|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Discover the peace and beauty of your own secluded Arts + Crafts-style house perched on the southern ridge of Ohayo Mountain with an expansive (180 degree) view of the Ashokan Reservoir surrounded by mountains. Watch the sun rise above the Hudson River Valley and set behind the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains (and see the colors reflected not only in the clouds above, but also in the water below). On a clear day, you can see the Mohonk tower in the Shawangunk range due south. On a cloudy day, the formations drift past you like passing sailing ships!
This idyllic Woodstock retreat started out as a rustic mountain cabin with a large stone fireplace and exposed chimney. Since then it has been expanded and updated by a master stone mason and carpenter to include two second floor bedroom wings (each accessed by separate stairways) with cathedral ceilings, oversize picture windows, and glass doors that open onto private balconies. The first floor “great room” consists of a country kitchen with a breakfast bar/island, a living room with a free-standing cast-iron fire stove (as well as the original fireplace), and a dining area with sliding glass doors that open onto a spacious railed, multi-level deck with steps down to a stone patio that wraps around the house and descends partway down the mountain in a series of terraced gardens. In addition there’s a TV/music room with an old-time upright piano and large flat screen TV, and a smaller guest bedroom opposite the first floor bathroom with a vintage tub and porcelain sink. The upstairs bathroom is tiled in cobalt blue, and features a large walk-in shower with a built-in tiled bench. A landing at the top of the east-wing stairway features a reading nook with a built-in cushioned bench and bookcase. There are examples of artistic craftsmanship in the woodwork, much of which is shaped/carved or inlaid; the stonework, which blends natural living rock formations with dry-laid meandering walls, steps, pathways and patios; and the gardens of flowering shrubs, vines, exotic trees and perennials. As charming as the house and grounds are, the real attraction is the breathtaking unobstructed view, which is visible from every room of the house and every patio, porch, deck, terrace and lookout on the property. In fact, you can even relax in a rustic plunge pool (12 ft. in diameter and 4 ft deep) that is built into an escarpment of rock on the far edge of the patio and enjoy the view from there!
Wonderful place with the best view from a private home I've seen in a long time.
We were two couples there for a long weekend. It's a great place to relax. We mostly built fires, stargazed, played board games, watched movies on the big TV, and took walks on the forest hillside. There's a neighbor on one side, not too close, and it feels quite private.
Pretty hard to find fault with anything. The quirky layout requires folks in one bedroom to walk through the other to get to the (only) shower, and not every window in the master bedroom had shades, but nothing was a real bother.
Judy's team does a great job getting you in and answering any questions along the way.
We'll be back!
We were looking for a fall getaway and this house was the perfect option.Our stay was everything you would want from a HomeAway experience. The views are incredible, house is well appointed with everything you should need, beautiful details and the owners were easy to communicate and responsive.
A very bright and cozy home with exceptional views of the Ashokan reservoir and the beautiful Catskill mountains. Also just a short drive into Woodstock.The home is well equipped for cooking and has a wood burning fireplace that we enjoyed during the cool evenings.
The house is charming, funky (in a good way!) and full of character. We had several people staying in it (there are three bedrooms, so three couples is about right) and the house was perfect: the loner in the group got to hang out in the TV room at one end while the social butterflies chatted around the fireplace at the other end. Everyone had a great time.
The real delight, though, is the view. It's spectacular--a panorama of hills and mountains, with the reservoir just down the hill. And we timed it perfectly (who knew? we were there for the Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck) for exquisite fall color.
The owner is charming and welcoming, and the people who manage the property (Judy and Patricia) couldn't have been more helpful.
I'll let other reviews point out supposed drawbacks, but honestly? I can't recommend this property highly enough. (sigh) That view...
We were lucky enough to spend the last week of September here and it didn't disappoint, lovely home, well equipped and beautifully appointed- outdoor spaces were wonderful and the views breathtaking. The house had all the modern amenities that you'd want or need. Nearby Woodstock was wonderful with great shopping and restaurants. The hiking in the area is terrific- lots of choices- and great towns like Rhinebeck and Kingston are great day trips. Judy was welcoming, and helpful with all our needs.
A wonderful week, all around, but the best part was without a doubt the stunning house and setting.
I can only express the stay at the property as excellent and a joy beyond expectations in that the house was so interesting and beautiful. I would urge anyone that is looking for a view and total tranquility to look into this spot to relax and get away from it all. There are plenty of places to go and shopping if needed in the area and I strongly suggest staying at this location. A complete 100% beauty.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning fee||$250 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$75 + Tax|