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Judy Atwood

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Catskills Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1-bedroom 2-story cottage with wood stove, sleeps 2

Experience the essence of Woodstock in this former home to Anita M. Smith — artist, historian and “Herb Lady of the Catskills.” Enjoy the fragrance and serenity of the “show-off” herb garden right outside your door.

Just 1/2 mile from town center, Herb Cottage is nestled at the gateway to Woodstock’s legendary Overlook Mountain. If you’re searching for a mystical hideaway in which to relax, restore your energies, and recapture your creative self, this is the place for you!

Completely renovated, Herb Cottage offers a delightful mix of luxurious appointments and bluestone charm, including:

• Comfortable living room with woodstove, bluestone hearth, and 37' Cable HDTV, Blu-Ray and CD players, and an extensive library of books, games, DVDs and CDs.

• Fully-equipped country kitchen with a bluestone countertop, herb tiles from Mexico, and a sunny dining nook.

• Loft bedroom with a king-size bed and view of Overlook Mountain.

• Bathroom with a claw foot tub and rain shower.

• Additional amenities include luxury linens, spa robes, WIFI, and a secluded bluestone terrace with bluestone table and gas grill.

• Optional: Reiki treatments and access to other holistic practitioners.

Ideal for a couple. Combine with nearby Rock City Writer's Studio (HA# 3469886) for additional space.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Judy Atwood (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)
NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.8301888 based on 53 reviews

A perfect place for a romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is lovely and in a convenient location for hiking and walking in to town. Perfect for a couple who want a peaceful retreat.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Idyllic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this adorable cottage. Close to town, wonderful historic towns and places to see. Our dogs love the beautiful yard. It was very quiet, weather was perfect and we had a wonderful, peaceful vacation. Thank you so much!

Carolyn, Bill, Wilby & Elwood

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is a charming oasis. We loved everything about this place, and it was the perfect spot for a quiet and restful time in Woodstock.

The only thing that renters should be aware of is that the bedroom is a loft with a very low and angled ceiling. You cannot stand up comfortably in the area where the bed is. We knocked our backs and heads quite a few times while there. This would not deter us from staying there again at all. It's just something that everyone should know about, especially if you are really tall.

Otherwise, I would highly recommend it for its cleanliness, charming touches, dvd's, books, and cc's. Love!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Loaded With Charm

  • 4 of 5

We were chiefly looking for a dog-friendly place so we could bring our dog hiking. This fit the bill perfectly. The cottage is set apart from other houses on the property so it is in its own private little world. It is very clean, comfortable and well stocked with pantry items, magazines & games. It is also a plus that the cottage is within walking distance of town since parking there can be an issue. There is a small table with umbrella & chairs outside and two chaises. This would be perfect for a romantic getaway. Communication and responsiveness by the owner's rep. were excellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Herb Cottage and Woodstock.The cottage is very comfortable and very cute. We used the wood burning stove on cold evenings and enjoyed one or two selections from the very extensive DVD collection. We needed one additional item and management brought it over almost immediately. We hope to visit again. Thanks.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Another phenomenal stay at the Herb Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at the Herb Cottage and, once again, it did not disappoint! We love to bring the whole family (hubby, wifey, and two fur babies) and everyone loves it here. This time we coordinated our trip with another couple who rented the Rock City Writers Studio, also on the property. It was so nice to be close, but not in the same abode and be all on top of each other. We'd never rented the studio and it was nice to take a peak inside. It is also adorable, and perfect if you have another person or couple that wants their own space, but be located close.

The pups loved romping in the lovely back yard which isn't entirely fenced, but the side of the yard that faces the road has a fence along it so they weren't tempted to run into the road. The weather was beautiful and we were able to relax in the lounge chairs and enjoy all the birds and woodland creatures. :)

Although there are soooooo many fantastic restaurants in Woodstock, we chose to stay in and grill one night which was fantastic! We hit up the local butcher which has an INCREDIBLE selection of meats. The kitchen is well appointed and had everything we needed to create a wonderful dinner. It was even chilly enough to light a fire in the buck stove one evening (but make sure to read the instructions on how to operate!!)

One day during our stay was very rainy, so we stayed in and binged on the plethora of DVDs available there. The rest of the time, we were out and about, because there's just so much to do: shopping, dining out, hiking trails, spa going, and so much more!! We will DEFINITELY return, time and time again to our favorite VRBO!!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany Int'l or Stewart Int'l (Newburgh, NY)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Woodstock Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak (Rhinecliff, NY)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NYS Thruway (Rt. 87)
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hunter, Belleayre, or Windham
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Woodstock Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Day
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 11 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

HOLIDAYS: 3-night minimum stay at peak season rate

CLEANING FEE: $75 per visit or per week

PETS: Well-behaved dogs considered ~ please ask! One-time $50 pet fee per dog applies. Please note that we request that dogs not be left home alone, unless they are crate-trained, and also that dogs be leashed when outdoors. Thank you!

REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT: $250 for less than one week; $500 for one week or longer

NOTE: Rent Herb Cottage with Rock City Writer's Studio (#3469886), and receive a 10% discount for both!

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Catskills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The newly restored and extra deep claw foot tub (with a rain shower) is ideal for luxurious soaking. Spa towels and robes are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Loft bedroom - 1 king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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