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Fairytale Country House on 40 Acres – Perfect Haven for Human & Canine

Lisa Rainwater

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, german
Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Lisa Rainwater

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
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Fairytale Country House on 40 Acres – Perfect Haven for Human & Canine

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Woodstock Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Three-story stone house; 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths; 1 Mile from Village

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!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lisa Rainwater (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Lisa Rainwater

As a writer, I left Woodstock for a few years to do research in Florida. With research behind me, I now split my time between rustic, romantic Woodstock and New York City--the best of both worlds. My two dogs travel with me - and I have been blessed with opportunities to stay at homes that allow pets. I offer the same kindness to those with four-footed family members of the canine persuasion -- with 2.5 acres of a fenced in yard, they will love the home as much as you!

Why Lisa Rainwater chose Woodstock

2091 Glasco Turnpike is an historic river stone home, designed and built in the early 1900s by a woman whose name has unfortunately disappeared from the records. She modeled it after the Arts & Crafts homes of England. It has been in our family for three generations, each leaving an indelible mark on its landscape, walls, décor, and furnishings.

The house has nourished many an artist in its day—including the famous illustrator and painter, Anton Otto Fischer (our uncle) and his wife May Fisher, illustrator and suffragette.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Whether you or someone in your party is artistically inclined, I hope that the same muse will envelop you. Be it through writing, painting, playing music, cooking a fabulous meal, or discovering the natural landscape with a new set of eyes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Lisa. I just wanted to let you know how great a time we had. You guys have a special piece of property. Thank you so much for sharing it. We had such a great time. This is by far our best VRBO experience. Just so clean and all around great. Thanks again
Mar 2013
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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Fairytale Country House on 40 Acres – Perfect Haven for Human & Canine
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 22 reviews

WONDERFUL getaway with friends and dogs!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our weekend. Three couples and three dogs, with a wonderful fenced in area so that the pooches had the time of their lives! And we did not have to worry about their safety! We cooked every meal at home on the wonderful grill and we sat around a great ourside fire and drank wine. We all just had the best time! The house also had very comfortable beds! The place looks like a children's storybook home and we all felt very welcomed and relaxed there. We will definitely be back! Thank you Lisa!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review, Gigi! You were perfect guests! So glad you had lovely weather to enjoy a fire under the stars with dogs romping about the yard! I look forward to hosting you again! Best, Lisa
long island, NY

Great house for family, friends and pets

  • 5 of 5

we were looking for a quick getaway with another couple and our four dogs. Lisa's house was charming and more importantly, comfortable. There is a fenced in yard for the dogs, and just outside the driveway another 40 acres of conserved land for all to hike. Plus, the house is a quick drive into Woodstock for shops and restaurants. Even if you don't want to eat out, there is a nice kitchen and outdoor grill with local markets in Woodstock and Hurley's Marketplace just a 5-10 minute drive away. We'd hope to stay there again if schedules also.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review, Chester! I'm so happy my home was your home for your weekend getaway! I look forward to hosting you again! Best, Lisa
New York City

Amazing best friends getaway

  • 5 of 5

Was looking for an unforgettable getaway to celebrate my husband's birthday with four of our dearest friends (and two dogs) — and this was it! The pictures truly don't do this arts and crafts-style charmer justice. Every detail is perfect — a mix of vintage and new rustic chic, art and architecture, color and light, with inviting spa-styled bedrooms and bathrooms, beautiful linens, a chef's kitchen. Everything we wanted and more! The living room was so cozy, we canceled our dinner reservations and sat around just talking for hours. There's plenty to do in the area, too — skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking. And it's an easy walk to the center of Woodstock for shopping, strolling and dining. Didn't want to leave. Can't wait to return. Thank you, Lisa!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Beth, for your kind words and wonderful description of your stay! You were amazing guests, and I would love to host your party again any time! Return guests receive a 10% discount. Lisa

A great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lisa's house was wonderful. So comfortable and stocked with almost everything you need to have a cozy weekend in the woods. The listing is super accurate. We hope to stay there again, which is the best compliment I can think of.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Christine! You and your friends were a pleasure to host! I welcome you back any time!! Happy New Year!
Forest Hills, NY

This House was the perfect backdrop for an auspicious occasion!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to plan a special get away with a select group of dear friends to celebrate the end of my teaching career and to mark my new status in life. The house was just pefect. It is truly more wonderful that the pictures. There are so many artful and quaint touches. The rooms were wonderful and each person loved exploring the house when they arrived to discover all the special spots. Each room had its own charm. The screened in sleeping porch was a highlight. The kitchen was lovely and great to work in. The dishes on the exposed shelves and the wine glasses from the cabinet in the dining room were all convenient to access and made for easy clean up. We enjoyed dining around the rustic yet elegant table in the dining area. Sitting around the living room and talking was sublime. Of all the rooms the living room was more beautiful in person than what you can see in the photos. The technology in the house is also incredible. The airplay system for music and the electronic thermostats were cutting edge. The house has wonderfully wooden floors throughout and they were creaky when you moved around. We joked about it and said this is not a house to be in if you want to sneak around.

