I welcome you to stay in this river stone country house set on 40 private acres of woodlands, streams, and old blue stone quarries.
In less than five minutes, you can enter the Woodstock experience – boutiques, live music, cafes, bookstores, fine dining, retro & antique shops, and art galleries ... or be swimming in Big Deep, basking in the sun at Woodstock’s natural swimming hole. In less than 45 minutes, you can be skiing down some of New York's finest skiing mountains.
This three-story Arts & Crafts home easily accommodates eight adults. Four bedrooms, each with its own individual flare, allow for privacy and romance. One with a private library and writing desk; one with a screened porch; one with grand, arched ceilings; and one with a cozy, dreamy treehouse view of the private forest. Cotton bedding, down comforters, and superior pillows create a perfect ending to any day.
A newly renovated Italian and Mexican tiled bathroom fulfills the needs of those who prefer showers, while a bathroom with a claw foot tub provides a tranquil retreat amongst the treetops of maples, pines, and oaks of the woodlands.
A state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen filled with all the modern accoutrements blends old world with new: marble and butcher block countertops, stainless steel appliances, and place settings for twelve. A dining room, complete with wine, beer, champagne and martini glasses, serving ware, and cloth napkins welcomes all to a long, Arts & Crafts table placed under original, open wood beams.
With a stone fireplace, library, and separate eating area, the large living room draws you into its warmth and hominess. Large windows overlook a landscaped, fenced-in yard – a perfect romp for dogs and children – and a backyard view of a new orchard and traditional bluestone patio.
The walls are decorated with original art and reproductions reminiscent of those artists whose lives were shaped here – water, woodlands, boats, and still-lifes.
Grill steaks, chicken, brats, or veggies on the charcoal and gas grills and serve the succulent food al fresco on a blue stone slab table under towering pines. Roast marshmallows on the fire pit. Sneak a bit of mountain sun on our chaise lounges. Play a round of croquet or volleyball in the green lawns. Build snowmen in the yard. Make snow angels under a velvet mountain sky. Snowshoe through our forest preserve.
For those who must be tied, even on vacation, to the office, there is high-speed internet, a printer, WiFi, and unlimited local and long distance phone calls (U.S. and Canada). High-def television, with TiVo, premium channels, and Netflix.
I am the proud human of two dogs that love to travel with me and I welcome you to bring your well-trained canine family members too! A 2.5-acre fenced in area around the house provides Fido and Trudy ample room to run, sniff, chase squirrels, and lounge in the sun and snow!
I look forward to your stay … and think you’ll want to come back. Time and time again!