Designer Estate: Swimming Pond, 10 Acre Park Setting, Play Set+ Barnguesthouse
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Woodstock estate description
Our 4500 sq ft. 4 bedroom , 3 bath vacation home is spacious, full of light and on a park-like estate with mature trees, streams, and a landscaped swim pond. It is beautifully furnished curated with local and contemporary art. There is also a 2 bedroom Barn guest house that can be rented together with the main house for an extra fee.
It is fully Air-Conditioned in the summer and equipped with radiant heat and fireplaces for cozy winter days.
An spacious and fully renovated Barn, with a chefs kitchen, master bedroom, loft, and full bath serves as a magnificent guesthouse and is available to be rented exclusively with the main house.
It is located in the mountain hamlet of Shokan, bordering the beautiful Ashokan resevoir. It is 15 minutes from the legendary village of Woodstock, NY which has a vibrant year-round art and music community and a great variety of restaurants, galleries and shops.
The estate is located 20 mins from most of the area's popular spa and ski destinations of Belleayre, Hunter and Windham Ski Resorts. Nearby Kingston, the first capital of the country, is a beautiful historic town dating from the 1600's, and rests on the magnificent Hudson river. Kingston has an active summer marina which hosts fabulous art art and music festivals and has many great restaurants and antique shops.
This historic farmstead was established by the Rev. Samuel Samson in the 1830's, and the old farmhouse was completely renovated in 2008 and has been converted to a highly efficient and eco-friendly 'green' house. The newly expanded house sits secluded on nine park-like acres protected by 100 acres of forever-wild watershed land. The 9.5 acre farm is home to abundant wildlife and flora and there are blueberry patches, wild grapes, apple trees, and fish streams on the property.
There are two large lawn areas in the front and back fields and a large fresh-water swimming pond fed by mountain springs behind the red Dutch barn. The house has both solar panels for electricity and a geo-thermal system for heating and air-conditioning. Also, there is a back-up generator for emergencies.
There are 4 large bedrooms in the main house: Master Bedroom and Guest Room with Queen beds ; and 2 additional guestrooms with Trundle beds that convert from two single beds to a King bed.
You can start your x-country skiing and hiking from the back porch, past the newly renovated barn and large swim pond, a huge vegetable and flower garden. As you cross over year-round streams and original stone walls you will eventually find your way to Ashokan reservoir views from the back ridge.
From the front and rear playing fields enjoy breath-taking views of snowy peaks and brilliant autmn foliage on the surrounding mountains. Or you can just stay home and lounge on the spacious and sunny back deck or by the large stone fireplace in the Great Room and listen to music or read quietly on the shaded front porch. There is also a fully equipped Gym and TV/Recreation room downstairs as well as a Den/Library with a Finnish woodburning stove and flat screen tv.
During the summer months there are several wonderful camps and summer schools in the area where children of all ages can attend a great range programs. One mile down the road there is beautifully maintained Avery Park with tennis and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, and a new children's play area and play set. And up the mountain on Peck Road are NY-DEC groomed hiking trails which can be accessed year round.
Within a 10 minute drive on Route 28 is the Emerson Resort, a five-star lodge with restaurants, shops and a luxurious spa where you can spend the day being pampered or explore the park grounds and river banks.
Yoga/pilates studios are just 3 miles down the road in Boiceville. Local farmers' markets, great restaurants, all stores are 5 minutes away. Hiking and skiing the famous Catskill Hunter and Wyndham mountains are all within 25 minutes drive on main roads. The nearby Ashokan reservoir park has expansive waterviews and a beautiful path for running and biking. Fly-fish for trout and bass on the reservoir and Esopus river, where you can also spend the day swimming and rafting.
It is an ideal retreat for families or individuals who want nature, music festivals, art galleries and a place to explore. This carefully constructed 'green' home is a warm sanctuary filled with unique furnishings, contemporary art and all the modern amenities.
You can see more photos on the web album listed below. Please check rates and calendar for accurate information.
