About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Brook Cottage is ideally located on a shared and secluded property at the end of a private lane, yet it’s just a few blocks from the center of Woodstock and the NYC bus (no car needed). You can walk to Woodstock’s wonderful restaurants and cafes, galleries and shops, theaters and clubs, hiking trails and swimming holes ~ or you can just stay home and relax in your own private oasis of peace and beauty.
Brook Cottage occupies the east wing of an authentic 1928 artist’s residence/studio, and features oversize north-light windows (with views of Overlook Mountain, the highest peak in the region) and a south-facing wall of glass with forest and brook views.
RELAX WITH A VIEW OF OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN
Step through the historic old-growth-pine front door into the spacious living room featuring a 16-foot cathedral wood ceiling with skylights, dramatic 2-story north-light artist windows framing Overlook Mountain, and a gas-fueled fireplace with a double-height exposed fieldstone chimney. When the weather is chilly, you can start a cozy fire in the fireplace with the flip of a switch, and snuggle on the sofa with your honey ~ or on the overstuffed armchair with a book (perhaps selected from the collection in the wall of built-in bookcases behind you). When the weather is warmer, use the remote control to open the screened skylights and let in fresh mountain breezes as well as melodic birdsong. On hot days, you can turn on the air conditioning and run the overhead ceiling fan to create your own cool breezes!
OPEN PLAN GREAT ROOM OVERLOOKS STREAM + WOODS
Curtained hallways on either side of the stone fireplace lead to a 25’ wide light-filled open plan "great room" (kitchen/dining/lounge area) with a south-facing wall of glass that overlooks the private back lawn, conservation forest, and meandering year-round stream that flows between them and right past your stone patio. You can relax on the slipcovered sofa or overstuffed armchair in the lounge area to admire the view and perhaps spot wildlife. Blue herons and ducks occasionally visit the stream, rabbits and chipmunks are frequent visitors, and across the stream you may spot a doe and her fawns. Or you can turn on the gas-fueled fire stove (also with the flip of a switch) and settle in by a cozy fire to watch a movie on your large flat-screen “smart TV”.
Your brand new cook’s kitchen is fully-equipped for you to prepare simple snacks or elaborate meals. It features a Caesarstone quartz countertop, walnut cabinets, a quiet Miele dishwasher, and new stainless steel appliances, including a Bosch gas cooktop and conventional/convection wall oven, as well as all new matching sets of dishware, bakeware, pots and pans, cutlery and utensils ~ there’s even a Kitchenaid stand mixer for baking! The adjoining dining table seats 4.
Or you can grill and dine al fresco on your bluestone patio with a Weber gas grill and outdoor table (also seats 4) under the trees and next to the stream.
At night, climb quiet carpeted stairs that run behind the central chimney to the second story master bedroom in the spacious sleeping loft with a railed balcony overlooking the living room below. Stretch out on the queen bed with 100% cotton luxury linens and non-allergenic duvets and pillows under a large triangular-shaped window and skylights with views of the stream, woods and stars ~ or close the remote-controlled blackout shades to sleep late into the morning. With a skylight or window open, you can fall asleep to the soothing sound of the flowing brook. The bedroom also features a quiet AC, as well as a rocking chair sitting area.
On the first floor (next to the bathroom) is a second, smaller bedroom with a full bed and 100% cotton luxury linens and non-allergenic duvets and pillows, east-facing windows with views of the stream and woods (and blackout shades), and a remote-controlled AC.
BATH WITH RAINSHOWER + STREAM VIEW
The bathroom (located on the first floor) has a tub with a windowed rain-shower (and stream view), as well as a unique polished tree branch shower curtain rod and curved teak countertop. Plush 100% cotton spa towels and a hairdryer are provided.
Your flat-screen TV is “smart”, providing both full cable service as well as internet access. Likewise, high-speed WiFi service is reliable and strong, as is cell service for all major providers (Verizon, ATT, etc.).
