"This isn't a house with a pool. It's a pool with a house!"

Aleksey M., Guest Summer 2012


Blasted from granite clefts above and behind the main house, the pool area consists of two heated pools, two waterfalls, multiple patios (including one in the water), custom lighting, and a thunderous sound-system that can stream music from any Apple device. It's like a private, 5-star resort was airlifted into the middle of a forest.


The Shaker House is set on 25 acres of pristine oak and pine forest. Located in the foot-hills of the Taconic Mountains, the property consists of countless granite cliffs that rise to over 800 ft above sea-level at their highest point. Whether exploring the multiple springs and streams in the spring, the dense folliage of the summer, the colors of the fall, or donning snow-shoes or cross-country skis in the winter, hiking is the perfect way to connect with the surrounding natural wonder.

Hot Tub

The large, built-in Hot Tub rests under a giant oak tree just a few steps from the main house. Comfortably seating 8 people, it's a perfect way for the adults to unwind after a long day out on the slopes and enjoy the natural beauty of the forest and the star-filled skies above.


The grounds are designed to entertain large groups outdoors. There are eight distinct patios and porches that combine to create thousands of square feet of meticulously landscaped private seating areas. The main courtyard with a large brick patio that faces another patio set into the cliffs 10 feet above serves as a perfect stage for weddings or other events.


The Shaker House is equipped to entertain.  The electronics are fully modern, with three flat-screen TVs, cable (with NFL Sunday Direct Ticket), three Apple TVs loaded with great movies and kids shows, two stereo systems (both capable of streaming music from any Apple device), and open wi-fi throughout the property.  We also have a washer and drier, large propane grill, and two-fully stocked bars.  Last and perhaps most importantly, we use the latest in pest control technologies to virtually eliminate biting insects from the property year round.