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Farm House on beautiful old Horse Farm!!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Hillsdale - The Farm House @ BridleWood

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Martin & Christa Stosiek
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2016
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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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Farm House on beautiful old Horse Farm!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

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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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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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house! We stayed MLK weekend, and have decided to book 5 extra weekends in advance! The owners (Christa and Martin, local vegetable and horse farmers) have been really kind and accommodating from the very beginning. They live close, so can show up to help quickly if required. They've put their heart to restore this farmhouse with all the amenities city residents require without sacrificing the spirit of the farmhouse itself.... you can feel they deeply care for it as soon as you put your foot on the door. In addition to the main general items you expect to find in every rental house (lovely main bedroom, large extra bedrooms, beautiful kitchen with all required items, etc) they also care about small things that make a difference like thick bath towels and mats, smooth linens, etc. Going back to our weekend, the plan was to ski at Catamount, which is just a 6-minute drive; and getting in and out of the house with all the stuff through the garage is very convenient. Will consider as well for other weekends throughout the year as the house sits at the top of a small hill, with very nice views of the area. Definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Thank you so much for that sweet review, we feel so lucky that we get to host your amazing family 6 times this winter!! We could not ask for a more respectful, and kind family (with adorable kids!) to be our guests. Spring, Summer and Fall are also wonderful times to visit, with so many cultural events and outdoor activities right on our 'doorstep', not to mention the beauty of the landscape, changing throughout the seasons!...you are all Welcome Back any time!! :)
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Paradise Destination for Foodie Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were so sad to leave this house and we plan to come back as soon as possible. It far exceeded expectations in every way. The house is big, gorgeous, welcoming, well-stocked, and allowed us to have a beautiful Thanksgiving week with our two small children and extended family. Even though Thanksgiving isn't prime time in terms of farmer's markets and weather, we still had a Tuscany-like experience in terms of sourcing great ingredients, being in a stunning rural environment, taking short (30min) scenic drives to adorable towns (Hudson, Rhinebeck) for touring and shopping. The house's kitchen has everything a true chef needs from serious knives to appliances. We enjoyed Thanksgiving in the big dining room on the full set of lovely china made available to guests -- so considerate! This extends to everything in the house - great soaps, great linens, great beds, fresh flowers in vases. Our little one loved his horse riding lesson with Christa & Martin's daughter Sarah. The host family was available, warm, respectful and relaxed and had prepped the home with everything you need, not to mention that as organic farmers, they are your best source for great ingredients! The kids rolled down the hill in front of the house, the grandparents drank coffee and watched the sun rise from the porch, and we took jogs through the horse farm property out onto the scenic rural route, surrounded by corn fields and mountains. You really can't go wrong with this house.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz and Josh, Thank you so much for this amazing review! We were so impressed by your beautiful family and thrilled that you had such a lovely vacation with us in Hillsdale. You are WELCOME BACK any time!
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Beautiful Home, Extraordinary Setting

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for some guests at a family gathering in nearby Hillsdale. They were thrilled with the home. It is beautiful, sitting in an extraordinary location with fabulous views overlooking the Berkshires from the front porch. The house is sited in the middle of a working horse farm, very quiet, with the interior just redone. A place to relax, explore Hillsdale and the Berkshires, great hiking, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We are having such fun fixing up our beautiful new home, and thrilled to share it with wonderful people like yourselves!
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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
Car: necessary

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hillsdale, Berkshires

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
28 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
Holidays thru New Years
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
Winter Ski
3 Jan 2017 - 12 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
Holiday/Martin Luther
13 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
Winter Ski
17 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
Holiday/Presidents Day
17 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Ski
21 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £275
House Cleaning Fee £118

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hillsdale in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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

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