ARCHITECTURE + UPDATES
Brook Cottage was built in 1928 in the traditional “Woodstock-style” as part of the thriving arts community. Over the years it has been lovingly renovated/updated and beautifully furnished/decorated by the designer-owner and a master craftsman with great care and attention to detail, as evidenced by the hand-plastered walls with softly rounded corners; natural woodwork and Douglas fir floors refinished to a silky sheen; state-of-the-art systems and appliances (including highly efficient and quiet ACs, dishwasher, and large front-load washer/dryer); 100% cotton luxury bed linens and plush bath towels, etc. In other words, Brook Cottage shares and upholds the same high standards of design, quality, comfort and luxury as Brook Cottage Too, the much-loved and highly popular 5-star rated vacation rental (#4230126) that occupies the west wing of the building and shares the driveway and parking area.
Although Brook Cottage and Brook Cottage Too are totally separate and independent semi-detached rentals (with separate entrances on different sides of the building, and private patios and outdoor spaces also on different sides of the building), and both are ideally suited for romantic getaways and personal retreats, they may also be rented together by groups of friends or extended family members who want to be together while still maintaining their own private spaces.
NO CAR NECESSARY
Brook Cottage is easy walking distance (just 5-10 minutes) to everything the village of Woodstock has to offer: artisanal ice cream, mountain bike rentals, popular restaurants and cafes, galleries, boutiques and specialty shops, live music and theater performances, hiking trails and swimming holes, etc. In other words, you don't need a car! Instead, you can take the Adirondack Trailways bus from NYC or NJ to the Woodstock village green, and walk just 5 minutes to Brook Cottage, your luxury Woodstock getaway at the edge of the village!
EASY TO CONTACT
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, either before booking or during your stay. We look forward to hearing from you, and welcoming you to Brook Cottage for a peaceful and romantic getaway!
Well-behaved and crate-trained dogs are considered ~ please ask. Please note that a $75 pet fee per dog applies.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
A thirty day notice is required for cancellations. All cancellations are subject to a 10% cancellation fee or $100.00 (whichever is greater). Cancellations that are made more than thirty days prior to the arrival date will receive a full refund, minus the cancellation fee. Cancellations that are made within thirty days of the arrival date forfeit the full payment. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.
If you think there's any chance that you may need to cancel your reservation, we strongly suggest that you consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your trip. To purchase travel insurance, please go to www.InsureMyTrip.com (or the provider of your choice) for details. Thank you!
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- May 23, 2018
About Judy Atwood
I'm a local Woodstock artist focusing on portraits in pastel and oil. I also manage a number of vacation rental properties in the Woodstock area. I am very selective about the properties I represent, and ensure that they are well-maintained, immaculately clean, and very welcoming and comfortable. I am enthusiastic about the area, and happy to help in any way I can. I look forward to hearing from you!
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super cool cabin
very intimate character filled home. very well designed and efficient. judy, the property manager was great.
Exactly what we needed!!
This cottage is perfection- it was exactly what my fiancé and I were hoping for for our weekend escape. It’s clean, and cozy, with wonderful views of nature. It’s gorgeously decorated and has all the necessary creature comforts. And downtown is just a few minutes walk down the street, in case you decide you actually want to leave the confines of this magical place! We would have stayed longer if we could and we’ll absolutely be back!
Beautiful house and property
We stayed here for a long weekend in October and it was absolutely perfect. It was immaculately kept and the renovated kitchen was well done. Our dog got endless hours of entertainment watching the backyard squirrels from the cozy family room. The house was well-appointed and we did not hear the people’s staying at the property next door. We popped over to the bar and the ice cream shop since everything was walkable. We look forward to staying here again, soon!
