As you leave the oh so hip village of Woodstock and you start up the side of Overlook Mountain, you're on your way to a rare treat. Hanging on the side of this mountain, drenched in the sun, is one very incredible dwell style home that you'll be lucky to call home. The mountain side road is a bit of a challenge but once you arrive Wow is all you'll be able to utter. This place is one of a kind and the owner has spared no expense building this beauty. This home was built with a nice southern exposure so that all the rooms face a breath taking view of Ulster County and far, far beyond the Ashokan Reservoir and the Hudson River. The entry way to this beauty is high lighted with an exterior stairway and bridge over the driveway. This gives you the first taste of that oh so awesome view and brings you into a two story atrium space. Ascend that stairway and you'll arrive in a large glass great-room that will make you feel like you're on top of the world. This design is known as a Neo-Modern style and was designed by a well known local architect named Les Walker. The materials used here are varied and soothing. On the lower level you'll find a comfy TV room with granite floors, fireplace, big 3-D flat screen TV, Playstation 3 that will play 3D, Blue Ray movies. The Bose system will also play movies, DVDs and all with surround sound and Sirius stations. There's a half bath on this floor and a nice fourth bedroom. Head on upstairs and check out those Cherry hard wood floors and the chefs kitchen with gorgeous Ceaserstone counters, breakfast nook and stainless appliances. Next to it is a nice laundry room. The living room is wide open and has it's own fire place. From there you can walk out onto the big deck and try out that 6 person hot tub!! Also on this floor is a childs bedroom with two race car beds and a guest bedroom with a queen sized bed. You'll also find a killer bath room with gorgeous marble tile work and a huge sky lite. The stair case in the great room takes you to the master suite on the next level. There you'll find a king sized bed and the best view around. The master bath is to drool for. Huge glass shower with steam and a big jetted soaking tub. The owner has built a beauty here. Check out the custom Maple cabinets built in throughout the home. Slip off your shoes and experience the radiant heated floors. Nothing has been over looked here. Even the grill on the deck is tied into the propane tank. If you ever leave the mountain side to explore Mohonk or Minnewaska or to hike some of the famous Catskill Mountain trails or to carve some trails on the local ski slopes, you'll know something incredible is waiting for your return home.
- Chateau / Country House371 m²
- Half Baths2
- Min Stay2 nights
One Of A Kind! 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Radiant Heat, Endless Views
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep. 23, 2018
About Bruce Stalnaker
We lead very busy lives in the city and always try to escape when possible. We fell in love with this area and decided to build a weekend home here. This place is incredible and has really given us the ultimate escape. We can't use it every weekend and are willing to share it with those that really appreciate what we've created here.
Bruce Stalnaker purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2009
Why Bruce Stalnaker chose Woodstock
We wanted an awesome view year round and to be close to I-87 and Woodstock. We selected this 4 plus acre mtn side lot and carefully built into the side of the mtn.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
We get such incredible light here and that view changes with the clouds. All four seasons are special here. Night time is dark up here for maximum star gazing. The hot tub is inviting in any season. You won't want to leave.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Incredible property and views
Recently stayed at this property with my wife and 2 other couples.
The ride up the mountain is an adventure, but had no problem with a 4 wheel drive sedan. The ride up is actually very exciting.
The house is incredible, the master bedroom suite is awesome. The common room is breaktaking.
The clouds change the views throughout the day, which is truly special. The stars at night are amazing and we were able to see many constellations easily. One of the best features of the property.
Bruce was helpful both during the booking process as well as during the stay. He checked in regularly to ensure we didn’t have any questions.
In addition to the fantastic property, the town of Woodstock is really great. Great food, flea market, and shops. We spent most of Saturday downtown and were never bored.
If you are looking for a unique getaway, I would highly suggest going to Woodstock and renting this home. It would be a great place in the upcoming weeks for leaf-peepers.
Plenty of room for 8 people as the 6 adults in our group had plenty of room.
Thanks Bruce for a great weekend. Thanks for your hosting and support before, during and after our stay. Truly a unique and beautiful property.
It was such a treat to host you folks. I do hope that you'll be back again someday soon! Respectfully, Bruce Rental Manager
This house is big and beautiful, with a great view of the Ashokan Reservoir. It has plenty of room for a crowd (although we were just 4 people). The deck and the great room are enormous. Nice kitchen, though a little spotty on housewares and furnishings (e.g., just one wine glass and no counter-height stools for kitchen counter). Upstairs BR is great. Main floor king BR is nice. Downstairs BR is cavernous and a little dark and has only a half bath. One important note - we visited after a lot of rain and the road up to the house was treacherous for my Lexus sedan, which bottomed out several times on the unpaved, rutted road. If you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle with high ground clearance, I'm sure it is much easier. Last note -- you need to be reasonably capable to get up the multiple flights of stairs from the parking area to the main floor.
We do hope that you had a great trip. Thanks for being easy on the house. The summer monsoons have been hard on the private road but my little Kia soul still makes it up there with no trouble. Respectfully, Bruce Rental Manager
Beautiful mountain property
We had a wonderful time at this home, situated in the hills above Woodstock village. The home was bright and airy and large enough to accommodate our big group. We all had private corners of the home. The terrace was gorgeous and we ended up spending most of our time there.
We loved having you there and hope that you'll return someday soon! Respectfully, Bruce Rental Manager
Good for Groups, Missing Attention to Detail
Terrific service from the house caretaker - that can't be overstated. He was regularly in touch and helpful.
House has a beautiful view, a nice common space, and a terrific deck. It is good for groups. However, a number of things have not been well kept up for a house of this price. Master bedroom is great, other bedrooms were lacking - beds were uncomfortable. Hot tub was not particularly well kept, linens, etc. Overall, nice place to stay for a group but expensive house for some of the smaller things.
We do hope that you had a great trip! Respectfully, Bruce Rental Manager
Wonderful location on top of a Mountain
The property was beautiful and completely fit our needs. The road can be tough at the end, but it is doable.
The last stretch of the road is a bit steep but the road is well maintained. My little Kia Soul makes it up there with no problem!! Thanks for taking care of our amazing home. Please do come see us again!! Respectfully, Bruce Rental Manager
Such an amazing getaway!
Far enough away to enjoy seclusion, but right next to a town to enjoy fun! Very clean & spacious, all around a very enjoyable stay.
We are a short ride from the village of Woodstock, high up on the mtn side looking down on the village and the Ashokan Reservoir and out to the mighty Catskill Mtns. Very peaceful spot and very convenient. We loved having you folks there!! Respectfully, Bruce Rental Manager
This area is full of things to do. You're in the famous Catskill Mountains here. There are miles of trails to hike and several mountains to ski. We've got incredible parks to explore like Mohonk and Minnewaska with countless miles of old carriage roads to bike and pristine lakes to swim. Local hikes to places like the Overlook Fire Tower will test your metal but reward you with views to droll over. Eclectic local villages like Woodstock, Saugerties and Phoenicia are great to explore. Kingston has one of everything as far as stores go. Fine restaurants can be found in all of them. Time will slip by you here and this house is just soooo amazing you won't want to leave!! Sit out on the deck or in that huge hot tub and just drink in the view and serenity.
Additional information about rental rates
Three night minimum for all National Holidays and $ 550 per night Sheets and towels included Tiny dog considered