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Kinderhook Lake Cottage - Kayak and Canoe Kinderhook Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 572 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage on Kinderhook Lake sleeps 2-4

We invite you to spend a relaxing weekend or week at our cottage on Kinderhook Lake. Our dock provides access for kayaking and canoeing. You can relax on the deck and watch the sun set over the lake. This lake was once the home of "Electric Park", one of the first public amusement parks in the US having electric rides in the early 20th century. You'll be close to many theater and music venues in Albany (30 min.), Chatham (10 min.), and up and coming Hudson (20 min.). Hudson is a lively scene for music, (Club Helsinki), antiquing, restaurants, and a wide variety of shopping. The summer season at Tanglewood is a short scenic drive to the Berkshires, and Saratoga is about an hour north. The Hudson River Art Trail is nearby: Olana, the home Frederick Church built above the Hudson River, (www.olana.org) and Cedar Grove, at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. (Thomascole.org and hudsonriverschool.org) The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a short drive away.(oldrhinebeck.org) Check out the Hudson RIver Ramble: hiking, biking, ride or paddle - hudsonrivervalleyramble.org. The classic Crandall Theater and PS 21 (outdoor theater) are in Chatham. There is strawberry picking in June, and several apple orchards offer pick your own and award-winning cider doughnuts. The Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, located in the lovely horse country of Old Chatham, sells world-renowned sheep cheese and yogurt. The Columbia Land Conservancy offers hikes around the county. Come relax and enjoy fishing, hiking, golf, Hudson river ferry tours (Hudson Cruises) , and more. Enjoy Columbia County.

Gail Babirad
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Gail Babirad

We've lived in Valatie for 24 years, and enjoy all Columbia County has to offer. Gail and Jurgen have their own company and work in rehabilitation. Gail is an equestrian and has information on local hiking trails.

Gail Babirad purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Gail Babirad chose Hudson Valley

We bought this home for its location on Kinderhook Lake and the lake views. We've always enjoyed living in Columbia county, and its access to the Hudson River Valley.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Valatie in Kinderhook

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 572 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has new fittings, and shower stall
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Loft sleeps 2
  • Bedroom has a full bed, with lake views Couch is a pull out sleeper Sleeping Loft has library ladder for access and 2 futons, with floor chairs and table
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Kinderhook Lake Cottage - Kayak and Canoe Kinderhook Lake
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Cozy Lakefront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need and many things you want. Gail provided all the essentials and the clean, adorable cabin and waterfront location provided the rest for a great stay. Just show up and be prepared to relax!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

It was incredibly relaxing vacation

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and quiet

  • 5 of 5

My 2nd visit to Gail's cottage was just a great as my first visit. The cottage is immaculate, the setting is always serene and kayaking on the lake is now my favorite thing to do. I love the little nearby towns and apple orchards and yummy baked goods coming from those apples. Thank you Gail!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at the cottage on the lake. Once again a very relaxing getaway. The cottage is clean and comfortable with views of the lake throughout. I was able to take the kayak out for the first time and loved it! Beautiful lake for kayaking or canoeing. Thanks Gail, we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure, Margaret! Thank you for your care of the cottage, also. Hope to see you next year! Thanks so much, Gail
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Wonderful property!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing few days at this cottage! It was very clean and well kept and we were more than comfortable (we were a couple with a small child). We had an amazing time just hanging around the property, swimming in the lake, kayaking, swinging on the hammock or sitting/eating/playing games on the beautiful patio. We also really enjoyed making s'mores on the fire-pit. Overall, it was perfect for us and we would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage is nice, and very quiet.

  • 5 of 5

We had a good time. Very relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Valatie Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-90 to Albany and Boston
Car: necessary

Located in Columbia County, close to attractions in lively Hudson, NY - with many new restaurants and music venues (Club Helsinki). Local summer theater close by in Chatham, the Berkshires (Tanglewood) a short drive, Jacob's Pillow, Albany is also close. Many hiking parks, and the scenic Hudson River a short drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Valatie, 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
15 Oct 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.84
Damage Deposit £77.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.