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Total Privacy & Killer Panoramic Views of the Berkshire Mts

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Ancramdale - Breezeway

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

When you follow the secluded tree-lined driveway and see this charming country home nestled into 60 acres of expansive open views of the surrounding dairy and horse farms and panoramic views of the Catskills and Berkshire Mountains, you’ll know you’ve come to the right place. Smell the fresh mountain air, feel the cool breezes blowing through the trees, listen to the soft chirping of the birds passing overhead, or the occasional crowing of a rooster from one of the many nearby farms.

The house, originally built as a hunting cabin in the 1960’s, has been expanded and modernized for full year round comfort. A fully equipped open kitchen looks to a cathedral ceilinged living-area with French doors that lead out to a private enclosed porch.

Located just a 1/4 mile from the quaint village of Ancramdale, is where you’ll find The Farmer’s Wife’s Market & Catering Co., The Grainery, serving ice cream and yogurt from the local dairy, Ronnybrook Farms, and a post office. If a bigger town with a large supermarket is what you’re after, take a scenic 10-minute drive to Millerton by travelling east on Route 8.

Millerton, bordering on CT, has a movie theatre that offers both Indie and feature films and houses a café and gallery on the second floor. Explore the many antique stores, restaurants, and a great book store called Oblong Books that has a full floor dedicated to children’s books and games. There is a biking and hiking trail that begins at the old RR depot and winds south through 10 miles of lush paved trails to the town of Amenia.

Copake Lake is only a 10 minute drive north up Route 3 where you can motor boat, water ski, fish, or jet ski. If you take Route 22 north and fork east onto Route 344 you’ll be headed toward the Taconic Park and now a great swimming hole, which was once a quarry. This is a great place for families to cool off or soak up the sun. From here Bash Bish Falls is just a short drive or bike ride away. You can either walk down to an observation area where you can sit on the rocks and enjoy the falls. Or for the more athletic, park at the bottom of the falls and either hike up the path 3/4 mile or climb along the rocks and through the dozens of water pools to where the falls begin.

If you were to continue your drive north on Route 22, and then make a right and head east on Route 23, you will come to the town of Hillsdale. You’ll find continuous antique shops and restaurants along the way. Next, you'll see Catamount Ski Area and a well known 4 star restaurant called The Suisse Hutte. Catamount offers downhill skiing both day and night.

The next stop, and only another few miles further, is the turn-of-the-century New England town of Great Barrington, MA. This town is loaded with boutiques and eateries to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. Continuing through to the end of town and a little further northeast brings you to yet another great ski resort called Butternut Mt. Butternut offers dozens of beautifully groomed slopes, 2 lodges and a snow tubing park.

Open year round, Taghanic Lake and State Park, is just a few miles west of the house. This park has acres and acres of beaches, ballfields, and picnic areas with outdoor barbeque grills. Lifeguards are on duty all summer long in designated swimming zones. Pedal boats and row boats can be rented by the hour. Or if you prefer, bring your own kayack, canoe or windsurf board.

Keywords: House, cabin, retreat, cottage, get away

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Lorrie Snyder
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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Why Lorrie Snyder chose New York

Located 1 1/2 hrs ( 90 miles) from NYC. Great local atmosphere. Amazing views. 60 acres

What makes this house unique

This home offers total privacy, fresh mountain air and water(artesian well), tranquility, and magnificent views.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Total Privacy & Killer Panoramic Views of the Berkshire Mts
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews

Lovely week in the country

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for one week to visit with friends in the area. We are a family of four, including two boys, and a small dog. The home was perfect for our family. We loved sitting on the screened-in porch, to read, play games, or just enjoy the fabulous view. The home is very cozy, warm, and inviting. All of the amenities were exactly as described. We enjoyed fishing in the area, shopping in Millerton, and the Drive-in theatre in Amenia. We would definitely come back again and recommend this home to others. The owner was very responsive and made everything easy. It was a very memorable family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a weekend for place to stay while attending a wedding in Pine Plains, NY. The house was absolutely perfect, it fit 7 of us great and the property is wonderful, secluded, private and the views are absolutely stunning. The owner, Lorrie, was also really responsive and totally great. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL, US

