This property offers the choice of a fabulous 4 bedroom house that sleeps up to 12, plus for larger groups an optional private, one bedroom guest house down the hill that sleeps 4. Both properties can accommodate a total of 16 people.
This Woodstock Handmade House was featured on Fine Living TV and on the back cover of the book, Woodstock's Famous Handmade Houses. The spacious three-story, southwestern inspired house has beautiful wood-beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, a Spanish-style wood burning fireplace which all combine to give it a tranquil and comfortable feeling that will have you coming back time and time again! The house is located on a secluded road, in the Byrdcliffe area of Woodstock minutes from the center of town. The property comprises of a master bedroom, three guest bedrooms, three full bathrooms (the master bath a has two-person Jacuzzi and skylight), a living room and dining area, a well stocked kitchen with glass tile and stainless steel appliances, a sun deck with outdoor dining area. A large family room and a second service kitchen, with easy access to the grilling area, are located on the garden level, which leads out onto the blue stone patio, where you can relax with a soak in the spa hot tub, whilst overlooking two private wooded acres.
Layout of main house: Garden level - family room, service kitchen, 1 queen bedroom, 1 full bath, hot tub, blue slate patio Main level - living room, dining area, kitchen, sun deck, 2 queen bedrooms, 1 full bath, laundry
Upper level - master suite with queen bed, en-suite bathroom and Jacuzzi bath
Layout of guest house (located down the hill from the house, very private): Spacious 1,000 sq ft cabin comprises of 1 private queen bedroom, open living and dining area, kitchen, bathroom. Queen size futon in living room.
Activities and Attractions: Located just 2 hours north of New York City and easily accessible from the north this is an ideal year round location for families or individuals looking to reconnect with nature. Woodstock and the environs offer incredible hiking, biking, rock climbing, swimming in natural spring-fed pools, kayaking and in the winter months, skiing at nearby Hunter, Belleayre and Windham Mountains. If you want culture there is plenty of it, including: the Woodstock Film Festival, Arts & Crafts Festivals, art galleries and antique shops. Not to mention, the fall foliage is spectacular! The quaint Village of Saugerties is a few minutes down the road. It’s known for its easy access to the Hudson River for boating and sailing and is home to H.I.T.S., a major equestrian center. Saugerties hosts many festivals and events such as the Garlic Festival and the Pro Musica Concerts.
I've enjoyed a diversified life with careers in Environmental science (which I studied), entertainment, real estate and design. I live in New York but grew up in Canada and Bermuda, two wildly different climes! When it comes to property I tend to prefer the extremes....extreme country, or extreme city, and that's one of the things I love about Woodstock. It's less than two hours from New York City, but it's a million miles away with respect to it's ambiance, culture and attitude. Woodstock is a fabulous combination of getting away from it all while still having plenty to do.
Christine Barker purchased this chalet in 2002
It is a well built classic Woodstock home with amazing woodwork, great angles, and many interesting details. I fell in love with it the moment I walked through the door! It's very private and set back in the woods, but it's minutes to the center of town. Stained glass windows everywhere. It's the perfect mountain home and I love to escape there whenever I can...and I love to see others create wonderful memories there as well!
As one of the oldest arts colonies and one of the most culturally rich small towns in America, Woodstock is also situated in one of the most protected and dramatic wildlife areas in the Northeast. No matter what you seek: culinary excellence, culture, summer concerts, adventure, hiking at its best!!! It all awaits you right here.
Our home is just a few minutes away from all the amenities and attractions of downtown Woodstock but secluded enough to truly feel like you are in your own private retreat. Check out our comprehensive blog on things to do in the area: http://www.barkerhudson.com/blog.html
My friends and I have been coming to this chalet for the past 4 years for a winter weekend getaway. It's perfect - cozy, funky archtecture, accommodating, a great fire place to gather around, super fast wifi for those who want to stay connected, a kitchen that's fun to cook in as a group, and a great hot tub for relaxing under the stars. We love that it's near hiking trails, art galleries, and the food co-op and bakery in town, and that Woodstock is easily served by bus from New York City. It's a truly magical place and one I look forward to returning to every year.
