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NEW: Arts+Crafts original perched on terraced mountainside w/breathtaking views!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Glenford - Spencer Road

3-BR, 2-BA handcrafted home w/terraced gardens + worldclass view

Discover the peace and beauty of your own secluded Arts + Crafts-style house perched on the southern ridge of Ohayo Mountain with an expansive (180 degree) view of the Ashokan Reservoir surrounded by mountains. Watch the sun rise above the Hudson River Valley and set behind the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains (and see the colors reflected not only in the clouds above, but also in the water below). On a clear day, you can see the Mohonk tower in the Shawangunk range due south. On a cloudy day, the formations drift past you like passing sailing ships!

This idyllic Woodstock retreat started out as a rustic mountain cabin with a large stone fireplace and exposed chimney. Since then it has been expanded and updated by a master stone mason and carpenter to include two second floor bedroom wings (each accessed by separate stairways) with cathedral ceilings, oversize picture windows, and glass doors that open onto private balconies. The first floor “great room” consists of a country kitchen with a breakfast bar/island, a living room with a free-standing cast-iron fire stove (as well as the original fireplace), and a dining area with sliding glass doors that open onto a spacious railed, multi-level deck with steps down to a stone patio that wraps around the house and descends partway down the mountain in a series of terraced gardens. In addition there’s a TV/music room with an old-time upright piano and large flat screen TV, and a smaller guest bedroom opposite the first floor bathroom with a vintage tub and porcelain sink. The upstairs bathroom is tiled in cobalt blue, and features a large walk-in shower with a built-in tiled bench. A landing at the top of the east-wing stairway features a reading nook with a built-in cushioned bench and bookcase. There are examples of artistic craftsmanship in the woodwork, much of which is shaped/carved or inlaid; the stonework, which blends natural living rock formations with dry-laid meandering walls, steps, pathways and patios; and the gardens of flowering shrubs, vines, exotic trees and perennials. As charming as the house and grounds are, the real attraction is the breathtaking unobstructed view, which is visible from every room of the house and every patio, porch, deck, terrace and lookout on the property. In fact, you can even relax in a rustic plunge pool (12 ft. in diameter and 4 ft deep) that is built into an escarpment of rock on the far edge of the patio and enjoy the view from there!

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Judy Atwood
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

NEW: Arts+Crafts original perched on terraced mountainside w/breathtaking views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a fall getaway and this house was the perfect option.Our stay was everything you would want from a HomeAway experience. The views are incredible, house is well appointed with everything you should need, beautiful details and the owners were easy to communicate and responsive.

Highly recomendable!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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This is a beautiful home and the views!!

  • 5 of 5

A very bright and cozy home with exceptional views of the Ashokan reservoir and the beautiful Catskill mountains. Also just a short drive into Woodstock.The home is well equipped for cooking and has a wood burning fireplace that we enjoyed during the cool evenings.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Character property with a million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

The house is charming, funky (in a good way!) and full of character. We had several people staying in it (there are three bedrooms, so three couples is about right) and the house was perfect: the loner in the group got to hang out in the TV room at one end while the social butterflies chatted around the fireplace at the other end. Everyone had a great time.

The real delight, though, is the view. It's spectacular--a panorama of hills and mountains, with the reservoir just down the hill. And we timed it perfectly (who knew? we were there for the Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck) for exquisite fall color.

The owner is charming and welcoming, and the people who manage the property (Judy and Patricia) couldn't have been more helpful.

I'll let other reviews point out supposed drawbacks, but honestly? I can't recommend this property highly enough. (sigh) That view...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Fabulous house with breathtaking views, private and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to spend the last week of September here and it didn't disappoint, lovely home, well equipped and beautifully appointed- outdoor spaces were wonderful and the views breathtaking. The house had all the modern amenities that you'd want or need. Nearby Woodstock was wonderful with great shopping and restaurants. The hiking in the area is terrific- lots of choices- and great towns like Rhinebeck and Kingston are great day trips. Judy was welcoming, and helpful with all our needs.

A wonderful week, all around, but the best part was without a doubt the stunning house and setting.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I can only express the stay at the property as excellent and a joy beyond expectations in that the house was so interesting and beautiful. I would urge anyone that is looking for a view and total tranquility to look into this spot to relax and get away from it all. There are plenty of places to go and shopping if needed in the area and I strongly suggest staying at this location. A complete 100% beauty.

Mike Hogan

Rhode Island

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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The perfect place to unwind from the city

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to spend the whole month of August at Eagle's Nest, and could not have been happier with our choice. The view is incredible - not at all exaggerated by trick photography - and enjoyable from all bedrooms and balconies. I spent most of the time out on the main balcony, with a sunny or a shady seating option available at any time of day. While NYC had a heatwave, we were enjoying cool breezes, with open windows and ceiling fans enough to keep the house cool. The pool is cold, but lovely for a hot day's dip. There's plenty of wildlife too - squirrels and chipmunks, bunnies, groundhogs and even the local bears were a treat for the kids to see - they're not too comfortable around humans so scampered away readily enough. The management, cleaning staff and owner were all a delight to work with. We can't wait to return to enjoy it in another season too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Glenford, Catskills

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas/New Year's
22 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Martin Luther King Jr's Bday
13 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Valentine's/Presidents' Day
10 Feb 2017 - 14 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Cleaning fee £198 + Tax
Pet Fee £60 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Glenford in Catskills

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Cobalt blue tiled walk-in shower w/built-in bench
    Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Vintage clawfoot tub + pedestal sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cathedral ceiling, picture windows, private balcony + BA
    Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Cathedral ceiling, wall of glass, private balcony
    Guest/child's bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Located on first floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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