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Modern, Light-Filled Cabin in the Woods, Near Catamount Ski

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Bright and spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, modern house in the woods.

Our modern, light-filled house is like a cabin in the woods, but bigger, with plenty of space and lofty ceilings. The house is located on a private gravel road in a lush, quiet wooded setting. There are several stone walls through the property -- great for exploring.

The house has an open floor plan with wood floors throughout. There is a large kitchen and dining area with high ceilings and exposed beams adjoining a bright, spacious living room equipped with a wood burning stove, HDTV, record player and lots of vinyl. Leading from the living room is a large deck with a picnic table, surrounded by trees providing ample shade, perfect for outdoor dining. There is also a grill and a vegetable garden next to the deck.

The house has skylights throughout, 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and en suite bathroom with a very large claw foot tub and walls of local pine; there is also a private deck attached to this bedroom. Another bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a wood burning stove and a deck as well. The third bedroom has two bunk beds (4 twin-sized mattresses) and is equipped with toys and games for the kids.The smallest bedroom has a full sized bed. The house is perfect for a large group of people.

Amenities include wifi, large screen TV, Netflix, laundry room, dish washer, microwave, compost, wood burning stoves, a fire pit and a rope swing.

The house is located west of the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts and east of the Catskill Mountains, just across the Hudson River. It's a 2 hour drive from Manhattan, north up the scenic Taconic Parkway and one hour south of Albany International Airport. The house is less than 10 miles from Hudson which hosts a farmer's market on Saturday; there are over 75 antique shops to discover, galleries, music venues and many boutiques and renowned restaurants. Fall is a great time to come during the change of colors, with lots of pick-your-own orchards to choose from. In the warmer months there are dairy farms and fruit stands, berry picking, plus trails and waterfalls and swim holes including the beautiful Lake Taghkanic beach, just a ten minute drive from the house.

Catamount Ski Area is a 20 minutes drive and Great Barrington, MA is 30 minutes away. Other places worth seeing are Tanglewood, Chatham, Bash Bish Falls, and the Art Omi Outdoor Sculpture Garden.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2018

About Myryah

We are a family of four: A photographer/painter, an editor who works in the home improvement sector, and two young daughters. We discovered this house after searching every weekend for 2 years while living in Brooklyn. We spent 8 months adding onto the house and renovating the existing space, then lived in the house for a year while furnishing it and making further improvements. We love this house but had to move back to Brooklyn for work and school.

We have grown to love the Hudson Valley, it is full of fun activities, especially the nearby town of Hudson. There is a strong cultural vibe blended with a close knit community of farmers, food artisans and do-it-yourselfers. We are constantly running into interesting folks who have fled the chaos of the city looking for a simpler life, or hard working salt-of-the earth people who have been here for generations.

We get our garden's compost from a local stable that offers rides for the kids. In the summer we frequent farmer's markets and fruit stands and have fun discovering hiking trails and swim holes. We are regulars at the local book store, Spotty Dog Books and Ale, and love to catch shows at Basilica Hudson.

In the fall we bake a lot of pies, there are orchards everywhere. It's also our favorite time of the year because the colors around our house and the valley are gorgeous!

In the winter our oldest daughter learned how to snowboard at the local ski area, Catamount, a 20 minute drive.

These are just a few reasons why we like it here, and we think you will agree it's a special place!

Myryah purchased this house in 2012


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Taghkanic

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 6 ft claw foot tub, view of woods, local pine walls.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has a private deck and wood burning stove.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4, equipped with toys and games for the kids.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Full sized bed, smallest bedroom
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Has a private deck and en suite with 6ft claw foot tub.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


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Modern, Light-Filled Cabin in the Woods, Near Catamount Ski
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Incredible home! Just beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Amazing kitchen and so well stocked! Very helpful and informative folder regarding house and nearby activities. Comfortable beds. My family loved the home and beautiful property. We would stay here again. Can not say enough about this beautiful place.

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Hudson Valley Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed spending our last week of summer in Myryah's beautiful home. The house offered everything we could need--space, light, and an amazing setting in the woods, thoughtfully appointed with clean, modern design throughout. Our kids loved the bunk beds, swing, and great collection of books, while we grownups enjoyed the record collection, the well-appointed kitchen, and feeling the late summer breeze from any of the three decks!

It was the perfect spot from which to explore the Hudson Valley, and we had a great time dining out in Hudson, biking on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail through Taconic State Park, checking out the incredible sculptures at Art Omi in Ghent, and even spending a day at the Columbia County Fair.

Myryah was an attentive hostess from afar, checking in and being available to answer questions. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laguna Niguel, California

Beautiful, well designed home in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful 3-day weekend at Myryah & Kevin's beautiful home it was so tastefully furnished with all the wonderful art and unique design pieces. The setting in the woods was very tranquil and my grandchildren enjoyed exploring the woods. The house had all the amenities you could want including toys, books and musical instruments for the children. Well stocked kitchen in plethora of blankets and pillows made For a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. I would highly recommend this property for a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented Myryah's home together with our friends, both traveling with our young children. There was plenty of room both indoors and out for the kids to run around and explore and for the adults to relax. The furnishings and art throughout the home creates an esthetically pleasing and relaxed mood that allows you to easily transition into your time away. The kitchen was well equipped for family meals out on the deck and we took advantage of the great record collection throughout our stay.

The property felt quiet and secluded enough to feel like we were really getting away from the city, while being close enough easily explore to Hudson and other nearby towns. There are so many good spots to hike and swim including, Bash Bish falls, High Falls conservation area , Lake Taghanick State Park and Taconic State Park that we visited within our 5 days. We also loved Omi International Art Center, a nearby sculpture grounds and visitor center.

We can't wait to return to the area and can't imagine staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Serene stylish forest retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at Myryah's fantastic home. The spacious open plan, loft-like living and dining area looked out onto views of the trees, rolling hills and stone walls crossing the property. The house, on a private lane with a pond at the end, felt plenty secluded and quiet: we couldn't see any other properties while inside. The location is great - easy striking distance to Hudson and other towns lining the river, and likewise to Great Barrington and the Berkshires.

Myryah was a helpful host, making sure the house had everything we needed and providing some nice tips on where to go. She even brought in extra kindling and wood for the two fireplaces, since there was still plenty of snow on the ground during our early spring visit.

The house, with its well-curated mix of local antiques and modern pieces, had plenty of toys for kids (a closet full of games; musical instruments galore) and grownups (vintage vinyl for the record player). We are already thinking about a return trip!

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable house in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Great experience! We rented this house for a New Year's weekend reunion with a group of friends. The house is spacious and beautifully renovated. Well-stocked, open kitchen -- wonderful for cooking meals together. We especially liked being able to use the record player and the wood stove!

The house is on a lovely property and we really enjoyed walking outside in the snow. It's a short drive into town if you need any groceries or supplies.

Myryah was very helpful and responded quickly to all our questions in advance of our stay. I'd highly recommend this house for a group of adults or an extended family.

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Spotty Dog Books & Ale
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Columbia Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Hudson Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Coyote Flaco Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Catamount Ski Area
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lake Taghkanic State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Taghkanic

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July wknd
Jul 6 2018 - Jul 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Jul 13 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$199.64
Refundable Damage Deposit C$399.27

Property is located on a private road. Fire extinguisher located in kitchen pantry. Waste is removed into septic tank; all detergents and toilet tissue must be safe for septic systems (no phosphates). Fire pit and grill must be used responsibly and not during high winds; douse fire and embers with water hose when finished. House has its own well, please use water conservatively. No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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