About the property
- Farmhouse3400 sqft
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Ideal Family Farmhouse on 35 acres w/ 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 12
Calling All Foodies And Nature Lovers To The Farmhouse At Craryville - A Victorian Wonderland With Bohemian Flair Set on A 35-Acre Rural Estate. Nestled In The Foothills Of The Berkshires, At The Crossroads Of New York And Massachusetts, Our Farm Estate Is The Ideal Country Getaway For A Gathering Of Family and Friends! Located At The Crossroads Of The Bucolic Upstate New York And The Berkshires, This Victorian-Era Farmhouse Is The Perfect Holiday Escape.
The Period Home Retains It's Historical Character With Original Wide Board Floors, Decorative Woodwork, And Objects Of Curiosity Throughout. The Modern Eat-in Kitchen Is Equipped With A Gas Cooktop And Oven By Bosch, A Miele Dishwasher, Large Capacity Amana Refrigerator, A Kenmore Front-loading Washer And Dryer. Upstairs, Five Sleeping Quarters Accommodate Twelve Guests Comfortably, With A California King Room, A Queen-sized Room, A Room With Two Twin Beds, A Media Room With A Convertible King Bed or Two Twins, And A Room With Two Bunk Beds And A Twin Trundle, Plus Two Full Bathrooms. Downstairs, A Lovely Light-Filled Sitting Room And Library With A Wood-burning Fireplace, Overlooking A Bucolic 300-acre Organic Farm , And A Separate Dining Space With Its Own Wood-burning Fireplace And Powder Room Round Out The First Level Of The House. Weber Grills Live Outside The Kitchen Door for Year-round Alfresco Cooking.
Outdoor Wonderland Includes: Bonfire Ring; Huge 20 ft. x 40 ft. Heated Swimming Pool; Hardscape Tennis Court With Sweeping Views Of The Mountains; 15 ft. Wide Trampoline, Kid's Play Fort With Viking Ship Climbing Structure And Tree Swings; Chicken Coop With 7 Laying Hens! Many acres of Grass, Flowering Meadow and Forest to Explore. Hudson is just 20 minutes directly west and Great Barrington is just 20 minutes due East. And our Hamlet of Hillsdale has its own Saturday Farmer's Market and great local shops to explore. Summer Perfection!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Vanessa Dawson
I'm an appreciator of good architecture and interior design who makes a living doing adaptive reuse of interesting historic structures. Before buying this property, my screenwriter husband and I redeveloped a blown-out old Brooklyn dairy carriage house into three modern homes on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus. We bought this dreamy spread to let our boys run wild. We raise chickens, try to grow some food, and have learned a bit about the wild edibles native to this beautiful place. We are happy to share this experience with other families looking for privacy, some luxury, and all the childlike wonders of the natural world.
Vanessa Dawson purchased this Farmhouse in 2012
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Beautiful home in a peaceful setting.
Having rented multiple homes in the Hillsdale area, I can easily say this was one of the nicest of the bunch. The house is big and well laid out; with great communal spaces but also several little "nooks" if you're looking for to have quiet time. The kitchen is great for cooking; large and well-stocked. Would definitely return in the warmer months to enjoy the pool and tennis courts!
I would have given it 4.5 stars, but between having to choose 4 and 5, decided to give it a 5. The main reason was the owner, as others have mentioned Vanessa is great to deal with and very accommodating. And the only reason i was thinking 4.5 instead of 5 was because of the lack of air conditioning. Other wise the property is amazing!
The house has been updated with A/C in all of the bedrooms.
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Amazing weekend away
We stayed at this house with a few old friends and all our kids. The house and property are as beautiful as in the pictures. The bedrooms are comfortable (one night was a little hot with the fans), the kitchen has everything you need. The sitting rooms are charming and beautiful, however were barely used since we were outside all day! The pool is stunning, huge and the perfect temperature. The kids had a blast in the play house, canoe and just running around on all the grass!! Vanessa is great to deal with.
Will definitely be back.
The house has been updated with air conditioning in all of the bedrooms.
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Country House Perfection
This farmhouse is a truly special place and provides everything you could dream of in a country retreat. The house itself is beautiful -- the epitome of rustic luxury. Modern kitchen and bathrooms, a large dining room and living room to accommodate larger groups, and a cozy library and stylish bedrooms for those seeking privacy or a quiet room to read. Outside is even better with a gorgeous pool, tennis courts, fire pit, grill, chickens (laying eggs you can eat) and a fresh herb and vegetable garden. The house has everything you could possibly want. But even though you feel like you are miles away from everything, you are a short twenty minutes from the charming town of Hudson and its quaint antique shops and farm to table restaurants. Our host even went the extra mile to make us feel at home by leaving us the most delicious homemade granola we have ever tasted and lovely locally made soaps. We loved everything about our stay and can't wait to go back.
It's the kind of home that makes you want to move to the country.
We loved our stay so much. The home is an enviable example of every New Yorker’s dream upstate house. Though its minimal design is evocative of a Dwell magazine spread, it in no way sacrifices comfort to achieve that feeling. The breakfast nook is perfect for long breakfasts reading the paper and drinking coffee. We loved sitting around the fire pit, from which you have a perfect view of the verdant lawn and flower beds. The pool is surrounded with so much greenery that you’ll feel a million miles away from the stress of the city. I never wanted to leave. Do yourself a favor and book it now.
Found my dreamhome in Hillsdale, NY!
This house!!! Where to begin?! Stunningly beautiful, impeccably maintained, cool modern furnishings, warm, charming, stylish, spacious. Lots of ooohs and ahhs from the adults and our kids were in heaven rotating from pool to tree swings to tennis courts to chicken coop then back to the pool. And tons of pretty land for exploring. We loved the designer kitchen and made great use of the BBQ, nothing better than eating shish kebabs and s'mores around a bon fire after lounging by the pool all day. Also loved the location, within 20-30 minutes to several lovely towns, Great Barrington (go to Prarie Whale), Hudson (Spotty Dog books and Ale) and Chatham (Chatham Brewery) although there is really no reason to ever leave the house. This vacation rental gets my highest rating, I cannot wait to return!
pick your own organic strawberries at blueberries at Thompson Finch Farm
Hiking to magnificent waterfalls at Bash Bish Falls
Biking on the Harlem River Rail Trail
Eco tours and classes at Hawthorne Valley Farm
Bard Summer Stage
Hudson Opera House
Live Music Performances at Helsinki and Basilica Hudson
Great Barrington Film Festival
Jug End Reservation
Additional pricing information
Please note that holiday periods are subject to a higher rate. Please inquire with Owner. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Owner reserves the right to cancel the reservation with a full refund. Guests will be required to execute a short terms rental agreement in order to confirm a reservation.