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Charming Hudson Valley Country Home Near Warwick, Wallkill & Patterson!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Quaint Hudson River town of Red Hook! 4 bedroom/3 bath Sleeps 8-10

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.

Situated between the villages of Red Hook and Tivoli, only 2 miles from Bard College and Montgomery Place.... 15 minutes from Amtrak (Rhinecliff station) and the Taconic Parkway or NYS Thruway.

Ideally located, it’s a short drive to wineries and distilleries, 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

Lynda Dunckley
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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 Red Hook

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 8-10.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Red Hook in Dutchess County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming Hudson Valley Country Home Near Warwick, Wallkill & Patterson!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Great home for family gatherings

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time staying here. The house has lots of space to spread out and a big downstairs area for the kids to play. The bedrooms were beautiful and the beds were comfy. The yard is big and the hot tub was wonderful! I would note that the house is divided into 2 units, although only one side is rented out. We had a bit of confusion upon arrival about which part of the house we were renting. The owner was available by phone and helped us figure it out. We had a lot of family over for the Christmas holiday and did a lot of cooking and hanging out by the fire. It was a great space for our big family to gather.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that our home was a warm and inviting place for your family gathering and thank you Margaret for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry for the confusion you had upon arrival, it is the first time we ever had any guests mistakenly enter and stay on our side of the home in the middle of the night in our absence. We had friends staying the weekend before and they forgot to lock up the door behind them. We were surprised that you mentioned this in your review so we thought we needed to explain what happened so as to assure our future guests that this was an exception and not our normal check in procedure as we were out of town but provided detailed instructions prior to your arrival on where to park and which door to enter and the code for the electronic lock. When we received the first call from your family members upon their arrival, they told us they entered the unlocked 2 BR side and we redirected them to the four bedroom side of the home. We are curious why you were not informed as group leader and person who reserved the rental of what happened and where you needed to go when you arrived. We got the second call from you the next morning informing us of your bedding down on our side of our two family home after your middle of the night arrival even though you admitted knowing you were on the wrong side of the home but were too tired to move. My husband Jim met you face to face that afternoon and accepted your apology and explanation but still had to take time to clean the home including the bathrooms and change sheets; he locked our door and left to drive back to our getaway. We did not charge you for the extra time and cleaning that was caused by your mistaken entry into our home. We also want to note that ours is a legal two family home and our side was an addition that started with the garage so the home that we rent is our original main home and not a divided up home into two units which is why there is plenty of space for a large family to spread out, both inside and outside. We are so glad that you enjoyed the outdoor hot tub that is available for our guests use providing that the temperature is above freezing and so happy that you and your family enjoyed our home. The fireplace is wonderful and the kitchen is well equipped for preparing large family meals. Again we regret the confusion you experienced and the loss of one star on your review as a result. Even so, you and your family are welcome to come back anytime!
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We felt so at home

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay, the home was spacious and clean. The grounds were beautiful, and well kept. Lynda and Jim brought us fresh eggs and warm chocolate chip cookies. The seven of us ladies were there for the Country Living , and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marsha! We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay at Shepherd's Knoll and the Country Living Fair! We look forward to having you back again as you are a great group of ladies and are welcome anytime! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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Spacious accommodations with all you would need!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Lynda's wonderful home. Our family (including several small children) had a more than enough space to accommodate us all comfortably. We can't wait to return hopefully in the summer so we can see the sheep!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful get away

  • 5 of 5

Very warm reception by owners. Fresh eggs and cookies were great. We had plenty of room for the 7 of us in our group. Saw deer and the birds were a delight. In particular enjoyed a trip to a local wool company. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leslie, we're so happy you enjoyed your stay at Shepherd's Knoll. Our location is ideal for people who love unique stores filled with handcrafted items from local yarn sources, thank you for sharing your experience! We hope you come stay with us again! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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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: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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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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: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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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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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.87
Damage Deposit £224.61

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.