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Farm House on beautiful old Horse Farm!!

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely Farm House, Sleeps 10, W/2.5 Baths, w/ Mountain Views, On a Horse Farm

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, and find yourself transformed, in a place of total relaxation and peacefulness. Delight in the fresh air and expansive views! Curl up in front of the open fire, or sink an over-sized couch with a favorite book. The cozy bedrooms are all appointed with fine cotton linens and down pillows, and the bathrooms are stocked with quality towels. A Jacuzzi completes the Master bath, and the large kitchen will encourage your creative 'inner' chef, with commercial appliances and a full array of cooking and bake ware. The dining room accommodate a hungry crowd of 8 to 10 comfortably.

The Farm House is conveniently located just over 2 hours from New York City and Boston, with easy access by Amtrak and Metro North trains. Situated on 60 hillside acres, you will feel miles from civilization, but when the mood strikes, find yourself just 20 minutes to high-end restaurants and shopping in either Hudson, NY or Great Barrington, MA. A wealth of nearby cultural attractions include Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Choral and Theater Festivals, as well as Golf, Catamount's Adventure Park, the Rail-Trail, plus art house movies, and miles of hiking trails, waterfalls and swimming holes ...Skiers will feel right at home near 3 major ski resorts, Catamount, Jiminy Peak and Butternut!

Tastefully decorated, this newly renovated Colonial sits apart, on what was once New England's most renowned Arabian horse farms, now sorely in need of repair, but lacking nothing in the natural beauty of it's attractive landscape! Horses still roam the fields, adding to the charm of this country destination. Replete with all the necessary amenities, perfect for a family or a small group of discerning adults, we are excited to welcome you to The Farm House - your home-away-from-home, in a remarkably beautiful location, sure to create wonderful memories!

More Details

Owner
Martin & Christa Stosiek
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Martin & Christa Stosiek

I am a mother of 3, married to Martin, a hard working, wonderful guy! Together we own and operate Markristo Farm, a certified organic vegetable and flower farm, also in Hillsdale, NY. I love growing and designing flowers, and always have a bouquet in my house! We all love horses, and our two teenage girls ride. We love this area of the Hudson Valley/Berkshire Foothills, esp for the great restaurants, amazing theater, and live music it has to offer! We look forward to sharing this beautiful house and great neighborhood with everyone who comes to stay at The Orchard House!

Martin & Christa Stosiek purchased this house in 2014

Why Martin & Christa Stosiek chose Hudson Valley

We purchased BridleWood, a stunning hillside horse farm in 2014. It consists of 60 acres of hillside pastures, below 200 acres of fields and forest. which we also currently lease. There are 6 old barns on the farm, which need to be renovated, and one large Colonial farm house, set apart, in great shape, which we fondly call The Orchard House. We decided to offer it as a vacation rental, to help us raise the funds needed to rebuild the other structures on the property.

Our three children all love and ride horses, and they share our dream of restoring BridleWood to its full use as an equestrian facility!

What makes this house unique

Although we have always spent much of our time working outside in the fresh air and sunshine, growing beautiful things, we never stop marveling at how special this property Is! The breathtaking views from the high pastures are worth the hike any day of the year, and the peacefulness of the house and land, with only the sounds of nature around you, is priceless. We have chosen to rent the house as a vacation-rental only, because we love spending time there ourselves, with family and friends, which we could not do if we rented it long term. The house is a fun first project that we are enjoying fixing up (the actual 'orchard' is yet to be planted!), and we hope our guests will find the property as magical as we do!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hillsdale in Copake

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Shoes in House
  • No Motorcycles because of horses
  • No Hunting on property because of Horses
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Canopy Bed, vaulted ceiling
  • Additionally: Third floor 'attic' room has two trundle beds (sleeps 4) The 'Media' room has a pull out couch if needed, but no closing door... A crib is available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming

Reviews

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(11 traveller reviews)

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Farm House on beautiful old Horse Farm!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a 6 day family vacation in this beautiful house and amazing property and we are all missing it terribly. Christa, our host, couldn't be any nicer and more gracious. The house has everything you could possibly need. If there weren't so many options for great places to

go and things to do, you could easily never leave the property. We're already counting the days to next summer at this house!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazing, sweet family, enjoy the rest of your summer, can't wait to see you all again next year!
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5

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious and we enjoyed our stay there! Christa is a great host and very helpful with any questions/concerns we had. Thank you Christa!

