Authentic 19th c. SUMMER: Large 4 Bedroom and 3 Bath, endless porches, lush gardens, patio grilling, private swimming, glowing campfire .,Nestledown is an elegant historic country house that distinguishes itself by it's high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and French doors not seen in historic homes in the area. There is fresh natural swimming, fishing and kayaking in the Kinderhook Creek . Your dog is welcome ! We've got an ultra-secure Kennel that is bigger than a studio apartment ! Nestledown is the perfect easy escape. It is all set up for you, a 'turnkey' country house , a place for you to relax, with family , friends, and your dog. Surrounded by fields, the private property includes both sides of the road and 500 feet of precious private frontage on the Kinderhook Creek. (see pics) Set in a very rural hamlet setting, there are 3 historic homes in walkable distance. From the kitchen and porches, there is a clear western sunset view of 150 protected acres, a mile of fields before the next homestead. There is just nothing like sunset on the Western porch, with a glass of local wine, and something sizzling on the grill. HISTORY: Originally built in 1820 and renovated as a second country home in 1850. After losing their inheritance in the great crash, and during Prohibition, the enterprising ladies opened the Nestledown Tea House. Nestledown's doors were opened to the public last year for the first time in 100 years. Nestledown is it's original name. It is a stately Georgian with Palladian windows surrounded by fields. The property includes 500 feet of private frontage on the 40 foot wide flowing Kinderhook Creek. Guests have had private fly-fishing lessons from pros on our team on our own dock, (with great success!) Patios , porches, lawns and an elegant dock. Apple trees, gardens, kayaking, tubing , rustic outdoor grilling over a fire, or chef-style grilling on the patios, steps away from the wrap-a-round porches. Across the road that runs through the sleepy hamlet is a 3 season screened solarium by the water's edge, outfitted for casual waterside dining and relaxing. Ample living room and dining rooms feature a concert grade parlour grande piano surrounded by the original high wainscot from 1850. You must let us know if you need pre-tuning. Tall French doors open onto the spacious screened garden room, a great place to spread out with a book on a rainy day or entertain with guests. Nestledown is specially outfitted by dog-lovers to make your stay relaxing. Go ahead and take your best friend along. There is a large secure kennel, 12 x 18, and their very own doggie door. FOR A VERY DETAILED HOUSE DESCRIPTION READ HERE: Nestledown has four large bedrooms, rare high ceilings. Three full bathrooms, 2 working fireplaces, 2 covered porches and unobstructed sunset views. Over 150 acre hay fields border 3 acres of park-like lawns, offering you a perfect sunset from both the patios and porches. Two patios, one outfitted with propane grill, another with a fire pit. There is a fenced secure 200 sf large kennel, with ramp and doggie door. Ask for what you need we have most everything you can imagine for dogs. There is a small Caretaker's cottage on the property , and we are available for you 24/7. FIRST FLOOR: Kitchen: Brick fireplace and hearth, large , granite tops ,4 x 8 ' center island , all NEW stainless steel,appliances, ice-maker, stainless steel interior dishwasher, large commercial (42'') refrigerator and freezer, microwave , 5 stage in-line filtered water, cabinetry for cookware, glassware, temperature-controlled 48 bottle wine cooler and stocked kitchen.There is a Security Boss pet door opens directly into large secure underwired kennel area and that allows your dogs to go out at will. Two PORCHES open off of kitchen. The large chef's kitchen, choices of dining areas, porches, patios, screen room, water's edge, makes cooking a delight and makes memorable meals happen. With a full house , you won't feel crowded. Office/ Study: Private entrance, for a longer-term rental this offers a great opportunity for a professional (suitable if you have clients) desk and desk chairs. Full Bathroom: Toilet, lavatory, shower, towels Dining Room : Dining table and chairs for 6- 8 ,(ask if you need more) floor to ceiling original windows, concert quality Parlor Grande piano (let us know if you plan to play and we'll pre-tune it ) original antique french doors open to large screened porch. (you can hear the piano's sound quality on our Facebook page link ) We can organize a concert for your entertainment. The Screen Room: Fully screened porch with couch, chairs , coffee table, table and seating, ceiling fan. Living Room: Large Room with original fireplace, comfortable couch, love-seat, coffee table, desk area and chair, reading chairs, reading lamps, original built-ins, 42 inch flat plasma TV, floor to ceiling windows. Porches And Patios : Kitchen opens onto large covered wrap around porches with unobstructed sunset views. Big cushiony deep seating ,eating and dining areas . Quick access from the stovetop to the (organic) herb garden for cooking ,patio with grill, and additional patio. Cheerful Laundry Room for your use: new front-loading washer and dryer, folding areas, storage cabinets SECOND FLOOR : Master BEDROOM: High ceilings ,14' x 18', 4 post queen bed en suite bath, closet, bureau, private entry hall and private stairway, nightstands, easy chairs. Second BEDROOM:10' x14, double bed, vanity, dresser , mirrors, lamps, closet, . Third BEDROOM; 14' x12, queen bed,dresser, lamps , mirrors , closet , bedside tables. Fourth BEDROOM ; queen bed, closet , desk , chair , dresser,mirror,and vanity. ALL bedrooms are light filled rooms with high ceilings, large windows,dressers, closets, reading chairs,some with desk areas, large windows, tastefully appointed. Includes linens and towels. OUTDOOR DESCRIPTION: CREEK-SIDE SOLARIUM: Creek-side 4 season Solarium with cushioned loveseat and easy chairs,cozy blankets for a night with a chill, dining table and chairs and right on the water. Swimming for your dog. Large stone fire-pit with ample woodpile. Outdoor furniture: Cushioned chaises plenty of tables and chair to relax in. THE KINDERHOOK: Want to learn how to fish? The mighty Kinderhook Creek is top rated as a trout stream and frontage on the creek is hard to find. With it's pristine swimming areas, and our waterfall Nestledown has the BEST vetted fly-fishing pros that can give your family a private class to get you started. SERVICES: Nestledown has other pre-vetted services and learning opportunities to make your stay stimulating, easier and more comfortable. Pick up some country 'know how'; learn to Fish , fillet, and horseback ride. We have world class Intro & Instructor level self-defense,(special forces Instructor) and an opportunity to learn K-9 First Aid from Canine Field Medics that can teach the basics to you and your family. We also help you with child-care and pet-sitting services, shopping services, house-keeping and rides to Amtrak. Just ask, we want you to be happy.