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Secluded Getaway On Green River

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Hillsdale

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5-6

Total privacy with easy access to some of the loveliest established, and several of the most up-and-coming, little towns in the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires. Come to write, read, make art, hike, fish, do yoga, go antiquing. Swim in the river or local waterfall and pick your own fruit from local farms in the summer, pick apples and see gorgeous foliage in the fall, ski and snowboard in the winter, enjoy the natural world waking from slumber in the spring.

Sleeps 1 to 5 adults. Queen bed in private bedroom downstairs sleeps two. Double mattress in loft accessible by ladder sleeps two, pull-out futon in living room sleeps two kids or one adult.

The cottage is on the same property with a house we rent on VRBO; you may see guests from the house during your stay. You may also rent both spaces for large gatherings like family reunions. Find the house at listing #916581.

Wood stove and propane heat for cozy winter days and nights, full bathroom with tub, full kitchen.

Long gravel drive and a small bridge lead to the cottage.

--5 minutes to Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (July/August annually)

--10 minutes to great restaurants, shops, and weekly farmers' market in downtown Hillsdale

--10 minutes to Steepletop, former home of Edna St. Vincent Millay, with a poetry walking trail and more, in Austerlitz

--15 minutes to Hawthorne Valley Farm and Farm Store in Ghent

--15 minutes to Catamount Ski Area

--20 minutes to shops and dining in Chatham, NY, and the Taconic State Parkway

--20 minutes to historic Great Barrington, MA

--25 minutes to Tanglewood in Lenox, MA, and fine dining and shopping in Stockbridge, MA

--25 minutes to Bash Bish Falls waterfall and state park

--40 minutes to trendy Hudson, NY: restaurants, shops, galleries, Club Helsinki, and train station

--40 minutes to Jacob's Pillow Dance in Becket, MA

--Less than 2.5 hours from NYC and Boston

Please contact us DURING your stay if you encounter any problems. We want to resolve any issues immediately so that you can enjoy your stay!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Francois Novotny
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016

About Francois Novotny

I have lived in Columbia County, NY for several years and am originally from California. My wife Anna Claire and I have two children under 5 and run a small farm with cows, pigs, ducks, chickens, and a large biodynamic vegetable and flower garden. I've been a contractor and builder for 15+ years.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Secluded Getaway On Green River
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Rural Country Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Property is as described, rural and rustic. This is not a fancy place, but was comfortable and a good value. We happened to stay on an extremely hot weekend, 90 plus degrees with high humidity. There were some fans, but no AC, so if being cool this should be factored in for a summer stay. We choose this cottage instead of paying extremely high priced hotels in the Great Barrington area while attending a wedding which was 15 mins away. Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet rustic cabin

  • 4 of 5

Great meadows, forest and creek for kids to wander. Cozy cabin. Loved the wood-burning stove and the fire ring.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic, quiet and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Pluses-- peace and quiet, totally private spot, large picture windows facing meadows and woods; very comfortable bed, fresh flowers, plenty of towels and amenities for two people, variety of nice touches; info re: area, books and games. Disappointments-- not really "on" the river, we had expected to see or at least hear the river, some evidence of mice (hard to prevent so be careful with food), some spots (in kitchen/bathroom) could have been cleaner. We didn't need the loft, but if you do, be aware that few adult humans could stand up in any part of the loft. Wishes -- screen door, screens on more windows esp. bathroom, a small bureau or ways to hang things in bedroom, a small roasting pan, a sharp knife or two, and a toaster (we mostly cooked our own meals). Overall, it was a lovely weekend away from everything and about 30-40 minutes from Tanglewood. You do need to be fully prepared to not have cell phone service most anywhere in the area. Surrounding area is truly beautiful with spectacular country side vistas.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully hidden cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We reserved this cabin because of the location and the fact that the owners will accept pets. First, the location is perfect if you want to get away from everything, including cable TV and neighbors, because you will not find either one at this beautiful little cabin. It was just the two of us but it sleeps more in the loft, which we didn't even go up to check out, but looked comfy. Our dogs (two yorkies) loved the place. There is a large window facing the woods out back and the dogs were parked right in front it waiting for wildlife to stroll by. Didn't see any wildlife or even any mosquitoes which was surprising given that we were in the woods. Tanglewood was our main reason for traveling and the cabin was the perfect location for attending a concert. The drive took us about 25 minutes. Warning for those planning on using the cabin to cook meals. There is no microwave or toaster. No problem, just be aware before you pack microwave popcorn! The owners left us a beautiful arrangement of flowers on the dining room table and that was such a nice welcome. The shower worked fantastic with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Loved the towels! There is an iron and half-board in the bathroom. Good to know if you have to pack linen for a summer outing. We have Verizon and got good cell reception and our Sirius XM radio worked just fine too. Worried about no A/C, but there was no need to worry. It was a hot day, but the cabin stayed cool. Plus there is a stand up fan if needed. We did not need to contact the owners for anything because they have thought of everything. We had a wonderful time staying in this cabin and will be back for another Tanglewood weekend next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage Close to the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great and Francois was easy to work with. It's a short ride to the Berkshires for shopping and dining. The river was beautiful and the cottage was peaceful. We'd definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

Overall this voltage was beautiful and cozy. Had a great time exploring the area and seeing all the farms. Thank you for making this trip a memorable one!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hudson NY
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hillsdale, Berkshires

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Tgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
MLK Day 2017
13 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Break 2017
17 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Private School NYC break
17 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
April break NYC
7 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £16
Cleaning fee £69

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Pet fee (only dogs allowed): $20 per night. Cleaning fee: $85 per rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hillsdale in New York

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , loft area accessible by ladder; no children under 10, please
  • Books
  • Games
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming

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