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Vintage Arts & Crafts Retreat with Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Off the grid and easy to relax

Great house for artistic retreats or weekend escapes in the Hudson River Valley near Woodstock and Saugerties. Perched on mountain with seasonal river views, vintage 1920's 3 BR Arts and Crafts house takes you out of time while giving you access to nearby arts communities, HITS, skiing and other Catskill culture.

The view from the sunny front porch is great for contemplative work such as writing, or hanging out with friends and family. Stars are clear at night. House is perched on the mountain near a main road with trails going up, a retreat 'grotto' with hammock up the hill for time in nature and a vintage parlor stove for chilly months. Only about a half a mile from the river, walks to the water are possible. Bike is available for guests as well.

1600 s.f. house has an open movement room for yoga (converts to a large DR in the winter), a living room, a kitchen and a large porch. It technically has 4BR used as follows: One with a full bed, one with a single, one is a meditation room where a double futon can be set up for a bedroom, and one is a creative space. Porch furniture converts to single beds if needed.

Good food and shopping can be found in Saugerties under 4 miles away, Catskill 7 miles away or Woodstock 14 miles away. There are no nearby stores and only a few houses, but there is a post office across the street. You will need a car.

Great for train lovers as train passes in view of the front porch. Not good for light sleepers.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Jeanne

I am a healer and body psychotherapist, writer, mother of 4, hospice worker and former bridge engineer. Redoing old houses sensitively is one of my loves. I did this house a few years ago after finding it virtually untouched from a single owner who lived here until he died at 105 years old. It is simple, and has a lovely historical character.

Jeanne purchased this house in 2010

Why Jeanne chose Catskills

This house is my own writing retreat full of poetry and books, light, air and town life while still being private and close to nature. I enjoy having others here who can respect the special 'out of time' atmosphere here. This property is quirky but wonderful, much like this region.

What makes this house unique

Imagine a trip to a grandmother's house in 1940's or 50's but nicely renovated. I love this feeling. There is no internet, no TV, trains to watch, a mountain to explore, a river to walk to, a bike to ride, friendly post office activity across the street, Hammocks up the hill, Creative arts space. Time to think, feel, read, gaze out windows, create, write, make a fire, enjoy friends and family. Simple but wonderful.


Saugerties House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two private bedrooms with regular beds. One private room upstairs with a double futon (now a creative space) and one downstairs that the futon can be set up in. Futons are comfortable but on the floor. Porch furniture can also be used for beds.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding


4.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Vintage Arts & Crafts Retreat with Views
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

A good base for exploring the area and quite a unique house

  • 4 of 5

We only had a short stay at the house but found it to be very relaxing and welcoming.

The owner, Jeanne, is really helpful and responsive and it's clear that she loves this retreat.

The nearby train lines are mentioned in Jeanne's summary of the house and so don't be surprised when you hear "that whistle blowing".

Do be sure to visit the Lighthouse in Saugerties - it's a beautiful spot for a late summer/fall evening!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old house (in a good way) and full of character

  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed but its not for everyone. if you dig trains this is the spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very charming accommodations. Bedrooms were well appointed and beds were very comfortable. Nice view

  • 5 of 5

Would stay there again. Only downside is stairway access from the street. Mildly difficult for carrying luggage, but house is worth the effort. Owner is very pleasant and accomodating. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Newburgh, NY
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Dutch Ale House - Saugerties
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lazy Swan Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
NYS Thurway - 287
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many in Saugerties
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Hunter Mountain or Wyndham
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lighthouse Beach in Saugerties
Car: necessary

Hudson River Valley near Saugerties and West Camp - This area is full of artistic and cultural activities throughout the year, but especially in the summer. It is a hotbed for arts and creativity as well as short drive to HITS (horse venue) and the lovely Saugerties. The house gives easy access to nature preserves, the river, arts activities, skiing, HITS, good restaurants and shops and is just a culturally interesting and beautiful place.


Rates & Availability

Saugerties House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

General Rules of the House:

• No Smoking in House
• Only small (under 15 pounds), mature, trained pets allowed
• Remove shoes on entry.
• No excessive drug or alcohol use.
• Parking Rules must be adhered to.

Kitchen is fully equipped. Tea, coffee, linens and wood provided. Please do dishes, remove used sheets and towels (leave on floor), remove garbage over one bag and your food items.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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