My husband and I hosted our wedding this past September at the chalet and I can honestly say I will never forget the magical weekend we had in the house. It will forever hold a special place in my heart. First, I will say we appreciated the house for all it's beautiful handmade craftsman grandeur. The house has a warm and comforting quality to it and when it's filled with your friends or family you will appreciate that. I can't see how you couldn't make wonderful memories to last a lifetime here. We fit 11 of our dear loved ones in the house, we found the accommodations very friendly to a large group. Great kitchen upstairs stocked with things you need to cook and entertain. Washer and dryer was super helpful. Living room upstairs is extremely cozy. Bedrooms are clean and inviting, perfect to relax and get away from the group if you need some time alone. We made use of the backyard behind the house to host approximately 55 guests, a bar and buffet and it was perfect. Susanna, the property manager is super helpful and responsive and a dream to work with. I can't say enough good things. Stay here!
My husband and I adored our stay here in the beautiful Catskills in this one-of-a-kind arts and crafts gem! From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in Woodstock. A dreamy, peaceful location, we relaxed into it immediately. The home is updated for comfort while preserving the best of the original, charming details: stained glass, gorgeous tiles, and beautiful hardwood floors. Decorated lovingly with high quality art and light fixtures! Though it was just the two of us, it would be perfect for larger groups of family and friends, as the layout and flow generously allows for both togetherness and privacy. Oh, and the hot tub is superb!
So this is my second stay at this house, and second review. We are officially hooked on this home. Since our last stay, maybe they read my last review, but a door was added to the master bedroom. Doesn't help so much with sound, but will definitely keep someone out!
Also wanted to note how incredibly helpful the management of this house is. Super quick responses, very accommodating. Will be planning our next trip back hopefully soon!
Planned a weekend getaway for a big group, we rented both the Chateau and the Cabin. Could not have been happier! Both properties were immaculate when we arrived. We were close to Woodstock and Kingston which was perfect for dinners out on the town. The management was very helpful all the way through the process. Will definitely recommend to friends looking to stay in the Woodstock area. Great success for me and my group.
This house is absolutely amazing. I brought 15 friends up (reserved the guest house as well) for a weekend out of the city, and it was everything we could have asked for. The guesthouse comfortably slept 4 and is a short walk to the main house.
The property is breath taking and worthy of some great afternoon nature walks. Woodstock is a quick walk away as well. The house is well maintained and has more charm than I thought any house could have.We're planning our return trip as soon as we can all find a free weekend.
My only complaint, and it's really a minor one, is that there is really no sound privacy in the main house. The master bedroom has the entire second floor, but no door to the room and shares a very thin and holey floor with one of the first floor bed rooms. But, definitely not enough to keep us away.
This is a year round paradise!
In summer enjoy water tubing or fly fishing on the Esopus, canoeing and Kayaking on the Hudson River, horseback riding, rock climbing, tennis, golf and bike around a beautiful reservoir. Visit the largest traditional Tibetan Monastery in the US, climb the beautiful Overlook Mountain or take a dip in one of the numerous water holes in the area.
The fall is absolutely gorgeous, and the Woodstock Film Festival always attracts a crowd. This is also a great time to enjoy apple picking, pumpkin carving and the wonderful foliage of the Catskills Mountains.
The winter offers plenty...Hunter Mountain is a skiers' paradise. Bellayre, Windham Mountain or Plattekill are also nearby. There's great sledding right in town on the aptly named Sled Hill. The iconic Town of Woodstock comes alive with lights over the holidays and is very picturesque.
The areas beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers, restaurants, shopping and cultural scene provide plenty to do whatever time of the year you visit, but you may just want to stay at your beautiful rental home and relax by the fire or take a soak in the hot tub!