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Steepletop

Taconic Ridge, 440 East Hill road, Austerlitz, NY 12017-2208
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Well Worth the Effort

Without a good GPS or Google Maps, this place would be difficult to find. Expect your journey to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TeamMan
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Princeton, NJ
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Impressive Library

Former home of poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Steepletop is a restoration in progress. Rumored to... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Steven T
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New York City, New York
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Taconic Ridge, 440 East Hill road, Austerlitz, NY 12017-2208
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Without a good GPS or Google Maps, this place would be difficult to find. Expect your journey to include to some backroads and some unpaved roads and yet it's only 20 minutes from Lenox. We took the house tour --- you can also do a...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Former home of poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Steepletop is a restoration in progress. Rumored to close at the end of 2018 for insufficient funds, my guess is that they will find the grants and donations to keep the house museum going indefinitely. Meanwhile, disappointingly,...More

Thank Steven T
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

This is an absolute must-see for anyone interested in literature, women's writing or history. Millay was one of the most interesting and important poets of the twentieth century and a pioneering writer. She lived in this home with her husband, Eugen Boissevain, for several decades,...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

We were drawn to Steepletop because we attended a lecture on Edna St. Vincent Millay at the Jefferson Market Library in Manhattan. We did not know Millay had a home in Austerlitz, NY, and were only familiar with her famous "narrow house" in Greenwich Village,...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

My tour guide, volunteer Carolyn, delivered a riveting presentation of Millay's life via the home MiIlay lived in much of her adult life. The intimate spaces of the home lend themselves perfectly to deepening the visitor's understanding of this celebrity poet of the first half...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

The house was passed directly from Norma (Edna's sister) to the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society, complete with all original contents. Take both the house and garden tour and do take the time to walk the poetry trail through the woods to Edna's, her sister's...More

1  Thank Michele H
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

Her home was an old farmhouse and she lived in her own style. This Jazz-Age poet could be quietly introspective or wild entertaining but always gave a good show. The grounds are well maintained and gardens are being restored constantly. This off-the-beaten-path tour shows the...More

2  Thank M_Freedley
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Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a wonderful house kept wonderfully preserved from the time Miss Millay was there. Our tour guide and docent, Carol, did a wonderful job of bringing Miss Millay and her husband Eugen to life. The library is a real treasure to any literary snobs---first...More

Thank Sherazade Q
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

The guides know so much and give an excellent tour and even recite a couple of her poems. They keep the tour groups very small so you see and hear everything - and ask questions. The grounds are beautiful. I loved seeing Millay's writing cabin....More

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Reviewed June 15, 2015

You learn much about Edna St. Vicent Millay by touring her house and gardens, seeing pictures, books, clothing and artifacts. The tour includes a 30 minute video, 30 minute overview of her life and work and almost an hour tour of the house and grounds....More

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mp0mpili0
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Response from TeamMan | Reviewed this property |
Steepletop is only open to the public Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. House tours are at 11, 12:30 and 2. There are also house/garden combo tours. It's a very good idea to call in advance to make a reservation for a... More
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tracymar
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I checked the link to the website that led to the trader information. That is not my link. I didn't enter it. I think it is something Trip Advisor entered. I can't edit it.
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