My sister and I grew up in New York City, but we always wanted to have a place where we could escape and just be in nature. We both fell in love with Columbia County. Before either of us got married or had kids we bought our house in Austerlitz together.
We love Columbia County because each area is more beautiful than the next. There are farms, mountains, woods. It's less than three hours from New York City and Boston, but it's quiet and laid back. It's totally not touristy but we're only 15 minutes from the Berkshires so we have all the culture and great restaurants we could want. Living in Brooklyn we wanted a location that felt really rural so we searched till we found a house on an unbuiltup dirt road, set back, so that we could have total privacy.
We loved the house as soon as we saw it because of the open living space with its cathedral ceiling and wood stove, plus the beautiful 16 acres the house sits on.
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This amazing house on 16 private acres on a dirt road is 15 minutes away from the Berkshires with all its amazing cultural events and great food. Skinny dip in your own 1/2 acre private pond and bbq on a deck secluded from all other houses, then go out to a great meal, and hear the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood. Light…
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100% of guests would stay again
Left on Apr 21, 2013 for a stay in July 2012
My family and I have stayed here several occasions. We have to keep coming back to that amazing private pond! A quick but beautiful stroll through a path in the woods leads to a manicured park-like setting for this pond (skinny dippers will delight!) and it's like having your own private mini lake.
The house is super comfortable, plenty of room to get away from the kids! :)
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Elizabeth L., Brooklyn