Charming, short weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house primarily as a place to sleep while attending a wedding in nearby Herondale Farms and wound up wishing we had time to just hang around the house and enjoy the property and views. It is wonderfully secluded; no other homes are in view and there. There are woods behind the house and a wonderful large meadow in front. It is the owner's country home and is very warm and personal. Some of the other wedding party stayed in modern houses around Upper Rhoda Pond but they were furnished as rentals and did not have the personal warmth of someone's home. The refrigerator was stocked with the request that we use what we need, replace what we have used up and throw out what was expired. Nice! The house was spotless; the internet did work and that is essential since cell phone reception is nil. There is also a landline for use and the owner considerately provides calling cards for long distance. It took a while to convince the owner to give me the exact location so I could be sure it was the property I viewed on satellite images but seeing how secluded it is I understand why the owner wanted to be sure we were serious renters. The only complaints, that were only from one of my adult sons, was that the beds are very soft, almost like feather beds. My wife loved that!

There are nice artisan stores in Millerton, 20 minutes SE on Hwy 8, a good grocery store, and a nearby Alpaca farm. There are a few stairs so it's not wheel chair friendly but I was on crutches and had no problem. It's a lovely, personal home for well behaved guests!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Bay

Very pleased

  • 4 of 5

We loved the place , usually we vacation once a month trying different places, this is on our repeat list. Peaceful, inviting, cozy warm beautiful views, very good caring owner. Only two things I would recommend Lorrie to do when we come back on our return trip: 1- sign by the driveway entrance to turn right, the people on the left were not too friendly by the time our guests went there by mistake second time 2- I read the other reviews and brought my own floor fan, don't want to do that again, you do not need AC, but couple of box or plain floor fans would make this place much more better.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

In the 30 years we have been renting cottages in Maine, Catskills, New York, W. VA, this is by far the best house. Beautiful view (the pix do not to it justice), secluded location, yet close to many area attractions & groceries, plenty of space and comfortable and tasteful furnishings. Absolutely the cleanest place we have ever rented. This house has everything provided to guarantee a restful trip away from home. We plan to return in the fall. Thank you Lorrie for sharing your cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing & Romantic

  • 4 of 5

Property is as-advertised, a cute 3 BR house with a nice screened in porch and outdoor porch. We rented for the month of July and enjoyed it. A good place for a couple to spend a weekend, either in summer or winter. We cooked out on the grill (there are two) almost every night. The yard is big and there is a nice view from the porch. The house is relaxing and quiet. The lack of air conditioning in the heat of the summer makes it a little uncomfortable, so if you're coming that time of year you may want to bring some box fans or possibly window units. Overall a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every room has a ceiling fan and that typically keeps the house cool and comfortable all year round. This past July we had a tremendous heat wave with temperatures above 90 degrees. This is very unusual for this area, even during August, which tends to be the hotter month.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Farmer's Wife
Nearest Point of Interest
Ancramdale Post Office
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ancramdale, Berkshires

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

linens, cleaning, trash £102
Pet Fee £41

Internet, WiFi and Direct TV are provided, however, weather related service problems will not warrant a rent reduction or refund.

Minimum deposit of $250 required upon signing of lease.
This amount will vary depending on length of stay and the number of people and pets. This is a security deposit and will be returned within a 14 days of your departure.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ancramdale, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Sofa bed in living room converts to a king size bed, Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Additional single roll away bed in MB closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) king size fold out bed in sofa in living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Convection oven, breakfast nook, outdoor deck with umbrella's to sit and take in the view, ceiling fans in every room, wooden floors throughout, additonial heating units in each bathroom, cathedral ceiling in living room w/a real wood burning fireplace. Screened in porch with furniture and view. Incredibly private!

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