The Teahouse Cottage is on an estate that was the home of Woodstock artist Judson Smith, who used it for one of his studios in the 1940's and 1950's. Later, his daughters converted it to a guest cottage. The drops of paint on the floor from Smith's work more than half a century ago are preserved in the carefully restored and refinished hardwood floor.
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This petite cottage overlooks a lovely trout stream and faces the river and a 75 acre park with 2 mile walking trail just on the other side of the river that goes upstream and loops back through the forest to the edge of the property. If the river is high, you can access the trail head by going into town, behind the outdoor Shakespeare stage next to the Woodstock town offices.
The Trailways bus from New York City stops in the village of Woodstock, a half mile from the cottage.
Originally built in the 1870's as a small barn on the estate. This 1870's vintage antique post and beam barn has been fully renovated, while preserving it's original charm - new bath, new kitchen, refinished antique hardwood floors, queen size pillow top mattress in the sleeping loft. The sleeping loft is accessed by a ladder. On the ground floor there is a queen size Murphy bed.
Update October 2014: Now there is a fireplace by the stream for the use of guests of the Schoolhouse and Teahouse Cottages. We leave a maul [splitting ax] hanging on a tree next to the fireplace, and there's a chopping block. On the upstream [westerly] edge of the estate is a supply of firewood, some of which will need splitting. We include a 'Campfire Primer' in our attachments in case you don't have experience with them.
There is wifi and a TV . TV is for playing DVD's. TV also has an HDMI cable, so that you can watch movies, news, etc. - anything that is online. While the Teashouse is small, it can sleep 4.
Check in time 2:00 PM, check out time 11 AM.
The taxes are included in the rate.