Fotina’s Home

The story of Tina’s House dates back to 1984 when John and Fotina (Tina) purchased five acres of land in beautiful upstate New York to build their dream home. Copake is nestled between Hudson, New York and the Berkshires’ Great Barrington in Massachusetts and Copake Lake is a quick walk from the property. John and Tina scoured through magazines and house plans until they found the gorgeous three-story country home that’s spacious, yet cozy, and would one day become “Tina’s House”. After years of saving, their dream home became a reality, and construction on the home was completed in the fall of 1993 – just in time for cool autumn nights by the firepit.

The interior design of the house was completely done by Tina. She had an eye for design and detail and wanted the home to be welcoming and relaxing – a place where her whole family could come together and enjoy. She designed the house wanting to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, by including an abundance of windows and decks.

Tina’s Story

Since 1993, John and Tina had been enjoying their country home, taking their family on little getaways. In the winter, Tina was an avid skier, and in the spring and summer, you could find Tina gardening while her husband, John, would garden alongside her, or be out fishing at Copake Lake or hunting in the woods. Autumn would bring the aromas of freshly baked apple pies from the apple orchard down the road. Tina loved cooking for her family, and a trip to Tina’s House wasn’t complete until you saw her bustling around the kitchen making your favorite meal. John and Tina decided to retire and move to Copake full-time in 2015, where they enjoyed their golden years in this all-weather oasis.

Sadly, Tina passed away five years later. Although she is gone, her warmth and grace can still be felt in the house.

Amenities at Tina’s House

Tina loved her cozy home in the woods, paying attention to every detail when designing the house. From the giant windows overlooking the five well-kept acres to the cook-friendly kitchen with ample counter space, walking through Tina’s House feels like home – and we want to share it with your family.

Tina’s House has four bedrooms with three full bathrooms and one-half bath. The three-story home can fit three couples, two families, or one large family comfortably. The acreage gives the kids enough room to run and explore, with Wifi accessibility and Smart TVs if you need to get a little work done.

A visit to Tina’s House in any season will be comforting and enjoyable. Whether you’re a family, a couple, or a group of friends, the activities in Copake are endless. Your group can enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, winter tubing, fine dining, golfing, breweries and distilleries, farm stores, fishing, apple picking, and taking in the views of the fall foliage – and those are just a handful of things you can do while you stay with us. On snowy days, we invite you to curl up by the crackling fire with some hot cocoa and board games, just don’t forget the marshmallows! For those warm, summer evenings, you can sit on our back deck and grill fresh meats from the butcher in town while watching your kids chase fireflies in the yard.

Tina’s House is a gateway to so many beautiful parts the Northeast has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you into our home.


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Quiet Neighborhood


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Tina’s House has four bedrooms with three full bathrooms and one-half bath. The three-story home can fit three couples, two families, or one large family comfortably.