Hudson Valley - Picardy Farm: Garden House -

Farm stay hosted by Stefan

  1. 5 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2.5 bathrooms
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This impressive Bright Sunny 3 Bedroom ( all three overlooking the serene grounds and rolling hills thru large panoramic windows ) and 2.5 baths. Home is comfortable and quiet. 2 queen bedrooms, 2 single beds, 2 full bathrooms, powder room, outdoor whirl pool and shower. Full kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Air conditioner in each bedroom .

We are primarily offering 6-12 month terms for people who also enjoy nature - yoga and meditation. Please no events and no pets.

The space
During the era of prohibition, Artie Shaw used this space to host jazz musicians and very well known actresses. The 19th-century Greek revival home is full of history and character and possesses a surprisingly extensive interior.

The Garden House space you will occupy which is a self-contained home, is attached to the main house. It includes what was once a 'tavern' which is the living and dining area of the home and this opens out to a historic stone wall. Off of of the living area there is a full kitchen and full bath, as well as a laundry room. A newer addition includes a guest wing with an office and 3 more bedrooms plus full bath, and a mudroom with extensive locker space.

The Picardy Farm - 10 acres plus the adjacent 33 acres allow an endless view over ancient indian land. It is located in the Hudson Valley, 2 hours north of Manhattan. On the property are curving stone walls, white picket fences, old growth hardwoods, stream with a wooden bridge and perennial gardens.

The Picardy Farm consists of:

A) The Main House (4 Bedrooms, up to 8 guests)
B) The Garden House (3 Bedrooms, up to 6 guests)
C) The Barn (3 Bedrooms, up to 6 guests)

which can be rented separately or together. The Main and the Gardenhouse are connected by a door.

This listing is for Garden House section only.

Other buildings, like the old schoolhouse, which is being transformed into a dedicated Meditation & Yoga room can be used upon request.

Your perfect, personal, intimate, serene retreat space. Starting from 2021 we offer personal chef - yoga & meditation teacher, masseur, personal trainer - daily housekeeping upon request ( mid week housekeeping included in our rates ).

Stays beyond 7 days require a weekly cleaning service at 30 usd per hour - 4 hours per week.

Originally owned by Artie Shaw, widely regarded as “one of jazz’s finest clarinetists”, Picardy Farm and its surroundings inspired Shaw to make his most significant strides as a musician and compose tunes reflective of the landscape. 

”Picardy Farm..." Shaw wrote. "Good God, the emotions those two words evoke. The place where for the first time in my life I had found a real home, a warm sense of security, and a feeling of calm and peace of mind."
That sense of pristine beauty, clarity, and peace of mind is never far away in Shaw’s recordings, and has probably never been equaled in jazz history.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Pine Plains, New York, United States

This home is centrally located within Northern Dutchess County in Pine Plains; close to the towns, Millbrook, Millerton, and Rhinebeck, minutes from the Wassaic Metro-North train station, accessible to Catamount Ski Mountain.

Swimming Lakes
- Pine Plains Town Beach (7min)
- Hunns Lake (7min)
- Lake Wononscopomuc (15min)
- Twin Lakes, CT (25min) (naturally prestine lake, feels like you are in Canada)

Many: Hiking trailis, Biking, trails, horseriding trails, cross country sking, snowshoeing and skiing.

- We highly recommend the horse institute (11min)
- Millbrook Vineyards & Winery (offers breathtaking sunset views and wine tastings)
- Mashomack Polo Club (1900 acre preserve in Pine Plains, world renownd) (7min)
- Tamarack - Hunting & Fishing Club (10min)
- Pine Plains Equestrian Center (3min)

High quality, organic farm produced:
- Black Sheep Farm (3min) (24/7 Honor shop)
- McEnroe organic farm (7min) (Market & Eatery)
- Farmers Market, Millerton (10min)

- Innovative Dining in Kingston (45min)

Hosted by Stefan

  1. Joined in January 2013
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Living between Berlin, London and NYC, from Germany, ...

Meditation , nature , ocean beaches , good friends and cuisine .

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During your stay

Lottie, who lives in the neighborhood will be your main contact regarding booking and Check-In.

For stays longer then one week, a weekly cleaning is required. Guests will pay the cleaning crew directly.
  • Languages: English, Français, Deutsch
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy