Of rare stock
Perhaps most famous for the music festival to which it lent its name, most are surprised to learn that quirky Woodstock – two hours north of Manhattan – never actually hosted the event. But it’s the same happy-go-lucky energy that makes its mark on Woodstock, a town that Bob Dylan once called home, and whose leafy streets are lined with eateries serving sustainably sourced fare. Purdy Hollow House too has been imbued with the same daring spirit – a well-proportioned and charmed home that’s all play, no work. The artwork is unconventional, including suit-wearing deer and various skeletons, and there's a wildlife pond in the front lawn.
It’s just a ten-minute drive to Woodstock’s central hub, Tinker Street. Here you’ll find Sunfrost Farms for fresh juice, and Cucina. This old farmhouse’s dinner menu is mouth-watering, and it’s right next door to the Woodstock Playhouse. And while the festival put this town on the map, there’s something else here that has caught the nation’s attention: Peace Love Cupcakes, a ten-minute drive north-west of the home, was recently voted as having the best cake in the country by the Food Network.
Woodstock is a two-hour drive north of Manhattan, and just a little to the left. You can reach the home in under two-and-a-half hours if coming from JFK airport. Though we wouldn’t be surprised if your mode of transport was a little outside the box.
Expect the unexpected
You can enter this home from the front and the back, the latter having a pretty pool and sun loungers, as well as a porch with a wooden dining set. But tradition ends once you’re inside, where there’s a dazzling criss-cross of exposed beams and jutting demi-walls that double as secret cupboards.
The open-plan living area’s focal point might be the faux-zebra rug, or perhaps the hot-pink bucket chair, but further exploration will reveal more to marvel. The first-floor houses a gym, taxidermy pheasants climb the walls, and pale white paint is contrasted by startlingly contemporary furnishings and angular ceilings. The nearby hiking trails at Cooper Lake and Overlook Mountain are less than 20 minutes by car, and for a lunch that’s just as natural we hear Woodstock Garden Café's vegetarian cuisine is not to be missed.
The sofabed room can accommodate two additional guests. Please let our reservations team know how you would like the room to be set up for your stay.
The fireplace in the drawing room is not available for guests to use during their stay.
There are four off-road parking spaces at this home.
Your hosts like to close their swimming pool during the colder months, so if your booking is at the beginning or the end of the warmer season, please contact our reservations team to confirm if it will be available during your stay.
While there is no wardrobe space available in the master bedroom, we will happily provide a hanging rail for your stay.
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.