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The Zen Farmhouse - Charming B&B In The Catskills

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN! Two B&B Guest Rooms - plus!

Charming Historic 1878 farm in the CATSKILLS MOUNTAINS sits on 8 acres overlooking fields and woods with two beautiful barns and large organic garden. The farmhouse is a recently renovated barn with a large 'Great' room with wood stove and kitchen for your use. There are two lovely guestrooms available EACH RENTED SEPARATELY - the 'Golden Light' Bedroom has a beautiful view of the field and woods with adjacent bath; the 'Lotus Flower' Bedroom with 'en suite' bath is cozy and serene. Both have super comfy beds (two queens and a double) with new linens and towels, all on the ground floor; includes high-speed internet and stay cool with Air Conditioning. A 'Petit Dejeuner' is served with fruit juice, baked good, fruit, coffee and tea, and more upon request.

Not far from Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center and Museum (17 miles), on the edge of Catskill Park, many ashrams and monasteries - Sivananda Yoga Ranch - Sat Nam Yoga Studio is within walking distance - Blue Cliff - Zen Mountain Monestery - Karmapa's Tibetan Monestery; many excellent spas and message therapists; world class fishing in Roscoe; Stage Door; the famous 'Monster' Golf course and many other beautiful, reasonably priced golf courses. Great walking & biking on beautiful country roads, hiking, golf, swimming, antiquing and excellent restaurants nearby. A great get away in a peaceful setting surrounded by wild life, beautiful clear night skies with lots of stars and fireflies; only 90 miles from Manhattan. Come and enjoy the beauty of nature and all the amenities the Catskills has to offer.

Read this review from our first guest-

'Sittin' in your wonderful barn,

or listening to you spin a yarn,

It was fate that we found your happy place:)

To 'checkout' momentarily from the rat race.

We were so grateful to stay & rest our bones,

We will be back for fall foliage &

more of those divine scones!'

More Details

Owner
Diana Gibson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017

About Diana Gibson

Artist - Organic Farmer - Film Maker - Realtor Extraordinaire

Diana Gibson purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Diana Gibson chose Woodbourne

This is my heritage and this land speaks to me about some beautiful childhood memories and allows me to be emerced in the beauty of nature.

Map

Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt. 17
Car: necessary

Directions: From Manhattan take GW to Palisades Parkway turning off at Rt. 6/17 going over Bear Mountain. Merge on to Rt. 17 until you get to #107 turnoff - stay right on Heiden Rd. for several miles until it dead ends at a light - turn right on to Rt. 42 for 5-ish miles until you get to Woodbourne (Mobil & Citco Stations) - turn left onto Rt. 52 go 1.5 miles - right on Houghtaling Rd. - go about 1/8 miles and you will see a large red barn on the right - just past the barn is a gravel driveway turn in there and swing around to the back and you will see the house.

Amenities

Woodbourne Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , view of field and woods, bath adjacent
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Each bedroom is rented separately.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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The Zen Farmhouse - Charming B&B In The Catskills
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

A slice of perfection for us

  • 5 of 5

This home was wonderful and it met and exceeded our expectations. Not being familiar with the area we felt like we hit the jackpot in finding a place to call home for a few days (versus a hotel). It is clean and the setting is beautiful and peaceful. Diane could not be a more gracious hostess and she is very knowledgeable of the area. We would most definitely return to this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your delightful description and kind words, you were the best! Hope we can make this make this a habit!
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5

Tranquil Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Diana is a most accommodating, welcoming hostess. From her delicious coffee to the most comfortable bed and calming environment, she has thought of everything. The Zen Farmhouse is a great place to stay for exploring the Catskills. Diana is very knowledgeable about the area and recommended some great hikes, restaurants and other things to do.

I would highly recommend her place if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing, quiet reprieve. Thank you for everything Diana.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy little stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a very welcoming stay! It was just what you'd expect from the description. Diane was a very gracious hostess, and gave us pointers of where to explore. I would recommend this place for anyone visiting the area, looking for a quiet place to rest up after their adventures.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Topeka, Kansas
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the atmosphere of the farmhouse and the grounds were beautiful. Diane did a great job letting us know about restaurants and other activities in the area. We especially enjoyed the Bethel Woods Center for Arts!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwest New Jersey
5

Peaceful and lovely

  • 5 of 5

What a great getaway spot! We stayed the weekend so that we could enjoy a concert at Bethel Woods. Our biggest regret was not adding another night. Diane is a wonderful host with a wealth of knowledge on what to do and where to go in the area. Her home is in a beautiful, quiet location. Her relaxed style truly helped us feel welcome and we enjoyed several delighful conversations over coffee. The house itself is light, comfortable and clean. We definately plan to return so that we can just linger awhile longer and relax. It's that kind of place... Thank you Diane!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, thank you so much for the very kind and beautifully written review! You are the kind of guests that I love meeting, making hosting so much fun.
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Brooklyn, NY
5

A Perfect Balance

  • 5 of 5

I've tried several times to come up with a good way to start this review, but I can't find it. When I try to make it sound justifiably poetic and pastoral, it sounds hokey. So I am just going to spit it out, one thought at a time, cohesion be darned! 1) Diane keeps a very few well-behaved, beautiful chickens who may, if you ask them nicely, provide delicious eggs for your breakfast. 2) I don't know what she did to those pillows, but I have never before gone an entire night without having to smoosh and reshape a pillow so I can fall back asleep. 3) The low ceilings and big windows made everything feel special and open and in harmony with the beautiful surroundings. 4) It was both easy to find the Zen Farmhouse and easy to navigate from there to numerous other entertaining and interesting places like the Shadowland Stages or Bashakill Winery (take a picnic and buy a bottle, then walk around the grounds and the Basha Kill Wildlife Mgmt Area--it's a great way to spend the afternoon). 5) DIane is a generous host and kind person, and she has really good ideas on how to spend a rainy day as well as the sunny ones. Our weekend was so restful, we did not even get frustrated on the drive back to Brooklyn, even though Google Maps kept trying to reroute us through Hackensack. So thank you, Diane, and thank you, Jaya, and thanks to the fine feathered ladies of the yard and beyond. We're still smiling!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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