The Dutch Touch captures the best Woodstock has to offer. Be in the Village and secluded at the same time!
This Woodstock treasure is surrounded by gardens, with Monet-worthy views, peaceful mountains and swaying pines. It’s your cozy and peaceful home away from home, yet only a short, pretty walk to the very center of the village.
Dutch Touch is the "brain-child" of artist, Manette van Hamel, an early Woodstock arts colony resident whose work is held in the permanent collection of the Met.
The kind of place one would expect an artist to build:
Perfect for a romantic get-a-way or solo retreat. Recline on your own deck beside a sparkling stream, soak up the sun, read a good book, or walk into town and visit the galleries and shops, or zip up the mountain for hikes, a visit to the Buddhist Monastery or a tour of the Byrdcliffe arts colony. Winter visitors will love the open fireplace, and the fresh winter scent of forest, hearth and home.
There is parking in the driveway
Interaction with guests
We do not interact with the guests. Just to say hello and goodbye, and make sure they know to let us know if they need anything.
Other things to note
We supply towels, clean sheets on the bed.
Some coffee Tea, sugar, salt, pepper. Just the basics.
The guests have freedom to do whatever they want as long as they leave the cottage as they find it. There are garbage bins in the carport where they can leave their garbage on the way out.
I have danced all my life, and still do perform, and teach ballet. Kevin and I live in NY city and part time in Woodstock. There we live in the house my parents moved into when they retired. Now it has become our Paradise. I like to garden, cook, and spend time delighting in the surroundings. All this keeps us very busy, and happy.