Plush, Peaceful Luxury Barn with Private Wood-Fired Sauna near Woodstock, New YorkWoodstock, New York (United States) view map
Description of Glamping Units
This 725-square foot glamping accommodation can sleep two adults, a small child, and one pet maximum. The first floor has a living room with an European-style wood-burning stove that pleasantly heats this luxury rental. Complete with modern furniture and historic artwork, it’s the perfect space to cozy up with family, friends, or a significant other. The spacious, fully equipped kitchen has a stove, a microwave, an oven, a refrigerator, a wine cooler, and more. Right next to the kitchen is the dining area with a dining table that can seat up to eight people.
Heading upstairs, glampers will find the master bedroom suite, with queen-size beds, and the library, as well as a plush bathroom with a handmade bluestone soaking tub and a steam shower. There is also a gas fireplace and vaulted ceilings in the bedroom. When there are more than two guests staying here, air mattresses will make up the rest of the sleeping area.
Out back, there is a “tiny house sauna,” formerly a playhouse for the host’s nieces, that was redone to hold a wood-fired, cedar-paneled Scandinavian sauna and a dressing room, which looks out onto WItten Pond. Glampers will also see the Moonhaw Exhibition Gallery and a private event space, also owned by the host, near the accommodation while maintaining the utmost level of privacy between guests and visitors to the gallery. Read More
- Air conditioning
- Air mattress
- Cell service
- Dining table
- Extra bed(s)
- Gas fireplace
- Internet connection
- Kitchen equipment
- Linens provided
- Lounge/Living room
- Private bathroom
- Queen-size bed
- Radio/Stereo system
- Running water
- Tea kettle
- Towels provided
- Wood-burning stove
The accommodation itself is located on the 15-acre Witten Pond estate in the Woodstock-Ashokan area of the Hudson Valley. The estate is surrounded by the Catskills Forest Preserve and is part of its mountainous forested landscape. Adorned with the diversity and beauty of true wilderness, the hillsides are abundant with the sound of crisp mountain waters trickling down.
However, stepping out into this rich wilderness doesn't mean giving up the all the good things of this modern world. The property (and much of the surrounding area) enjoy good cellular service. Likewise, the accommodations are equipped with free Wi-Fi access, and guests have use of a smart TV for on-demand content.
The whole contemporary design of the barn's interior affords itself to an array of modern conveniences, right in a valley of natural wonder. So whether it's enjoying a romantic meal from the spacious kitchen (or tuscan wood-fired oven), or perhaps a luxurious private escape into the steam of the bath/spa, a stay at this site can truly show guests the spirit of glamping in a countryside home.
- Bicycle storage
- Brick oven
Please be advised that there is a three-night minimum stay.
Please also note that the hosts would like potential guests to know that these glamping accommodations are not for parties; they are sacred, quiet places designed for people who seek serenity in nature, and a peaceful getaway.
There is one complimentary breakfast for two at Joma’s Café just two miles from the house included with the rental for guests who mention “Witten Pond” when they go to the Café.
Guests must also be aware that if there is any damage to the rental and/or any violation of the host's property agreement that results in a monetary loss, their credit card will be charged an additional amount up to $250 for immediate reparations. However, this does not preclude the host from pursuing reparations for amounts equal to damages greater than this security payment. Read More
Location + Surroundings
Located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, Woodstock, New York, is most famous as the original site for the 1969 Woodstock Festival. However, the whole Woodstock-Ashokan area actually boasts some of the oldest and most diverse artist colonies in the United States. To this day, artists, musicians, and writers alike continue to come from around the world to see and share in the wonderful events here, as well as experience the natural beauty of this majestic countryside.
From the panoramic views atop Overlook Mountain to the many small swimming holes like The Blue Hole, the beauty of nature abounds and surrounds this site. Combine this with the variety of arts and cultural events throughout the year and glampers will be begging not to leave the magical land. Read More
- If the guest cancels at least 30 days prior to check in: The guest will receive a 50% refund.
Arrangements can be made for various outside services during guests' stay. Massages can be arranged with a local masseuse who has a professional portable massage table. Guests can arrange to have the massages done on-site at the accommodation (minimum of two massages) or go to the studio—whatever guests prefer! There are also local Yoga and Pilates instructors in the area for glampers to take a class or two. For more information on these and other services, please inquire with the host of these accommodations. Read More
- Bird watching
- Music festivals
Throughout the area, there are plenty of places and events to keep glampers busy while on vacation. A variety of events can be found at different times of the year. Some prefer cultural events like the Woodstock Film Festival, while others are drawn to the music events, such as the International Festival of Voice, or smaller venues likes programs of the Maverick Concert Series or small live theater performances.
Some prefer more leisure time and like strolling through the art galleries and shops throughout the area. Many enjoy a visit to the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Temper and/or the Tibetan Monastery high on Overlook Mountain.
Afterwards, guests can select from a number of quality restaurants in and around the area. They serve a variety of cuisines from French, American, vegan, Indian, and so on.
For the more athletic and adventurous travelers, there are opportunities for cycling, hiking, mountain biking, and climbing. Swimming, fishing, kayaking, and water tubing down the Esopus are other great options, as well as more traditional sports like golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter.