The property sits right between the Catskills and the Berkshires and within driving distance of 8 ski resorts. Windham, Hunter, Plattekill, Belleayre, and Sawkill are to the west and Bousquet, Jiminy, and Catamount are to the east.
There are two great golf courses near the house. Red Hook Country club is just 10 miles from the house and has 18 beautifully manacured acres. Copake Country Club, with 18 holes set in the Berkshire foothills and overlooking Copake Lake is just 30 miles to the north.
The Shaker House is located between three of the Hudson Valley's most beautiful and charming villages, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Hudson. Each of them has wonderful restaurants, antiquing, and charming walkable town centers with events throughout the spring, summer and fall.
The Shaker House sits in the middle of the Hudson Valleys rich farmlands. Greig, Rose Hill, Morehouse, Migliorelli and Upstate Farms offer Apple, berry, pumpkin, peach, wool, and about any other kind of picking or farm fun you can imagine.
The Shaker House sits right on the Dutchess Wine Trail, south of the Hudson-Berkshire Trail, and North of the Shawangunk Wine Trail for all your tippling needs.
The Hudson Valley is a refuge for NYC chef's who use the valley's rich produce and bucollic settings for their restaurants away from the City. Tivoli, Rhinebeck, and Hudson have some of the finest restaurants in the area.
The Hudson Valley was one of the first settled areas of America and has a rich collection of historic sites from the Revolutionary War onward. The Historic Hudson Vally, FDR's Presidential Library, the Vanderbilt Mansion, Clermont, Wilderstein, Kykuit (the Rockefeller Estate), and Belvedere are all within driving distance of the house.