 windows do open. We added a section to the "Welcome Book" noting where they are and a pre-arrival choice for the storms to be positioned up for easy access. We also agree that the two porches add to the relaxing vibe of the home, glad you enjoyed them so much, We hope to welcome you back! -LYN
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Brooklyn, NY

Lovely Weekend Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples rented this home for a weekend because our friends were getting married 5 minutes away in Germantown. It is a lovely, comfortable home with a great backyard! I especially appreciated being able to do my laundry there since I had been away for a week beforehand :)

Lyn is super friendly and provided lots of ideas of what to do in the area. We ended up spending time in Tivoli for dinner, had a great breakfast in Red Hook, and picked berries and asparagus nearby. Great trip! I'd definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa FE Restaurant
Our original favorite Southwestern, lively, Bard crowd
Bard College
Performing Arts center has world class music and dance performances
Gigi Market -- CLOSED
Farm market outpost of well known Rhinebeck Trattoria sadly has closed, BUT you can still vi...
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Santa Fe, Panzur Wine Bar, Sidelines Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Red Hook Golf Club (11 mi); Thomas Carvel (13 mi)
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Rhinecliff (South) or Hudson (North) Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
GERMANTOWN: Gaskins TIVOLI: Santa Fe, Panzur
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Catamount (29 miles); Windham (38 miles)
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Taghanic State Park
Car: necessary

2 hours from Manhattan, located in the 'Great Estates Region' with 7 HISTORIC MANSIONS nearby including: Clermont, Montgomery Place, Vanderbilt, Olana, Mills Mansion, Wilderstein and FDR Presidential Library and Museum.

Minutes from Red Hook, Tivoli and Bard College's Fischer Center for the Performing Arts, Greig Farm pick-your-own, GiGi's Farm Market and Dutchess County Fairgrounds.

20 minutes in either direction to RHINEBECK or antiquing in HUDSON.

SWIMMING in beautiful Lake Taghanic 20 minutes away with 2 sandy beaches, picnicing, boat rentals and more.

40 minutes across the Hudson from the majestic CATSKILL MOUNTAINS with hiking, swimming holes, zip lines and more.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £269.14
..incl w $250 damage dep £0
Cleaning $125 to owner.. £0

We often have SPECIAL RATES, please email us for info!
Longer stays do not calculate correctly, please inquire by email.

Minimum age for renters is 30 with valid ID.
Quiet residential neighborhood, parties or large gatherings not permitted.
Ideally suited for up to 4 adults + 1 child can be accommodated on a futon couch.
Procedures for International guests vary, please inquire.
Rates for HOLIDAYS vary, please inquire.

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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