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Witten Barn in Catskill-Woodstock: Nature, Stream, Pond, Solitude, Serene

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Witten Barn Residence & Gallery. (Residence is to the picture's right in back.)

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Witten Pond is a 15-acre estate surrounded by a forest preserve, consisting of 3 separate renovated residences of a former family compound. Witten Barn is a stand-alone home looking out through large picture windows, fronting on Witten Pond. It has light on three sides and shares a common wall with Moonhaw Gallery to the east, which fronts on Moonhaw Road. Moonhaw Gallery is the owner's private art gallery and office (not open to the public). Witten Barn (red door entrance) and Moonhaw Gallery (green door entrance) each have separate front entrances, which assure privacy for those occupying Witten Barn. On the south side of Witten Pond sits the historic Lily-of-the-Valley and Witten Gatehouse.

Witten Pond is at the end of a one-lane Town road, infrequently travelled. It is surrounded by thousands of acres of the “forever wild” Catskill State Forest Preserve and in an area monitored by NYC to protect the Ashokan Reservoir. Private and public hiking trails abound. The Pond is spring-fed and rainbow trout are available for catch and release fishing as well as swimming at your own risk (no life guard)

The views from Witten Barn overlook Witten Pond to the south and Cornell and Wittenberg Mountains (among the highest in the Catskills) to the North. Witten Pond is in Moonhaw Valley, one of those rare but accessible Catskill Valleys where there is no ambient light from a village or town, which astronomers know as “dark sky” so sky and stars are viewed crystal clear.

Witten Barn, circa 1835, was totally renovated in 2000-2005.

Witten Barn has a spacious European-style living area on the first floor with a hand-built, stone, wood -burning radiant fireplace also in the European Alps style. This living area reflects American artisanal and modern furnishings, Hudson Valley fine art as well as a European flavor to many of its appointments.

The kitchen is wonderful for those who love the art of cooking and is beautifully equipped and spacious as is the dining area with seating for 8.

The master bedroom and spa suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath, which overlooks Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort and luxury. The sumptuous 725sq ft. bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings and the views from this level are stunning.

Witten Barn is a property that is perfect for the couple or individual that wants luxury, design, peace and inspiration, while being situated in a mountain paradise that is a relatively short drive from Woodstock and other mid-Hudson Valley places of interest.

Witten Pond has two other high quality Private Realm getaway properties:

Lily of the Valley at Witten Pond HomeAway #3467416
The Gatehouse at Witten Pond HomeAway #3777731

The owners of Witten Pond also have high-quality Private Realm getaway properties at North Captiva Island, FL ('Dolphin House at Safety Harbor Club); the Swiss Italian Lake District (“Cimavilla circa 1335”); and SW Tuscany, Italy (“Tuscany-on-the-Sea”). Google “Private Realms” to see them all!

Of Interest and Special to Witten Pond ...


A. Complimentary Breakfast “Plus” at Joma Café, West

Shokan (Mary Hill, Proprietor)
Joma Café and General Store on Rte. 28A next to West
Shokan Post Office is an intimate small place for breakfast,
lunch or dinner (closed Wed.). Music and dancing usually
twice a week (call to find out). Mary Hill a single mom
who recently moved from Trenton, NJ with her children is
owner/cook. The food is very nice, home style and often
organic. In less than a year Joma has a reputation in
the Mid-Hudson Valley as a fun place to be. Bring Your
Own alcoholic beverages. 845-251-1114 and email to
hillmary265@yahoo.com. Mention “Witten Pond” to Mary
and receive a courtesy breakfast for two. If you don’t want
to cook at Witten Pond or have a special occasion you can
likely work out a “meal plan” with Mary for you. Closed
Wednesdays.

