Meet Greta Hanson
Greta left the corporate world in New York City to raise her family in the open space and fresh air of the country. Croton-on-Hudson became an idyllic spot; close enough to Manhattan for a healthy dose of culture, but an easy retreat to feel worlds away. Living where Westchester meets the Hudson Valley gives access to quaint villages, local farms, and outdoor activities galore. Greta enjoys time in the garden with her dogs, a good book by the fire, and time in the kitchen full of family and friends. Lakewood Estate realizes Greta’s vision as a perfect escape for family or friends to come together, get out in nature, break bread around the table and celebrate life’s treasured moments.
Lakewood Estate is a magical property conveniently located near NYC. Our family of 4 stayed at Lakewood along with another family for an extended stay this spring. It was an experience unlike any other; from the stunning grounds with trees in every shade of green to the winding paths with gorgeous plants, flowers and wildlife.
Staying in the charming and expansive farmhouse offered our two families privacy and separation when desired but also wonderful gathering spaces to connect.
A tennis court, multiple lakes with fishing and kayaking, and a charming vegetable garden offered endless spaces to walk, explore, and experience all within the properties’ boundaries. Nearby hiking and biking trails were also a highlight.
As charming as the property was, nothing made it more special than the unique touch of Lakewood’s owner, Greta Hanson.
Greta welcomed our families with open arms, offering the perfect mix of privacy and a hands on approach. She organized games, activities and even a closing festival which kept our kids entertained for hours on end each day. The result was a special, family Camp-like setting. Kayak races, tennis tournaments, three legged races and more culminated with a fire side barbecue and roasted s’mores for all. I whole-heartedly recommend Lakewood Estate for an unforgettable escape and memorable family gatherings.