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Witten Barn Residence and private Gallery. Residence is to the right and back.

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Witten Barn - Contemporary - One-of-a-Kind & Luxury Amenities

NOTE: IF THIS HOME IS UNAVAILABLE, PLEASE CHECK OUR OTHER WITTEN POND HOMES:
LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY # 3467416 AND WITTEN GATEHOUSE # 3777731.

WE WELCOME PETS: We do welcome pets, but there is a small additional fee. 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 $275. Please contact us directly for any weekly rate (longer stays may be considered).

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 two couples wish to vacation together that they consider renting Lily-of-the-Valley (# 3467416). 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 singly, or together, 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.

Wittenberg Stream
https://youtu.be/AMcUSPH9SvY

ABOUT WITTEN BARN

WITTEN BARN is a stand-alone home looking out through large picture windows, fronting on Witten Pond. It has light on three sides and shares a common wall with Moonhaw Gallery to the east, which fronts on Moonhaw Road. Moonhaw Gallery is the owner's private art gallery and office (not open to the public). Witten Barn (red door entrance) and Moonhaw Gallery (green door entrance) each have separate front entrances, which assure privacy for those occupying Witten Barn. On the south side of Witten Pond sits the historic Lily-of-the-Valley and Witten Gatehouse.

Witten Pond is at the end of a one-lane Town road, infrequently travelled. It is surrounded by thousands of acres of the “forever wild” Catskill State Forest Preserve and in an area monitored by NYC to protect the Ashokan Reservoir. Private and public hiking trails abound. The Pond is spring-fed and rainbow trout are available for catch and release fishing as well as swimming at your own risk (no life guard)

The views from Witten Barn overlook Witten Pond to the south and Cornell and Wittenberg Mountains (among the highest in the Catskills) to the North. Witten Pond is in Moonhaw Valley, one of those rare but accessible Catskill Valleys where there is no ambient light from a village or town, which astronomers know as “dark sky” so sky and stars are viewed crystal clear.

Witten Barn has a spacious European-style living area on the first floor with a hand-built, Tuscan wood -burning radiant fireplace also in the European Alps style. This living area reflects American artisanal and modern furnishings, Hudson Valley fine art as well as a European flavor to many of its appointments.

The kitchen is wonderful for those who love the art of cooking and is beautifully equipped and spacious as is the dining area with seating for 8.

The master bedroom and spa suite on the 2nd floor have a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath, which overlooks Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort and luxury. The sumptuous 725 sq ft. bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings and the views from this level are stunning.

Witten Barn, circa 1835, was totally renovated in 2000-2005.

Witten Barn is a property that is perfect for the couple or individual who wants luxury, design, peace and inspiration, while being situated in a mountain paradise that is a relatively short drive from Woodstock and other mid-Hudson Valley places of interest. Please check our Private Realms NEWSLETTER with up-to-date information on events and outings in our area of the Hudson Valley Region, including Woodstock.



Manager

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    There is a sofa downstairs best for child or 1 adult...moreless

  • The master spa bath and bedroom suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath, overlooking Witten Pond. The 625 sq ft. bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings and is designed for comfort and luxury. The bed, mattress, and linens are of the finest quality, offering the ultimate in comfort. There is a spacious sitting area with leather chairs, a gas-log fireplace - all overlooking the views from three sides. The views from this level are spectacular in all four seasons....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Bath is a spa with steam and a soaking tub...moreless

  • The master spa bath and bedroom suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath and overlooks Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort, luxury and privacy. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Witten Pond is a 15-acre estate in the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains, surrounded by a 'forever-wild' forest preserve and consists of 3 separates residences of a former family compound. On the south side of Witten Pond sits the historic Lily-of-the-Valley and Witten Gatehouse. On the north side of the Pond is the historic Witten Barn with separate Moonhaw Gallery. Witten Pond is at the end of Moonhaw Road in West Shokan, a one-lane Town road in an area monitored by NYC to protect the Ashokan Reservoir. Private and public hiking trails abound. The Pond is spring-fed and rainbow trout are available for catch and release fishing as well as swimming at your own risk (no life guard). The views from Witten Barn over-look Witten Pond to the south and Cornell and Wittenberg Mountains (among the highest in the Catskills) to the North....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Television:

    A SMART TV and DVD player. No cable....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument 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 Rese...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From every home on Witten Pond property, there is a view of some of highest Catskill Mountain peaks. Not readily seen since we are secluded....moreless

