RUSHING WATER HAVEN, ROMANTIC GETAWAY, WOODLAND MOUNTAIN RETREAT

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Bedrooms 2
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RUSHING WATER HAVEN, ROMANTIC GETAWAY, WOODLAND MOUNTAIN RETREAT

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1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2; seasonal studio + 1 bedroom/bath ; stream

RUSHING WATER HAVEN, is a home nestled in the Catskill Mountains, surrounded by acres of woodland, at the end of a private road, with Mount Tremper rising behind it. Built of pine and cedar high alongside a turbulent stream, it combines the fairy tale charm of a tree house with the open lines of a contemporary structure or zendo. Large windows and skylights frame views of woods and sculpted grounds in every direction. It was created in 1979 by an award-winning illustrator and an architect who became a well-known Woodstock artist and photographer. A rare three-story tower, it features a bedroom on the top floor; at the entry mid-level (see photos), an equipped kitchen, dining area and full bath; and below, almost at stream level, a spacious living room complete with a wood burning stove, comfortable seating areas,skylights and views. On each level, sliding doors with screens open onto open-air decks overlooking the stream, offering views of sun-dappled woods, the sparkling stream below, and the zig zag of water falling down the mountainside opposite. In winter, watch the snow fall through hickory, hemlock and pine trees. The deck off the living room is a screened in porch. Visually entrancing with the sound of water tumbling over boulders & rocks – the near edge of wilderness, it is beautiful in any season. From the pine refuge of the house, one can hear the rush of the brook in every room. The property is bordered on two sides by the Catskill watershed preserve and converging streams. It includes a sunny expanse of open lawn, ringed by woods, further ensuring privacy. In winter, it is equally private, with vistas of surrounding mountains. Adjacent to the house is a three season guest studio, and its ground level sunny deck is bordered by garden and lawn. Both structures feel spacious and uplifting. From early Spring to November, rental guests of the house have access to the studio and laundry room. The studio's additional queen-sized bedroom, daybed, and bath is available and included with all rentals, except in Winter. In warmer months, lounge on the sunny studio deck in an array of outdoor furniture; picnic on the lawn or at the picnic table and benches; the studio contains a refrigerator, toaster oven, electric kettle and induction plate, to make dining al fresco outdoors even easier. There is a charcoal grill.

Ideally suited for a couple looking for a place of beauty to relax, meditate, or work away from home, Rushing Water Haven casts a spell. An idyllic romantic retreat, for writers or artists, or anyone looking to recharge, it may just provide the inspiration or creative motivation you are seeking.

Located in the hamlet of Willow, the house is just fifteen minutes from Woodstock. As one of the oldest arts colonies and culturally rich small towns in America, Woodstock (of which Willow is part) is situated in one of the most dramatic wildlife areas in the Northeast. As a vacation destination, it is a perfect home base from which to explore the Catskills and wider Hudson Valley region.

Contact us for additional ideas for the time you are renting. There are many seasonal festivals, including the Woodstock Film Festival in October. Spectacular hiking trails (maps provided), biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, tubing on the Esopus River are nearby, along with other countless Catskill and Hudson Valley attractions. Visit Phoenicia, 'one of top ten coolest small towns in America' for pancakes at Sweet Sue's, and don't miss the Woodstock Animal Sanctuary; farmers markets, open until November; historic Hudson River towns of Saugerities, Rhinebeck and Kingston all within easy reach featuring antique shops and historic sites. Consider Bardavon Performance Center, or Dutchess County Fair Grounds events. Take a hike around stunning Ashokan Reservoir, and witness soaring Catskill eagles. Climb magical Overlook Mountain for breathtaking views. The Mount Tremper Arts Center offers contemporary dance in Summer. There are frequent talks by renown spiritual teachers; yoga, Zen and Tibetan tradition monasteries, healing massage, and spa treatments, yard sales, and garden tours; world class music events of all kinds; historic Maverick Center open-air recitals; theater,and gallery shows; and everywhere--the option of great food and interesting people should you wish to explore and stop along the way. But you may just want to stay at home, enjoy the hammock alongside the stream; or nap in the sun.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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First came to the area in the early 80's, invited by a friend who was organizing a theater and wanted to offer me a job, but I was not ready to leave New York City. Later I began to attend monastery retreats in the Catskills, and from Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper I heard a 'Rivers and Mountains' talk which moved me, as did the scent and feel of the place I came to associate with it. Later a close friend and her husband obtained a house in Woodstock and began to commute from the City. I came to visit. At an important juncture in my life, I knew I needed to be closer to nature, and began a search for a weekend house, within a manageable distance, to go to as often as possible.

