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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Glenford in West Hurley

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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(38 traveller reviews)

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Romantic + historic artist’s cottage in private woods ~ wake up to birdsong!
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
Brooklyn, NY
5

Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is charming, totally private, cozy and very clean. It was just what we needed to get away from it all. We’ll definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was very beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriend quickly felt at home in this beautiful well kept property. The property managers were very attentive and available for any questions. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Homee

  • 5 of 5

This house is set back off of a private drive, which makes for a nice peaceful getaway. Once you enter, you feel like you are taken back in time, as the house has many original fixtures/details from the 1920's. We visited after a fresh snow fall and we just enjoyed sitting in the kitchen looking out the window. The house is a short drive to the Woodstock town and is a perfect place to spend a weekend. Also, the house manager Judy is very friendly and attentive. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Real Treasure

  • 5 of 5

The “Romantic Storybook Cottage” is charming and comfortable - making it the perfect getaway destination. It exudes character and, while nestled in a private wooded setting, the cottage is conveniently located within a short drive of downtown Woodstock. Every amenity necessary is provided in this artistic and well preserved home.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable cottage in the woods

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable cottage in the woods with a trip down memory lane via the record player and CD collection. Just what we were looking for a getaway from the city.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We chose this cottage as a base for road biking through the hills around Woodstock and it worked out beautifully....lots of back roads with challenging climbs and little traffic (Ohayo Mountain Road and Mead's Mountain Road are nasty but rewarding rides and then there is Platte Cove Road which you can try only if you want to have a near death experience - we didn't and skipped it).

The cottage itself was charming, set on the side of a slope, surrounded by trees. Very peaceful.

Our visit was in September so the days were warm, but I imagined being in the cottage in the late fall or winter and thinking how warm and cozy the cottage would be on a cold day in the woods.

Summing up, a nice, enjoyable stay and certainly a place worthy of a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Rhinecliff, N.Y.
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
NY Thruway
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Glenford, Catskills

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£713
for 3 nights
From
£206
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
29 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£431
for 2 nights
From
£169
From
£188
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,181
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£919
for 4 nights
From
£206
£1,331
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
9 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£656
for 3 nights
From
£188
£1,219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£713
for 3 nights
From
£206
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Indian Summer
4 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£431
for 2 nights
From
£169
From
£188
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,181
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£656
for 3 nights
From
£188
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Fall
9 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£431
for 2 nights
From
£169
From
£188
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,181
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£919
for 4 nights
From
£206
£1,331
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 5 nights
From
£206
£1,331
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£394
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£169
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,106
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £214.29
Cleaning fee £89.29 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

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

WINTER SEASONAL RENTALS (January 1-April 30):
1-3 months: $2750/month, including utilities
3 months or more: $1995/month, plus utilities

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