  • Rural
  • Ski-In:

    Bellayre and Hunter are two ski areas just 30 minutes up Route 28 through some of the most gorgeous landscape and mountains ever seen....moreless

  • Village:

    Ashokan, Woodstock, Phoenicia, Historic Kingston, Town of Olive...moreless

  • Water View:

    Witten Barn overlooks Witten Pond. A pristine trout pond with reflections of everything that abounds on, or near, the Pond. It is 8-feet deep and one can swim at one's own risk. No lifeguard....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Witten Pond property is parallel to the great Wittenberg Stream, the history of which and a video are cited in the main copy of this site. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The floor plan is all open and spacious, including the dining area with seating up to eight....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Please ask owner....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Hand-made Tuscan fireplace AND bake oven....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heated floors plus an auto-generator to keep things comfortable should there be a power outage....moreless

  • Internet:

    Excellent at Witten Barn....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Finest...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Witten Barn has an open, spacious European-style living area on the first floor with a hand-built, stone, wood -burning radiant fireplace also in the European Alps style. The floors are radiant heat....moreless

  • Parking:

    Under the car port at the entrance to Witten Barn's Red Door....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Finest...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Please ask owner. This can be made available for those guests staying a week or longer or in an emergency....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Designed by a professional chef, the kitchen is wonderful for those who love the art of cooking and is beautifully equipped with new, stunning appliances throughout....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is vast property available for walking and exercising your dog while under supervision. In the summer we usually have an organic vegetable garden near the Barn,...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    The spa bath and bedroom suite on the 2nd floor has a hand-crafted large bluestone soaking tub and steam bath, overlooking Witten Pond. The space is designed for comfort and luxury. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Housekeeping Fee $125
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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.

Witten Pond consists of 3 magnificent residences: Witten Barn, Lily-of-the-Valley, and The Gatehouse.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Rhinecliff/Rhindbeck
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 28
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Belleayre and Hunter

Car: Necessary

 

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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Photos

  • Witten Barn Residence and private Gallery.  Residence is to the right and back.

    Witten Barn Residence and private Gallery. Residence is to the right and back.

  • Witten Barn Red Door entrance.

    Witten Barn Red Door entrance.

  • Witten Barn in Thanksgiving Storm. By guest, L. Davis.

    Witten Barn in Thanksgiving Storm. By guest, L. Davis.

  • Beatifully appointed kitchen with ease in mind.

    Beatifully appointed kitchen with ease in mind.

  • Kitchen and dining area views.

    Kitchen and dining area views.

  • Tuscan fireplace and bake oven!

    Tuscan fireplace and bake oven!

  • Master Bedroom Suite.

    Master Bedroom Suite.

  • Master Bedroom Spa-Bathroom.

    Master Bedroom Spa-Bathroom.

  • Majestic Catskill Mountains High Peaks.

    Majestic Catskill Mountains High Peaks.

  • View of Witten Pond and Tiny House Sauna from Barn.

    View of Witten Pond and Tiny House Sauna from Barn.

  • View of Witten Pond from Barn in summer.

    View of Witten Pond from Barn in summer.

  • Barn Gallery at Night.

    Barn Gallery at Night.

  • View of Witten Barn and Gallery from Lily of the Valley.

    View of Witten Barn and Gallery from Lily of the Valley.

  • Ground floor entrance with hand-made wrought-iron spiral stair case.

    Ground floor entrance with hand-made wrought-iron spiral stair case.

  • Open space - living room, dining, and kitchen.

    Open space - living room, dining, and kitchen.

  • Living room and dining area from kitchen view.

    Living room and dining area from kitchen view.

  • Living room comfort for views of meadow and Witten Pond.

    Living room comfort for views of meadow and Witten Pond.

  • Hand-made wrought iron spiral stair case leads to master bedroom suite.

    Hand-made wrought iron spiral stair case leads to master bedroom suite.

  • Master Bedroom Sitting Area.

    Master Bedroom Sitting Area.

  • Wittenberg Stream in Winter.

    Wittenberg Stream in Winter.

  • Barn from across the Witten Pond.

    Barn from across the Witten Pond.

  • Magical morning light on Witten Barn.

    Magical morning light on Witten Barn.

  • View of Witten Pond following winter snow storm.

    View of Witten Pond following winter snow storm.

  • The Grand Wittenberg Stream.

    The Grand Wittenberg Stream.

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