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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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 (open during the winter only), 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!

Property Manager
Judy Atwood
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Glenford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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(37 traveler reviews)

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Romantic + historic artist’s cottage in private woods ~ wake up to birdsong!
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

The property was very beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriend quickly felt at home in this beautiful well kept property. The property managers were very attentive and available for any questions. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Beautiful Homee

  • 5 of 5

This house is set back off of a private drive, which makes for a nice peaceful getaway. Once you enter, you feel like you are taken back in time, as the house has many original fixtures/details from the 1920's. We visited after a fresh snow fall and we just enjoyed sitting in the kitchen looking out the window. The house is a short drive to the Woodstock town and is a perfect place to spend a weekend. Also, the house manager Judy is very friendly and attentive. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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A Real Treasure

  • 5 of 5

The “Romantic Storybook Cottage” is charming and comfortable - making it the perfect getaway destination. It exudes character and, while nestled in a private wooded setting, the cottage is conveniently located within a short drive of downtown Woodstock. Every amenity necessary is provided in this artistic and well preserved home.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Comfortable cottage in the woods

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable cottage in the woods with a trip down memory lane via the record player and CD collection. Just what we were looking for a getaway from the city.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We chose this cottage as a base for road biking through the hills around Woodstock and it worked out beautifully....lots of back roads with challenging climbs and little traffic (Ohayo Mountain Road and Mead's Mountain Road are nasty but rewarding rides and then there is Platte Cove Road which you can try only if you want to have a near death experience - we didn't and skipped it).

The cottage itself was charming, set on the side of a slope, surrounded by trees. Very peaceful.

Our visit was in September so the days were warm, but I imagined being in the cottage in the late fall or winter and thinking how warm and cozy the cottage would be on a cold day in the woods.

Summing up, a nice, enjoyable stay and certainly a place worthy of a return visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Really beautiful cottage; apparent that lots of care has been taken to maintain the interiors in close-to-original form. Great location - right in the middle of everything (short drive from Woodstock downtown and the reservoir), yet feels far removed. Enjoyed the record player and collection of records!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Rhinecliff, N.Y.
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
NY Thruway
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

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

1-3 months: $2750/month, including utilities
3 months or more: $1995/month, plus utilities

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.