Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Sprawling Country Comfort in Pristine Surroundings; A Perfect Retreat

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


About the property

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

***NOTE FIVE-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED from Memorial through Labor Day***

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.

More Details

Laura Schechter
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 East Chatham

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 Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in East Chatham

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sleep sofa is top of the line and extremely comfortable.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Sprawling Country Comfort in Pristine Surroundings; A Perfect Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great house for families!

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families of 4 and a single person and the house was extremely comfortable and spacious. It was clean and felt homey. There is plenty of space for kids to play inside and its off a small street so we felt comfortable having the kids play outside without needing an adult with them. The sun room was comfortable to do work it and the grill was easy to use and clean. The drive there is beautiful in the fall with the leaves changing colors. Laura, the owner, was very responsive and informative. Would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Laura was a great host and the house was beautiful! It's a very spacious and comfortable home with an awesome backyard area. The house and all of the rooms were in great condition when we arrived. Overall, this house is a great spot for a nice weekend with friends or family.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 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!

  • Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: 9-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

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!!

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
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

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in East Chatham

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner