The Perch

The Perch

3 Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms
$118  / night  •  for 14 guests

Poughquag, NY, United States

NEW: We've just added a short hiking trail on the property and an upright piano in the Living Room! Check it out in the photos.

Get away from the city without having to spend four hours stuck in traffic! Our perfect escape is just under two hours away and includes everything you need to relax, including: high-speed internet & wifi, speaker system throughout the house, projector, espresso machine, jacuzzi bath, a wood burning fireplace, a hot tub with a priceless view of the Hudson Valley, outdoor firepit and more. Your temporary haven is also conveniently close to many ski areas and a variety of beautiful hikes.


We are available for help and can make a visit if necessary during your stay. Let us know your preferences!


Our neighborhood is very quiet. It's residential, but we're on enough land with a long enough driveway for the house to feel very private. We're near a bunch of ski areas, lakes, ponds, hiking trails (including an Appalachian Trail waypoint), and just a hop skip and a jump from Woodstock, the Hudson Valley wine region, etc.


Guests have access to the full house and all amenities pictured and described. Park your car in our garage - we have a Tesla car charger available for use that runs on a 50 amp circuit.

You may walk also around our 7-acre property per the rules in our house guide and enjoy some forest bathing and bird watching. Guests should be sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear for their wanders!


Relax in our large, cozy home nestled in the woods that we lovingly call ‘The Perch’ - because it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether it’s spring, fall, winter or summer! Just the view alone from our deck and from inside our ample 6-person hot tub in the backyard is worth making the trip.

Perfect for larger families or singles/couples that want to stretch their legs, our home has 3 comfortable bedrooms (two equipped with one king size bed each, one with a queen size) on the main floor and the loft. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and the other has easy access to the entrance bathroom. Additional sleeping space is available on the basement floor with four twin XL beds that typically act as couches with limited privacy between them and a bathroom nearby, plus an additional 2 queen and 3 twin xl air mattresses to be setup anywhere in the house. All bathrooms are equipped with shampoo, soap, conditioner and towels.

During summers, keep cool with our central A/C and rest assured you’ll keep warm during cooler weather with forced air heating plus a backup baseboard heating system (we also have a 20Kw backup generator). Bring some marshmallows or a good book to snuggle in front of our wood burning fireplace in the Great Room, where you can also enjoy records or digital music from Spotify, controlled via an iPad. WiFi enabled speakers are available in two bedrooms, the deck and outdoor area, the living room, and hot tub area (equipped with fresh towels) — you can also ask, "Alexa" or "Computer" to play music in most rooms.

For those that prefer analog activities, we've got a bunch of board games and puzzles in the living room, from classics like Monopoly and Settlers of Catan to Kickstarter favorites like Cards Against Humanity. Bookworms can cozy up in our dedicated reading nook with a view, and if you forgot yours, you can borrow one from our small library in the downstairs bedroom/study.

Entertainment can be found in our finished basement, including: a pool table, a full band setup (drum set, guitar, bass, keyboard), and a high quality 4K movie projector. There's also a sit/stand desk and a 28" external monitor if you have to take care of any work or need a place to work on your novel. To print something in a pinch, or to lookup that recipe, you can use a Mac Mini in our kitchen connected to a color printer.
Chefs, bakers and dinner party enthusiasts will delight in our fully-equipped kitchen that includes: an electric oven and stove top, microwave, dishwasher, and subzero refrigerator/freezer, standing mixer, blender, crock pot, food processor, cappuccino maker, and more. Depending on the season, you can also enjoy the bounty of fresh vegetables and herbs from our outdoor garden during your stay. The deck also has a 3-burner Weber grill for any impromptu BBQ parties.

Outdoor sports fans can find footballs, soccer balls, a bike, cornhole set, a bocce set, and various other sports equipment in a guest-accessible shed.

We have our very own hike on the property that takes around 30 minutes called the Turkey Trail that can be accessed from the driveway.

We do allow dogs for an additional $100 cleaning fee.


We are only a 15 minute drive from the Pawling Metro-North station and 30 minutes from Southeast. It's about a 2 hour train ride from Grand Central! You can take a cab or Uber/Lyft from and to the train.

The house has parking for 10-12 cars if necessary.

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Air Conditioning
Internet Wifi
Hot Tub
Free Parking
Indoor Fireplace
Allows Pets
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Balcony Terrasse
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Cinema Room
Pool Table
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
Is Family Friendly
Has Buzzer
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
24 Checkin
Is Laptop Friendly
Lock On Bedroom
Private Entrance
Fireplace Guards
Game Console
Room Darkening Shades
Mountain Views
Hiking Trail

What guests are saying:

Great location, beautiful views
Had a great weekend with some friends at this amazing house. It had everything we needed and more. The grill, hot tub and indoor fireplace were so nice. Great location, beautiful views - we did not want to leave! Highly highly recommend booking with Zach and Bernadette - this is the perfect house for a weekend getaway.
Please stay here as soon as you can
Please stay here as soon as you can. The whole location is amazing. Located nestled amount the trees is The Perch. It is pure relaxation with all the trimmings. Each nights sleep will be comfortable and sensational on these big beds with lovely linens and pillows and blankets. The kitchen is wonderful. Every piece you could ever need for any meal. T he fridge had tons of condiments and some essentials as well as every spice and baking essential you could think of. Alexa in every room to always be ready for music and fun. A full music room as well with instruments as well as a premium Spotify account on an iPad. Tons of records and games. Bathrooms everywhere with fresh towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap and toilet tissue and body wash. A full bar in the basement for fun next to the pool table with hours of enjoyment. A big stunning hot tub out back to outdo the already awesome jacuzzi in the master bath. Two 4K projectors with Roku attachments. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime at your fingertips. Dvd and Blu Ray players along with a small movie collection and bigger book collection. Multiple fun reading nook corners with stunning of views of the mountains. Old school N64 with games that will bring the nostalgia for sure. Nest thermostats for personal temperatures in many rooms. A big Webber grill on the deck for making amazing steaks. Lots of space and tons of sleeping space. As well as a laundry room. Not to mention plenty of places to charge you phone if you forget your charger at home. They even have a Tesla Charger. Just come here. Check in easily. Go up to the main room and stare out the giant windows at the mountains with the binoculars and marvel at the gorgeous view. You honestly will only be sad when it comes time to leave.
We didn't want to leave!
Amazing, spacious, clean, beautiful house! Stayed there with a group of friends and we ended up staying on the premises for the entire weekend. We didn’t want to leave! Hot tub, pool table, fully stocked kitchen, music room, fireplace — just a great place to get away from the city. Thanks, Zach!
HUGE open concept living and dining room was gorgeous!
What an amazing place! The view is absolutely breathtaking and the house had everything I could want and more. The bed in the master was perfect, the kitchen and HUGE open concept living and dining room was gorgeous, and the hot tub could not be better. Everything was just lovely, I definitely plan on coming back! All communication with Zach was professional, quick, and we had overall great, easy to understand communication. He even has an online guide to the house and local area with anything you might need/want to know. Highly recommended!