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Lily-of-the-Valley in Catskill-Woodtstock: Nature, Pond, Wildlife, Serene, Quiet

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Last updated: 03/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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THIS HOME IS RENTED THROUGH APRIL 2015. PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER HOMES ON THIS PROPERTY # 3672478 AND #3777731.

'Witten Pond' is comprised of three homes on a 15-acre owner-estate, which is bordered by the 'forever wild' Catskill State Forest Preserve and NYC-protected Wittenberg Stream. The original home, circa 1910, recently-restored 'Lily of the Valley,' is furnished in art and antiques. The second is a more contemporary dwelling, 'Witten Gatehouse' with spa bathroom. The third is 'Witten Barn,' an architectural feat of old and new. 'Witten Pond' homes provide perfect private realms for a romantic, or private, getaway and small business retreat.

1) “Lily of the Valley' is a restored circa 1900 chestnut post and beam 'Swiss Cottage style' lodge. Huge Chelsea loft-style bedroom/library occupies the entire 2nd floor, which looks out on Witten Pond, Wittenberg Stream and high Catskill peaks. 1300 sq. ft. on two floors with porches on 3 sides. Light on 6 sides (4 walls and 2 roofs). The 1st floor has a master bath with clawfoot tub and hand-held European shower, living room with wood burning stream-stone fireplace, and country kitchen with bluestone counters. Covered porches are on three sides. Sitting area in back with wood burning Tuscan wood grill, teak sitting benches, gardens, and picnic table overlooking Witten Pond. Swimming (at guest risk) and fishing (catch-and-release) in Witten Pond, which is also owned by the owner. Wittenberg Stream, a classic trout stream, is just across the road. Lily amenities include Wifi internet, DVD/TV, CD/radio, massage table, and excellent cell service. House is furnished with antiques and Hudson Valley art.

Lily of the Valley, one of three houses part of the family-owned estate, Witten Pond, is surrounded by mountain peaks, rushing water, and stone walls. “Zen-like” describes the property to some as does 'attention to detail,' 'most relaxing rental home ever,' 'what a find,' 'a claw foot tub and wood burning fireplace,' 'incredible light,' 'well-curated library,' and a guest remarking “Is this the house that inspired Ralph Lauren?” A lovingly restored historic home furnished with antiques, fine art, and in contemplative comfort with the incredible cultural richness of the Hudson Valley at your fingertips. A romantic 'home of the heart.'

2) ' Witten Gatehouse' is a stone and wood 2-story cottage. There is light on 4 sides. 650 sq. ft. on two floors, the 2nd floor open and looking out on the 1st floor windows. The perfect rental with 'Lily of the Valley' to provide for two couples or a couple and family. Recently restored in contemporary style with with upstairs open loft bedroom and a bathroom spa.

The Gatehouse amenities include very good cellular and Wifi internet ... not always available in much of the Woodstock area, DVD/TV, showered bathroom. The 2nd story bedroom is reached by circular staircase, has a skylight looking out on Witten Pond and mountains, and opens to the living room below, filled with light and the sound of rushing water from Wittenberg Stream. Great northern light for a painter. Perfect for a writer. The 1st floor has the bathroom (shower), living room and kitchenette with local bluestone counters; wood burning Franklin fireplace; looks out on owner's gardens, Witten Pond, and mountain views. French front doors open to small stone sitting patio. Sitting bench for Gatehouse is at and directly on pond. An artist and writer's haven, wonderfully open with 2-story ceilings.

3) 'Witten Barn' is across Witten Pond from Lily and the Gatehouse. The Barn Residence is stunning, contemporary, streamlined and sleek in its architectural design, leaving the resident wanting for nothing. Witten Barn is filled with light on its three sides on both floors. An open kitchen without equal for any chef's delight overlooks a spacious living room with a Tuscan wood-fire fireplace. A hand-wrought verdigris spiral staircase leads to the 2nd floor master bedroom suite with an amazing sculptured bath.

You can locate our other two high quality Private Realm getaway homes on HomeAway:

The Barn at Witten Pond #3672478;
The Gatehouse at Witten Pond #3777731

The culture and lifestyles of Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Hudson, and New Paltz are an easy drive away. Historic Woodstock, which has a year-round vibrant art and music community together with many restaurants, galleries and shops, is a 20 minute drive along scenic back roads.

