The Arbor Retreat

woodstock, hudson valley
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
$475 - $550 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

Conveniently located between Saugerties and Woodstock in the scenic Hudson Valley, this designer-owned home a perfect retreat for parents and children alike. Dubbed 'Wilderkill' after the stream it overlooks, this renovated and expanded barn offers incredible mountain views and lots of fun inside and out. Kids of all ages enjoy the grounds, including the tennis court, the hot tub, the fire pit, the 2 open-air decks, and the saltwater swimming pool (summer months only). For parents, there is a gas grill for summer cookouts, a wood stove for cozy autumn and winter evenings, a sauna to unwind in, and plenty of peace and quiet. There is also an electric car charging port on site, powered by solar panels.

Why Kids Love it

The barn is well equipped for young children, with several toys, books to read before bed, a spot for dance parties, a baby bath, high chair, travel crib, and playpen. Teenagers (and adults) can browse the library of books or try their hands at the grand piano. Younger kids and toddlers will love the cedar swingset and the sandbox. Teenagers and older kids will enjoy the pool/ping-pong table, hot tub, tennis court, and the movie theater screen that pulls down in the home gym. Kids of all ages will love roasting marshmallows around the fire pit, taking in mountain views, and swimming in the saline pool (summer months only).

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. The pool is fenced in, but not gated at the pool edge; it is only available in the summer months. No baby gates are installed. Kids may need supervision around the stairs and steps, home gym and in the yard. There is a pond and a stream on the property and there may be some poison ivy in the wooded areas; ticks are sometimes found in the tall grasses and pond area, too - these are typical New York State hazards. Dogs are allowed. There is lots of parking space, as well as a small home gym (elliptical, basic lifting machine, yoga space). The Wilderkill Retreat shares its 13-acre property with a beautifully maintained Dutch colonial house. Renters will have access to all the facilities on the property except this house, which may be occupied when renters visit. Car rental recommended for this rural area.

About the Location

The property is perfectly situated between Saugerties (the Hudson River) and Woodstock (the mountains). A 10-minute drive in either direction brings you to a lively little town with lots of amenities for kids (including great restaurants, playgrounds, kid-friendly libraries, hikes, kayak rental shops, etc.). If you wish to explore the Hudson Valley further, Kingston is 20 minutes away, Rhinecliff 30 minutes, and Hudson 40 minutes away. New York City is approximately 2-hour’s drive away; the nearest airports are Albany, Stewart, JFK, and LaGuardia.

Accommodation Details

This renovated and expanded barn has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The living space is brand new and replete with custom-made furniture from Brooklyn-based Uhuru Design. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, while the second bedroom has 2 twins that can be pushed together to form another kingsize as desired. The third bedroom is a large loft. It has a queen bed, a daybed, and space for an air mattress, should older children want to bring friends along. One bathroom has a shower and tub, the other a shower only.

Style Notes

Countryside chic. This sleek renovated and extended barn has custom-burned cedar siding, two spacious wood decks perfect for barbecues and cocktails alike, and a solar-panelled roof. Inside, it is light, airy, and modern, with lots of designer touches and custom-designed furnishings. We love the luminous main living space with wood beams and ideal acoustics for the grand piano, the delightful cozy corner with woodburner and country views, and the kitchen with marble island for a quick and stylish family breakfast on the go.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Member since June 26, 2017
We share our property with another family with two children. We hope you'll have a great time visiting the Hudson Valley. We love the place and will happily provide recommendations for local services and adventures.

1 review

Crystalyn H.
Visited in October 2017
Beautiful home on idyllic piece of property close to all the Hudson Valley has to offer!

Woodstock, Hudson Valley

Green, organic and free range

Head to the Catskills and Woodstock for an eco-friendly retreat: wooded hillsides, hiking trails, lakes, rivers and plenty of space to run, yell and play. Artists, writers and musicians have made this rural spot a colony for the arts - and there’s great home-baked food here too.