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SEASONAL DEALS IN CATSKILL-WOODTSTOCK: A SERENE NATURE RETREAT AT WITTEN POND

Lee Anne Morgan

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Sleeps3
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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SEASONAL DEALS IN CATSKILL-WOODTSTOCK: A SERENE NATURE RETREAT AT WITTEN POND

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Special Offer! Holiday Discount On This Property December 19 - January 4

Woodstock House Rental Photos and Description

A Paradise for Couples with Mountain Views, Rushing Waters and Wiitten Pond

'Witten Pond' is comprised of three homes on a 15-acre owner-estate, which is bordered by the 'forever wild' Catskill State Forest Preserve and NYC-protected Wittenberg Stream. The original home, circa 1910, recently-restored 'Lily of the Valley,' is furnished in art and antiques. The second is a more contemporary dwelling, 'Witten Gatehouse' with spa bathroom. The third is 'Witten Barn,' an architectural feat of old and new. 'Witten Pond' homes provide perfect private realms for a romantic, or private, getaway and small business retreat.

1) “Lily of the Valley' is a restored circa 1900 chestnut post and beam 'Swiss Cottage style' lodge. Huge Chelsea loft-style bedroom/library occupies the entire 2nd floor, which looks out on Witten Pond, Wittenberg Stream and high Catskill peaks. 1300 sq. ft. on two floors with porches on 3 sides. Light on 6 sides (4 walls and 2 roofs). The 1st floor has a master bath with clawfoot tub and hand-held European shower, living room with wood burning stream-stone fireplace, and country kitchen with bluestone counters. Covered porches are on three sides. Sitting area in back with wood burning Tuscan wood grill, teak sitting benches, gardens, and picnic table overlooking Witten Pond. Swimming (at guest risk) and fishing (catch-and-release) in Witten Pond, which is also owned by the owner. Wittenberg Stream, a classic trout stream, is just across the road. Lily amenities include Wifi internet, DVD/TV, CD/radio, massage table, and excellent cell service. House is furnished with antiques and Hudson Valley art.

Lily of the Valley, one of three houses part of the family-owned estate, Witten Pond, is surrounded by mountain peaks, rushing water, and stone walls. “Zen-like” describes the property to some as does 'attention to detail,' 'most relaxing rental home ever,' 'what a find,' 'a claw foot tub and wood burning fireplace,' 'incredible light,' 'well-curated library,' and a guest remarking “Is this the house that inspired Ralph Lauren?” A lovingly restored historic home furnished with antiques, fine art, and in contemplative comfort with the incredible cultural richness of the Hudson Valley at your fingertips. A romantic 'home of the heart.'

2) ' Witten Gatehouse' is a stone and wood 2-story cottage. There is light on 4 sides. 650 sq. ft. on two floors, the 2nd floor open and looking out on the 1st floor windows. The perfect rental with 'Lily of the Valley' to provide for two couples or a couple and family. Recently restored in contemporary style with with upstairs open loft bedroom and a bathroom spa.

The Gatehouse amenities include very good cellular and Wifi internet ... not always available in much of the Woodstock area, DVD/TV, showered bathroom. The 2nd story bedroom is reached by circular staircase, has a skylight looking out on Witten Pond and mountains, and opens to the living room below, filled with light and the sound of rushing water from Wittenberg Stream. Great northern light for a painter. Perfect for a writer. The 1st floor has the bathroom (shower), living room and kitchenette with local bluestone counters; wood burning Franklin fireplace; looks out on owner's gardens, Witten Pond, and mountain views. French front doors open to small stone sitting patio. Sitting bench for Gatehouse is at and directly on pond. An artist and writer's haven, wonderfully open with 2-story ceilings.

3) 'Witten Barn' is across Witten Pond from Lily and the Gatehouse. The Barn Residence is stunning, contemporary, streamlined and sleek in its architectural design, leaving the resident wanting for nothing. Witten Barn is filled with light on its three sides on both floors. An open kitchen without equal for any chef's delight overlooks a spacious living room with a Tuscan wood-fire fireplace. A hand-wrought verdigris spiral staircase leads to the 2nd floor master bedroom suite with an amazing sculptured bath.

You can locate our other two high quality Private Realm getaway homes on HomeAway:

The Barn at Witten Pond #3672478;

The Gatehouse at Witten Pond #3777731

The culture and lifestyles of Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Hudson, and New Paltz are an easy drive away. Historic Woodstock, which has a year-round vibrant art and music community together with many restaurants, galleries and shops, is a 20 minute drive along scenic back roads.

