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

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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 traveler experience.

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

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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NEW! Herb Cottage: Historic Artist's Cottage, Wood Stove, Walk to Town!
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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A weekend away...

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect for a relaxing weekend away from the city. It was hard to leave sitting by a fire, drinking wine, and watching old movies. Everything was ready for our arrival and they had taken care of every minor detail. We will be back in the Summer to explore the trails as it was a little too cold to venture out this week.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage. Quaint and warm and full of charm. It is an ideal location (near Woodstock and all the amenities you might need - grocery store, restaurants, etc...).

The kitchen is tiny, but stocked with almost everything you need to cook while staying in the cottage. And the wood stove basically heats the entire home.

Only hiccup we experienced is that I asked for a roll of paper towels (they provided half a roll) so I could clean the space adequately (I try to leave all rentals in perfect condition), and instead of just providing an extra roll of paper towels I was sent a long text filled with legal jargon about how they don't have to provide this amenity and I should go purchase more myself. It was weird and off putting and after staying in over 50 rentals I have never received anything like it. Regardless, the house is great.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Matt, for taking the time to share your experience of Herb Cottage. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the cottage, and appreciated its charm and the extra amenities/touches. However, we're very sorry that your experience was tainted by the fact that you ran out of paper towels. We try to stock the cottage with a generous supply of consumable supplies, including soaps, paper goods, cooking condiments, complimentary coffee/tea, etc. to help our guests get started. The assumption/expectation is that guests will purchase additional supplies as they need them, since vacation rentals are classified as self-help accommodations. Of course we would've been happy to pick up a roll of paper towels for you, had you explained that the original roll was not full (as it should have been). However, you requested a number of backup supplies on your first morning, which led us to believe that perhaps you didn't understand the nature of vacation rentals. We offered the explanation, but can certainly understand in retrospect that that might've been off-putting. Please accept our sincere apology. We hope that you will consider a return visit to Herb Cottage. Please know that you are always welcome, and we are always standing by to help in any way we can.
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Perfect Woodstock experience!

  • 5 of 5

I loved every detail of the cottage, everything was so thoughtfully placed - not to mention reading the history of the building and it's prior owner that gave it its' namesake. Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely place with heart & history...

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a quick 'get away from it all' location and this was it. A very cute, VERY clean cottage with a LOT of history that also feels very good. Private, quiet, and simplicity at its finest. And you will find all of the thoughtful details already provided.

You can stop at the natural health food store on the way into town to pick up some basics, and there are a few restaurants in town. Also you can hang a right out of the driveway and drive up to hike the trails on Mead Mountain.

Since I was solo, I enjoyed taking the time to read, watch movies while tending to the woodstove, with wine and good food. This cottage will appeal to your inner artist/writer yearning to break free. I really loved this place and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Woodstock, New York

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Presidents' Day
16 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£587
for 3 nights
From
£171
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£341
for 2 nights
From
£133
From
£148
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£985
 
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£587
for 3 nights
From
£171
 
 
Early Summer
29 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£371
for 2 nights
From
£148
£1,061
 
 
4th of July
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£587
for 3 nights
From
£171
 
 
Peak Summer
9 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£519
for 3 nights
From
£148
From
£171
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,137
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£587
for 3 nights
From
£171
 
 
Indian Summer
4 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£341
for 2 nights
From
£133
From
£148
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£985
 
 
Columbus Day
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£587
for 3 nights
From
£171
 
 
Peak Fall
9 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£341
for 2 nights
From
£133
From
£148
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£985
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£690
for 4 nights
From
£148
From
£171
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,061
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£758
for 4 nights
From
£171
£1,137
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£303
for 2 nights
From
£114
From
£148
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£910
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £72.19 + Tax
Pet Fee £36.1 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £180.48
Tax Rate 5.0%

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!

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