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Ravenscliff - Ulster County Beauty Inside Catskill State Park

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 11-13)

*First 4 children 12 and under are free*

"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hands of man." Looking for a Walden Pond escape? Travel up a winding secluded mountain road right inside the heart of the Catskill State Park and discover the healing power of Ravenscliff, a beautiful Zen like retreat nestled on more than 22 acres of deep forest. This gorgeous two story prow front log home offers dramatic ceiling to floor windows, sunken living room with 30 foot high cathedral ceilings, large timber beams, and a majestic stonework fireplace. Wood, limestone and slate floors throughout.

Beautiful front and back views feature mountain tops and rock outcroppings. Four unique bedrooms include two master bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms . All are tastefully designed to delight the senses and soothe the soul. Sleeps eleven people comfortably. Large open designer/gourmet kitchen with black granite counter tops has state of the art fixtures and stainless steel appliances. Large loft area, office, two car garage, and three outdoor decks complete the 3900 square foot home.

Enjoy the rich Hudson River heritage and discover the hidden waterfalls and abundant wildlife that are in the surrounding area. Quaint towns like Stone Ridge, Woodstock, High Falls [established in the 1600's] and Rhinebeck which offer shopping and great restaurants are just minutes away.

If you crave the arts and music, book an evening at the Bearsville Theater or attend a Midnight Ramble at the the private compound of the late, great, legendary Grammy winner Levon Helm [drummer with the “Band”] at one of the intimate yet rocking Saturday nights sessions in Woodstock. Hiking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, boating available. Or simply enjoy that special peace and tranquility that only being surrounded by the rustic beauty of nature can provide. You will not want to leave.

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Kathy

Marty was born in England and raised in Canada. I was born in NY and was a teacher in Ethiopia. We met in Miami and during our travels fell in love with the unique rustic beauty and strong spiritual aura of this special property. We built this log home from scratch and every inch of it was designed to be a pleasing, healing and functional retreat from the outside world. We love to see the wildlife that share this magical space with us, deer, foxes, black bears, flying squirrels, and birds, lots of birds. We also love music and have small percussion instruments along with bongos and a full drum set for our guests to enjoy. The large loft space is perfect for meditation, dance and/or yoga exercises. We have created the best and we aim to rent to the best-conscious, responsible, creative, spiritual people who appreciate nature, art, music, quality and a beautiful home. They will find a loving, peaceful space to replenish their spirit and take care of this home as if it were their own special Shrangri-La.

Kathy purchased this house in 2008

Why Kathy chose Catskills

Ulster County is listed in the book, "1000 Places To See Before You Die". We believe it is one of the most picturesque places we have traveled to, rural yet sophisticated, peaceful yet interesting, authentic and historic. I love the independent thinkers and creative people who are drawn here. Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Rachel Weisz, Robert Deniro, David Bowie, and Levon Helms [to name just a few] all currently live in the area. It is just a very cool place with a very interesting history and tons of marvelous things to do.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house is wonderful. Absolutely gorgeous with a wonderful musical energy. We are finding everything

we need.
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Olivebridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Jetted Tub in Bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
View/Location: Mountain View Rental. Other Activities: Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock Playhouse, Levon Helms Ramble, Ashokan Reservoir, Wineries, Mohonk Preserve, Art Galleries, Rhinebeck, New Paltz, High Falls, Kingston.

Reviews

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Ravenscliff - Ulster County Beauty Inside Catskill State Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Excellent- exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

The house was as expected. Its a log cabin, but think Luxury. Remote, in the woods, with all the comforts. We used it for a family weekend. It was perfect. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sherisse for choosing Ravenscliff for your family weekend. It was a pleasure to have you and your family as our guests. We appreciate that you took the time to let us know how much you enjoyed the stay and to write such a lovely review. Please come back soon. More precious memories are waiting to be made.
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5

