About this listing
Enjoy a romantic getaway in the woods, close to Woodstock in the Hudson Valley. Hike, enjoy the lake nearby and take in the great restaurants and relaxed vibe.
Modern 2-bedroom house in the woods, within 10 minutes from Woodstock. Enjoy a quiet getaway and relax in front of the fireplace, on the sun deck or by the lake down the road.
Beautifully renovated 3-story house within 10 minutes of Woodstock. This spacious 2 bedroom and 3 bath retreat in the woods also has a den/workout studio that can be used as additional sleeping quarters with a king-size inflatable Aerobed.
The house sits on 5 acres, off a secluded private road, surrounded by forest, overlooking the mountains.
Enjoy this romantic getaway, 2 hours north of NYC.
Newly renovated throughout: Large kitchen with modern appliances, large sunlit dining room with a large dining table that seats 8-10. Airy living room with working, romantic fireplace with plenty of seasoned firewood. Large flatscreen TV with cable, wi-fi, dvd and a selection of movies. Stream your music through the airport express. Separate laundry room with washer and dryer.
Work out in the den with a spin bike, dumbbells, yoga mats, full-size mirrors and TRX.
Just minutes away from Cooper Lake and Wilson State Park with hiking, fishing, canoe and kayak rentals on your doorstep!
7.5 miles from the center of the historic town of Woodstock, with its fine dining, a variety of art galleries, shopping and winter or summer activities.
7.5 miles to the town of Phoenicia, with tubing and fishing on the Esopus Creek, antiques, restaurants, railroad museum, art galleries, gift shops.
Only 17 miles to HITS In Saugerties.
25 minutes from Belleayre and 30 miles(55 minutes) to Hunter Mountain and Windham.
No interaction - the house is all yours!
Access to the full house: fully stocked kitchen, flat-screen TV, DVD player, video library, BBQ, fire pit outdoors, fireplace indoors, plenty of firewood
Interaction with Guests
None- the house is all yours!
Secluded house on a private road, about 10 minutes from Woodstock, NY
A car is necessary to get around.
NY Trailways from Port Authority, NY takes about 2 hours to Woodstock, which is 10 minutes from the house.
AMTRAK Rhinecliff train station is about 40 minutes away.
Other Things to Note
I hope you'll be enjoying a wonderful time in Woodstock. Here are a few suggestions and tips for your stay.
Town of Woodstock Tourism Website:
This is a great website for NY swimming holes. There are a few in Woodstock: (website hidden)
Kenneth wilson state park, which is 2 minutes from the house, has a lake for fishing and canoe rentals. if you head into the camp ground area, there are beautiful trails that lead to a nice little stream, the perfect refreshment for little kids.
Peekamoose blue hole is meant to be amazing.
You can go for a swim at Onteora Lake. It's right off Route 28 when you get off the highway. The driveway is across the street from the Tibetan Center: (website hidden)
Skiing: Bellayre is about 20 minutes away. Hunter Mountain about 35 minutes, and Wyndham about 55 minutes. For discount skiing tickets check out Potter Brothers online: (website hidden)
Yoga: For great yoga, check out Euphoria Yoga in Woodstock: (website hidden)
Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks & Coffee:
Bread Alone in Woodstock: Cute coffee shops and bakery. Outdoor seating and great sandwiches and soups.
Oriole 9 in Woodstock: cozy, comfy and serves great locally sourced food. Right in the center of Woodstock and only open for breakfast and lunch/brunch.
Joshua's: Great for breakfast/brunch and dinner. Amazing desserts and Mediterranean cuisine.
Sunfrost: If you're looking for something more 'crunchy granola' then head to Sunfrost. It's on the road that leads into Woodstock if you're coming from the house. It's a grocery store and juice bar/breakfast/lunch joint on the right side.
Phoenicia Diner: There's a fantastic diner on Route 28 towards Phoenicia. It's an original 60's diner with great food and service.
Peace, Love & Cupcakes: A cute little cupcake bakery next to the stream in Woodstock. Worth a visit as the owner won the Food Network price for best chocolate cake.
Mama's Boy in Phoenicia: A cute hangout with good coffee.
Dinner: For dinner you should check out Cucina or the Bear Cafe. They're both a bit more high end. The food and atmosphere are amazing. Cucina has quite a few city folks, as does the Bear Cafe. The bear cafe is in Bearsville, which is between Mount Tremper, where the house is and Woodstock. Definitely make reservations for either as tables are hard to come by on weekends.
Joshua's is great for dinner too. Or, check out Yum Yum Noodle Bar in the center of Woodstock, which serves small plates of fish, veggies, noodle soups and amazing pork dumplings.
Red Onion is also cozy and serves delicious meals. They have a tuna appetizer that is absolutely delicious.
