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A Unique, Rustic, Hand Built Retreat on 40 Secluded, Wooded Acres.

(22 Reviews)

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The main living area seen from the loft.


Last updated: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Open, loft-like space with a full kitchen, a wood stove, and full bath.

Just 2 hours from the GWB, Woods Retreat is located in the heart of Ulster County, and the foothills of the Catskill mountains in the High Falls/Stone Ridge area. Close to New Paltz, Kingston, Woodstock, Mohonk Mountain, and the Ashokan reservoir, the Woods Retreat is right across the river from Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, and Poughkeepsie.

This unique house with beautiful views of the Catskills was built and designed as a peaceful get-away with modern comforts, using local wood & stone and an open floor plan. It's quiet and secluded while being a short distance [5 miles] from a major road. The area is known for its abundance of great restaurants, art galleries, antiquing, and hiking as well as rock climbing in the Shawangunks and many historic sites. The Belleayre and Hunter Mountain ski region is within an hour's drive.

Whether you're looking for a quiet, secluded weekend away, or a private & special base from which to venture forth, the Woods Retreat is an experience not to be missed!
Here's what some of our guests have written in our guest book:

Absolutely gorgeous... exactly what we were hoping for!... romantic, relaxing, secluded, private, charming, cozy, ....well done!

We had a truly memorable stay at this enchanted hideaway! Thank you for sharing this space with others — it's magical!

We had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful place! ... We found everything we were looking for and even more.

Thank you so much, you know how to do it right! This was perfect.

The Woods Retreat: Take a break from your hectic work-week and escape to New York's scenic Hudson Valley. At the Woods Retreat you'll find a secluded get-away, far from the hectic demands of your work day. Nestled at the top of a forested ridge you'll have views of the Catskill Mountains surrounding the Shokan reservoir to the north-west. You'll find a peaceful, quiet retreat with all of your needs within reach.

The Hudson Valley: Only 2 hours from Manhattan, nearby Stone Ridge & High Falls are popular weekend go-to places for many urban dwellers. There's an excellent selection of restaurants within a 6 mile radius, as well as sophisticated shops and lots of galleries and antique stores. Woodstock, Kingston, [one of the top ten best cities in the country to buy real estate, as reported on NBC's Today Show], are nearby. New Paltz is just over the ridge and Rhinebeck & Hyde Park are directly across the Hudson River. Ulster County has hiking, mountains, skiing, historical sights, rivers, lakes and streams, and more artists per capita than any other New York county.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

  • loft: 1 queen, 2 child bed


  • downstairs: 1 double, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    can be set up if needed...moreless

  • The upstairs sleeping loft has huge south facing windows and a comfortable queen size bed. There are 2 single futons available that would be suitable for children. There is a full futon couch downstairs that can be opened to sleep 2 more people, or we can set up a queen size futon as well. The interior is very open and spacious....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The bathroom is located off the upstairs sleeping loft. It has a cathedral ceiling, as well as huge south facing windows. There is a whirlpool bath and shower. The room is light and airy....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our kitchen is fully equipped. We supply basic spices and make sure there is extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a selection of fresh roasted coffee beans from a local coffee roaster. There is a burr coffee grinder, plenty of utensils for cooking and grilling, [on the gas grill, or for roasting marshmallows over the outdoor fire bowl] wine glasses, pilsner glasses and dishes. We supply table clothes and napkins as well as sheets and towels. There are potted plants on the patio and we make sure that there are fresh cut flowers for the table. We supply firewood for the wood stove during the fall and winter months and for the fire bowl in the summer. With plenty of advance notice and for an additional fee, we can arrange for a private chef for an evening meal, or we can help you to plan a small dinner party, or family reunion....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Bring your laptop and plug in to our satellite modem....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The downstairs has an open floor plan....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    The house has a long driveway and parking is available on the grounds....moreless

  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Stone patio...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are lawn chairs set up in the warmer months. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Whirlpool


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from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$195 $250
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 2%

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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39.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stewart International Airport
2.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Country Inn
3.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rondout Country Club
28.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Metro North, Poughkeepsie
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 209 & Krumville Road/County Rt. 2
2.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Country Inn
52 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bellyeare Mountain
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kingston Point, on the Hudson River

Car: Necessary

Hudson Valley, Skiing, hiking, lakes, Hudson River, Mountains, shwangunk Ridge, Catskills, Mokonk Mountain, Mohonk Preserve, Wineries, Festivals, Ulster County, Stone Ridge, High Falls, New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz, Bard, Marist, Vassar, Maverick Concerts, Theater, Music, Antiques, Art Galleries

The Woods Retreat is a secluded haven, far away from the every day yet within reach of everything the Hudson Valley has to offer. If you are looking for an escape from the constant intrusions of your work day, if you would love to hear the sound of true silence, or just the wind whispering through the trees, then a weekend at the Woods Retreat is the very respite you are seeking. We now have internet and satellite TV if you need to stay connected and, while there is cell service most of our guests choose to turn their phones off and let the quiet wash over them!

Other Activities: hiking, kyaking


Manager info

About: I am an artist and graphic designer who grew up in the nearby hamlet of High Falls. I am passionate about my work and I have a deep love of the property I own with my brother Dan. I studied art and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and as much as I loved living on the Upper West Side while I was in school, I came back upstate every weekend to work at John Novi's Depuy Canal House, staying at my Dad's newly constructed house in the woods. I had the best of both worlds!

Why Accord, NY, USA:
My brother Dan and I inherited this property from our father, who designed and built this wonderfully unique retreat. His purpose was to create a secluded, environmentally responsible, sustainable house for his retirement years, (this was in the nineties). Sadly, he was unable to live here on a full time basis, but he enjoyed the blissful seclusion and warm ambiance of his creation for many family celebrations and holiday get togethers.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I have such a close bond to this house and property... once you get to the top of the hill, after traversing the somewhat steep and rather long driveway, you'll see for yourself how truly special it is. If you're looking for peace and quiet,... seclusion without being totally isolated, you will love spending a weekend, a week or even a month at this secluded get away. We do as much as we can to make you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. The spice cabinet is fully stocked, pots and pans, knives,... you'll find a fully stocked kitchen, and our hope is to anticipate your every need. We even make sure there's cream for your morning coffee.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • The main living area seen from the loft.

    The main living area seen from the loft.

  • Our kitchen is fully stocked.

    Our kitchen is fully stocked.

  • The gazebo is a great place to lounge in, —it's screened and in the shade!

    The gazebo is a great place to lounge in, —it's screened and in the shade!

  • The upstairs loft is large, bright and airy.

    The upstairs loft is large, bright and airy.

  • One of our guests left this lovely tribute in our guest book.

    One of our guests left this lovely tribute in our guest book.

  • One of our orchids in bloom!

    One of our orchids in bloom!

  • Lulu


  • We have beautiful sunsets!

    We have beautiful sunsets!

  • A beautiful sunset after a snowy day.

    A beautiful sunset after a snowy day.

  • Spa robes and slippers are available for your use.

    Spa robes and slippers are available for your use.

  • Our terrific guests, Larry & Christine always leave a gift in the guest book!

    Our terrific guests, Larry & Christine always leave a gift in the guest book!

  • A table for 10, —perfect for al fresco dining with friends!

    A table for 10, —perfect for al fresco dining with friends!

  • A romantic bath by candlelight!

    A romantic bath by candlelight!

  • Serenity, in a secluded setting.

    Serenity, in a secluded setting.

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