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Judy Atwood

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Romantic + historic artist’s cottage in private woods ~ wake up to birdsong!

22 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Glenford Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Treat yourself to a romantic getaway, personal retreat or creative sabbatical in your own private storybook cottage nestled in a 5-acre forest in Woodstock, the famous “colony of the arts” and cultural hub of the Catskills! This historic Woodstock hand-built house was the home of the legendary film director, Preston Sturges ~ as well as many other well-known artists and musicians. It features a spacious great room with a cathedral ceiling, 2-story north-light windows, a massive stone fireplace, and 2 sets of French doors that open onto a blue stone patio overlooking a fern glade and deep pine forest. Stretch out on the queen bed with a pillow-top mattress and luxury linens in the quaint bedroom with cottage-style casement windows. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets, and wake up to birdsong! Climb an open stairway to a private writer’s office, as well as a loft space with a foldout futon couch and balcony overlooking the great room. There’s a second writer’s office on the first floor, with an arched Palladian window and forest views. Prepare snacks and meals in your well-equipped country kitchen, and serve them at the farm table next to a wall of glass, or on the patio surrounded by gardens. Cozy up to a fire in the stone fireplace in the winter, and watch the snow settle on the branches outside and transform the woods into a magical wonderland. This charming cottage in an idyllic setting is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or creative retreat. Make the Sturges’ cottage your home for a weekend, week, month or season, and let it inspire and uplift you throughout the year!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Judy Atwood (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

Romantic + historic artist’s cottage in private woods ~ wake up to birdsong!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Philadelphia, Pa.
5

Perfect Labor Day Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at the cottage. It's tucked away in the woods, but so close to the village. If you're looking for a home with lots of charm and character, this is the place! We enjoyed walking through the village, shopping and the restaurants. Tinker Taco Lab is a cool little joint, and it's right by Peace, Love and Cupcakes which we visited more than once! Stopped at Woodstock Meats and got some nice steaks to grill back at the cottage. There's a grocery store and wine and spirits shop within minutes which was very convenient. Everything went smoothly from booking to arrival and checkout. We had the perfect relaxing weekend we were hoping for!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great weekend spot

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely as charming and great as advertised. My wife and I came up for the weekend and had a great time. The very nice and reliable property manager called us ahead of time to give us all the relevant details and made some special arrangements for us, including pulling the gas grill out of storage for us given unseasonably warm winter weather. Very clean and nice inside. Great distance from Woodstock -- very convenient, but the property is very private and quiet. We'd definitely come back for another weekend in the future. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a fantastic experience.

We were looking for a romantic weekend getaway, and this location couldn't have been more perfect. Tucked away in the woods, the cottage immediately felt like home. Everything was exceptionally clean and well-equipped for a weekend away. Communication with both Judy and Jill prompt, polite, and informative, beginning with my request to book, all the way through to her kind note after our stay. The fireplace was amazing, as was the stone patio around back, overlooking a wooded gully (perfect for enjoying morning coffee). The proximity to Tinker Street made it a quick ride to soak up the music, food, and art culture of Woodstock, and the country-style kitchen had everything we needed to cook for when we decided to stay in and listen to some vinyl (a very nice touch). We will absolutely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Had an amazing long weekend at this beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late on a Friday night to find the key under the door mat just as promised. When we entered the cottage we were blown away by how warm, inviting, clean, and downright beautiful it is. It took us all of 15 minutes to settle in and feel completely relaxed.

Our favorite things included:

- The kitchen! We love cooking and made some great meals (including a huge breakfast, a delicious improvised pasta sauce, and coq au vin) in the cute and very functional kitchen (we also made some great martinis!)

- The record player! We had a blast listening to their excellent collection of vinyl. I don't think we listened to a single CD or MP3. There was music for every mood, and it sounds great.

- The master bedroom! Beautiful, clean, and very relaxing

- The surrounding area! Very easy access to downtown woodstock which was a blast to explore.

We now consider the cottage "our" country home (at least on the east coast) and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Perfect Private Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary this past weekend and it was exactly what we wanted.

Sitting a bit into the woods, the centrally-located property feels very private and the well-designed house is impeccably clean and cozy.

Both Jill and Judy were super responsive and helpful throughout the process.

We look forward to returning again in the future when it's cold enough to use the fireplace :)

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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The Perfect Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home was truly the perfect pick for our "getaway" from the craze of daily life and to spend quality, quiet time together. It was beautiful with lots of natural light in the home and beautiful surroundings right outside every door. The kitchen was very well equipped for a couple dinners in and breakfast daily. Loved the stone patio and the hammock!!!! The house was set far off the road to make us feel like we were out on our own but was so close to the town of Woodstock . . . which was so much fun to walk around and visit the stores and flea market - you have to stop at "Bread Alone" for a baker's muffin!!!! We plan on going back in the winter when we can use the fireplace and take advantage of the true peace and quiet that this beautiful home has to offer. Judy the property manager was wonderful and we can't wait to go back!!!!

Keri and Alan :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Rhinecliff, N.Y.
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
NY Thruway
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Glenford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early-Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late-Fall
Oct 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Martin Luther King, Jr's Bday
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Valentine's/Presidents' Day
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.0%

HOLIDAYS: 3-night minimum stay at $250/night for 2 people

SURCHARGE: Please note that rates are for 2 people. Please add $25/night for each additional person (4 max).

WINTER SEASONAL RENTALS (January 1-April 30):
1-3 months: $2750/month, including utilities
3 months or more: $1990/month, plus utilities

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Amenities

Glenford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Although the cottage is ideal for two people, it can accommodate a second couple (or single) in the fold-out futon couch in the loft space.

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