Description of Glamping Units
This glamping cabin rental near Woodstock, New York, is small and cozy and can sleep up to three guests, but is recommended for a couple as it will be a more comfortable stay. There is a sleeping loft with a cozy, queen-size mattress accessible by a ladder, and the bench on the first floor has a six-inch thick foam seat that is the size of a single bed.
Staying true to the rustic experience, this cabin does not have a bathroom or running water, but guests will have access to a water well. While this cabin has electricity (thanks to a small solar powered system), it is not connected to an electric grid. This provides 12V DC, which operates two lamps and an inverter and provides just enough power for charging small electronic devices and to run the water pump. This allows glampers to fully disconnect from the virtual world and reconnect with nature.
For cooking in the cabin, there is a two-burner Coleman camp stove, and outside, there is a fireplace with a barbecue so guests can cook up any fish they catch in the lake. Guests must bring their own sleeping bag and towel. Guests must also bring their own candles and/or flashlights, drinking water, and other necessities. The cabin is insulated and has heating, so guests are kept comfortable and warm throughout their stay. Read More
- Cell service
- Dining table
- Fire pit
- Queen bed
There is a canoe provided by the hosts so guests can explore the lake. There is also a firepit for guest use so they can take part in the full "camping" experience with a luxurious twist.
- Fire pit
The cabin's rate for one night on a Friday or Saturday is $130. Sunday through Thursday, it is $115. For bookings for more than 2 nights, the nights in addition to the two nights are discounted. To request the discount, please click the "Contact Host" button and they can input the discounted rate.
The property is relatively safe and free from any dangerous animals. There is a lot of wildlife in the area, including wild turkey, great blue heron, geese on migration, green heron, ducks, foxes, deer, beavers, and occasionally bears, though the bears are not dangerous. It is advisable not to leave food or anything outside that would attract bears.
The lake includes sunnies and bass for fishing. In addition to fishing in the lake, the host often sees people fishing in the nearby reservoir from the bridge. For fishing off the property, guests need a license, which can be purchased online for one day or seven days. Guests can inquire with the host to help get them situated with a license.
The “swimmable-ity” varies with the time of year. For the hosts, it is swimmable whenever the water is warm enough. They often use flotation devices, such as little inner tubes or rafts one can buy for a few dollars. In the fall through spring, up until some time in June or so, the waters are more clear and suitable for swimming.
Sometime starting in June, watermeal grows which floats on the surface of the water. When there’s a breeze, it blows to the edge of the lake and the surface is clear of it. If there is no wind, it spreads over the lake. Also, the water gets a greenish tint when the hot weather arrives, not algae, but more pond-like, though the water is still safe to swim in. The lake maintains a thermocline all summer, that is, while the surface water gets warm, the deeper water, a foot or so below the surface, stays cool, having a thermocline is one of the differences that distinguish a lake from a pond. If a body of water is not deep enough, it cannot keep the thermocline. Read More
Location + Surroundings
Woodstock is known for its famous music festival which was held in 1969, which is emulated in the areas thriving art scene and a colorful group of people which make up this picturesque village and community today. The surrounding countryside in this part of upstate New York is absolutely stunning and boasts plenty of beautiful blooming trees and flowers in the spring. In autumn, there is a colorful array of fall foliage which really adds to the picturesque surroundings. An easy weekend getaway from New York City, luxury camping in Woodstock is an ideal way to experience this fantastic hippie community. Enjoy the stunning natural surroundings while glamping in Woodstock, and get to know this warm and friendly community on an intimate level. Read More
- If the guest cancels at least 30 days prior to check in: The guest will receive a 50% refund.
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
There are a lot of antique shops in the nearby village of Saugerties, only three miles away. In Woodstock, less than ten miles from the glamping site, there are several excellent restaurants, a theater, and an annual fall film festival. There are also many hiking trails in the Catskill Mountains and a number of excellent trout streams.
Make sure to visit the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, the River Rock Health Spa, the Mower's Flea Market, and the Woodstock Playhouse while discovering all that Woodstock has to offer. From outdoor activities to cultural experiences, there's something for everyone here at this glamping site.