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Hurley/Kingston Woodland Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

DeWitt Lodge sits on a ridge amidst 4 acres of woods just outside Hurley, NY, in the heart of the Hudson Valley. The house is newly-renovated and has a mixture of modern and antique furnishings, great colors and interesting curios, it is very comfortable and is an ideal getaway location for two people, but will sleep up to four people.

Just two hours from Manhattan, it is an ideal base to discover the beauty of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains.

The area features beautiful scenery, many outdoor activities including hiking and biking, rock climbing, sailing, swimming holes and tubing. Museums, art galleries, historic homes and great restaurants are all within easy reach by car. We are less than 10 minutes from Kingston with its vibrant restaurants and arts scene; Rosendale, High Falls and Stone Ridge are 10 minutes away; New Paltz, Mohonk, Woodstock and Rhinebeck are 20 minutes away and the Shawangunks and Hyde Park are only 25 minutes away. We are also only 25 minutes from skiing at Belleayre Mountain.

The house has one bedroom with a queen size bed and direct access to the bathroom. There is also a reading/sleeping loft with a full size bed, accessed by a steep, narrow staircase.

The master bedroom has a wood burning stove, private porch and bluestone patio. There is a large living area with a sofa, TV and DVD player, a turntable with a great selection of old vinyl, and some great speakers and room to dance. There is a dining area with a table for 4, a small and funky kitchen with its own breakfast porch, and a bathroom with a tub and shower.

There is plenty of outdoor space with a table and seating as well as a gas grill. No landscaped gardens deer eat everything I plant!

The house is set back from a country road by a 100 ft. driveway in a rural neighborhood of small houses outside the historic village of Hurley with its beautiful old stone houses. It has a very woodsy cabin feel to it and is not really overlooked by any other homes; it feels quite private, but please be aware that it is NOT an isolated cabin in the middle of nowhere! The 4 acres of woods are raw and inhabited by many Deer, and the occasional Bear. The Thruway is about 1/4 of a mile from the house, it cannot be seen but you will hear it in the distance at times when outside, not enough to be a problem though.

Also, this is the country - there will be spiders, it's inevitable!

A car is needed as there is no local public transportation nearby. There are local taxi services available if visitors were to arrive by bus in Kingston.

Please note that the appliances are apartment size. There is not a dishwasher or washing machine at the house.

More Details

timothy lester
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About timothy lester

I have lived in the Hudson Valley for 17 years. Originally from England and arriving here via Brooklyn and Florida, I am very happy to have ended up in this beautiful part of the world! I work as an interior designer and live in Kingston. When not working I love nothing more than travelling and meeting new people.

timothy lester purchased this lodge in 2010


Hurley Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Sleeping loft - 1 double , Sleeping/reading loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing


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Hurley/Kingston Woodland Home
average rating of 4.794872 based on 39 reviews
Boynton Beach, Florida

Clean air, emerald trees & Milky Way.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for fresh air and quiet meditation. Great food and entertainment is near. Cabin has a great shower, lots of hot,hot water. Warm fluffy bed and song birds at your window. Access Kingston, Woodstock, Stone Ridge ,Saugerties and New Paltz with minutes.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Dani, so happy you enjoyed your stay at DeWitt Lodge.
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Beautiful tiny house in the woods

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for a small family. We really enjoyed the deck outside, the close location to Kingston and the overall nice vibe with a great collection of vinyls and cds!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review, happy that you and your family had a good time here. I would like to point out to future guests that the term 'tiny house' is somewhat misleading, the house is nearly 1000 sg ft. :)
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Charming cottage getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights at the DeWitt Lodge to celebrate my wife's birthday. The space was a key component to a perfectly relaxing get away. The house was cute, cozy, clean, and isolated but not TOO remote. It's only a quick 10 minutes from town where we had a great French and Mexican dinners, antique shopping, and scored dozens of LPs from the several local record stores (THE HOUSE HAS A RECORD PLAYER!).

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy, serene retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the lodge, and I had forgotten just how lovely it was inside -- all the warm wood tones, jewel-toned furnishings, and beautiful little decorative objects around the house. It's a very soothing environment -- a perfect place to forget the stresses of everyday life.

The wood-burning stove in the bedroom is awesome, definitely a highlight of our stay both times, and the available wood provided was much appreciated. It's amazing how it can heat up the whole house. The bedroom, surrounded by big old rhododendrons and evergreens, is beautiful.

The sound system is great. And the newly added Roku makes using the TV a breeze.

The kitchen is on the small side but I managed to cook meals for two several times. And the supplementary fridge in the utility room is very helpful.

The location is great, close to all the retail offerings of Kingston and lots of hiking spots. If you're looking for a completely off-the-grid, middle-of-nowhere location, this might not be for you. But I appreciated the convenient location and proximity to stores, restaurants, etc. Plus, there's the natural beauty of the forested backyard just out the back door.

And just a random comment: It's so nice that this lodge has substantial curtains in the living room and bedroom. So many rentals have no curtains or really flimsy ones. I slept so well with the nice, thick curtains in the bedroom. Super comfy bed, too, with a variety of pillows to choose from.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nick, so glad you had a good return visit. The rhododendrons bloom over Memorial Day weekend, they are well worth a visit :)
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Nashville, TN

Cozy and very neat and clean.

  • 4 of 5

It was very rustic and had a great cabin feel.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and lovely, but convenient, too!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a colleague when we came for a workshop at R&F paints. We stayed 3 nights. It was perfect for 2 people, and would also easily fit a small family. There's one main bedroom downstairs, a sleeping area in an upstairs loft, and a bathroom that opens to the bedroom and kitchen. We mainly ate out (there's a great area food scene, from diner to gourmet, ethnic and fusion), but had breakfast, tea and snacks in the kitchen. The kitchen is tiny but well-equipped, and there are pantry items, too (nice tea selection!). One of the nicest touches is a screened and glazed back porch off the kitchen (lovely spot for breakfast) and another porch off the main bedroom. Interior is heavily paneled in wood, so you feel like you're in a small hunting cabin. And the property is heavily wooded with great rhododendrons. Beds were comfy and warm, and furniture is nice quality. This would also be a great retreat for writing (dissertation or novel). Because the cabin has well water, our host had an ample supply of bottled water for drinking.

I would definitely stay here again, and hopefully will!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Stewart Newburgh
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Poughkeepsie or Rhinebeck
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
NY thruway
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Belleayre Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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