The Hillsdale Residence

hillsdale, hudson valley
4 bedroom - 3 bath
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Travel dates:
$466 - $561 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

A spacious rural retreat surrounded by quiet woods, nature trails and countryside views, just 15 minutes from the trendy restaurants and boutiques of Hudson. It sleeps 8 + 2. Perfectly set up for families seeking peace and relaxation, the residence enjoys a very private position in 15 secluded acres of outdoor space where the kids can run free. Parents can keep a watchful eye whilst relaxing on the large wrap around porch with its swing chair, alfresco dining table and BBQ terrace. Inside, the open plan living area with its huge, vaulted ceiling offers plenty of space for gathering and there are 3 separate living areas with books, games, keyboards and a pool table to keep all ages entertained. The primary bedroom is on a floor of its own for ultimate peace and privacy, and comes with an ensuite bathroom which features a jacuzzi tub. On laid back evenings in, guests can gather round the outdoor firepit to toast S’mores under the stars or cozy up inside in front of the roaring fireplace - the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day out hiking, biking, or exploring the local foodie scene. For ski enthusiasts there are several family-friendly resorts a short drive away.

Why Kids Love it

Kids can fully embrace the free-range life here with huge lawns, woods and a wildlife pond to explore. For playtime, there are soccer nets, a big trampoline and a ‘tree house’ climbing frame with swing set. On warmer days, there’s a blow-up pool and shaded areas for picnicking. Inside, there’s plenty of games, toys and books for kids of all ages, with a dedicated kids den area downstairs that includes a paint station, lego and a dolls house. For older ones there’s chess, a pool table, 2 keyboards, and a TV with Netflix, Disney and Prime for catching up with a movie or series. Kids who enjoy curling up with a book will appreciate the library seating area with a desk for arts and crafts. For camp out style fun, there’s an outdoor firepit where kids can toast 'Smores under the stars and keep watch for fireflies. Those keen to explore the local area have hiking and biking trails on their door step, as well as several ski resorts nearby which cater for all ages and offer ziplines and tubing. Locally, there’s a fantastic playground and indoor pool a 10-minute drive away. There’s also an awesome fire truck museum 15 minutes by car. A travel crib and kids' dinnerware set are provided.

Things to Know

Minimum: 2 nights. The residence is accessed via a long driveway so you are secluded and removed from the street and other houses. There are 5 steps to get to the front door. Please note that there are stairs inside the property and no stairgates, though doors can be closed to prevent access. There is an ungated pond in the grounds which younger kids should be supervised around. There is WiFi, air conditioning and a washer/dryer at the residence. There is an airbed available for accommodating an additional guest. Uber taxis are available from the local train station in Hudson though car hire is generally recommended due to the residence’s location (car rental is available locally). There is no garage but there’s a circular driveway with private parking for several cars.

About the Location

The residence is located in a rural part of upstate New York, 2 hours from Manhattan, 2.5 hours from Boston and 45 minutes from Albany. The closest towns are Hudson and downtown Hillsdale - equidistant from house. Weekly local farmers markets are held in Hudson and Hillsdale. Art Omi is a beautiful and expansive sculpture park and Olana is a beautiful artists’ estate, now a museum. There is swimming available in lakes and swimming holes close by, and plenty of hiking trails for all levels. Hudson, a 15-minute drive away, is celebrated for its well-loved bakeries, restaurants for foodies and antique shops frequented by designers. There are many farms offering fresh produce nearby, with apple, berry and pumpkin picking on offer in the fall. Catamount Ski Area (15 minutes away) is great for skiing, and it has the longest zipline in the US; Butternut a little further at 35 minutes’ drive offers tubing alongside skiing. The closest Amtrak station is 20 minutes away in Hudson, while the nearest international airport is at Albany, 55 minutes by car.

Accommodation Details

The residence has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms over 3 floors. There is no elevator. The residence is surrounded by a raised deck area and the front door is accessed via a small staircase. The ‘main’ level of the residence contains the primary living spaces – an impressive open plan layout with a double height vaulted ceiling. It comprises a living area with a large fireplace, sofas, chairs and a Sonos sound system; a fully-equipped kitchen across the way which has a dishwasher and an island with bar seating for 3; and a large dining table seating 10 with access to the outside deck. There are 2 bedrooms across the hall from each other on this floor: a twin room with 2 single beds and a bedroom with a full size bed. There is also a separate bathroom with a bathtub. Downstairs, there is a huge open play space for children and adults - it is separated into a kids' den with books and games, a media/lounge area with TV, and a connecting games room with pool table, chess table, keyboards and board games. There is a bedroom on this floor with a queensize bed, ideal for a nanny or guests who want some peace away from the noise upstairs, and a separate bathroom with a standing shower. The primary bedroom is on the third floor with a kingsize bed and an ensuite bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and a walk-in granite shower. There is also a library sitting area with a desk and books. Outside, there is 15 acres of space including a mix of lawns, woods and an apple and pear orchard. In the grounds there’s a trampoline, climbing frame, soccer nets and a pond area. The house wrapped by a spacious deck with lounge seating, a swing chair, a table seating 8, a grill and views out over the pond and hills.

Style Notes

Modern rustic. A cozy country escape with log cabin vibes set in a glorious rural spot amongst the hills. Natural woods have been used inside and out, to frame windows and doors, in fireplace surrounds and to provide elegant beam support to the statement vaulted ceiling. Contemporary furnishings, art and lighting sit alongside antique finds such as the farmhouse table and country benches to create a comfortable yet characterful feel. Colorful portraits and giant rugs add further warmth and texture. We love the kids’ den with its vibrant bean bags, playful artworks and fun atmosphere that carries outside to the porch area with its fun swing seat and spacious deck for fun, games, and coffees with a view.

  • 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
1 king
1 queen
1 full / double
2 twin / single
1 air bed
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Susan D.
Member since December 30, 2018
We are a family of four living in Tribeca. We love getting away from the city to wind down in the country and exploring the many different towns and being outside in nature in Hudson Valley as well as traveling and discovering new places around the world!

Hillsdale, Hudson Valley

Ski stations, swimming holes, culture and farms

This hamlet, just under an hour south of Albany and around two hours from New York City, sums up everything that’s great about the New York State countryside. Ski stations that transform into summer playgrounds? Check. Swimming holes, farm stands, hiking trails and fishing streams? Got that too. Set between the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires, this popular weekender spot has an annual folk festival and plenty of culture and dining options for visitors to love. It’s been our little secret...until now.