Stunning Designer Estate: 4BR, Swim Pond, + 2 BR Barn Gh/Event Venue Xtra Fee(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
MainHouse: 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8) + Barn GuestHouse 2bd/1bth
4 bedrooms, with King and Queen beds in Main House. 3 full Baths.
There is also a BARN guest house with 2 BR , King and Queen beds, 1 full Bath and designer kitchen and open living/TV area, 30ft ceilings, 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
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Member since: 2009
- 4500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Accessible:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- All bedrooms have efficient water heat/cool units and radiant heating and lots of windows and light. They are all furnished with designer and antique furniture and tvs or dvd players. The bunk bed room is ideal for parents w kids or older children and has a children's sercurity gate. It is adjacent to the master bedroom....moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Guest HOuse Barn that can sleep 4-6 guests. Back up generator, New sunny Gym:LIfecycle, exercise equipment, yoga mats, ; and Recreation Room with 50' Plasma TV, oriental rug, leather couches and large picture window facing southern apple orchard; Large spring-fed 50ft Swimming Pond behind barn...moreless
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available:
- Filtered Water
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Macintosh Computer
- Parking Off Street:
- Security System
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
Deck / Patio:
500 sq child-friendly Trex decking has outdoor seating with 11 ft table, Weber charcoal Grill, Outdoor Speakers and is accessed from kitchen and LR with steps leading directly to stream and back playing field...moreless
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Special Event /Barn rental $0
- Cleaning and Set up Fee $300
- Pet Fee $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 4%
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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There is a wonderful YMCA camp up the road
The Bear Cafe - Bearsville (Woodstock)
The Peekamoose Restaurant (Big Indian)
Cucina Restaurant - Woodstock
Brio's Restaurant -Phoenicia
The Phoenician Restaurant - Phoenicia
Tiso's Restaurant - Mount Tremper
Le Canard Enchaine - Kingston
Boitson's Restaurant - Kingsto
Local Art, Music, Film and Festivals;
Woodstock Film Festival -Sept/October
Woodstock Farm Festival - every Wed May - Oct
Kingston Farmers Market - Saturdays May - Nov
Woodstock Flea Market - Saturdays
The Ashokan Center - Music, Dance, Environmental Education, History...
Outdoor and Sporting Activities;
Belleayre Mountain Ski Area
Hiking Guide to the Catskills
Catskill Mountains Club -Group and individual hikes and activities guide
Hudson Valley Ramble - September
Biking Guide to Ulster County
Horse Rides - Ashokan Riding Club
Lark in the Park - October events/outings
Fly Fishing or Hiking Guide - Ashokan Adventures
Local history and information;
Ulster County Arts and Culture
Ulster County Tourism
Town of Olive, New York - Our Town!
Town of Woodstock
Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited - Fly Fishing & Environmental Information
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 Shokan, NY, USA:
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.
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Links to more information:
Holiday Skiing Belleayre Resort 20 mins from farm
Spacious Great Room with art, piano , and several lounging areas for gatherings.
sledding on front lawn
Great room overlooking streams and Barn GuestHouse
Breakfast lounge and TV area - an extension of the open kitchen plan.
Luxurious Private Master Suite with full Bath, Gas Stove, TV, Art and Antiques
Enormous GR#3 on own floor with Queenbed, and Childs Boatbed, stunning views
Guest Bathroom 2 with Soaking Tub, Shower and Barn Orchard Views
Back forty snowshoe
Fantastic Barn GHse, 2 Bedrms, Fireplace, Kitchen, bath, , TV sitting area, pond
Luxurious Estate in a Stunning Mountain Setting
Birdseye view of the estate
New chefs kitchen with La Cornue Chateau range and Subzero appliances
Swim Pond stocked with trout
Newly renovated kitchen with wine/coffee bar area w direct access to back deck
Dining room that seats 12 leading to the Great Room.
Master Bath with Double Sink console, Duo Bath, Tiled Glass Shower, Skylight
GuestRoom #1 , RLauren Queenbed, sitting area
GuestRoom #2 w Bunk bed room w Queen bed and TV, children's toys
Magical wedding ceremony
Magical night, tented affair by the pond
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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