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Pet Friendly Family Get-Away

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Purling - The Woodland House

A Unique Destination For Your Family/Friends To Gather & Enjoy Upstate New York


My guest tell me my web site photo's don't do my home justice which is true. Our photographer did an amazing job...you just can't capture the beauty of this home and the property that surrounds it. Nor did it capture the natural wonder of the walking distance swimming hole + three falls.

Welcome to the Woodland House located in picturesque Purling, NY. Nestled in the Catskill Range of the Northern Appalachian Mountain Range, the Woodland House is as unique and peaceful as the land on which she rests. Situated on 5 sprawling acres, adjacent to Forever Wild Forest, this pristine and well manicured destination offers you a welcoming opportunity to rest, play or engage in adventurous recreation. A spacious interior allows for both quiet moments of reflection and for group activity within it's unique floor plan. It offers 6 beautifully decorated bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, completely equipped and expansive kitchen with new appliances, large dining room, and an airy family room with a wood stove. There are decks on the entire length of the home overlooking the backyard, a cozy outdoor fire pit, children's recreation area, gardens to enjoy and access to tranquil streams, waterfalls and swimming pools. Intending to accommodate 18 + guest, the Woodland House is pet friendly as well. The Woodland House will delight you and ensure that your getaway will be quite memorable.

Amenities on premises include quiet dead end road, cable, Wi-Fi, Wii, washer/dryer, access to nearby trails and NYS Forests, radiant heat in winter and air conditioning in the summer, seasonal flower and vegetable gardens.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Monica Ricen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Monica Ricen

Monica is a retired RN and Carl is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. Both currently spend their days surrounded by their children and enjoy enriching the experiences of their grandsons through travel and educational experiences. Their dedication and love of their immediate and extended family is their most important priority at this juncture in their lives. So many fond memories have been created within the Woodland House over the course of 4 generations and this has led Monica and Carl to open their home to share this experience with others.

Monica Ricen purchased this house in 1958

Why Monica Ricen chose Catskills

This home has a diverse and interesting history. It began as a 2 bedroom summer cottage in 1958 and progressed and grown over the years with the needs of the family. It has been a continued work-in-progress as the family changed and grew. Now it is a sprawling 4 season home with 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms on 5 beautiful and peaceful acres. Whether your plans include a quiet peaceful retreat or a fun-filled action vacation, this is the home that will never disappoint.

What makes this house unique

The surrounding area consists of a rural and quiet community with with vast acreage, country roads and a breathtaking mountain view. Nearby attractions include Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain Ski Resorts, vintage family roller rink, petting zoo, movie theaters, drive-in movie theaters, Hudson River boat cruises, free Hudson River boat launches, numerous golf courses, pristine town park, fireworks displays 3 nights every week, NYS Historic Parks and Museums, Federal Parks and Museums, ice skating, sleigh riding, snow tubing, ATV trails, cross country skiing, fishing, hunting, local indoor pools, biking trails, wineries, breweries, horseback riding, bowling, local bakery, organic practice farms and restaurants that will delight every palate.


2 holidaymaker reviews

Pet Friendly Family Get-Away
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

Love this house great place for a reunion

  • 5 of 5

The innkeeper of this home is amazing. So very gracious and obliging to make our stay amazing as possible. This mood elevating sky light-filled 3700 square foot home with high roofs with a tremendous amount of parking space was available to meet the needs of all our cars. The support area is a comfortable open space concept. The dining area and kitchen area open onto the living way. Their Living room furniture faces the flat screen television with basic cable access. A cozy kitchen which comfortably seats six people. In this household there is a home made beautiful farm table which seats 14 people in their dining area. We opt to take vantage of their efficient style kitchen with a 5 burner cooktop, double oven, refrigerator with freezer, microwave oven and a dishwasher during our stop.

