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Pet Friendly Family Get-Away

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


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

A 6 bedroom, 4 BATH/two bath attached to master bedrooms. With a washer/dryer

NO RENTAL AGREEMENT! So close to skiing slopes covered in snow!

I am listed on FaceBook as Monica Ricen

I all so have the house listed as the Woodland House Rental 518-8213820

My guest tell me my vacation site photo's don't do my home justice. Our photographer did an amazing 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2016

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 belong to my parents. We traveled here every weekend and summer. This was passed down to me. I always loved coming to the Catskills as a child when my husband retired form the Marine Corp we decided this was an ideal place to relocate.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 6 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms on 5 beautiful and peaceful acres.

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.


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Pet Friendly Family Get-Away
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
New York

amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during Thanksgiving in this house. The house is more beautiful than what it looks in the pictures, the bedrooms are super nicely decorated and for big groups the kitchen is amazing! so much space to cook and then a big dining table (they even have two ovens!). The house has everything you need. The owner is also super nice, they left three bottles of wine for us, and in each room we had a basket with towels, some shampoos..it was almost as if you were in a hotel. I have a 3 year old kid and they also had many kid games and story books, and in the garden you have a little playground. For the warmer months it must be great to spend some time there cooking in the bbq grill. Great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning, I am very grateful for great guest as yourself . Thank you for taking such care with my home. You definitely left this home the way you found it. All of you were a pleasure. I am the happiest when our guest enjoy their stay. Please come back and visit us again! Have A Happy, Merry and Blessed Christmas!! Regards, Monica
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Awesome House! Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for 12 people to celebrate a birthday and I must say that the house is Beautiful and very spacious, the pictures definitely do not do this house justice, from the kitchen, to the bathroom, rooms, living room every room is thoughtfully panned out and very comfy, and clean! Monica is a doll, you can text or call her at any time and she is responds almost instantly! Although we brought our own pots to cook on, plastic plates, utensils, and cups, the house literally was equipped with all you need and more. She has games, extra blankets, pillows, towels, I mean everything!! You can truly tell Monica really wants her guests to have a wonderful time all-while feeling at home, she had the cutest welcome basket for us, filled with hygienics, coffee, cookies, and more thoughtful small gifts! <3 Definitely a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Valeska , I am very grateful for guest like you. Thank you for your cooperation and willingness to work with us. Most of all thank you for your kindness. All of you were a pleasure. I am the happiest when our guest enjoy their stay. Please come back again! Have A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!! Regards, Monica
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Parsippany, NJ

It is Awesome place to stay and we had great Time... Highly recommended and a must to stay place

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best HomeAway house i have stayed and we really had great time. We are group of 19 adults and 2 kids. and this house accommodate all of us. the 6 Bedroom and extra mattress along with blankets and extra pillow done the magic. Kitchen and dinning is so huge to absorb all of us and we didn't had any issue in either cooking or eating any of our meal. Even if you have 4-5 person in kitchen, still it accommodates every one and feels great when you cooking in group. Outside patio and grill was at awesome location. We did barbecue and camp fire. Every thing is perfect and at there specific place. We had around 6 cars and there are lot of parking place. Overall we all had great experience and this house give us lot of great memory.Especially the piano in hall, games for kids, Chess, long sofa seat, chairs, every single thing was appropriate for big group, placed at right location and work great for such a big group.

Special thanks to owners, Monika & James. They are simply awesome. They are very quick in there response, resolve all your queries, provide guidance for sight seeing and where to spent time and all. They were very friendly, helpful and cooperative to us. Lovely couple...god bless them. The only advice i look to give is lighting in Grill area. We did grill with Phone flashlight. But that's just normal considering the beauty of this house.

I will highly recommend this house. If you are visiting Hunter or Wyndham mountains, this is one of the best place to stay.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kamalesh, Thank you for your great review. You were easy guest to please. Come back again and visit again... Regards.Monica
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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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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
pre christmas
5 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40
Cleaning Fee £179
Refundable Damage Deposit £398

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 , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • In addition to the 2 full private bathrooms, there are 2 additional full bathrooms in the home.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • 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
    floor mattress - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • 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
  • 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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