The Bearsville Retreat Guest House Pool & Hot tub
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||1000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Romantic, Ski, Spa, Lake, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
Charming Guest House in a compound of two houses In the rolling green hills of Bearsville, 2 miles from Woodstock Village Green. Brand new heated, saltwater, in-ground Pool and brand new Hot Tub, & fireplace. Renovated in a relaxed lodge style.
Please Note the guest house only rents out with the main house in the summer months. please see our other listing. Unless it is a last min booking.
To relax your mind spirit and body.
The compound consists of a one bedroom, one bath guest house ( if you have a child the couch is also usable to sleep 3) And a two bedroom, one bath Main...Read more
The Bearsville Retreat Guest House Pool & Hot tub
Woodstock, New York
Additional Location Information
Compound In the green hills of Bearsville 2 miles from Woodstock Village Green. Local swimming holes a short drive away, we will provide you a locations and activities info. Or just stay home and relax in the hammocks or swim in the pool. 2 Mountain bikes available for use. Yoga mats and blocks etc. also available. Yoga and Pilates classes in town. Local spa less than a mile away and visit many other local spas. Nearby Margaretville also offers golfing. Woodstock art college offers arts and crafts classes. There are also local wineries and vintage shopping in Saugerties. Rock climbing nearby in Minewaska State Park. Omega Institute offers classes and events, and two Buddhist monasteries are close by and offer day meditation visits.
Zagat rated local restaurants in town: Cucina, Red Onion, Bear CafÃ©,
Violettas, Oriole 9â€™. Also excellent vegan/veggie options,at Yum Yum or Garden Cafe, or stay home and dine alfresco on the patio under the stars. Barbecue, Outdoor shower, fire pit. Walkable to local restaurants, the Bear CafÃ©, Little Bear and the local â€˜Cub Marketâ€™. Great for the Woodstock Writersâ€™ festival in April, or the Woodstock Film Festival in July and year round for Levon Helm's â€˜Midnight Rambleâ€™ or the Bearsville Theater for musical events. Near 3 great skiing centers Hunter Mountain, Windham and Belleayre. 5 minutes away Kenneth Wilson Campground has hiking trails and lake offering canoe and kayak rentals. Also Horse lovers, please take note, convenient to the H.I.T.S for summer times equestrian event.The Hudson River (boating/kayaking/swimming/historic house tours) and The Culinary Institute of America, Bard College/The Fisher Center and many fine museums. Hiking (The Catskill Park), biking and swimming are just outside your door. Additional bike rentals available in the village.
Location Type Lake, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$390||$390||$1,050 - $2,700||$2,000 - $10,000||2 nights|
|May. 1 2013 - May. 30 2013
|May. 27 2013 - Sep. 10 2013
|Sep. 10 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
|Dec. 20 2013 - Jan. 3 2014
|All Other Dates||$175||$175||$1,050||$2,000||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- book the whole compound - $100 / person - Other - Fee applies to parties of more than 6 guest(s)
- Cleaning fee - $85 / stay - Other
- Tax rate - 8% of rental - Tax
- Pet fee - $50 / stay - Fee
- Damage deposit - $500 / stay - Security Deposit - The deposit varies depending on the time of year - it is higher in the summer due to pool heating costs if left on.
Additional notes from owner
The year round rates info is below - The rates posted are the low season rates - as Trip Adviser won't allow all rates in these boxes - please see rates below for year round rates.
The deposit is higher in the summer re the heated pool ( if it's not turned off it is expensive) you can use it as much as you want but not leave it on all night or when you are not using it. Also depends on if you choose to rent the main house or the guest house or the whole compound. We are happy to discuss all this with you. also if you want to be private or share the pool in the summer would effect the rate.
Rates for the Guest House:
2 night min.
Summer Season June/July/August/Sept 10th:
1 week min unless prearranged (only rents with main house $2700 for the whole compound- in summer unless it is a last min deal)
$250 per add night /$1,650 per week/$6k per month-
(pool is open Summer season only - hot tub is open all year.)
Go to the url for more pictures.
Pre - approved well behaved pet fee $50 / Tax Rate: 8.0%
Full Payment Required at time of Reservation. Two (2) Night Minimum and Three (3) Night Minimum Holiday Weekends. Summer season 1 week minimum.
unless otherwise arranged.
feel free to email with any questions - our goal is to make this as easy and relaxing for you as possible.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 08, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Putnam Valley, NY
My boyfriend and I decided to take a long relaxing weekend and chose to stay here...what a great decision! The cottage had all the comforts that anyone would need and the wood burning fireplace kept us especially toasty. The snow that fell while we were there was miniscule but was a beautiful scene - especially when you are in the hot tub! Sarah the owner and Mike the caretaker were very nice and helpful. Thank you Sarah for providing us with the house manual with tons of information regarding the cottage as well as the area. Hopefully we will be able to visit during the summer so we can enjoy the heated salt water pool!
