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The Bearsville Retreat Chic Country Compound - Saline Pool, Hot Tub & Fireplace

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Charming compound comprised of two houses in the rolling green hills of Bearsville. 2 miles from Woodstock Village Green. There is a brand new heated, saltwater, in-ground 40 x 20 foot pool and brand new hot tub, and for the cooler months a toasty fireplace. Both houses are renovated in a relaxed lodge style. Please Note the guest house only rents out with the main house in the summer months. Unless it is a last min booking. The compound consists of a one bedroom, one bath guest house ( if you have a child the couch is also usable to sleep 3) And a two bedroom, one bath Main house. Go to our facebook page for last min deals on on the whole compound and like us there for updates.

The main house has two bedrooms 1 king 1 queen, both sunny and comfortable with new skylights. The brand new kitchen is easy to use and the new bathroom is a relaxing treat at the end of a day hiking with a deep soaking tub. Woodsy open living room has a fireplace and plenty of seating. lots of little seating spots around the house for private time inside and out. There is a sun room to relax in that leads out onto a suntrap patio with a dining table. A favorite room is the dining room, like an old fashioned Captain's cabin wood-lined and super cozy for the best dinner parties, a room for passing the port and telling tall tales.

The Guest house has a sun filled, well appointed open living room with wall of windows. In the summer keep it wide open to live out doors with ceiling fan. And in the winter very cozy, central heating plus wood-stove (wood provided). Brand new kitchen, dishwasher and Microwave, all stocked with the basics. Spa-like bathroom with a lovely deep tub and a skylight, relax in while gazing at the stars. Sunny bedroom queen size bed. Spacious dining area seats 6. Flat screen TV & new DVD player & iPod dock. fan for bedroom. Mini Library filled with books DVDs and magazines. Brand-new washer & dryer. Hairdryer, Soaps, fresh new linens & towels provided. We are new on VRBO.

More Details

Sarah Hale
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

About Sarah Hale

A filmmaker and writer who has long loved the Woodstock area.

Sarah Hale purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Sarah Hale chose New York

Charm Charm Charm, Built by the neighboring farmer's family in 1930 for an emigre family from Germany. It has a woodsy feel with charming little details. When we first saw it it was the setting that grabbed us, it's not grand but super relaxed and now a little lux with the new bathrooms and kitchens and the addition of the new hot tub and heated saline pool. The Hamlet of Bearsville reminds me of where I went to school in Somerset, England, green hills and dark starry nights.

You can come and rejuvenate yourself in the relaxing compound, set in landscaped grounds surrounded by flowering apple and magnolia trees.

What makes this lodge unique

You are in the country with all delicious benefits,from the farm next door where you can walk over in the morning and buy your happy eggs, to swimming holes, hiking, tubing & trout fishing, yet close to everything you would need to have a relaxing time with art galleries, Zagat rated restaurants, a cute little village for a stroll and some shopping and the relaxed atmosphere of a cosmopolitan environment.


Bearsville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , in the main house
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In the guest house
  • Both bathrooms are new - with deep soaking tubs and skylights.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom main house - 1 king
    Guest bed room main house - 1 queen
    Bedroom Guest House - 1 queen , this is the bedroom in the guest house
  • They are all sunny and cozy with warm duvets and extra blankets provided if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
2 bikes are for guests use


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

The Bearsville Retreat Chic Country Compound - Saline Pool, Hot Tub & Fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Charming upstate house

  • 5 of 5

Great spot upstate in any season. Loved how well taken care of the house was and our host was fantastic. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New york City

Fabulous Escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I escaped from the city to The Bearsville Retreat for a weekend and could not have been happier with the home. Everything was pristine, but cosy enough to feel like home. We enjoyed the hot tub, the fireplace, the super comfy bed and the gorgeous view out the LR window. Super close to everything you need and just far enough away. Was so fun pretending we lived there for 2 days ;) Communication with Sarah was excellent and we will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Any time you guys !
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Lovely Well Appointed Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of spending a wonderful weekend at the Bearsville Retreat! We truly enjoyed everything about this totally private and tranquil setting. Both homes are well appointed, and the saline pool, and hot tub were great! Our dog had the best time running freely as well just strolling the grounds sniffing everything she could. We sincerely recommend this rental home to everyone, and look forward to another visit to Bearsville soon!. Owner Sarah was great with every aspect of this rental! Thanks for a great place and owner!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were so appreciative - noticing all the little touches we love that - !
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (and our dog) came to Bearsville from NYC for our 1 year wedding anniversary. It was AMAZING. Since we are from the city we treasure peace and quite and that is what this place provides. Not only that it provided plenty of running room for Wilson, our dog, to stretch his legs. He even made friends with the cows in the pasture next door! The town of Woodstock is beautiful as well with plenty of art shops and some very good restaurants. The music scene is awesome too! We are 100% coming back!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay Love that Wilson had fun ~ we know how important it is for our four legged family members to be able to run around and have as much fun as we do! See you soon.
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Brooklyn, NY