Property Owner purchased this house in 2006

Without a doubt, the moving water featured in my description. I saw the property online first. The photos did not do it justice (neither do mine. I am in process of updating!) --but something spoke to me. My realtor tracked it down after I spotted it online. It was on a list of properties to view. As soon as I emerged from the car at the entrance to the bowl of the property, its scattered majestic trees on the open lawn, reaching up, and heard the rush of the stream, I knew this was it. It didn't matter to me what the house was like, but happily the house struck me as beautiful and beautifully designed. It reminded me of other places I had loved and more. A zendo, a medieval keep, a wooded home in a fantasy or fairytale. The house is really about the natural beauty outside. Being in, one is always looking out.

Whereever one sits in the house, and there are many comfortable places to curl up with a magazine or book, inside or out --whether stretched out on the couch downstairs or rocking in a chair on one of the upper decks--one is often stunned by the beauty of the surrounding woods as light shifts; flowers move in the breeze, deer silently cross the lawn, or witnessing the play of birds and squirrels; the sudden dramatic appearance of an owl. It is a great place to sleep deeply. There are starry nights, and watch for bright moonlight spilling across the lawn, silvering the woods.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Rushing Water Haven, Romantic Getaway, Woodland Mountain Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Woodstock Catskills
Brooklyn, NY, USA
5

Modern Treehouse

  • 5 of 5
The property is a delight. It is very secluded and we felt like we were a part of the forest. The kitchen has any kind of pot or pan you might need along with a nice assortment of real knives. Extra touches were provided by the owner like half and half as well as great soaps. It was so convenient being between Woodstock and Phoenicia. Lots of parks, hikes, restaurants and stores are nearby. We felt cared for by the owner who left us alone but was available every step of the way.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Rushing Water Haven, Romantic Getaway, Woodland Mountain Retreat
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Woodstock Catskills
New York City
5

Magical Retreat in the Woods

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful property... in the woods over a clear stream with varied landscapes to relax within. After two weeks we had just begun to take advantage of all the property has to offer...sitting on one of the three balconies over the stream, the deck near the studio, the picnic bench near the forest, the hammock over the water.
There are thick towels, lovely soaps and toiletries...Lynn is generous and caring, even providing coffee beans!!!
We brought our dog who loved the options of the forest, lawn, stream, and the pond down the way..and there are dog beds in the house.
It's a wonderful area, of course, being near Woodstock so a short drive brought us to great restaurants and shopping. A particular love of ours is Opus 40, a 6 acre stone earthwork park in Saguerties, and the bookstore in Saguerties as well.
Mostly we just relaxed on the property; at night, the outside lighting is breathtaking- a totally unexpected perk.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Rushing Water Haven, Romantic Getaway, Woodland Mountain Retreat
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Woodstock Catskills
5

Sublime Nature Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Rushing Water Haven is just that: a wonderful haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life, perched on an acre of land above a mountain creek and facing a vast forest preserve. On our first afternoon there, we ventured out over the rocks and cooled our feet in the lovely creek, soaking in the sunlight that filtered through the trees and breathing in the clean fresh air with its aroma of moss and lichen. My husband promptly fell asleep on the hammock while my daughters raced over the narrow wooden bridge to toss the Frisbee on the wide, sunny lawn. They cheered at the thought of their own “pad” in the red studio building just a few paces from the inviting main house, which was a study in elegance: a tri-level wooden home reminiscent of a treehouse, featuring a deck on every floor looking down on the creek. Lynn, our gracious host, had made all the rooms so inviting—wooden baskets, fresh herbs, and did I mention the bathtub with the pink Himalayan bath salt and the organic shampoos and soap? I was able to soak away my city cares and laugh out loud, savoring the pages of James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird in the evening while enjoying a hot cup of organic tea. In the morning, I brewed a hot cup of organic coffee, made from beans roasted in nearby Woodstock, and watched as the light of the sun rising above Mount Tremper drifted in through the trees and into the skylights and picture windows. With the creek playing its own lullaby, the quiet house made for a relaxing experience for the entire family, and a romantic one in the evening when the kids were asleep in the studio and we had the run of the tree house to ourselves. At night, I would sit on the screened-in deck on the first level of the house. More than one morning, I opened the balcony door and rolled out a mat to meditate while sunlight poured into the bedroom and splashed across the large and very comfortable bed. When we weren’t out hiking or tubing in nearby Phoenicia—a ten minute drive away—we’d drive into Woodstock or swim at the little pond and, on an afternoon when rain came, light up the cast iron woodstove and settle down for a game of Clue. At Rushing Water Haven, the peace and quiet is so deep and meaningful, we’ve managed to bring some back to the city.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Woodstock Catskills
NY
5

What a weekend!!

