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Historic Barn Style Hideaway Near It All in Saugerties, NY

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Barn on the Pond: Historic Saugerties Hideaway — Now Booking Holidays 2017!

Barefoot or black tie, snow-blanketed winter days or starry summer nights, Barn on the Pond is the ideal place to unwind. And the world is taking notice of our mountain getaway: USA Today lists us as one of Homeaway's Top 12 renovated barn rentals (12/17) and Time Out NY (3/18) voted Barn on the Pond #2 best rental in the Catskills for a picturesque weekend getaway to upstate NY. "No property better exemplifies rustic luxury than this massive converted barn...looks like it’s been ripped from the pages of Architectural Digest. The outdoor space is just as beautiful and features a pond, stone fire pit, and even an Airstream trailer for overflow guests." Perfectly located in the scenic Hudson Valley, between the popular Woodstock & Saugerties destinations, sits this rustic yet elegant Barn-style retreat surrounded by gorgeous greenery and mountain views. Set on nearly 4 acres of lush private property in the Upstate New York Catskill region, here is a truly one-of-a-kind residence that provides unmatched enjoyment year-round for even the most discerning vacationer.

Bring up to 20 guests to this turn-of-the-century barn, which was relocated and lovingly replicated on its original site. And what a site it is: four lush, mountain-view acres in the Hudson Valley, between Woodstock and Saugerties.

Barn on the Pond combines the rustic charm of the Catskills with elegant finishes like top-of-the-line chef's appliances and a stunning solarium that brings nature inside. All 11 guests can sprawl out in beds, with three bedrooms plus a sleeping loft and two full baths. Another 3-4 guests can decamp to our renovated, heated Airstream in the backyard.

Our getaway is designed to be not just in the Catskills but of it. Our walls are decorated with work by the same artists featured in local galleries. Soaring ceilings and wood beams are reminiscent of classic mountain retreats. And the natural setting is ideal for everything from unplugging as a family to getting your team focused on a company retreat.

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Property Manager
Tripp Bassett
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Tripp Bassett

Motivated by his love of the Catskill region’s natural beauty and his commitment to promoting sustainability as a way of life, Tripp Bassett passionately devoted 3 years to restoring the historic barn into an idyllic country sanctuary. An avid devotee of architecture and interior design, he used his professional eye for detail and aesthetics as well as the skills and talents of his renowned team of collaborators to bring to life his vision of Barn on the Pond.

Tripp Bassett purchased this estate in 2007

Why Tripp Bassett chose Saugerties

LIVING: 35 is your lucky number in the Catskills: there are 35 peaks that soar above 3,500 feet. Pick your favorite few, spend a day on the trails, then return to a great room with A/C brimming with natural light & mountain charm.

Hire a masseuse to soothe the muscles you worked on the trails. Or bring in spa & salon specialists to refresh and rejuvenate right at home—perfect for prepping for your special event at Barn on the Pond. On rainy days, grab a board game, queue up your shows on the Apple TVs with premium cable and a collection of DVDs, or admire the sweeping views of surrounding greenery. In the late summer, when evenings get chilly, a double-sided fireplace adds its warming glow.

DINING: From family BBQ's to fresh dishes inspired by local summer harvests, our kitchen is equipped to handle every breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We have double ovens, 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, and even 2 refrigerators. Set the adjacent table for 10 and dig into a memorable meal, or fire up the grill and enjoy your feast alfresco. For a gourmet experience right at home, ask about our personal private chefs, some of whom man the kitchens at favorite local restaurants.

OUTDOORS: Our pond is our namesake, and in the warmer months, it’s our favorite spot to gather. Pull up a chair, throw a log in massive sunken the fire pit, and let the distant mountains be the backdrop for your summertime memories. Crackling wood, chirping crickets, and twinkling starlight are all the ambiance you’ll need.

REMOTE WORK: Add a day to your stay! We've ensured that you have everything you need to get work done—including fast, free Wi-Fi and a sunroom-turned-office downstairs with two roomy desks.

CAMPING PACKAGE ($75): We now offer our Camping Package, which includes use of our Airstream Camper and newly renovated cabin.

CAMPER (has electric, no plumbing): 1 Full + 2 Singles.

CABIN (no electric, no plumbing): 2 Twins + 1 Futon Couch.

What makes this estate unique


The master bedroom indulges with a king bed and gorgeous wood panel headboard. One bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed; the other first-floor bedroom offers a king-size bed beds. Up to four guests can enjoy slumber party-style accommodations in an open loft with a queen, twin, and one daybed. The great room has a single fold-out chair, as well.

