Woodstock Historic Artist Estate - The Cottage House
If you want to fall asleep to the stereo lullaby of frog croaks while watching the spectacle of fireflies competing with stars, this is the place.
Frederick Dana Marsh, father of the well known Social Realist painter Reginald Marsh, married Mabel Van Alstyne in 1930, starting a notable artistic partnership as the Van Alstyne Marsh Collection that was later acquired by the Smithsonian Institution. Their home was unique for Woodstock—'It was in the background of the Mona Lisa; a Van Gogh landscape; a train ride through Tuscany—ball shaped junipers; a pond that bracketed the house; expansive lawns; a gathering of birches. But most of all, big cone shaped cedar trees. It is a marvelous thing to look up at backlit clouds at sunset—see the intrusion of cedar peaks, pointing up like soft missles and the erratic flight of mosquito catcher bats making ninety degree turns down the channels between the trees. A photographer friend was here last weekend and I told her, “Don’t worry about framing the picture, just point and shoot. The landscaper framed it for you seventy years ago.” ' Here I quote Austin Metze, who knows this piece of land long before it put a spell on us.
To be there is to inhabit an idyllic painting. Sit in the property's own Hidden Chair Waterfall or chill at the secluded sandy beach swim hole a one minute stroll away through enchanted woods, take a hike up Milk Mountain or up the trails of the neighboring nature preserve for a Sunday brunch in town and visit to the flea market. Or just hang in the birch hammock and read a good book under a cypress tree.
The Cottage House is on the same property as the other 'Woodstock Historic Artist Estate' listing. Both houses are very private. There are three houses next to each other, the Cottage House, the old Farm House that is permanently rented to our dear Lainey and Austin, and the Pond House, as described in the other listing. The Cottage House faces the stream and the great lawn on one side and the woods and field on the other. The house is a freshly architect-renovated 800sft two bedroom, one bath, sleeping 5. We provide linens, towels and other necessities.
Weekends (3 nights) $675 ($225/night)
Week Days (4 nights) $600 ($150/night)
Entire Week (7 nights) $1050 ($150/night)
Monthly $3000 ($100/night)
$150 cleaning fee
CHECK IN 2pm CHECK OUT 10am
2 night minimum
Weekends (3 nights) $825 ($275/night)
Week Days (4 nights) $900 ($225/night)
Entire Week (7 nights) $1575 ($225/night)
Monthly $5250 ($175/night)
$150 cleaning fee
CHECK IN 2pm CHECK OUT 10am
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Extra people:||$50 / night after 4 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$1050 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$3000 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
My friends and I had an amazing stay wish we had 1 more day to settle in the lovely cozy place. Nin and her family were so sweet and welcoming. Beautiful view of the lake in the back yard and 3 min drive from Woodstock town. We had a great experience and would love to stay there again in the future. FYI the bathroom floors are heated :).
This little gem is a lovely tranquil hideaway for a romantic trip or just to get back into the outdoors. Perfectly located for trips up to the mountains or for ski/ snowboarding in the winter, with a beautiful stream in the back garden. The kitchen is well equipped for making dinner and there are good local stores as well as great diners to choose from for breakfast. We had a lovely few days and would definitely go back in an instant.
This place is fantastic, very well appointed with a casual but elegant feel. The bed is great, the kitchen is great. Marvin the dog is great. Nothing but good things to say.
We had the most wonderful time at Nin's cottage and plan to come back !
We've had a wonderful time inside and outside the house.
Exquisite! Can't wait to return.
We had a lovely time staying at Nin's cottage house. It was so charming and tastefully decorated. Was really great to spend time cooking and relaxing by the wood stove --- we even got a nice dusting of snow!
Very conveniently located close to town and there is lots to explore around the property. Definitely recommended for anyone looking to get away.
The cottage was very nicely decorated and comfortable. The woodstove was a huge plus and kept us toasty! Nin was super friendly and unbelievably quick in her response time.
We had the best time at Nin's place. The cottage and the grounds are beautiful and comfortable, and convenient to all the places we wanted to visit in Woodstock. Nin's recommendations for shopping and dining were wonderful, and she carefully explained all quirks of the cottage so we knew exactly what we were getting. We will come back!
Idyllic in every way imaginable. Flawless accommodations. (Especially the beautiful kitchen!)
My girlfriend and I could not have picked a better place to spend a long Thanksgiving weekend together away from the city.
We'll be back in the Spring and there's no other place we would stay.
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