• The Hudson Valley is a cornucopia of fresh vegetables, fruits, organic meats, bakeries, vineyards, orchards, and the Culinary Institute of America.

• The luxury Emerson Spa Resort is a 15 minute drive away (perfect for breakfast too)

• The ski resorts of Belleayre and Hunter are 30 minutes away.

• Historic Kingston, the first capitol of NY State, dates from the 1600’s and has a historic district and a vibrant harbor on the Hudson River.

• New Paltz with SUNY NewPaltz, the Dorsky Art Musem ,and Historic Huguenot Street, the oldest street in America with its 1600’s stone houses, and the world-class historic Mohonk Mountain House with golf, activities, and all amenities on a ridge overlooking New Paltz where world-class rock climbing also takes place.

• Across the Hudson River is Hyde Park with its Vanderbilt Mansion and FDR Home and Museum; Rhinebeck with its Beekman Arms, food and shopping; Bard College with its academic and musicale programs; Hudson with its antique shops and the Olana estate of painter Frederic Church; and Catskill with the historic home of Thomas Cole, founding artist of the Hudson River School.

Witten Pond is a one of-a-kind estate property in the high Catskills, and an easy drive to Woodstock and Phoenicia. Not far from the Zen Mountain Moneastery and a perfect couple or family retreat from City pressure. Nature, panoramic views, rushing water, hand-crafted buildings, and stone walls are the property’s signature.

History & More: Lily of the Valley, hand built circa 1900 as the private fishing lodge of Sheriff of Ulster County, Zadoc Boice, in classic “Swiss Cottage” style. It features stream-stone fireplace with wood-burning insert, chestnut posts and beams, rustic cherry-wood decorative elements, and light on 4 sides. It has been lovingly restored and refurbished by the owner and overlooks spring-fed Witten Pond, which flows into Wittenberg stream then down from Wittenberg mountain into the Ashokan Reservoir.

The 1st floor has much charm and has the feeling of a home at once informal yet lavished with care and comfort. The open 1st floor living/dining area has a separate kitchen with bluestone counters and new refrigerator/freezer and stove/oven. French doors and windows provide light on all 4 sides. An antique chestnut dining table overlooks Witten Pond through French Doors leading to the porch. Owner’s attention to detail is everywhere. The hand crafted cherry-wood banister going upstairs is something to behold. The wood flooring was cut from trees on the property as a wedding gift to the Owner from a neighbor. The bathroom’s claw foot tub also looks out on Witten Pond and mountains.

The 2nd floor Master bedroom/library is filled with light, having 4 skylights and 7 windows. There is a sofa in the library/sitting area, an elevated queen bed in the bedroom area, and picture-window views of Witten Pond and high Catskill peaks. The sitting/reading area has a sofa/bed, twig rocker, antique writing table, Danish wood stove, eclectic library, TV/DVD, radio/CD, Wifi internet, and excellent cell reception.

The sitting area at the rear looks over Witten Pond, sitting up against stone walls and looking up a mountain. For entertaining and relaxing it has picnic table, chairs, benches, and hand-built stone charcoal and wood fired Tuscan grill.

DETAILS

No smoking

Pets with written permission

Housekeeping service after visit is required

Comes with firewood, condiments and two mountain bikes

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lee Anne Morgan (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Guestbook comments from the manager

My boyfriend and I live in the NYC and enjoy a chance to get out of the density once in a while. We have taken to long weekends in the Catskills due to its proximity and the abundance of great walks, culture, food and people. We've stayed gorgeous homes in Kingston and in Woodstock but absolutely fell in love with Lily of the Valley in West Shokan. The pictures and description accurately represent the property but still do not do it justice. The house is set on Witten Pond which is a extra special feature. We loved exploring the immediate area around the house, admiring the attention to detail Charlotte and the owners have given the area. There are beautiful benches, Buddhas, sculptures, bird houses, and other accents around the property. The house is a labor of love I also can't do justice. Every feature, piece of furniture and decoration in the house was had chosen and intentionally placed. The house feels like a real home that must have taken many years to decorate so thoroughly, consistently and beautifully. I have never stayed in such a cozy and relaxing rental home ever. The kitchen is fully stocked. We prepared a homemade bolognese, popped the cork on the complimentary bottle of red wine (which was very good!) and sat by the fire marveling at what a find we had come upon. The bathroom and bathtub are lovely (I enjoyed the premium soaps and herbal tonics and took soak). Upstairs you are transported to a spacious hideaway with breathtaking views. The bedroom looks like the ideal place to write a novel -- it is warm, has gorgeous rugs and hand-picked furniture, a well curated library and beautiful artwork from stained glass windows to photography to sketches of birds. The skylights are incredible and elevate the room even more. The bed is large and comfortable with quality pillows. For a couple I cannot recommend this property enough.

