The Windrift Hall Residence

coxsackie, hudson valley
5 bedroom - 2 bath
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$900 - $1,100 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 14
5 queen
1 full / double
2 twin / single

Perks for the Parents

This 1790s Federal Manor with a pool is surrounded by 14 acres of land and offers activity options including art classes for kids to tailored yoga sessions. Run by a yoga teacher and ayurvedic practitioner, and her husband, a ceramic artist and former language teacher, you could be enjoying a tailored yoga class suitable for any level from kids to grandparents, or enjoying a fun art project as a family, all in a beautiful countryside setting. The kitchen is fully equipped for passionate cooks, with a professional Viking stove, fridge and dishwasher, plus cooking machines and tools. Windows face the pond so when you are chopping you might spy a blue heron or hawks circling in mid air. In summer, eat in the shadow of the 250-year-old maple treat in front of the house, then swim in the pond to cool off. Extra treats bookable with the host include a cleaning service, personal chef and massages.

Why Kids Love it

The grounds are huge and ideal for outdoor kids. There is a special playroom with toys for all ages. The library is filled with children books in English, German and French. There is a ping pong table, basketball hoop and a fresh water swimming pond with a canoe. The Catskill Valley Pool in Athens, nearby, is also great for swimming. Families can use the Coxsackie public tennis courts, try a round of mini golf, test the 26 ice cream flavors at Tom’s or take in a movie at the nearby Drive-in theatre.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. Note that there is limited babyproofing. There are no stair gates and there is unrestricted access to the pond at the back of the house - young children may need to be watched. There is a supermarket, gas station, pharmacy, pizza restaurant, farm shop and wine shop nearby. The residence has a flatscreen TV with a Netflix account. The library has books about all the historic places in the Hudson Valley. The property is open for weddings and retreats. Consult the host for details on extra services, including cleaning, ceramic classes, massages, a personal chef and yoga.

About the Location

The residence is in West Coxsackie, New York State, in an idyllic countryside setting close to horseback riding farms, historic houses, rivers and towns fit for antiquing. There are wonderful hikes in the Catskills nearby and the hosts provide maps, hiking and walking guides. Hunter and Windham ski resorts are within a 30-minute drive. The property is easily reached by road from New York City, taking around 2.5 hours. Trains run from Penn Station to Hudson along a beautiful route, taking 2 hours, from where you can take a taxi. Albany International Airport is 40 minutes away.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom manor house is on 5 acres with a private pond overlooking meadows, woods, a creek and gardens. There is a library, study, center hall and a country kitchen, plus a playroom, and several lounge/living spaces. Every room has a wood-burning fireplace. Two of the bedrooms have 2 queensize beds each, 1 has 1 queensize bed, the fourth has a twin/single bed (sleeping 1) and there is an additional queensize futon. There is an extra 'secret' bedroom in the attic above the kitchen that can be used in the summer months, sleeping 2.

Style Notes

Old world elegance meets new world charm in this classic 1790s federal style manor house, filled with a mixture of European and American antiques. It is comfortable, luxurious and very welcoming. We love the grandeur of the house, the antelope head in the kitchen and the cute modern sheep. Chocolate leather sofas set around the fire are luxurious and comfortable and the black grand piano is upscale and elegant.

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Susanne F.
Member since October 13, 2015
We wanted to make our home feel like a retreat. Comfortable, luxurious and very welcoming. After a busy day full of activities, we crave for space and tranquility. Our place gives you room to breathe, to relax your mind and body. Antiques mingle with contemporary pieces resulting in a melting pot of styles, which reflect our roots and the time and place we live in. I'm a freelance creative director and yoga teacher and my husband a ceramic artist and art teacher. We divide our time with our 2 children between New York City and our house upstate. Being rooted in visual arts we both share a passion for design and good craftsmanship. You will feel a love for detail in every room you're staying. We hope you enjoy our place as much as we do.

Coxsackie, Hudson Valley

Fresh air, mountains and drive-in movies

On the east bank of the Hudson, a couple of hours from New York, Coxsackie is a country town near to horseback riding farms, historic houses and mountains. Take the kids hiking in the Catskills, skiing at either Hunter or Windham ski resorts or to the local drive-in movie theatre for a film. Parents will love the farm-to-table food ethos in local restaurants and the pretty towns, lined with antiques shops.