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The Zen Farmhouse - Charming B&B In The Catskills

Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN! Two B&B Guest Rooms - plus!

Charming Historic 1878 farm in the CATSKILLS MOUNTAINS sits on 8 acres overlooking fields and woods with two beautiful barns and large organic garden. The farmhouse is a recently renovated barn with a large 'Great' room with wood stove and kitchen for your use. There are two lovely guestrooms available EACH RENTED SEPARATELY - the 'Golden Light' Bedroom has a beautiful view of the field and woods with adjacent bath; the 'Lotus Flower' Bedroom with 'en suite' bath is cozy and serene. Both have super comfy beds (two queens and a double) with new linens and towels, all on the ground floor; includes high-speed internet and stay cool with Air Conditioning. A 'Petit Dejeuner' is served with fruit juice, baked good, fruit, coffee and tea, and more upon request.

Not far from Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center and Museum (17 miles), on the edge of Catskill Park, many ashrams and monasteries - Sivananda Yoga Ranch - Sat Nam Yoga Studio is within walking distance - Blue Cliff - Zen Mountain Monestery - Karmapa's Tibetan Monestery; many excellent spas and message therapists; world class fishing in Roscoe; Stage Door; the famous 'Monster' Golf course and many other beautiful, reasonably priced golf courses. Great walking & biking on beautiful country roads, hiking, golf, swimming, antiquing and excellent restaurants nearby. A great get away in a peaceful setting surrounded by wild life, beautiful clear night skies with lots of stars and fireflies; only 90 miles from Manhattan. Come and enjoy the beauty of nature and all the amenities the Catskills has to offer.

Read this review from our first guest-

'Sittin' in your wonderful barn,

or listening to you spin a yarn,

It was fate that we found your happy place:)

To 'checkout' momentarily from the rat race.

We were so grateful to stay & rest our bones,

We will be back for fall foliage &

more of those divine scones!'

More Details

Diana Gibson
Member since: 2014
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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Diana Gibson

Artist - Organic Farmer - Film Maker - Realtor Extraordinaire

Diana Gibson purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Diana Gibson chose Woodbourne

This is my heritage and this land speaks to me about some beautiful childhood memories and allows me to be emerced in the beauty of nature.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Woodbourne in Sullivan County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , view of field and woods, bath adjacent
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Each bedroom is rented separately.


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(15 traveller reviews)

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The Zen Farmhouse - Charming B&B In The Catskills
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Amazing stay all round

  • 5 of 5

I stayed a month at the Zen Farmhouse and it was a wonderful experience. Beautiful location, extremely comfortable room, and a very kind and generous landlady in Diane. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Catskills area, whether to get some work done or else just to relax in the the beautiful surroundings. I can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you were the BEST! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect person to share the Zen Farmhouse for a month. It was so much fun sharing great food and stories, while you hunkered down on your "project". Hope you make Zen your Catskill retreat home base!
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Tranquil Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Diana is a most accommodating, welcoming hostess. From her delicious coffee to the most comfortable bed and calming environment, she has thought of everything. The Zen Farmhouse is a great place to stay for exploring the Catskills. Diana is very knowledgeable about the area and recommended some great hikes, restaurants and other things to do.

I would highly recommend her place if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing, quiet reprieve. Thank you for everything Diana.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy little stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a very welcoming stay! It was just what you'd expect from the description. Diane was a very gracious hostess, and gave us pointers of where to explore. I would recommend this place for anyone visiting the area, looking for a quiet place to rest up after their adventures.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Topeka, Kansas


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the atmosphere of the farmhouse and the grounds were beautiful. Diane did a great job letting us know about restaurants and other activities in the area. We especially enjoyed the Bethel Woods Center for Arts!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwest New Jersey

Peaceful and lovely

  • 5 of 5

What a great getaway spot! We stayed the weekend so that we could enjoy a concert at Bethel Woods. Our biggest regret was not adding another night. Diane is a wonderful host with a wealth of knowledge on what to do and where to go in the area. Her home is in a beautiful, quiet location. Her relaxed style truly helped us feel welcome and we enjoyed several delighful conversations over coffee. The house itself is light, comfortable and clean. We definately plan to return so that we can just linger awhile longer and relax. It's that kind of place... Thank you Diane!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, thank you so much for the very kind and beautifully written review! You are the kind of guests that I love meeting, making hosting so much fun.
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A slice of perfection for us

  • 5 of 5

This home was wonderful and it met and exceeded our expectations. Not being familiar with the area we felt like we hit the jackpot in finding a place to call home for a few days (versus a hotel). It is clean and the setting is beautiful and peaceful. Diane could not be a more gracious hostess and she is very knowledgeable of the area. We would most definitely return to this home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your delightful description and kind words, you were the best! Hope we can make this make this a habit!
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Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt. 17
Car: necessary

Directions: From Manhattan take GW to Palisades Parkway turning off at Rt. 6/17 going over Bear Mountain. Merge on to Rt. 17 until you get to #107 turnoff - stay right on Heiden Rd. for several miles until it dead ends at a light - turn right on to Rt. 42 for 5-ish miles until you get to Woodbourne (Mobil & Citco Stations) - turn left onto Rt. 52 go 1.5 miles - right on Houghtaling Rd. - go about 1/8 miles and you will see a large red barn on the right - just past the barn is a gravel driveway turn in there and swing around to the back and you will see the house.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £7.18

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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