Brooklyn, New York
A perfect little hideaway..
We loved our time at the Bearsville retreat Guesthouse.
It really is the perfect little hideaway, wood-stove, hot-tub, peace and quiet. Everything we needed for a weekend out of the city.
The place is newly renovated, with brand new kitchen, bathroom and everything you could possibly need, including laundry and dvd collection.
The only comment we would have is that the pillows are too hard, so will bring our own next time, but us and our first world problems eh!
The owners are wonderful, friendly and super helpful, sharing lots of tips and suggestions for the area with galleries, restaurants and hikes.
Aiming to head back very very soon and maybe one day upgrade to the big house!
Response from Sarah Hale - 02/05/2013
Thanks for the timely review and the feedback on the pillows - we will sort them out this week and get some 'fluffier' ones in there in addition! See you soon. You left the place beautifully!
New York City, New York
Cozy and Beautiful Property
I wanted to get out of the city for my birthday weekend. My husband and I decided a ski trip to the Catskills for some country air would be perfect. I am so glad that I stumbled upon the Bearsville Retreat. We stayed in the guest house (GH) which is incredibly cozy, warm, and comfortable. The kitchen and bathrooms are both brand new, and the queen size bed was extremely comfortable. We were able to sneak a peak into the main house (MH), as the friendly caretaker was there when we arrived. The main house is beautiful and spacious as well - it also has a brand new kitchen and bathroom. The best part was that the property is dog friendly and we were able to bring our beloved canine child. The entire property is completely fenced in, so our dog was able to run around freely without us worrying that he would disappear. We were able to use the outdoor hot tub, which was great after a day of skiing!
The owners Sarah and Phil wrote an amazingly detailed house manual which had information and details on everything in the house and surrounding area. Hunter mountain is a quick 30 minute drive away, and downtown Woodstock is about a 5 minute drive. There are so many cute food markets, wine stores, and little shops to visit in Woodstock.
We had an amazing time, and cannot wait to return in the warmer months! Highly recommended if you want to relax in a beautiful home in the Catskills.
Response from Sarah Hale - 01/31/2013
Wow thanks Christine - i have to thank you for leaving the place so beautifully clean and tidy - hope to host you this summer for some midnight swimming!
We had an absoloutely fabulous stay at the Bearsville Retreat. Firstly the house makes a great place to relax and base yourself situated as it is right by the beautiful Catskills. The house is so comfortable and we got our full value from the time spent in the Saltwater Pool. The surrounding area is stunning with so much to do no matter what time of year. We did hiking, tubing and loads of dining out. I cannot recommend the local restaurants too highly. There is plenty of choice and the prices are more than reasonable. We have already booked to return to Bearsville Retreat in the Winter to take advantage of the 3 ski resorts all within a short drive.
Response from Sarah Hale - 04/17/2012
We are so glad you enjoyed the compound!
Belle of the Bear
had to get out of the city for a needed vacay. a friend suggested going upstate to the woods. my response...woods? after multiple rounds of lost thumb war battles, i conceded & packed a weekend bag for the wilderness. after a two hour drive from brooklyn, all i was picturing was port-a-potties and roughing it -- grizzly adams style. as we pulled up, i was pleasantly surprised! it was like a mid-century modern marvel! loved the decor -- modern amenities, yet still "log cabin" cozy that i felt i was now official: a sophisticated, mountain woman. will definitely be back with all of my non-believer city dwellers.
Response from Sarah Hale - 08/10/2012
We loved this review! The fearful urbanite venturing out! I should clarify though for other renters the house was built by a local family in 1937 and is less mid-century and more modern eclectic interior design in a cottage/cabin in a '30s house.
A modernly stylish and cozy getaway
Loved our stay at the Bearsville Retreat this winter! The guesthouse is beautifully done with sunlight pouring in. Loved the fireplace, and being able to cook for ourselves in the kitchen. Its only a stone's throw from town though so if you dont feel like cooking, you can head into Woodstock. We were there in the winter so didnt swim in the pool but i definitely plan to be back there for another visit! The husband and wife that own the property are super friendly too. I wish we could have stayed longer!