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Janna Ritz

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Levon Helm Rambles! Hiking! Holidays Fireside! ski! Fish! Peaceful! Woodstock!

46 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Overview

Woodstock Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Just featured in Cottage Style, and the Pittsburgh Paint Chart This home has been newly renovated with new windows, doors, insulation, electrical, and new baths, new cooks kitchen with huge Pro Thermador Range. We also have a dishwasher, and all appliances imaginable, even for baking. Modern country furnishings, and designer touches, including fine linens. The main room features a 10' high real Woodstock Artist’s window. We have just completed an addition of a dining room with banquette and chair seating for large groups. The kitchen is a chefs kitchen! Totally redone, and features a food processor, baking needs, roasting needs, toaster, Pro quality Knives and tools as well as many other items.

The house is a work of love, and it shows.

Please make note,, we have a/c units in three of the bedrooms and fans that can be used in other areas of the house. Woodstock in the summer is all about the swim holes!

The very private and romantic master bedroom has a queen bed, and a great view up the mountain with double French doors to the patio There is a den with ,a smart TV and a complete stereo, (we only have access to IT tv there is no cable)piped through the house and patio along with smart phone plug in. Downstairs lower level is room for more beds if needed, plus a huge couch and a large smart TV. A/C units in three bedrooms. The 4th bedroom has a queen air mattress that is the same height as reg bed and very comfortable with full view of my mountain. In the season we have several seating and relaxing areas on the property including hammock, lounge chairs and seating and dining, plus two fire pits for your use.

There is nothing like hanging out in the Living room ,looking out the 11' foot artists window and see the mountain view, getting that roaring fire happening, and reading or relaxing.

Walk 10 min to the swim lake, *and rent canoe and kayaks. We are 4 miles to the village of Woodstock

Full basement has easy access to the driveway, for dropping skis, bikes etc. I have snow shoes in there, as well as, the washer/dryer. There is also an elliptical machine. There is a caretaker for any emergencies, and a housekeeper for optional weekly/daily cleanup (maid service not included in rent, extra charge of 150, depending on how many days and people).

(Extra person sometimes allowed, please ask, with a fee of 100 p/p.

Dogs may be allowed with a fee of 75 p/dog. Please confirm with me first the breed and how many dogs.

Winter: we have great heating system, as well as we include the firewood for your stay. We also have automatic snow removal, and an easy driveway with easy accessible parking too.

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).

This is a year round paradise!

In summer enjoy water tubing or fly fishing on the Esopus, canoeing and Kayaking on the Hudson River, horseback riding, rock climbing, tennis, golf and bike around a beautiful reservoir. Visit the largest traditional Tibetan Monastery in the US, climb the beautiful Overlook Mountain or take a dip in one of the numerous water holes in the area.

The fall is absolutely gorgeous, and the Woodstock Film Festival always attracts a crowd. This is also a great time to enjoy apple picking, pumpkin carving and the wonderful foliage of the Catskills Mountains.

The winter offers plenty...Hunter Mountain is a skiers' paradise. Bellayre, Windham Mountain or Plattekill are also nearby. There's great sledding right in town on the aptly named Sled Hill. The iconic Town of Woodstock comes alive with lights over the holidays and is very picturesque. we also have snow shoes for your use, and its great across the way at wilson park for that as well as cross country skiing on their trails.

The areas beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers, restaurants, shopping and cultural scene provide plenty to do whatever time of the year you visit, but you may just want to stay at your beautiful rental home and relax by the fire.

* Please note, this site has all the details and the calendar is up to date. For payment, use "Book It Now". ** Dogs are allowed on a case by case basis so please mention to me what kind of dog you have. There is a fee of 75. per dog per week. Lake is swim at your own risk, their rules apply, and may not have swimming always available, but there are canoes and kayaks to rent.

