Is this just fantasy?
In the wooded wilds of the Hudson Valley, Highwoods House is a dream. Two hours north of New York, this home draws influence from the branches and leaves that surround it. Floorboards are coloured a deep Hudson blue, the ceiling’s beams are exposed. From the sitting room’s floor seat you’ll see both the beautiful wilderness beyond the tall windows and a large swimming pool with sun chaises, too.
The town of Woodstock is famed for its festival and attracts a cool crowd of movers and shakers. But when you get there – a ten-minute drive from home – you might prefer to take things slowly. Red Onion mixes a mean cocktail, and laid-back Cucina serves Italian fare under a restored farmhouse roof. Upriver is Saugerties, a town perched on the banks of the Hudson, and you can follow dinner at Miss Lucy’s Kitchen with a stroll to its 1869 lighthouse. But for the best vantage, look to Hunter Mountain. In the winter months, its slopes are great for skiing and, come summer you can zipline your way down between the trees.
This home is a two-hour drive from Manhattan and New York’s airports. You’ll need a car to get around when you’re there, though walks through the woodland are highly recommended too.
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The sitting room is bright and striking, a wall of windows illuminating the furnishings, as well as showcasing the wooded garden. And thanks to a pitched ceiling, the brick fireplace and shelves of books loom extra high. The kitchen is versatile, with a moveable island, the rustic dining room is close by for formal meals, and full bellies can be slept off in the terrace’s hammock.
Book-lined and baby blue, the queen bedroom is the spot for daydreaming, and the shower room is textured in timber. And contrasting colourfully, the master bedroom has blue floorboards, and wooden pillars that resemble a treehouse.
While this home is not suitable for toddlers and children under seven, babies up to one year old and older children are very welcome.
This home has a private driveway with space for two cars.
The home has limited cellular reception, but guests will have access to a landline telephone, so we're always only a phone call away.
There is no washing machine or tumble dryer available at this home, but your host has a reliable, local laundry service to recommend during your stay in town.
Your host heats the pool once at the beginning of the summer season and uses a solar cover to retain the heat for the rest of the season. The temperature throughout the summer is very comfortable but it will not be able to be adjusted throughout your stay.
Your host likes to open and close their pool with the seasons. Please contact our reservations team for more information.
The minimum stay length for this home is 7 nights during June-August. The minimum stay length during September-May is 21 nights.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.