Keywords: estate house, swimming ponds, streams,river, deck, vegetable garden, mountain views, summer camp, apple orchard, hiking trails, fishing, boating, satellite TV, WiFi, art galleries, restaurants
- 4500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
All children are welcome - there are several acres of open lawns for sports and many fish-filled streams to explore. YMCA Camp Seewackamano offers a great summer program for all ages and is just up the road. Pine Hill Park and Beach is a great place to spend the day swimming and boating and only 15 minutes from the house....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Accessible:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (1) Orchard GB ; has trundle bed with 2 Singles which converts to King Treehouse GB : on 3rd floor has trundle with 2 Singles converting to King, Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedrm: queen antique bed Boathouse Guest Bedroom: has bunk bed with queen bed/ single upper bunk, Twin or Single Beds (1) Orchard and Treehouse guest rooms each have Trundle Beds with 2 Twin beds which convert to 1 KING, Child Beds (1) Unique Boat bed in Boathouse GR, Baby Cribs (2), Bunk Beds (1) Boathouse GuestR has Queen/Single bunk bed...moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Guest HOuse Barn that can sleep 4-6 guests. Back up generator, New sunny Gym: computerized Elliptical machine and LIfecycle, exercise equipment, yoga mats, ; and Recreation Room with 50' Plasma TV, oriental rug, leather couches and large picture window facing southern apple orchard; Large spring-fed 50ft Swimming Pond behind barn...moreless
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Big Game
- Hunting Small Game
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
Communication / Internet
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available:
- Filtered Water
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Macintosh Computer
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Security System
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
Deck / Patio:
500 sq child-friendly Trex decking has outdoor seating with 11 ft picnic table, Weber Gas Grill, Outdoor Speakers and is accessed from kitchen and LR with steps leading directly to stream and back playing fields...moreless
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Ski & Snowboard
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2015
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $49
- Pet Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 2%
Maid service available part time. Please contact us for more information.
Weekend rate is 100% payment prior to occupancy.50% non refundable deposit upon reservation
Weekly rate is 50% non refundable deposit upon reservation. Balance due 2 weeks prior to occupancy.
Monthly rate is 50% non refundable deposit upon reservation. Balance due 2 weeks prior to occupancy.
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There is a wonderful YMCA camp up the road
And the Emerson Spa nearby for full pampering
Swimming and wading on the property ponds and streams.
We play Softball, Frisbee, Horseshoes, French Petanque, Croquet and many other games on both front and back playing fields.
Hiking to Ashokan reservoir views from back porch. Fly-fishing for Trout on nearby Esopus River.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Cristina runs a design enterprise and Michael has a bespoke innovative tech company in NYC. We have a young son Henri, who spends his time outdoors in the streams, ponds, sand beach, and playset area on the property. He also has a huge play room with a 60' TV, play table, in the main house where he spends his indoor time. The farm is also used as an artist-in-residence site and offered to artists who have been affiliated with our various art boards. We would like to expand this program to include workshops by the artists for the community and for the local schools. By renting the farm we can realize some of these goals and can continue to explore other creative community-based projects.
Why the Owner Chose Woodstock:
Originally settled by the Reverend Samuels in 1825 as a large livestock farm, it is ideally situated on a flat ridge of the mountain with plenty of sunshine and several mountain streams which originate on the property and feed the Ashokan reservoir. It borders over 100 acres of protected watershed land and will forever remain pristine. Please check listed rates and updated calendar before contacting us and for accurate rental information.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Fantastic location. Only 90 miles from NYC from I87, the estate is at the epicenter of the Catskills and all the fun and adventure that the area has to offer. Terrific for families to gather for hiking, fishing, skiing, art viewing, and world class music festivals. It is surrounded by state parks that offer hundreds of acres of outdoor sports both on land and water. Close enough to NYC that we can enjoy relaxing here and commute to the city for work during vacation weeks.
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Gracious Home: Summer Front Entrance shaded by 350 yr old Elm tree
Swim pond, Barn Guest House, Main House
Modern lounge chairs on stone patio by swim pond
Sunday morning reading room.
Main entrance from covered porch
Master Bath with Double Sink console, Duo Bath, Tiled Glass Shower, Skylight
TreeHouse 3rd floor GB with amazing views of farm garden & pond, King bed
Spacious BoatHouse GB with Queen/Single Bunk and Unique Child's Boatbed
Sunny picture window Gym/Rec Room: 600sq ft w 50' Plasma TV, secure Play Area
Deluxe Rainbow wooden playset
Private summer concert from the barn
Birdseye view of the estate
Regatta races on the pristine swim pond.
Large Living Room with Stone Fireplace, views of mountains and running streams
Den with Woodburning Finnish Stove, iMAC, HD PlasmaTV, DVD and game Library
Master Bedroom with antique Russian bed, Gas Stove, rushing stream below
Sun / Breakfast Room with views of Barn and Swimming hole
Guest Bathroom 2 with Soaking Tub, Shower and Barn Orchard Views
Sunny Kitchen leading to Sun/Breakfast Room and direct access to Deck
Dining room that seats 12 leading to the Great Room.
Barn guesthouse: Mbed + loft sleeping area overlooking pond Full kitchen , bath
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