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Farm House on beautiful old Horse Farm!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Lovely Farm House, Sleeps 10, W/2.5 Baths, w/ Mountain Views, On a Horse Farm

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, and find yourself transformed, in a place of total relaxation and peacefulness. Delight in the fresh air and expansive views! Curl up in front of the open fire, or sink an over-sized couch with a favorite book. The cozy bedrooms are all appointed with fine cotton linens and down pillows, and the bathrooms are stocked with quality towels. A Jacuzzi completes the Master bath, and the large kitchen will encourage your creative 'inner' chef, with commercial appliances and a full array of cooking and bake ware. The dining room accommodate a hungry crowd of 8 to 10 comfortably.

The Farm House is conveniently located just over 2 hours from New York City and Boston, with easy access by Amtrak and Metro North trains. Situated on 60 hillside acres, you will feel miles from civilization, but when the mood strikes, find yourself just 20 minutes to high-end restaurants and shopping in either Hudson, NY or Great Barrington, MA. A wealth of nearby cultural attractions include Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Choral and Theater Festivals, as well as Golf, Catamount's Adventure Park, the Rail-Trail, plus art house movies, and miles of hiking trails, waterfalls and swimming holes ...Skiers will feel right at home near 3 major ski resorts, Catamount, Jiminy Peak and Butternut!

Tastefully decorated, this newly renovated Colonial sits apart, on what was once New England's most renowned Arabian horse farms, now sorely in need of repair, but lacking nothing in the natural beauty of it's attractive landscape! Horses still roam the fields, adding to the charm of this country destination. Replete with all the necessary amenities, perfect for a family or a small group of discerning adults, we are excited to welcome you to The Farm House - your home-away-from-home, in a remarkably beautiful location, sure to create wonderful memories!

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Martin & Christa Stosiek
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Martin & Christa Stosiek

I am a mother of 3, married to Martin, a hard working, wonderful guy! Together we own and operate Markristo Farm, a certified organic vegetable and flower farm, also in Hillsdale, NY. I love growing and designing flowers, and always have a bouquet in my house! We all love horses, and our two teenage girls ride. We love this area of the Hudson Valley/Berkshire Foothills, esp for the great restaurants, amazing theater, and live music it has to offer! We look forward to sharing this beautiful house and great neighborhood with everyone who comes to stay at The Orchard House!

Martin & Christa Stosiek purchased this house in 2014

Why Martin & Christa Stosiek chose Hillsdale

We purchased BridleWood, a stunning hillside horse farm in 2014. It consists of 60 acres of hillside pastures, below 200 acres of fields and forest. which we also currently lease. There are 6 old barns on the farm, which need to be renovated, and one large Colonial farm house, set apart, in great shape, which we fondly call The Orchard House. We decided to offer it as a vacation rental, to help us raise the funds needed to rebuild the other structures on the property.

Our three children all love and ride horses, and they share our dream of restoring BridleWood to its full use as an equestrian facility!

What makes this house unique

Although we have always spent much of our time working outside in the fresh air and sunshine, growing beautiful things, we never stop marveling at how special this property Is! The breathtaking views from the high pastures are worth the hike any day of the year, and the peacefulness of the house and land, with only the sounds of nature around you, is priceless. We have chosen to rent the house as a vacation-rental only, because we love spending time there ourselves, with family and friends, which we could not do if we rented it long term. The house is a fun first project that we are enjoying fixing up (the actual 'orchard' is yet to be planted!), and we hope our guests will find the property as magical as we do!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Hillsdale, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Shoes in House
  • No Motorcycles because of horses
  • No Hunting on property because of Horses
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Canopy Bed, vaulted ceiling
  • Additionally: Third floor 'attic' room has two trundle beds (sleeps 4) The 'Media' room has a pull out couch if needed, but no closing door... A crib is available upon request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


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Farm House on beautiful old Horse Farm!!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Fabulous Farm Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful girls and kids weekend at this roomy but super cozy home. Christa personally greeted us and made us feel right at home with a personal tour and a lovely bottle of wine and grapes. We enjoyed walking the property and watching the horses in the pastures. What beauty! Was too cold to enjoy the front porch and view but we did certainly enjoy the fireplace each night. And each sunset a group of deer came to the yard which the girls loved as well as their 3rd floor getaway and the Netflix! Great Barrington is close as well as hiking trails and a couple of good restaurants close by. We didn't ski but Catamount is really close and Ski Butternut about 20 min. We wish we could have stayed longer. Absolutely beautiful home with everything we needed. Looking forward to staying again!

  • Review Submitted: 24/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lana, so glad you enjoyed your stay, you were all a joy to host :) Every season is unique and so special at the Orchard House, hope to welcome you back again soon!!
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New York

Great place for a weekend escape!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of friends had a wonderful time at the Farm House. The house a great place for a group with a big open kitchen and lots of comfy lounge chairs and the grounds were beautiful. It truly felt like a relaxing weekend escape from our lives in the city. Christa was a great host and we highly recommend the house.

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Michael, we loved having you all stay, and hope to welcome you back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Christa's place. It served our every need and is a beautiful spot to relax in. Christa was very responsive, friendly and helpful. I highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Steve! You were a joy to host and we hope to have the pleasure again:)
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Doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a 6 day family vacation in this beautiful house and amazing property and we are all missing it terribly. Christa, our host, couldn't be any nicer and more gracious. The house has everything you could possibly need. If there weren't so many options for great places to

go and things to do, you could easily never leave the property. We're already counting the days to next summer at this house!

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazing, sweet family, enjoy the rest of your summer, can't wait to see you all again next year!
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Omaha, Nebraska

Charming, comfortable retreat in the beautiful Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

Christa is a wonderful hostess for her peaceful oasis. Our two family group needed a larger house to stay in while we attended a family wedding in nearby Hillsdale. Luckily, we found the Orchard House and from the moment we checked in, I was in love. I love the personal touches including fresh flowers in each bedroom, interesting things for us in the fridge, a cute personalized chalkboard message, and even driving between the barns and down a lane to get to our house! The most perfect part to me was sitting on the front porch, watching the two beautiful horses play, and admiring the setting (including beautiful gardens)! I could have happily stayed forever. Thanks for a beautiful stay, Christa.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Holly, it was a real privilege to host all of you!!
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We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious and we enjoyed our stay there! Christa is a great host and very helpful with any questions/concerns we had. Thank you Christa!

The house is located on the hill with nice views and provides a lot of privacy. In the morning we could spot lots of deers :)

We would love to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 27/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, glad it worked out to be a great ski week. Your kids are precious, we loved their comments, and wow, thanks for taking such great care of our house, and for washing those linens too! guys are over the top wonderful!! Hope to welcome you back soon:)
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Nearest Airport
54.6 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
Hillsdale House
Nearest Golf
7.9 Miles
The Greens at Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
19.3 Miles
Amtrak in Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Taconic State Prkw
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cross Roads in Hillsdale, NY
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in the Hillsdale, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Ski
2 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$64 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$64 per night, per additional guest
Spring Bloom
30 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$57 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Stay
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$64 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$57 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$446
House Cleaning Fee AU$191.14

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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