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Hudson River Valley/Berkshires Rural Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 9 Sleeps

Nice Cape Cod-style home located in the foothills of The Berkshires and just 11 miles northwest of Lenox and Tanglewood. The house is situated on a sunny knoll surrounded by 2.8 acres of mature woodlands that offers great privacy. The house features a modern kitchen w/ granite-counter tops, living room, dining room, two bedrooms, full bath, a screened-in, furnished 3-season porch, with TV and a day bed that converts to a twin bed on the 1st floor. The second floor offers one bedroom and a full bath with its own family room/den which includes a trundle bed that sleeps two. There is also an additional kitchen on the second floor. House is easily suitable for two-families or couples vacationing together but also offers privacy for both. The house is ideal for a romantic getaway or family gatherings and exploring the cultural riches of the Berkshires in spring, summer & fall.

Come winter, the house is great for couples or families getting together to ski at Jiminy Peak (25 min. North) or Butternut Ski Basin (30 min. South. The home is 3 minutes away from Queechy Lake, which boasts spring- fed fishing, a private beach for swimming, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Tanglewood is just 11 miles away, along with The Berkshires' many cultural and destination attractions including the Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacobs Pillow, Saratoga Springs, Lenox, 3 ski resorts, flea markets and farm stands (in season). You can go shopping and antiquing during the day in nearby Hudson, NY or at the Outlets and then have a quiet dinner in the evening at any of the numerous fine restaurants in Lenox, Stockbridge or Great Barrington.

More Details

Andre M. Porter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 February, 2018

About Andre M. Porter

We are two professionals that live in Boston and have owned our vacation home for three years. We have put a lot of love and consideration in making the house comfortable for visitors. We hope you will come and relax and enjoy all the house and all the area has to offer.

Andre M. Porter purchased this house in 2014

Why Andre M. Porter chose Canaan

Quiet country setting with plenty of cultural and dining options nearby in The Berkshires.

What makes this house unique

House is easily suitable for two-families vacationing together but who still want their private space. Second floor has a family room w/additional sleeping and one bedroom and includes it's own kitchen and full bath.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The two twin beds can be converted to a king bed. Also, there is a trundle bed in the 2nd floor family room that converts to two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
The house has a local caretaker, Joe Nolette, and he is the contact person during your stay. Joe can be reached at (518) 703-2903.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Hudson River Valley/Berkshires Rural Retreat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful comfortable home - perfect experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our stay. Twenty minutes from Jiminy. Plenty of room for all of us. Loved the fireplace, home and rooms decor. Owner was responsive as was caretaker for minor issue of ice on driveway causing slipping getting up driveway during snow storm. Immediately resolved by caretaker. Would stay again if I'm in the area. Can't say enough positives.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pelham, NY, USA

Beautifully Decorated, Comfortable Gem of a Home

  • 5 of 5

Clean, gorgeously decorated, yet cozy home in the Berkshires. Convenient to all kinds if activities. Will book again!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls weekend

  • 4 of 5

Overall everything was great. Plenty of room for everyone. We knew we were going to have bad weather one of our days. May have enjoyed it the most. We had a fire, played games cooked a great meal.

You are definitely off the beaten track. So plan to drive a little or eat in.

House was clean, but could have used a good deep cleaning. There are lots of do dads sitting around I know I would hate to have to move all that stuff to clean and dust😐

Overall we had a good weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictures did not do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this house for the weekend of my sister's wedding. We wanted a house that would accommodate us comfortably and would also be a good location for pictures. We got both! The house is decorated beautifully. It's tasteful but not overdone. Phone service wasn't all that great which for a wedding weekend is an issue but we were able to call over the wifi. Thank you Andre for all of your help. I hope we will get a chance to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Women's Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a women's retreat with some ladies from our church small group. The decode was so elegant and interesting! We had a very relaxing time, and the rental had everything we needed and more! We enjoyed the multiple sitting spaces, and the property was beautiful! The only issue we had was not being able to get the internet working the first day. Other than that, everyone came home refreshed, and relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hudson Valley, NY

Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for our friend's upstate wedding. The area is so beautiful and serene. This was a fantastic place to go back to every night! It is beautifully updated and has a chic "coziness" about it! There were 2 couples at the house; we stayed in the upstairs bedroom, and the other couple were below us in the master. It was the perfect set up for just the right amount of privacy. We all chilled out after the wedding upstairs in the TV area. It was a great way to wind down and hang out.

In all honestly, we could have had 2 more couple stay with us as well - after describing the house, a couple people at the wedding wished they gotten in with us! The second bedroom on the first floor wasn't used at all by us, but I kept walking into it, because it was so darn pretty!

Next upstate trip, this is the place for us!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Catamount Ski Area
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Norman Rockwell Museum
Berkshire Botanical Gardens
Bistro Zinc
"Nice restaurant in the heart of downtown Lenox."
Tanglewood Music Center
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Lee Premium Outlets
Mario's Restaurant
"Great place for a wonderful meal."
Blueberry Hill Market Cafe
"Great market for local produce and prepared foods as well as for the best breakfast around."
Backwater Grille
"Local Canaan restaurant right on Lake Queechy. Varied menu that offers dining-in and take-out."
"Largest art museum in the area. "
Omi International Arts Center
Furnace Brook Winery
Bousquet Ski Area
"Family-friendly entertainment."
Theater Barn
Guido's Fresh Marketplace
"Great food market!"
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Backwater Grille
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Backwater Grille
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Queechy Lake
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Canaan, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
5 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £36 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £178.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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