Open, loft-like space with a full kitchen, a wood stove, and full bath.
Dan Kajeckas and Donna Calcavecchio
- english, french
About Dan Kajeckas and Donna Calcavecchio
I am an artist and graphic designer who grew up in the nearby hamlet of High Falls. I am passionate about my work and I have a deep love of the property I own with my brother Dan. I studied art and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and as much as I loved living on the Upper West Side while I was in school, I came back upstate every weekend to work at John Novi's Depuy Canal House, staying at my Dad's newly constructed house in the woods. I had the best of both worlds!
Why Dan Kajeckas and Donna Calcavecchio chose Accord
My brother Dan and I inherited this property from our father, who designed and built this wonderfully unique retreat. His purpose was to create a secluded, environmentally responsible, sustainable house for his retirement years, (this was in the nineties). Sadly, he was unable to live here on a full time basis, but he enjoyed the blissful seclusion and warm ambiance of his creation for many family celebrations and holiday get togethers.
What makes this House unique
I have such a close bond to this house and property... once you get to the top of the hill, after traversing the somewhat steep and rather long driveway, you'll see for yourself how truly special it is. If you're looking for peace and quiet,... seclusion without being totally isolated, you will love spending a weekend, a week or even a month at this secluded get away. We do as much as we can to make you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. The spice cabinet is fully stocked, pots and pans, knives,... you'll find a fully stocked kitchen, and our hope is to anticipate your every need. We even make sure there's cream for your morning coffee.
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Parties/events of no more than 8 people allowed.
If you smoke on the grounds use an ash tray.
No more than 2 well-behaved pets are welcome.
We welcome children and responsible parents.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Guests must clean the gas grill after use. Only flameless candles are allowed. Pots & dishes washed, counters and stove free of crumbs & grease.
Do not leave any food or garbage outside. Follow our recycling rules; rinse glass, plastic and aluminum containers before placing in bins.
Make sure you put pillows back inside and if you move outdoor furniture, please return it to its original placement.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Excellent stay at the Woods
We highly recommend staying at the Woods retreat. Donna is a wonderful host. Property is clean and very comfortable. House is quietly nestled in the woods, surrounded by beautiful forest and old stone walls. We enjoyed grilling and sitting by the fire pit.
Beyond expectations! Beautiful secluded property perfect for a retreat
Thanks so much for the terrific review! I look forward to having you back.
This house was obviously built as a labor of love. It felt like a privilege to stay there. Beautiful and unique construction, very nicely done. The property itself is quiet and secluded, with great landscaping and some thoughtful additions like a screened-in gazebo.
The owners were responsive and had everything wonderfully set up for us.
It was a great week. House and property are beautiful
Return visit was wonderful, such a beautiful, relaxing time!
This is a unique and wonderful house. It has everything you need for a secluded trip to the woods - fully stocked kitchen, firewood stove, beautiful surroundings... I look forward to coming back.
Hudson Valley, Skiing, hiking, lakes, Hudson River, Mountains, shwangunk Ridge, Catskills, Mokonk Mountain, Mohonk Preserve, Wineries, Festivals, Ulster County, Stone Ridge, High Falls, New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz, Bard, Marist, Vassar, Maverick Concerts, Theater, Music, Antiques, Art Galleries
The Woods Retreat is a secluded haven, far away from the every day yet within reach of everything the Hudson Valley has to offer. If you are looking for an escape from the constant intrusions of your work day, if you would love to hear the sound of true silence, or just the wind whispering through the trees, then a weekend at the Woods Retreat is the very respite you are seeking. We now have internet and satellite TV if you need to stay connected and, while there is cell service most of our guests choose to turn their phones off and let the quiet wash over them!
Other Activities: hiking, kyaking