We’ve taken care of everything: there's a washer and dryer, off-street parking for 10 vehicles, a fully-stocked kitchen and an outdoor grill. Don’t lift a single finger during your stay with access to a private chef, masseuse, grocery concierge, housekeepers and event coordinator services.

When you decide to venture out, you have many area attractions to choose from. Restaurants, golfing, hiking, horseback riding and more are all nearby.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Saugerties in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
  • Outside noise needs to be kept to a minimum, esp after 10PM as we are close proximity to our neighbors and sleep with our windows open.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • town ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double sink
    downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Luxurious red clawfoot bathtub perfect for soaking.
  • Both bathrooms are a work of art with inlaid tile wall murals in each. Beautiful claw foot bathtub in downstairs bath for soaking in luxury. Rain shower heads in both.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Sun Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Queen Bed plus two Twins in Open Loft.
    CAMPING PACKAGE ($75): Camper + Cabin - 1 Double Bed , 4 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , CAMPER: 1 Full + 2 Singles. CABIN: 2 Twins + 1 Futon Couch.
  • --Master Bedroom - king bed --Open Loft with 2 Beds - queen bed + 2 twins --First Floor Bedroom - queen bed --First Floor Sun Room Bedroom - king bed --Great Room - single fold out chair
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pricechopper supermarket 10 mins • Saugerties HITS horse shows 10 mins • private chef • licensed masseuse • yoga instruction • concierge services for √ Fire Pit Wood + Build √ Groceries √ Light Cleaning √ Laundry


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Historic Barn Style Hideaway Near It All in Saugerties, NY
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

The best weekend away we could've imagined ...

  • 5 of 5

I came here with 12 girls total and we had PLENTY of room and plenty of fun. The home is so fun and cool and is equipped with anything you could imagine. It's also amazing b/c usually rental homes have minimal items and 'less nice' items because they're being rented, but there was a beautiful kitchen to enjoy making meals together in, there was a record player and awesome records to be enjoyed, there were fun tabletop books for viewing art and local culture, and it was just so charming, fun, beautiful, and inviting. My friends and I had the most memorable weekend and hopefully will be able to make this a tradition of sorts. We enjoyed yoga and massages at the house as some of the available amenities and would 110% do it again. The yoga was SO enjoyable and relaxing and got us ready for the day and the massages were the cherry on the Sunday of this gorgeous weekend. The fire places were so warm and enjoyable when it rained one day and we cozied up and couldn't have been happier.

We were a short drive away from a lovely waterfall hike, and a short drive to the town where we enjoyed walking around, brunch, and the fun and inviting locals. Everyone was SO SO nice. Such good vibes all around from the home, the town and our friends being so thankful for this time together. We'll definitely be back, thank you Tripp!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an amazing weekend you must have had, Jennifer and gang! Glad you got massages in and yoga with our fab new instructor and explored the surroundings during your stay. Appreciate the compliments and review and looking forward to the possibility of your yearly tradition visits to the barn. Many thanks!
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Washington, DC

This property is beyond amazing.

  • 5 of 5

I hosted a girls weekend here for my sister ahead of her wedding and it was an unforgettable summer weekend. The house - and it's many spaces for gathering - were perfect for our group of 12.

We enjoyed morning coffee on the back porch, evening cocktails under the covered deck at sunset, and a beautiful catered dinner in the dining area. The local area (Saugerties and Woodstock) are equally beautiful and charming with wonderful day and evening activites, but you won't want to leave the property: it is so perfect.

Tripp was a great host, very accessible for questions and information throughout. Can't wait to come back here with family and friends! Seems like the perfect getaway any time of year.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you and friends had such a memorable weekend at Barn on the Pond, Nitya. Your stunning build-your-own-taco station instagram pics by Mangia & Enjoy were the envy of taco enthusiast friends everywhere! Hope to host you again very soon.
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Nothing short of spectacular!! The home away from home you don't want to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

Tripp was beyond helpful in the planning stages of our weekend away. The "barn" is something out of a magazine! It's a hybrid between luxury and comfort. The homeowners have forgotten nothing! A tooth brush and some clothing and you are set!

The home is located only minutes away from picturesque Woodstock, but we loved the home so much we only ventured out for a few hours - excited to get back to the coziness and beauty the barn offers!

