Enjoy all Columbia County has to offer with this quiet country house as your base. Outside deck, open lawn and plenty of space to spread out. Just 25 minutes from the Berkshires or ever hip Hudson. Great restaurants in nearby Philmont. Relax!
This house is on a quiet plot of land surrounded by an open lawn and woods with a lot of birds. Sit quietly on the outdoor deck and deer, wild turkeys and rabbits will saunter by.
Disponible para huéspedes
The entire house is available for rent. Kid friendly bed room with books and some toys. The upper floor has a loft bed (full size) with a private full bath.
Atención a los huéspedes
I am available by phone at anytime throughout the stay if a guest needs advice on the house or the area.
Otros aspectos destacables
The house is not visible from the road so make sure you follow the directions exactly and for your first time try and to arrive by evening when there is still light. If not bring a flashlight!
This is a casual country place but we like to keep it clean. We are pet and kid friend but please avoid muddy paws, shoes etc.
Coffee Maker: Uses a washable gold filter in the basket. Just rinse or lightly soap the filter after each use- don't scrub! The carafe holds precisely 10 cups- any amount over that will cause the carafe to overflow. Just use the markings on the water reservoir as your guide. There is a grinder on the counter between the coffee maker and toaster oven.
Dehumidifier: Our house is built into the side of a hill. The insulating effect of this keeps the lower level cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. However, the downstairs can also get a bit moist, especially during the summer. You will find a dehumidifier in the den. Just hit the power button- it does a pretty good job of reducing humidity. A slide-out tank at the bottom can be dumped in the downstairs sink. The unit will automatically shut off when the tank is full.
The Grill: Our Akorn is a Kamado-style grill, meaning more intense heat and an extra-insulated body that stays hot for a long time when the lid is down and with the vents properly set. Things cook quickly so watch out! If you haven't used one before, consider doing a quick internet search for Kamado grill recipes if you want to cook something more complicated. The grates are cast iron. There should be a can of high-heat cooking spray behind the grill. Please clean the grates when you are finished using one of the brushes also behind the grill. It's best to do this when the grates are still warm. Please also put the black cover back on before you leave.
Starting the Grill: We use a chimney starter (rather than lighter fluid) that you will find on the deck behind the grill. If you haven't used one, simply crumple a couple of sheets of newspaper below the chimney, add coals at the top, then light the newspaper. In short order, you should feel heat coming out of the chimney, followed by the glow and flame of the coals starting to ignite. At this point, you can dump the coals at the bottom of the grill.
Ceiling Fan: Our living room fan does a great job moving air around. You will find the switch on the wall on the right side of the couch near the hallway portal. The bottom switch should be in the "on" position. Just press the circular control button on the 1, 2 or 3 speed setting (represented by dots). The center square is the off button. Please avoid the "change direction" button at the bottom of the circle. We keep the fan set on the down draft position during the summer and upwards draft during the winter, which helps circulate hot air trapped near the ceiling.
My family and I are always on the go. The country helps us slow down and smell the earth. Columbia County is the best place to play, garden, eat, see art, swim, ski and enjoy life!