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Perfect dream log house on creek with waterfalls

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Idyllic place to relax and enjoy the privacy

Located just minutes from Woodstock, the Lake hill area is as private as it gets. With only the sound of the creek and our waterfalls, the house is beautifully furnished yet comfortable. Frette sheets in the master bedroom...Private swimming holes, rock ledges for sunbathing and trout fishing on the property. Bear sitings not uncommon. Skiing just minutes away. Includes large separate recreational playhouse ('man cave') with arcade games, pool table, pinball machine, dart board, etc.


Owner
Ruth Lapin
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Ruth Lapin

With four children, ages 17 to 23, we know how wonderful our Lake Hill home is because all four love being there.

Ruth Lapin purchased this house in 2011

Why Ruth Lapin chose Lake Hill

Living in Brooklyn made us want a quiet, peaceful place.

What makes this house unique

The garage is actually the surprise we created to lure our kids up to Lake Hill. Great for a rainy day or a very late evening...and no neighbors to complain about noise.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lake Hill in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) One upstairs in the master bedroom, one downstairs in one guest room., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in downstairs guest room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) In heated garage.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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Perfect dream log house on creek with waterfalls
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
5

Great for families

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (kids 8, 6 and 3) had a wonderful President's Day weekend staying here. The property with the creek and waterfalls was beautiful in winter covered in snow. The big kids had a very fun snowball fight and the little one enjoyed seeing the big icicles on the rocks that hang over the creek. But for families, the man cave is the big draw. Though it's obviously byo liquor, Ruth welcomed us enjoy the beer on tap. The Pac Man/Galaga arcade game, T2 pinball machine, pool table, and dart board were all in great condition. Running water has been added to the man cave, so there is a bathroom out there. The only thing I would note is there is no cell service, so make sure you know exactly where you are going before you get there -- Google Maps, email etc. may not work outside of Woodstock. Kids can't wait to go back. Thanks Ruth!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Cheers, Ruth
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5

A getaway with something for everyone

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and unique property. Do you need a quiet place as a retreat? This home has it.

Do you need to entertain energetic kids with games, electronics and non-stop connectivity? This home has it.

Do you need to step outside and explore the woods and plug into nature? This home has it.

Do you need to spend time next to streams while you enjoy the firepit and grill a savory dinner? This home has it.

Unbelievable find. Comfortable, quiet, secluded, clean, well equipped and a 5 minute drive to downtown Woodstock. Do NOT pass this one up.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. And thank you for taking such special care of our special home.
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5

Love Love Love!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most amazing place to stay for a long, wonderful weekend within an easy commute from NYC. We can't thank Ruth enough, for putting this beautifully built and furnished property on the rental market - we seriously wanted to stay forever!

This location is like a private little compound; it has everything anyone could imagine they'd want or need, plus simplicity of existence, meaning, it's so easy to arrive and do nothing immediately but read a book because it's all here and so comfortably provided for one needn't worry about a thing. This attention to detail that they share, adds to the enjoyment of the stay. The creek along the property is perfect - we spent an entire day hanging out on the rocks, in the water... and hiking up and down the length of it. So much fun!

Also, it's perfectly located near enough to the town (Woodstock) to make those pleasant and easy little treks in when needed. A definite bonus to go see some music, shop, or have a great dinner there.

We cannot recommend this cabin enough as well as thank the owners for their generosity in providing such a perfect place to stay - we're already planning to return this year and cannot wait!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceptional Home Location and Owners

  • 5 of 5

A Home away from Home. We spent nearly a week at the Dream Log Home. Ruth the owner was so special working with us to prepare for a wedding barbecue for a large group. She was so helpful I felt like she was a good friend.She and her husband make you feel so at home and relaxed while using their home. Exceptional in all aspects. You could not find a home in Woodstock that offers more. Beautifully furnished, fully equipped, well maintained.The patio/fire pit setting along a stream surrounded by torch lights is a You, your family and friends will enjoy the added benefit of the Man Cave (entertainment center) The private setting located at the end of a long tree lined road is so tranquil yet close to Woodstock life and events. Our event went into the night and outdoor lighting added to the event. Caretaker is very friendly and readily available. Our son's wedding was held at the Byrdcliff Barn and Theater. and Sunday Brunch at The Bear Cafe only minutes away. Starting our wedding week end at the Dream Log Home was perfect. This home is ideal for a large or small gathering of family and friends as well as a romantic couple get away. Treat you, your family and friends to spending time at The Dream Log Home. We hope to do so again in the future. We spent hours looking for the perfect location in Woodstock. I can assure you this is the perfect one in all aspects.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a long weekend at the house and can't say enough about it. It was more than comfortable for 6 adults, 1 baby and 2 dogs. The house is beautifully furnished and the "mancave" is even better than the pictures on the website. It comes with everything you'll need. Just pick up some food and drink for grilling each night. But as nice as the home and mancave are, the patio/grill/fire pit area overlooking the creek and waterfalls was my favorite part. So quiet and peaceful. I can't wait to return when the air/water are a bit warmer to try the swimming hole out. The house is secluded down a long driveway so we felt comfortable letting our dog off leash to wander and explore the woods without concern that he might end up near a road/cars. Just a forewarning, you won't receive keys to the house. So when you leave for day trips you leave the house unlocked. As an urban dweller who is used to locking his door when I leave for just 5 minutes, it took a little getting adjusted to this. But the owner seems to be right, the house is secluded and far enough off the road that no one is going to come visiting the house. That being said, we all really had a great time and agreed we would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and especially thank you for taking such good care of the house. Best, Ruth
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is second time my sisters and I stay in this idillic get away.  We had been been looking for a place in the woods to celebrate our annual ritual "no husbands - no children"  and we have found it!   The place is elegant, cozy, and has the most amazing amenities, the kitchen and bbq area make our little sister the chef extremely happy. The creek is a nature lovers paradise and served plenty of inspiration to this photographer, plus the swimming in the summer is simply divine.  The sun light comes thru all day and our middle sister, an avid reader, picks her favorite book and collapses in the couch for the duration of the trip. 

The owner has been so attentive and has made our stay so pleasant, she even allowed us to stay an extra night last year because we could not face leaving. 

 

We have now decided to come back every year, for as long as this lovely owner allows us. We might even consider bringing the herd next time... Well that is a big maybe. 

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Within the township of Woodstock.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £186.13
Pet Fee £55.84
Damage Deposit £1,861.25

Will not accept reservation without signed lease. Holiday weekend rates begin at $650 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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