A Winter Wonderland- Perfect Valentines Day Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent valentines day weekend with another couple and both of our dogs. The fenced in yard allowed our pups to play and run like crazy! We drove to Bellayre to ski for a day, came back to the house and warmed up by the fire and in the hot tub outside! The fireplace is amazing! The house was beautiful and super clean when we arrived. The kitchen is fully stocked- there was even a garlic press! :) We felt so cozy and comfortable and we can't wait to go back in the summer! Sarah was available for us as well and very friendly! We have rented houses from Air BnB and VRBO before and sometimes we are disappointed when we arrive. We were, however, not only thrilled when we arrived to see the home and space, but honestly blown away from how perfect it was.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manhattan, New York


  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend treated me to a weekend getaway upstate. This property is just the place to go if you need some R&R. The house far exceeded my expectations. The decor is lovely. Sarah left very clear instructions and suggestions, which made our stay even better. I would love to stay here again in the summer, and would highly recommend this gorgeous retreat.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You left the place beautifully ~ Thank you! Such great guests see you when it thaws!
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Rates & Availability

Bearsville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
spring guest house only
Mar 9 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Main house only per night
Mar 9 2017 - May 25 2017
78 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day '17 BOTH HOUSES
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer June 17 BOTH HOUSES
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
thanksgiving BOTH HOUSES
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

email me to get break downs of the houses costs together or separately the prices here are starting at 250 for the guest house and starting at 350 for the main house. both together vary form $420 to $500

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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Stewart Newburgh or Albany
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The Bear Cafe & Commune Saloon
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak at Rhinecliff
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
The Bear Cafe
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Hunter or Belleayre or Windham
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Perfect for all four seasons. Snowy & Cozy in winter, between 3 ski resorts In autumn stunning leaf color, fresh in spring when all the apple and magnolia blossoms appear and summer is stellar by the 40x 20 pool.

The tree-ringed houses are in the peaceful hamlet of Bearsville. It is perfectly private with out being isolated, spend all day and night in the restful grounds or go into town for dinner or drinks.

No car needed if you want to come up from the city you can bike or walk to dinner and to the village - and the bus drops you in Bearsville with a short walk to the Retreat.

Comfortable, modern furnishings, art throughout the interiors. The property is set back from the road down a long driveway, next to a old-world farm. Fully fenced private property with gate great for kids and pets. Well-behaved pets considered.

The Guest house has a sun filled, well appointed open living room with wall of windows. In the summer keep it wide open to live out doors and in the winter very cozy, central heating plus wood-stove (wood provided). Brand new kitchen, dishwasher and Microwave, all stocked with the basics. Spa-like bathroom with a lovely deep tub and a skylight, relax in while gazing at the stars. Sunny double bedroom. Spacious dining area seats 6. Flat screen TV & new DVD player & IPod dock. AC window unit. Mini Library filled with books and magazines. Brand-new washer & dryer. Hairdryer, Soaps, fresh new linens & towels provided..

Local swimming holes a short drive away, we will provide you a locations and activities info. Or just stay home and relax, 2 bikes available for use. Yoga mats and blocks etc. also available. Yoga and Pilates classes in town. Local spa less than a mile away. Woodstock art college offers arts and crafts classes. There are also local wineries and vintage shopping in Saugerties. Rock climbing nearby in Minewaska State Park. Omega Institute offers classes, two Buddhist monasteries are close by and offer day meditation visits. Zagat rated local restaurants in town: Cucina, Red Onion, Bear Café, Violettas, Oriole 9’. Also excellent vegan/veggie options,at Yum Yum or Garden Cafe, or stay home and dine alfresco on the patio under the stars. Barbecue. Walkable to local restaurants, the Bear Café, Little Bear and the local ‘Cub Market’. Great for the Woodstock Writers’ festival in April, or the Woodstock Film Festival in July and year round Bearsville Theater for musical events. Near 3 great skiing centers Hunter Mountain, Windham and Belleayre. 5 minutes away Kenneth Wilson Campground has hiking trails and lake offering canoe and kayak rentals. Also Horse lovers, please take note, convenient to the H.I.T.S for summer times equestrian event.The Hudson River (boating/kayaking/swimming/historic house tours) and The Culinary Institute of America, Bard College/The Fisher Center and many fine museums. Hiking, biking and swimming are just outside your door. Additional bike rentals available in the village. Also great hikes nearby up to the ruins of overlook Mountain house or down Mink Hollow. Or a great outing is to Opus 40 and the houses of the Hudson river - including FDR's mansion.

Travel: driving from nyc is approx 2 hours. The bus from New York or Albany will drop you in Bearsville, a 5 min walk to the property, or you can call Woodstock taxi service Easy access in winter. or by train to Rhinecliff and taxi (approx. 30 min).


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