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Legendary Big Pink in Saugerties

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Top & Main Floors At The Legendary Big Pink: 3 Bedrooms, Sunroom, 2 baths

Big Pink, the house where Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes were recorded with his back-up band, later know as The Band, whose first album was called "Music from Big Pink". The updated Dormer unit was Levon Helm's bunk area back In the late '60s. The Central Staircase opens mid-unit to a dining table & chairs; to the right is a desk-bar; the kitchen, with stone counter-top; bathroom with tile shower, and a futon-couch-sitting area. To the left, in the bedroom area, there’s a sitting area with TV ( limited cable ) and a queen sided bed with a quality mattress set. The Dormer has air-conditioning, and views of Overlook Mountain, fields and forest. Outside is the lawn with out-door furniture & original stone fireplace/bbq area nestled beneath the pines. The Dormer can sleep 4, and has WiFi.

The main floor is a 2 bedroom unit with a sunroom ( Rick's room - was Rick Danko's quarters), living room with sofa, writing table & chairs at the picture window, wood-stove/fireplace. It opens into the Dining Room, which has a antique dining table & chairs for 6. The kitchen, as does much of the house, maintains the mid-century period look, with forest views east. The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed, desk, sitting area & full closet. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds, dressers and side tables. The sunroom had a futon twin couch ( which folds down to become a sleeper). The sunroom has it's own back entrance, and opens to the lawn and old out-door fireplace for campfire evenings. All told, upstairs has a queen bed and full futon - can sleep 4 people max. The Main Floor has a queen-sized bed, 2 twins and a single 'twin' futon on the sunporch -and so can sleep 5 max.

Note: the Basement is not included in the rental.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Over 21, but well behaved teens with parents will be considered....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The house is not baby-proof. Children 12 and older will be considered. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Main Floor Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main Floor's master bedroom is the largest bedroom....moreless

  • Main Floor - 2nd Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Dormer Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 double

    Open Loft style: limited privacy from other sleeping area...moreless

  • Main Floor has a larger master bedroom, a slightly smaller 2nd bedroom, and the sunroom which has a twin futon fold-down. Each are private rooms, though the sunroom is 3 season. The Dormer is an open loft style - a rectangle shaped, with the bedroom area at the far side, separated from the kitchen by the bath and stairway walls, and dining area. Near the kitchen, at the opposite side, is the futon sitting/sleeping ar ea. There is no door separating the sleeping areas, although it is more private than a 1 room studio apartment....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main Floor Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Dormer Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Both are tiled bathrooms: the Dormer bath has modern fixtures and shower, the main floor bathroom has the original bathtub and toilet, and new sink. Hair dryers in both bathrooms. Natural shampoo and soaps provided. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • People come from all over the world to visit Big Pink!


  • Books


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Overlook Mountain can be seen from the house...moreless

  • Rural:

    View of fields, setting in midst of Pine forest....moreless

  • Village:

    Village of Woodstock is 4 miles away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Main Floor has a 'formal' dining room table with 6 chairs, adjacent to kitchen, sunroom and living room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Dormer has A/C Main floor has Central Air...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    With wood stove...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced hot-air on Main Floor; Dormer has radiant floor heat and electric baseboard heat....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Our linens are washed with 7th Generation green cleaning products....moreless

  • Living Room:



  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig, electric drip, French press and coffee grinder. Coffee and organic half and half are supplied. Green tea, herbal tea, black tea. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Both kitchens have a full compliment of stainless cookware and glass baking dishes, frying pans and table service for 4 upstairs, 8 downstairs. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Main kitchen: Original 1960's Kitchen, Eat-in table set. Dormer Kitchen: Updated stone counter-tops, double sink with water-purifier...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Dormer only...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Most spices and herbs, Olive oil and vinegar, ...moreless


  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber kettle ( charcoal) and wood burning fireplace. Lawn furniture....moreless

Building Type

  • House


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$425 $650
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Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $450
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 2%


Our policy is to not allow pets nor children under the age of 10.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
New World Home Cooking
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woodstock Golf
33 Miles
Nearest Train
Rhinecliff-Kingston Amtrack
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
New World Home Cooking
14 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hunter Mt.

Car: Necessary

Woodstock, NY is the 'most famous small town in the world'.