• The Hudson Valley is a cornucopia of fresh vegetables, fruits, organic meats, bakeries, vineyards, orchards, and the Culinary Institute of America.

• The luxury Emerson Spa Resort is a 15 minute drive away (perfect for breakfast too)

• The ski resorts of Belleayre and Hunter are 30 minutes away.

• Historic Kingston, the first capitol of NY State, dates from the 1600’s and has a historic district and a vibrant harbor on the Hudson River.

• New Paltz with SUNY NewPaltz, the Dorsky Art Musem ,and Historic Huguenot Street, the oldest street in America with its 1600’s stone houses, and the world-class historic Mohonk Mountain House with golf, activities, and all amenities on a ridge overlooking New Paltz where world-class rock climbing also takes place.

• Across the Hudson River is Hyde Park with its Vanderbilt Mansion and FDR Home and Museum; Rhinebeck with its Beekman Arms, food and shopping; Bard College with its academic and musicale programs; Hudson with its antique shops and the Olana estate of painter Frederic Church; and Catskill with the historic home of Thomas Cole, founding artist of the Hudson River School.

Witten Pond is a one of-a-kind estate property in the high Catskills, and an easy drive to Woodstock and Phoenicia. Not far from the Zen Mountain Moneastery and a perfect couple or family retreat from City pressure. Nature, panoramic views, rushing water, hand-crafted buildings, and stone walls are the property’s signature.

History & More: Lily of the Valley, hand built circa 1900 as the private fishing lodge of Sheriff of Ulster County, Zadoc Boice, in classic “Swiss Cottage” style. It features stream-stone fireplace with wood-burning insert, chestnut posts and beams, rustic cherry-wood decorative elements, and light on 4 sides. It has been lovingly restored and refurbished by the owner and overlooks spring-fed Witten Pond, which flows into Wittenberg stream then down from Wittenberg mountain into the Ashokan Reservoir.

The 1st floor has much charm and has the feeling of a home at once informal yet lavished with care and comfort. The open 1st floor living/dining area has a separate kitchen with bluestone counters and new refrigerator/freezer and stove/oven. French doors and windows provide light on all 4 sides. An antique chestnut dining table overlooks Witten Pond through French Doors leading to the porch. Owner’s attention to detail is everywhere. The hand crafted cherry-wood banister going upstairs is something to behold. The wood flooring was cut from trees on the property as a wedding gift to the Owner from a neighbor. The bathroom’s claw foot tub also looks out on Witten Pond and mountains.

The 2nd floor Master bedroom/library is filled with light, having 4 skylights and 7 windows. There is a sofa in the library/sitting area, an elevated queen bed in the bedroom area, and picture-window views of Witten Pond and high Catskill peaks. The sitting/reading area has a sofa/bed, twig rocker, antique writing table, Danish wood stove, eclectic library, TV/DVD, radio/CD, Wifi internet, and excellent cell reception.

The sitting area at the rear looks over Witten Pond, sitting up against stone walls and looking up a mountain. For entertaining and relaxing it has picnic table, chairs, benches, and hand-built stone charcoal and wood fired Tuscan grill.


DETAILS
No smoking
Pets with written permission
Housekeeping service after visit is required
Comes with firewood, condiments and two mountain bikes

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome young children who are well-behaved; supervised by their parents. There is a sofa bed in this house and we also use air mattresses for your children for they sometimes enjoy that. All bed linens are provided....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dog welcome...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We feel badly about this but Lily-of-the-Valley is high on a hill with many steps. We are looking into future modifications for 'accessibility' for the Barn and Gatehouse....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • The Master bedroom/library is tranquil with skylights and light on 6 sides, also with Italian sofa bed in the library area and an elevated queen bed in the bedroom area of the open 2nd floor. There are picture-window views of Witten Pond and the high Catskill peaks. The sitting/reading area has the sofa bed, twig rocker, antique writing table, and eclectic library. Appointed with fine linens....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Tub has hand held shower and looks out on garden and pond...moreless

