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1850 CARRIAGE HOUSE, peaceful, new Marble Bath, special rate for one couple

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4

Sunny 1850 Carriage House in the High Peaks of Catskill Park, with the beautiful sound of the Bushkill Creek flowing by. Clean, airy and peaceful. Newly built bathroom with marble and wood, and a wood stove in living room. Hikes, swimming holes, the Ashokan Reservoir trails and world class fly-fishing at The Esopus Creek are within a couple of minutes. Far from the madding crowds that can occur in Woodstock, while 7 minutes to groceries, a farm stand, bakery, liquor store and cafes serving breakfast & lunch.

Play in our creek, lounge in the hammock, have a fire in the fire pit. The gorgeous Blue Hole, hiking on The Long Path and two other great trails and multiple tall waterfalls are a beautiful drive up our famously scenic road. The house is 5 minutes from the Ashokan Reservoir's paved biking and walking path where you can catch the beautiful mountain views, sunsets, and watch eagles fly. Perfect for strolls or cycling with kids.

There are two entirely separate houses with no other visible neighbors. The 1000sf of living space described here is the entire top floor. As the lower level is extra tall, the living space feels elevated to the tree tops, something we love! The lower level is unfinished carriage house space, not used in any way during guest stays. The house is entirely yours while visiting.

25 minutes to Woodstock, 15 minutes to Phoenicia and 25 minutes to High Falls and Stone Ridge. 35 minutes to Hunter and 30 to Belleayre skiing.

Expect a warm welcome upon or soon after arrival. After that, to preserve your privacy, you're on your own, unless you want to chat or would like recommendations, in which case we're happy to help. We are always available for questions, concerns or suggestions.

We offer a discount to two guests using one bedroom.

We happily welcome all responsible, happy guests, and especially want to be sure that people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and races feel welcome.

We're happy to have friendly, well behaved dogs stay, but have some insurance based restrictions. Please tell us a little about your dog for a quick response. Unfortunately, we can't have cats stay due to allergies.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Lisa

Lisa is a professional artist from NYC who came to visit and fell in love with the country life. Kevin is retired from a long, full career as an emergency first responder. Together they have a sawmill business in the area, creating raw edge wood from local trees. They also have a habit of rescuing draft and Morgan horses, who they hope will soon live on the property.

Why Lisa chose Catskills

After looking at 40 upstate NY houses, I knew this was the one before I even got out of the brokers car. It's a special property: surrounded by green, with the constant sound of the creek, wildlife and bird song, privacy, lots of old stone work. It's a very peaceful place.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, fresh air, the soothing sound of the creek. Sink in.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

1850 CARRIAGE HOUSE, peaceful, new Marble Bath, special rate for one couple
average rating of 4.625 based on 24 reviews

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house was beautifully appointed, immaculate and quiet, and the owner has a nice sense of design. It made an ideal base for spending time in Phoenicia and Woodstock and attending a wedding at Ashokan Dreams. We felt as if we lucked out compared to some of the lodging the wedding party had booked nearby along Rt 28. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nathaniel, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It takes a lot of love to care for a 150 y.o. house! It always makes up happy to share it with guests who enjoy it. Lisa
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AMAZING vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Carriage House was PERFECT. We loved the location as it was a quick drive to hiking and great restaurants. The place itself was perfect for my husband and I and our two little dogs. It was clean and just as advertised. Plus, it had so much charm. We could just feel the love that poured into this place. We we back again for another visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was relaxing and quiet, just what was needed! Lisa was an attentive and helpful host and the property was clean and well appointed. She provided great recommendations for local places to eat and good instructions for outdoor activities. Thank you for the great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Escape From the City!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I enjoyed an incredibly relaxing weekend at Lisa’s beautiful carriage house. It was a much needed getaway and everything was in place to help us make the most of our downtime. (There was even a selection of books, dvds and games!)

The carriage house is decorated with a simple yet clearly artist eye, and we loved each of the wooden details and the very comfy seating throughout the house. The kitchen was stocked with all of the basics we needed to make our meals, and the fire pit in the front yard was a special treat to grill corn from the farmer’s market. Lisa left clear instructions and information in a folder on the dining room table and I was never left with questions. We will definitely be back to visit in the winter so we can take advantage of the wood burning stove in the living room! What a great find!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure for us to have you stay, and your beautiful dog was a perfect guest. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Come back anytime! I think you'd love to be here in the snow.
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Very relaxing, feels like home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a getaway to relax. The carriage house was perfect. Lisa and Kevin live next door which is great if you need anything. If not, you would not even know they were there. The house is so quaint, with great decor. I wanted to live in the second I walked in the place. There is a fire pot with adk chairs around it that we cooked dinner on both nights. Across the street (which would at first seem busy but is not) is a beautiful stream with a small swimming hole. We sat there and relaxed one afternoon. Lisa leaves a list of hiking, biking, and dining areas which are all very close by. Overall, we had a fantastic stay and hope to return either just us or with another couple. Both Lisa and Kevin were very sweet. Perfect stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely getaway in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

Lisa was a fantastic host. My wife, baby, and parents had a lovely weekend in the carriage house. It's simple, well designed, and thoughtfully furnished. I would warn taller guests that the ceilings are quite low, but it wasn't an issue for us at all. It's a lovely area, full of hiking, swimming, and shopping opportunities. Overall, a great place to unplug and reconnect with loved ones.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Stewart International Airport
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Bear, Woodstock
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

West Shokan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 18 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

CANCELLATION POLICY: full refund if 30 days prior to rental.

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West Shokan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • for the occasional fifth guest, the daybed in the living room comfortably sleeps one.
  • Books
  • MP3 Dock
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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