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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms sleeps 13 -15

Upscale rental house graciously furnished. Enjoy warm summer days, glorious fall colors and crisp winter days , in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Winter rental $2500 per month including all utilities. Catamount and Butternut ski areas nearby for winter fun.i

10 minutes from the fabulous Catamount Aerial Adventure Park . New England's largest Aerial adventure park with 12 self guided courses. Open until October26 .

Vacation in this 5 bedroom. 4 bathroom house, close to all the interesting , cultural activities in the Berkshires and Columbia county. Large 2 acre backyard for romping with kids, playing soccor, football or croquet and Badminton .

House has 5 bedrooms , 4 baths, family room with large TV and fireplace , living room with fireplace , kitchen, dining room, outdoor deck and screened in porch . .Enjoy cocktails , on the deck overlooking the lake, prepare a dinner in our modern stainless steel and granite kitchen or throw a few steaks on the gas barbeque on the back deck.

After dinner have fun making smores and sitting around the outdoor firepit.

Breakfast on the screened in porch and then go for a swim in the heated pool.

Relax at the pool on the numerous lounges or float around on the pool floats.

Take a boat out on the lake, go fishing, kayaking or paddleboating . We have life preserves for children and adults.

At nearby Copake lake there is a wonderful public golf course and marina to rent motor boats and water skis.

.There are gourmet restaurants nearby as well as movie theaters. Summer stock at Shakespere and Company in Lenox. Berkshire Theater Festival, in Stockbridge., Barrington Stage in Pittsfield and world famous concerts at Tanglewood.

There are hiking and bicycling trails . We have bicycles for your use.

If you are looking for a great place to relax with family and friends this is the place for you.


Skiing on the beautiful Catamount mountain just 10 minutes from the house or at the Butternut ski area 1/2 hour away in the charming New England town of great Barrington.

Ice fishing on our private lake in back of our house, hiking on the Appalachian trail or bash bish falls, bicycling on a beautiful bike trail that is patroled by the sherriff department on atv's, cross country skiing , ice skating, snow boarding and tubing. There are fine restaurants in the area for casual or more formal dinners or just a drink overlooking night skiing at catamount, Enjoy all the fall and winter beauty of the Hudson Valley and Berkshires.

Main floor 2 bedrooms with queen size beds and private bathrooms living room with fireplace, family room with large screen TV and charming stove for extra warmth. Dining room with table that seats 10 or more. Stainless steel and granite gourmet kitchen well stocked with cooking utensils and dishes.

Second floor There is a full bathroom Master bedroom with queen size bed and second bedroom with 3 single beds .

There is a private bedroom with a separate entrance , queen size bed and bathroom

We supply all linens and towels. When you arrive the beds are all made up ready for you to have a good nights sleep.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ancram in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Separate private entrance
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , There is enough room for a crib or blow up bed in this room
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , Great room for the kids
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.6 based on 25 reviews

70th Birthday Celebration!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect house for 8 women celebrating their 70th birthdays. Plenty of room and house has everything you could need. The kitchen is extremely well stocked and there are several seating areas for chatting in the living room, family room and outside deck. Outside deck was the favorite, under the tree and view of the gorgeous property and lake. Good working kitchen and was nice and open to other rooms. There are two bedrooms on first floor with two baths and two bedrooms upstairs with one shared bath. The fifth bedroom is outside and under the house with it's own bath. The owners Marty and Louise are warm and welcoming and made sure that all was available to us to enjoy for the 3 day weekend. Grill, firepit and wood, pool, chairs and rafts, badmitton, volley ball, boats on lake, on and on. They stay in an apartment on the back of the house but it wasn't a problem with our privacy. I definitely would enjoy enjoying another stay here at this lovely and charming country house. Thank you Louise and Marty!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during mid September. It was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable experiences. The house is beautiful and so are the grounds. We went kayaking on the lake, which was serene and vast. We also enjoyed using the peddle boat that the house provided. There is so much to do in the area, Bash Bish Falls, Stockbridge, hiking, swimming in the pool, the list is endless. we felt little need to use Internet as we were on vacation and getting away from technology was our goal, but the times we used it at the house, there was never a problem. The house is clean and well stocked with everything needed when renting a house. We plan to go back in the Spring.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a fabulous vacation place stop your search. You've found it. We had a family reunion here last summer and we intend to do it again in 2017. The interior of the house is comfortable with enough space to separate kids from adults or to just sit and read a book. We used the screened in porch, the back deck, the deck down at the lake and the fire pit, spent our days at the lake on boats and floated on lounges in the pool. Not one problem with the house or facilities. It was a wonderful vacation and we left with our batteries recharged.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice upstate weekend