The bedrooms, mattresses with box springs allowed all of us to sleep very comfortably. Freshly laundered towels and sheets, with a quilt and a cozy blanket on each bed enhanced our sleeping experience. Two bathrooms privately located adjacent to two bedrooms amazingly located for privacy. The other two bathrooms are situated off of the living area and other bedroom areas.

This home space is nicely planned for a possible business traveler, our a rural getaway for our family reunion.

This home is embellished in a calm palette with a touch of country flair. The warm wood flooring throughout this home is nicely kept. Modern tile on the bathroom floor and foyer area is awesome. This home has Split unit air conditioning available in many rooms throughout the home if needed. Their wood Fireplace nestled in the living area enhanced the warm spirit of the house. This place has an extraordinarily comfortable large patio area is nicely nestled in a serene back yard which leads to trails adjacent to 100 acre property forever wild. The patio furniture with the brick propane grill allowed us to have several amazing cooks out time.

As multi families we enjoyed our stay while in this house. We will certainly return again. This home lead our families to enjoy outdoor activities while enjoying the beautiful landscaped grounds. We were also afforded many chances to rest, recoup while enjoying each other. Great home! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, Virginia

Amazing home for a get away

  • 5 of 5

This house is fantastic! Having just bought a house earlier this year and seeing so many nice looking pictures online and the houses that didn't live up to them, we arrived with tempered expectations. The house surpassed what we expected by a wide margin. Every room is big as displayed with online photos, especially the kitchen, living room and dinning area . The dining table easily seats 14 people. The living room is very spacious easily accommodates 14 people comfortably. Every area is beautifully decorated. We cooked our dinners in the kitchen as well on the beautiful patio brick gas cooking grill and there were enough dishes to have one set in the washer while using another. We found all the utensils we needed, as well as cookware. We used the double oven, gas range top and the gas grill on the patio. All worked well. The back left burner did not light on it's own, but worked fine with an extended lighter. The house is nestled on five acres with trails leading to other various trails and which is a creek nestled beautifully in the woods which is just amazing. You can walk to view the creek easy access in 10 minutes. It's tough to put into words and no picture can capture it all. The routine during our stay was to do a shorter hike in the morning and enjoy the home in part of the afternoon. We would then head back out after a short rest and clean up for a longer hike. With 3 married plus 7 children we never felt in each others way...even during the morning rush for coffee, showers and breakfast. Between the table, the large patio with ample seating, and the 55" TV showing the morning news in front of a couch, love seat, two chairs ample floor space we had plenty of room to get comfy and stay out of each others way while we woke up. The entry way held all our hiking gear without having to step over it or move it. I hate to sound like I'm related to the owner, but I honestly have no complaints and the house exceeded our expectations. When we come to the beautiful Catskills again, we will book this house without hesitation. We paid full price and would again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We cannot thank you enough for taking time from your busy lifestyle to write such a generous review! Likewise, you were wonderful guests and we deeply appreciate the care and respect which you afforded our home during your stay. It gives us great pleasure to know that you will always cherish memories made during your visit to the Catskills. We look forward to seeing you again in the summer and have you penned into the calendar, per your request. Thank you again!
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The Cruisin' 50's Diner
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Several Local Bars serving Food
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Blackhead Mtn. Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hudson AmTrak
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several Fabulous Restaurants
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Hunter Mtn. & Windham Mtn.
Car: necessary

Our area is fortunate to have the ability to host many activities year round and in all seasons and weather. There is never a shortage of things to do. A welcome kit will be provided to you with brochures so you will have first hand information as to how and where to access our local events.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Purling, Catskills

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Memorial Weekend
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 4th weekend
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
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £185
Refundable Damage Deposit £617
Pet Fee £41

Room for discussion with extra fee for guest over 10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Purling in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • In addition to the 2 full private bathrooms, there are 2 additional full bathrooms in the home.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps one
  • There are 6 private bedrooms plus 1 daybed available to our guests. They offer new mattresses, sanitized linens and peaceful atmospheres. Two of the bedroom have private bathrooms and deck entrances.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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