  • 5 of 5
This quaint, rustic, charming house with all the amenities in BEAUTIFUL surroundings made for a magical weekend! We enjoyed every minute and highly recommend this getaway. Lynn is a pleasure to deal with!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rushing Water Haven, Romantic Getaway, Woodland Mountain Retreat
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Woodstock Catskills
5

Fantastic and romantic

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic and beautiful home. Lynn has thought of everything to make your stay unforgettable. We stayed for just over two weeks and found the facilities, listing description and location beyond fault. The extras are unbelievable all you need to bring is your clothes, Lynn also provided shaving gel, how thoughtful. The deer on the lawn are a real sight we even managed to see the porcupine. Our friends from Rhode Island joined us for a few days and they also remarked on the beauty of the house and surrounding woodland, not forgetting the rushing brook which could be heard from every corner of the property. Great sound to drop off to sleep too.
Lynn was on hand at the end of the phone for any concerns or problems.
Try the food at Oriel 9 in Woodstock, great selection or why not have a coffee at Mamas Boy in Phoenicia.
If your into Fishing you can't beat the Eusopus. The local hardware shop in Phoenicia will be able to supply you with all your tackle needs even your licence.
We can't wait to return next year. The flight from England is well worth it to stay in such a fantastic place.
We would recommend Rushing Water Haven to anyone looking for a relaxing, cosy and romantic getaway.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Rushing Water Haven, Romantic Getaway, Woodland Mountain Retreat
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Woodstock Catskills
5

Amazing Property, Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
Very impressed, Lynn was excellent in providing us with all information needed. Home was great, secluded, very nice scenery. Fireplace in basement was well needed in weather. House was clean, great amenities, location was perfect - 10-15 mins to town. No complains at all.

Already planning a repeat visit.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Oriole 9, Cucina: Garden Cafe, Mama's Boy
Car: necessary

Your home away is located in the hamlet of Willow, fifteen minutes from Woodstock or village of Phoenicia in other direction, voted one of the top ten 'coolest small towns in America'. 'Rushing Water Haven', perfectly situated to explore both, and the surrounding Catskills and Hudson Valley Region beyond . Spectacular hiking trails, mountain lakes, biking, horseback riding, tubing on the Esopus; expert massage and spa treatments; meditation and yoga, are within easy reach. Visit The Woodstock Animal Sanctuary or Emerson Spa and Resort; there are yard sales, and garden tours in warmer months; lectures by renown speakers and spiritual leaders, and world class music of every kind year round. Visit historic open air Maverick Concerts; contemporary dance and performance events at Mount Tremper Arts Center; James Cox Gallery is up the road on Rte 212; The Ashokan Center for folk music and square dancing events, featuring traditional crafts, near the Ashokan Reservoir for a hint of old Shandaken, or roam nearby historic towns and farmers markets, the historic district of Kingston, or the Dutchess County Fairgrounds and Rhinebeck, just across the Hudson. Everywhere you go there is the option of great food and interesting people, and everywhere, the exceptional beauty of the Catskills.

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Woodstock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 16 2014 - Sep 5 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$6,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 9 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,325
$4,000
 
 
Columbus Holiday
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Peak Fall
Oct 13 2014 - Nov 2 2014
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,325
$4,000
 
 
Winter Rates
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,325
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee* $125
Notes CLEANING FEE INCLUDED IN ONE WEEK PLUS rentals. Additional night on weekends $150.00. Mid Week Winter rates are $175.00 per night (Mon - Fri.) *****HOLIDAYS - $300.00 per night.******

Winter maximum occupancy is 2 persons (couple). Spring through mid-November, adjoining studio is included in rental, with an additional
Queen sized bedroom, a daybed, common area and laundry room.
Rental fee: Paypal or Check; For $500 Security Deposit, check is preferred. the Security Deposit check will be returned un-cashed, provided there is no unusual damage (i.e. beyond normal wear and tear) to house contents or property.
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Amenities

Amenities

Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Bottled Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large sliding window length of tub with views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Studio bathroom three seasons only; bright airy,
  • House Bathroom has a lovely view of the landscape through tub width wide sliding window. Slide open the window and it is as though you were showering outdoors. Tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom guest studio - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Second bedroom in separate studio avail April- November only
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , house bedroom on top floor great view/balcony deck
  • House bedroom is appointed beautifully with fine linens organic queen sized bed. Private deck wonderful light. Vaulted high ceiling. Studio bedroom is on upper floor, whitewashed pineboard walls.. light and airy. Skylight and large windows high ceiling. There is a daybed in downstairs studio 'library room' for relaxing, or guest.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • pond
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A place to be and relax, doze in our hammock under majestic trees by a bend in the stream; read, write, enjoy the sounds of moving water and beauty of the Catskills in peace and privacy. In warmer months access to beautiful private community pond for swimming and year round an enjoyable destination for a walk.
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