Claverack Italianate Federal

Claverack Italianate Federal - 5BR 5BA former B&B 12513. Many original details including curved front staircase, original moldings and mantels and updates!

Claverack Italianate Federal – 5BR 5BA former B&B 12513. Many original details including curved front staircase, original moldings and mantels, with significant updates, including modern kitchen with huge center island and stainless appliances. Great single family home or B&B on 11 acres with 40×20 barn, pond and gazebo.



A well-loved family home, this Italianate Federal residence was once the historic Martindale Inn B&B. With 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, and at almost 4000 SF, the house has many details from it’s storied past, a curved front staircase, original moldings and mantles, wide-board floors, pocket doors and plenty of nooks to curl up in with a good book. The kitchen has been updated with a huge center island with stainless appliances, but has kept the antique charm intact. The rear wing of the house has a solarium, family room or office and an open loft bedroom and full bath.

Claverack Italianate Federal

The house sits on 11+ bucolic acres with a 40 x 20 barn, a pond and gazebo, an arbor, open fields with old stone walls and road frontage on Donnely Rd. For a family looking to stretch out, a new innkeeper or as an Air B’n’B property, this house offers a multitude of possibilities in the heart of Columbia County and only 15 minutes to Hudson or the Berkshires and 2 hours from NYC.

Claverack NY Homes

The town of Claverack  is centrally located in Columbia County, east of the city of Hudson.   The population was 6,021 at the 2010 census.    The racial makeup of the town was 93.95% White, 3.31% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.47% of the population. The median income for a household in the town was $41,647, and the median income for a family was $50,175. Males had a median income of $32,896 versus $23,925 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,848.

The town name is a corruption for the Dutch word for “Clover Fields” or “Clover Reach”.    According to one version, the name “Claverack” is a Dutch term, signifying a clover reach or field and, according to one tradition, was applied by Henry Hudson during his voyage up river in 1609 when the explorer noted vast fields of white clover covering the landscape.   Yet by another account, the real origin of the name is unknown.   However, the early mariners that sailed from New Amsterdam (New York City) to Fort Orange (Albany) divided the river into raks or reaches.   A reach was the distance a ship could sail in one day.   This part of the Hudson River was called Claver Rak (or Reach).   The word “Clavers” also appears on the 1799 Penfield map and may have referred to physical marks that existed on the landscape.

In 1705, the first discovery of a mastodon tooth occurred here.  The Town of Claverack, incorporated in 1788, sits in the middle of beautiful Columbia County, with easy access to Albany, Boston and New York City.

Claverack Italianate Federal

There are just over 6000 residents spread out over almost 50 miles of the town, which makes us the second most populated township in the County.   Included in the township of Claverack is the Village of Philmont, which has its own municipal structure ( and was incorporated in 1892.   We are proud of our rural, academic and industrial history and cherish the small town and rural atmosphere that is fundamental to our community.

Claverack was originally approximately 60,000 acres (24,000 ha) in area and was known as the Lower Manor of Rensselaer.   The town was formed in 1778 from the older “District of Claverack”.   In 1782, the town lost some of its land to the new Town of Hillsdale.   The town was reduced again in 1785 to form the city of Hudson.

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  • List Date: 9/26/18 
  • Price: $559,000 
  • Property ID: 4896 
  • Town Taxes: 4085 
  • School Taxes: 5399 
  • County: Columbia 
  • Schools: Taconic Hills 
  • Contact: David Birch  
  • Agent Title: Broker 
  • Cell: 518-928-7239 
  • Brokerage: Barns & Farms 
  • Phone: 518-392-6400 
  • Town: Claverack 

Property Characteristics

  • Acreage: 11.67 
  • Road Type: State 
  • Water: full pond 
  • Supply: drilled well 
  • Disposal: septic and fields 
  • Waterfront: