THE BARN AT WITTEN POND: A PRIVATE REALM, PRISTINE NATURE & WATERS, SERENITY

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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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THE BARN AT WITTEN POND: A PRIVATE REALM, PRISTINE NATURE & WATERS, SERENITY

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Witten Barn Is A Luxurious Private Realm Perfect For Couples or Individuals.

Witten Pond is a 15-acre estate surrounded by a forest preserve, consisting of 3 separate renovated residences of a former family compound. Witten Barn is a stand-alone home looking out through large picture windows, fronting on Witten Pond. It has light on three sides and shares a common wall with Moonhaw Gallery to the east, which fronts on Moonhaw Road. Moonhaw Gallery is the owner's private art gallery and office (not open to the public). Witten Barn (red door entrance) and Moonhaw Gallery (green door entrance) each have separate front entrances, which assure privacy for those occupying Witten Barn. On the south side of Witten Pond sits the historic Lily-of-the-Valley and Witten Gatehouse.

Witten Pond is at the end of a one-lane Town road, infrequently travelled. It is surrounded by thousands of acres of the “forever wild” Catskill State Forest Preserve and in an area monitored by NYC to protect the Ashokan Reservoir. Private and public hiking trails abound. The Pond is spring-fed and rainbow trout are available for catch and release fishing as well as swimming at your own risk (no life guard)

The views from Witten Barn overlook Witten Pond to the south and Cornell and Wittenberg Mountains (among the highest in the Catskills) to the North. Witten Pond is in Moonhaw Valley, one of those rare but accessible Catskill Valleys where there is no ambient light from a village or town, which astronomers know as “dark sky” so sky and stars are viewed crystal clear.

Witten Barn, circa 1835, was totally renovated in 2000-2005.

Witten Barn has a spacious European-style living area on the first floor with a hand-built, stone, wood -burning radiant fireplace also in the European Alps style. This living area reflects American artisanal and modern furnishings, Hudson Valley fine art as well as a European flavor to many of its appointments.

The kitchen is wonderful for those who love the art of cooking and is beautifully equipped and spacious as is the dining area with seating for 8.

The master bedroom and spa suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath, which overlooks Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort and luxury. The sumptuous 725sq ft. bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings and the views from this level are stunning.

Witten Barn is a property that is perfect for the couple or individual that wants luxury, design, peace and inspiration, while being situated in a mountain paradise that is a relatively short drive from Woodstock and other mid-Hudson Valley places of interest.

Witten Pond has two other Private Realm getaway properties:

Lily of the Valley at Witten Pond Homeaway#3467416

The Gatehouse at Witten Pond Homeaway#3777731

The owner of Witten Pond also has high-quality Private Realm getaway properties at North Captiva Island, FL ('Dolphin House at Safety Harbor Club); the Swiss Italian Lake District (“Cimavilla circa 1335”); and SW Tuscany, Italy (“Tuscany-on-the-Sea”). Google “Private Realms” to see them all!

Of Interest and Special to Witten Pond ...

A. Complimentary Breakfast “Plus” at Joma Café, West

Shokan (Mary Hill, Proprietor)

Joma Café and General Store on Rte. 28A next to West

Shokan Post Office is an intimate small place for breakfast,

lunch or dinner (closed Wed.). Music and dancing usually

twice a week (call to find out). Mary Hill a single mom

who recently moved from Trenton, NJ with her children is

owner/cook. The food is very nice, home style and often

organic. In less than a year Joma has a reputation in

the Mid-Hudson Valley as a fun place to be. Bring Your

Own alcoholic beverages. 845-251-1114 and email to

hillmary265@yahoo.com. Mention “Witten Pond” to Mary

and receive a courtesy breakfast for two. If you don’t want

to cook at Witten Pond or have a special occasion you can

likely work out a “meal plan” with Mary for you. Closed

Wednesdays.

B. World-Class Chef John Novi – At High Falls Depuy Canal House

Witten Pond introduces its guests to John Novi, founder and chef of the world-class Depuy Canal House located in a circa 1790 canal house furnished with antiques on Rte. 213 in High Falls. Rated Four Stars by critic Craig Claiborne of the New York Times when it opened – open Friday dinner through Sunday brunch (reservations 845-687-7700). Mention “Witten Pond” and sit at chef table in the kitchen. Arrangements possible for John to bring or cook a meal at Witten Pond for your special occasion. John is a founder of Nouvelle American cuisine, has taught at the Culinary

Institute of America in Hyde Park, and is a co-founder of the Roundout Valley locovore movement.

