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

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Bedrooms 1
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Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


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Property
estate
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

West Shokan Estate Rental Photos and Description

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

https://youtu.be/AMcUSPH9SvY

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Eric
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2016

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Welcome - Nature - Rushing Waters - Mountains - Restful - Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

Amazing Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect getaway for me and my husband and our two cats! The house is absolutely beautiful. Between the views and the chef’s kitchen it was difficult to leave. Eric and Arthur were amazing! If we had any questions they were always available. It was also an opportunity to bring our cats with which made it the perfect Catcation in the Catskills. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat away from the city where you can sit by the fire and read, watch movies, or relax in a soaking tub, I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Perfection on a Pond

  • 5 of 5

My (now) fiancée and I, as well as our two dogs, took a trip to Witten Pond where I planned to propose to her. I could not have picked a more perfect location! Eric addressed all my questions before booking and even hid a bottle of champagne for me when I told him about my plans to propose.

Once there, we were captured by the beauty of the landscape and the Barn itself. The tranquility of the entire property, as well as luxurious comfort, were felt the entire time. Our dogs had a great time swimming and running, as did we, and we loved seeing the incredible life on the property (various birds, salamanders, fish, frogs, etc.).

Not only was the property phenomenal but Eric was excellent as well. He provided us with bug spray after we overlooked the necessity and surprised us with fireworks to celebrate our engagement. The thing that made such a perfect property even better was the kindness and generosity of Eric.

All four of us (my fiancée, the dogs, and myself) cannot wait to go back, which we plan to do often.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent four incredibly peaceful, relaxing days here. Witten Barn exceeded our expectations! We were surprised to find a complimentary bottle of wine upon our arrival, and Eric, the manager, assured us should we need anything, to simply call-we found Eric to be wonderful to communicate with and sincere in his wish for our vacation to be a memorable one..... well, there is nothing one could possibly need when staying here!!! The kitchen has everything any would be chef could ever need-just bring your favorite food to prepare, like we did-the bathroom had a tub that took all our cares away, and we still can't decide if it was the pure mountain air or the soft mattress of the bed that gave us four of the most restful nights of sleep we ever had!!! The views, the creek, the beautiful pond, we could go on and on. There are abundant hiking trails nearby that were awesome, the village of Woodstock was lots of fun to visit, and the best part was that time seemed to slow down. My wife and I enjoyed walking Moonhaw Road...listening to the creek...reading a book by the pond. It was absolutely wonderful and we hope to return! Thanks again Eric!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Yardley, Pa
5

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay! Eric was easy to communicate with and the house was exactly as described. It is always nice to find a beautiful place that will allow pets. It was so quiet and peaceful. We will return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach
5

Clean Quiet with the ability to hike and bike till you pass out!

  • 5 of 5

I had the Pleasure Meeting Eric while we were about to leave after a much Relaxed stay. The History in the area, and Home was well maintained, Clean and if you need internet it was actually their and it worked. The Large pond on the property is perfect for morning am Coffee and evening Wine. I was reluctant to write a review Because I would like to keep this Place A secret! Thank you Eric and Company Glen And Marie

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, NY
5

Best romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! Quiet, relaxing, luxurious! Eric greeted us with a bottle of champagne for our anniversary - so thoughtful. Communication about booking, questions, etc. was seamless with Eric which always makes your experience better! The house was beautiful and spotless. The kitchen is a chef's dream! Everything you need and more. The views from the house are breathtaking from any window in the house. The steam shower is to die for and so relaxing! We were so close to great hiking, gourmet deli, grocery, and thank you to Eric and Arthur who gave great recommendations. Did I mention how relaxing this place is? My husband and I really just needed to "drop out" for awhile and we totally got to do that here! Thanks again - we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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

Rates & Availability

West Shokan Estate Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Our homes are filled with antiques, rustic luxury, and contemporary elegance, depending on the home you rent. They welcome couples with a pet(s) and/or small children. 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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

West Shokan Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
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
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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