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Beautiful Woodstock Handmade House

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Amazing Summer of Love era house, perched on a cliff overlooking Catskills Mountain range. 40' round great room with a central column bluestone fireplace and dramatic arched beam ceilings are flanked by two wings housing 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

We are the second owners, and purchased the house from the couple that built it 40+ years ago. All of the wood and stone was milled from and on the property.
Enter this 2100sf ranch house directly into the enormous and dramatic circular Great Room, a yurt/Buckminster Fuller-esque domed space with a 5' diameter bluestone column fireplace at its center. With arched 25' ceilings, wraparound windows, and multiple living areas that flow onto the 950sf deck, the space can accommodate large groups without feeling cramped. Wings on either side house two 20' x 12' bedrooms with post and beam cathedral ceilings (one with king bed and one with queen), and a third 12'x10' bedroom that is set up as a den with flatscreen TV and a desk, and makes a great yoga room. The sofa in the den opens into a very comfortable king-size bed, or two twins. All bedrooms have windowed sliding doors that open onto the deck and provide dramatic mountain views from bed. There's a two-car garage in the basement, and an overhang with cords of hardwood for the fireplace.

The house is lovingly situated about 100 feet above Wittenberg Rd, directly across from Kenneth Wilson State Park. Aside from the one neighboring home, the house is totally secluded, with 1000s of wild acres behind it, and thousands of acres of parkland below it. You can walk to fishing and swimming ponds, nature trails, waterfalls, bike paths, and all other manner of outdoor activities in the summer. Cross-country skiing, ice fishing, hunting, leaf and bird watching and sitting around the fireplace round out the cooler months. Deer, geese, wild turkeys,beavers, bunny rabbits, and (gulp!) bears can all be viewed in their natural habitat safely from the large picture windows.

We have lightly renovated, but kept as much of the fun, funky, freaky details as possible including: white oak floors laid in a circular starburst pattern, original spanish kitchen with brick arch, solid oak cabinetry, and high-end appliances including a counter grill; master bathroom, with photomural wallpaper of the surrounding forests; second bath with 4 showerheads to spray you all over; central vacuum that makes cleaning up a breeze. While decorating is a work in progress (don't want to rush it), it's already a comfortable and inviting home with a chic vintage vibe. The deck is furnished with patio furniture and a small charcoal BBQ.

The property is situated at the farthest reaches of Woodstock, just at the outer-edge of the hamlet of Bearsville. It is 5 miles to the center of town, 2.5 miles to Sunfrost and The Cub markets, 7 miles to Phoenicia, and 20 miles to Bellayre ski resort. By car you can easily eat lunch in Saugerties, Kingston or Rhinebeck, be up in the Catskills for a hike before heading home to BBQ on the patio, and still catch the 8pm movie at Upstate theater in town

Kenneth Wilson Park has its official entrance 1/4 mile down the road for car access, but you can just walk across the street into the woods and be on the nature trails in under 5 minutes. There is a designated fishing pond a few hundred feet from the house, and a much larger boating lake near the main entrance where swimming is also tolerated. Dogs are welcome in the park.

Other landmarks right near the property are the Zen Mountain Monestary, which offers free meditation sessions on Sundays and Wednesdays, Mount Tremper Arts Center for classes and exhibitions, Innertubing down Esopus Creek in Phoencia and Big Deep--Woodstock's famous swimming hole. Great dining in Phoenecia, Woodstock, Saugerties and Kingston, plus hidden dining gems right down the road.
The house is situated up a steep dirt hill, so 4wd is recommended during wet or snowy weather. You will need to drive to do most errands, but the house is surprisingly walk-friendly for all of your outdoor entertainment needs. Biking to town is doable in a leisurely 30min.

We are well situated for grocery shopping, with Sunfrost and The Cub being a few minute drive away. There is also a man who smokes hand-caught fish, keeps beehives, and chickens for eggs, with a store-in-house, less than 2 min. away.
If you look beyond the tie-dye, Woodstock is one of the best towns in the area for everyday needs, with great hardware and drug stores, specialty food shops, tailors, bookstores, music venues, etc... There is a great public golf course and tennis center each 10 min or so from the house.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Only dogs will be considered...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house is on one floor with just a couple of steps at the entry. Mechanical systems are in the basement, and require steps to access...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Netflix and Amazon prime provided on the tv...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls and 911 only. There is no cell service, so a wifi phone app is recommended...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
Memorial Day
Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500 $5,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Four corner inn
25 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 28
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bear cafe
20 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary


Owner info

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Overview of the round Great Room

    Overview of the round Great Room

  • Dusk view

    Dusk view

  • Vintage kitchen with Spanish tile and brick arch and new appliances

    Vintage kitchen with Spanish tile and brick arch and new appliances

  • Master bedroom with King and sitting area

    Master bedroom with King and sitting area

  • Fall colors at the Handmade House

    Fall colors at the Handmade House

  • In Wilson State Park across the street. Why is this called Beaver Pond?

    In Wilson State Park across the street. Why is this called Beaver Pond?

  • Yellow Trail at Wilson Park

    Yellow Trail at Wilson Park

  • Daytime view

    Daytime view

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Second bedroom with queen

    Second bedroom with queen

  • Third bedroom doubles as a tv room. Sofa opens to a comfy king or two twins.

    Third bedroom doubles as a tv room. Sofa opens to a comfy king or two twins.

  • A gaggle of wild turkeys on the front lawn.

    A gaggle of wild turkeys on the front lawn.

  • Picnicking, trails, boating, fishing and swimming at lovely Wilson park

    Picnicking, trails, boating, fishing and swimming at lovely Wilson park

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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