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Shepherd's Knoll Farm... Near Wallkill, Patterson & Tuxedo!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Red Hook - Shepherd's Knoll Farm

Quaint Hudson River town of Red Hook! 5 bedroom/3 bath (SLEEPS 10-12)

Peaceful relaxing setting, comfortable home to gather with family and friends! Rambling ranch In a private yet not secluded setting. Conveniently located, close to Hudson River estates and local farm markets. We are a hobby farm with Babydoll sheep, Nubian goats and free range hens. The setting provides a unique, country experience. We supply a basket of free range organic eggs from our own happy hens upon arrival.

Situated between the villages of Red Hook and Tivoli, only 2 miles from Bard College and Montgomery Place.... less than 20 minutes from Amtrak (Rhinecliff station) and the Taconic Parkway or NYS Thruway.

Ideally located, it’s a short drive to wineries and award winning restaurants and major sightseeing, cultural and historic sites:

• Bard College • Fisher Performing Arts Center • Montgomery Place • Rhinebeck Fairgrounds • Mills Mansion • Vanderbilt Estate • FDR Homestead • Antique hunting in Hudson and Saugerties and the galleries of Rhinebeck and Woodstock.

In winter... Close to Catskills and Berkshire ski locations. Ideal for family and friends to gather around the fire and enjoy together time!

Children Welcome: The house is child friendly but not child proof. Younger children must be well supervised given stairs and other potential hazards.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Lynda Dunckley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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About Lynda Dunckley

Lynda & Jim Dunckley welcome you to the quaint Mid-Hudson River Valley town of Red Hook. Born & raised in the Hudson Valley, we are knowlegeable of the wonderful sights and sites. Please make yourself at home and enjoy all this beautiful area and unique home has to offer.

Lynda Dunckley purchased this house in 1988

Why Lynda Dunckley chose Hudson Valley

This home has always been a gathering place for family and friends. The setting is ideal in that it is private yet not isolated, serene yet vibrant with the beauty of nature all around.

A hobby sheep farm, it was an ideal home for our five children and ourselves; a special place, filled with wonderful memories of cherished times together. We would like to give our guests the same opportunity to create their own special memories in this comfortable, country home.

What makes this house unique

Located less than 2 miles from Hudson River and Bard College and 5 miles from Dutchess County Fairgrounds. This inviting property offers peace, tranquility, comfort and charm. Clean and comfortably furnished with 4/5 bedrooms (two queen, two full, one twin bunk beds one trundle bed and 3 baths. Fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, comfortable living room with wood burning fireplace, flat screen tv and high speed internet. Lower level gathering room with wood burning stove, infrared sauna, large flat screen tv and bar. Outdoor hot tub and gazebo, expansive decks and a rocking chair front porch overlooking natural woodlands. Located just minutes to the villages of Red Hook and Rhinebeck, the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Woodstock and Saugerties, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinecliff train station and Bard College to name just a few points of interest. Comfortably sleeps 10-12


based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Shepherd's Knoll Farm... Near Wallkill, Patterson & Tuxedo!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Shepherd's Knoll Farm is a roomy home with lots of land around for kids to run off energy.

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this property for my nephew's wedding in Red Hook. It turned out to be very close to all the wedding activities. There is a very large master bedroom that shares a bath with another large bedroom. There are two smaller bedrooms as well. All the beds were comfortable. There were plenty of linens provided for all of us. There are three showers in the house so it was no problem for all of us to get ready. There is a roomy downstairs with a sectional and a bar area; we did not use this space. The kitchen and dining room are large and fully stocked. My grandchildren enjoyed the goats and sheep on the property. The owners are easy to communicate with. They provided fresh eggs and some chocolate chip cookies for our arrival--a big hit. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cindy for your informative review. We are so glad everyone had such a great time and love when families come and stay and enjoy our farm animals. It was great to meet you and your grandchildren and hope you come back if you are ever again in the Mid-Hudson Valley area! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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New York City

two weeks - great stay

  • 5 of 5

Along with six of my colleagues I rented this beautiful house. It was the perfect location for our two-week education workshops we were teaching at Bard. The owners were very nice, and even gave us some of the eggs from their farm. The place was more than adequately equipped. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ted! You were a terrific group and are welcome back anytime! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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Arlington, MA

Wonderful weekend with extended family

  • 5 of 5

My mother-in-law booked Shepherd's Knoll for the weekend for much of our extended family, including great grandma who is in her 90s and my two-year-old son. The house was charming, extremely well-equipped, and best of all had LOTS of space for all of us to spread out and sleep in! There were several bathrooms (3 in total) and comfortable beds. It was great having a sleeping room in the downstairs for the toddler who could sleep peacefully while we all stayed up and talked, and great having all the main living spaces on the entry level for great grandma who needed a little extra support walking. In all, we slept 6 adults and one child on the site and fed 8 adults and two children at the dining table. More could have comfortable stayed too.

We were in the area to help my brother-in-law and his family settle in at Bard College, and the location could not have been easier--just a few minutes' drive. We also loved visiting the Taghkanic Lake State Park beach and the Duthcess County Fair, and Olana State Historic Site. The area has so much to offer!

The setting was incredible! So many beautiful trees, including fruit trees, right on the property, and my toddler loved the animals--chickens, goats, sheep! The hot tub and sauna and all the board games at the house were added bonuses too. Our hosts were so kind, they even brought over fresh eggs for our breakfast the last morning we were there! We really loved our stay, and are busy trying to plan a way to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We are so happy that you found your stay at Shepherd's Knoll Family Farm relaxing and enjoyable for your extended family. You are a wonderful group and are welcome back anytime! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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Blainville, Quebec, Canada

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We were two families with children and attended a Horse Show at the HITS ground in Saugerties. We were looking for a place to relax after a long day at the show grounds. This was the perfect place. Lots of space for all, well equippe kitchen, nice backyard, clean and perfect. My only regret is that we didn't get to spend enough time at the house to fully enjoy it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marie, Thank you for your review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Shepherd's Knoll and look forward to having you again! We loved your story about your daughter bonding with our goats and chickens... she must have a wonderful way with animals, please thank her for us! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We liked staying here very much and would do it again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joan! It was a pleasure having you and your group stay at Shepherd's Knoll and we look forward to having you back anytime! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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Great place for a family or group.

  • 5 of 5

Great place - pictures don't do it justice. Comfortable, well equipped and very friendly.

A tub of cookies was waiting for us. A complete binder with local info was provided.

We were in the area for a family wedding and wished we could have spent more time at Shepherd's Knoll. Didn't even have time to use the hot tub.

Thanks for a nice stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and do hope you return to fully enjoy the peaceful setting and the hot tub! You are a great group and are welcome back anytime! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Newburgh (Stewart International)
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Hudson River Maritime
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Red Hook Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Rhinecliff (Amtrack)
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 9G
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Historic Village Diner
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Catamount Ski Area
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kingston Point Beach
Car: recommended

Great location -- Five minutes from Red Hook center, Rhinebeck, Tivoli, Bard College. Close to Culinary & Omega Institutes, Hudson River boating, City of Hudson (amazing antique shops). Wonderful farmer’s markets, local produce (pick your own), dairies, great farm-to-table cafes and restaurants, Hudson Valley estates, convenient to biking, hiking, falls and lakes. Short drive to the Catskills, Berkshires, Tanglewood and ski destinations.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Red Hook, Hudson Valley

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High Demand Season
1 May 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Thursday
3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £247
Property Damage Protection £49

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Red Hook in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Trundle bed (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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