If it is helpful, I'll share the activities we enjoyed. We skied Belleayre located 30 minutes away door to door. It's both smaller than Hunter Mountain and has great lower mountain trails which we both wanted (being the inexperienced skier and snowboarder that we are). We also went hiking on a little known trail accessible from Matyas Road just off of Route 28 about 1.5 miles south of Bellayre Mountain in Shandanken Reserve. It's about a 3-hour hike and totally worth it. We've vowed to come back and hike this trail again, dinner at Peekamoose (fine dining) and loved it.
Jan 2013
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Reviews

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Seasonal Deals in Catskill-Woodtstock: A Serene Nature Retreat at Witten Pond
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Seasonal Deals in Catskill-Woodtstock: A Serene Nature Retreat at Witten Pond
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Woodstock Catskills
New York , NY
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charming and unique

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful long weekend with our 6 year old at Lily of the Valley. Very special property, well maintained and gracious hosts. Will be back!
Brad, Debbie & Bereket
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Woodstock Catskills
5

A perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5
We had such a great experience at Lily of the Valley. It started with an easy booking and great communication from the Private Realms staff. The property is simply gorgeous. Though the other two houses were occupied, we didn't see anyone else for the three days we were there. The entire property is very zen and is the perfect place to detach from the hustle and bustle and just simply soak up nature. The house is charming and rustic. We cooked a full meal in the kitchen and also really enjoyed the recommended restaurant, Depuy Canal House. Our dog jumped right into the crystal clear pond and then dried off in front of the warm fire. Overall, it was an incredible trip and I was actually really sad to leave. Two minor concerns: like another reviewer, we definitely had a little mouse somewhere in the house (no biggie for me) and also note the bathroom pics. There is no stand up shower. Though I found this annoying on day 1, by day 3 I was more than happy to take a relaxing old fashioned bath. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Woodstock Catskills
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Lovely place

  • 4 of 5
We loved this place. It was so wonderful. I will forever hold it in my memory as one of my favorite places. My boyfriend actually proposed to me here.

Not only is Lily-of-the-valley just absolutely stunning, inside and out, but the entire settings inside is so tastefully done. I can't imagine a more cozy place. I will definitely be going back.

The only down side, we had a little mouse visitor who came in at night time and left a few "presents" for us in the kitchen. That being said, it is a cabin in the woods. And those sort of things are only to be expected.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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5

Beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5
I spent my first wedding anniversary at Lilly of the valley and truly enjoyed the beautiful, blissful, serene property and the charming house.
The house has a lot of history and is maintained to portray that - many antiques and a lot of charm, yet at the same time updated and comfortable. The bathroom was one of my favorite rooms with the bay window overlooking the landscaping and pond - yet it was still private. The upstairs bedroom was huge and so bright. I loved the view from the bed over the property.
We enjoyed being off the beaten path and we felt very secluded and private despite the other two houses. The managers of the property were extremely caring and helpful throughout.
Thank you for helping to make our first anniversary special and memorable.
Anne and Philip
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
Lily of the Valley was exactly as advertised and more. My family, including our german shepherd pup, absolutely loved it. Lily is off the beaten path, and an extremely relaxing place to stay, while still a close drive (20-30 mins max) to many attractions. Booking our trip was simple and we couldn't ask for more welcoming hosts. We look forward to returning!
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5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
The pictures undervalue this property. It is twice as beautiful than portrayed and exceeded our expectations completely. I will say that this is the perfect place for a retreat into nature, filled with beauty and tranquility. Love, love, love it!!!!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany and Newburgh
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Snyder's, West Shokan
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Woodstock
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Rhinecliff at Rhinebeck, NY
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 28 Boiceville
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Emerson Spa and Inn, Mt. Tremper
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Belleayre
Car: necessary

The Hudson Valley is a cornucopia of fresh vegetables, fruits, organic meats, bakeries, vineyards, orchards, and the Culinary Institute of America.

