HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Lake Chalet, 90 Minutes from Midtown Manhattan

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chalet in Holmes - LAKE CHALET

Chalet, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Exhale with Superb Lake views just 90 minutes from New York City! Pull in at the Pawling Train Station and take a cab to the Chalet!

Impressive, 2400 square foot, five bedroom, three bathroom, three-story, chalet-style home on Whaley Lake in Dutchess County, New York. Beautifully furnished and just 90 minutes drive from Midtown New York City.

TRY THIS: A Working Vacation,

With your family spending the week at the Lake, it is a short 10 minute drive from the Chalet to Metro North Railroad in Patterson. Take The Metro North directly to Grand Central Station departing at 7:02am and arriving Grand Central at 8:27am. Return in the evening to your relaxed family, departing Grand Central Station 5:59pm, arrive Patterson 7:27pm. Then, after a working week, enjoy the weekend with your family at beautiful Whaley Lake.

Regardless of the time of year, the Chalet offers a tranquil setting to relax and unwind. Recline on the spacious, second-story surrounding deck, take to the water in the canoes, or in winter, enjoy the warmth of the wood-burning fire and watch the snow fall.

The Lake house offers a very spacious vacation and entertaining environment, ideal for families with children of all ages, a group of friends or a romantic getaway for two. From the first hint of light in the morning to the colorful glows of the dusk sky, the exhilarating, elevated views of the pristine lake and its surroundings will impress.


Third Floor:

The Master Bedroom is a highlight of the Chalet. This large bedroom with private en suite, a skylight and its own bathroom, offers a view that will take your breath away at sunrise, and make sleeping difficult until after dark. The third floor also has two additional double bedrooms and a large separate bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath and sky-lights. Hardwood floors throughout.

Main Level:

Beautiful stone fireplace with large wood burning stove, exposed hardwood beams throughout, full length windows from every angle looking out over the lake. Spacious fully functional kitchen with condiments, large dining / living area leading out onto the very spacious balcony, overlooking the lake. The living room consists of a large 3 piece sofa set, 46" television and DVD player. The dining room seats eight and overlooks the lake. One double bedroom, and large separate bathroom with spacious glass shower complete this level.

First floor:

Fully functional office / one bedroom with outdoor access, family room with television and separate laundry room with a new washer and dryer. Hardwood floors and heating throughout. A newly added large bedroom sleeps 4, with a queen bed and a pull out double bed. This floor can easily sleep 6 at night but has space for day time activities. The first floor is perfect for children to play.

Keywords: Lake Home - Chalet

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Connie Guo & David Shaffer
Member since: 2005
Speaks Mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2016

Why Connie Guo & David Shaffer chose New York

Peaceful and Serene are the two words to describe the feelings once you enter the Chalet...We fell in love with it at first sight! It has beautiful countryside setting, water access, and enough interesting things to do in the area for exploration and entertaining. The house feels so airy and spacious that you'll also enjoy staying inside just doing nothing.


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Lake Chalet, 90 Minutes from Midtown Manhattan
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Very Nice!

  • 4 of 5

I had a large group of guys for a bachelor party. The rental was fantastic, the pictures do it no justice. Everyone was very happy with their stay and had a great time. Connie and David were great to work with.

Thanks again!


  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Neil, We're very happy to hear you and your friends had a great time! And thank you for taking care of the house during your stay.We sure would like to see you return! Thanks again! Connie and David P.s. You told us you gave us 5 stars but it somehow came out 4... that's ok....means it can get even better next time you come!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Love the lake house life!

  • 5 of 5

We gathered a large group of friends together at the lake house and absolutely loved it! The house is big so everyone was able to have a bed. The kitchen, dining and living room are all large and open so everyone can gather for meals and to hang out. The deck is open right off the kitchen/dining room as well and there's a great side yard for lawn games with a fire pit. The rocky walk down to the lake could be tough for some but we didn't mind and having two canoes and fishing poles available for use was perfect. We'll definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
West Hartford, CT

Stay at the chalet!

  • 5 of 5

We (5 couples and 2 singles in our late 20's) thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at the Chalet this summer. The property was easily accessible for our group, which traveled from Boston, NYC, Albany, and central Connecticut.

