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NEW! Rock City Writer's Studio: Bucolic Setting, Nordic Sauna, Walk to Town!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Half Baths1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio cottage with kitchenette, sauna, writing porch, sleeps 2

Treat yourself to a relaxing, rejuvenating and inspiring retreat in your own private historic studio cottage in the heart of Stonecrop, the estate owned by Anita M. Smith — renowned writer, artist, historian and “Herb Lady of the Catskills.”

Nestled at the gateway to Woodstock’s legendary Overlook Mountain, Rock City Writer’s Studio is walking distance (just over 1/2 mile) to the Woodstock Village Green, where you’ll find galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Or just stay home and relax in your bucolic retreat surrounded by wildlife and nature.

Prepare snacks and meals in your well-equipped kitchenette, and serve them on the screened-in bluestone porch, or at the bluestone table on the lawn with a gas grill surrounded by gardens.

Treat yourself to a relaxing sauna in your Nordic sauna for two, followed by a shower under a skylight.

The living room converts into a cozy bedroom at night. We are happy to announce that our original sofabed has been replaced by a new Comfort Sleeper by American Leather. This high-end "marvel of engineering" opens into a luxurious queen bed with a solid platform (no bars, springs or sagging) and a thick high-density foam mattress with luxury linens. Described as a "non-sofabed", the Comfort Sleeper is easy to operate, glides open and closed effortlessly, and is extremely comfortable for a restful night's sleep!

The living room also features a 32” flat-screen HDTV with cable service and a Blu-Ray player, as well as an extensive collection of books and DVDs. Other amenities include spa towels and robes, WIFI, and private parking.

BONUS: Rent Rock City Writer's Studio with Herb Cottage (#3469885) to accommodate family or friends and save! When Rock City Writer's Studio and Herb Cottage are rented together, a 10% discount off both applies. Please inquire for details.

More Details

Property Manager
Judy Atwood
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

Map

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 Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Numerous
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hunter, Belleayre, or Windham
Car: not necessary

Amenities

Woodstock Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet + sink - toilet
    Shower - shower , skylit shower stall
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Living Room/Bedroom - 1 queen
  • We are happy to announce that our original sofabed has been replaced by a new Comfort Sleeper by American Leather. This high-end "marvel of engineering" opens into a luxurious queen bed with a solid platform (no bars, springs or sagging) and a thick high-density foam mattress with luxury linens. Described as a "non-sofabed", the Comfort Sleeper is easy to operate, glides open and closed effortlessly, and is extremely comfortable for a restful night's sleep!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.78125 based on 64 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay in Woodstock. Tiny place great for 2 people and convenient location. So much character... can't wait to go back !

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Quaint and Adorable Little Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The writer's studio was so adorable and I thought perfect for 2 people. The pull out sofa was very comfortable and we had a great night sleep. The ceiling fan helped a lot with the nights being warm for the month of October (a huge plus). The studio was very close to town, but still made you feel like you had your own private little getaway. The kitchen had everything you needed. Even though there was no oven, there was a microwave and worked out well for us. Everything was very neat and clean. We took in the sights and had a very enjoyable and relaxing time at the Writer's Studio. We will be returning again some time in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tiny studio next to town

  • 4 of 5

Cute little place. Walkable to town within 10-15 mins. If I stayed here again I might come solo, tight quarters for two people, but overall nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Quiet peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described. Very clean and nicely furnished, the pull out bed was a nice surprise very comfortable. After spending the morning in Rhinebeck and the afternoon in Woodstock it was such a pleasure to retreat back to Rock City for the evening. We will most definitely return. Ray and Jackie, Malvern Pa.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Beautiful. Quaint. Exactly what everyone needs

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I absolutley LOVED this little studio right outside of the heart of Woodstock, we were walking distance from the town, and a short drive away from numerous hiking trails. One thing to be sure of when you enter the property is that you enter through the gate on the right! There is a tiny sign on the gate door that we missed, but thats where you enter. The atmosphere of the house, the woods, and the town offers constant happiness, and total relaxation. We can't wait to come back!

-Ally & Riley

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Writer's Cottage for 6 days while I took an art workshop in the Woodstock School of Art. It was just what I needed to relax after classes. It was cozy, clean and quiet. It was also close to town but far enough to be away from the busy tourists. It is very small and although it has a pull-out sofa bed for two I think it best suits one person. Enjoyed the deer watching me draw and there's a little stream in the back. There is more than enough to do; art, theater, shops, restaurants (my favorite is Joshuas), and galleries. The management team were very helpful and the owner had no problem stopping by to show me how to run the tv. I hope return and spend more time here.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 5.0%

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: $200 for less than one week; $400 for one week or longer

NOTE: Rent Rock City Writer's Studio with Herb Cottage (#3469885), the spacious 1-bedroom cottage on the same property ~ and receive a 10% discount off both!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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