4 bedroom, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 12 w/optional 1 bedroom guest house sleeps 4
- french, spanish
About Christine Barker
I've enjoyed a diversified life with careers in Environmental science (which I studied), entertainment, real estate and design. I live in New York but grew up in Canada and Bermuda, two wildly different climes! When it comes to property I tend to prefer the extremes....extreme country, or extreme city, and that's one of the things I love about Woodstock. It's less than two hours from New York City, but it's a million miles away with respect to it's ambiance, culture and attitude. Woodstock is a fabulous combination of getting away from it all while still having plenty to do.
Christine Barker purchased this Chalet in 2002
Why Christine Barker chose Woodstock
It is a well built classic Woodstock home with amazing woodwork, great angles, and many interesting details. I fell in love with it the moment I walked through the door! It's very private and set back in the woods, but it's minutes to the center of town. Stained glass windows everywhere. It's the perfect mountain home and I love to escape there whenever I can...and I love to see others create wonderful memories there as well!
What makes this Chalet unique
As one of the oldest arts colonies and one of the most culturally rich small towns in America, Woodstock is also situated in one of the most protected and dramatic wildlife areas in the Northeast. No matter what you seek: culinary excellence, culture, summer concerts, adventure, hiking at its best!!! It all awaits you right here. Our home is just a few minutes away from all the amenities and attractions of downtown Woodstock but secluded enough to truly feel like you are in your own private retreat.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fantastic weekend in Woodstock
The property is great and came exactly as advertised. The check in process was easy, the house was fun, eclectic, well-designed, and had tons of character. The fireplace was great and the complimentary firewood was immensely appreciated. The host, Susanna, was responsive and incredibly accommodating, working with us on arrival and departure times.
My only critique would be that I agree with a previous comment that couches in the living might need to be updated. But otherwise our stay went off without a hitch. I'd highly recommend and would definitely stay there again.
Wonderful weekend retreat
Our group of 6 for a women's weekend retreat and had a lovely stay in this eclectic home! The hot tub was relaxing, the trees were swaying, and the birds singing. We cooked meals and the kitchen came equipped perfectly for our needs. Not too far from town. If you'd like to go hiking in the area, the overlook trail to the ruins was worth the hills.
Beautiful house, unsanitary conditions
The house was as advertised, although there weren't quite enough linens. Unfortunately, several people who were staying got a very dangerous skin infection from the hot tub. It was clearly not kept clean. This was disappointing and upsetting. More than a week later and we are on a very strong course of antibiotics and have had multiple doctor visits
Please read the 5 star review from guests who stayed the weekend after this guest (6/7)! They loved the hot tub - no issues at all. We have NEVER had this happen before. Safety is our number one priority. Our hot tub is cleaned, sanitized & tested by a PROFESSIONAL spa cleaning company at least once a week & before every guest arrives. After this guest checked out we found they had put the hot tub in SLEEP mode – this meant the chemicals did not work effectively. This was an issue caused by the guests. The guest did not contact us at any point during or after the weekend & the first we heard about this issue was in the review. We ask guests to contact us immediately with any questions or concerns – they did not. The allegations they make again us are totally wrong. The guest also brought more people than she said - so when they called about linens we brought more over within the hour. I’m sorry they went through what they did but I think most people would have reached out to the host to at least try to figure out what might have happened instead of jumping to their own conclusions.
The house was exactly as described and it was a perfect getaway for a weekend with friends. The hosts were communicative and friendly. Would definitely go back!
I rented this house for a birthday getaway weekend with about ~12 or so friends and I could not have had a better experience. First off, the house is bursting with character and it's so cozy. The upstairs loft was definitely one of my favorite spaces, and the hot tub was a huge, huge hit. I would absolutely go back in a heartbeat. I also want to shoutout what a wonderful, attentive, and kind host Susanna is: On the day my reservation, due to some inclement weather, Susanna not only made sure that the driveways had been salted and were safe for walking, but she was even at the house to triple check that the conditions were safe enough for guests to get in and out. I really appreciated that level of care — it spoke volumes to me about how well they treat their home. As I said, I'll definitely be back. It was the perfect weekend, made even better by a cozy, warm, and fun stay at an incredible house. Would highly recommend!!
Great house with excellent jacuzzi outside
Great house, well maintained with all necessities present including grill outside, fireplace, basic supplies etc. 40 mins from Hunter Mtn. Loved the jacuzzi outside. The only thing I can think of to improve - a bedroom upstairs is not particularly soundproof, pay attention when distributing rooms.
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.
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 or take a soak in the hot tub!