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Charming Craftsman Mountain Cottage

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Woodstock 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

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2004
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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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based on 20 traveler reviews

Charming Craftsman Mountain Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews
Narragansett, RI

Comfortable, well-appointed house in the woods very near Woodstock and Saugerties

  • 4 of 5

House had many nice features and many amenities like the grill and cabana. Property is set way back from the road and very quiet. Kitchen is well-equipped and designed well to accommodate 4-6 people. Well thought out instructions to handle most questions in advance. Nearby excellent restaurants include Red Onion and The Bear Cafe. Pick up provisions at the Meat Market in Woodstock. Hiking opportunities all around within 15 to 45 minute drive. Very enjoyable

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Thomas, for staying at our house, I'm glad you enjoyed it despite the rain! For shorter more relaxed hikes, next time check out the paths right outside the door. Our house abuts protected land, the Sloane Preserve, which leads through beautiful ravines and geologic specimens. However, for spectacular Catskill views, you're right, at this time of year, the best ones like Overlook can be found as close as 10 minutes away. Regardless, you were stellar guests and we look forward to your return!
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We loved this place.!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Inside and out was exceptional. We really appreciated the small conveniences. We hiked, cooked and relaxed in many beautiful little areas.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice quiet spot.

  • 3 of 5

A charming house that comfortably sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms. There is no AC and it was quite hot and humid when we were there. There are lots of fans, which help, but when it is really humid they are not enough. It's a bit in the woods, so quite buggy outside. Bring mosquito repellent.

The gas grill did not work (and there was a mouse living inside) and the owner did not return a phone call to tell us if there was another propane tank available.

The kitchen is very well equipped and there is pretty good shopping in town.

We would go back, but probably in cooler weather.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes the Catskills can be a little challenging in hot, humid weather! I believe we make it clear that we don't have air conditioning due to our original casement windows. The gas grill is outdoors and mice may find their way in. And as far as the phone call, please leave a message next time; I don't call unidentified numbers I see on my phone because of solicitors.
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Perfect summer home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this magical cottage for six weeks during the summer with our two children, 6 and 3, and our cat. We loved being hidden in the middle of the woods, hearing crickets, frogs and owls (yes, many owls!) every night, and enjoying the comfort of this cozy and classic Woodstock house. We will definitely come back next time we want to escape the busy city!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a good month! You are a lovely family and are welcome any time!
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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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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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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Red Onion or La Cocina
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Woodstock Golf
Nearest Train
25 Miles
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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Woodstock House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $250

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Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nice deep tub!
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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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