Hunter Mountain, Windham Mountain and Catamount Ski Slopes are Now All Convenient from One Country Cottage

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Snow skiing enthusiasts will be pleased to know of a new country ski cottage now available for short term winter rental and extended stays within 30-40 minutes of three popular ski slopes: Hunter Mountain, Windham Mountain and Catamount. Yet the Cottage is only 3 miles from historic Hudson, NY which offers guests fine restaurants, theaters, galleries, antiques and shopping. The lodging is self-serve and is easily commutable to NYC from nearby Amtrak Station in Hudson.

Vintage East ( announced today the winter opening of its Country Cottage rental 3 miles south of Hudson. Vintage East is a historic compound located just north of New York's snow line where snow is on the ground most of the winter. Available for short term rental or extended stay at Vintage East is a salt box built by a settler family named Plass in the 1700's. Plass Cottage has been restored and updated with new systems and functions as the guest house at Vintage East. The announcement was made by the proprietor, W. Franklin Aultman.

"Plass Cottage ( is a place where guests can experience the beauty and tranquility of a country winter, yet is only 3 miles from historic Hudson where guests can discover fine restaurants, galleries, theatre and shopping. It is only a short drive to popular ski slopes like Hunter Mountain, Windham Mountain and Catamount," says Aultman. "And guests love not being captive to one ski resort. Vintage East ( is a step back in time where a slower pace meets the aesthetic beauty of history and nature. The lodging offers old charm and down-to-earth comfort with a glass door, wood-burning stove that adds warmth and glow to the old dwelling. Wood for the stove is available and the parking area and walkways are always cleared of snow. It is surrounded by old trees and the interior has wide board flooring. It is furnished with antiques, lending to the comfortable country charm that has existed here for over 200 years," he adds.

The Cottage features a glass enclosed front porch which overlooks the surrounding winter countryside and has pulldown shades for privacy. Atop a distant hill can be seen Frederic Church's castle where there are 5 miles of cross country and snow shoe trails that are open free to the public. The Cottage also includes three sleeping areas including an upstairs bedroom, downstairs bedroom and a sleeping alcove on the porch which can be made private. There is a dining and living area, full kitchen and two modernized full baths. An outside court with stone walls adds to the charm of an 18th century residence.

The complex also includes private areas such as the main house which is an 1850 Greek Revival structure originally built by Mathew Marshall, a prominent blacksmith in Columbia county. There is a restored barn and chicken house which was converted to an office. Forest, fields and meadows surrounding the complex where wildlife abound. Visitors can view deer and wild turkey roaming the grounds right from their room windows. They can view the Green Mountains of Vermont to the North, the Taconic Mountains and the Berkshire Mountains of Massachussetts to the East and Frederic Church's castle, Olana, to the West. They can even see the many church steeples of the City of Hudson rising through the forest in the distant hills.

Vintage East is 4 miles from the Amtrak station in Hudson, 6 miles from the NY State Thruway and 9 miles from the Taconic Parkway. It's also only a 3-mile drive to nearby Olana State Park.

For additional information, visit or contact Mr. Aultman at 518-828-3825.

Frank Aultman
Vintage East

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