|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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This home is in the center of a 200 acre mountainside estate property. It has been renovated to maximize the views from each room. Most rooms face southeast and look upon the back side of Overlook Mountain. You can also see to the south as far as New Paltz and beyond on a clear day. Every season and weather condition is spectacular to see from the house. Below the front lawn is a fenced in 20x40 foot heated swimming pool with it's own cabana (open seasonally). Below that is a park-like area with a screened in gazebo. The pool is for your private use. The owner/caretaker lives in a house located behind the main house. Your privacy will be respected. It is assumed that you are here to get away from it all, but someone is here if you need assistance.
The central part of the house was built in the late 1800's and comprises the living room and sun porch downstairs, with two small bedrooms, a large bedroom with non-working stone fireplace and double bed, and a full bath upstairs. At one end of this central area is the dining room, the huge eat-in kitchen, and another glassed in porch with an additional dining/sitting area and a Steinway grand piano. There is an outside dining terrace off the kitchen with the best view on the property. At the other end of the house, the entrance way hall leads to the living room. Off this hallway is another guest room with a queen bed, full bathroom, and efficiency kitchenette area. Above this is the master bedroom suite, which includes a queen bed, a private bathroom with jetted tub and separate tiled shower, a large walk in closet, elevator access, a separate outside entrance, and a small library. The house can accommodate a total of eight people.
Hi. I have lived in paradise on this Catskill mountain for 30+ years. It is time to downsize my personal living space and share the incredible beauty of this property with others. Every time I travel, I am struck anew by how much of our country is covered with developments and commercialization. Coming home to Woodstock and to this peaceful retreat is so soothing to the soul. Come and see for yourself...
Diane Legier purchased this house in 1978
Woodstock and the surrounding area is blessed with beauty, art, exciting positive energy, interesting people, and lots of great restaurants and nearby adventures. It is such a sanctuary for the soul. I relocated to this area from NYC in 1969 (Could it be that I was a hippy?) There has always been an influx of interesting refugees from the city. I think this is because nature is so lush and untainted here and yet cultural stimulation is within easy reach.
The most striking thing about this property (I call it Bristol Hill), is the scenery. Photos do not do it justice. Sit on the terrace and watch the reflection of the setting sun on the back of Overlook Mountain. It is as healing as a meditation retreat. The stillness is only broken by the chirping birds that abound here. You may see wild turkeys, deer with their fawns, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, incredible cloud formations...What you mostly will not see is other people. There are trails to hike, a pool to relax in, a ramshackle tennis court with lots of excuses for missed shots, a pool table for rainy days and outside dining for sunny afternoons. If you are a pianist or a student of the piano, please come and play the Steinway O in the breakfast room. You really don't have to go anywhere, but if you do, Woodstock Center is just 10 minutes away.
Bristol Hill is an elegant spacious hillside home overlooking the mountains and its expansive grounds.
The home is beautifully maintained, immaculately clean, and handsomely appointed with comfortable
furnishings. The entire home is filled with natural light. In addition to the residence, there is a pool,
a tennis court, a music room, and a large family room/kitchen that is equipped with modern culinary
appliances. The owner is nearby, accessible, informative, and most accommodating to her guests.
We enjoyed a wonderfully restorative respite there and are eager to return to this unique and beautiful
site for another vacation.
After our first stay in August 2013, I wrote a review titled "Paradise." The next summer, we stayed at a different rental property in Woodstock, which was really quite nice. (In fact, we recommended that property to friends of ours looking for a summer rental in Woodstock.) Unfortunately, the entire time we stayed there, we said, "This is a nice place, but boy do we miss Bristol Hill." After that, we returned to Bristol Hill for a week in June 2015, the months of July and August, and a week in October. In September 2015, I wrote a review titled "Still Paradise." Since then, we stayed at Bristol Hill for a week this past April, the months of July and August, and are going back for a week in October. So, when I say that this is my family's favorite place to stay in one of our favorite areas, we've put our money where our mouths are! The house is set up for and easily accommodates a large group. The house is well stocked, lovingly maintained, and spotlessly cleaned. The property -- which is also lovingly maintained -- is a wonderland, with trees, lawns, woodland, wildlife, inspiring mountain views, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. There is a pool, a pool table, a tennis court, and a grand piano. There is plenty to do in the town of Woodstock and nearby Phoenicia, but there is also no reason to leave once you settle in (except to shop for food). Having stayed there once for a one month and twice for two-month stays, I can tell you that the amount of effort that Diane and Barb put in to keeping the house and property well maintained and inviting for guests is mind boggling. While doing that, they do their best to respect and protect their guests' privacy, yet are very responsive should you need them. We can't wait to go back.
Beautiful setting. House was as promised. Home was spotless and well stocked with everything we needed. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to fully enjoy all the amenities that the property offered. Bedroom set-up worked wonderful with families having small children.
Have been renting for several years. Always a great experience. Impeccably maintained home in beautiful area.
my family had the pleasure of enjoying this home for a long weekend, and there is nothing we would change!
The home was spotless, kitchen stocked with any appliance you would possibly need, bedrooms comfortable and the grounds were a small piece of heaven. Between the tennis court, the pool, and the nature walks ( we saw rabbits and chipmunks and bears, oh my! ) there was no need to leave this property. Diane and Barb were so warm and welcoming, and there if you needed them. We can't wait to stay again!
We spent February break at this beautiful home in Bearsville with our 2 kids. The home is very neat, clean, nicely decorated and very spacious with gorgeous views from almost every room. This house has it all! We've rented many homes in the Hamptons, Montauk and the Carribean and have never come across a home with so many amenities. The House is very organized and thoughtfully well stocked. The kitchen was stocked with full sets of dinnerware, serving dishes, glassware, cutlery and pot size options.... Which is almost always lacking in the homes we've rented. The owners really go above and beyond making sure that you have the comforts of home at your fingertips including a full cabinet of spices, condiments and even choices of cooking oils. Beyond the kitchen there were thoughtful touches as well: flashlights in most rooms, nightlight and outlet cover options for each outlet, extra pillows, sheets and blankets and even boxed tissues in every room. The owners are very attentive and not intrusive at all, even though their own home is adjacent to this house. We're already looking to book another stay here.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Cost for one week....$2500 plus 2% tax and $200 cleaning fee
Cost for one month...$9500 plus 2% tax and $ 200 cleaning fee
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.