Nepa~laya Guest House- Live, Breathe, Relax.
A magical contemporary home hidden from a quiet country road, nestled on 6 wooded acres, and 5 miles to the center of Woodstock. The property is secluded but still close to stores and activity. The cozy living room has a woodstove for the winter and a double sided fireplace. Relax in the solarium surrounded by trees. The house has all the amenities to stay in comfort - from wireless internet and HDTV to Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters. Enjoy fine dining in Woodstock, art galleries in Saugerties, and Historic Kingston. Or, eat at home in the chef's kitchen and grill on the deck. Our home is filled with ambiance and conveniently located for enjoyment during all seasons.
Activities: Take a mountain bike ride or hike the property. Esopus creek is nearby for fishing or tubing in warm (very warm) weather. Take a scenic walk around Ashokan reservoir, a man-made wonder that provides much of the drinking water for New York City. Or check out the Zen Mountain Monastery and Tibetan Temple.
Explore the eclectic town of Woodstock from its gourmet shops to the weekly flea market.
Saugerties is home to many antique shops and art galleries and don't forget to visit the lighthouse that illuminates the Hudson River. World class horse jumping can also be seen at the H.I.T.S. Horse Shows in the multi-million Sun complex
Travel west and take a ride on the Delaware and Ulster Railroad in period coaches that originally connected Kingston with Oneonta.
Stop along the way to sample wines on a winery tour of the Hudson Valley.
Check out the fabulous Emerson Resort for fine dining, spa treatments, and upscale shopping, not to mention the World's Largest Kaleidoscope...
Museums: Visit New York's first capital, Kingston, established in 1777 and tour the original Senate House and Museum. Make sure you come on a weekend where the Farmer's Market is on display to sample some of the best homegrown vegetables, breads, and baked goods. And check out the Hudson River Museum that displays artifacts and provides boat rides.
While in Woodstock, visit the Center of Photography on Tinker Street.
Make sure you find the Black Bear Trading Post in Esopus, which contains authentic costumes and Native American artifacts.
Within 30 minutes, you can also visit the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, or tour beautiful mansions overlooking the Hudson Valley.
The Culinary Institute of America is also nearby, and perhaps most important, so are their several restaurants.
Arts and Theater: For the past 90 years, the Maverick Concert Hall has hosted weekend chamber music concerts in their hand built concert hall outside of Woodstock.
The New York Conservatory for the Arts in Hurley offers performances in dance, theater, music, and many other events throughout the summer.
In the Summer, the Shandaken Theater Society performs several musicals and dramas and the Belleayre Conservatory produces concerts, opera, and other musical performances near the top of the Belleayre Ski Center.
The Woodstock Playhouse offers a diverse schedule of musical events and the Woodstock Flm Festival is held every Fall season and features film premiers, appearances, and workshops by notable directors and actors, in addition to hosting gala events and concerts.
My husband and I spent a wonderful month in July 2015 at Nepalaya. The home was very comfortable and clean with all the amenities and details that one could need for everyday living. There was utmost privacy and our dog loved roaming around on the grounds. The property is also well suited for children who would have a delightful time enjoying the swing set with slide and a trampoline. The location was very private yet convenient to shopping and many activities. We went on many outing exploring the nearby quaint towns of Woodstock, Saugerties and also Kingston. The owners were very gracious. It was a nice and relaxing vacation.
My family loved the unique house and all the amenities on the property. We had a very relaxing visit.
Beautiful house, beautiful area - a fantastic weekend... The house was perfect: clean, comfortable, conveniently located, and extremely peaceful.
Less than 2 hours from NYC, our peaceful home is ideally located and spectacular for ALL SEASONS.
Summer swimming in a magical secret quarry (almost a secret), horseback riding, or hiking; Fall apple picking; Winter ice skating or skiing at Hunter, Belleayre, or Wyndham; Year-Round shopping and dining in Woodstock, Saugerties, and Historic Kingston, all less than ten minutes away.
Golf: There are more than 15 golf courses in the area for all levels of player.
Ski: Hunter mountain has three separate mountains with 11 lifts, 55 trails, and a wide variety of terrain catering to skiers and riders of all ability levels - from comfortable and spacious learning terrain perfect for first-time beginners, to steeps and bumps for the seasoned expert: http://www.huntermtn.com.
Belleayre has the Catskills’ only Cat-access sking and a widened, improved halfpipe. With 47 trails and 8 lifts, including the new High Speed Quad, Belleayre Mountain has skiing for everyone: http://www.belleayre.com.
Windham Mountain has 1600 vertical feet and 98% snow making coverage. Expert, intermediate and beginner trails. Groomed corduroy and moguls. Terrific for families. A 600 foot halfpipe. Five terrain parks, rails, bumps, boxes, jibs and tabletops: http://windhammountain.com
Prices may vary during summer months and holidays
$300/night (2 night minimum)