Upstate New York Idyllic Retreat

Ancram, NY, US
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Hi, we are a family of 5 that live in Brooklyn when not pandemic times, but we came to our upstate house of 15 years in June, 2020 and expanded our family to include chickens and a bunny (we had gerbils already) who have all become

Home & location

Our cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath post-and-beam house is located between Copake and Ancram, 2 hours north of New York City, close to both the Berkshires and Hudson. Sleeps 6 to 8. The house is set on 7 acres of totally private, secluded land, off

  • House
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Family friendly
  • Countryside
  • Sitters need a car
  • Use of car included


Chickens: Every day, the chickens need to be let out in the morning and closed in at night by sundown (they will go in the coop by themselves), and their water and food must be checked for cleanliness and refilled as needed. They generally

Meet the pets

  • Hermes


    1 year

  • Hercules


    1 year

  • Bun Bun

    1 year

  • poultry

Sitter feedback (3)


This is the second time I sat for Maura’s pet family of 6 chickens, 2 gerbils and a rabbit. The love that raised these animals and is present throughout

Stayed · 29 Aug - 05 Sep 2021

I just finished a heavenly nine-day sit for Maura and her adorable (and adored) animal family of six hens, one rabbit and two gerbils (my first gerbils!)

Stayed · 04 Jun - 13 Jun 2021

We loved our stay at Maura's beautiful upstate place - a welcome break from the city! They were extremely communicative and easily reachable, had a

Stayed · 28 Mar - 12 Apr 2021

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