Location: Woodstock, Catskills, New York, USA (2 hrs from NYC, 10 min from center of town)
*STILL AVAILABLE for Chrismas & New Years!
**PLEASE NOTE: We have a MINIMUM renter age requirement of 25 years old!
Accommodations: Cedar Log Home, 3 Bedrooms + Loft w/Queen Sleeper Sofa and Daybed w/trundle (2 twin mattresses), Great Room has an additional Daybed w/trundle, 3 Full Bathrooms (Sleeps 10-16)
Description: Our very upscale, newly-built, cedar log home is located in the Bearsville area (home of the renowned Bearsville Theater and The Bear Cafe Restaurant), along one of Woodstock's most coveted picturesque roads (Coldbrook Road). Set on 19 private acres, the home offers a true respite from the hustle and bustle...amidst serene, unspoiled nature, yet is only minutes to the center of the town of Woodstock! The two-story home features soaring vaulted ceilings, heavy exposed log beams throughout, custom-milled wide-plank heart pine and natural slate tile floors. The home is comfortably furnished in the rustic, lodge-style of the Adirondack Great Camps. There is a large screened-in porch, and expansive decking front and rear.
The Main Living Area is the 32' x 26' Great Room the focal point of which is its massive Rumford-design wood-burning fireplace, constructed with our own local stone gathered from the property.
A true Gourmet Kitchen is highlighted by the current state-of-the art in residential restaurant-style ranges - 48' Capital Culinarian, featuring 6 -23,000 BTU open-style gas burners, a 30,000 BTU Thermo-griddle, 2 ovens (one has convection option) and an 18,000 BTU infrared broiler. Gorgeous honed black granite countertops are featured throughout. Expansive center island features built-in Viking microwave oven, trash compactor and stainless steel prep sink. Main sink is oversized in true restaurant-style, and includes a waste disposal.
The Bedrooms: There are two separate Master Bedroom wings, each with a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom. These bedrooms feature impressive two-story vaulted ceilings with exposed upper-story windowed dormers, lodge-style ceiling fans/lights and sliding doors leading to semi-private covered porches and deck. Both Master Bedrooms feature sumptuous King-sized, all-natural, organic latex mattresses. The en suite bathrooms both have custom-built slate tile showers, with ceiling-mounted 'rainshower' style showerheads, in addition to a handheld type. The east wing's shower is a stunning 6 ft x 6 ft walk-in, featuring Hansgrohe's extraordinary 24' Raindance 'Imperial 600' showerhead, providing an exhilarating
rain-like shower experience!
The Third Bedroom is a bunk room-style set-up, with two beautiful log-built Twin over Queen-sized bunk beds (sleeps 6). It has a large picture window, ceiling fan/light, individual reading 'lanterns,' and a wall-mounted flat screen TV with DVD player.
The Main Bathroom features a corner-style steam shower, with overhead 'rainshower' and handheld showerhead, plus body-sprays and integrated radio.
The 'Open Plan' Dining Area features a beautiful, rustic craftsman-built, 8 foot long bark-on hickory and curly maple dining table that will expand to 11 feet. It will seat 12 very comfortably. The dining area's chandelier is crafted of genuine whitetail deer antlers. Note: Any and all antler products used throughout the home are naturally shed, i.e., no animals harmed!
The large Upstairs Loft features a vaulted, log-beamed ceiling, ceiling fan/light, an exterior balcony/deck, a comfortable, faux-leather, sleeper sofa (Queen-sized mattress), a custom-built bark-on hickory and oak Daybed w/trundle (sleeps 2), a 60' flatscreen TV and a premium stereo sound system w/full range, floor standing speakers.
High-speed, wireless Internet (WiFi) and cable TV (Time Warner Cable) is included.
There is also a very large above-ground basement that is presently unfinished. It features extra-high ceilings, sliding doors to the exterior, picture windows and a massive stone wood-burning fireplace with a built-in brick oven.
This home is perfect for vacations, holidays, entertaining, family gatherings, lodging when attending one of Woodstock's multitude of events, or just a much needed/deserved short getaway!
Activities abound in the Summer! Fall foliage is simply incredible. Winter, two of New York's top ski mountains - Hunter Mountain and Belleayre are less than a half-hour's drive away. Spring is always glorious.
There are world class spas, including the award-winning Emerson Resort & Spa, 'The Crown Jewel of Catskill Mountain Resorts,' and home of 'The World's Largest Kaleidoscope,' just 7 min away! The majestic Onteora Mountain House - former summer estate of Richard Hellman (the mayonnaise mogul)...now an acclaimed Bed and Breakfast and arguably the Hudson Valley's and Catskills' most sought after location for destination weddings for over a decade is just 2 minutes down the road. A 10 minute hike in the opposite direction will take you to Kenneth Wilson State Park - featuring campgrounds, picnic-grounds w/BBQ's, hiking and mountain bike trails, swimming and fishing lake. For hiking from center of town - walk 30 minutes up Rock City Road from the town square and you're at the beginning of marked trails leading throughout the Catskill mountain range. About half way up the mountain, you can rest up at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. Or for shorter hikes, walk ten minutes to Comeau Park and its meadows, streams, and trails.
Experience true world-class dining at one of the area's many fine restaurants, including the highly acclaimed Bear Cafe, The Red Onion, Cucina and two-time Food Network's 'Chopped' winner Rick Orlando's New World Home Cooking, just to name a few.
Experience Woodstock 'Colony of the Arts' - America's most famous small town and birthplace of the musical revolution of 1969!
Greetings to all our prospective guests! My wife, Valerie and I are pictured here in Mykonos, where we celebrated our 30th anniversary (2009). We have 4 adult children and reside in Marlboro, NJ.
Woodstock is magical. There is something in the air - an extraordinarily positive vibe...good karma, a pervasive sense of peace, harmony, balance...a true restorative respite from the hustle and bustle of 21st century life!
There are so many lovely and unique homes in Woodstock, as well as inns, lodges, B&B's, etc. What we feel sets our home apart is that it offers a truly unique 'getaway-from-it all' experience, unlike any other to be found in the area; a style/decor that is a distinct departure from what we see day-in, day-out in our everyday lives, or even in our travels. When you arrive at our home, the vision seems precisely as you would expect to find in a rustic mountain lodge log home. It is a celebration of nature...the glorious creatures that inhabit it, the natural (sustainable) products it provides, and last but not least the extraordinary artists and craftspeople who thankfully continue to this day to maintain the time-honored traditions of creating hand-crafted, rustic furniture and furnishings out of nature's materials/materials gathered from nature, e.g., branches, twigs, bark, stone, etc., left in their most natural/least adulterated state - in the style of the Adirondack 'Camps.' Throughout the house, you will find many examples of their work, e.g., beds made from logs, tables made from branches, twigs, bark, chairs/stools made from hickory limbs, twig & bark framed mirrors, etc., as well as numerous touches of whimsy, e.g., genuine antler door knobs, pulls and handles, antler chandeliers/light fixtures, and all sorts of items celebrating the animals of the American wild, e.g., lighting fixtures with images of moose, elk, deer, bear, wolves, elk antler rack above the fireplace, animal-themed coat hooks, dinnerware, etc. In short, we've strived to recreate a type of rustic, cozy mountain lodge of our dreams. Perhaps you too have dreamed of how nice it would be to have a little log cabin getaway place somewhere? If so, we would love to have you make our not so 'little' home your Home Away From Home! [All antlers, antler products, etc., used in our home were naturally shed...what looks like leather and/or animal skins/fur is faux - no animals were harmed!]