My husband, our frenchie Fenway and I just spent an amazing long weekend at The Barn. The space is warm, yet contemporary and extremely spacious. There is original art displayed throughout that makes the barn very special. If you like to cook this is the kitchen. The stove and range are unsurpassed and every amenity you need is there. There is even a stove above the fireplace that can be used to cook pizzas, etc. We didn't get to try that this time but we will when we return. There are also two grills outside - one gas and one coal. Living in NYC we miss having such luxuries so we spent the weekend cooking and grilling out and didn't visit any of the local restaurants.
Above all this is an oasis. The view of the pond from the couch is sublime and the grounds are very well manicured. The first day we sat on the couch and watched the fountain spin in the pond for a very long time, it was extremely relaxing. On the 2nd floor there is an amazing tub/steam/shower. No doubt about it, this is a spa experience. Robes are provided and there is even a heated rack to warm the towels in the winter.
But most importantly our puppy Fenway loved it. He got to chase chipmunks, a frog, butterflies and everything else on the grounds. We went for long walks and the area around Witten Pond is beautiful with a babbling brook and homes set back in the woods. The property was very easy to get to from the city and it was also a quick drive to Woodstock.
We can't wait to get back after such a perfect holiday.