Wow, what an incredible house to rent - we are totally coming back here whenever possible! This was the best weekend getaway spot I have ever experienced in over 19 years of living in NYC.
We made the most of our winter anniversary weekend away from Brooklyn with this beautiful new house and AMAZING hot tub on the roofdeck - totally relaxing with incredible views of the mountains, reservoir and unadulterated skies / stargazing. We also enjoyed the bird and chipmunk watching through the windows, as there is a birdfeeder right outside the back of the house.
We loved the location - very close to Kingston which we loved, and not too far from Woodstock either. Foodie paradise in both towns due to the close location of the Culinary Institute of America!
It was too cold/snowy/rainy for us to do much hiking but plan on coming back in the spring/summer/fall timeframe to enjoy more of the outdoor activities in the area. Frankly, any weather is good hot tub weather! There was an army of nice clean fluffy towels supplied as well.
The bed was super comfy and the availability of Netflix/cable/DVD was great to have in close proximity of the cozy gas stove to warm us up after the hot tub. Temp control was perfect inside despite the freezing weather outside. The chef's kitchen was wonderfully appointed as well, but we didn't end up spending much time in the house other than hot-tubbing and sleeping. The house itself is huge - you could fit a large family or troupe of friends here very easily.
The owners are friendly, responsive and helpful as far as directions and restaurant recommendations. The views from the house and elongated loft style window are stunningly picturesque. All in all, I would wholeheartedly recommend this property and fully intend to come back to relax!!!