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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.

Also, this is the country - there will be spiders, it's inevitable!

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:
9 January, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • 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


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Hurley/Kingston Woodland Home
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 36 reviews

A cozy, serene retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the lodge, and I had forgotten just how lovely it was inside -- all the warm wood tones, jewel-toned furnishings, and beautiful little decorative objects around the house. It's a very soothing environment -- a perfect place to forget the stresses of everyday life.

The wood-burning stove in the bedroom is awesome, definitely a highlight of our stay both times, and the available wood provided was much appreciated. It's amazing how it can heat up the whole house. The bedroom, surrounded by big old rhododendrons and evergreens, is beautiful.

The sound system is great. And the newly added Roku makes using the TV a breeze.

The kitchen is on the small side but I managed to cook meals for two several times. And the supplementary fridge in the utility room is very helpful.

The location is great, close to all the retail offerings of Kingston and lots of hiking spots. If you're looking for a completely off-the-grid, middle-of-nowhere location, this might not be for you. But I appreciated the convenient location and proximity to stores, restaurants, etc. Plus, there's the natural beauty of the forested backyard just out the back door.

And just a random comment: It's so nice that this lodge has substantial curtains in the living room and bedroom. So many rentals have no curtains or really flimsy ones. I slept so well with the nice, thick curtains in the bedroom. Super comfy bed, too, with a variety of pillows to choose from.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nick, so glad you had a good return visit. The rhododendrons bloom over Memorial Day weekend, they are well worth a visit :)
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Cozy and very neat and clean.

  • 4 of 5

It was very rustic and had a great cabin feel.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and lovely, but convenient, too!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a colleague when we came for a workshop at R&F paints. We stayed 3 nights. It was perfect for 2 people, and would also easily fit a small family. There's one main bedroom downstairs, a sleeping area in an upstairs loft, and a bathroom that opens to the bedroom and kitchen. We mainly ate out (there's a great area food scene, from diner to gourmet, ethnic and fusion), but had breakfast, tea and snacks in the kitchen. The kitchen is tiny but well-equipped, and there are pantry items, too (nice tea selection!). One of the nicest touches is a screened and glazed back porch off the kitchen (lovely spot for breakfast) and another porch off the main bedroom. Interior is heavily paneled in wood, so you feel like you're in a small hunting cabin. And the property is heavily wooded with great rhododendrons. Beds were comfy and warm, and furniture is nice quality. This would also be a great retreat for writing (dissertation or novel). Because the cabin has well water, our host had an ample supply of bottled water for drinking.

I would definitely stay here again, and hopefully will!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Small but well located

  • 4 of 5

Tim was a great host. We had everything we needed and the cabin was very comfortable. The place was chic but a bit small. It was very clean and quiet though, and we were able to get to Mohonk and other fun places quite easily. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. As we were leaving my 4 year old turned around and said "I'll miss you little red house in the woods".

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time at an amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this amazing little house. It's clean, well decorated, and private. Close to Kingston and Woodstock, we spent a lot of time enjoying the towns.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Stewart Newburgh
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Poughkeepsie or Rhinebeck
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
NY thruway
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Belleayre Mountain
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
Wool Festival
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 £215.94
Pet Fee £35.99 + 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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