Saugerties, NY is a Hudson river town, with a hopping village with restaurants, cafes, a bookstore, a major equestrian center (HITS), antique stores and bars.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1998

About: Only the third owners of Big Pink, my wife Susan and I are offering the Dormer unit for the first time for overnight accommodations. Both of us are from New York State, Susan from the Adirondack Mountains near the Canadian border, I am from downstate in Westchester County. We both have a deep abiding love for nature. My first time in the Catskills was for the original Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in 1969, when I was in high school. In the 1980's, I was the live sound man / production manager for infamous NRBQ band, most of whom lived in Saugerties, and often played the legendary Joyous Lake club in Woodstock. It was from those years that I came to love the Woodstock-Saugerties area, and when a friend who was living here told me that Big Pink was up for sale by owner in 1998, after 6 months, and 3 failed attempts to sell to to someone else, Suzy and I became owners. As a musician guitarist/songwriter myself, of course I was aware of the history of Big Pink, but we ended up buying it mainly because we loved the land and the setting: the best rehearsal and jamming space in the world was for me, of course, a notable bonus! We love living in this area, with a diversity of people, music and artists venues, restaurants and cool streams to swim in during the hot summer.

Why Saugerties, NY, USA:
You will be staying at Big Pink, arguably the most famous house in rock history. (See Wikipedia for story- Big Pink House). As owners, and having it as a home for over 15 years, we have tried to maintain the place as pristine rural sanctuary from urban hustle-bustle. This is because we believe that first and foremost, this house was indeed a creative retreat for those road-weary musicians, where they could enjoy some undisturbed peace. We hope that now it can be a source of inspiration for you, during your stay. It is just under a 2 hour drive to NYC, and only 45 minutes from Albany, NY, which has an international airport, and 20 minutes from the Rhinecliff/Kingston Amtrak station.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You will be very near to both the village of Woodstock, and the Town of Saugerties. It is close to Levon Helm's Barn, home of the Midnight Rambles, as well as the nationally renowned equestrian center, HITS ( Horseshoe In The Sun), Rhinebeck, NY and to the north, Hudson, NY. You are not far from Bearsville Theater, which hosts notable concerts, and the local Woodstock music venues of Harmony, Catskill Pizza as well as those of Kingston, NY, just to the south. You will be among the very few to have spent the night at this place that has become a pilgrimage place, and considered by some the birth-place of the genre Americana music. Our guests have usually remarked on the peacefulness and being inspired in their creative pursuits: musicians write songs, writers come up with ideas. It can be an ideal retreat for the creative, or just a place to celebrate life. Be aware that Parnassus Lane, a co-owned private road, is unpaved. There are blue stone steps & pathway to the side entrance ( which is actually the main entrance) to Big Pink, and a staircase takes you to the 2nd floor Dormer: from there, you have views of Overlook Mt and the field and pine forests surrounding. These Whispering Pines were celebrated in song, and wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys, migratory birds and black bear are often seen, and need to be respected.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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  • Big Pink _ Iconic photo, 2015

    Big Pink _ Iconic photo, 2015

  • Main Floor entrance doors

    Main Floor entrance doors

  • Main Floor - Dining room

    Main Floor - Dining room

  • Main Floor - Kitchen

    Main Floor - Kitchen

  • Main Floor_ Master Bedroom

    Main Floor_ Master Bedroom

  • Main Floor - 2nd bedroom

    Main Floor - 2nd bedroom

  • Main Floor - Sunroom

    Main Floor - Sunroom

  • Dormer Bedroom space sitting area

    Dormer Bedroom space sitting area

  • Dormer Kitchen sink - with forest & mountain views

    Dormer Kitchen sink - with forest & mountain views

  • Dormer shower

    Dormer shower

  • Dormer Queen-sized bed, TV

    Dormer Queen-sized bed, TV

  • Overlook Mt. - view from Big Pink

    Overlook Mt. - view from Big Pink

  • Big Pink, side entrance to Dormer ( and Main floor). Springtime, 2015

    Big Pink, side entrance to Dormer ( and Main floor). Springtime, 2015

  • Main Floor Living Room

    Main Floor Living Room

  • Main Floor Dining Room, kitchen doorway

    Main Floor Dining Room, kitchen doorway

  • Main Floor - '60s Kitchen table

    Main Floor - '60s Kitchen table

  • Main Floor - Master Bedroom view

    Main Floor - Master Bedroom view

  • Main Floor - Bathroom

    Main Floor - Bathroom

  • Dormer Queen sized bed and sitting area

    Dormer Queen sized bed and sitting area

  • Dormer Kitchen, stainless double sink, Adirondack Granite countertops

    Dormer Kitchen, stainless double sink, Adirondack Granite countertops

  • Dormer Bathroom with Eco soaps:

    Dormer Bathroom with Eco soaps:

  • Dormer Futon sitting - sleeping area

    Dormer Futon sitting - sleeping area

  • Lawn view

    Lawn view

  • Film-makers & Videographers often visit

    Film-makers & Videographers often visit

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