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Legendary Big Pink in Saugerties

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Top & Main Floors At The Legendary Big Pink: 3 Bedrooms, Sunroom, 2 baths

Big Pink, the house where Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes were recorded with his back-up band, later know as The Band, whose first album was called "Music from Big Pink". The updated Dormer unit was Levon Helm's bunk area back In the late '60s. The Central Staircase opens mid-unit to a dining table & chairs; to the right is a desk-bar; the kitchen, with stone counter-top; bathroom with tile shower, and a futon-couch-sitting area. To the left, in the bedroom area, there’s a sitting area with TV ( limited cable ) and a queen sided bed with a quality mattress set. The Dormer has air-conditioning, and views of Overlook Mountain, fields and forest. Outside is the lawn with out-door furniture & original stone fireplace/bbq area nestled beneath the pines. The Dormer can sleep 4, and has WiFi.

The main floor is a 2 bedroom unit with a sunroom ( Rick's room - was Rick Danko's quarters), living room with sofa, writing table & chairs at the picture window, wood-stove/fireplace. It opens into the Dining Room, which has a antique dining table & chairs for 6. The kitchen, as does much of the house, maintains the mid-century period look, with forest views east. The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed, desk, sitting area & full closet. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds, dressers and side tables. The sunroom had a futon twin couch ( which folds down to become a sleeper). The sunroom has it's own back entrance, and opens to the lawn and old out-door fireplace for campfire evenings. All told, upstairs has a queen bed and full futon - can sleep 4 people max. The Main Floor has a queen-sized bed, 2 twins and a single 'twin' futon on the sunporch -and so can sleep 5 max.

Note: the Basement is not included in the rental.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan LaSala
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About Susan LaSala

Only the third owners of Big Pink, my wife Susan and I are offering the Dormer unit for the first time for overnight accommodations. Both of us are from New York State, Susan from the Adirondack Mountains near the Canadian border, I am from downstate in Westchester County. We both have a deep abiding love for nature.

My first time in the Catskills was for the original Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in 1969, when I was in high school. In the 1980's, I was the live sound man / production manager for infamous NRBQ band, most of whom lived in Saugerties, and often played the legendary Joyous Lake club in Woodstock. It was from those years that I came to love the Woodstock-Saugerties area, and when a friend who was living here told me that Big Pink was up for sale by owner in 1998, after 6 months, and 3 failed attempts to sell to to someone else, Suzy and I became owners. As a musician guitarist/songwriter myself, of course I was aware of the history of Big Pink, but we ended up buying it mainly because we loved the land and the setting: the best rehearsal and jamming space in the world was for me, of course, a notable bonus!

We love living in this area, with a diversity of people, music and artists venues, restaurants and cool streams to swim in during the hot summer.

Susan LaSala purchased this house in 1998

Why Susan LaSala chose Catskills

You will be staying at Big Pink, arguably the most famous house in rock history. (See Wikipedia for story- Big Pink House).

As owners, and having it as a home for over 15 years, we have tried to maintain the place as pristine rural sanctuary from urban hustle-bustle. This is because we believe that first and foremost, this house was indeed a creative retreat for those road-weary musicians, where they could enjoy some undisturbed peace. We hope that now it can be a source of inspiration for you, during your stay.

It is just under a 2 hour drive to NYC, and only 45 minutes from Albany, NY, which has an international airport, and 20 minutes from the Rhinecliff/Kingston Amtrak station.

What makes this house unique

You will be very near to both the village of Woodstock, and the Town of Saugerties.

It is close to Levon Helm's Barn, home of the Midnight Rambles, as well as the nationally renowned equestrian center, HITS ( Horse show In The Sun), Rhinebeck, NY and to the north, Hudson, NY. You are not far from Bearsville Theater, which hosts notable concerts, and the local Woodstock music venues of Harmony, Catskill Pizza as well as those of Kingston, NY, just to the south.

