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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!

Judy Atwood

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Judy Atwood

Member since: 2009
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Woodstock Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Judy Atwood (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Judy Atwood

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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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
Medford, NY
5

Adorable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The listing is as described. The cottage is adorable and the photos do not show how beautiful it actually is. The management company was very professional and offered a lot of helpful information. I would advise anyone to book this cottage. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Charm, history & comfort

  • 5 of 5

What a stunningly charming, comfortable and cozy place; replete with a real Woodstock pedigree & history! Nothing was missing in this tidy little gem of a place! We will return!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful Time! Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at the herb cottage and it was just an awesome time. It was a much needed get away and Woodstock is one of our favorite places to stay. We stayed at the Rock City Writers Rock over a year ago so this time we decided to try a different location so we stayed at the Herb Cottage. The property is very spacious and beautiful. I would recommend the Herb Cottage to anyone who wants to have a nice peaceful getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Herb Cottage the first weekend in March of 2015. We had an excellent stay! The property was extremely well maintained. The cottage has everything you need for a great weekend getaway. Additionally, the proximity to town makes this an even better place to stay. I would highly recommend a stay at the Herb Cottage if you visit the Catskills.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Herb Cottage was wonderful. The cottage itself is beautifully decorated and well kept. It had everything we needed for a quite weekend getaway from the city. The owners provide you with all the essentials to plan your weekend from flashlights to a book full of local attractions and hiking trails. The cottage is surrounded by lush trees and is very quite. It is a quick drive into Woodstock town center, which has many local shops and restaurants. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a retreat from busy life. We certainly plan to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Our new home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Five stars are not enough to express what a great stay we had at the Herb Cottage. The house was immaculate and exactly as pictured/described, and an ideal place to spend our first visit to the beautiful little town of Woodstock. We lucked into nearly perfect weather for our five-day vacation, but still spent a lot of our time indoors because the cottage is just that comfortable! We are especially grateful that we could bring our furry companion, Dexter, who seldom gets to travel and really enjoyed his time away from home.

For first-time visitors to the area, there is such a wealth of things to see and do, though we can't recommend many restaurants because we did most of our own cooking (and nearby Sunflower Market has everything you'll need if you love to cook like we do). Catskill Mountain Pizza Company is awesome if you want to order in, and we had an excellent outdoor lunch at Yum Yum Noodle Bar.

We also drove to several of the neighboring towns, like Saugerties and Kingston, and hiked in some parks, including Minnewaska and the Walkway over the Hudson (both are a bit of a drive from Woodstock, and very popular, but if you're new to the area like we were they are a must).

We looked at a lot of properties in the region, and the Herb Cottage seemed almost too good to be true, but there's simply no way we could have found a better place to stay. We loved the wood stove, even when it wasn't really cold enough to use it! The cottage has all the comforts of home, while still maintaining just enough "rustic" charm. It was the best vacation we've ever had together, and we will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Woodstock Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 3 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,095
 
 
Summer
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,175
 
 
Early-Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Sep 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,095
 
 
Woodstock Film Festival
Sep 30 2015 - Oct 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Mid-Fall Mid-Week
Oct 5 2015 - Oct 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Columbus Day
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 13 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,095
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,175
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $50.00 + 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:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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