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Escape To This Sunny, Peaceful Catskill Mountain Hideaway Near Woodstock

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Quiet Studio Apartment With Queen Bed, Kitchen, Private Deck, And Forest View.

Please read property description carefully before booking.

Your Sunny Peaceful Catskill Mountain Hideaway is a sweet 350-square-foot studio apartment with a private entrance off a stone walkway, queen size bed, sitting area, compact kitchen with cooktop (no oven), and bathroom with shower. The kitchen has everything you'll need, including a coffeemaker (coffee and fixings are provided). The water from our well is safe for drinking and tastes great. Wake up to birds singing and beautiful light from south-facing windows. The deck gets both shade and sun, with comfortable seating and a forest view that feels serene and remote. It's the perfect quiet retreat for a couple on a romantic weekend or a single person needing time for introspection, creativity, or to get a bit of quiet work done.

We provide a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network on a Netgear AC1900 router, with little to no interference from neighbors. The television offers Chromecast, so you can use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to view your favorite entertainment on the TV screen.

Your entrance and small yard are private. The property is set back off the road, and the grounds are secluded and peaceful. Large shag-bark hickory trees line the driveway and perennial flowers bloom here and there. In June, the scent of wild roses fills the air!

Our home is adjacent to our rentals, and you're welcome to lounge in our pergola or even to enjoy an evening fire in our outdoor fire pit if you talk with us first.

Our family is Wendy Drolma, a maskmaker; Brent Robison, a writer/photographer; our pre-teen daughter Akanksha; and our pets, Casper the dog and Serena the cat. We live right next door so we're usually there if you need us, but we're happy to leave you alone as much as you like! Our friendly dog and cat roam freely during the day, but the dog is restricted from your area by fences. If you have an allergy, please note that neither animal has ever been in your room.

We're in an ideal location, 8 miles from the center of Woodstock, 6 from Phoenicia, and just 1.5 from Boiceville, where there's a grocery store, pharmacy, and liquor store.

Woodstock and Phoenicia are both delightfully cultured but funky small towns, each with its own distinct flavor and history, resulting from the mix of New York City energy with the spirit and beauty of the fields and mountains. In addition to being in the Catskill Forest Preserve, we're close to several spiritual retreat centers, such as the Zen Mountain Monastery, KTD Tibetan Monastery, Matagiri, and Menla Mountain Retreat. Several yoga studios are within an easy drive. High quality art, music, and literary events abound, and we're surrounded by the recreational opportunities of the Catskills: fishing, hunting, biking, skiing, swimming, hiking. If you're a hiker, we'll tell you how to walk to our secret trail through Forest Preserve land, up the flank of Mount Tobias to a beautiful viewpoint.

Biking is a good way to make short jaunts around the area, but to really take advantage of all that's here, you'll need a car. Parking is no problem on our private driveway.

From Port Authority in NYC, Pine Hill Trailways stops near the Zen Mt. Monastery in Mount Tremper, just 1.5 miles away from us. If needed, we can pick you up there.

If you need more space than the Peaceful Catskill Mountain Hideaway provides, please look up our other offering, the Artful and Serene Woodstock Getaway (aka the Maskmaker's Studio). It's in the same building and sleeps up to four.

Smoking is not allowed on the premises.

No pets.

Only two guests. Sorry, children under 12 are not suitable for this rental.

We look forward to meeting you, and ask that you treat this cozy, quiet retreat with care.

More Details

Brent and Wendy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Brent and Wendy

We are Wendy Drolma, a maskmaker, and Brent Robison, a writer/photographer. We've lived in the beautiful Woodstock NY area for 20 years after moving up from NYC. Wendy has a charming studio/showroom in the center of the Woodstock village, which you are welcome to visit. Brent published a literary journal featuring Hudson Valley writers and knows the local literary scene. We love the natural beauty and artistic energy of this region and are happy to give you a comfortable home base from which to explore. Whether we're traveling or hosting, our style is laid-back, friendly, and respectful.

Brent and Wendy purchased this apartment in 1999


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mount Tremper in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • water tubing


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Escape To This Sunny, Peaceful Catskill Mountain Hideaway Near Woodstock
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful private getaway

  • 5 of 5

Brent and Wendy have something special! The room was cozy and well kept. Everything was perfect and ready for us. It was a nice quiet stay that we thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet Vibe

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a little R & R away from the kids. The apartment is very sweet and comfortable with an artistic vibe. The view looking out into the forest is very peaceful and the animals on sight are very sweet.

