This house had extensive renovations in 2014. The chef's kitchen and living room were combined for a large open family area. The kitchen was completely renovated with high end cabinets, granite countertops, a huge center island that seats five, and a beautiful large mission style bench seat. There is a new powder room off the kitchen. In addition to pictures provided, please go to https://goo.gl/photos/qE7LkEK7so1N2pSs5 to see 360 degree views of rooms. The living room has a sofa and love seat, coffee table, desk, gas fireplace, and ceiling fan. The dining room has farm table seating for 9, a ceiling fan, wrap-around windows and doors to two decks (one with a gas BBQ), and has a large pass-through to the kitchen. The den has a sofa and two beautiful barrel chairs in a reading area. There is a TV with free access to Netflix (no cable). The Master BR has a queen size bed, sitting chair, two closets, and a private master bath with double sink and walk-in tiled shower. Upstairs has two huge BRs and a shared full bathroom. One BR has a bunk bed with an extra roll out third bed and another trundle bed with a roll out second bed that can be connected to act as a double bed (total five people). The second BR has one queen and two single beds. Each BR has a desk to allow the kids to do homework, as well as air conditioning in the summer. While we can accommodate more than nine people, we do not accept such reservations given the increased cleaning cost and wear and tear on the house. The basement has a ping pong table, two-player basketball arcade game, foosball table, knock hockey, TV area with a sofa and love seat, and a home gym with an exercise bike, weight bench, and some dumbbells. There is a full gym and indoor lap and play pool two miles away at the local school ($2 per adults, kids free). There is also a free artificial turf track, basketball, tennis courts, and large playground. The driveway leads to an outdoor asphalt parking area with a basketball hoop, as well as a large unattached garage. In the garage, we offer access to several bicycles, some golf clubs, a few tennis rackets/balls, three RipStiks/Waveboards, pogo stick, and even a unicycle. There is also a hammock out during the summer. The front yard is set back far from the road with minimal views of passing cars in the summer and open views of the large pond across the street in the winter (no access). The back yard has a fenced-in, 8' deep in-ground pool and connected screened-in gazebo with furniture, radio, ceiling fan, and light. Ample pool furniture and a patio umbrella provided in the summer. There is free wifi throughout the house. Utilities include hot water baseboard heat, gas appliances and fireplace, water softener, and instant-on hot water. Three heating zones for each floor. The house has a burglar alarm system, smoke and carbon dioxide alarms, fire extinguisher, and security cameras (on the outside only). Crime is rare in this area. The back door has a coded door lock, so no need to carry around a key. Guest Access Full access, except for one locked basement storage room and utility closet. Interaction with Guests While the owners live in NYC, our next door neighbors, including a retired mechanic, will be there to provide any local support when required. The Neighborhood Copake is a 2 hour drive from NYC and 2-1/2 hours from Boston in rural southern Columbia County, NY (just north of Dutchess County and east of Berkshire County). Birch Hill Road is one of the nicest streets in the area. The house sits across from a large pond. It is only a one mile bike ride straight to Copake Lake, the area's largest lake which has a marina to rent boats and a beautiful 18 hole golf course and scenic restaurant. Catamount Ski (winter) and Adventure Park (spring/summer/fall) is only a 10 minute drive away. There are three public golf courses of varying levels a short drive away. The hamlets of Hillsdale and Copake are five minutes away, as is their joint weekly farmers' market and large public library. The larger cities of Hudson, NY and Great Barrington, MA (many restaurants, chain and local stores, antiquing, theater, music, etc.) are both less than a half hour away. The area also includes many great hiking trails and a popular rail trail with bike rentals. Within an hour are Butternut, Jiminy Peak, Windham, and Hunter Mountain ski areas, Tanglewood, Albany, and Saratoga Race Track. Southern Vermont ski resorts are two hours away, so accessible for a day trip. Getting Around Closest public transportation is Amtrak station in Hudson (25 minutes by car) and Metro North station in Wassaic (38 minutes).