NEW! ROCK CITY WRITER'S STUDIO: BUCOLIC SETTING, SAUNA, WALK TO TOWN!

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Half Baths1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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NEW! ROCK CITY WRITER'S STUDIO: BUCOLIC SETTING, SAUNA, WALK TO TOWN!

Woodstock Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio cottage with kitchenette, sauna, writing porch, sleeps 2

Treat yourself to a relaxing, rejuvenating and inspiring retreat in your own private studio cottage in the heart of Stonecrop, the estate owned by Anita M. Smith—writer, artist, historian and “Herb Lady of the Catskills.” Nestled at the gateway to Woodstock’s legendary Overlook Mountain, Rock City Writer’s Studio is walking distance (just over 1/2 mile) to the Woodstock Village Green, where you’ll find galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Or just stay home and relax in your bucolic retreat surrounded by wildlife and nature. Prepare snacks and meals in your well-equipped kitchenette and serve them on the screened-in bluestone porch, or at the stone table on the lawn with a gas grill surrounded by gardens. Treat yourself to a relaxing sauna in your Nordic sauna for two, followed by a shower under a skylight. The living room converts into a bedroom at night, and features a 32” flat-screen HDTV with cable service and a Blu-Ray player, as well as an extensive collection of books, CDs and DVDs. Other amenities include luxury linens, spa robes, WIFI, and private parking. Combine with nearby Herb Cottage for additional space.

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

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).

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Half Baths1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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NEW! Rock City Writer's Studio: Bucolic Setting, Sauna, Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
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NEW! Rock City Writer's Studio: Bucolic Setting, Sauna, Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469886
+1 646-621-6531
Woodstock Catskills
4

Cozy and romantic

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Great setting - deer in the backyard! Short walk into town and a short drive uphill to visit the Monastery. Even though it was cold and rainy, the cabin was warm and cozy. Great selection of DVDs, books and games to relax and enjoy. Only minus point would be the shower is a little small and awkward to get in and out (it's separate from the bathroom) and the sauna took a really long time to heat up (30-60mins). Chelsea and Judy were extremely friendly and helpful; we would definitely come back!
business
NEW! Rock City Writer's Studio: Bucolic Setting, Sauna, Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469886
+1 646-621-6531
Woodstock Catskills
New York
5

Wonderful little house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Really great little house. It is tiny but beautiful. Really charming and comfortable. It does have a pull-out sofa instead of a bed but it was comfortable enough and allowed for the one main room to convert into a very charming sitting room when the bed was folded up.

We made dinner in the eat-in kitchen, which was well equipped with all kinds of cookware and utensils and ate at the cute little table by candlelight (actually they were electric candles that were in the cabin but very convincing!)

And the private yard is HUGE! Didn't really use it for anything since we're pretty lazy but it is, well... HUGE. If you're more motivated than we are you could make great use of it. There's also a two person sauna, which is a pretty unusual touch.

An unbelievable deal - for about half of what a room in a B&B would cost, we got our own little private house. We were very happy indeed!
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NEW! Rock City Writer's Studio: Bucolic Setting, Sauna, Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469886
+1 646-621-6531
Woodstock Catskills
5

Had an amazing time at the Writer's Studio.

Had an amazing time at the Writer's Studio.
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Place was great. Everything you could need. Place was very clean and in working order. Can't wait to stay again sometime soon!
business
NEW! Rock City Writer's Studio: Bucolic Setting, Sauna, Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469886
+1 646-621-6531
Woodstock Catskills
5

Simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My writing friend and I spent a weekend in this adorable cabin in Woodstock. It was the perfect place to work on our novels for a few days. Quiet, quaint and simply perfect. The cabin was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed. Warm, cozy and the perfect getaway. I highly recommend staying here. We will certainly be going back!
business
NEW! Rock City Writer's Studio: Bucolic Setting, Sauna, Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469886
+1 646-621-6531
Woodstock Catskills
5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We had a great time at the Studio. It was very pleasant to be up in Woodstock and be surrounded by such beauty. Everything that we needed was so convenient for you us within the studio. Thank you again for accommodating us. We will certainly be back in the near future and will highly recommend it to others that we know that are looking for a rejuvenating and relaxing get a way.

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
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Numerous
Car: not necessary

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Availability & Rates

Woodstock Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
SPRING
Apr 1 2014 - May 22 2014
$125
$135
$745
2 nights
 
Notes: Weekly rate includes ONE NIGHT FREE (7 nights for the price of 6)!   
 
SUMMER + HOLIDAYS
May 23 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$135
$135
$795
2 nights
 
Notes: Weekly rate includes ONE NIGHT FREE (7 nights for the price of 6)!   
 
FALL
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$125
$135
$745
2 nights
 
Notes: Weekly rate includes ONE NIGHT FREE (7 nights for the price of 6)!   

Notes

  • HOLIDAYS: 3-night minimum stay at $135/night

    CLEANING FEE: $50 per visit or per week

    TAX RATE: 2% Ulster County Bed Tax

    REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT: $200 for less than one week; $400 for one week or longer

    PETS: Well-behaved dogs considered ~ please ask! One-time $50 pet fee per dog applies.
  • NOTE: Rent Rock City Writer's Studio with Herb Cottage (#3469885), the spacious 1-bedroom cottage on the same property ~ and SAVE! A 10% discount applies when you rent both cottages together. Please see Herb Cottage at #3469885.

Amenities

Woodstock Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet + sink - toilet
    Shower - shower , skylit shower stall
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Living Room/Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The living room couch folds out into a queen-size bed with luxury linens.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
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