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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1-bedroom 2-story cottage with wood stove, sleeps 2

Experience the essence of Woodstock in this former home to Anita M. Smith — artist, historian and “Herb Lady of the Catskills.” Enjoy the fragrance and serenity of the “show-off” herb garden right outside your door.

Just 1/2 mile from town center, Herb Cottage is nestled at the gateway to Woodstock’s legendary Overlook Mountain. If you’re searching for a mystical hideaway in which to relax, restore your energies, and recapture your creative self, this is the place for you!

Completely renovated, Herb Cottage offers a delightful mix of luxurious appointments and bluestone charm, including:

• Comfortable living room with woodstove, bluestone hearth, and 37' Cable HDTV, Blu-Ray and CD players, and an extensive library of books, games, DVDs and CDs.

• Fully-equipped country kitchen with a bluestone countertop, herb tiles from Mexico, and a sunny dining nook.

• Second floor loft bedroom with a king-size bed and view of Overlook Mountain.

• First floor bathroom with an antique claw foot tub converted into a rain shower.

• Additional amenities include luxury linens, spa robes, WIFI, and a secluded bluestone terrace with bluestone table and gas grill.

• Optional: Reiki treatments and access to other holistic practitioners.

Ideal for a couple. Combine with nearby Rock City Writer's Studio (HA# 3469886) for additional space.

More Details

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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Woodstock in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is located on the 1st floor + features a newly restored antique claw foot tub that has been converted into a rain shower. Spa towels and robes are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Loft bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The sleeping loft is located on the 2nd floor + is accessed via a narrow stairway. Because the loft is under the eaves of the roof, the ceiling is sloped (6' 4" at the highest point in the center + less along the edges). The stairway bisects the loft, with the king bed on one side + a sitting/dressing area with dormer windows on the other side. Please note that the bathroom is on the first floor. This arrangement may be challenging for older guests or guests with mobility issues.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.827586 based on 87 reviews

Everything we could have asked for!

  • 5 of 5

The Herb Cottage suited our needs so perfectly. We were looking for an affordable, convenient getaway to help us through this fickle, delayed Spring transition, so it was important we be somewhere that would supply enough of its own fulfilling charm and relaxation should weather not be on our side. Luckily both sides of the equation worked out! We opted to save money on a rental car and took the NYC Trailways bus into downtown Woodstock. Its about a 10-15 minute hike slightly uphill to the cottage but very straight forward and endurable if you are accustomed to walking like us city folk. A Lyft got us home late from dinner one night, and to and from the entry to Overlook Mountain, which we hiked for the majestic view. We had a great time exploring downtown Woodstock, and could easily get back and forth with our rations to the cottage, which was lovely to snack/lounge/read in next to a fire in the wood-burning stove. Tea selection was great, bed comfortable, and the clawfoot tub a treat following our mountain climb. We have long wanted to watch the NYT crossword documentary, which was one of numerous DVDs for various occasions in the extensive collection available to guests. All communication with the proprietors was pleasant and helpful, they answered all our questions promptly and honestly. Most importantly, us history-loving librarians loved learning about original owner Anita Smith and exploring her book collection. It truly felt like we were getting a taste of the old-school Woodstock flavor. We would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Very charming

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Great cottage getaway in Woodstock

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at the cottage as part of a weekend getaway from NYC. Woodstock offers some great farm-to-table restaurants, is close to skiing, and is quite quaint. The cottage was very clean, was as advertised, and we esp. loved the wood-burning stove. Judy was perfectly responsive and attentive.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway from NYC

  • 5 of 5

We booked this lovely cottage during a snowy weekend and it was cozy, charming, and rejuvenating. The wood burning stove is a beautiful touch. It has great access to town and the surrounding parks and I would recommend to anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors with a comfortable and romantic home to retreat to. Will hopefully be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cozy winter retreat, close to town but where you can escape from it all too!

  • 5 of 5

The Herb Cottage proved to be the perfect place for two busy Library directors to shake off 2017 and welcome in 2018! We finally got a chance to read!! And watch movies from the huge and amazingly alphabetized DVD collection! The cottage is steeped in history yet met all of our modern needs! As vegans we were able to buy plenty of provisions from the local natural foods grocery and we loved the Garden Cafe so much we ate there twice! Despite frigid temps, we found both our accommodations and the town to be cozy and warm. This first trip to Woodstock and the Herb Cottage won’t be our last!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Stay at the Herb Cottage This Year

  • 5 of 5

Our (husband and wife from NYC, both retired) experience at the Herb Cottage was so pleasant last March that we decided to return for four days in December. The cottage is ideally located for exploring the Catskills and Woodstock. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well and thoughtfully stocked. The staff found a watch we had accidentally left behind and are returning it to us. In short, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany Int'l or Stewart Int'l (Newburgh, NY)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Woodstock Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak (Rhinecliff, NY)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NYS Thruway (Rt. 87)
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hunter, Belleayre, or Windham
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.53
Pet Fee £35.76
Damage Deposit £178.82

CLEANING FEE: $100 per visit or per week

PETS: Well-behaved crate-trained dogs considered ~ please ask! One-time $50 pet fee per dog applies. Please note that we request that dogs not be left home alone, unless they are crated, and also that dogs be leashed at all times when outdoors. Thank you!

REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT: $250 for less than one week; $500 for one week or longer

NOTE: Rent Herb Cottage with Rock City Writer's Studio (#3469886), and receive a 10% discount for both!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.