We utilized the two grills and fully-stocked kitchen, and ate each meal from the wrap-around deck that overlooks the lake. The first night, we were able to watch the meteor shower over the lake. The following night, we enjoyed an impressive lightning show from the huge window in the master bedroom. We also took full advantage of the canoes provided to us during our stay, and were able to enjoy a few relaxing hours out on Whaley Lake.

Overall, our group would highly recommend the Chalet for any group getaway. Connie was very helpful and accommodating, and the property more than suited our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrew and group: So happy to hear you had such a great experience! We are also nature lovers and the lake and it's surrounding provides so much to enjoy! We thank you for staying and taking care of this great house. And hope you come again! Connie and David
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great hosts and location!

  • 5 of 5

The Lake Chalet is everything the description says and more! The view from the deck is amazing, all the amenities are up to date and in good use. The Master Suite is gorgeous, and all other bedrooms provide ample space to comfortably sleep large groups. Baby gates, and a high chair were an added bonus for us since we had one small child with us. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rophe and group, We are so glad to hear you enjoy the chalet ! Our guests are always our priority, and we're very happ you had a great time. We also appreciate that you took care of the house just like we do. Wish you a very happy rest of summer and hope you will come back soon ! Connie& David
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful weekend getaway for high school graduation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful, our hosts were excellent and the house was absolutely lovely! We had a small cake and ice cream gathering on the deck to celebrate a high school graduation and the weather and view were stunning. The cutest thing was a little basket of children's books that allowed my 3 year old nephew to have his routine bed time story every night.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lake Chalet Review

  • 5 of 5

A dozen friends and I spent a weekend at this quaint home right on the lake. It was very spacious and comfortable. All amenities worked satisfactorily. The sleeping arrangements did not feel forced or crammed, yet comfortably slept all 12 people in a bed.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


The Chalet Offers Magnificent views in a peaceful setting, Ideal environment to relax or entertain, Open, safe environment for children to play, Short 100 Yard walk to Whaley Lake shore, Wood burning fire (wood supplied), Use of 2 three person canoes, ideal for beginners or experienced paddlers, Use of 2 fishing poles with lures 15 minute drive to Metro-North Railroad (nearest station is Patterson, NY), Surrounding attractions, Whaley Lake Marina offers row-boat and canoe hire and, the lake is well known for its excellent Bass fishing, Many nearby attractions include Wineries, Golf Courses, Golf Driving Range, Thunder Ridge Ski slope, hiking trails, (Appalachian trail), Antique shopping and more.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Holmes, Hudson Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May - 15 Sep
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Weekend rates are $1,000 per weekend plus a cleaning fee
of $150 for a party of eight. The home can accomodate 12-14. The weekday rates vary as per time of the year. Email with questions..

Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Holmes, USA

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 3rd level; Sleeps 3 adults or a couple with 2 children
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 3rd Level, sleeps 2 shares bathroom with br 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2nd level, bath next to living room. Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1rst level; Newly added br. Sleep 4
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with own bath and a great lake view !
    Office - 2 Single Bed , Ground level office, pull out twin beds. sleeps 2
  • Queen Bed (2); Full Beds (3), Twin or Single twin Beds (6) Sleep total of 16 people.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Bedrooms, Tasteful Decor Throughout the 5 Bedrooms, All Linen Provided, TV/DVD in 3 Bedrooms, Two Quality Fold-Out day beds on the first floor allows the Chalet to Sleep 16, All Rooms Equipped with Fans, Bathrooms, All three bathrooms are newly renovated, The third floor bathroom contains a large Jacuzzi, Kitchen, Gas oven and 6-burner cook-top, refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, toaster, blender, all cutlery, dishes, pots and pans, Laundry, includes large, new washer and dryer, Dining area, Dining setting seats 8 comfortably, Living area, Comfortable leather sofa and loveseat, stone fireplace with wood burning stove, television, DVD/Video player and decorations, Balcony, Large gas BBQ grill, outdoor table and chairs, Parking, Ample private off-road parking, Grounds, Private driveway, large lawn areas and trees, Lake, Lake views from most rooms, a 100 Yard walk to the lake shore

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar properties