Riverbend Farm is a 456± acre estate farm in Ancramdale, NY accessed from a country lane by a long tree-lined and private driveway (half mile) that crosses the fabled Roeliff Jansen Kill via a steel bridge en route to an utterly secluded and just totally renovated 6000sf 1990 Colonial House. From the main house exquisite views obtain of thousands of acres of terraced fields in Conservancy and culminating in the Taconic Range. Confluenced along the way by the Punch Brook and two other tributary streams, the Roeliff meanders gloriously through the property for over two linear miles.
A newly and fully renovated guesthouse and likewise renovated bank barn as well as a greenhouse and subsidiary barns are enclosed by paddocks, fenced vegetable gardens, a perimeter of woods and the Drowned Lands wetlands area partially owned by Columbia Land Trust. A separate barn complex is on the western portion of the estate, suitable for a significant farm operation. The main house (with its commodious rooms) could serve as residence or grand guesthouse and office/clubhouse - six or more bedrooms, five or more baths and three fireplaces - to a baronial new residence situated in one of the high hedge-rowed and serenely secluded fields.
Maintained Bridle Trails penetrate both woods lined with stonewalls and interconnected fields. Under a NY State Department of Environmental Conservation Trees for Tribs grant, many hundreds of trees were recently planted along the property streambeds. Efforts are also underway to certify most of the fields as organic.
This hidden estate is surrounded by seven farms (three of in excess of 200 acres) of which three are in conservation and of those one is a regional equestrian facility. Moreover, all three of those adjoin still more conserved land. The Town itself is the most conserved town in the County. Currently, 24 fields are dedicated to livestock or crops.
More land is also available.
Riverbend Farm is handy to Millerton, Rhinebeck, Hudson, the Berkshires and the train.