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Winter rates! Close to ski areas in the Catskills & Berkshire Mountains!!

People18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
18
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Red Hook - Shepherd's Knoll Family Farm

6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 18! Beautiful country farm setting!

When visiting this area, whether to attend Bard events or a farm wedding, enjoy the award winning farm to table restaurants, hike the Scenic Hudson River's land trusts or tour historic museums, Shepherd's Knoll Family Farm is an ideal place to stay!

Shepherd's Knoll Family Farm is a deceptively large rambling ranch home. The floor plan is open and inviting and mainly one level with two living rooms with fireplaces, two fully equipped country kitchens with everything you need for large family meals and entertaining. Two dining rooms have glass sliding doors that open on to an expansive deck and grilling area, with one step down to a large private yard and seasonal gardens, perfect for relaxing and dining outdoors.

One of three master bedrooms has a dual control sleep number bed, an en-suite bathroom with an oversized jetted tub, dual vanity and separate shower. All other bedrooms have comfortable beds!

There is a stackable washer and dryer in the utility/pantry closet as well as a full sized washer and dryer in the downstairs laundry room.

For those coming to visit the area, as suggested by Caleb & Sophia, you will be made to feel right at home and we are just over one hour away from the various complexes on the must see tour list!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Owner
Lynda Dunckley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2016
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About Lynda Dunckley

Lynda & Jim Dunckley would like to welcome you to the quaint town of Red Hook in the Mid Hudson Valley region of New York. We strive to make our guests feel at home from the moment they arrive by setting out a welcome basket of fresh, home baked cookies. Once here, we want you to make yourselves comfortable and enjoy all that this special place 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 and yet not isolated, serene and yet vibrant with the abundance of nature all around. We have free range chickens that provide fresh organic eggs that we are happy to share!

When we first purchased the property in 1988 we had 10 sheep grazing in the pastures as well as chickens, a goat, five children and the family dog. We found an ideal home for our large family and many memories have been made here of cherished times together! We would like our guests to have the same opportunity to create their own special memories in this comfortable, charming country home.

What makes this house unique

Shepherd's Knoll is located less than 2 miles from the Hudson River and Bard College and 5 miles from the Dutchess County fairgrounds. This inviting rental offers comfort and charm. We are within walking distance to farm market stands and pick your own orchards. There is also several farm to table restaurants that offer catering, if you really want to have a relaxing stay and want to take a day off from cooking.

We are located just minutes to the villages of Red Hook and Rhinebeck and a short drive to Hudson and Saugerties for a great day of antiquing.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Winter rates! Close to ski areas in the Catskills & Berkshire Mountains!!
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My group's stay at Shepherd's Knoll was the most enjoyable VRBO experience I have yet had. The owner's stocked the house with wood, left plenty of necessities and even baked cookies for us! The home is gorgeous inside with more than enough room for two and maybe even three families. All of the mattresses were comfortable, the sauna and hot tub were great amenities to have, and the goats/sheep were very cool!! We will definitely be making Shepherd's Knoll our spot anytime we need a home in the Hudson Valley area!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for taking the time to write such a nice review and for considering Shepherd's Knoll Family Farm your Home Away from Home! You are a great group and are welcome back anytime! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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5

A perfect place for an extended family get together

  • 5 of 5

Shepherd's Knoll is a beautiful and lovely home situated on a small farm, complete with roaming chickens and a paddock of goats and sheep. It's a beautiful setting near the Hudson River. The house itself is very large and comfortable. All the description and amenities as described were correct. The hosts were fantastic, and we very much enjoyed their home-made cookies and the huge basket of eggs they left for us for our stay. They even sent back a small item we had left behind, which is greatly appreciated. This house is perfect for large groups or families visiting the area and we hope to be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Chris for your review, we especially love when children enjoy their time at Shepherd's Knoll Family Farm! We look forward to you and your group staying again, you are welcome back anytime! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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Pasadena
5

As always -- a wonderful stay at Shepherd's Knoll

  • 5 of 5

This was our third group gathering at Shepherd's Knoll. Every member of our far-flung Bard alum "family" loves gathering here in October. The house provides ample room for private chats or large group conversations. Some of our favorite moments happen when sitting around the fire in pajamas.

The delicious homemade cookies are always welcome, and we made great use of the fresh eggs provided at the start of our stay. Hopefully one of these years we will come in summer so we can take greater advantage of the lovely outside areas and the hot tub!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Catherine for your review! We look forward to your Bard alumni group's annual retreat and are so glad you find Shepherd's Knoll Family Farm your ideal gathering place! Hope to see you all next year! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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Waterford, CT
5

Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5

We rented Shepherd's Knoll for a week. Our son was married in a nearby town. The whole experience was wonderful! The house was WELL equipped with everything you could think of. Friends and family joined us in our stay. We even had a 3 year old and an 8 month old staying with us, so the pack and play came in handy! We especially enjoyed visiting the animals daily and the fresh eggs that were left for us were great, along with the cookies! We happened on some unseasonably warm weather, so enjoyed the decks, hot tub, and back yard. Very relaxing after a busy week. Thanks to the homeowners for sharing Shepherd's Knoll with us!

Barb and Don

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barb & Don, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We love when families with young ones stay and we delight to see them enjoy interacting with our sheep, goats and chickens! You could not have had a better week for your son's wedding with the trees ablaze with color and the unseasonably warm temperatures, we are so happy you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your stay. If you ever vacation in the Mid-Hudson valley, we hope you come stay with us again! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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5

Super cosy home with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as part of a small team retreat, and completely fell in love with this lovely home. It has ALL the amenities you can think of (especially if you love cooking as we do). There are some gorgeous sheep and goats you can pet, Lynda graciously provided us with fresh eggs and amazing cookies and the house was so big but cosy. I would definetely recommend this lovely home - Lynda and Jim went out of their way to ensure we had a lovely time. Also, Red Hook has some lovely walks and tasty restaurants to visit if you're interested in exploring.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Leila, we feel that we offer a great lodging option for groups who enjoy spending time together! You and your colleagues were an awesome group and we hope you stay with us again next year! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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5

Our stay at this house was fantastic! Highly recommend Shepherd's Knoll!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great weekend at this home. Thanks to Jim and Lynda for the delicious eggs and cookies. The house was in perfect condition and the weather was beautiful. The house is located nearby some beautiful towns. This is a great space. I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carlos, We love our quaint Hudson River town and are so glad you enjoyed the house and surrounding area! We really enjoyed having you, your family and friends stay at Shepherd's Knoll and are welcome back anytime! Warm regards, Lynda & Jim
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Location

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Newburgh (Stewart International)
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Bread & Bottle
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Hudson River Maritime
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Red Hook Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Rhinecliff (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 9G
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Flat Iron
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Catamount Ski Area
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kingston Point Beach

Located in the heart of the Mid Hudson Valley agricultural region with an abundance of organically grown farm markets and roadside stands.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Red Hook, Hudson Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
16 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,264
for 3 nights
From
£382
From
£461
Fri,Sat
£2,409
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£835
for 2 nights
From
£358
From
£382
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,409
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,264
for 3 nights
From
£382
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £398
Pet Fee £159
Cleaning Fee £119

We do require all our guests to read and agree to our vacation rental lease agreement prior to booking rental.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Ensuite master bathroom, oversized jetted tub.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom with dual controlled sleep number bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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