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Rustic Modern Retreat near HITS, Hunter Mountain, Woodstock

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rustic Modern 2 Story House Sleeps 6-10 In Style And Comfort

Blue is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath home that was converted from a textile arts studio to a dedicated vacation rental in 2014. It is situated on 4 acres, which contains my home (a separate 1840's farmhouse), a vegetable garden, barn, pond, stream, marshland, and woods. There is also a bluestone patio with combination charcoal/gas grill, fire pit, and plenty of outdoor furniture. The house comfortably sleeps 6 people, but for special short term situations, it can accommodate up to 10 people. Please note that I do charge an extra $25 per person per night, for parties over 6.

Separate bedrooms can also be rented out to smaller parties for a lower rate. Please ask, as I am flexible.

Dogs are considered on a case by case basis and require an extra cleaning fee. Please don't hesitate to inquire.

The house is situated 10 minutes drive from the village of Saugerties and HITS, and 14 and 22 miles from Hunter and Windham Mountains, respectively.

It is a 20 minute drive from Woodstock, about 30 minutes to Kingston and a 2 hour drive from NYC.

Each of the 3 bedrooms has an en suite bath, king-sized bed, flat screen TV, Ruku w/ Spectrum Cable TV app, DVD player, high speed WiFi internet, and air conditioning (separate thermostats). There are views of the pond, woods and Catskill Mountains from each room, including the common areas. The downstairs features a large open plan kitchen/living/dining space. Additionally, there is a large capacity LG washer and dryer in the upstairs hallway for your convenience.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Thistle

My name is Thistle. I'm a freelance interior designer, landlady, and musician. I love nature, music, art, food, films, and peace. I like to travel and I like to nest. I live part time between Manhattan and Saugerties, having lived in Brooklyn for 11 years prior to purchasing this property. My own home is located adjacent to the guest house on the same property, however it is positioned in such a way that guests still enjoy their privacy.

My hosting style is relaxed and casual. I want you to have a calm and easy experience while you luxuriate in the spaces I have designed just for you. Sometimes I am not home for long periods of time, because I enjoy traveling. But I always keep in touch via e-mail and text.

Thistle purchased this house in 2013

Why Thistle chose Saugerties

Through some weekend exploration of the Hudson River Valley, I came across Woodstock and Saugerties and immediately fell in love with the area. It is truly a magical place, with so many things to do, and so many unique characteristics to appreciate. The property is very unique, with hills, wetland, woods, old stone walls, pond, stream and a view of the Catskill Mountains. It is quiet and peaceful, and located off the road just far enough. A custom built fire pit and bluestone patio make the outdoor space especially great. Be sure to take notice of all the little waterfalls that line the country roads here...they are stunning.

What makes this house unique

The main house on the property was built in the 1840's by country folk who probably raised livestock and worked at one of the local quarries. Blue was built in the 1990's using a kit barn, and was originally used as a textile arts studio. In the spring of 2014, I renovated the art studio, turning it into a 3 bedroom, 3 bath home to be used exclusively for vacation rentals. I employed eco-friendly construction materials and methods in the renovation of this building--ask me about them! I wanted the home to appeal to modern sensibilities--clean lines, minimalism, neutral color palettes, while using both natural and rustic themes. Not only has the house been renovated, but so have the grounds. There a new bluestone patio with dining for 12, dual charcoal and gas grill, bluestone walkways, fire pit and stepping stone path through the pond to an island. I have also really enjoyed creating both a fenced in vegetable garden in the back of the house, as well as decorative garden beds around the patio areas. I am an interior designer by trade, and I serve both this area and NYC.


Saugerties House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 feature European curbless doorless shower stalls, modern floating vanities with cultured marble countertops and travertine wall tile.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom, king-sized bed, mountain views, wifi, basic cable tv + HBO, DVD player, closet, clothing storage furniture and a place to work on a laptop, as well as a separate daybed or futon sofa.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Rustic Modern Retreat near HITS, Hunter Mountain, Woodstock
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do the property justice. Beautifully and thoughtfully designed. All the conveniences we could ask for. The house was immaculate and felt brand new. Thistle is very accommodating and helpful. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others. Proximity to Woodstock and Saugerties is a huge bonus.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Catskill family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful functional house, with scenic pond and beautiful view of the mountains near Katerskill Clove. We enjoyed our brief stay, especially the comfortable beds, spacious bedrooms, open kitchen, dinning and gathering space. Clean, easy and private. Thank you, next time we will stay longer and enjoy the fire pit and grounds.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last minute weekend away for President's Day to go skiing, and lucked out on this property. The house is wonderful -- clean, roomy, well-equipped, very comfortable. We were sad there wasn't a fireplace but couldn't have it all on such short notice. The kids enjoyed running out on the lawn after it snowed and exploring the creek/pond behind the house. Saugerties was a short drive away -- we ended up eating a few meals there. Thistle was very flexible on our check in and check out time, which allowed us an additional half day of skiing. She also responded quickly. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Please come again anytime
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Adorable, well appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed the start of our winter break here in Saugerties. The cottage is tastefully decorated and appointed. Even though she was not in town, Thistle kept checking in to see if we needed anything. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Catskills retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege of spending the month of November at Thistle's wonderful guest house with our friends and family. Everyone loved it! The house is so comfortable and modern, yet retains country charm. Its mountain views, comfy king size beds, open kitchen and huge private yard are a few highlights. Thistle was very easy to communicate with. We are dreaming of returning one day to this lovely place.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Please do come back anytime!
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely place for a family or small group. The property is beautiful and the house is very thoughtfully designed and comfortable. Just the right balance of modern and rustic. Everything works as expected, no issues at all. Would stay again for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Stewart International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Bluestone Tavern
Nearest Ferry
51 Miles
Newburgh--NY Waterways Ferry
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
16.5 Miles
Hudson Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
5.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Bluestone Tavern
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Nearest Beach
6.2 Miles
Bristol Beach State Park
Car: recommended

Saugerties is a Hudson River Valley town bordered by the Hudson River on the East and the Catskill Mountain Range on the West. There is much to do here, including hiking, historical sight seeing, antiquing, golfing, tennis, skiing, shopping, fine dining, as well as just relaxing. The area has a rich century-old tradition of providing temporary relief from city life for travelers from NYC.

The Village of Saugerties has often been described as quaint; it was the first town to appear on the National Historic Register in the early 1900's. There are many hip shops and restaurants (Lucky Chocolates, Miss Lucy's Kitchen, Black Eyed Suzie's and Love Bites are my favorite). Saugerties is home to the famed historical Saugerties Lighthouse, as well as Opus 40, a wonderful sculpture garden, and Catskill Animal Sanctuary. There is much to see and do here.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,200

PETS: No pets!!
DAMAGES TO PROPERTY: If you break or damage something, please report it to me immediately. Unfortunately, many vacationers do not notice that they have damaged some property. You are responsible for the replacement or repair cost of whatever is damaged.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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