Sleeps 8-10 people (twin airbed on legs in lower level if needed with a fee of 100p/p)

Keywords: Cottage ski lake bike hike house

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janna Ritz (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Janna Ritz

We love to fix up homes and bring back the beautty! I have years of experience in my work as an interior designer. I have a dog, Betty, she loves the country! We fenced in and gated much of the area around the house just for her. Woodstock is such a great community, we love it there.

Janna Ritz purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Janna Ritz chose Catskills

Woodstock is what I call an island in the country. Its full of city people that have come to the country, and with them they have brought the arts, music and nature appreciation. this is a non judgemental community, its wonderful. I also call it a commune but we all have our own homes to go to. we meet up in the restaurants like its one big dinner party, or at the bearsville theater or on the hike to overlook. we gather together to help each other when in need, to raise funds when one is in trouble due to a house burning down, or when one does not have the insurance coverage for their illness. you feel the goodness instantly.

What makes this cottage unique

The views in the morning from the masterbedroom bed are so romantic. sometimes one can see the family of deer looking for some berries. while hanging in the hammock, you cant believe what nature passes by! To go swimming in the lake is so refreshing. To just take a quick drive down the road to the Bearsville theater, you cant believe what music shows up there!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you SO much for having us! We had an absolutely amazing time! Wish we were staying even longer!
Aug 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 46 traveler reviews

Levon Helm Rambles! Hiking! Holidays Fireside! ski! Fish! Peaceful! Woodstock!
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 58 reviews
4

Lovely home, setting beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

The home was beautifully outfitted and decorated. Kitchen nicely equipped. The 'secret' walk to the nearby park was a joyful experience. Back patio serene and quiet. Especially loved the tiny pond. Chair pads would have made seating there more comfortable. We had super-warm weather, so, central air would have helped. The TVs did NOT work and, altho the owner tried to fix the problem, we weren't able to watch the important news events of the week. Aside from this, our only complaint was that the tone of the documents that instructed us about the use house were off-putting. If it were my home, I'd re-write them to sound more welcoming.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gee Jacqueline, sorry you have a few minor issues here. However, between the TV ( after several texts late at night to me, and phone calls, my caretakers drove 1/2 hour out to you to show you in person how to use the smart tv), and our a/c it is stated very clearly in the description the we only have smart tv, no cable, and we only have three a/c units, there is no central air condition system. as to our patio furniture sorry if you feel they needed pad,s, but they are standard and classic arirdondack furnishings. Our house book is simple and to the point, as we have found that any more details or fluff, causes some people to not read all the information and we have had problems with that. This website offers an app with the information too. I thank you for all the rest of the positive review. we hope you will come back to the woodstock area sometime, and that you did enjoy the town.
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5

Lovely, chic cabin for weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic weekend at Janna's home with several of my girlfriends. The house was gorgeous, clean, and well-maintained. The kitchen was fully equipped, and we enjoyed two lovely dinners at home. It did get quite warm during the day (mid-July) as the AC is only in the bedrooms and there is not great airflow in the living room, but we stayed very cool at night. Janna even offered to let us swim at her other house. The beds were all very comfortable, even the queen bed. Janna was very responsive and helpful when planning the trip. I would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Sarah! thanks for you lovely review! We are so glad that you all had a good time at the cottage! come back in the fall.....best, janna
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5

Wonderful Woodstock getaway house

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest VRBOs we have rented. The house is so warm and charming and was chock full of everything you would need for a family getaway. It definitely fit all our needs for our party of 8. We loved all of the homey touches and felt so comfortable there. We are already thinking of our next adventure and would definitely stay again. Thank you Janna for sharing your lovely home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn!! thanks so very much for your fab review! and I am blessed to have guests such as you! we do hope you will come back soon!!
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4

very good place

  • 4 of 5

I went there with my husband and my friends, the house is big and comfortable. I love the dinning area most, and u can watch movie in the basement.We had a good time there.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, thanks so much for your review, and we are grateful to you for choosing us, and keeping our home in great shape!
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5

