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Classic Catskills Estate on Private Mountain, with Available Guest House

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 baths, views galore! Plus 3 bedroom guest house available May-Nov.

Welcome to Lachland! This 5 bedroom home has been a beloved family vacation home for 4 generations. Lachland is located on Tonche Mountain, a privately owned mountain on a private, gated road. The estate encompasses over 40 acres and is surrounded by many hundreds more of private and conserved land. You will experience spectacular mountain and reservoir views from the porches and bedrooms, and nature walks that begin the moment you step outside. The gracious 3000 square foot home easily contains and entertains a large family or friends group. Very comfortably sleeps 13 guests, with additional space for squeezing a few more in. Guest house sleeps 6. New this year are 2 "glamping" options, rustic outbuildings buildings--a quirky, cheap option. The house began life as a barn in the late 1800's, it was converted to a hunting lodge in the early 20th century by Senator Walton, the previous owner. It has been in our family since the late 1940's, when the hunting lodge was converted once again to a family home. The original hand-hewn barn beams are still visible in much of the house. The decor has charming vintage appeal with many original details. Bedrooms include: the master bedroom suite with a king sized bed, private bathroom and dressing area, the all season 'sleeping porch' that is great for kids or families with 5 twin beds, the green room with 2 twin beds, the blue room with 2 full beds, and the sunrise room which has a king sized bed (custom built raised bed to witness the sunrise, truly awe-inspiring). Vintage 1950's kitchen is well equipped and has large modern appliances. You'll be ready for everything from a 9-course-from-scratch dinner to Chinese take-out. The dining room is directly adjacent to the kitchen and has seating for up to 17 on a lovely antique banquet table. Many of our guests have commented how wonderful and rare it is to be able to sit down together at one table. A large living room makes it easy to reconnect with family and friends over a game, a lively conversation or a movie. A stately Steinway piano, circa 1893, adds to the fun. The loving room is part of the original barn structure, and maintains a rustic elegance. Lounging on the wide open porch and soaking up the spectacular views is a required activity. 3 bathrooms ensure plenty of room. You will have access to basic household items such as dish soap, paper towels, aluminum foil, etc, to make your vacation seamless. House linens are provided. Explore the grounds and be taken in by the sweeping lawn, rock formations and rolling fields that surround the house. Spend a lovely evening at the stone fire pit, roasting marshmallows and watching the fireflies. Make sure the kids visit our fairy house, a favorite of the Lachland children. Perhaps the best feature of the house is the vista of the surrounding mountains and the Ashokan Reservoir. The open porch and raised stone patio allow for breathtaking views, and many of the bedrooms have excellent views also. Large picture windows in the living room, dining room, and kitchen ensure that you'll have great scenery inside the house too. A unique getaway in a truly beautiful area. Adorable 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house, originally a writer's cottage built in the 1920's, also available during May-Nov, PLEASE NOTE: additional fees apply for guest house. Main house sleeps 13, guest house sleeps 6. Please contact owners with any questions, we are more than happy to assist you. We do allow large events, please inquire.

Tammany Haynes, family representative for Lachland Partnership
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Tammany Haynes, family representative for Lachland Partnership

Lachland Partnership consists of the children and grandchildren of Lachlan Pitcairn. The home and property is known as Lachland. Lachlan Pitcairn purchased the property to be on Tonche Mountain, where his parents had built a mountain top estate. The family enjoyed summers on Tonche and formed many priceless memories here. We hope you will too.

Tammany Haynes, family representative for Lachland Partnership purchased this house in 1949

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much-we had wonderful time in your beautiful house!
Dec 2012
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Car: necessary

