Land of 13 Moons: a Place to Relax & Unwind in the Heart of the Hudson Valley

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Last updated: 07/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Please note, we've lowered our rates for the winter season. Please ask us for our 2015/16 Winter Deal, stay three nights and get a fourth night complementary stay.

Welcome to “The Land of 13 Moons.” Please take the time to view our video of the property. This 17 acre estate was named after the Native American knowledge of a 13 moon calendar, which represented to us a sensibility in sync with natural rhythms.

Ten years in creation, '13 Moons' is a world in itself. Come and explore the 2 acres of organic, permaculture created gardens filled with fruit trees, kitchen herbs, medicinal plants, food and hundreds of flowers. Walk the foot trails that meander through 17 acres of pristine woods. And swim in 'Blue Dragonfly Pond,' a stunning spring fed pond, 100 X 80 feet, and 18' deep. A dip in this pond may change your life.

The vacation house is called, 'La Casa del Corazon,' The House of the Heart. This 2-bedroom house has one queen size bed, two twin beds, and a comfortable day bed. This home has been meticulously created and designed by its artist residents both inside and out.

Inside the house you will find every amenity for comfort with sweeping vistas of the surrounding land and gardens. The master bedroom inhabits the entire second story. And the master bathroom has an ample two-person whirlpool spa bath with grand picture windows that open to a commanding view of the entire property.

The living room, dining room, and kitchen all comprise an open first floor layout, with the east wall made entirely of windows and multiple sliding glass doors allowing the room to be bathed in natural light. French doors in the living room open to a precious stone pathway which leads to a private vine covered patio with outdoor tables, chairs and cooking grill.

The house is equipped with every modern appliance including a dishwasher, W/D, wifi, large screen TV, Ipod dock, wood stove, antique pine floors, A/C, and a fully equipped kitchen with everything a cook could ask for.

The second bedroom, located on the first floor, feels like it is buried deep in the woods, with rich green foliage exposed from every window. This serene room will inspire all who sleep here to surrender and dream.

There is both a front and back porch furnished with comfortable patio chairs and tables to enjoy your morning coffee as the sun tops the forest trees around 9:30; or if you are an early riser you can walk down to the sprawling fields of wild flowers and tall meadow grasses one block from the driveway and watch the sun come up a few hours earlier.

'13 Moons' is abundant with ornamental and edible gardens everywhere you stroll over the two cultivated acres. The gate is always open to our a 90 X 90 foot vegetable garden filled with fruit trees, berry bushes, kitchen herbs, medicinals, and more. This garden is designed to walk on a spiral path, which leads you to a circular brick bench under a young, light pink Hydrangea tree. On the patio floor are red, black, yellow and white lines of mosaic tile to represent the four cardinal directions used for prayer and meditation in the Native American tradition.

Throughout all of the gardens are nooks and crannies designed for you to sit and rest for tranquility and reflection, inviting all who come to experience the rejuvenating power of Nature.

Less than 100 yards from the house is a spring fed pond built for swimming. The water is clean and refreshing and we recommend many dips a day. By the ponds edge is a bluestone patio perfect for enjoying the sun or reading in the late afternoon after the sun has dipped behind the trees.

'13 Moons' is surrounded by public land and you can venture off the property and walk for several miles in the woods before encountering any other houses or roads.

There are three buildings on the property. The primary house is our vacation rental, “La Casa del Corazon.” In the large studio barn we call “La Casa de Los Pajaros” (The House of the Birds) are living spaces and working artist studios. Much further from the house you will see a round building near the pond we call “La Casa de La Miel” (The House of Honey) which is a healing retreat space. The land here is spacious and varied, with gardens, meadows, and forest. The layout of the property has been carefully and attentively designed to provide an abundance of private space to be explored and enjoyed on your own.

At night you will be lulled to sleep by the songs of the pond frogs or the melodic calling back and forth of our various Owl residents; or possibly the gentle whisper of trees rustling with the breeze coming down from High Point Mountain, caressing all who come to bathe in the magical gifts of “ 13 Moons.”

We are located in a rural area, tucked between the Ashokan Reservoir and the base of the Catskill Mountains, 20 min. to either Woodstock or Stone Ridge, and 10 minutes to the supermarket in Boiceville.

We are close to the Peek-a-Moose Preserve which offers hiking trails and amazing swimming holes. Other hiking sites in the area are: Overlook Mountain, Wittenberg Mountain and Slide Mountain. All hiking maps are available in the living room library.

Woodstock, Stone Ridge, and High Falls have quite a bit to explore in terms of restaurants and shopping. There are farmer’s market and flea markets open every weekend in the summer and fall in Woodstock and High Falls. A 5 minute drive will land you at the opening of the 5 mile Reservoir walkway which takes you across pristine water with rolling mountain vistas.

We look forward to your visit.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/23/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We have an incredible tree house and lots of swim toys for the pond....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • One master bedroom with a queen size bed and a second bedroom with two twins. All high quality new mattresses. A daybed with a futon mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Master bathroom with extra size two person tub and separate shower. Half bathroom downstairs....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Television:

    Please note we do not get cable, but you can hook your computer to the TV for Netflics, etc...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Road leading to property has overwhelming mountain vistas. ...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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

    All cooking and eating needs are met in this kitchen....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 2%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 07/23/2016
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stewart Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Country Inn
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Metro North Poughkeepsie
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Thruway 87
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Belle Aire

The property is located far back from the road and is nestled between the Ashokan Reservoir and the base of the Catskill Mountains. The location inspires relaxation and outdoor recreation. The area is abundant with majestic swimming holes that only locals know about. The Ashokan Reservoir, an 8 minute drive away, offers stunning paved walkways that go on for 5 miles over pristine clear mountain-fringed lakes. Nearby Peek-a-moose Preserve has trails that hike several mountain peaks, such as High Point Mountain. Country roads offer easy walking and cycling. Our local Country Inn Pub boasts 500 varieties of beers and is 8 minutes from the property. House is surrounded by public and private land and you can walk for a half hour in the woods directly from the backyard.


Owner info

About the owner: The owner is a painter and professional gardener, who loves to travel in Central and South American and is influenced deeply by these artistically-rich cultures.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/23/2016

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  • El Corazon from across the lawn

    El Corazon from across the lawn

  • Blue Dragonfly Pond

    Blue Dragonfly Pond

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Kitchen opening into laundry room

    Kitchen opening into laundry room

  • Sitting area in master bedroom

    Sitting area in master bedroom

  • Daybed in dressing room area

    Daybed in dressing room area

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Patio with outdoor grill

    Patio with outdoor grill

  • Walking toward the pond

    Walking toward the pond

  • Greenhouse


  • La Casa de La Miel
(The House of Honey)

    La Casa de La Miel (The House of Honey)

  • La Casa del Corazon
(The House of the Heart)

    La Casa del Corazon (The House of the Heart)

  • View of Gardens from the house

    View of Gardens from the house

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Upstairs master bedroom

    Upstairs master bedroom

  • Queen bed in master bedroom

    Queen bed in master bedroom

  • Second floor bathroom

    Second floor bathroom

  • Back porch

    Back porch

  • View from patio toward gardens

    View from patio toward gardens

  • El Corazon  private backyard area

    El Corazon private backyard area

  • La Casa de Los Pajaros
(the House of the Birds)

    La Casa de Los Pajaros (the House of the Birds)

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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Land of 13 Moons: a place to relax & unwind in the heart of the Hudson Valley

West Shokan, NY, USA #601759

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