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Romantic + historic artist’s cottage in private woods ~ wake up to birdsong!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Treat yourself to a romantic getaway, personal retreat or creative sabbatical in your own private storybook cottage nestled in a 5-acre forest in Woodstock, the famous “colony of the arts” and cultural hub of the Catskills! This historic Woodstock hand-built house was the home of the legendary film director, Preston Sturges ~ as well as many other well-known artists and musicians. It features a spacious great room with a cathedral ceiling, 2-story north-light windows, a massive stone fireplace (open during the winter only), and 2 sets of French doors that open onto a blue stone patio overlooking a fern glade and deep pine forest. Stretch out on the queen bed with a pillow-top mattress and luxury linens in the quaint bedroom with cottage-style casement windows. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets, and wake up to birdsong! Climb an open stairway to a private writer’s office, as well as a loft space with a foldout futon couch and balcony overlooking the great room. There’s a second writer’s office on the first floor, with an arched Palladian window and forest views. Prepare snacks and meals in your well-equipped country kitchen, and serve them at the farm table next to a wall of glass, or on the patio surrounded by gardens. Cozy up to a fire in the stone fireplace in the winter, and watch the snow settle on the branches outside and transform the woods into a magical wonderland. This charming cottage in an idyllic setting is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or creative retreat. Make the Sturges’ cottage your home for a weekend, week, month or season, and let it inspire and uplift you throughout the year!

Property Manager
Judy Atwood
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 December, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Romantic + historic artist’s cottage in private woods ~ wake up to birdsong!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Woodstock cottage exceeded my expectations on all counts. The cottage was comfortable, cozy, and meticulously clean. Nestled deep in the woods, the setting provides total privacy yet is only minutes from all that Woodstock has to offer. There was even a gym literally at the end of the road.

Property Managers Judy, Jill, and Patricia were the most professional team I've ever worked with on a rental and I cannot speak highly enough about them. Top notch, every step of the process.

I'll most definitely be returning - without a doubt!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is indeed a magical property, with a lovely historic home on beautiful grounds. All amenities were perfect and the house is well managed. Communication is easy and can't think of a more lovely place to spend time in the countryside. Hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Cozy, Quaint, Quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get away from the hustle & bustle of urban life. Quiet, clean, delightfully charming. You couldn't ask for more, if you're searching for a place away from it all, but with downtown Woodstock a 2 minute drive away. Highly recommended if you're searching for peace & quiet, and a downtown bustling with art & artists.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect, private, tastefully decorated, romantic dream cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is even more beautiful than i imagined it to be!!!! Really like it is plugged out of a dream. Light, full of history with a lot of character, clean, beautiful surrounded gardens and a lot of nooks to explore!

Me and my husband had an amazing 4 nights and if we are traveling back to the area in the future (which i hope) we would definitely rent this amazing place again!

Judy the property manager was wonderful and we want to thank her for helping make our holiday amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia, Pa.

Perfect Labor Day Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at the cottage. It's tucked away in the woods, but so close to the village. If you're looking for a home with lots of charm and character, this is the place! We enjoyed walking through the village, shopping and the restaurants. Tinker Taco Lab is a cool little joint, and it's right by Peace, Love and Cupcakes which we visited more than once! Stopped at Woodstock Meats and got some nice steaks to grill back at the cottage. There's a grocery store and wine and spirits shop within minutes which was very convenient. Everything went smoothly from booking to arrival and checkout. We had the perfect relaxing weekend we were hoping for!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend spot

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely as charming and great as advertised. My wife and I came up for the weekend and had a great time. The very nice and reliable property manager called us ahead of time to give us all the relevant details and made some special arrangements for us, including pulling the gas grill out of storage for us given unseasonably warm winter weather. Very clean and nice inside. Great distance from Woodstock -- very convenient, but the property is very private and quiet. We'd definitely come back for another weekend in the future. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Rhinecliff, N.Y.
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
NY Thruway
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £242
Cleaning fee £81 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

SURCHARGE: Please note that rates are for 2 people. Please add $25/night for each additional person (4 max).

1-3 months: $2750/month, including utilities
3 months or more: $1995/month, plus utilities

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Glenford in Catskills

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Although the cottage is ideal for two people, it can accommodate a second couple (or single) in the fold-out futon couch in the loft space.

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