Rustic Modern 2 Story House Sleeps 6-10 In Style And Comfort
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My name is Thistle. I'm a freelance interior designer, landlady, and musician. I love music, art, food, films, antiques, and nature. 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've worked hard to restore the mid 19th century stone walls that grace the property. I am an interior designer by trade, and I serve both this area and NYC.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Everything was wonderful and seamless. Great spot / communication / yard / comfortable beds / etc. Thank you much!
Beautiful, peaceful, fully equipped!
What an amazing property and fabulous owner! Everything we needed for a perfect getaway. Very comfortable layout, plenty of room. Lots of info about the surrounding area and where to explore. Thistle has thought of everything to make this a home away from home. Thank you!!
Thanks for the glowing review! Come back anytime, you guys left the place immaculate! :)
Beautiful and peaceful retreat
Loved staying at this well maintained guest house. The setting was rustic but the house was modern and well appointed. Our hostess was very thoughtful and welcoming. Would most definitely return
Amazing property and lovely location
This was our second stay at Thistle's lovely home in Saugerties and once again, we loved everything about our stay. The home is set up perfectly for multiple families (separate bedrooms with private baths) and is well appointed with everything one could need. We come to Saugerties for the HITS on the Hudson horse show and the property is super convenient to the horse park and to the most amazing restaurants! The property itself is very calm and peaceful and a perfect place to relax after a long day of horse showing. Thistle is always quick to respond to questions and has been wonderful to work with on both of our stays at this fantastic property! We are frequent VRBO's and this is one of our favorite properties!!
Oh my goodness, what a lovely review! It’s my pleasure to help make your travels relaxing and happy!
Lovely weekend in the Hudson valley
We had a great time at Thistle’s house. The property is gorgeous with a massive fire pit perfect for s’more making. The house is well-appointed and welcoming. And Thistle was an excellent host - she’s super responsive and helpful across the board!
Thanks for a great weekend!
Catskill family retreat!
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.
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.