Perfect in Every Way
My husband and I needed a weekend rental in Woodstock so that we could attend a wedding, and we were prepared to sacrifice a bit of luxury in order to bring our two medium-large dogs and let them enjoy the wildlife and scenery there...so we were ecstatic to discover that this home has everything we needed to make humans AND dogs happy. The house looks like a cabin nestled into the base of a mountain/hill, but inside it's fully modern and appears to have been recently renovated. It quite simply feels like home, or what you wish home felt like. The decor and furnishings were at once lovely and rustic enough to not induce fear at the wag of a tail or the swing of a baby arm (the owners clearly have children and decorated intelligently). The kitchen is fully-equipped, and very near the dining room with a full table, which was nice since my husband loves to cook and we made all our meals there. The front room is spacious and happens to have awesome acoustics, which came in handy since we are musicians and needed to practice, but it also makes for delightful listening to their collection of classical records. We played those...and listened to the beautiful songbirds in the tree canopy above the yard...while we grilled on their Weber. Our dogs took their job of keeping squirrels and chipmunks in their respective trees and holes very seriously, and they even saw a bobcat, which they were bright enough not to chase. They're seldom able to really, REALLY run, as NYC dogs, and they got to sprint after deer so many times that they were out of breath with tongues hanging sideways from their mouths more often than not. Our best memory of the trip was waking up to excited noises from our dogs who were watching deer graze a few feet from the bedroom's patio door (that's another incredible perk...almost every room has a door leading outside, most of them with screens to enjoy the fresh air). It will have to last us until we are able to return, which we absolutely will.
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