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 11 adults stayed on the property this past weekend (9/9-9/11). Pool and grounds are beautiful in a nice, secluded location. Martin and Louise are very welcoming hosts and available on site at the property to attend to any issues or questions you may have. Kitchen and outdoor deck were great for the meals that we cooked, and there is ample seating in all areas of the property to hang out. We took advantage of the in-ground pool, boat dock with paddle boats and kayaks, and screened-in porch, as well as the small fire pit at night. We had a great time and basically stayed on the property the entire time. The grocery stores, etc. that we went to were a bit of a drive away, so just make sure to plan ahead so that you have everything you need so you can take full advantage of all of the amenities the property has to offer!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments. You were a pleasure to have at the house. Glad the weather held out for you.
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Kind owners, however, items we wish we knew before we rented.

  • 2 of 5

Marty and his wife were responsive and easy to communicate with before and during our stay at their home, they even allowed us to change the dates to accommodate other families travel plans.

We were a big family of adults and kids that was meeting in Ancram from other parts of New England and New York.

Here are a few things we wished we had known so we could have made an informed decision about our stay. There is little to no cell coverage and spotty wifi, so if planning on working remotely, or needing to be in contact with others is essential it is difficult in this area of the Berkshires.

Since we were a big group we needed all the sleeping space, however, we found the one bedroom in the basement was leaking condensation onto the pillows at night and the room was very very musty smelling. We did not use that bedroom or bathroom all week therefore we all had to sleep in the main house on airmattresses and futons.

This is Marty and Louise's home that they are sharing with us, and we found the amount of their personal belongings difficult to not worry about while the kids played. The house was picked up but not 'hotel cleaned', for example: we found an old sippy cup under one of the beds.

The lakefront was pretty much unusable due to the older structures and amount of lilly pads by the shore. Our kids enjoyed the pool each day. However, this too was 'well loved' with a rip in the liner. Lots of chairs and places to sit throughout the property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the sippy cup. The tear in the corner of the pool that had a patch over it happened this summer. We would have had to empty the pool in order to fix it and since we had guests scheduled that was impossible. The pool company put on a temporary fix. The Internet unfortunately is not as good as it would be in the city where there aren't as many mountains and trees. Verizon doesn't work well here. ATT&T is better. We did give you a land line phone to use. We weren't aware of the problem in the downstairs bedroom. You're the first one to complain about it and it has been used since you left. We try to please our guests wherever possible
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a dream come true for a family vacation. If you have children, even more so. The owners are the nicest, most wonderful people. They are very interested in giving their renters a great time. Martin was always on top of everything making sure we were most comfortable. And the activities! Almost like a resort! There are bikes we used. kayak, peddle boat volley ball and more. Even when the children made a mess they didn't mind. We had an absolute amazing time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're a wonderful family. We loved having you here
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Metro North Harlem Line Wassaic Station
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Swiss Hutte
Nearest Ski
7 Miles

Museums, Summer Stock Theater, Tanglewood, Dining, Antiquing, Boutiques, Golf, Swimming, Fishing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ancram, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Pet Fee £77.3
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Cleaning fee £115.95

Winter stay is minimum of 4 months
Columbus Day weekend - $1,1800.00 flat fee - 4 night v
Thanksgiving Weekend - $1,800.00 flat fee - 5 night min.
Winter - 12/1/14-3/31/15 - $2,500 monthly - 30 night min.
1-8 adults $650 nightly. 9-15 adults $700 nightly

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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