Brent was very good at communicating and helpful with suggesting restaurants and hikes. Our only caveats are that we never received the actual address which would have made finding the place much easier than texting back and forth. Likely an honest oversight but once a guest has paid and is verified, there should be no reason not to share the actual address of the rental. We are landlords ourselves and always share the address as well as put it on a PDF with directions and helpful info. Also, this apartment is a duplex and the wall between the units is paper thin! We could here the conversations of the guests next door! Not to mention, the early departure of some of the guests who sounded like elephants rearranging a circus. Ugh. I slept with earplugs and still super loud. For this reason we will not stay again and we do highly recommend that Wendy and Brent invest in an insulating wall between the units.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shiela, we're very sorry for the problems with your stay. Regarding the address, our understanding was that VRBO would release the address to you, as is done by the main agency we deal with (starts with an A, ends with a B). We've never had anyone ask for the address. Regarding the noise, we actually have installed sound baffling insulation in the wall and ceiling. Apparently the other guests were unusually noisy. I apologize for that, but I was not aware. If you had told me about the problem I would have asked them to be more considerate. Best wishes.
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Sunny, well-appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

This lovely, well-appointed room is the sunny side of a cottage on a property owned by Wendy + Brent, who were welcoming. Each morning, we enjoyed breakfast on the private sunny porch with views of the woods. On chilly evenings, we were warm with a heater and cosy quilt at night and had everything we needed to cook light meals in the kitchen. We were pleased that the bed was very comfortable (especially since we were hiking every day). Only minor downsides: we could hear the neighbors on the other side of the wall separating the two halves of the cottage and there are no black-out curtains in the room, so the morning light is very bright -- bring eye masks if you want to sleep in! We'll definitely go back as it was pretty, comfortable, and charming.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, beautiful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing and relaxing time staying at the peaceful Catskill Mountain hideaway. Wendy and Brent greeted us upon arrival. We felt welcomed right away, and that continued as we entered our beautifully designed apartment.

The apartment was equipped with everything we might need. We truly felt nature all around us, and felt at peace in this lovely space.

It was really nice to have the windows open and an amazing breeze flowing in day and night...no AC needed in July!

This is a great place to unwind and very close to many great restaurants and shops.

Thanks to Wendy and Brent for a wonderful stay.

Rebecca and Brian... we hope to be back someday soon.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting Mountain Escape!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had one of the most relaxing, peaceful & enjoyable stays at this little gem. The cottage is clean and so beautifully decorated! I would highly recommend to any couples looking for a perfect little getaway within driving distance to Woodstock, Saugerties and Kingston. Thank you Wendy & Brent for everything!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Driving Directions:

Through the village of Woodstock:

From NY State Thruway (87), take Rt. 28 West toward Pine Hill. At approximately 7 miles, turn right onto Rt. 375. Go 3 miles until Rt. 375 ends in a T, then turn left onto Rt. 212 (aka Mill Hill Rd./Tinker St.). Continue through town on Rt. 212 until it makes a sharp curve to the right at a bridge, just after the Bearsville Theater complex. Don't follow the curve but go straight, onto Wittenberg Rd. Stay on Wittenberg approximately 6 miles. We are on the left, number 1277, marked on the mailbox (the buildings are not visible from the road). Take the driveway slowly. The first building is our home, and the second is your destination. Follow the stone path to the rear of the building.

For a more direct route:

From NY State Thruway (87), take Rt. 28 West toward Pine Hill. At approximately 16 miles, you'll pass through Boiceville, with Onteora High School on the right. Go another 3/4 mile, then turn right onto Winne Rd. Go 1/2 mile to end of Winne, then turn right onto Wittenberg Rd. At second driveway, within 100 yards, turn right into 1277 Wittenberg. The turn is very sharp from from this direction, so take it slowly! The first building is our home, and the second is your destination. Follow the stone path to the rear of the building.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £28.71
Damage Insurance £42.34

No more than two can book this apartment.
No smoking anywhere on premises.
No pets.
Quiet enjoyment.

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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