By the end of our girls weekend- we were talking about renting it again in the summer time!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elated to hear your girls weekend went so well and your planning paid off, Tracey. As much as we try to promote our groovy little neighborhoods, many of our guests say they never want to leave the barn once they have nested. Fingers crossed for your lovely group's return and thank you!!
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magical, thoughtfully designed, perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous, romantic, comfortable, space where everything you need in order to relax and/or be adventurous and playful is at your fingertips.

It is perfectly designed with so much care.

The staff of BOTP is enthusiastic, kind, responsive, and will bend over backwards to make sure you feel taken care of.

I am enchanted.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kudos. It is always rewarding to host guests who have an eye for good design and who appreciate thoughtful service. We hope you visit again soon!
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Brooklyn, New York

Amazing Hidden Gem in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

Barn on The Pond is the perfect weekend escape, vacation destination for relaxation, and beautiful venue for a variety of events.

We were lucky enough to stay for a beautiful week in October at the peak of the leaves changing in beautiful weather. The minute we stepped into the home, we were immediately in vacation mode-- it's hard not to be with its serene property, beautiful high open ceilings and a welcoming decor. The kitchen was made for entertaining, whether that's hosting a holiday for family, pepping for an event, or simply cooking dinner for 2 or 12. The bedrooms are all warm and inviting and to sit by the fire-- either inside in the living room listening to records or outside upstairs, cozied up looking out into the mountains with a drink-- is heaven.

There's a beautiful fire pit that we sat with friends around with a beer to catch up and roast some s'mores and the airbed (basically an XL hammock) is the ideal way to lose track of time staring at the sky.

To look out of our windows or sit on the upper back porch with coffee looking out at the pond and the background of trees and mountains was perfect.

Every amenity was thoughtfully in place. Tripp and his team have thought of everything and go out of their way to make sure your trip is comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.

We were a group of 11 + a our dog and had the best time, even hosting our annual pumpkin beer tasting. There's no lesser accommodations though, even the airstream (about 100 feet from the house) was roomy, funky and fun to stay in.

This is a wonderful hidden gem and we look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the kudos. It appears you enjoyed every bit of the property and the amenities it has to offer. Elated you were there during such an amazing leaf peeping season this year! Please come again and bring your friends. We enjoyed hosting you.
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Idyllic paradise

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week at the fabulous Barn on the Pond with a bunch of friends, and loved every minute.

Tripp the owner is great; he's extremely accommodating and goes beyond the call of duty. The place was clean, beautifully designed, luxurious, grand, bohemian and posh.

The Barn on the Pond is a short drive into Woodstock where you can find some good stores, restaurants, friendly people and a river with beautiful water holes to swim in.

The Barn and the grounds are huge with different nooks and crannies to hang out in - one night roasting marshmallows on the bonfire in the garden, the next night posh pizza and wine on the upstairs balcony with an open fire burning in the hearth, home cooked meals with friends round the long dining table, an afternoon chatting peacefully on the giant dream catcher swing looking up at the Dr. Seuss trees, then dangling feet into the cool water of the pond watching frogs, listening to the sound of birds singing and crickets buzzing. So beautiful.

Staying here is everything summer should be; It's an idyllic paradise.

It's the kind of place that nurtures life long memories. I will always recommend this wonderful place to friends and family, and I look forward to staying here next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the elegant review and great to hear you found the swimming holes, shops, restaurants and all that Woodstock has to offer. Hope you make it an annual pilgimage!
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Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Red Onion Restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lazy Swan
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Rhinecliff – Kingston (Amtrak station)
Nearest Motorway
11.5 Miles
Exit 19 off I-87
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Miss Lucy's Kitchen
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Hunter, Windham, Belleayre
Car: necessary

24 hr Price Chopper supermarket 10 mins away. HITS Horse Shows nearby.

For an additional fee, we now offer our CAMPING PACKAGE, which includes use of our Airstream Camper and newly renovated cabin. Camper sleeps 2 in a full bed and 2 in single fold out beds and has electric and two heaters, but no plumbing. Cabin sleeps 2 in two twin beds plus a third on a fold out futon couch. The twin beds fold up if your guests would like to bring their own air mattresses. Cabin has no electric or plumbing.

For larger groups we can refer you to neighborhood rentals in the area.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £231.75
Pet Fee £38.63
Property Damage Insurance £45.58
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.13

2 nt minimum NOV-APR
3 nt night minimum MAY-OCT & holidays
10% Lodging Tax
$300 cleaning
$250 refundable security deposit


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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