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National Register Historic Hudson River Estate Carriage House

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedroom and 4 1/2 bath on Secluded Rural Estate, sleeps 8-12

This home was just redone to maximize your comfort. There are 4 bedrooms, a master bedroom with a king bed and master bath ( shower for two and claw foot tub), 2 double bedrooms with their own private shower bath and a queen bedroom with a shower bath that can be shared by those staying in the Upstairs sitting room room pullout ( full) or daybed (twin). In addition there is a portable twin. All in all up to 12 can sleep comfortably in this air-conditioned home. If you need to stay in touch there is free high speed wi-fi and apple TV. The wood burning fireplace adjacent to the large open eat in kitchen and dining area make for a cozy gathering area in the evenings if you are not grilling and watching the stars outside.

Ripley Hathaway
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Ripley Hathaway

I am a landscape architect who grew up on this property. I currently live down the hill from the Carriage House and have spent most of my life along the Hudson River. I would be happy to let you know all the insider information about the Valley and steer you to the best farms and farm stands, restaurants, movie theaters ( including a drive-in) and any other activity you wish to pursue.

Ripley Hathaway purchased this estate in 1966

Why Ripley Hathaway chose Germantown

This property has remained unchanged since the mid nineteenth century when it was first developed by a Robert Livingston. When you come here you are able to relax and experience nature as it was experienced back then within the comforts of a modern home. If you are a birder you will thrill with the sights of our resident Bald Eagle couple, or our flocks of native Wild Turkeys. Other birds that are in residence include Great Blue Herons, Hummingbirds, pileated Woodpeckers and Red tailed Hawks. We keep miles of paths mowed for hikes through out the property. Pick up a picnic lunch at Otto's Market in Germantown and have a picnic by our waterfall or in our old orchards.

What makes this estate unique

You are down a gated half mile private road that is only accessible to you and the owner. Outside the home is comfortable porch furniture and Adirondack chairs on which to relax or finish that book you have wanted to read. We provide wi-fi and a flat screen tv if the weather should keep you inside along with more old fashioned pursuits such as board games and books. Air conditioned for the summer and with a wood burning fireplace for the Fall and Winter ( we provide aged wood for you to burn). There is really no bad season. Should you be attending a wedding in the area this is a great base and ideal for sharing. Our full time property manager is available in case an emergency should arise.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sante Fe (Tivoli)
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Red Hook Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Rhinecliff, NY or Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sante Fe, Luna 61 (Tivoli)
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Catamount, Hunter, Windham
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Taconic State Park
Car: necessary

We are located in the heart of the HUDSON VALLEY, just minutes south of Hudson,NY with its many antique shops and restaurants and 10 minutes north of BARD College and Its Performing Arts Center and 25 minutes north of OMEGA. The art lover in your group would also love touring Frederick Church's home Olana or his mentor Thomas Cole's home in Catskill, NY. Historic Homes of the Livingston Family such as Clermont State Historic Site and Wilderstein are open most days. History buffs would enjoy a day at FDR's homes including the hide away were he met his mistress and Val-Kill the home Eleanor used to get away from it all. Enjoy a concert on the lawn at the Vanderbilt mansion. Perhaps you love horses then take in a show at HITS across the river in Saugerties or a riding lesson just down the road.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Germantown in Clermont

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) New Mattress and King Bed from Crate and Barrel, Queen size Beds (1) New Mattress and platform bed from Crate and Barrel, Double Beds (2) New Mattress and platform beds from the Pottery Barn, Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a day bed twin in the TV/Upstairs sitting room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full bed from Crate and Barrel
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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National Register Historic Hudson River Estate Carriage House
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

had an amazing time .

  • 5 of 5

the house is secluded with beautiful grounds ,very clean ,the owner responded very quickly to our questions and was very nice and helpful ,our group had a wonderful time .

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely nice, clean and comfy house

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 12 and found this last minute house for our hunter ski trip at the president weekend, it's approximate 45 minute away from hunter. Although is a little far away from hunter, but the house is absolutely comfy and have everything we needed. The property manager, Jack, and his wife are super friendly. We definitely recommend any traveler who want to come over for skiing and even coming for the spring/summer time.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. You were a delight and would be happy to have you back. For those reading this review we just received 2 feet of snow yesterday and the Ski resorts got 3 feet. This home is currently available for the rest of March. Put on your cross country skis or snow shoes and you can start exploring our 300 acres as soon as you exit the front or back doors .
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Bel Air Maryland

A country overnight

  • 5 of 5

We had planned a trip to Vermont from Maryland and wanted to break up the long drive to make it easier. As a treat to ourselves we wanted to stay in a country house or B and B rather than just a hotel. I am so glad we did! We arrived at the main gate and buzzed ourselves in (our hostess had provided us the key code earlier). We drove down the gravel wooded drive to the cottage not knowing exactly what to expect. We let ourselves in and found a very spacious open plan downstairs with a fully furnished kitchen and a fireplace all set up to use if needed. Beautiful hardwood floors! A very quiet country feel. We felt right at home from the beginning. A bit later we took a short drive to Tivoli to get a very nice meal.

The second floor had an open loft area with bookshelves for reading and relaxing. The bed was very comfortable and we slept great! The bathroom was lovely and big. Our hostess had provided us with really nice towels. Everything was immaculate! We loved the peace and quiet and felt very relaxed. The next morning we took a stroll around the property through the woods and fields and even saw some turkeys. The view of the Hudson River and the Catskills beyond is gorgeous. Our only regret was having to leave so soon to continue our trip to Vermont, but we will definitely be back again! Can’t wait!! Wow great place! We absolutely loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful property , close to the Hudson River, set in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Northwoods. The converted carriage house has been beautifully done: fresh, new bathrooms, a fresh new kitchen, and all the modern conveniences. We stayed during a heat wave and the air conditioning was most welcome. The homeowner was most accommodating, making sure we had all that we needed. We would definitely stay at Northwoods again. Our favorite moments were walking down the hill to see the sunset over the Hudson River. I would say the only thing missing is a set of Adirondack chairs to sit in while we enjoyed the view!

The Carriage House had a lovely yard too, complete with a wonderful deck with comfortable chairs. The house is very close to Rhinebeck, Germantown and Olana. Ripley, thank you for a wonderful stay at a magical place!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear MaryBruce, We loved having you too! Thank you for the suggestion of the chairs to see the sunset. Hope you will return sometime soon. All best wishes. Ripley
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beautiful property and land

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay--absolutely beautiful home. Very clean and well maintained. The host was very helpful and kind. Would highly recommend to others! Will come back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

Couldn't have picked a better place to host us for our Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Carriage House for our wedding weekend with our wedding party, and it was a fabulous choice- it slept 12 people comfortably and it had more than enough space (and glassware) for all our needs. The space was large enough to allow both the groom and bridal party to get ready at the same venue, while providing adequate privacy and enough bathrooms/mirrors etc. The design of the house is also amazingly beautiful with exposed wood, and skylights that flood the bedrooms with light. The owners were lovely and absolutely on top of all of the little details, down to getting us distilled water for the iron and making sure we had local goat's milk soap in the bathrooms

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Germantown, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee per stay of less than a week £149.14
Property Damage Protection £44
Pet Fee £111.85

Additional charge and security deposit for pets, dependent upon stay and number of pets. Christmas and New Year's Weekends are a three night minimum rental. There is a cleaning fee of $200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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