Great property in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely weekend here. Beautiful house, good kitchen, etc. Very easy to access with a code. As in the house description, one of the double beds is an air bed, which isn't ideal; the rest are all great though.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI there,thanks for you great review! and honesty. and glad you all had a good time. In the 11+ years that I have been renting that home on this website,i have never heard a complaint about that bed. and yes,it is in the description as a 'queen' double height bed. the house is over 100 years old, and the only bed we were able place in there for comfort was this air bed. I actually have had many good comments about it from my friends and family and renters who have slept in there.Sorry it was not to your complete liking. But we do hope you will come back to visit!! janna
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5

Quiet rustic retreat with modern comfort

  • 5 of 5

Very cool cottage with soaring timber framed great room, old stone fireplace, and antique heart pine flooring throughout. The kitchen and bathrooms have tastefully modernized fixtures while keeping the vintage feel of the cottage. The beds were very comfortable and the property was quiet at night. We enjoyed the firepit in the front yard and the visit from a family of bears outside the fence, climbing a nearby tree. The mountain views and the forest setting were great. The proximity to a grocery store in Boiceville allowed us to stock up on groceries to make good use of the well-equipped kitchen. My family really enjoyed our stay and would return if we are in the area again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David!! What a lovely review! thanks so very much! I am blessed to have great guests such as yourselves who really appreciate a home like that one! I love that you know about the structures content. those beams are antique barn beams, believed to be orig. to the house before it was a house, but a field building from 1900. We do hope you will be back! best janna
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newburgh
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bear Cafe
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Woodstock
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Rhinecliff Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
I87
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bear Cafe
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bellyere
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Lake (wilson state park)
Car: necessary

Tubing on the esopus creek/river, swimming lake one mile away walk down the path from the house, including rentals for canoe and kayak, the house has a an eliptical and spin bike with tv and video, snow shoes for use as well as hiking walking sticks. Free weights and exercise videos. there are also two mountain bikes for your use as well. we are within 30 min to three ski lodges too!

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).

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Rates & Availability

Woodstock Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn - High Season
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$550
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
Mid Autumn
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
$300
From
$495
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
Autumn / Winter
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$300
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas / New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

woodstockstonecottage.com for more information and photos.....

our max occupancy is 10, additional guests over 8 100. fee per person per night.

well behaved dogs considered, please mention the breed, must be pre approved. max dogs 2 with fee of 75 per dog per week.

we do not rent the home for large gatherings, parties, weddings, film, or photo shoot

after booking your will receive a request to download the app from vrbo/HA that contains all the information for local info as well as the access and directions to the house.

we have only smart tv....no cable.

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Amenities

Woodstock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , completely brand new
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , vintage style brand new efficent and small upstairs
  • 2 main floor has a tub with jets, full bath upstairs shower full bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master latex platform bed, with great views up the mountain,
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , twin beds regular spring type
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , upstairs regular spring style
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , tiny room, with air mattress
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) deep window seat in the upstairs double bed room, however, you would want to bring a gard. (1) queen blow up mattress, and we do have for extra people ( fee of 75p/p) two twin beds on bases very comfortable!!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
With so much land, and the surrounding acreage owned by the state as protected water shed, our property is a lovely place to just start hiking. We have a cozy hammock up our hill to chill and relish being out of the city! Just across the way is a path that leads to the trails for cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and swimming in the lake at Wilson State Park. This is a year round paradise! In summer enjoy water tubing or fly fishing on the Esopus, canoeing and kayaking on the Hudson River, horseback riding, rock climbing, tennis, golf and biking around a beautiful reservoir. Visit the largest traditional Tibetan Monastery in the US, climb the beautiful Overlook Mountain or take a dip in one of the numerous water holes in the area. The fall is absolutely gorgeous, and the Woodstock Film Festival always attracts a crowd. This is also a great time to enjoy apple picking, pumpkin carving and the wonderful foliage of the Catskills Mountains.

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