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Make yourselves at home in one of two 1450-sq.-ft. apartments (rate quoted per apartment) in this restored, fully up-to-date farmhouse…or combine both apartments for a whole-house rental. Perfect for two families or groups of friends traveling together. With a total of 5 bedrooms (2 downstairs sleeping 4 people + 3 upstairs sleeping 6 people), 4 full bathrooms (2 downstairs + 2 upstairs), 2 fully equipped kitchens (1 downstairs + 1 upstairs), and 2 living rooms (1 downstairs + 1 upstairs), the house provides great gathering areas indoors and out, while giving everyone personal space and privacy.

Sleep soundly in rural quiet. Walk 5 minutes to the village of Germantown to pick up makings for dinner at Otto’s Market and Lawlor’s (offering a well-chosen range of wine & spirits), or grab a coveted table at Gaskins restaurant. Take a leisurely drive to visit great Hudson River estates. Go antiquing and gallery hopping in vibrant downtown Hudson, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Catskill, and Saugerties. Eat, drink and people-watch at some of the top culinary destinations in the Northeast, where acclaimed chefs do wondrous things with Hudson Valley bounty. Ski, hike and explore outdoors at nearby resorts and nature preserves in the Catskills and Berkshires. Visit farmers markets, wineries and world-class museums. Then come home and close out the day with a glass of wine on the front porch, out back on the stone terrace, or in front of a roaring fire.

This past fall I was tasked with finding a place for three couples to stay, in Hudson Valley. My husband and I are frequenters of the area and tend to gravitate to more secluded, cabin-like homes. The couples we traveled with were a little less anxious to be alone in the woods. This restored farmhouse in Germantown was the perfect middleground. At the end of Main Street, you have a nice (and quiet) view of the neighborhood. I made sure to wake early each morning to have coffee on the spacious front porch. The front yard is very large and great for play. The kitchen is so smartly appointed – everything you need for a stay, even if you plan on cooking and/or baking all your meals, was there. The table comfortably sat six adults and one child; we spent an entire evening enjoying cheese, wine and each other’s company there. The bedrooms were immaculate and the beds/bedding very comfortable. The house was a perfect blend of barn-like character and modern touches. We were in need of nothing our entire stay. Otto’s on Main Street was a great stop for breakfast and, if you choose to venture out, bigger towns like Hudson are just a short drive away. Kate was a friendly and communicative host who made sure we felt as though the place was ours. The only hint that someone lived downstairs was the (very welcoming) smell of fresh baking when we first arrived. I highly recommend the farmhouse for a stay – it was perfect for even us, a mixed group of varied ages with different preferences. Everyone in our party said they’d go back (and all of us dreamed of buying and restoring our own farmhouses one day). Well done, Kate!

We three arrived – me, my best friend who was in the US visiting from Scotland and my Cairn terrier – on Friday afternoon. The key to the front door was exactly where Kate said it would be. We were instantly warmed by the charm of the house. The separate and private entrance opened to a hallway and staircase up to the second floor. My dog, KC, immediately got to sniffing out previous occupants and told me where to set up his crate. The apartment is spacious, very clean and beautifully decorated. There was charm at every turn from the old fashioned toilet and cast iron tub to the wide planked wood floors. Every seat in every room seemed to envelope us in comfort. There was plenty of light coming in through all the windows during the day. The bedrooms were separated allowing for maximum privacy. The eat in kitchen was gorgeous, nice and big and was a great place for us to make and enjoy our dinner. Every amenity and cooking tool was provided.

We were upstate to go to the NYS Sheep & Wool festival. The apartment was only a 20 minute drive to the fairgrounds. Very convenient. On Saturday, after a day of sheep auctions, contests, yarn, alpacas and roving, apple crisp and catching up with dear friends, we took KC to the dog run and played ball with him until sunset.