NOTE: IF THIS HOME IS UNAVAILABLE, PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITIES FOR OUR OTHER WITTEN POND HOMES: WITTEN BARN #3467416 AND LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY #3467416
ABOUT WITTEN POND
'Witten Pond' is comprised of three homes on a 15-acre owner-estate, which is in the midst of the 'forever wild' Catskill State Forest Preserve in the NYC Ashokan Reservoir area and on the protected Wittenberg Stream. Our homes are best suited for one couple, or a couple with a small child and/or pet. All three of our homes have 1-bedroom and 1-bath. We do not suggest that multiple couples inquire for availability for just one home. We recommend if you are celebrating a special occasion, or having a reunion, you consider both Lily-of-the-Valley and Witten Barn. A special package price will be offered.
The original home, circa 1910 recently restored 'Lily of the Valley,' is furnished in art and antiques. The second is a more contemporary historic home, 'Witten Gatehouse', with a spa bathroom. The third home, 'Witten Barn,' is an architectural integration of old and new including a major European-style kitchen, bathroom, and wood-fired radiant fireplace. 'Witten Pond' homes singly, or together, provide perfect Private Realms for a couple’s romantic getaway.
THE WITTENBERG STREAM: A SMALL BIT OF WITTEN POND HISTORY
A “must” when visiting Witten Pond is to take a short walk up Moonhaw Road to the bridge and dead end. Beginning at Witten Pond, Moonhaw Road is a single dirt lane unchanged in 100 years! Along the way, you walk in parallel with the Wittenberg Stream, which has stayed as pristine as in the days of the Hudson River School painters and naturalist John Burroughs. Wittenberg Stream's rushing waters, which you hear from all the homes at Witten Pond, flows down from Wittenberg Mountain en route to New York City’s Ashokan Reservoir. For those who fish and have a New York State License, the Wittenberg Stream has native brook trout. You can see Wittenberg Mountain's peak from Witten Pond, given it is the third highest vertical climb in the Catskills and a part of the Slide Mountain Wilderness Range.
ABOUT THE WITTEN GATEHOUSE
The Gatehouse is a unique Private Realm at Witten Pond. It is perfect for an individual or couple. Nature, panoramic views, rushing water, surround and embrace this charming, cozy venue. It is a place for those who love nature and serenity, yet provides proximity and easy access to Woodstock as well as the greater Hudson Valley for culture and adventure.
Originally a circa 1925 small barn for Lily-of-the-Valley before electricity came to Moonhaw Valley and a generator was needed, the Gatehouse has been lovingly refurbished in a contemporary style with a new kitchen and bathroom/spa for a couple or individual. Sitting on Moonhaw Road, it looks upon Witten Pond, an eight foot deep half acre spring-fed trout pond flowing into Wittenberg stream on the other side of Moonhaw Road. You can hear Wittenberg stream and Witten Pond waterfall from the Gatehouse, and a small seasonal stream runs along the north side of the Gatehouse at its back door.
Hand built in classic Catskill style with stonewalls, it has two story cathedral ceilings, windows on five sides, wood-burning Vermont Castings fireplace, pine beams, and bluestone accents. A small circular staircase leads to the second floor loft bedroom, which looks out over the living room and out windows to the north, south, east, and west. The Gatehouse is furnished in a contemporary style and with art from the owner's collection.
Witten Gatehouse is comfortable, warm, and yet contemporary. The owner's attention to detail is everywhere. The new kitchen is a joy to work in, with new cabinets, appliances, and amenities that make cooking fun. The new bathroom/spa looks up at tree tops, creating the sense one is showering outdoors. Windows on five sides (roof included), cherry wood floors, and stream-stone walls inside the house whisper peace, relaxation, and charm.
The second floor open loft bedroom has a skylight and stained glass window, overlooking the living area with its many windows-of-light.
The Gatehouse is a perfect for those seeking peace and quiet for writing or other creative projects. Witten Gatehouse is a 'home of the heart' for those who value nature, charm, and quietude, yet like to explore and enjoy the outdoors, culture, and history of Woodstock and the Hudson Valley.
ALL WITHIN A 15 - 20 MINUTE DRIVE.+ More