|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The Farm Cottage is a restored 18c farm house nestled in the outlying pastures of Kinderhook Farm. Enjoy a private retreat surrounded by our grazing cattle and sheep, wild turkeys, foxes, Red Tailed Hawks, Barn Owls and an occasional Bald Eagle.
Please note that The Cottage is not The FarmStay - see listing # 342648 - which is an open sided red barn in the central area of Kinderhook Farm and is available late May through early October only. However, selective farm activities can still be enjoyed by conferring with farmers, Lee & Georgia, when you arrive.
Our kitchen is fully equipped to rustle up a delicious farm meal. We stock a variety of dried herbs and spices. In the warm months an outdoor herb garden is at hand and a barbecue is ready for grilling up some grass fed beef.
During the colder months, enjoy a meal by the fire with unobstructed field views through french doors. Either season our sunsets are spectacular displays of violets, pinks, golds, and soft greens.
The hub of Kinderhook Farm is in walking distance.
If you're traveling with young children we can provide you with a portable crib and linens, highchair, baby pool, kiddie bike and jogging stroller. We've also stocked up on board games and books for young and old. You'll find croquet, badminton and horseshoes available. Local tennis courts abound and there exists a secret swimming hole on the farm only available for FarmStayers and Cottagers.
Those who have experienced Kinderhook FarmStay know the unique excitement and beauty of living on the farm. The Farm Cottage is in response to those who have been interested in an extended opportunity - a stay that's available all year round.
In the fall, Columbia County is a painter's palette of color. Crisp weather is perfect for hiking, shopping and dining in Hudson or the Berkshires. Winter is beautiful, often snowy - and nothing better than having breakfast next to a cozy wood fire with a view of rolling pastures. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing is outside your door. Spring is seductive as flowers and trees emerge in soft yellow greens and lambing goes full tilt at the farm. Early summer is the beginning of the busiest time at the farm and in the Hudson Valley and things don't slow down until mid December.
The entire cottage is light filled. The first floor consists of a small entry way, living room, small sitting room/bedroom, bathroom, a kitchen/dining area with wood burning fireplace, and pantry/laundry room, Both the living room and kitchen have french doors leading out to a wrap around bluestone patio.
The master bedroom is upstairs as well as a bedroom with twin beds. There's plenty of storage.
Air conditioning and heat are included as is WiFi and cable television.
Renee and Steve are owners of Kinderhook Farm. Renee is an artist who shows at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY and is a tennis enthusiast. Steve manages money, the farm, and loves aviation, sailing, motorcycles and tractors. They share 5 children and one grandchild.
Please check availability and book online purchased this cottage in 2000
Renee redid this old cottage shortly before their main house up the road went through a major renovation which lasted two years.
Both Steve and Renee loved their time in the cottage where they often entertained lots of family and friends yet on cold winter mornings looked forward to coffee and breakfast sitting next to the kitchen fire.
The cottage was rented for several years and then accommodated extra weekend guests.
Renee decided to rent the cottage on a weekly basis when requests for Kinderhook FarmStay indicated that a lot of people might enjoy a farm stay year round and that the cottage could include more people in the farm experience.
Kinderhook Farm Cottage is an opportunity to experience life at Kinderhook Farm all year long as well as an opportunity to enjoy the vast number of attractions offered by Columbia County - the galleries, restaurants, shops, farmers markets, music and theater venues as well as a plethora of outdoor activities such as kayaking, skiing, tennis, birdwatching or just relaxing in a hammock under the radar.
We came up from NYC for a relaxing Fall weekend. Felt like we were on the movie set for 'Witches of Eastwick'. Super charming, cozy, comfortable and friendly. Sheep grazing outside, rolling hills, gorgeous foliage. We ate at Blue Plate nearby in Chatham. Fantastic food. The cottage is warm, clean and very charming. I love the wide plank floors and the fire pit outside. The linens and pillows were very nice. Everything was clean. I prefer a softer mattress but others liked the harder ones in the cottage. We would love to come back! thank you Renee!
We had a great time at the cottage at Kinderhook. The cottage is clean and cozy and there's plenty to do in the area. We enjoyed going on a farm tour at the farm down the road and look forward to going back in the warmer weather. The kitchen was very comfortable to cook in, firewood was well stocked for making a fire and there were games and Legos to keep our young son occupied.
The owners left the light on for us as we were arriving late. The bed was ultra comfy so we slept really well. The next afternoon my husband enjoyed the hammock and at night we took advantage of the outside fire pit and the peaceful surroundings to enjoy a glass of wine before heading to bed. If you're looking for a quiet get-away in the country, this is the place.
This is a beautiful house perfectly cared for by the owners. It is so well decorated, so clean and so well maintained. It is on a stunning estate. Highly highly recommend.
This was a lovely cottage, that was comfortable and clean. Nice furniture, well stocked kitchen, fire pit in the backyard was a nice touch. The proximity to the lake was a nice bonus. Great place for kids as we were pleasantly surprised to find kiddie bikes, life vests , fishing gear, etc. Lots of pillows, blankets and air mattresses if there aren't enough beds to easily accommodate additional guests. The farm was close by and the farmers graciously let us partake in activities. All in all - a great trip!
This was a wonderful property- charming, cozy and with all the amenities you need. Not often you get to stay in a place, and location, as beautiful as this. My wife and I loved our stay and the property owners were equally warm and welcoming! Very highly recommended and we hope to come back again.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.