In the evening sat out on the stone patio grilled our dinner. The table which was a huge slab of stone was really unique. Then we gathered around a fire and had the grand celebration of my retirement. I was truly blessed to be with all of my dear friends in this special house.

We were only at the house for two nights, but I could easliy see being there for a week. I would love to spend time reading and relaxing throughout the house and doing more hiking and exploring of the glorious region.

Overall the house was magnificent and extremely comfortable. We all felt at home immediately and got right into enjoying each moment of being there.

I would definitely recommend this house to friends and family. The property was clean, Lovely bathrooms, plenty of towels, uniquely appointed and very charming.

We enjoyed dinner at the restaurant in Bearsville our first night in town. We we spent an afternoon in Woodstock. We picked up groceries at the Sunflower Market and Bread Alone. I also recommend Sunfrost Farmers Market and Oriole 9.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, Cassie! You captured what we love about our home and are only too happy to share it with you and others to seek a bit of respite from the hectic world we all live in! You were a joy to host! Hope to see you again!
Brooklyn, NY, USA

The most charming, magical weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

I don't really know where to start, because our stay at Lisa's house was so wonderful and perfect in every way! When my sister and I first arrived we couldn't stop gushing over how beautiful and charming everything was, from the gardens, the lawns, to every room in the house. We had a bunch of girls come to celebrate my sister getting married, and there was enough of everything at the house. Lisa has plenty of fresh, clean towels/linens, and the kitchen was fully stocked. Lisa also has everything very organized and explained, which made our stay more relaxing. She also has a great notebook with local restaurants and other information about Woodstock, which was such a great help; yet, if we had any additional questions, she quickly responded to our text messages. We all had such an amazing time at this charming house; I wish we could spend every weekend there!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Molly, for your wonderful comments! I'm so happy you stayed at our home for your Girls Getaway! You were wonderful guests! All the best, Lisa


Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Stewart International, Newburgh, NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Landau Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Green Acres Golf Club, Kingston, NY
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Car: necessary

In Woodstock: Woodstock Film Festival; Maverick Chamber Music concerts; Bearsville Theater; Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles, Farmers Market; The “Big Deep” water hole; Dharma teachings and practice retreats in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism at the KTD Monastery.

Getting Here: Trailways Buses from Port Authority (dropoff 1 mile from house); Amtrak – NYC Grand Central or Albany to Rhinecliff (20 miles from house); Stewart International Airport-Newburgh (47 miles from house); Albany International Airport (all major airlines, 60 miles from house); Metro North NYC Grand Central – Poughkeepsie (30 miles from house).

Regional Attractions: Saugerties Horse Shows (10 miles); Kaaterskill Falls (21 miles) Historic Kingston - Hudson River (13 miles); Historic Rhinebeck (20 miles); DIA:Beacon (49 miles); The Shawangunks (43 miles); Zoom Flume NY’s #1 Family Water Park (33 miles); Storm King Art Center (40 miles).


Rates & Availability

From $425 Per night

Woodstock Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Pet Fee $0.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Contact Owner for Holiday Rates - 3 night minimum; $475/night; $2580/week.

Dogs Welcomed! No Cats - owners are allergic.

Parties of 6 or more, additional rental fee of $250.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Woodstock Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three high-quality, queen size mattresses with frames. One inflatable queen-size mattress that can be used in the living room. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One wooden-framed full-sized futon.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The home has nurtured painters and writers throughout its hundred-year history, and within a quarter-mile, many more have worked. It is a perfect place to find solace from the daily grind of modern life. Decorated with original artwork, soft, fuzzy throws, fluffy pillows, and a mixture of modern and antique furnishings this is a perfect place to unwind, take in the beautiful landscape, and spend quality time with friends and family. Take a bath in the antique claw foot tub on the third floor and feel like you are bathing in the treetops. Enjoy the original Arts & Crafts architecture: wood beams, stone fireplaces, window seats. Escape to the third floor office, plop down on the futon or desk and write in the pine treetops. Bring your easel and paint on the grounds or in one of the numerous rooms flooded with morning and midday light. Property manager lives on neighboring property; maintenance man available for emergencies. Daily cleaning services available at a per diem rate.

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