• The luxury Emerson Spa Resort is a 15 minute drive away.

• The ski resorts of Belleayre and Hunter are 30 minutes away.

• Historic Kingston, the first capitol of NY State, dates from the 1600’s and has a historic district and a vibrant harbor on the Hudson River.

• New Paltz with SUNY NewPaltz, the Dorsky Art Museum, and Historic Huguenot Street, the oldest street in America with its 1600’s stone houses, and the world-class historic Mohonk Mountain House with golf, activities, and amenities on a ridge overlooking New Paltz where world-class rock climbing also takes place.

• Across the Hudson River is Hyde Park with its Vanderbilt Mansion and FDR Home and Museum; Rhinebeck with its Beekman Arms, food and shopping; Bard College with its academic and musicale programs; Hudson with its antique shops and the Olana estate of painter Frederic Church; and Catskill with the historic home of Thomas Cole, founding artist of the Hudson River School.

Witten Pond with “Lily of the Valley” is a one of-a-kind estate property in the high Catskills, a short drive from Woodstock and Phoenicia. Not far from the Zen Mountain Moneastery also, it is a Zen-like retreat from City pressure. Nature, panoramic views, rushing water, hand-crafted buildings, and stone walls are the property’s signature.

Lily was hand built circa 1900 as a private fishing lodge in classic “Swiss Cottage” style. It features stream-stone fireplace with wood-burning insert, chestnut post and beam construction, rustic cherry-wood decorative elements, and light on 4 sides. It has been lovingly restored and refurbished by the owner and overlooks spring-fed Witten Pond, which flows into Wittenberg stream and then down from Wittenberg mountain into the Ashokan Reservoir.

It is a very special place and a reality check with healing power of nature, plus the vitality of art, music, history, and the outdoors of Woodstock and the Hudson Valley. When the owner first settled here from NYC he had no idea country like this existed within a 2 hour drive from Manhattan. What he first saw reminded him so much of his Michigan roots and ancestral Scotland.

WITTEN POND:

Witten Pond is a family compound set on 15 acres at the end of a public Town road in a valley surrounded by thousands of acres of Catskill State Forest Preserve, which are 'forever wild.'

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Woodstock House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Holiday Discount On This Property

Special Offer From:
Dates Dec 19, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

$225 per night for a minimum 5-night stay. $1,300 for 7 nights. Pets and babies are very welcome.

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Winter
Dec 22 2014 - Apr 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Majestic, Light filled, romantic, views, peaceful,nature, hiking, life

Witten Pond consists of 3 magnificent residences: Lily of the Valley, The Gate House, Witten Barn all available for rental
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Amenities

Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Tub has hand held shower and looks out on garden and pond
  • The bathroom’s claw foot tub directly looks out on Witten pond, Wittenberg stream, and Wittenberg Mountain through a bay window, which usually houses one of the owner's unique Buddha statues. The shower is a hand held, European style and the views, as already stated, are spectacular, but their is privacy due to the 'secret garden.'
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Master bedroom/library is tranquil with skylights and light on 6 sides, also with Italian sofa bed in the library area and an elevated queen bed in the bedroom area of the open 2nd floor. There are picture-window views of Witten Pond and the high Catskill peaks. The sitting/reading area has the sofa bed, twig rocker, antique writing table, and eclectic library. Appointed with fine linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
DESCRIPTION: “Lily of the Valley” is a Private Realm getaway in the magnificent Catskills, a perfect retreat from an active City life. Nature, panoramic views, rushing water, and mountains surround. A place for those who love nature, privacy, and serenity. Yet with easy access to Woodstock/Hudson Valley’s culture and adventure. A circa 1900 Catskills fishing lodge, it has been lovingly refurbished renovated and restored as a Couple’s Realm. “Lily” overlooks a half acre spring-fed rainbow trout pond, 8 feet deep, flowing into Wittenberg stream, which in turn flows into the Ashokan Reservoir. It is part of a 15-acre family estate.The home was hand built circa 1900 in a classic “Swiss cottage” style featuring a stream-stone fireplace, and signature chestnut post and beam, and cherry wood accents. Lily is furnished from local antique shops and art from the owner’s collection. As a friend has asked: “Is this the house that inspired Ralph Lauren?”

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