Cottage Near Woodstock NY:Nature-Rushing Waters-Mountains-Restful-Pets Welcome(21 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Witten Pond-Historic-Restored Cottage-One-of-a-Kind-Modern Amenities
WE WELCOME PETS: Yes, we do welcome pets, but charge a fee of $65. There is additional housekeeping time required after each 'pet stay.' We hope you understand. Please be sure to check off that you have a pet under FEES AND TAXES when developing your quote so that we can facilitate a faster booking for you!
OUR RATES: Our standard nightly rate (minimum 3 nights) is $250. Please contact us directly for weekly and monthly rates.
ABOUT WITTEN POND
'Witten Pond' is comprised of three homes on a 15-acre owner-estate, which is in the midst of the 'forever wild' Catskill State Forest Preserve in the NYC Ashokan Reservoir area and on the protected Wittenberg Stream. Our homes are best suited for one couple, or a couple with a small child and/or pet. All three of our homes have 1-bedroom and 1-bath. We do not suggest that multiple couples inquire for availability for just one home. We recommend if there is more than one couple wishing to vacation together that you consider both Lily-of-the-Valley and Witten Barn (#367478). A special package price will be offered.
The original home, circa 1910 recently restored 'Lily of the Valley,' is furnished in art and antiques. The second is a more contemporary historic home, 'Witten Gatehouse', with a spa bathroom. The third home, 'Witten Barn,' is an architectural integration of old and new including a major European-style kitchen, bathroom, and wood-fired radiant fireplace. 'Witten Pond' homes provide perfect Private Realms for a couple’s getaway.
THE WITTENBERG STREAM: A SMALL BIT OF WITTEN POND HISTORY
A “must” when visiting Witten Pond is to take a short walk up Moonhaw Road to the bridge and dead end. Beginning at Witten Pond, Moonhaw Road is a single dirt lane unchanged in 100 years! Along the way, you walk in parallel with the Wittenberg Stream, which has stayed as pristine as in the days of the Hudson River School painters and naturalist John Burroughs. Wittenberg Stream's rushing waters, which you hear from all the homes at Witten Pond, flows down from Wittenberg Mountain en route to New York City’s Ashokan Reservoir. For those who fish and have a New York State License, the Wittenberg Stream has native brook trout. You can see Wittenberg Mountain's peak from Witten Pond, given it is the third highest vertical climb in the Catskills and a part of the Slide Mountain Wilderness Range.
“LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY' is a restored circa 1900 chestnut post and beam cottage- style home. A high loft-style bedroom/library occupies the entire 2nd floor, which looks out on Witten Pond, Wittenberg Stream and high Catskill peaks. 1300 sq. ft. on two floors with porches on 3 sides. Light abounds in the master bedroom.
The 1st floor has eclectic charm and warmth ... the feeling of a home at once informal yet lavished with care and comfort. Owner’s attention to detail is everywhere: the house is furnished with antiques and Hudson Valley art. The hand crafted cherry-wood banister going upstairs is something to behold. The wood flooring was cut from trees on the property as a wedding gift to the Owner from a neighbor. An antique chestnut dining table overlooks Witten Pond through French doors leading to the porch allowing a glow of light to filter in all day long.
The 1st floor houses the master bath with authentic clawfoot tub and hand-held European shower. There is a large bay window next to the tub that overlooks Witten Pond and a secret garden. There are skylights as well, so while you're soaking in the deep clawfoot tub, you can also light candles and stargaze. The open living room/kitchen has a wood burning stream-stone fireplace and country kitchen with bluestone counters. See Amenities for details, although almost everything you would want is provided. All the appliances are new.
The porch is covered on three sides, allowing for more relaxation and stargazing at night since there is no ambient light! The stars are bright and huge.
The Sitting area in the back of the house has a wood burning Tuscan wood grill, teak sitting benches, gardens, and picnic table overlooking Witten Pond. Supervised, it is a great area for a young child to play. Swimming (at guest risk) and fishing (catch-and-release) are available in Witten Pond. The Wittenberg Stream, a classic trout stream, is just across the road parallel to our property.
