Close to the Berkshires, with Catskills Views…and a Guest House, Too!

  |  July 15, 2019

What’s missing from this Columbia County homestead? Absolutely nothing, if you’re looking for privacy, a guest house, and so much more. 

Built in 1993 in an old-fashioned post-and-beam style, this house is like taking a vacation in a Catskills lodge completely secluded from the rest of the world. The good news is, though, you never have to leave, because this is where you live now. Ready for the grand tour?

Columbia County Homestead

The great room creates the heart of this 3,200-square-foot home, with a field stone fireplace, wood floors, French doors that open onto the deck, and a huge attached screened-in porch for outdoor dining and general frivolity.

The great room is also semi-open to the chef’s kitchen, which includes vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a massive center island perfect for quick breakfasts and small, casual meals. The first floor also comes with a den/master bedroom with full bath.

Columbia County Homestead

Upstairs, there are three more spacious bedrooms (one of which is another master suite) along with another full bath…

…and, the lower level features a full family room with a fifth bedroom and a fourth bathroom. This would make the perfect spot for guests to stay…

Columbia County Homestead

…but, even better, they can crash in the two-bedroom guest house, with hard wood floors (just like the main house), high ceilings, and lots of natural light.


Columbia County Homestead

No country lodge would be complete without a huge pond. The basketball and tennis courts are a nice touch, as well.

Situated just east of the Taconic State Parkway in northern Columbia County, convenient to Massachusetts, the Berkshire Mountains, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskill Mountains. NYC is just over two hours’ drive away, or hop on the Amtrak in Hudson, NY just 20 minutes away, just in case lazing by the pond isn’t enough action for you.

16500 Harlemville Road, Ghent is listed for $829K.

In need of a Columbia County homestead with a guest house? Find out more about 16500 Harlemville Road, Ghent, NY from Gabel Real Estate


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