  • The bathroom’s claw foot tub directly looks out on Witten pond, Wittenberg stream, and Wittenberg Mountain through a bay window, which usually houses one of the owner's unique Buddha statues. The shower is a hand held, European style and the views, as already stated, are spectacular, but their is privacy due to the 'secret garden.'...moreless

Other Amenities

  • DESCRIPTION: “Lily of the Valley” is a Private Realm getaway in the magnificent Catskills, a perfect retreat from an active City life. Nature, panoramic views, rushing water, and mountains surround. A place for those who love nature, privacy, and serenity. Yet with easy access to Woodstock/Hudson Valley’s culture and adventure. A circa 1900 Catskills fishing lodge, it has been lovingly refurbished renovated and restored as a Couple’s Realm. “Lily” overlooks a half acre spring-fed rainbow trout pond, 8 feet deep, flowing into Wittenberg stream, which in turn flows into the Ashokan Reservoir. It is part of a 15-acre family estate.The home was hand built circa 1900 in a classic “Swiss cottage” style featuring a stream-stone fireplace, and signature chestnut post and beam, and cherry wood accents. Lily is furnished from local antique shops and art from the owner’s collection. As a friend has asked: “Is this the house that inspired Ralph Lauren?”...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player:

    Yes, with the TV....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New thin screen TV with DVD player. There are some DVD's in the library. There is no off-air TV reception and no cable but solid Internet service...moreless

  • Toys:

    There is a box of 'safe' toys for your children in a toy box in the living room....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Witten Pond is at the end of Moonhaw Road, a one-lane Town road surrounded by thousands of acres of “forever wild” Catskill State Forest. Preserve. Also, in an area monitored by NYC to protect the Ashokan Reservoir. Private and public hiking trails abound. Not far away: The culture and lifestyles of Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Hudson, and New Paltz are easy drives. Historic Woodstock, which has a year-round vibrant art and music community together with many restaurants, galleries and shops, is a 20 minute drive along scenic back roads....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The High Catskill Peaks, Wittenberg and Cornell Mountains, are viewed from Lily of the Valley. Witten Pond is bordered by Catskill Forest Preserve....moreless

  • Water View:

    Wittenberg Stream is adjacent to the property and is most definitely heard from the home and seen when the foliage falls....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Witten Pond is the center piece of the property and Lily-of-the-Valley looks directly down upon it....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Artisan chestnut wood table sits 4 comfortably and 6 if necessary...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes. This is a newly installed unit that cools the whole house....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Original wood burning streamstone fireplace with new Vermont Castings fireplace insert...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas-fired furnace and wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Internet:

    This home has solid WIFI via Time Warner. There is no Ethernet port....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    This is an open living and dining area and one of the most historic and beautiful rooms of any of our homes. It is like walking into a Ralph Lauren ad....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Yes, you have your own parking spot that is out of the way of anyone else on the property....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking on and off road...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell service is very strong. Our land line phone is not for use....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Lush towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A stacked washer/dryer are in the bathroom and enclosed in a closet....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes. We have WIFI via Time Warner....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    There is a wood stove insert in the fireplace with glass doors. It can heat the entire house if desired....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything is provided unless you have a special blender, or wok, or rice maker that you use....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We provide all that is needed in the kitchen. It is fully equipped....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Not additional; in the refrigertator...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Open country kitchen that looks out on adjoining living room and fireplace hearth....moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    2 bicycles provided for use at guest risk....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Sitting area at back of Lily with picnic table, outdoor grill, and seating....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of tended natural gardens....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Wood burning Tuscan streamstone grill and small charcoal grill....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Lily has covered porches on 3 sides to be enjoyed in all weather....moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Witten Pond is a spring-fed 1/2 acre deep pond with waterfall, a rarity in the Catskills for a private home. Swimming and fishing (catch and release) are allowed, but at visitor's risk....moreless

  • Sauna:

    Use of wood burning Finnish sauna at Witten Pond's 'Tiny House' is on the other side of the Pond. This can be used by special arrangement with owner. Please inquire when you make your reservation....moreless

 

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $50
  • cleaning/maintenance $125
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Our homes are filled with antiques, rustic luxury, and contemporary elegance, depending on the home you rent. They welcome couples with a pet(s) and/or small children. Our homes are not suitable for "groups" of couples seeking party weekends. Sorry.

