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Marietta

Member since: 2004
Speaks: french

Charming Craftsman Mountain Cottage

16 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Catskills House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-8), seasonal mountain views

Secluded on 7 fresh pine acres next to forever-wild protected land, this homey but updated 1920s Cottage includes everything you need for relaxation and fun. Simply furnished with folk art and rustic antiques, but updated with new dishwasher and Jenn Air stove/convection oven, we do everything possible to make your stay memorably effortless. High speed internet is included.

Many of our guests never leave the property, preferring evenings on the patio for mellow star-gazing or parties -- or daytime hikes just outside the doors to moss forest, streams, waterfalls and rock quarry where porcupine make their homes.

Others use the Cottage as home base to enjoy the area's many attractions -- sports, hiking, five-star dining, antiquing, art, theater, and world-class music. Woodstock is just 3 minutes away by car.

Whatever your preference, inhale the pine-scented cool mountain air, and enjoy your stay.

Keywords: Mountain Cottage, secluded evergreen forest, next to preserved land, wildlife, hiking outside the door, peaceful retreat, minutes to Woodstock, private road, HITS area

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marietta (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: french

About Marietta

Pete, Jack and I love all that our country house has to offer - great hikes, fresh air, seasonal changes, and lots of great culture in nearby Woodstock and the surrounding area. Pete's an artist and Marietta's a writer and we find endless inspiration just outside the door. Some of our favorite moments have been taking the short hike around our property, kicking around streams, climbing the rock quarry, sitting in the moss forest, collecting nature's treasures.

Marietta purchased this house in 1994

Why Marietta chose Catskills

We were NYC people looking to move to the country and saw our Woodstock house as the ideal happy medium -- gorgeous setting, charming house with architectural history (Peter has a passion for old buildings), nearby culture and like-minded people, and only 2.5 hours from NYC. We're continually moved by the seasonal moments.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, serenity of nature with little else disturbing us. The sheer beauty of the surrounding pine forest with its grandeur and nuance. The proximity of world-class art, music, and dining just minutes to Woodstock, Saugerties, and Rhinebeck. The opportunity to entertain our friends and family in a beautiful, welcoming place. We always have a great time!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't thank you enough for the use of your magical house. We have had a wonderful winter that we will never forget. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Oct 2006
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

Charming Craftsman Mountain Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
5

Cozy Family Getaway in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

This Craftsman cottage had everything we were looking for in a long weekend getaway. First, the house is so charming and cozy. We just returned from a Memorial Day vacation but I can't wait to come back in the fall or winter to enjoy the fireplace and dark wood interior. I agree with at least one other reviewer, the pictures don't do it justice, particularly the living room, which is larger than we expected. Two couples with younger kids (two 12-year-olds and a 6-year-old) had plenty of room to cook, play cards, etc. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed, and there were plenty of linens and towels for all.

Next, the surroundings are gorgeous. The house sits among giant trees and near a beautiful cliff. We took advantage of the surroundings, spending much of our time outdoors on the property and hiking nearby. The kids loved the plants, rocks and streams they discovered. Further, the house is in the perfect location for exploring Woodstock, including town center, swimming holes, art and more.

Finally, Marietta is a wonderful host. She communicated everything we needed for our arrival, made herself available throughout the stay, and was just a pleasure to deal with!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Your weekend was hot and a little rainy and I was worried. But it seems you really made the most of everything, and I'm so glad you enjoy our little emerald acre (or 6.5)! Looking forward to having you back in the cool, colorful autumn!
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5

Ideal Escape from City Life

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to the Catskills every autumn for over a decade now, and this has been one of our favorite places to stay! Just a few of its strong points:

House: Filled to the rafters with charm; smells like antique wood; comfortable lodgings for the three of us (one room is small, and was perfect for our shorter friend); a spacious and sunny kitchen where we made roast chicken and a local-apple galette; a large, paved patio under the stars with a grill for the summer and a bricked-in fire pit for autumn-night s'mores (we took full advantage of this latter feature, with a couple bottles of pinot noir and some jazz on the hi-fi system).

Grounds: The foliage gods smiled on us this year: the third week of October brought reds, golds, and oranges so saturated that we didn't even need to use an Instagram filter. The extended property is also a fascinating stretch to explore—the adjacent rock quarry contains a few unlisted treasures, so bring your camera and sense of adventure.

Owner: Marietta made it very easy to come enjoy her home: clear instructions and house operations and open availability for our few questions. Very pleasant to speak with!

Location: Strikes that rare balance between peaceful, forested seclusion and nearness to everything: it barely took five minutes to drive into the heart of Woodstock (for our traditional candlelit dinner at Cucina).

Great rental property, and the perfect place to detox from life in the city (or anywhere else). Five stars.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you CB - we love it when people fully enjoy the cottage and get what makes it unique!
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5

magical setting!

  • 5 of 5

We (2 adults and 2 teenagers) loved our three night stay at the red cottage in the woods. Fantastic location - secluded and peaceful while close to Woodstock and Saugerties. The beds are very comfortable and the living spaces, both indoor and outdoor, are conducive to relaxing. I would definitely recommend this rental and will stay there again if I am in the area!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Katrina! We really appreciate your kind words--and more, it's gratifying when our guests are happy.
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5

gorgeous upon arrival.

  • 5 of 5

You can't ask for much better. photos do not compare. I can be enjoyable with any group configuration.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We love Woodstock and loved this home so much. The drive up to the house is just beautiful. The outdoor fire pit was cosy and being in the middle of the woods was thrilling for my city-born and raised daughter. The house was clean and comfortable and we hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our house, Terry! Each season has its own charms, and your autumn weekend was one of the best! We look forward to your return anytime.
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5

Eager returning visitors

  • 5 of 5

We love this place!

This is our third visit to this sweet, quaint, secluded cabin in the woods. We stayed there previously in the winter - so it was great being there in warm weather this time - the cliff, trees, and the moss covered creek bed are amazingly beautiful. The outdoor fire adds to the dreamy experience, as does the natural beauty of the property. The stone fireplace and original wood floors, windows, staircase, etc make this place a true value. Marietta is kind, gentle, and accommodating - thank you Marietta!

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Todd! We love having you and your crew - and are also happy that you managed to experience the property when it is in full leaf. We look forward to your return any time!
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
albany
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Red Onion or La Cocina
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Woodstock Golf
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Rhinecliffe
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-87 - new york state thruway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Red Onion
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Hunter or Belleayre or Windham
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Saugerties Esopus Beach
Car: necessary

Sitting on 88 acres of State preserved land and trails (Sloan Gorge Preserve) we are beautifully located to all Hudson Valley attractions -- hiking out our back door (and more!), 3 minutes to the Village Green in Woodstock, 20 minutes to skiing at Belleayre/Hunter, 5 minutes to swimming holes, KDM Tibetan Monastery, minutes to HITS horse activities, just 20 minutes from Omega Institute, 30 minutes to Rhinebeck and Hudson...just ask!

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Rates & Availability

Woodstock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,500
$5,000
 
 
Foliage
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
$3,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,250
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Catskills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nice deep tub!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , room for a crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , plenty of room for a crib and small play pen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Comfy pullout couch in the living room sleeps 2
  • Three quaint bedrooms with treetop views. The master is large and roomy, with two dressers and a small closet. The second bedroom is a four-poster with one dresser and small closet. The tiny single bedroom is our favorite, a little treehouse feeling.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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