A sprawling Upstate property… a big red barn… beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces… a fire pit surrounded by rustic adirondack chairs…a hammock for two …Dorothy, you aren’t in NYC anymore.
Set on 4 grassy acres in the shadows of the Catskill Mountains, Barn on the Pond is an idyllic Hudson Valley retreat. Perfect for group getaways, the recently renovated red barn sleeps 14 and has all the amenities (and then some) needed for a relaxing weekend away.
The open floor plan and spacious common areas urge you to put down your cell phone and spend some real time together. No doubt your group will gather in the kitchen, around the massive island or the long wooden dining table, and catch up while noshing on snacks or playing games. If you so choose, you can even delegate the cooking duties to a private chef, who will come in and prepare meals for your party. How much more relaxing can it get?
With plenty of space to sleep, including a funky retro airstream trailer out back, the whole crew will be comfortable.
Spend your evenings like we did, with a
bottle glass of wine and a bag full of marshmallows out by the fire pit. Something about the property just begs for s’mores and storytelling when the sun goes down.
If you’re feeling ambitious, head 10 minutes from Barn on the Pond to Overlook Mountain and work out those glutes! The trail is only a 5 mile hike round-trip, but the steep, steady incline promises to keep your heart rate up the whole way. The views are absolutely spectacular and worth any sense of soreness you might feel the next day.
The location of Barn on the Pond seriously couldn’t be more perfect. Just 2 hours from New York City near the town of Woodstock, there’s so much to see and do in the area. Of course…that’s assuming you choose to leave your Upstate abode. The open layout of the beautiful red barn encourages you to relax and hang with your friends or family.
Compass + Twine was a welcomed guest of the barn and thanks Barn on the Pond for a lovely stay. All opinion are our own.
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