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Sprawling Country Comfort in Pristine Surroundings; A Perfect Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Find peace and luxury w/5 beds, 4 baths, a pool, hot tub, and stunning views

This is a true country retreat at its best, pairing comfort and spaciousness with simplicity and a sense of calm. The home boasts four bedrooms plus a study with a top-of-the-line pullout sofa (no flimsy mattresses here); four full bathrooms, including two with bathtubs; two separate living rooms with working fireplaces; a sun room with a view over a verdant field of wildflowers and a terraced backyard with a heated pool and hot tub.

Laura Schechter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2017

About Laura Schechter

I'm a children's and young adult novelist, a dog-lover, and nature enthusiast who enjoys the great outdoors year-round. But I'm equally a fan of great food, wine, and cultural events, which is why I fell in love with the Hudson Valley: the Hudson Valley unifies stunning rural beauty (farms, orchards, and vineyards) with a sophisticated cultural heritage and a vast array of fabulous bars, restaurants, and performance centers.

Laura Schechter purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Laura Schechter chose New York

I fell in love with upstate New York early in 2010, on an autumn trip to Copake Lake. I was astounded by the beauty of the foliage, the hiking, and the close proximity to some of the best restaurants in the entire state (including New York City). I came back every chance I could, staying at the charming B&Bs scattered around Huson and renting a house in the summertime. But it wasn't until I found the house on Twin Brook Road--sprawling, comfortable, and yet intimate and serene--that I knew I needed permanent roots in the country. It remains my favorite place in the world. I love enjoying Christmas mornings by the fireplace and stomping to the jacuzzi in the snow; I love autumn apple-picking trips with friends and summer evenings grilling on the front porch or night swimming by the light of the tikki torches.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in East Chatham in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The sleep sofa is top of the line and extremely comfortable.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Sprawling Country Comfort in Pristine Surroundings; A Perfect Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The home was as advertised and everything was as easy as outlined in the guide. The house was so much bigger than we really expected. The perfect place for a quick family or girls get-away!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 and had a fantastic stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene and perfect for large groups! Especially couples with children.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay - we had everything we needed and Laura was incredibly attentive! We love to cook and the kitchen was full of the supplies we needed and the space required to prepare food for such a big group of people. The pool was awesome, the yard and surrounding flora peaceful and private. We also loved that each couple had a nice room, there were plenty of bathrooms to share and space for children to play outside. Thank you so much!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

3 Twin Brook Rd

  • 5 of 5

This spacious home is beautifully decorated and impeccably clean. The kitchen and outdoor grill has every cooking amenity you could possibly want. The surrounding area is gorgeous, especially if you enjoy hiking. Not to mention the pool and hot tub, which we enjoyed everyday. I've always enjoyed the homes we rented through HomeAway. This one far exceeded our expectations. We hope to return again.

Patti & Peter

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic and relaxing spot for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Came up from NYC for a weekend away with a large group of family and friends.

The house is fantastic. Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, nice hot tub, and great rooms for gathering and playing board games.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful setting, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 had a wonderful time staying at this rental over NYE. The house is set on a very private country road with few houses nearby. The front looks out over rolling hills, and the backyard has a great patio leading up to the hot tub and fenced-in pool. Inside, the house was very comfortable and nicely furnished. We spent a lot of time cooking and baking, and were psyched with how well stocked the kitchen was. The fireplaces and hot tub were really the icing on the cake. We would definitely return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Chatham Brewery
Nearest Golf
19.5 Miles
Egremont Country Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Amtrak Station--Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Blue Plate Restaurant
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Jiminy Peak or Catamount Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Queechee Lake

Enjoy the best of both worlds: this deeply serene rural retreat is equidistant from the bustling and completely rehabbed town of Hudson, where antique stores, new clothing designers, and hot restaurants compete for space; and Great Barrington, known for its art galleries, music and theater events, and classic downtown. Also nearby is the famous Tanglewood Music Center, a must for outdoor concerts and live events, and to several fabulous ski areas, including Catamount and Jiminy Peak.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in East Chatham, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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