This was an amazing place to spend Christmas. The fire kept the cottage so toasty warm and the view of the frozen stream in the back was outstanding. The various electric candles made the place feel so inviting. The kitchen was perfectly stocked with all the tools we needed for meal and sharp knives (which can be a rare find in rental homes). My only gripe was that it didn't have a DVD player (as advertised) so we couldn't watch our traditional round of Christmas movies we brought with us. Sitting by the fire with a nice glass of wine made up for it! We were sad to leave but we are already planning a summer stay.
I had the pleasure of staying here for a weekend in November. The place is well appointed, charming and cozy. Judy was fantastic and met us at the house to show us how everything works. If you want to stay close to town, this is the place. It was chilly so we were mostly indoors but the backyard and the brook looked lovely. We never heard or saw the guests staying in the adjacent cottage. Very peaceful, quiet.... I would stay again.
Lovely home, close to town but still secluded.
This lovely, well appointed home had everything we needed. The place was spotless and the care by the owner was evident in every detail. I will definitely be renting it again!
Woodstock is a historic + thriving arts community ideally located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountain Park, halfway between the spectacular high peaks to the west + the Hudson River valley to the east. You can explore the surrounding mountains by car or on foot/bike via scenic drives or an extensive network of hiking trails ~ many of which follow pristine mountain streams with waterfalls.
Discover why the natural beauty of this area inspired the 19th century romantic art movement known as the Hudson River School with it’s oversize panoramic landscape paintings, + why it has attracted such visionaries as the founders of the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony (the oldest operating arts + crafts colony in America), Maverick Concerts (the longest-running summer music festival), the Woodstock Sound-Outs of the 1960s, and of course the 1969 Woodstock Festival of Music + Art.
Woodstock continues to be a haven for artists, musicians, writers + spiritual seekers, as evidenced by the many galleries, studios, music venues, + monasteries in the region. As such, it is widely considered the cultural hub of the area.
A sampling of CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS:
* Maverick Concert series
* Levon Helm Midnight Ramble
* Bearsville Theater
* Byrdcliffe Art Colony
* Bird-on-a-Cliff’s Shakespeare Festival
* Woodstock Playhouse
* Woodstock School of Art
* Center for Photography at Woodstock
* Woodstock Artists Association + Museum
* Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase
* Woodstock Film Festival
* Upstate Films, Woodstock
* Opus 40 Sculpture Park + Museum
Some of our FAVORITE RESTAURANTS:
* Garden Café (845-679-3600)
* Oriole 9 (845-679-5763)
* Yum Yum Noodle Bar (845-679-7992)
* Shindig (845-684-7091)
* Joshua’s Cafe (845-679-5533)
* Tinker Taco Lab (845-679-8226)
* Bear Café (845-679-5555)
* Commune Saloon (845-684-0367)
* La Cucina (845-679-9800)
* Red Onion (845-679-1223)
* Peace Love and Cupcakes
Places to buy GROCERIES:
* Hannaford Market (845-679-8121)
* Sunflower Natural Foods (845-679-5361)
* Sunfrost Farm Market (845-679-6690)
* Bread Alone (845-679-2108)
* Woodstock Meat Market (845-679-7917)
* Woodstock Wine (845-679-2669)
* Woodstock Farm Festival, every Wednesday from May-October
For more information about Woodstock, please call us, or visit the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce + Arts website.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
SURCHARGE Please note that rates are for 2 people. Please add $25/night surcharge for each additional person (maximum occupancy is 4 people). PETS Well-behaved and crate-trained dogs are considered ~ please ask. Please note that a $75 pet fee per dog applies. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS A thirty day notice is required for cancellations. All cancellations are subject to a 10% cancellation fee or $100.00 (whichever is greater). Cancellations that are made more than thirty days prior to the arrival date will receive a full refund, minus the cancellation fee. Cancellations that are made within thirty days of the arrival date forfeit the full payment. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. TRAVEL INSURANCE If you think there's any chance that you may need to cancel your reservation, we strongly suggest that you consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your trip. To purchase travel insurance, please go to www.InsureMyTrip.com (or the provider of your choice) for details. Thank you!