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Kathy

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Ravenscliff - Ulster County Beauty Inside Catskill State Park

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Olivebridge House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 11-13)

""The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hands of man." Looking for a Walden Pond escape? Travel up a winding secluded mountain road right inside the heart of the Catskill State Park and discover the healing power of Ravenscliff, a beautiful Zen like retreat nestled on more than 22 acres of deep forest. This gorgeous two story prow front log home offers dramatic ceiling to floor windows, sunken living room with 30 foot high cathedral ceilings, large timber beams, and a majestic stonework fireplace. Wood, limestone and slate floors throughout.

Beautiful front and back views feature mountain tops and rock outcroppings. Four unique bedrooms include two master bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms . All are tastefully designed to delight the senses and soothe the soul. Sleeps eleven people comfortably. Large open designer/gourmet kitchen with black granite counter tops has state of the art fixtures and stainless steel appliances. Large loft area, office, two car garage, and three outdoor decks complete the 3900 square foot home.

Enjoy the rich Hudson River heritage and discover the hidden waterfalls and abundant wildlife that are in the surrounding area. Quaint towns like Stone Ridge, Woodstock, High Falls [established in the 1600's] and Rhinebeck which offer shopping and great restaurants are just minutes away.

If you crave the arts and music, book an evening at the Bearsville Theater or attend a Midnight Ramble at the the private compound of the late, great, legendary Grammy winner Levon Helm [drummer with the “Band”] at one of the intimate yet rocking Saturday nights sessions in Woodstock. Hiking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, boating available. Or simply enjoy that special peace and tranquility that only being surrounded by the rustic beauty of nature can provide. You will not want to leave.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kathy (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Kathy

Marty was born in England and raised in Canada. I was born in NY and was a teacher in Ethiopia. We met in Miami and during our travels fell in love with the unique rustic beauty and strong spiritual aura of this special property. We built this log home from scratch and every inch of it was designed to be a pleasing, healing and functional retreat from the outside world. We love to see the wildlife that share this magical space with us, deer, foxes, black bears, flying squirrels, and birds, lots of birds. We also love music and have small percussion instruments along with bongos and a full drum set for our guests to enjoy. The large loft space is perfect for meditation, dance and/or yoga exercises. We have created the best and we aim to rent to the best-conscious, responsible, creative, spiritual people who appreciate nature, art, music, quality and a beautiful home. They will find a loving, peaceful space to replenish their spirit and take care of this home as if it were their own special Shrangri-La.

Kathy purchased this house in 2008

Why Kathy chose Catskills

Ulster County is listed in the book, "1000 Places To See Before You Die". We believe it is one of the most picturesque places we have traveled to, rural yet sophisticated, peaceful yet interesting, authentic and historic. I love the independent thinkers and creative people who are drawn here. Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Rachel Weisz, Robert Deniro, David Bowie, and Levon Helms [to name just a few] all currently live in the area. It is just a very cool place with a very interesting history and tons of marvelous things to do.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house is wonderful. Absolutely gorgeous with a wonderful musical energy. We are finding everything

we need.
Jul 2010
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)
Ravenscliff - Ulster County Beauty Inside Catskill State Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Glen Rock , NJ
5

Peaceful elgance

  • 5 of 5

We needed a nice relaxing weekend before the spring sports start with our kids. We choose one of the best homes we ever rented! It is amazing! Driving up the long driveway we were surprised at how beautiful the home was! All the kids went OMG that is soooooooooooo nice!! We coudnt wait to go inside. The pictures do not do it justice! IT was magnificent !!! Every room was furnished beautifully! Every kid got the coolest bedroom ! The views were amazing! There was a great backyard where the kids played football. Then we took a family hike in the woods. We came to back to cook an amazing meal in the kitchen. The kitchen was fully stocked which helped a lot! The cookware was perfect!!! We just loved the overall relaxing feel of the whole place. The next day we spent the day in woodstock about 20 minute drive! We love it there!!! We could not wait to come back to this beautiful home with the most cozy beds and GORGEOUS bathrooms!!! Kathy was amazing to deal with.. such a pleasure to talk to :) she was very thoughtful with the specific directions which led to a perfect weekend!!!! We are excited to return to this truly remarkable home :)

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always amazed at how Ravenscliff attracts the most wonderful and considerate guests. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Ravenscliff. It is a special place. I know how exciting it is to see that home sitting on top of that long driveway . It makes us so happy to be able to share that with other families and guests who also appreciate it. Wishing you many more wonderful experiences to share with your family. Come back soon!
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything. Absolutely gorgeous, peaceful, welcoming and fully equipped with everything you'll need. The kitchen was a dream to cook in, the living room around the fireplace was the perfect gathering spot, and the bedrooms were spotless and peaceful. You can tell every detail in this home was carefully thought out and it was truly a pleasure to escape here for a weekend with the family. I recommend for everyone to go and see for themselves...