B. World-Class Chef John Novi – At High Falls Depuy Canal House

Witten Pond introduces its guests to John Novi, founder and chef of the world-class Depuy Canal House located in a circa 1790 canal house furnished with antiques on Rte. 213 in High Falls. Rated Four Stars by critic Craig Claiborne of the New York Times when it opened – open Friday dinner through Sunday brunch (reservations 845-687-7700). Mention “Witten Pond” and sit at chef table in the kitchen. Arrangements possible for John to bring or cook a meal at Witten Pond for your special occasion. John is a founder of Nouvelle American cuisine, has taught at the Culinary
Institute of America in Hyde Park, and is a co-founder of the Roundout Valley locovore movement.

C. “Witten Barn” Books Of Local Interest ... Next To Fireplace (Others in Library Upstairs):

• “The Great Estates Region of the Hudson Valley” by
McKelden Smith

• “The Catskills, From Wilderness to Woodstock” by Alf Evers

• “Walking Woodstock” by Michael Perkins and Will Nixon

• “Catskill Trails, A Ranger’s Guide to the High Peaks” by
Edward Henry

• “Wood-Fired Cooking” by Mary Karlin

• Local Breads” by Local Bread Alone’s own Daniel Leader

• “The Hudson Valley, A Cultural Guide” by Alliance for the

• “Away for the Weekend” by Eleanor Berma


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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

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

    There are sofa's but best used for a child or 1 person...moreless

  • The master spa bath and bedroom suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath, overlooking Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort and luxury. The 725sq ft. bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings. The bed, mattress, and linens are of the finest quality, offering the ultimate in comfort. There is a spacious sitting area with leather chairs, a gas-log fireplace - all overlooking the views from three sides. The views from this level are spectacular in all four seasons....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

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

    Bath is a spa with steam and a soaking tub...moreless

  • The master spa bath and bedroom suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath and overlooks Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort, luxury and privacy. The 725sq ft. bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings and this views from the views from this level are amazingly stunning in any of the 4 seasons....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Witten Pond is a 15-acre estate in the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains, surrounded by a 'forever-wild' forest preserve and consists of 3 separates residences of a former family compound. On the south side of Witten Pond sits the historic Lily-of-the-Valley and Witten Gatehouse. On the north side of the Pond is the historic Witten Barn with separate Moonhaw Gallery. Witten Pond is at the end of Moonhaw Road in West Shokan, a one-lane Town road in an area monitored by NYC to protect the Ashokan Reservoir. Private and public hiking trails abound. The Pond is spring-fed and rainbow trout are available for catch and release fishing as well as swimming at your own risk (no life guard). The views from Witten Barn over-look Witten Pond to the south and Cornell and Wittenberg Mountains (among the highest in the Catskills) to the North....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • 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 View:

    From every home on Witten Pond property, there is a view of some of highest Catskill Mountain peaks. Not readily seen since we are secluded....moreless

  • Rural
  • Ski-In:

    Bellayre and Hunter are two ski areas just 30 minutes up Route 28 through some of the most gorgeous landscape and mountains ever seen....moreless

  • Village:

    There s Woodstock, Phoenicia, Restored Kingston, Rhinebeck and across the mighty Hudson River there is Hudson....moreless

  • Water View:

    Witten Barn overlooks Witten Pond. A pristine trout pond with reflections of everything that abounds on, or near, the Pond. It is 8-feet deep and one can swim at one's own risk. No lifeguard....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    The open kitchen is sleek, contemporary, and well equipped for those who love the art of cooking. The floor plan is all open and spacious, including the dining area with seating up to eight....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room:

    Witten Barn has an open, spacious European-style living area on the first floor with a hand-built, stone, wood -burning radiant fireplace also in the European Alps style. The floors are radiant heat....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Finest...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is wonderful for those who love the art of cooking and is beautifully equipped and spacious as is the dining area with seating for 8. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    The spa bath and bedroom suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath, overlooking Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort and luxury. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • cleaning fee $100
  • 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.

Via PayPal: If no PayPal account, we will invoice you through PayPal and you pay with the credit card of your choice.