Lily amenities include Wifi internet, DVD/TV, CD/radio, massage table, and excellent cell service. Again, please see Amenities for more details.
ALL WITHIN A 15 - 20 MINUTE DRIVE.
Member since: 2012
- 1300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
We welcome infants and younger children who are well-behaved and supervised by their parents. There is a sofa bed in the living room and we also use an air mattress for a child for they sometimes enjoy that. All bed linens are provided....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
A well-behaved dog, no more than 2 small ones, are welcome. Due to amount of time for housekeeping to clean the house after a pet stays, we add $50 per pet (this is discussable with owner) to our $85 housekeeping fee....moreless
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- The Master bedroom/library is on the open 2nd floor. It is tranquil with skylights and light on all sides, with an elevated queen bed in the bedroom area. There are picture-window views of Witten Pond and the high Catskill peaks. The sitting/reading has comfortable seating with an antique writing table, and eclectic library. Appointed with fine linens....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The bathroom’s claw foot tub directly looks out on Witten Pond, Wittenberg Stream, and Wittenberg Mountain through a bay window, which usually houses one of the owner's unique Buddha statues. The shower is a hand held, European style and the views, as already stated, are spectacular, but their is privacy due to the 'secret garden.'...moreless
- DESCRIPTION: “Lily of the Valley” is a Private Realm vacation home in the magnificent Catskills, a perfect retreat from an active City life. Nature, panoramic views, rushing water, and mountains surround. A place for those who love nature, privacy, and serenity with easy access to Woodstock/Hudson Valley’s culture and adventure. A circa 1910 Catskills fishing lodge, it has been lovingly refurbished renovated and restored as a Couple’s Realm. “Lily” overlooks a half acre spring-fed rainbow trout pond, 8 feet deep, flowing into Wittenberg stream, which in turn flows into the Ashokan Reservoir. It is part of a 15-acre family estate.The home was hand built circa 1910 in a classic “Swiss cottage” style featuring a stream-stone fireplace, and signature chestnut post and beam, and cherry wood accents. Lily is furnished with eclectic antiques and art from the owner’s collection. ...moreless
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Lake View:
Witten Pond is at the end of Moonhaw Road. A one-lane town road surrounded by thousands of acres of “forever wild” Catskill State Forest Preserve. Including protected area(s) around the Ashokan Reservoir. Private and public hiking trails abound. Not far away: The culture and lifestyles of Woodstock, Phoenicia, and New Paltz are easy drives. Historic Woodstock, which has a year-round vibrant art and music community together with many restaurants, galleries and shops, is a 20 minute drive along scenic back roads....moreless
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Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
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- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
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- Toilet Paper
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- Wood Stove:
- 4 Ring Stove
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- Deck Furniture
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- Porch Furniture
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
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- Private Pool:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning Fee $125
- Taxes Not included
Our homes are filled with antiques, rustic luxury, and contemporary elegance, depending on the home you rent. They welcome couples with a pet(s) and/or small children. Our homes are not suitable for "groups" of couples seeking party weekends. Sorry.
Witten Pond consists of 3 magnificent residences: Lily-of-the-Valley, The Gatehouse, Witten Barn ... all available for rental.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Lily-of-the-Valley over looking Witten Pond.
Local stone hand-made hearth in living room.
Master bedroom on 2nd floor.
2nd Floor bedroom writing desk.
The carved sign at Lily's entrance.
Classic claw-foot bathtub overlooking secret garden.
Lily and Witten Pond in Winter by Guest.
Tiny House Sauna over looking Witten Pond.
Witten Pond dining area.
Winter view of Witten Pond.
Witten Pond in Autumn.
Wittenberg Stream in winter.
Lily's Dining Area in open living room with hearth
Lily in late autumn.
Skylights on 2nd floor for stargazing.
Backyard barbecue ... a Tuscan wood-fired grill.
Pedestal sink and stained glass window.
Open kitchen to dining, living area and fireplace.
Lily in Thanksgiving Snow Storm by Guest
Living room and hearth.
Lily in winter during full moon magic.
Witten Pond in summer.
Wittenberg Stream parallels our property.
Winter at Witten Pond.
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