New World Cafe: famous for the chef's great local and home-style cooking.
The closest supermarket is IGA in Boiceville. Take a right out of Velvet Underpass, right at the bottom of the hill and left onto Winny Road. Left onto Route 28 and the supermarket is on the right.
Health Food Store: Sunflower in Woodstock is a great place for all things organic and healthy.
Butcher: Woodstock Meats in town sells fantastic local meats and fish, corn and local veggies, eggs, soups and sandwiches.
Specialty Store Cheese Louise: On Route 28 about 5 miles after exiting the highway. Fantastic prepared foods, cheese, sausages, eggs and anything special your heart desires.
Wine/Liquor Store: Next to Cheese Louise on Route 28 (across from harley davidson store), one in Woodstock center and next to the IGA supermarket in Boiceville.
Farmer's Market: Every Wednesday in the Summer from 3.30pm til dusk there is an incredible Farmer's Market Festival in Woodstock's town center - next to Bread Alone. Definitely worth checking out and stocking up on fresh produce.
Overlook Mountain in Woodstock is a great hike up to a firetower, but only enjoyable without snow on the trail. About 45 minutes up and make sure to check out the firepower and the overlook in the back of the mountain. Beautiful Hudson river views. Make sure you check out the Tibetan Monastery next to the parking lot. The temple is worth a visit.
For a more challenging hike, check out the Mt Tremper trail. Again, only without snow on the ground, unless you have (website hidden). Tremper trail is on the way to Phoenicia. About 1.5 hours up to a firetower and sweeping 360 degree views of the valley.
There's a steep but short hike in Phoenicia. From the top you can see the town. Take a right at the gas station and park the car at the end by the playground. Trail starts behind the playground.
The trails in Wilson State Park are lovely too. You can either walk the campground or head down towards the stream from one of the campground loops. Ask for a map at the ticket booth.
Flea Markets: Every Saturday and Sunday there is a flea market in town, right behind Bread Alone. Anything from local veggies, jams and soaps to antiques and jewelry.
Massages & Spa: The Emerson Spa is the best place to enjoy a relaxing day in the hot tub, steam room or sauna. The massages are fantastic and the spa is only 5 minutes from the house.
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Trash needs to be taken with you when you depart. No smoking. No cats. Dogs allowed.
Ariane was extremely responsive from start to finish, a very good communicator. We were in her place for three nights and had no problems at all, it was a very pleasant stay from start to finish. We only had one minor problem which was swiftly solved.
The shower is hot and powerful, the beds are comfy, the sheets clean and entire home was ready for us when we arrived. There is a huge TV (we watched the Wimbledon final) and plenty of DVD's to choose from. The kitchen is very well equipped and plenty of pots, pans, plates to make a meal.
Ariane had great tips on what to do in the region, which we took.
The only downside is that the house is in deep woods so in the late afternoon the sun dips below the trees and you loose it for the day.
My wife and I had a great time at Ariane's home. It was secluded, quiet, and had everything we needed. We chose to stay in the smaller upstairs bedroom, because the windows were huge and so full of green outside. We went into town a few times over the week, but mostly just grilled on the bbq. We took great walks with the dog and relaxed by the fire. Just what we needed.
We highly recommend the house for a weekend get-a-way or longer. If staying during winter, may be a good idea to have 4xWD as the driveway is a bit steep.
One note on walking around the area: there are black bears in the Catskills - we saw two while there - so bring bear spray just in case!
Ariane was very responsive. Her home was lovely and spacious: just as described. We really enjoyed our stay. A nice reprieve from the city.
Ariane's home was beautiful and had more than what we needed! It was gorgeously decorated with a super positive vibe. It was very close to great hiking and Woodstock. This is the perfect place to stay for anyone who loves nature but enjoys the comforts and amenities of home.
Just back from a wonderful trip to Mt. Tremper and Ariane's lovely cabin. The house is ideal for a quiet getaway mixed with hiking, skiing, and everything in between. We had our dog with us, and it was perfect for her too! The house is stocked with everything you need. Ariane was very responsive and helpful - a great host! All in all - the perfect trip!
Ariane's home was amazing and we enjoyed every minute of it. The rooms are exquisite and the layout is spacious and comfortable. There is a huge backyard and the windows have gorgeous views of the surrounding woods. This place was so peaceful! We will definitely be coming back.
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About the Host, Ariane
Personal Trainer and Nutritionist who loves the outdoors, hiking and exploring nature.
Renting out my country retreat during times I don't get to enjoy it myself. Love the quiet of the nature around the house, the incredible starry sky, and the nearby lakes and rivers.
Love to travel to Costa Rica, Europe and exploring more of what the US has to offer.
Hope you enjoy this country retreat as much as me!