Charming Cabin in the Woods near Woodstock, New York
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Staying true to the rustic experience, this accommodation does not have running water, and it is not connected to the electric grid. However, it has a solar system that provides 12 V DC, enough to operate two lamps and the well pump. There is a USB port in the solar charge controller for charging phones. Guests must bring their own sleeping bag (or queen sheets and blankets) and a towel. The host recommends guests also bring candles or flashlights, drinking water, and other necessities.
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.
The cabin now has access to the “Tipi Room” across the lake. That room has hot and cold running water, a sink and a toilet. On the outside of the Tipi Room there is a hot shower enclosure. Since the Tipi Room is not heated, the water must be turned off and drained from some time in October to some time in April so the pipes won’t freeze. You will find the Tipi Room on the map we send to all our guests
- 1 Queen-size bed
- 2 Double bed
- 1 Extra Bed
- Cell service
- 1 Bathroom
- Dining table
- Fire pit
Location + Surroundings
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife watching
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.
Check-in: 1:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
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.