Experience the tranquility and natural beauty of the Hudson Valley at Ferness, a stunning estate tucked away on a quiet country lane just 15 minutes from bustling Rhinebeck. This idyllic retreat offers 68.5 private acres of woods and gardens, including a magnificent one-acre spring-fed swim pond, making it the perfect escape for those seeking peace and quiet. Built in 1820, the main house boasts charming historical details such as original wood-beamed ceilings and three wood-burning fireplaces. It features a formal living and dining room, a recently updated gourmet kitchen with high-end stainless appliances, a small library-office with built-in bookshelves, and a great room with soaring cathedral ceilings and a carved wood fireplace that opens up to the rose garden.The spacious first- floor bedroom suite has a wood-stove and looks out over the pond and waterfall, while the second-floor bedroom suite has a corner fireplace, a large balcony, and even better views. There are two additional smaller bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor, and a fourth bathroom is conveniently located on the first floor.The three-bedroom guest house is equally impressive, with a porch off the kitchen that overlooks the pond, a comfortable living room, large playroom, and inspiring home office. Both houses have their own automatic stand-by generator. Attached to the guest house is the original two-story barn with a unique garage featuring full height glass doors on either end of the high-ceilinged space. For equestrians, the property offers a large barn with four horse stalls and paddocks on either side of browning road, as well as endless riding trails in the woods. And for writers seeking inspiration, there is a charming cabin waiting to be restored into a world-class writer’s retreat. Ferness truly is a magical place where the stargazing is magnificent and the quiet is sublime. Whether you’re hosting grand events or seeking a quiet refuge from the world, this estate is the perfect place to call home.


  • RoomsFormal Dining Room, Foyer, Great Room, Library/ Study, Rec/ Play Room
  • AppliancesDishwasher, Dryer, Range, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Softener
  • BasementCrawl Space, Partial, Unfinished
  • FlooringCeramic Tile, Parquet, Wall to Wall Carpet, Wood
  • A/CNone
  • HeatingBaseboards, Central Heat, Hot Water, Oil, Radiators
  • FireplaceFireplaces: 3
  • General9+ Foot Ceilings, Beamed Ceilings, Wet Bar


  • GeneralVinyl, Wood, Balcony, Barn, Landscaped, Patio, Porch
  • StyleFarmhouse


  • RoofingAsphalt Shingles
  • GeneralFrame, Stone


  • HOAYes
  • HOA AmenitiesOther
  • School DistrictHyde Park Central
  • CountyDutchess County


  • Zoning13240000636600003702730000
  • FencingWood


  • WaterSeptic, Well
  • SewerSeptic, Well

Property Features

  • 13240000636600003702730000
  • 9+ Foot Ceilings
  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Balcony
  • Barn
  • Baseboards
  • Beamed Ceilings
  • Central Heat
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Crawl Space
  • Dutchess County
  • Farmhouse
  • Fireplaces: 3
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Foyer
  • Frame
  • Great Room
  • Hot Water
  • Hyde Park Central
  • Landscaped
  • Library/ Study
  • Oil
  • Parquet
  • Partial
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Radiators
  • Rec/ Play Room
  • Septic
  • Stone
  • Unfinished
  • Vinyl
  • Wall to Wall Carpet
  • Well
  • Wet Bar
  • Wood

    Residential Info

    Property Details

    Address: 73 BROWNING RD, Clinton, New York 12538