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Ideally located half way between Hudson, NY and Great Barrington, Mass.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms Plus Double pull-out couch in a private room, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 6

This sweet, comfortable cottage, on a quiet country road offers a complete respite from your busy life.

The cottage is located about 20 minutes from historic Hudson and 30 minutes from Great Barrington, Mass in the Berkshires

If you are looking for a location that is a truly peaceful, this may be your place. The porch looks out to views of the Catskills and the sunsets can be spectacular.. You will fall asleep to the sound of peepers(small frogs) and an occasional Canada goose call. It is quiet, peaceful and truly relaxing.

Whether you want to sit on the porch and read a good book or take long walks to unwind from your busy lives, you can't go wrong. Excellent eating establishments are close by.

There is wifi internet access, free long distance telephone and satellite TV.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, DVD player and a porch with chairs.

The cabin is off the beaten path but not far from easy access to points south (NYC), north (Albany) and east(Boston).

It is 2 miles from the Taconic State Parkway Hillsdale exit.

More Details

Rene Gibson
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hillsdale in Copake

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Third bedroom area has a pull out couch
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Ideally located half way between Hudson, NY and Great Barrington, Mass.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Little Ferry, NJ

Absolute gem in the heart of Columbia County!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 13 month old son and I recently stayed at Rene's cottage for the July 4th weekend and we honestly couldn't have selected a better place to spend our family holiday getaway. From the absolutely tranquil location (off the beaten path and nestled next to a farm) to the SPOTLESSLY clean interior and exterior to the brand new and modern kitchen and bathroom, this cottage is absolute perfection.

Rene's care and attention to detail is clearly evident from the moment you walk through the front door as the cottage is wonderfully appointed in a rustic, country decor and is literally stocked with everything you could possibly ever want or need during your stay. Glassware, cookware, a vast array of organic cleaning products, and a host of interesting spices and condiments should you be interested in cooking a meal during your stay.

The layout and gorgeous country porch are also huge pluses if you have a little one as the open floor plan provides a large space perfectly suited for a curious child. The wooden children's toys and books were also a super nice touch.

Lastly, the location cannot be beat if you're interested in exploring all the great activities and sites both Columbia County, NY and the Berkshires have to offer. Literally, every location of note (Hudson, NY, Red Hook and Rhinebeck, NY, Great Barrington, MA, etc...) are all within a short 20-30 min drive. Not to mention the wonderful town of Hillsdale, NY which has a fantastic farmers market on Saturday mornings.

Simply put, if you are looking for the PERFECT place to stay and are in need of peace, quiet and tranquility, do yourself a favor and rent this cottage. You will not be disappointed in any way, shape, form or fashion. My wife and I are already working on planning a date when we can rent Rene's cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear sir! I hope that you are able to come back again sometime so that I can meet all three of you in person. I very much appreciated your taking such good care of the cottage, especially on a week that had some extra challenges for me outside of Hillsdale. All the best to you and your family.
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Superb location, great owner, beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a weekend gate away, and we found this jewel. I expressed my desire to find a clean house and Rene, the owner, left the cottage spotless for our arrival with a vase of wild flowers waiting for us. The place is beautifully designed and very well located. The view from the porch is incredible. You can relax at sundown and get delighted watching to all shades of red in the sky while looking at the Catskills mountains. From the porch also, you can see a farm across a rural and quiet road and enjoy listening to the moooo ! of the cows.

The cottage is very well equipped. You can forget your glasses and find cases of glasses in drawers so you do not miss to see anything, The kitchen is very well equipped with stainless still appliances.

We enjoyed cooking indoors and grilling outdoors as well as going to John Andrews Restaurant and other places in the surrounding communities of Great Barrington, Hillsdale, Chatham, etc.

Saturday moring we loved shopping groceries at the HIllsdales farmers market or browsing throught the stylish stores.

Overall, we enjoyed the experience so much and definitely we are coming back. Highly recommended

Celina and Sergio

Ossining, NY

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goodness, that review is not only flattering to me but also to the town and the surrounding area. Thank-you! It was wonderful to meet you both and I hope to see you again. Warmly, Rene
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Hidden Gem with Amazing Owner

  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment of our time spent sent at the Cottage - the house is beautiful and kept in very top shape - however, the thing we loved the most was the wonderful owner, Rene. She was very welcoming and was always available if we needed something. The sunsets were amazing and the kitchen was beyond fantastic to cook in. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet get away in the hills of Hudson Valley. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, I must say, we seem to have a mutual good feelings about each other. Thanks for the great review and I look forward to a continued good relationship. Please keep in touch until your next visit.
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Hillsdale House

  • 5 of 5

Great great great house. Spotlessly clean. Everything new and in perfect order. Beautiful and convenient location. Rene is super super friendly, helpful and respects your privacy. We would like to return.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hoping to see you again soon. It was great to chat with you. Be safe, Mr. Fireman! Rene
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New York City

Perfectly peaceful and lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Boyfriend and I came up for 3 nights for our 4-year anniversary. Couldn't have asked for a more peaceful stay. The kitchen was perfect, bedroom comfortable and of course the gorgeous porch! We cooked breakfast, drank coffee and wine, and explored everything Hillsdale, Great Barrington, and Hudson had to offer as all is within 20 minutes of the house. I would gladly go back and recommend to all!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you! I am so glad that you had a good time. Please come again!
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Still the best!

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd stay at Rene's house was another great experience. The house was as comfortable and well-equipped as always, and days of bright clear weather meant the views off the porch were even more striking than the first time. Once again, the location was extremely convenient for everything we wanted to visit --east, west, north or south. This trip we really noticed how quickly we were able to reach our assorted destinations -- whether hiking the Escarpment Trail at North/South Lakes; catching dinner and shopping in Hudson; strolling the Poets Walk outside of Rhinebeck; exploring West Stockbridge and Chatham; taking in the spectacular views at Olana and along rural roads; or enjoying lively evenings in the heart of Great Barrington. Being so close to the Taconic Parkway and Route 23 makes it easy to catch many of the region's sites...... but still come back to relax in a quiet country setting. For my wife and me, there is no better spot to stay in Columbia County. We again highly recommend both the house and Rene's kind hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You make me smile! I can not believe that you did all of those things in one visit. I always feel blessed to live where we do and it is nice to read that someone else is able to enjoy it. All the best to you and your wife. Rene
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Mt Washington House, Hillsdale House
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak, Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Route 23
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Crossroads Food Shop, Martindale Diner, Local 111
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Catamount Ski Area
Car: necessary

In the Berkshires of Columbia County, NY, this location is a short 12 mile drive west to Hudson, NY, and the Hudson River, and 12 miles east to the Berkshires of Western MA including Great Barrington, Stockbridge and Lenox. But the best part of this location is it's privacy and bucolic setting amongst working farms, grazing alpacas, cattle and horses. Amazing views of the Catskill Mountains. The cabin is on a quiet, country road published as one of the best walking trails in Columbia County.

Antiquing, golfing, Norman Rockwell Museum, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival are between 20 minutes and an hour away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hillsdale, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cats not allowed £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £112.65
dogs not allowed £0

Dogs must be crated when owners leave them alone in cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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