C. “Witten Barn” Books Of Local Interest ... Next To Fireplace (Others in Library Upstairs):

• “The Great Estates Region of the Hudson Valley” by

McKelden Smith

• “The Catskills, From Wilderness to Woodstock” by Alf Evers

• “Walking Woodstock” by Michael Perkins and Will Nixon

• “Catskill Trails, A Ranger’s Guide to the High Peaks” by

Edward Henry

• “Wood-Fired Cooking” by Mary Karlin

• Local Breads” by Local Bread Alone’s own Daniel Leader

• “The Hudson Valley, A Cultural Guide” by Alliance for the

• “Away for the Weekend” by Eleanor Berma

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
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Charlotte Tusch will help you reserve this property.

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Owner grew up in Western Michigan and went to Brown and Yale Law School. Entrepreneur by nature, he moved to NYC and spent most of his business career there, but having been raised in Michigan always missed nature and outdoor water.. Central Park was not enough. He purchased Witten Pond in 1976 as a weekend retreat and has authentically refurbished Lily-of-the-Valley, Witten Gatehouse, and Witten Barn as a labor of love since then.

Charlotte Tusch will help you reserve this property. purchased this estate in 2000

Witten Pond is part of a collection of private getaways found at www.private-realms.com (that can be Googled as “Private Realms”.) In addition to Witten Pond, other Private Realm getaways are at Upper Captiva Island, Florida (Google “Dolphin House”), the Swiss Italian Lake District (Google “Cimavilla”), and Tuscany, Italy (Google “Tuscany-on-the-Sea”), and these can be Googled all together as “Private Realms”.

Morgan Anderson Consulting, a NY marketing communications consultantcy, manages and markets the “Private Realms” properties, and the Owner’s representative is Lee Anne Morgan.

The area is filled with so much culture. I'm an art collector and music lover and also let me mention fine dinning all available and every season brings it's own magic.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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The Barn at Witten Pond: A Private Realm, Pristine Nature & Waters, Serenity
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Great getaway weekend in the Catskills!

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The property was absolutely majestic and we had an amazing weekend. We loved the house so much we barely ventured into town! We were able to take advantage of the fireplace and tub spa indoors. We had an amazing weekend and look forward to renting the property again in the near future.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Rhinecliff/Rhindbeck
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Schneider's Bar
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Bellayre and Hunter
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Joma's Cafe
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer/Fall
Jun 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Spring
Apr 22 2015 - May 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Notes Cleaning Fee $125.00
payment can be made via paypal or by check
50% at time of reservation
payment in full 30 days prior to arrival
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Amenities

Amenities

Woodstock Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Bath is a spa with steam and a soaking tub
  • The master spa bath and bedroom suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath and overlooks Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort, luxury and privacy. The 725sq ft. bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings and this views from the views from this level are amazingly stunning in any of the 4 seasons.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , There are sofa's but best used for a child or 1 person
  • The master spa bath and bedroom suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath, overlooking Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort and luxury. The 725sq ft. bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings. The bed, mattress, and linens are of the finest quality, offering the ultimate in comfort. There is a spacious sitting area with leather chairs, a gas-log fireplace - all overlooking the views from three sides. The views from this level are spectacular in all four seasons.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Witten Pond is a 15-acre estate in the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains, surrounded by a 'forever-wild' forest preserve and consists of 3 separates residences of a former family compound. On the south side of Witten Pond sits the historic Lily-of-the-Valley and Witten Gatehouse. On the north side of the Pond is the historic Witten Barn with separate Moonhaw Gallery. Witten Pond is at the end of Moonhaw Road in West Shokan, a one-lane Town road in an area monitored by NYC to protect the Ashokan Reservoir. Private and public hiking trails abound. The Pond is spring-fed and rainbow trout are available for catch and release fishing as well as swimming at your own risk (no life guard). The views from Witten Barn over-look Witten Pond to the south and Cornell and Wittenberg Mountains (among the highest in the Catskills) to the North.
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