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Welcome - Nature - Rushing Waters - Mountains - Restful - Pets Welcome

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Witten Barn - Contemporary - One-of-a-Kind & Luxury Amenities

NOTE: IF THIS HOME IS UNAVAILABLE, PLEASE CHECK OUR OTHER WITTEN POND HOMES:

LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY # 3467416 AND WITTEN GATEHOUSE # 3777731.

WE WELCOME PETS: We do welcome pets, but there is a small additional fee. There is additional housekeeping time required after each 'pet stay.' We hope you understand. Please be sure to check off that you have a pet under FEES AND TAXES when developing your quote so that we can facilitate a faster booking for you!

OUR RATES: Our standard nightly rate (minimum 3 nights) is $275. Please contact us directly for any weekly rate (longer stays may be considered).

ABOUT WITTEN POND

'Witten Pond' is comprised of three homes on a 15-acre owner-estate, which is in the midst of the 'forever wild' Catskill State Forest Preserve in the NYC Ashokan Reservoir area and on the protected Wittenberg Stream. Our homes are best suited for one couple, or a couple with a small child and/or pet. All three of our homes have 1-bedroom and 1-bath. We do not suggest that multiple couples inquire for availability for just one home. We recommend if two couples wish to vacation together that they consider renting Lily-of-the-Valley (# 3467416). A special package price will be offered.

The original home, circa 1910 recently restored 'Lily of the Valley,' is furnished in art and antiques. The second is a more contemporary historic home, 'Witten Gatehouse', with a spa bathroom. The third home, 'Witten Barn,' is an architectural integration of old and new including a major European-style kitchen, bathroom, and wood-fired radiant fireplace. 'Witten Pond' homes singly, or together, provide perfect Private Realms for a couple’s getaway.

THE WITTENBERG STREAM: A SMALL BIT OF WITTEN POND HISTORY

A “must” when visiting Witten Pond is to take a short walk up Moonhaw Road to the bridge and dead end. Beginning at Witten Pond, Moonhaw Road is a single dirt lane unchanged in 100 years! Along the way, you walk in parallel with the Wittenberg Stream, which has stayed as pristine as in the days of the Hudson River School painters and naturalist John Burroughs. Wittenberg Stream's rushing waters, which you hear from all the homes at Witten Pond, flows down from Wittenberg Mountain en route to New York City’s Ashokan Reservoir. For those who fish and have a New York State License, the Wittenberg Stream has native brook trout. You can see Wittenberg Mountain's peak from Witten Pond, given it is the third highest vertical climb in the Catskills and a part of the Slide Mountain Wilderness Range.

Wittenberg Stream

ABOUT WITTEN BARN

WITTEN BARN is a stand-alone home looking out through large picture windows, fronting on Witten Pond. It has light on three sides and shares a common wall with Moonhaw Gallery to the east, which fronts on Moonhaw Road. Moonhaw Gallery is the owner's private art gallery and office (not open to the public). Witten Barn (red door entrance) and Moonhaw Gallery (green door entrance) each have separate front entrances, which assure privacy for those occupying Witten Barn. On the south side of Witten Pond sits the historic Lily-of-the-Valley and Witten Gatehouse.

Witten Pond is at the end of a one-lane Town road, infrequently travelled. It is surrounded by thousands of acres of the “forever wild” Catskill State Forest Preserve and in an area monitored by NYC to protect the Ashokan Reservoir. Private and public hiking trails abound. The Pond is spring-fed and rainbow trout are available for catch and release fishing as well as swimming at your own risk (no life guard)

The views from Witten Barn overlook Witten Pond to the south and Cornell and Wittenberg Mountains (among the highest in the Catskills) to the North. Witten Pond is in Moonhaw Valley, one of those rare but accessible Catskill Valleys where there is no ambient light from a village or town, which astronomers know as “dark sky” so sky and stars are viewed crystal clear.

Witten Barn has a spacious European-style living area on the first floor with a hand-built, Tuscan wood -burning radiant fireplace also in the European Alps style. This living area reflects American artisanal and modern furnishings, Hudson Valley fine art as well as a European flavor to many of its appointments.

The kitchen is wonderful for those who love the art of cooking and is beautifully equipped and spacious as is the dining area with seating for 8.

The master bedroom and spa suite on the 2nd floor have a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath, which overlooks Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort and luxury. The sumptuous 725 sq ft. bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings and the views from this level are stunning.

