About the property
- Estate1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Just as I had hoped
We had a perfectly relaxing and cozy weekend at Witten Barn. The home was spotlessly clean, the kitchen is well stocked and because it rained most of the weekend, we enjoyed lots of time by the fireplace. The owners were a pleasure to deal with: we had one very minor issue and Eric responded immediately to fix it. I can't recommend this home enough and we hope to go back in the warmer weather! Wouldn't change a thing.
when words can't capture it...
We were looking for a quiet retreat and found ourselves in a haven that met our every expectation. It's hard to know which was more impactful... the tremendous level of design detail in this unit once we were there or the gracious hospitality expressed in every exchange with Eric, the property manager, while setting up the weekend. Fireplace at the ready (literally one match and all we had to do after was add more wood!) and a bottle of wine to greet us (total surprise and something we had forgotten for ourselves)- set the tone for a wonderful weekend. Took off our watches and settled into a timeless space. Thank you! n
Actually, we thank you! It’s what we try to do with our special place
Witten Pond. Eric is a gem and makes our nature-retreat-from-urban/digital-life possible. Thank you for telling us. Arthur, owner
Clean , curated , relaxing, special!!!
What an amazing place. Your inside of a barn that has been designed to the 9’s. The hosts are amazing, responsive and coming back is a no brained. Hiking he neighboring logging trails was a blast. Thank you again E and A!
Excellent, Beautiful, and Welcoming!
My wife and I had such a wonderful time staying at Witten Barn. It was absolutely beautiful, private, and relaxing. The barn was spotless, and exactly what we were looking for, for a much needed time to take in the gorgeous surroundings. Such a great find and we're looking forward to making a return trip!
Great weekend in a gorgeous house in West Shokan
This is a terrific house for a couple. It's an extension to an old barn which is used as an art gallery by the owner. Arthur (the owner) is charming and gave us a wonderful impromptu tour of the old barn. Eric is very responsive and physically on-site during the week (and some weekends). The house looks out over a pond (in which you can swim). The walk along the road is really pleasant and there are trails just up from the house. Phoenicia and Woodstock are easily reachable within 20 mins or so; Tannersville and the falls are somewhat farther but an easy 40 minute ride. The only worry for some renters might be that the floors are connected by spiral staircase and there's a bathroom only only the upper level. That was no problem for us but might be for some. Highly recommended.
What a lovely gem in the woods! Serenity, quiet, wonderful wildlife and a thoughtfully prepared guest house near many of the sites and towns of the Hudson Valley! I hope I am able to return! Many thanks, John
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our homes are decorated with rustic style, and contemporary elegance, depending on the home you rent. 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.