House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible beds, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)
- french, spanish
About Christine Barker
I live in New York but grew up in Canada and Bermuda, two wildly different climates! When it comes to property I tend to prefer the extremes....extreme country, or extreme city, and that's one of the things I love about Woodstock. It's less than two hours from New York City, but it's a million miles away with respect to it's ambiance, culture and attitude. Woodstock is a fabulous combination of getting away from it all while still having plenty to do. Christine Barker Realtor Woodstock N.Y.
Christine Barker purchased this House in 2005
Why Christine Barker chose Glenford
While the eastern side of the Hudson River valley tends toward rolling topography historically suitable for farmland, thanks to the Catskill mountain range, on our side we enjoy skiing, hiking, rock climbing and delicious mountain views. The unique village of Woodstock retains the same quirkiness that attracted the likes of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin and ultimately the infamous Woodstock music festival, garnering it the title of the 'most famous small town in America'. The pristine beauty of the surroundings inevitably grew an avid following from New York City, so a sophisticated but casual community has evolved. The Town of Woodstock proudly bears the title 'colony of the arts'. There are music concerts, theatre, art galleries, and film festivals along with farm festivals. This really is a year round destination: the summer is lush and beautiful, and people of all ages enjoy the many streams and swimming holes, there is a beautiful golf course golf in Woodstock, a tennis center in Saugerties (15 minutes away), as well as hiking and rock climbing. The fall is absolutely spectacular, the foliage can be outrageous, the air cool and refreshing. When winter hits, there's downhill and cross country skiing, snow shoeing....or just relaxing in front of the fire and taking in the beautiful snowy views isn't too bad either. The fresh air and beautiful light that spring brings is absolutely invigorating.
What makes this House unique
This is arguably one of the nicest rentals in Ulster county. It's private, beautiful, peaceful, brand new...and the mountain views are spectacular. It's on 12 acres and at the top of a mountain, but only a five minute drive to the village of Woodstock. The house is very spacious but also intimate. The bedrooms are large and private, the bathrooms tastefully tiled in limestone and glass with custom fixtures,and the kitchen comfortably outfitted. The house is tastefully furnished, and even with a large group there is enough space to have quiet time if you so wish.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely House and setting
Our extended family of 8 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home nestled in the Catskill Mountains. It’s perfect for short visits to Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Olana, Opus 40, and Mountain trails. We also made use of the grill on the back deck and pool table on first floor. The only thing it lacked was a small bench near the front door where guests change shoes for slippers. We recommend this home enthusiastically!
Great experience. Great house. Would go again in a heartbeat.
First, about the house. Spacious and clean. Great spaces all over for hanging out with friends. No more than a 10 minute drive into town, but far enough away to be in your own world. The house also has things you might expect, but not necessarily think about (or aren't provided) with other rental houses: supply of clean towels, coffee maker (with filters), a sharp knife, cutting board, cutlery, toilet paper, etc.
Probably equal to the house is the contact with the owner/property manager. Fantastic. Always prompt responses to questions via call, text or e-mail. Great information in the week leading up to the stay, and good communication during and after.
I'd rent again in a heartbeat. Really a first-class experience.
We attended my sons wedding in Woodstock. The bonus to an unforgettable weekend was the rental.
We wanted to personally call the owners to thank them for allowing us to use such a fabulous home. Everything was perfect. The mountain. views were breathtaking. The accomodations were more then expected. The kitchen was stocked with the right equipment for nine guests to share meals at a lovely gathering room. The bedrooms and bathrooms were dressed with just the right accoutrements. A short ride to Woodstock on the windy mountain road was enchanting. There was not a downside to this rental. Thanks so much Christine. We wish there was another special reason to come back, maybe my sons anniversary.
We loved our stay. The house was immaculate and the view and surrounding area was serene. I've never stayed in such a well maintained and clean vacation home until now. We'll definitely be making a return trip in the future!
Beautiful home in an idyllic setting
The property was everything we hoped for — pristine, peaceful, and private. The caretaker was wonderful and proactive, ensuring we had everything we needed when a snow-storm came through. I would absolutely recommend this beautiful home.
Seclusion and luxury and only minutes from the town of Woodstock.
We had a wonderful time. The home is beautiful, open and spacious. A spectacular view from multiple rooms including the master bedroom. Secluded near the top of a mountain yet only 2.5 miles from the village, shops and restaurants of Woodstock. A wonderful place for rest and relaxation.
Downhill and cross-skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports are always popular with several mountain destinations. Hunter, Belleayre or Windham are within a short drive (30 minutes away) from Woodstock. There's plenty of local sledding on the aptly named Sled Hill right in town.
Don't forget to bring your hiking boots and hike one of the numerous trails around the area or hike up Overlook Mountain, Wittenberg Mountain and Slide Mountain.
Highlights include:the world-renowned largest traditional Tibetan Monastery in the US built into the mountainside, The Outlook hiking trail, the beautiful Ashokan reservoir, swimming holes