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The Stanley, a Country Retreat 15 Minutes from Hudson Or the Berkshires

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Converted barn in a country setting.

The Stanley is a 1840's barn conversion set on a back country lane in central Columbia county, just 15 minutes from Hudson or the Berkshires. The 4 bedroom, 4 bath residence features a gathering room with a woodstove, a huge sunny, cooks kitchen with lots of room for dining, a bedroom and 2 , 3/4 baths on the first floor.

On the second floor there is 1 bedroom with a queen-size, fourposter bed and private bath, plus 2 more bedrooms with a shared full bath. Both bathrooms feature claw-foot tubs. The Stanley will comfortably accommodate parties of up to 8 people.

This is a country retreat with no cable TV or Internet, but we do offer a great location to relax and enjoy friends, family and the beautiful Columbia county countryside and all has to offer. Furnishings may vary.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2018

Why Alan chose Claverack

Stanley Bate bought this farm, in 1939, as a weekend home and a place to have a painting studio. In the 1950's, Stanley converted the barn into his painting studio and gallery and he lived here until 1972. Stanley was part of the thriving, post-war artist community in Columbia county. Columbia county continues to draw artists from around the world and weekenders from New York City with it's great, natural beauty, year-round outdoor activities and thriving communities, only 2 hours north of the City by train or car.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Consider this a chance to unplug and reconnect with nature. Cell phones and hot spots, depending on your provider, will work here, but take some time to do something other than staring at a 5x3 screen. There is a multitude of options-hiking, biking, a beautiful golf course, great food-or just relax and spend a quiet, or not-so-quiet!- weekend with family and friends.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Claverack, New York

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath, clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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The Stanley, a Country Retreat 15 Minutes from Hudson Or the Berkshires
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Lovely, comfie retreat

  • 4 of 5

Place was very nice, with most of us he comforts of home. Only problem was the heat - each area seemed to have its own system, or leave one room twice as hot as another.

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful roomy house!

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful, very spacious and perfect for a group and provides a roomy feel while giving guests a sense of privacy. The kitchen and the bedrooms, especially those on the second floor are very large. The full bathrooms on the first floor provide options for those who may not be able to navigate the claw foot tubs in the second floor bathrooms. AC in the second floor bedrooms was a real plus during our August stay. The property is beautiful and provides a nice space for gathering and relaxing. Overall, this is a very nice property and I would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

the house was great everything went fine except only a little incident.

We brought extra guests and the owner of the house charged us we think unfairly too much and the worst thing we didn't get a receipt.

My sister in law wanted to surprise us and showed up for the 4th of July weekend and did't know that we had booked a vacation,so instead of cancelling (which was easy for us as we had purchased a cancellation policy)we decided to bring her and her daughter with us.

We had an air mattress and that was fine.The kids were having a great time when he shows up(while we were out only my niece was there) and told her we should all leave or pay double for the extra people.

That was OK with us we had to pay or leave ,but the way he delivered to us was really rude.

Anyway we paid and continued to enjoy the rest but I felt really hurt and my guests wanted to leave.

We had rented before and had extra people but nothing had happened.I rented the house ,what if I showed up less?would he return the money to us?

The day we left he was happy the way we left the house clean and everything in order.

I wanted to warn you about other guests because he mentioned that it had happened to him before ,so we think he was used to over charge for the house and make some extra money(altogether almost 22 hundred dollars).

All in all we had a great time and will book again but we have to be careful and read reviews carefully.


  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mine is making a lot of this up, but what she says is very telling. Mine made a July 4th weekend reservation for 6 Adults and was very specific about who would be staying: "Guests 6 adults, 0 children/We are a family of six ,my husband and I and our four adult children". Mine obviously planned on having more than 6 family members, as she states, "we had an air mattress", but never mentioned additional people in any of the 3 emails, or numerous texts, prior to her arrival. Mine goes on to say that "we had rented before and had extra people but nothing had happened". Yes, probably because you hadn't been truthful with those home owners either! (NOTE to the VRBO organization this is obviously Mine's m. o.) The party arrived Friday night, not all at once, so I stopped by Saturday morning to see how things were going and the only person in the house introduced herself as Mine's niece, a grown woman who said that she lives in NYC. She said the house was great and everyone was having a good time. Since she had not been part of Mine's reservation and there had been 4 cars at the house Friday night, I asked how many people were staying for the weekend and she told me "12", not just a few "extra guests" as Mine states, but double the number that she had made a reservation for. I said this was a problem as I limit capacity of the house to 8 to avoid undue wear. I did offer them 2 choices: reduce the party to 8 or leave. Mine's niece went on to say that they were all Albanians and that Albanians were obsessively clean and that they would take good care of the property and it was her suggestion that that they should pay more money to cover the 6 additional people, an amount which was not "double" as Mine states. Mine says she was "OK" to leave and that "guests wanted to leave" but they didn't leave and it was their idea to stay and pay additional. I met with the entire family, 11 adults, 1 child, on Saturday afternoon, and met Mine for the first time, and there were no complaints or wishes to leave. If Mine feels "hurt" or that I was "rude" because she got caught in her lie, all I can say is; I don't know where you can book for 6 and show up with 12 and not think it's problem, but it isn't here. As I told Mine, I have had guests arrive with 1 or 2 additional people but never 6! The rates are clearly listed for parties of up to 8, and no one has ever been, as Mine puts it, "over charge"-not even Mine.
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Enormous rooms, quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cozy building and beautiful backyard. Owner very helpful. Our 3 families had more than enough room and really enjoyed the unique space and its beautiful surroundings.

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Club Helsinki, Red Dot, Half Moon
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Copake Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Le Gamin, Ca Mea, John Andrews, Crossroads, RedDot
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Catamont Ski
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Taconic State Park
Car: necessary

Located in the center of Columbia county, the Stanley is convenient to Hudson, 15 minutes to the west or the Berkshires, 15 minutes to the east. Hudson offers antiquing, galleries, boutiques and restaurants on an historic main street. The Berkshires offer hiking, swimming, museums and great restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Claverack, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2018 - Oct 27 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,971.75
Cleaning fee C$164.31

PLEASE NOTE: Any additions to the number of your party are to be made IN ADVANCE of your arrival and with the approval of the owner. If, at check-in, additional people have been added to the reservation, and not approved by the owner, you will lose you're reservation and your payment.
Refund policy is: 60 days notice 100%, 30 days notice 75%, 2 weeks 50%, anything less than 1 week tenant forfeits the entire amount of their booking.
Check-in is 3 pm the day of arrival and check-out is 12 noon, unless other arrangements have been made, prior to your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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