Three miles to the center of Woodstock and one mile to the Bear Cafe and The Bearsville Theater.
Situated on the apex of two streams - the Cooper Lake and Sawkill. This 1200 sq. ft. Mill is the original gristmill built in the late 1800s, with chestnut floors and exposed beams. The deck goes is over the stream and lights under the deck light up the Sawkill at night.
Also, a beautiful stone patio with charcoal grill, sits directly on the stream with steps down to the water.
Fully equipped kitchen with flame cooking. The Mill House also comes equipped with cable, WiFi, dock and bluetooth stereo.
Two bedrooms with queen size beds, sleeps four comfortably.
Friendly dogs are welcome for an additional fee of $40.
There is a $100 cleaning fee.
Look at the map to see where it is located and call me so as I can describe The Mill House for you.
The Mill House is a charming, rustic space with a beautiful view on the side of the house that overlooks the water. The gas stove makes the inside cozy, and the back deck provided great outdoor space. The downstairs bathroom has a wall of windows that provides a beautiful view, which can be seen from the downstairs bedroom. The only drawbacks are that the house sits very close to the main road (there is some noise, but the road didn't seem to be too heavily trafficked during the night), and there aren't doors on the bedrooms (a curtain covers the door to the downstairs bedroom, and the upstairs loft bedroom is also open). Mike, the host, left some lights and the wood stove on for us to make the house inviting for our late evening arrival. We had a very nice stay!
My boyfriend and I were looking to get out of NYC for a weekend with another couple. This is one of the first places we saw on air bnb and knew it would be perfect. Michael was quick to respond and provided us with all the information we would need about the house and area. When we arrived and saw we were on a beautiful racing waterway, we knew this was for us. The house has a rustic charm that makes you feel like you’re home. We were pleased to see fresh flowers and coffee for them morning on the kitchen counter. The kitchen is in perfect working order and the sleeping accommodations were good. My boyfriend was able to fly fish right across the road from the house and we took daily excursions to explore the beautiful Catskills. I would definitely recommend the Mill House!
Another great stay at the mill house! Thanks again!
We've stayed in two of Michael's houses now. Both wonderful experiences! The Mill House is a rustic paradise full of great stories and the soothing sounds of the river rushing by. Michael is a great host! Super helpful and friendly! We can't wait to visit again soon! Thanks again!
The Mill House is a good idea. The visual/fantasy I had was that I would rent a great little house on a babbling brook and my wife and I and our young son would have this country vacation where we would relax and enjoy nature.
The Mill House cannot even come close to this ideal and ultimately I ate the entire fee 5 day booking fee(there is a strict refund policy) and stayed elsewhere. Why? The main draw for me was the outdoor possibilities that this home presented. The porch is in disrepair the railings are loose, there are exposed nail heads, rotted sections of boards and there is a more than 10 foot drop to the water and rocks below. If I was without a child this might be ok/manageable but with a child it is absolutely not even worth the chance. The porch is not kid friendly. The house is right on the road and cars are going by at upwards of 45mph. Not kid friendly or relaxing.
Inside the house everything is as it seems in the photos and ultimately in reasonable shape. I knew it wasn't going to be squeaky clean but the house smelled worse than the sailboat I used to live on. I mention that because the notion of bringing your loved one to a relaxing weekend is totally upended when you walk into strong overwhelming mildew, mold haze. If I was alone I could live with it but the idea of putting our son to bed and relaxing on the couch as we breathed deeply the scent of a closed up,undercared for, wet home just isn't what my idea of a romantic week in Woodstock looks like. Beyond that upon arrival the place needed cleaning with cobwebs in nearly every corner, cigarette butts in the planter on the porch, trash in the driveway, flowers in vase that were already dead with water that had not been changed for days. I don't mind cleaning as I go but to clean the moment I get there just isn't what I was hoping for. To me it just felt like the minimum was done to prepare the home.
The host might be good at other aspects of his life but in his role as a host I found him to be totally unhelpful both in his preparation of the home and once he knew of my dissatisfaction. He did not return phone calls, did not offer to come over and help bring it up to standards, he did not reach out at all even while he kept my payment. He knew I was bringing my son and it is my feeling that a good host would say "hey man this might not be the house for you". Which other hosts have so kindly said. The vibe of the Airbnb community is familial, to me it felt that this host forgot entirely that he was hosting and just left us to twist in the wind. If I was staying there for free or at major deal I wouldn't ask for anything. At the end of the day this is now his business and I was paying over $200 per night. There was zero service. He just took the money and let me eat crow.
I definitely DO NOT recommend the Mill House.