Payment is due in full at time of reservation. If cancelled 30 days or less prior to your arrival date, your security deposit of $250 will not be refunded: the balance of your payment is. If you cancel 60- 90+ days in advance of your arrival, your full payment will be refunded.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Schneider's Bar
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Rhinecliff/Rhindbeck
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 28
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Joma's Cafe
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Belleayre and Hunter

Car: Necessary

Witten Pond, a Private Realms getaway, is centrally located to many activities in and around our haven of peace, beauty, and quietude. So, you can take a quick drive into Woodstock for lots and lots of shopping, great food from Middle Eastern, to Chinese, Vegan, and great coffee as well as food at Oriole 9 ... and more. Phoenicia (about a mile from the Zen Mountain Monastery),you will find the BEST wood-fired pizza at Brio's and perhaps the greatest pancakes ever at Sweet Sue's. Drive a bit further south to Rhinebeck for antiques and shops (more food too) and Hudson for an array of shopping, antiquing, wine, restaurants and an incredible Tea and Chocolate shop, Verdigris. It's only 20 minutes to Belleayre's Ski Area in the winter; hiking in the summer. On the property itself, you can walk, hike, or just listen to the rushing waters of the Wittenberg Stream, adjacent to Witten Pond.

 

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Photos

  • Witten Barn Residence & Gallery. (Residence is to the picture's right in back.)

    Witten Barn Residence & Gallery. (Residence is to the picture's right in back.)

  • Witten Barn Overlooking A Meadow of Snow. A Home of Luxury, Quiet, and Magic!

    Witten Barn Overlooking A Meadow of Snow. A Home of Luxury, Quiet, and Magic!

  • Entertaining, relaxing, meditating, looking out at a majestic view of nature.

    Entertaining, relaxing, meditating, looking out at a majestic view of nature.

  • Beatifully appointed kitchen with ease in mind.

    Beatifully appointed kitchen with ease in mind.

  • Contemporary Bath ... Deep bluestone soaking tub and steam ... nice way to relax

    Contemporary Bath ... Deep bluestone soaking tub and steam ... nice way to relax

  • Bedroom with a wonderful sitting area.

    Bedroom with a wonderful sitting area.

  • Winter at Witten Pond with Witten Barn in the Background.

    Winter at Witten Pond with Witten Barn in the Background.

  • Majestic Mountain View

    Majestic Mountain View

  • Ground Floor Entrance to Witten Barn

    Ground Floor Entrance to Witten Barn

  • The ground floor entrance leading to the first floor.

    The ground floor entrance leading to the first floor.

  • Witten Barn as dawn breaks ... always a breathtaking sight.

    Witten Barn as dawn breaks ... always a breathtaking sight.

  • A classic winter view of Witten Pond and the nature that abounds from the Barn.

    A classic winter view of Witten Pond and the nature that abounds from the Barn.

  • Witten Barn Overlooks a Snow Meadow. A Home of Luxury, Quiet, and Magic!

    Witten Barn Overlooks a Snow Meadow. A Home of Luxury, Quiet, and Magic!

  • Living room, kitchen and dining space is generous and beautifully appointed.

    Living room, kitchen and dining space is generous and beautifully appointed.

  • Cooking, entertaining, dinning in elegant pleasure.

    Cooking, entertaining, dinning in elegant pleasure.

  • Tuscan, stream stone wood-burning fireplace. Floor is radiant heat.

    Tuscan, stream stone wood-burning fireplace. Floor is radiant heat.

  • Luxurious pleasure, fine linens and a beautiful spa  bathroom..

    Luxurious pleasure, fine linens and a beautiful spa bathroom..

  • Winter Stream

    Winter Stream

  • Winter Light

    Winter Light

  • Pond View from Witten Barn

    Pond View from Witten Barn

  • The great living room and dining area as seen from the kitchen.

    The great living room and dining area as seen from the kitchen.

  • A wide spiral staircase leads to the master bedroom suite.

    A wide spiral staircase leads to the master bedroom suite.

  • A winter view of Witten Pond and the sauna, Tiny House, from the Barn.

    A winter view of Witten Pond and the sauna, Tiny House, from the Barn.

  • Witten Barn Gallery at night.

    Witten Barn Gallery at night.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 05/03/2015
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