|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Our spacious designer 4500 sq ft. vacation home has 4 bedrooms , 3 baths is full of light and is on a park-like estate with mature trees, streams, and a landscaped swim pond stocked with trout. It is surrounded by 100 acres of protected land.
There is also a BARN guest house with 2 BR 1 Bath and full kitchen and open living/TV area, spectacular views of the pond from floor to ceiling windows. Barn is available for rent ONLY with the Main Hse for an extra fee.
It is fully Air-Conditioned in the summer and equipped with radiant heat and fireplaces for cozy winter days.
An spacious and fully renovated Barn, with a chefs kitchen, master bedroom, loft, and full bath serves as a magnificent guesthouse and is available to be rented exclusively with the main house.
It is located in the mountain hamlet of Shokan, bordering the beautiful Ashokan resevoir. It is 15 minutes from the legendary village of Woodstock, NY which has a vibrant year-round art and music community and a great variety of restaurants, galleries and shops.
The estate is located 20 mins from most of the area's popular spa and ski destinations of Belleayre, Hunter and Windham Ski Resorts. Nearby Kingston, the first capital of the country, is a beautiful historic town dating from the 1600's, and rests on the magnificent Hudson river. Kingston has an active summer marina which hosts fabulous art art and music festivals and has many great restaurants and antique shops.
This historic farmstead was established by the Rev. Samuel Samson in the 1830's, and the old farmhouse was completely renovated in 2008 and has been converted to a highly efficient and eco-friendly 'green' house. The newly expanded house sits secluded on nine park-like acres protected by 100 acres of forever-wild watershed land. The 9.5 acre farm is home to abundant wildlife and flora and there are blueberry patches, wild grapes, apple trees, and fish streams on the property.
There are two large lawn areas in the front and back fields and a large fresh-water swimming pond fed by mountain springs behind the red Dutch barn. The house has both solar panels for electricity and a geo-thermal system for heating and air-conditioning. Also, there is a back-up generator for emergencies.
There are 4 large bedrooms in the main house:1 Master BR w king bed and 3 Guest Rms with Queen beds (one guest room has queen and 2 bunk beds = 3)
We also have a crib and child mattress.
You can start your x-country skiing and hiking from the back porch, past the newly renovated barn and large swim pond, a huge vegetable and flower garden. As you cross over year-round streams and original stone walls you will eventually find your way to Ashokan reservoir views from the back ridge.
From the front and rear playing fields enjoy breath-taking views of snowy peaks and brilliant autmn foliage on the surrounding mountains. Or you can just stay home and lounge on the spacious and sunny back deck or by the large stone fireplace in the Great Room and listen to music or read quietly on the shaded front porch. There is also a fully equipped Gym and TV/Recreation room downstairs as well as a Den/Library with a Finnish woodburning stove and flat screen tv.
During the summer months there are several wonderful camps and summer schools in the area where children of all ages can attend a great range programs. One mile down the road there is beautifully maintained Avery Park with tennis and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, and a new children's play area and play set.
Within a 10 minute drive on Route 28 is the Emerson Resort, a five-star lodge with restaurants, shops and a luxurious spa where you can spend the day being pampered or explore the park grounds and river banks.
Yoga/pilates studios are just 3 miles down the road in Boiceville. Local farmers' markets, great restaurants, all stores are 5 minutes away. Hiking and skiing the famous Catskill Hunter and Wyndham mountains are all within 25 minutes drive on main roads. The nearby Ashokan reservoir park has expansive waterviews and a beautiful path for running and biking. Fly-fish for trout and bass on the reservoir and Esopus river, where you can also spend the day swimming and rafting.
It is an ideal retreat for families or individuals who want nature, music festivals, art galleries and a place to explore. This carefully constructed 'green' home is a warm sanctuary filled with unique furnishings, contemporary art and all the modern amenities.
You can see more photos on the web album listed below. Please check rates and calendar for accurate information.
Keywords: estate house, swimming ponds, streams,river, deck, vegetable garden, mountain views, summer camp, apple orchard, hiking trails, fishing, boating, satellite TV, WiFi, art galleries, restaurants
Cristina runs a design enterprise and Michael has a bespoke innovative tech company in NYC. We have a young son Henri, who spends his time outdoors in the streams, ponds, sand beach, and playset area on the property. He also has a huge play room with a 60' TV, play table, in the main house where he spends his indoor time.
The farm is also used as an artist-in-residence site and offered to artists who have been affiliated with our various art boards. We would like to expand this program to include workshops by the artists for the community and for the local schools. By renting the farm we can realize some of these goals and can continue to explore other creative community-based projects.
Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo purchased this estate in 2007
Originally settled by the Reverend Samuels in 1825 as a large farm, it is ideally situated on a flat ridge of the mountain with plenty of sunshine and several mountain streams which originate on the property and feed the Ashokan reservoir. It borders over 100 acres of protected watershed land and will forever remain pristine.
Please check listed rates and updated calendar before contacting us and for accurate rental information.
Fantastic location. Only 90 miles from NYC from I87, the estate is at the epicenter of the Catskills and all the fun and adventure that the area has to offer. Terrific for families to gather for hiking, fishing, skiing, art viewing, and world class music festivals. It is surrounded by state parks that offer hundreds of acres of outdoor sports both on land and water.
Close enough to NYC that we can enjoy relaxing here and commute to the city for work during vacation weeks.
We were lucky to find the wonderful home, my extended family and I spent a wonderful and very comfortable weekend at this lovely home in the woods. The house is well cared for and the beds were very comfortable. The homeowner left thoughtful extras in case things were forgotten, and the kitchen was very well equipped. The property is so pretty, I wish we had more time to walk around, but we were very busy with a family wedding. The artwork in the home is really very good and interesting, and one of our piano players enjoyed the baby grand, and I loved it also as it is the same one I have, a chickering, I never see them. The whole family agreed they would stay here again, and it is one of the best homes we have ever been fortunate enough to rent.
What an absolutely gorgeous home-away-from-home. Our family (including 5 month old son) stayed in the lovely guest barn and it was perfect. The barn is beautifully set up with a cozy sitting area, designer kitchen, and table for family meals. The downstairs bedroom has a view back to the creek, and nice dark curtains keep things cool even during the hottest part of the day. The upstairs sleeping loft is its own little getaway with awesome silent padded "wood" flooring, a big comfy bed, and another sitting (napping, reading) area. A walk to the pond followed by dipping toes in the creek made a spectacular day.
We had a great vacation in this house, it was just 2 of us, the spaciousness was welcome and the
nature outside, amazing. Super comfortable beds, lots of options for coolness- fans, green AC , windows...
We love Woodstock + went there daily, @ a 12 min drive, to swim in a stream, then put t-shirts over our bathing suits + ate in the delicious restaurants , Joshua's, Garden Cafe..
I would recommend it !
We stayed at this property for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is very spacious, beautifully decorated and updated with modern amenities while still retaining the charm of a country farmhouse. The bedrooms were large and there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out. It is also very private with a large yard and huge deck.
The owner was very easy to deal with and responsive. We didn't use the renovated barn on the property, but did get to see it and it's equally charming. I wouldn't hesitate to stay at this property again. In fact, I'm considering booking it again next year.
The farm on Bostock Rd is a beautiful well-kept property, with everything you could ever need for a family vacation.The house was just as advertised, though the kitchen looked a bit tired. The swim pond and float were a delight in the hot weather; my children and dog loved the pond and streams. It was fun to pick herbs from the garden and prepare meals in the well equipped kitchen.
The weather was insanely hot when we were there, but the geo-thermal system kept the house very cool, there were extra fans just in case, and we made several forays to local swimming holes. Cristina was a very helpful and dedicated host, answering all our questions and doing everything in her power to make our stay wonderful. We'd love to come back and would certainly recommend this home to others.
Being born and raised in Woodstock, when we return each year for the holidays I always look for a rental that has character to echo my childhood memories. A vanilla house would never do for me! This was our first time renting the farm house and it was very enjoyable. A fun house with more than enough room for any family and a nicely outfitted kitchen - the heart of any house. Most importantly, the place is spotless, a welcome relief from our 2011 xmas rental! Christina couldn't be kinder and is attentive to emails no matter when they're sent. A really nice family who has a generous heart in allowing others to share their wonderful home.
There is a wonderful YMCA camp up the road
And the Emerson Spa nearby for full pampering
Swimming and wading on the property ponds and streams.
We play Softball, Frisbee, Horseshoes, French Petanque, Croquet and many other games on both front and back playing fields.
Hiking to Ashokan reservoir views from back porch. Fly-fishing for Trout on nearby Esopus River.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|Cleaning and Set up Fee||$300|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Private Event Special||$5,000 + Tax|
|Barn rental||$1,000 + Tax|
Maid service available part time. Please contact us for more information.
Weekend rate is 100% payment prior to occupancy. 50% deposit upon reservation. 30 cancellation policy. 60 days for summer
Weekly rate is 50% non refundable deposit upon reservation. Balance due 2 weeks prior to occupancy.
Monthly rate is 50% non refundable deposit upon reservation. Balance due 2 weeks prior to occupancy.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.