Witten Barn, circa 1835, was totally renovated in 2000-2005.

Witten Barn is a property that is perfect for the couple or individual who wants luxury, design, peace and inspiration, while being situated in a mountain paradise that is a relatively short drive from Woodstock and other mid-Hudson Valley places of interest. Please check our Private Realms NEWSLETTER with up-to-date information on events and outings in our area of the Hudson Valley Region, including Woodstock.

More Details

Property Manager
Eric
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Rhinecliff/Rhindbeck
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Belleayre and Hunter
Car: necessary

Amenities

West Shokan Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • See also Rental Agreement for more information.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Bath is a spa with steam and a soaking tub
  • The master spa bath and bedroom suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath and overlooks Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort, luxury and privacy.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , There is a sofa downstairs best for child or 1 adult
  • The master spa bath and bedroom suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath, overlooking Witten Pond. The 625 sq ft. bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings and is designed for comfort and luxury. The bed, mattress, and linens are of the finest quality, offering the ultimate in comfort. There is a spacious sitting area with leather chairs, a gas-log fireplace - all overlooking the views from three sides. The views from this level are spectacular in all four seasons.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Witten Pond is a 15-acre estate in the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains, surrounded by a 'forever-wild' forest preserve and consists of 3 separates residences of a former family compound. On the south side of Witten Pond sits the historic Lily-of-the-Valley and Witten Gatehouse. On the north side of the Pond is the historic Witten Barn with separate Moonhaw Gallery. Witten Pond is at the end of Moonhaw Road in West Shokan, a one-lane Town road in an area monitored by NYC to protect the Ashokan Reservoir. Private and public hiking trails abound. The Pond is spring-fed and rainbow trout are available for catch and release fishing as well as swimming at your own risk (no life guard). The views from Witten Barn over-look Witten Pond to the south and Cornell and Wittenberg Mountains (among the highest in the Catskills) to the North.

Reviews

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5

Excellent, Beautiful, and Welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had such a wonderful time staying at Witten Barn. It was absolutely beautiful, private, and relaxing. The barn was spotless, and exactly what we were looking for, for a much needed time to take in the gorgeous surroundings. Such a great find and we're looking forward to making a return trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great weekend in a gorgeous house in West Shokan

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific house for a couple. It's an extension to an old barn which is used as an art gallery by the owner. Arthur (the owner) is charming and gave us a wonderful impromptu tour of the old barn. Eric is very responsive and physically on-site during the week (and some weekends). The house looks out over a pond (in which you can swim). The walk along the road is really pleasant and there are trails just up from the house. Phoenicia and Woodstock are easily reachable within 20 mins or so; Tannersville and the falls are somewhat farther but an easy 40 minute ride. The only worry for some renters might be that the floors are connected by spiral staircase and there's a bathroom only only the upper level. That was no problem for us but might be for some. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peace aplenty!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely gem in the woods! Serenity, quiet, wonderful wildlife and a thoughtfully prepared guest house near many of the sites and towns of the Hudson Valley! I hope I am able to return! Many thanks, John

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

It's a beautiful property, adjacent to state land and near to excellent hiking trails. The property manager Eric was responsive and gracious. We had a quiet lovely extended weekend there.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Relaxing and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quite and relaxing NYE weekend and that is what we got! We always like to travel with our little yorkie, so it was a treat to be able to take her with us and she felt so comfortable in this home. It was so spacious, comfortable sofas, great bed, huge shower which allowed for the best baths and the kitchen was equipped with everything you would need to cook. We loved using the fireplace every night and made smores nightly and for a couple that loves carbs and cheese, we took advantage of baking pizza in the wood burning oven to make our own pizza. We had some amazing walks on trails around the property. Eric was easy to communicate with and answered all of my questions before our stay. He even was kind enough to leave a bottle of wine for us to enjoy. It was a perfect getaway for my husband and me and our little puppy.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Great place to escape

  • 4 of 5

The place is great. A modern/European touch to the Catskills. Went on a shorter hike, cooked, and enjoyed the cozy fire. Place was perfect for a quick last minute getaway from the city. Eric's welcome packet/email was very helpful too.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

Our homes are decorated with rustic style, and contemporary elegance, depending on the home you rent. Our homes are not suitable for "groups" of couples seeking party weekends.

Witten Pond consists of 3 magnificent residences: Witten Barn, Lily-of-the-Valley, and The Gatehouse.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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