The house is located on the hill with nice views and provides a lot of privacy. In the morning we could spot lots of deers :)

We would love to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, glad it worked out to be a great ski week. Your kids are precious, we loved their comments, and wow, thanks for taking such great care of our house, and for washing those linens too!..you guys are over the top wonderful!! Hope to welcome you back soon:)
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5

Photos don't do this home justice! Wonderful relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

Martin and Christa were so hospitable and generous! The house was enormous and spotless, beds were very comfortable, and fireplace and couches made the living room so comfy! We were a group of 10 friends/couples in our late 20s and spent New Years at this home. Plenty of room for us. For skiing, Catamount was very close and Butternut about a half hour away. House is on a hill with spectacular views of the farm. Kitchen is stocked with anything you'd need. Front porch lets you enjoy the views with a cup of coffee. Plenty of privacy, would definitely rent again! Thank you so much Martin and Christa!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sol! We loved your visit, such a playful group, yet totally respectful of both our home and property...no one would believe there were 10 of you, you left the house spotless! Hope to have the honor of hosting you again!
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5

Amazing house and property! Christa could not have been a more gracious host. Definitely going back!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful inside and outside. The grounds are breathtaking. The location is perfect, close to Great Barrington, Tanglewood, and Copake Lake. Hillsdale is a great town as well.

Hated to leave. We all agreed to start an annual family gathering here every summer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay! So thrilled you had a beautiful weekend together, I am already looking forward to your next visit! I can't wait to meet the rest of the family, you are a complete joy to host!!
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5

Escapada con mucho encanto

  • 5 of 5

Esta ha sido nuestro tercer fin de semana en el farm house. La casa es preciosa, acojedora y Christa sigue cuidando hasta el ultimo detalle. La experiencia esta siendo fantastica.

Deseando que llegue en proximo fin de semana para disfrutar del descanso con familia y amigos alli!

Muy recomendable!

Gracias Christa

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura! Such a great experience, hosting all of you this winter, we could not have 'special ordered' nicer people, we look forward to each of your visits!:)
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Once again, a perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

In our second visit, the experience was as great as the first time. With little nice surprises like treats for the little ones, for our pet and nice flowers all over.

Looking forward to be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laura, looking forward to seeing your families again too, perfect guests!
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Location

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Rhinebeck
Hawthorne Valley Farm Store
Old Mill
John Andrews Restaurant
Route 7 Grill -- CLOSED
Crossroads Food Shop
Hillsdale
Swiss Hutte Inn & Restaurant
Four Brothers Pizza Inn & Restaurant
Castle Street Cafe
Bizen
Martin's Restaurant
"Classic Breakfast 'Nook' ;)"
Nearest Airport
54.6 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
Hillsdale House
Nearest Golf
7.9 Miles
The Greens at Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
19.3 Miles
Amtrak in Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Taconic State Prkw
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cross Roads in Hillsdale, NY
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Catamount
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hillsdale, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Back to School
6 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£589
for 2 nights
From
£239
£1,437
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Blaze
29 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£663
for 2 nights
From
£276
£1,731
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Getaway
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£939
for 3 nights
From
£276
£1,731
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Cool Down
28 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£589
for 2 nights
From
£239
£1,437
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Getaway
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£995
for 3 nights
From
£295
£1,952
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Ski
2 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£663
for 2 nights
From
£276
£1,731
£4,162
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£663
for 2 nights
From
£276
£1,731
£4,162
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Bloom
30 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£626
for 2 nights
From
£258
£1,584
£3,794
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Stay
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£995
for 3 nights
From
£295
£1,731
£4,162
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£626
for 2 nights
From
£258
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £110.5
Additional Guest Fee £33.15 per person per night
Damage Deposit £257.84

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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