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Our spacious designer 4500 sq ft. vacation home has 4 bedrooms , 3 baths is full of light and is on a park-like estate with mature trees, streams, and a landscaped swim pond stocked with trout. It is surrounded by 100 acres of protected land.
There is also a BARN guest house with 2 BR 1 Bath and full kitchen and open living/TV area, spectacular views of the pond from floor to ceiling windows. Barn is available for rent ONLY with the Main Hse for an extra fee.
Please note :we do consider hosting special events at the Barn but there is an Event Fee $3500-5000.
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:1 Master BR w king bed and 3 Guest Rms with Queen beds (one guest room has queen and 2 bunk beds = 3)
We also have a crib and child mattress.
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.
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
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
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
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Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Changeover Day: Friday
Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Maid service available part time. Please contact us for more information.
Weekend rate is 100% payment prior to occupancy. 50% deposit upon reservation. 30 cancellation policy. 60 days for summer
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 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.
Gracious Home: Summer Front Entrance shaded by 350 yr old Elm tree
Spacious Great Room with art, piano , and several lounging areas for gatherings.
Large Living Room with Stone Fireplace, views of mountains and running streams
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
Guest Bathroom 2 with Soaking Tub, Shower and Barn Orchard Views
Sunny picture window Gym/Rec Room: 600sq ft w 50' Plasma TV, secure Play Area
Regatta races on the pristine swim pond.
Barn guesthouse: Mbed + loft sleeping area overlooking pond Full kitchen , bath
Birdseye view of the estate
Swim pond, Barn Guest House, Main House
Den with Woodburning Finnish Stove, iMAC, HD PlasmaTV, DVD and game Library
Master Bedroom with king bed , Gas Stove, rushing stream below
Sun / Breakfast Room with views of Barn and Swimming hole
Sunny Kitchen leading to Sun/Breakfast Room and direct access to Deck
Spacious BoatHouse GB with Queen/Single Bunk and Unique Child's Boatbed
Dining room that seats 12 leading to the Great Room.
Deluxe Rainbow wooden playset
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