You will be among the very few to have spent the night at this place that has become a pilgrimage place, and considered by some the birth-place of the genre Americana music. Our guests have usually remarked on the peacefulness and being inspired in their creative pursuits: musicians write songs, writers come up with ideas. It can be an ideal retreat for the creative, or just a place to celebrate life.

Be aware that Parnassus Lane, a co-owned private road, is unpaved. There are blue stone steps & pathway to the side entrance ( which is actually the main entrance) to Big Pink, and a staircase takes you to the 2nd floor Dormer: from there, you have views of Overlook Mt and the field and pine forests surrounding. These Whispering Pines were celebrated in song, and wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys, migratory birds and black bear are often seen, and need to be respected.

Amenities

Saugerties House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Dormer Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Both are tiled bathrooms: the Dormer bath has modern fixtures and shower, the main floor bathroom has the original bathtub and toilet, and new sink. Hair dryers in both bathrooms. Natural shampoo and soaps provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Floor's master bedroom is the largest bedroom.
    Main Floor - 2nd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Dormer Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double , Open Loft style: limited privacy from other sleeping area
  • Main Floor has a larger master bedroom, a slightly smaller 2nd bedroom, and the sunroom which has a twin futon fold-down. Each are private rooms, though the sunroom is 3 season. The Dormer is an open loft style - a rectangle shaped, with the bedroom area at the far side, separated from the kitchen by the bath and stairway walls, and dining area. Near the kitchen, at the opposite side, is the futon sitting/sleeping ar ea. There is no door separating the sleeping areas, although it is more private than a 1 room studio apartment.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
People come from all over the world to visit Big Pink!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Legendary Big Pink in Saugerties
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
5

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Big Pink. The owner of the house was generous enough to share his own stories and experienced with us, and being in the place feels magical. The one surprise was that we were only allowed in the basement with supervision. That policy makes sense, given the historic nature of the basement, but I hadn't realized that until we arrived. In any event, we were fine with that, but if you're planning on spending a lot of time in the basement, best to check on the arrangements first.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Amazing Experience! Don & Susan were great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the home and stay was perfect. If you are a fan of music and nature you can't beat a stay at the Big Pink! I highly recommend this amazing experience!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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The best way to ring in a birthday!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented out the Big Pink for my 30th and it was the best present I've ever had! Don and Susan were very helpful and understanding and Don gave up plenty of his time to tell wonderful stories about the house and answer any questions. Beyond the music history you get to stay among at the house, the area is gorgeous and we enjoyed some great hikes. Definitely recommended!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Inspirational, relaxing experience. Awed by the rich history of the house. Don and Sue were very generous with their time, showing the home, telling the story of each room. And the Basement!

Will return.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Great and restful house in a peaceful setting, regardless of its cultural significance

  • 5 of 5

Big Pink is a shrine and Sue and Don really take care of you when you book it; traveling there is a cinch and the house appears to match up identically to photos we have of the Basement Tapes era. It's quiet and in the wooded hills--overall not an experience to be bettered. Already reviewing my calendar to see when I can go back...

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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An Unforgettable Experince

  • 5 of 5

Don and Susan were gracious, thoughtful hosts. My friends and I simply had a great time. We all walked knowing the historical significance of the house and the recordings made there, but we left completely thrilled with the house and the surroundings as well. The house was well furnished, comfortable and spacious. It was a weekend that none of us will ever forget. Thanks Don and Susan!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
New World Home Cooking
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Woodstock Golf
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Rhinecliff-Kingston Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-87
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
New World Home Cooking
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Hunter Mt.
Car: necessary

Woodstock, NY is the 'most famous small town in the world'.

Saugerties, NY is a Hudson river town, with a hopping village with restaurants, cafes, a bookstore, a major equestrian center (HITS), antique stores and bars.

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Rates & Availability

Saugerties House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150

Our policy is to not allow pets nor children under the age of 10.

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.
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