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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

• Second floor loft bedroom with a king-size bed and view of Overlook Mountain.

• First floor bathroom with an antique claw foot tub converted into a 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

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


Woodstock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is located on the 1st floor + features a newly restored antique claw foot tub that has been converted into a rain shower. Spa towels and robes are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Loft bedroom - 1 king
  • The sleeping loft is located on the 2nd floor + is accessed via a narrow stairway. Because the loft is under the eaves of the roof, the ceiling is sloped (6' 4" at the highest point in the center + less along the edges). The stairway bisects the loft, with the king bed on one side + a sitting/dressing area with dormer windows on the other side. Please note that the bathroom is on the first floor. This arrangement may be challenging for older guests or guests with mobility issues.
  • 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
  • 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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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 85 reviews
New York, NY

Great cottage getaway in Woodstock

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at the cottage as part of a weekend getaway from NYC. Woodstock offers some great farm-to-table restaurants, is close to skiing, and is quite quaint. The cottage was very clean, was as advertised, and we esp. loved the wood-burning stove. Judy was perfectly responsive and attentive.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway from NYC

  • 5 of 5

We booked this lovely cottage during a snowy weekend and it was cozy, charming, and rejuvenating. The wood burning stove is a beautiful touch. It has great access to town and the surrounding parks and I would recommend to anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors with a comfortable and romantic home to retreat to. Will hopefully be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cozy winter retreat, close to town but where you can escape from it all too!

  • 5 of 5

The Herb Cottage proved to be the perfect place for two busy Library directors to shake off 2017 and welcome in 2018! We finally got a chance to read!! And watch movies from the huge and amazingly alphabetized DVD collection! The cottage is steeped in history yet met all of our modern needs! As vegans we were able to buy plenty of provisions from the local natural foods grocery and we loved the Garden Cafe so much we ate there twice! Despite frigid temps, we found both our accommodations and the town to be cozy and warm. This first trip to Woodstock and the Herb Cottage won’t be our last!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Stay at the Herb Cottage This Year

  • 5 of 5

Our (husband and wife from NYC, both retired) experience at the Herb Cottage was so pleasant last March that we decided to return for four days in December. The cottage is ideally located for exploring the Catskills and Woodstock. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well and thoughtfully stocked. The staff found a watch we had accidentally left behind and are returning it to us. In short, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A weekend away...

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect for a relaxing weekend away from the city. It was hard to leave sitting by a fire, drinking wine, and watching old movies. Everything was ready for our arrival and they had taken care of every minor detail. We will be back in the Summer to explore the trails as it was a little too cold to venture out this week.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage. Quaint and warm and full of charm. It is an ideal location (near Woodstock and all the amenities you might need - grocery store, restaurants, etc...).

The kitchen is tiny, but stocked with almost everything you need to cook while staying in the cottage. And the wood stove basically heats the entire home.

Only hiccup we experienced is that I asked for a roll of paper towels (they provided half a roll) so I could clean the space adequately (I try to leave all rentals in perfect condition), and instead of just providing an extra roll of paper towels I was sent a long text filled with legal jargon about how they don't have to provide this amenity and I should go purchase more myself. It was weird and off putting and after staying in over 50 rentals I have never received anything like it. Regardless, the house is great.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Matt, for taking the time to share your experience of Herb Cottage. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the cottage, and appreciated its charm and the extra amenities/touches. However, we're very sorry that your experience was tainted by the fact that you ran out of paper towels. We try to stock the cottage with a generous supply of consumable supplies, including soaps, paper goods, cooking condiments, complimentary coffee/tea, etc. to help our guests get started. The assumption/expectation is that guests will purchase additional supplies as they need them, since vacation rentals are classified as self-help accommodations. Of course we would've been happy to pick up a roll of paper towels for you, had you explained that the original roll was not full (as it should have been). However, you requested a number of backup supplies on your first morning, which led us to believe that perhaps you didn't understand the nature of vacation rentals. We offered the explanation, but can certainly understand in retrospect that that might've been off-putting. Please accept our sincere apology. We hope that you will consider a return visit to Herb Cottage. Please know that you are always welcome, and we are always standing by to help in any way we can.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

CLEANING FEE: $100 per visit or per week

PETS: Well-behaved crate-trained 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 crated, and also that dogs be leashed at all times 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!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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