Witten Pond consists of 3 magnificent residences: Lily of the Valley, The Gatehouse, Witten Barn all available for rental

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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany and Newburgh
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Snyder's, West Shokan
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woodstock
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Rhinecliff at Rhinebeck, NY
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 28 Boiceville
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Emerson Spa and Inn, Mt. Tremper
22 Miles
Nearest Ski
Belleayre

Car: Necessary

The Hudson Valley is a cornucopia of fresh vegetables, fruits, organic meats, bakeries, vineyards, orchards, and the Culinary Institute of America.

• The luxury Emerson Spa Resort is a 15 minute drive away.

• The ski resorts of Belleayre and Hunter are 30 minutes away.

• Historic Kingston, the first capitol of NY State, dates from the 1600’s and has a historic district and a vibrant harbor on the Hudson River.

• New Paltz with SUNY NewPaltz, the Dorsky Art Museum, and Historic Huguenot Street, the oldest street in America with its 1600’s stone houses, and the world-class historic Mohonk Mountain House with golf, activities, and amenities on a ridge overlooking New Paltz where world-class rock climbing also takes place.

• Across the Hudson River is Hyde Park with its Vanderbilt Mansion and FDR Home and Museum; Rhinebeck with its Beekman Arms, food and shopping; Bard College with its academic and musicale programs; Hudson with its antique shops and the Olana estate of painter Frederic Church; and Catskill with the historic home of Thomas Cole, founding artist of the Hudson River School.

Witten Pond with “Lily of the Valley” is a one of-a-kind estate property in the high Catskills, a short drive from Woodstock and Phoenicia. Not far from the Zen Mountain Moneastery also, it is a Zen-like retreat from City pressure. Nature, panoramic views, rushing water, hand-crafted buildings, and stone walls are the property’s signature.

Lily was hand built circa 1900 as a private fishing lodge in classic “Swiss Cottage” style. It features stream-stone fireplace with wood-burning insert, chestnut post and beam construction, rustic cherry-wood decorative elements, and light on 4 sides. It has been lovingly restored and refurbished by the owner and overlooks spring-fed Witten Pond, which flows into Wittenberg stream and then down from Wittenberg mountain into the Ashokan Reservoir.

It is a very special place and a reality check with healing power of nature, plus the vitality of art, music, history, and the outdoors of Woodstock and the Hudson Valley. When the owner first settled here from NYC he had no idea country like this existed within a 2 hour drive from Manhattan. What he first saw reminded him so much of his Michigan roots and ancestral Scotland.

WITTEN POND:

Witten Pond is a family compound set on 15 acres at the end of a public Town road in a valley surrounded by thousands of acres of Catskill State Forest Preserve, which are 'forever wild.'

 

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Photos

  • Lily-of-the-Valley in Winter. Pure Magic!

    Lily-of-the-Valley in Winter. Pure Magic!

  • Lily-of-the-Valley Reflected on Witten Pond

    Lily-of-the-Valley Reflected on Witten Pond

  • Lily of the Valley with original stream stone  stairway  entrance

    Lily of the Valley with original stream stone stairway entrance

  • Claw foot tub with hand shower overlooks Witten Pond and high Catskill peaks

    Claw foot tub with hand shower overlooks Witten Pond and high Catskill peaks

  • Restored Lily bathroom has charm

    Restored Lily bathroom has charm

  • Wittenberg Mountain as seen from Lily porch and bedroom and from Gatehouse

    Wittenberg Mountain as seen from Lily porch and bedroom and from Gatehouse

  • Lily and Witten Pond in Winter.

    Lily and Witten Pond in Winter.

  • Fall at Witten Pond

    Fall at Witten Pond

  • Streamstone fireplace circa 1900 with Vermont Castings w/b fireplace insert

    Streamstone fireplace circa 1900 with Vermont Castings w/b fireplace insert

  • Spring at Witten Pond with dogwood trees in bloom and bench overlooking pond

    Spring at Witten Pond with dogwood trees in bloom and bench overlooking pond

  • Lily farmhouse kitchen basking in lots of light in home

    Lily farmhouse kitchen basking in lots of light in home

  • Witten Pond Mountains & Meadows in Autumn.

    Witten Pond Mountains & Meadows in Autumn.

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