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Hurley/Kingston Woodland Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

DeWitt Lodge sits on a ridge amidst 4 acres of woods just outside Hurley, NY, in the heart of the Hudson Valley. The house is newly-renovated and has a mixture of modern and antique furnishings, great colors and interesting curios, it is very comfortable and is an ideal getaway location for two people, but will sleep up to four people.

Just two hours from Manhattan, it is an ideal base to discover the beauty of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains.

The area features beautiful scenery, many outdoor activities including hiking and biking, rock climbing, sailing, swimming holes and tubing. Museums, art galleries, historic homes and great restaurants are all within easy reach by car. We are less than 10 minutes from Kingston with its vibrant restaurants and arts scene; Rosendale, High Falls and Stone Ridge are 10 minutes away; New Paltz, Mohonk, Woodstock and Rhinebeck are 20 minutes away and the Shawangunks and Hyde Park are only 25 minutes away. We are also only 25 minutes from skiing at Belleayre Mountain.

The house has one bedroom with a queen size bed and direct access to the bathroom. There is also a reading/sleeping loft with a full size bed, accessed by a steep, narrow staircase.

The master bedroom has a wood burning stove, private porch and bluestone patio. There is a large living area with a sofa, TV and DVD player, a turntable with a great selection of old vinyl, and some great speakers and room to dance. There is a dining area with a table for 4, a small and funky kitchen with its own breakfast porch, and a bathroom with a tub and shower.

There is plenty of outdoor space with a table and seating as well as a gas grill. No landscaped gardens deer eat everything I plant!

The house is set back from a country road by a 100 ft. driveway in a rural neighborhood of small houses outside the historic village of Hurley with its beautiful old stone houses. It has a very woodsy cabin feel to it and is not really overlooked by any other homes; it feels quite private, but please be aware that it is not an isolated cabin in the middle of nowhere! The 4 acres of woods are raw and inhabited by many Deer, and the occasional Bear. The Thruway is about 1/4 of a mile from the house, it cannot be seen but you will hear it in the distance at times when outside, not enough to be a problem though.

A car is needed as there is no local public transportation nearby. There are local taxi services available if visitors were to arrive by bus in Kingston.

More Details

timothy lester
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About timothy lester

I have lived in the Hudson Valley for 17 years. Originally from England and arriving here via Brooklyn and Florida, I am very happy to have ended up in this beautiful part of the world! I work as an interior designer and live in Kingston. When not working I love nothing more than travelling and meeting new people.

timothy lester purchased this lodge in 2010


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Hurley in Ulster

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sleeping loft - 1 Double Bed , Sleeping/reading loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Hurley/Kingston Woodland Home
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
Wilmington, North Carolina

Magical Spot

  • 5 of 5

Dewitt Lodge is a wonderful home away from home. Tim clearly takes his role as a host seriously, and the cabin is the reflection of that. When we arrived, the lights were on, our favorite radio station was playing, and there was a nice personal note, along with a bottle of prosecco in the fridge. Also, the house was scrupulously clean. The cabin was a great base for us during weekend celebrations with friends, and truly felt like home. Despite the road noise, it feels wonderfully isolated in the woods. I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully appointed cottage in the woods. Our 4-year-old daughter and chihuahua and we had everything we needed and felt right at home, and used it as the perfect home base to go off to Rhinebeck and Storm King. Very comfortable and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, homey.

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home in this little cottage. 10 minute drive from Kingston waterfront shopping & dining. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a romantic weekend away

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is very nicely decorated and has everything you need to spend a lovely weekend away. The host has thought of all the details and that makes it even more special. The sorroundings were beautiful with snow and we hope to come back in spring/autumn!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY


  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, cozy cabin! The cabin was perfectly clean, and everything was in working order, so its an "A" right off the bat. What makes it an "A+" is all of the thoughtful details: complementary sparkling wine in the fridge/ dog treats for our pet, the fireplace pre-set for our convenience, DVDs, LPs, and CDs for us to entertain ourselves, a well stocked kitchen, etc. On top of that, the decor is incredibly tasteful without being fussy. Will definitely be going back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review, it is very important to me that my guests enjoy their time at DeWitt Lodge, I am so glad that you all did. Please do come and visit our beautiful area again soon.
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A lovely home in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The rest of the reviews pretty much sum it up -- this is a charming home that is convenient to many destinations in the Hudson Valley. It's lovingly decorated -- super homey and stylish at the same time. For me, the bedroom was particularly special, with big glass sliding doors on the walls parallel to the bed an enclosed porch at the end of the room. It felt like you were surrounded by the forest as you lay in bed. Also, the wood-burning stove is delightful and warms up the house so well. The Wi-Fi connection is great, though, for the life of me, I couldn't seem to access any channels besides Netflix and Amazon through the smart TV interface.

The forest out back of the home is amazing. We came with our dog and it was so idyllic walking out there with her. Even though it was late fall, it felt lush and green, between all the conifers in the forest and big old beautiful rhododendrons surrounding the house.

The only downside for me was that it was challenging to cook in a kitchen with a very small stove and counter-height fridge, though I kind of expect to have to make adjustments in a vacation home. It's just something to keep in mind if you're planning to cook a lot of meals.

This is a super special house, and I was so glad to be able to stay there. I felt very appreciative to Tim to make it such a great experience for us.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Stewart Newburgh
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Poughkeepsie or Rhinebeck
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
NY thruway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Belleayre Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Hurley, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
July 4th
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall weekend
19 Oct 2018 - 22 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Pet Fee £38.65 + Tax
Tax Rate 2.0%

Owner'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.
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