Beautiful cabin log with elegant interior designs

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin log with lot of spaces and 5 nice size bedrooms with enough to accommodate us (11 people). Great interior designs and nice/elegant Asian & African accents in/outside the house. The exterior/interior is exactly as it described and looked in the pictures . The house is sitting on top of the hill which lot of privacy and open space. We were 3 families visited on Labor Day weekend and the kids enjoyed playing in the backyard and sat around the fire pit at night. The kitchen is roomy for us to prepare dinner on Saturday and BBQ on Sunday night. Kathy was great to deal with and extremely responsive. Especially with the fact I had a bad experience before, I booked another rental and told 3 days later it was cancelled because the owner realized he took double booking. I was glad to find/book Ravenscliff and Kathy quickly responded that my booking was confirmed. We planned the gateway at last minute and concerned not able to find a reasonable price and enough bedrooms for our Labor day stay. I was glad it turned out to be such a positive/joyful experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ravenscliff - beautiful Catskill getaway

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home, nestled in a stunning wooded area, has everything you would want or need in a vacation home. Beautifully appointed guest rooms, an amazing master, plenty of cooking gear, air conditioning, enough bathrooms and a double height great room that lends itself to fun times and family get togethers. Local swimming hole Lake Minnewaska has trails and vistas galore! Our family had a fantastic few days and would happily return!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing, has a lot of room and everything is well maintained. Xmass tree in the living room made it feel like home for the New Year Eve. There is little bit of everything for everyone and the view from the bench one hill side is soooooo relaxing :) for the picky clients water pressure and temp is perfect :) no problem taking shower and for master chefs - 2 stoves :)))) and an island will give you opportunity to spread your wings in the kitchen :)

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know what you enjoyed about Ravenscliff. We take great pride in providing our guests with a little bit of a unique paradise nestled in the truly awesome setting that mother nature created in Ulster County . "The spirit needs places not rearranged by human hands." Wishing you and all our guests a wonderful New Year filled with love, health, and many reasons to celebrate. Come back soon .
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Peaceful elgance

  • 5 of 5

We needed a nice relaxing weekend before the spring sports start with our kids. We choose one of the best homes we ever rented! It is amazing! Driving up the long driveway we were surprised at how beautiful the home was! All the kids went OMG that is soooooooooooo nice!! We coudnt wait to go inside. The pictures do not do it justice! IT was magnificent !!! Every room was furnished beautifully! Every kid got the coolest bedroom ! The views were amazing! There was a great backyard where the kids played football. Then we took a family hike in the woods. We came to back to cook an amazing meal in the kitchen. The kitchen was fully stocked which helped a lot! The cookware was perfect!!! We just loved the overall relaxing feel of the whole place. The next day we spent the day in woodstock about 20 minute drive! We love it there!!! We could not wait to come back to this beautiful home with the most cozy beds and GORGEOUS bathrooms!!! Kathy was amazing to deal with.. such a pleasure to talk to :) she was very thoughtful with the specific directions which led to a perfect weekend!!!! We are excited to return to this truly remarkable home :)

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always amazed at how Ravenscliff attracts the most wonderful and considerate guests. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Ravenscliff. It is a special place. I know how exciting it is to see that home sitting on top of that long driveway . It makes us so happy to be able to share that with other families and guests who also appreciate it. Wishing you many more wonderful experiences to share with your family. Come back soon!
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything. Absolutely gorgeous, peaceful, welcoming and fully equipped with everything you'll need. The kitchen was a dream to cook in, the living room around the fireplace was the perfect gathering spot, and the bedrooms were spotless and peaceful. You can tell every detail in this home was carefully thought out and it was truly a pleasure to escape here for a weekend with the family. I recommend for everyone to go and see for themselves...

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Ravenscliff. We take a lot of pride in creating the perfect environment to escape the stress of the outside world. As a wise man once said: "Sometimes the human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by human hands." May all your memories be joyful!
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Map

Woodstock-16 Miles.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $350

$450-$750.00/Night .. $3500.00/Week .. $7500.00/Month.
50% Due Upon Signing Lease.
$150-$250 Cleaning Fee Depending on number of guests.
$350.00 -$650.00 event fee depending on number of guests and event
Book 3 nights and 4th night is free
Price & Fees Negotiable.Vary On Length of Stay,Number of Occupants, & Holidays.
First 4 children under 12 are free.
10% Discount For Qualified Repeat Renters.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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