NEW! HERB COTTAGE: HISTORIC ARTIST'S COTTAGE, WOOD STOVE, WALK TO TOWN!

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NEW! HERB COTTAGE: HISTORIC ARTIST'S COTTAGE, WOOD STOVE, WALK TO TOWN!

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1-bedroom 2-story cottage with wood stove, sleeps 2

Experience the essence of Woodstock in this former home to Anita M. Smith—artist, historian and “Herb Lady of the Catskills.” Enjoy the fragrance and serenity of the “show-off” herb garden right outside your door.

Just 1/2 mile from town center, Herb Cottage is nestled at the gateway to Woodstock’s legendary Overlook Mountain. If you’re searching for a mystical hideaway in which to relax, restore your energies, and recapture your creative self, this is the place for you!

Completely renovated, Herb Cottage offers a delightful mix of luxurious appointments and bluestone charm, including:

• Comfortable living room with woodstove, bluestone hearth, and 37' Cable HDTV, Blu-Ray and CD players, and an extensive library of books, games, DVDs and CDs.

• Fully-equipped country kitchen with a bluestone countertop, herb tiles from Mexico, and a sunny dining nook.

• Loft bedroom with a king-sized bed and view of Overlook Mountain.

• Bathroom with a claw foot tub and rain shower.

• Additional amenities include luxury linens, spa robes, WIFI, and a secluded bluestone terrace with bluestone table and gas grill. Also, a complimentary Experience Woodstock Card to use at more than 100 of the Woodstock area’s premier restaurants, shops, galleries, museums, spas, performance spaces and more.

• Optional: Reiki treatments and access to other holistic practitioners.

Ideal for a couple. Combine with nearby Rock City Writer's Studio (HA# 3469886) for additional space.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Judy Atwood

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Anita M. Smith was born in Philadelphia in 1893. She was a Quaker and her family were part of the crème de la crème of Philadelphia society. By the time she reached the age of 19 she had already been on 3 major world tours. In 1912 she came to Woodstock with money intended for a ball gown, to study painting at the Art Students League Summer School. In the 1930s she shifted gears and began an herbalism business. Anita’s flourishing enterprise was based in Herb Cottage—and she sold her products in all 48 contiguous United States. Her business was one of four like it located on the East Coast. It was so successful that H.J. Heinz came calling. However, with the onset of World War II she changed course once again. It was a time of self-sacrifice, and so she offered space on her property to the town’s plane spotting unit—and became the Chief Observer. The barn building next to Rock City Writer’s Studio is all that remains of this structure. After the war, she began work on Woodstock History and Hearsay, the town’s first history, and this was published in 1959.

The current owners met Anita Smith as children in 1957. She supported their mother’s creativity and lent her an old studio (now styled as Rock City Writer’s Studio). This allowed her to work on her plays in peace—away from family interference. In turn, their mother became like a daughter to Anita, and assisted her in the final stages of writing the first edition of Woodstock History and Hearsay. Miss Smith left her estate to their mother: physical and intellectual property. When their mother passed in 1999 they jointly inherited the house, outbuildings, grounds and intellectual property. After much thought and discussion they resolved to honor Anita and their mother through a program of restoration. Further, they determined to embrace and celebrate a mindset and way of living that had been handed down to them from Anita. This was the genesis of their company, WoodstockArts (http://www.woodstockarts.com).

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469885
+1 646-621-6531
Woodstock Catskills
New York
5

ADORABLE HERB COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I came up for a four-day weekend with our dog and had a wonderful time. We have stayed at numerous places in the Woodstock/Phoenicia/Saugerties area over the years both remote and close to town, and this is our favorite.

The cottage is exactly as presented in the photos--clean and quiet with plenty of room to spread out. The owners have thought of everything people would need to make their stay pleasant and relaxing--there are fluffy towels, an extremely comfortable mattress with plenty of bedding for chilly mountain nights, a fan for the occasional warm summer night, husbands to prop yourself up while reading, an old-fashioned tub for a soak, swivel chairs so you can face or not face the television depending on your mood and activity of choice, numerous table and floor lamps for nigh time reading, and plenty of dishes if you choose to cook or grill during your stay. We also enjoyed the video and DVD library as well as the collection of board games.

The book of instructions regarding how to access the WiFi, operate the wood stove and the gas grill, use the various cable and TV remotes, and dispose of recyclables and garbage was both comprehensive and crystal clear. All of our needs and questions were anticipated and addressed.

The house is half a mile from Main Street in Woodstock, so you can either walk or drive. The agent met us at the house upon our arrival and gave us excellent tips regarding where to eat out and where to get groceries.

