You are sure to find serenity in this peaceful, historic home. Captivating 100 year old red farmhouse just minutes to the village in tranquil setting on 5 acres with majestic array of hardwood trees and seasonal stream. This warm and inviting picturesque hideaway is filled with original details such as stone fireplace, antique beams and wood floors.
Living room with French doors leading to bluestone terrace. This home has been lovingly maintained and offers a beautiful & relaxing setting throughout the 4 seasons.
Keywords: House, Catskills,Getaway
I am an Artist and a professional Designer of textiles, wallpapers and whatever else comes my way. My home reflects my love of antiques and tranquility. After decades in NYC I purchased this property and have been enjoying the beauty of the Hudson Valley ever since. There is always something new to explore in the area and my life reflects a simple lifestyle off the beaten track, yet part of a fascinating artistic community. Ever since leaving the City I have especially appreciated the abundance of Nature all around me-in my own backyard, hiking the gorgeous mountains and enjoying nearby lakes and the Hudson River. I love to travel and in recent years have been on Safari in Tanzania which stimulated my love of photography. Last winter I spent a good deal of time in Belize and my artwork, as well as my home reflects all of this.
Laura Katz purchased this house in 1999
Close enough to NYC and yet far enough away. This property offers total privacy in a bucolic setting but is less than a mile into town. It has the best of both worlds.
Whether relaxing on the porch, patio or lawn- one is surrounded by natural beauty.
It's also a totally cozy home for reading by the fireplace, or in the reading nook upstairs.
The house has history- it is the original farmhouse on this Lane- but has been renovated to be up to date on modern conveniences.
The main house has 2 BR but there is a studio addition w/ a separate BR and bath which can be included in rental.
My family and I gathered at Laura's house for a few days during the Christmas Holidays this past December. It was a wonderful, perfect time, with grown children and new spouses hunting for a tree (I think they found the last one available in upstate New York! ), making fires, and creating delicious meals. The house is set up just right for people to mingle in the front room, or to wander elsewhere for some quiet. This old farmhouse has much charm, both on it's own, and also with the artistic and warm touches of Ms Katz. We really liked that it felt earthy and welcoming - we weren't afraid to make it our own! It was not pretentious at all, but it was obvious the place is loved. To top off our stay there- the snow fell on Christmas night, with our sons out romping as they have forever when snowballs can be made. It was a pleasure doing business with Laura and I liked her quick replies to questions I had, and her attention to little details that she felt would make our visit be the best it could be. I would definitely recommend this house for a family gathering in the winter,but could imagine it in warm weather as well.
Stayed at Laura's place last weekend -- perfect from start to finish. Laura was accommodating and helpful, and the house was cozy and clean. The covered front porch is a gem and the grounds are well kept and very peaceful. Clean sheets and towels, good internet, good water pressure -- all good. Highly recommend.
Total privacy on five fabulous acres with a baronial front lawn, this was one of the best houses I've rented in Woodstock and I've rented quite a few. It's a 100-year-old farmhouse close to the center of town and loaded with charm. Not the most modern of amenities, but who cares -- they all work! The views are terrific, the fireplace is grand, the sofas and reading lights are comfy, the heat works really well and Laura, the host, who moves to her studio on the property when she has guests, is totally unobtrusive yet "on it" whenever you have a request. You can tell she loves this house -- it's obvious in all the details.
A charming house, we would highly recommend renting! Very well located, charmingly furnished and exceedingly comfortable!
My children and I spent Memorial Day weekend at Laura's beautiful home with another family. The home is everything described in this listing and more. The setting is lovely - you can't see another home from the place, so you definitely have the feel of being in the country, but you are actually just a few minutes from Woodstock. There is a small stream running next to the house, and a huge yard/garden. Our young children had a fabulous time, and would have probably stayed playing around the house the entire weekend if we hadn't insisted on going to the great hiking/small lakes nearby. The house is very spacious, clean and has lovely hardwood floors. It has been completely renovated, but the feel of a country farmhouse hasn't been lost, so you have the best of both worlds. We would be happy to return for another visit.
We needed to rent an extra home for visiting family to Woodstock. This property was totally charming, the property is magnificent and well-cared for - also minutes to the village and many local restaurants and attractions. The owner was completely honest on every interaction and clear about what was required for the stay. The house was very clean and since the owner is an artist there were lovely paintings and artwork throughout this historical home. If you want a real getaway from hectic city life, this is absolutely a great choice.
What a great house! It was PERFECT for our group. We caught a few fish on the fly rod, had a nice cookout, and got over to Levon Helm's studio for a concert. We had a blast in Woodstock and that was in large part thanks to this house providing a great atmosphere for the trip.