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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


Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
0
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

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 We are happy to announce that our original sofabed has been replaced by a new Comfort Sleeper by American Leather.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
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

NEW! Rock City Writer's Studio: Bucolic Setting, Nordic Sauna, Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.76 based on 50 reviews
4

Cozy, clean, getaway

  • 4 of 5

I really liked this little studio. I would recommend staying there for one person or a couple who is okay with close quarters. It was decorated very nicely and very clean which is so important to me. The nordic spa is a great addition. I am a light sleeper and the heat kept me up at night with a lot of clanging and banging. It didn't bother me during the day, but at night it was constant and kept me up. So I would recommend either not turning it on (difficult in the winter months) or wearing ear plugs for sure! Close to town which is great. Thank you for a lovely place!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very well maintained, conveniently located and bursting with good vibes.

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this studio twice after discovering it in the fall. Once for New Years and once in January for a long weekend. Great if you want to stay in and avoid crowds on busy weekends but still close enough to walk or drive into town. The amenities exceeded my expectations as the hosts have perfected the minimalist studio retreat formula. An efficient layout allows enough space for two people to work separately and exist together comfortably. The sauna is a very special touch and robes were provided along with comfy socks!

My only comment would be about the heat in the bathroom. The door should remain open as the heater in the bathroom is very powerful. The space heats very quickly and you can often warm up the room by opening the bathroom door if it's been shut for a while. This also allows you to lower the overall heat used in the studio.

Check-in and Check-out was a breeze. Detailed instructions for all check-in and check-out procedures were sent in a timely manner. When it snowed New Years weekend, the owners got in touch to schedule a plow to arrive just before we did to ensure clean parking spaces and the pathway was shoveled for us as well.

I would and have recommended this location to anyone looking for a quiet low maintenance solo vacation or creative jam session with a friend. 10/10 will return.

-Erin R

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A cozy escape

  • 5 of 5

The Studio, a 15-20 minute walk from the town of Woodstock, was a clean & comfortable destination for an upstate getaway. Everything is as advertised, including the Nordic Sauna which was particularly pleasant on a harsh winter's night. The pull-out is not the plushest of beds but is not bad at all considering the efficient use of space. In more temperate seasons, I don't know if a car is needed but we did rely on a couple cabs. Overall, very nice---and bonus points for a truly solid movie collection.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect gataway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and charming studio, great value,relaxing, well maintained, great location close to Downtown and restaurants. We will definitely come back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Cozy weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the writers studio while our friends rented the main house for a weekend getaway for our friends birthday. It was so cozy and just the amount of room we needed - and our dog loved the yard! Would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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4

Relaxing, scenic, quiet stay in Woodstock, NY!

  • 4 of 5

I've had the Rock City Studio in my HomeAway favorites since I joined H/A. Finally the opportunity to book & stay worked out for me time wise. Everything was just like it's described. The place was spotless inside and out. Chelsea gave me all the info I needed before I asked. I used the studio as a launch site to visit three lakes to kayak. All were within a half an hour. I also took the opportunity to hike to the top of Overlook Mountain just up the street, this was a bit of a challenge for me but the views atop the MT were worth it! Also, can't recommend Yum Yum Noodle & Garden Cafe in the Woodstock green. Look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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

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Rates & Availability

Woodstock Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$115
From
$125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$725
 
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$675
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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 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!

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Amenities

Woodstock Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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