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Classic country home with pastoral views, near BARD

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


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Germantown

NOTE: Click on the "RATES" box under the main picture to see our guest costs


Enjoy country life in a beautiful home on 4 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, HBOgo 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 Tousey winery tasting room in Clermont, the magnificent Performing Arts Center at Bard, swimming in the local pond, country breakfast at the Historic Diner in Red Hook, air shows at The Rhinebeck Aerodrome, world class dance at Kaatsbaan in Tivoli, gourmet Otto's Market in Germantown and pick your own everything at Greig Farm.

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

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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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 Hudson Valley

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.

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, majestic old trees and a classic country porch where we watch the 'world go by'.


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Classic country home with pastoral views, near BARD
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everyone has their own definition of perfection, but for me Lyn's house does it. The exact location of the house is one of my favorite little areas in the HV. There were 3 of us, one elderly, one 4 years old, and everyone was thrilled. We spent a lot of time reading and painting pictures on the front porch, exploring the back yard, exploring the farm-y, horse-y country around the house, cooking and eating in the spacious dining room and kitchen, and reading together in the spacious living room. Lyn is extremely responsive and helpful and there really was not a problem with the entire stay, from start to finish. I'd stay again anytime, the sooner the better.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Sister's trip!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful sister's trip (all in our late 50's-early 60's) here- just the 3 of us. Each our own bedroom and lots of space. Clean, quiet, private, and everything you need. Great front and back porch sitting. There is a full kitchen and would have been easy to cook (lots of farmer's markets) but we mainly ate out- great local restaurants. Lyn was very attentive to answer questions. Quick response. We enjoyed the easy travel to Frederick Church property, Culinary Institute of America, and Hyde Park/FDR museum. Would definately stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bucolic Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at this lovely country home for a reunion and work at the

Country Living Fair. The home is very spacious but the screened porch was our haven after a long day. The grill was appreciated for dinner prep and every amenity has been thought of.

Also, close to sights and great restaurants. Lyn has great book filled with local information for making the most of your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at this home. Our 21 month old loved the yard and saying hello to the horses on the neighboring property each morning. The owner was very friendly and made sure we were comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great launching pad for the Hudson Valley

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two school age daughters had a fabulous time both staying at the house and taking advantage of all that the area has to offer. We had breakfast in the dining room and dinners in the screened porch. We appreciated having ample tableware and flatware to get through at least two meals for a family of four before needing to run the dishwasher. The house is on a quiet country road. There is a playground in Germantown about 5-10 minutes away. Clermont is also nearby and has incredible Hudson River views in the picnic area and is free after 4 pm. We easily explored the Culinary Institute, FDR estate, Hudson, Omi Sculpture Gardens, Red Hook and Rhinebeck. The house is comfortable, clean, and has great air conditioning. Poets Walk is not to be missed and Lyn goes out of her way to leave advice about making the most of your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect country getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I truly enjoyed our weeklong getaway at this lovely country home. The house is so comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped to make meals with the abundance of fresh local produce available nearby. The location is fantastic. It is so close to many charming towns, great hikes and historic sites. Lyn provided us with a great deal of useful information on what to do in the area. The kids loved playing in the large backyard and the adults couldn't get enough of the bucolic setting. It was hard to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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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: recommended

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

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Germantown, Hudson Valley

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Sep 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

HOLIDAY rates and minimum stays vary, please inquire.
Minimum age for renters is 30.

Refundable Security Deposit $250-$500
Cleaning Fee $135-$150

NOTE: Payment is by personal check preferred OR PayPal. We have chosen not to accept "HomeAway Payments" which charge the traveler a 9-11% fee to fund the website advertising and marketing. We offer a personal vacation experience with happy and satisfied guests who return, see our reviews! We welcome you to call and discuss further, thank you. -LYN

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Germantown in New York

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 and our handyman can stop by as needed during your stay. 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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