Imagine Woodstock Historic Mill House

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This Historic Gristmill of the late 1800’s is situated on two streams, the Cooper Lake stream and the Sawkill Stream in Woodstock hamlet of Shady, NY. It is only 2 hours from NYC and only 2.5 miles to the center of town of Woodstock. The Bear Café, Bearsville Theater and Cub Market are close by.

Parking is on-site.

The intimate converted Mill, has been restored while keeping all the original wood inside. The added wooden cedar deck jets out hovering over the Sawkill and when you look down from the deck you see water rushing towards you. Every year the stream is stocked with trout so one can even fish for trout from the deck, some will be able to see the Blue Heron airborne making its way up the stream also looking for trout.

Enter the Mill House directly from the deck. Inside the floor to ceiling windows facing the stream will seem as if you are still outside in the heart of nature, but experiencing the inside. How wonderful and effective it will all seem. The interior was saved by insulating the outside so you see the exposed beamed ceiling and doors of the original Gristmill. The ambiance is well worth it. A large, brown velvet down couch is a great place to relax on in front of the gas burning iron stove that sits on a unique tile hearth. The 1200 square foot chestnut flooring has a welcoming yellow-orange glow, the lighting is unique and bright, the unique furnishing comfortable. The open and intimate space is equipped with Dock and Bluetooth stereo, DVD player, Wi-Fi and cable TV. The flow through space is open from the kitchen to living room. A see through open-stairway leads to the upstairs bedroom and private ½ bath.

The kitchen has flame cooking {there is a charcoal grill outside}. It is fully equipped with coffee maker, toaster oven, blender and of course tableware and cooking utensils. The wood block kitchen counter is great to serve from, eat on or prepare food. There is also a table with four chairs in a great spot next to a large glass panel.There you can eat, talk or play games as you look up the stream. Back in the kitchen area behind green doors with see-through hearts is a large refrigerator and a stacked washer and dryer. There is also a long work table near kitchen.

A small hallway leads to the bedroom and full bath. This peaceful quite room has a queen sized bed and is tucked into a cozy intimate room with raised ceilings. This room is next to the full bathroom.

An all-white bright roomy bathroom is designed with a wall of glass facing the stream and glass door leading to the deck. Fitting an old mill, the antique bathroom fixtures are interesting and charming.

Up the stairs is the surprise attic bedroom. It is as different, cozy and restful a place you will ever be. Original old wood on the A shaped attic ceiling is like being in a faraway retreat in the middle of nowhere. The queen size bed is situated like an altar, right under a window at the far end of the room. With the window open you will hear the stream below. A few chairs are for quiet resting or reading. There is a closet in the small but sweet half-bath and there are always plenty of linens and towels. You will love it. A known clothing designer once created a cool line of clothing for Target at this Woodstock Historic Grist Mill.

Under the deck {which has table and chairs}, there is a beautiful stone patio sitting along the streamside with steps going down to it. There is also has table and chairs where you might use the grill. Walk along the streamside private path there are other look out sites and you will come to a waterfall. In the summer you can jump in the swimming hole and or sit on the rocks and large boulders and have lunch. In the winter you can have the awesome view by the waterfall of dripping icicles coming down the steep mountain side on the other side of the stream.

Look forward to hearing from you 845-417-5282.


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Property Type

  • Mill
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • I think if you look at the pictures you will see the unique details or please call me at 845-417-5282...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • The unique thing about this bathroom is there are 6 foot windows looking up the stream and antique toilet and tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • I think the pictures tell the story about the Historic Mill House, if you have questions please call me at 845-417-5282...moreless


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

    The stereo is bluetooth or dock...moreless

  • Television


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    There is a lake where you can swim,,it is about 5 miles from the Mill...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Many mountains are all aroud...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From the deck you would look on MT Guardian...moreless

  • River:

    The Mill sits on the Sawkiil stream. ...moreless

  • Ski In/Ski Out:

    Near Belleayre and Hunter MT....moreless

  • Village:

    Woodstock is 3 miles from the Mill...moreless

  • Water View:

    From the Mill house and deck you look up the Sawkill stream....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    ,,,you could throw a fishing line off the deck...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    You can dine outside on the deck or inside where the Mt and stream look at you...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The air flows down the canyon and into the Mill House....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    All freah...moreless

  • Living Room:

    the living room is open, if you go to the pictures you will get the idea of the layout....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    there is parking in frount of the Mill House...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    all fresh...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    there is a Bella coffee maker and a French press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    there is a Bella toaster and a toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Belleayre and Hunter MT. are near by and equipment rentals at the MT....moreless

  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.4
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Presidents day/Valetines
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016
3 night min stay
High Season
May 16 - Sep 26, 2016
2 night min stay
$265 $375
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$199 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $3,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $40 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 2%



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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Bear Cafe and Cucina, Red Onion
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woodstock club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
RT 28
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Bear Cafe and Cucina and Red On
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Belleayre and Hunter

Car: Necessary

The Mill is on the Sawkill stream, 3 miles to the center of town , 1 mile to the Bear Cafe and 30 min to skiing


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1994

About: I grew up in Woodstock and moved to NYC to follow a music career . I became a record producer to many name artists. I then moved back to Woodstock and followed the family business and now live in the hamlet of Shady.

Why Woodstock:
This is the original mill built in the 1800's. The inside is the original wood and in 1990 a shell was built all around so it could be isolated . To be able to jump in the stream, hang out on the deck and just have a great vibe is what I thought was special.

The Unique Benefits at this Mill:
Water, waterfalls, fishing, Mt. views, 2 miles to the center of town, 1 mile to the Bear Cafe, deck, great vibe, I think the pictures really show what makes the Mill so unique

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • the deck sits on the Sawkill stream

    the deck sits on the Sawkill stream

  • kitchen


  • downstairs bedroom

    downstairs bedroom

  • Bathroom looking onto stream

    Bathroom looking onto stream

  • upstairs bathroom

    upstairs bathroom

  • historic photo of the mill dates to 1909

    historic photo of the mill dates to 1909

  • view of kitchen

    view of kitchen

  • view from kitchen

    view from kitchen

  • full size bathroom with tub

    full size bathroom with tub

  •  bedroom


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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015

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