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

Lee Anne Morgan

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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 high quality Private Realm getaway properties:

Lily of the Valley at Witten Pond HomeAway #3467416

The Gatehouse at Witten Pond HomeAway #3777731

The owners of Witten Pond also have 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:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Lee Anne Morgan (Property Manager)
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

The Barn at Witten Pond: A Private Realm, Pristine Nature & Waters, Serenity
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Woodstock Catskills
NYC
5

Fantastic Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5
My husband, our frenchie Fenway and I just spent an amazing long weekend at The Barn. The space is warm, yet contemporary and extremely spacious. There is original art displayed throughout that makes the barn very special. If you like to cook this is the kitchen. The stove and range are unsurpassed and every amenity you need is there. There is even a stove above the fireplace that can be used to cook pizzas, etc. We didn't get to try that this time but we will when we return. There are also two grills outside - one gas and one coal. Living in NYC we miss having such luxuries so we spent the weekend cooking and grilling out and didn't visit any of the local restaurants.

Above all this is an oasis. The view of the pond from the couch is sublime and the grounds are very well manicured. The first day we sat on the couch and watched the fountain spin in the pond for a very long time, it was extremely relaxing. On the 2nd floor there is an amazing tub/steam/shower. No doubt about it, this is a spa experience. Robes are provided and there is even a heated rack to warm the towels in the winter.

But most importantly our puppy Fenway loved it. He got to chase chipmunks, a frog, butterflies and everything else on the grounds. We went for long walks and the area around Witten Pond is beautiful with a babbling brook and homes set back in the woods. The property was very easy to get to from the city and it was also a quick drive to Woodstock.

We can't wait to get back after such a perfect holiday.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
business
The Barn at Witten Pond: A Private Realm, Pristine Nature & Waters, Serenity
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3672478
+1 845-657-1854
Woodstock Catskills
5

Great getaway weekend in the Catskills!

  • 5 of 5
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
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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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
Belleayre and Hunter
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Joma's Cafe
Car: necessary

Witten Pond, a Private Realms getaway, is centrally located to many activities in and around our haven of peace, beauty, and quietude. So, you can take a quick drive into Woodstock for lots and lots of shopping, great food from Middle Eastern, to Chinese, Vegan, and great coffee as well as food at Oriole 9 ... and more. Phoenicia (about a mile from the Zen Mountain Monastery),you will find the BEST wood-fired pizza at Brio's and perhaps the greatest pancakes ever at Sweet Sue's. Drive a bit further south to Rhinebeck for antiques and shops (more food too) and Hudson for an array of shopping, antiquing, wine, restaurants and an incredible Tea and Chocolate shop, Verdigris. It's only 20 minutes to Belleayre's Ski Area in the winter; hiking in the summer. On the property itself, you can walk, hike, or just listen to the rushing waters of the Wittenberg Stream, adjacent to Witten Pond.

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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:
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
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:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
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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