|Space||1,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
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.