Located in the stunning Hudson River Valley, Glenford is an easy 10 minute drive from Woodstock, also known 'the world's most famous small town'. Woodstock is a mecca for artists and the unusual. Make sure you plan to visit Woodstock, do some shopping, have a great meal, see a favorite band and enjoy the people watching--you won't be disappointed. Don't miss the community Drum Circle every Sunday 4-6 pm on the Village Green, all are welcome to join in! Nearby are world-class outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, fishing, nature walks, biking and skiing. Be sure to visit some of the charming local lighthouses that have been recently restored. For the indoor-inclined the area features top-notch restaurants, galleries, music and art happenings, and one of a kind boutique shopping. Many of the area restaurants feature truly local, organic and sustainable food sources, but a classic diner-esque burger and fries can be enjoyed too. The area is known for excellent eateries, and there are countless food styles to choose from. Many family-friendly and wallet-friendly activities to be found, fun can be had for the budget-minded as well the big spenders. The activities are too numerous to list but some of the area's renowned attractions include the annual Garlic Festival (self explanatory), Opus 41, (a six acre rock sculpture garden), Levon Helm's Midnight Rambles, (legendary music events featuring top musicians in an intimate setting), the incredibly popular Catskill Mtn Railroad antique train rides. Also check out what is going on at the Bearsville Theater, where surprisingly well-known artists love to come and perform. You will be provided with literature detailing area hot-spots and must-do's, although relaxing and taking in the spectacular mountain views with family and friends may end up being your favorite!


Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Early check in, late check out will be allowed provided the schedule permits
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Master Bedroom Suite
    Sleeping Porch - 5 twin/ single , Sleeping Porch, all seasons
    Sunrise Room - 1 king , Sunrise Room
    Blue Room - 2 double , Blue Room
    Green Room - 2 twin/ single , Green Room
  • House linens provided: blankets/spreads, pillows, sheets, towels. 3 bedroom guest house also available in addition to main house, EXTRA FEES APPLY. Main house sleeps 13, guest house sleeps 6. Several air mattresses available. Also, there are 2 rustic outbuildings that may be used for glamping, please inquire.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Please note that like many homes in the area, this house does not have air-conditioning. The Catskill Mountains tend to have mild summers. Powerful whole house fan brings in the crisp mountain air and cools the house down quickly. Large portable AC unit available in home. There are also fans in all rooms and several extra fans. Has washer/dryer. Several twin air mattresses. Telescope for fun nature viewing or stargazing from porch or house. There MUST be at least 1 person aged 25 years or older present for the whole rental period.


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Classic Catskills Estate on Private Mountain, with Available Guest House
average rating of 4.9 based on 32 reviews

Simply magical

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin - my siblings and I, along with our families, gathered to celebrate our mom's memory and we could not have found a more magnificent location. We shared love and joy in a setting that was so breathtakingly beautiful we felt healed. This a house that is clearly a place of joy and love, and the owners go above and beyond to make sure their guests feel like family. Thank you for a magnificent weekend and we WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic Catskills retreat in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had extended friends and family for Memorial Day weekend to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday. Nice and secluded but convenient to Woodstock if you need supplies or want to go out to dinner. Huge house with tons of room and very well appointed. You can tell the family knows how to vacation. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & large open area, fast demage deposit refund

  • 3 of 5

We have a group of 5 families staying at this property during the week of President's week. It's about 45min drives to Hunter Mt & Windham Mt. The look from outside is gorgeous. Kids are having fun playing sled outside of the house when there was snow. But the house is not as new & big as shown in pictures. The kitchen, living room, and all bedrooms are kinda old. Our kids thank me for renting a "creepy" house because the living room is kinda dark and old. However, the owner is 100% responsive. When I asked about the damage deposit refund, the owner did it in 24 hours which is kinda of impressive compare with other owners. I would say if the owner can renovate the house a bit, it will be perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Reunion in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here before and enjoyed every minute of it. Our weather was not the best, but the house is equipped with everything you would need for staying inside: puzzles, games, and a good kitchen to cook in. This year we had a baby along and there was a pack n play, a high chair, and toys. It was very nice not to have to bring all that. Tammany was very friendly and helpful when we had questions. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

It was our second time staying and we just loved it. We had a group and rented both houses and it fit event one perfect and had everything we needed. The kitchen is perfectly equipped and the mountains views are amazing. The new people we brought were very impressed with just how classic "Woodstock" the house was!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
cleaning,restocking $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 2.0%

Holiday weekends/weeks higher rates, contact owner for quote
NO large events without arrangement and agreement of owners, we do allow large events, please inquire.
GUEST HOUSE: available May thru Nov, please inquire about rates.
GLAMPING: 2 rustic outbuildings available, both have electric. Air mattresses from house may be used, or bring your own. $25/night..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.