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Ravenscliff. We take a lot of pride in creating the perfect environment to escape the stress of the outside world. As a wise man once said: "Sometimes the human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by human hands." May all your memories be joyful!
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5

Halloween Weekend 2015

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful stay. We felt so comfortable from the moment we pulled up the road. The house is stunning and warm. We enjoyed the fire pit outside and fireplace inside. The kitchen is beautiful we had a wonderful family dinner Saturday night. We went horseback riding Saturday morning. This is a tradition we would love to continue. Thank You for opening your home.

The Fanning Family

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and all of our other guests who have taken the time out of their busy lives to write a review about their experience at Ravenscliff. It is a source of great pleasure and satisfaction to know our guests have fond memories of their time with us. Much care and love went into creating this special space. You are welcome back anytime. Kathy & Marty
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Long Island, New York
5

Zen haven for Harley riders....

  • 5 of 5

Hi Kathy...

The 8 of us and our 4 big Harley Davidson motorcycles loved Ravenscliff! One of the best places we've ever spent time in! Instantly relaxing. I was in "a zone" all weekend! It was kind of sad to pack up to go back to crowded, materialistic, Long Island today. We are back home in my "Biker" garage as I write this.

All the weather forecasters predicted rain, but the weather there was perfect during our entire 4 day stay, we hiked your woods, played your board games, made flames in the fire pit & the big fireplace too. We ate in your gorgeous kitchen and ate out nearby too: The Country Inn (I actually met Steve Buchemi there.), The Eggs Nest, the Bear Cafe, etc. All great with tons of unique dishes and personality!

We rode west on Memorial Day to investigate the must see Bethel Woods Museum. (Where the "Woodstock" music festival was actually held.) We also toured the very interesting Catskill Distillery Company (Peace Vodka) across the street with the owner who is possessed like a highly educated mad scientist...

Our motorcycles loved your paved very steep driveway, the garage for parking them, and especially the sponge/bucket/water hose for cleaning off all the bugs in the mornings. I missed seeing the entrance to your driveway 3 times. Our crew got a good laugh on me about that!

Ravenscliff, from the very comfortable beds and linens to the many over-sized soothing spaces to hang out in, we we're completely happy spending my 55th birthday at Ravenscliff... I spent my high school years near Lake Tahoe, California. Our stay was downright perfect if you ask me!

All of us discussed that we'd like to do it all over again. We're all hoping for next year...

My "Fender Bunny" Lisa, and l will never forget the zen-like tranquility and fun times shared with our riding pals in your beautiful home and the surrounding areas...

Please be sure to let me know if we left behind everything in a satisfactory condition there.

I can't thank you enough Kathy. You were all at once, kind, helpful, and you made it all happen so easily and it was an awesome experience for all of us.

See you next year, warmest regards, Kent. 8-)

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing and memorable weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cabin to celebrate my Husband's 40th birthday with our closest friends. This home is incredibly beautiful and we felt comfortable and instantly relaxed. Kathy is very sweet, helpful and easy to deal with as an owner. We spent the weekend cooking, eating, playing games, hiking and enjoying everyone's company. I couldn't have asked for a better location. We were all sad when it was time to go and are planning on coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing house! Amazing owner!

  • 5 of 5

All my friends, my husband and I had a wonderful time with such a beautiful cabin!!!!!! We expected this house as beautiful from pictures, BUT when we arrived there, everybody said OMG! We didn't want to leave..... lol

The owner Kathy was so kind and helpful, we loved this cabin and HER so much! Thanks a lots Kathy!!!!! We had really great weekend!!!!

We will go back to stay again. We are sure ;)

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Woodstock-16 Miles.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing.

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Rates & Availability

Olivebridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

$500-$750.00/Night .. $3500.00/Week .. $7500.00/Month.
50% Due Upon Signing Lease.
$150-$250 Cleaning Fee Depending on number of guests.
Price & Fees Negotiable.Vary On Length of Stay,Number of Occupants, & Holidays.

10% Discount For Qualified Repeat Renters.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Olivebridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Jetted Tub in Bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
View/Location: Mountain View Rental. Other Activities: Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock Playhouse, Levon Helms Ramble, Ashokan Reservoir, Wineries, Mohonk Preserve, Art Galleries, Rhinebeck, New Paltz, High Falls, Kingston.

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