We will definitely go back!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469885
+1 646-621-6531
Woodstock Catskills
New York, NY
5

RELAXING AND A PERFECT SIZE!

  • 5 of 5
I have nothing but good things to say about Herb Cottage.

Working with Chelsea to book my stay and organize my arrival was great because she was very organized and responded quickly to emails. Living in the city, I don't have a car, so I took the Trailways bus to the center of town. She picked me up, drove me to the cottage, and gave me great recommendations for restaurants and markets, and then a thorough tour of the cottage.

The cottage itself is incredibly clean and comfortable. It stays very cool inside on a hot day, is stocked with books and board games, and a nice flat screen with a library of DVDs (we never even turned on the TV because it was so peaceful inside the cottage with the birds chirping).

We had three people, and although the cottage is made for 2, Chelsea and Judy set up a twin cot for us and there was more than enough room in the bedroom upstairs.

Such a pleasure to wake up with the windows wide open, the roosters crowing, and the bright green trees waving in the breeze!

We did not have a car, but this is within walking distance to the center of town. We rented bikes for the weekend at Overlook Bikes. I recommend bringing flashlights (provided at the cottage) every time you are going to be leaving the cottage at night, as it is very dark in Woodstock.

Overall a marvelous time, and I will certainly be returning!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469885
+1 646-621-6531
Woodstock Catskills
5

THE MOST PERFECT COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful weekend - I highly recommend Herb Cottage to anyone who needs to get away from the stress of "real" life and revive with nature. Cottage was very clean and spacious - there were lots of things to do without even leaving the cottage. The property listing was accurate and upon arrival we felt it was even better then the description. We loved the overlook hike and the fun unique shopping experience. We cooked in each night and had ate with the cozy wood stove burning. We will def. be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469885
+1 646-621-6531
Woodstock Catskills
4

SO SWEET!

  • 4 of 5
It was a lovely spot, exactly what we were looking for. So cozy with thoughtful touches. We like to cook and the kitchen was a good size. There is wifi and cable, which we were surprised by. One minor thing, the bed is nice and big but quite firm. Wished the bedding was a wee bit more plush but certainly not a deal breaker and we will definitely rent again in the future. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469885
+1 646-621-6531
Woodstock Catskills
5

PERFECT ANTIDOTE TO CITY LIFE, AND DOG FRIENDLY!

  • 5 of 5
Herb Cottage is charming, cosy and perfectly situated just on the outskirts of Woodstock. Come here for a super-relaxing break- we liked it so much the first time we came back!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Where do you live?
5

HERB COTTAGE IS THE BEST GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit to the Herb Cottage. We visited in the autumn and loved it so much that we decided to "brave the winter weather" and come back again. … And it did not disappoint! Chelsea was wonderful getting us settled in upon our arrival. And you'd think an older house would be drafty, but we stayed very cozy with the beautiful buck stove. There is ample wood and kindling available and we kept a fire burning our entire stay (a full week.) They kept the driveway and walkway shoveled for us (they had a "bit" of snow prior to our arrival) which was so helpful. And every evening at dusk, we were treated to a parade of deer came through the yard grazing and were able to grab some great photos.

Many people thought we were crazy for booking a winter vacation 300 miles north of our home (and we don't even do winter sports…) But we thoroughly enjoyed unplugging from the usual routine. Don't think you'll be bored though! We enjoyed the many wonderful restaurants, braved the Hudson Walkway to see the river frozen over, and even caught a David Letterman show in NYC one evening!

We will definitely come back for another visit to the Herb Cottage!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany Int'l or Stewart Int'l (Newburgh, NY)
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak (Rhinecliff, NY)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NYS Thruway (Rt. 87)
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hunter, Belleayre, or Windham
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Woodstock Golf Club
Car: recommended
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Woodstock Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
May 23 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,175
 
 
FALL
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,075
 
 
WINTER
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$975
 
 
SPRING
Apr 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,075
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.5%
Notes HOLIDAYS: 3-night minimum stay at peak season rate

CLEANING FEE: $75 per visit or per week

PETS: Well-behaved dogs considered ~ please ask! One-time $50 pet fee per dog applies.

REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT: $250 for less than one week; $500 for one week or longer

NOTE: Rent Herb Cottage with Rock City Writer's Studio (#3469886), and receive a 10% discount for both!
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Amenities

Woodstock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The newly restored and extra deep claw foot tub (with a rain shower) is ideal for luxurious soaking. Spa towels and robes are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Loft bedroom - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
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