Amenities abound in this resort-style country home, located on an historic Dutchess County estate near the foothills of the Berkshires and 1 mile from the Metro North station. A short 90 minutes from Manhattan, and you are in another world. Situated on 4.3 acres of private land, the estate offers multiple opportunities for pleasure and relaxation: rolling lawns and gardens, a 40,000+ gallon in-ground saltwater swimming pool with cabanas, and multiple patios and firepits. One of several such buildings on the estate, The Lodge remains after 165 years as a reminder of lazy long summers of days gone by. The Lodge has evolved through recent renovations by an award-winning designer into an expansive 3-bedroom 2-bath cottage with vaulted great room, custom-designed gourmet kitchen, woodland-view sunroom, glass-front wide-screen gas fireplace, panoramic views of the lawns and pool, and many personalized touches that make it a wonderful country escape. Every detail is taken care of for you, as if you were in your own private resort, just bring your suitcase. Your monthly rental includes a fully stocked gourmet kitchen (don't be surprised to find farm fresh eggs and milk from your host), fully furnished with linens and towels, use of all amenities and grounds, every utility, cable and wifi, grounds maintenance and landscaping, weekly housekeeping service, linen and towel service, pool towels and cabanas for changing, gazebo with outside refrigerator, multiple outdoor grills, on-call private chefs, and concierge level information on local activities. Amenia boasts a location convenient to almost every activity Duchess County is known for -- wine tasting, polo, horseback riding, antiquing, theater, entertainment, farm to table dining, hiking and libations. Truly the perfect country and weekend home for the busy Manhattanite with discerning taste.