Reaching the end of a beautiful rural road, you take a turn up a long driveway to reach this special home surrounded by picturesquely wooded hills and bordering the Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary. By the time you've reached the front door, the cares of the world have begun to melt away and you're ready to do nothing more than get a meal started in the large, open kitchen, sit for a drink on one of the many decks, or potter around in the workshop. The current owners were the first residents of this home in 1983 and it's easy to see why they stayed so long! Those picturesque surroundings are highlighted in every room of the house, and the downstairs recreation room has 13-foot high ceilings, original wood planks and beams from 19th century farming and mill structures, and a full bathroom. The extra-large master suite has a bedroom with cathedral ceilings plus a sitting room, as well as sliders out to a large, covered deck. The two small bedrooms could work equally great as tree-top home offices. The home has been lovingly cared for by the current owners, who put in a new furnace in 2019, new water pump in 2018, and have used all Anderson windows, including sun-resistant ones in the main living areas to help save energy. A quick 15-minute drive to the Taconic State Parkway, getting to and from the city is also easy from train stations in Amenia (Wassaic; 11 minutes) and Rhinebeck (Rhinecliff; 25 minutes). And with Amenia, Rhinebeck, Millbrook, and Pine Plains all under 15 miles away, there is plenty to do if you decide to venture out from your little wooded retreat!