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Historic Barn Style Hideaway Near It All in Saugerties, NY

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Barn on the Pond: Historic Saugerties Hideaway — Now Booking Holidays 2017!

Barefoot or black tie, snow-blanketed winter days or starry summer nights, Barn on the Pond is the ideal place to unwind. And the world is taking notice of our mountain getaway: USA Today lists us as one of Homeaway's Top 12 renovated barn rentals (12/17) and Time Out NY (3/18) voted Barn on the Pond #2 best rental in the Catskills for a picturesque weekend getaway to upstate NY. "No property better exemplifies rustic luxury than this massive converted barn...looks like it’s been ripped from the pages of Architectural Digest. The outdoor space is just as beautiful and features a pond, stone fire pit, and even an Airstream trailer for overflow guests." Perfectly located in the scenic Hudson Valley, between the popular Woodstock & Saugerties destinations, sits this rustic yet elegant Barn-style retreat surrounded by gorgeous greenery and mountain views. Set on nearly 4 acres of lush private property in the Upstate New York Catskill region, here is a truly one-of-a-kind residence that provides unmatched enjoyment year-round for even the most discerning vacationer.

Bring up to 20 guests to this turn-of-the-century barn, which was relocated and lovingly replicated on its original site. And what a site it is: four lush, mountain-view acres in the Hudson Valley, between Woodstock and Saugerties.

Barn on the Pond combines the rustic charm of the Catskills with elegant finishes like top-of-the-line chef's appliances and a stunning solarium that brings nature inside. All 11 guests can sprawl out in beds, with three bedrooms plus a sleeping loft and two full baths. Another 3-4 guests can decamp to our renovated, heated Airstream in the backyard.

Our getaway is designed to be not just in the Catskills but of it. Our walls are decorated with work by the same artists featured in local galleries. Soaring ceilings and wood beams are reminiscent of classic mountain retreats. And the natural setting is ideal for everything from unplugging as a family to getting your team focused on a company retreat.

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Property Manager
Tripp Bassett
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Tripp Bassett

Motivated by his love of the Catskill region’s natural beauty and his commitment to promoting sustainability as a way of life, Tripp Bassett passionately devoted 3 years to restoring the historic barn into an idyllic country sanctuary. An avid devotee of architecture and interior design, he used his professional eye for detail and aesthetics as well as the skills and talents of his renowned team of collaborators to bring to life his vision of Barn on the Pond.

Tripp Bassett purchased this estate in 2007

Why Tripp Bassett chose Saugerties

LIVING: 35 is your lucky number in the Catskills: there are 35 peaks that soar above 3,500 feet. Pick your favorite few, spend a day on the trails, then return to a great room with A/C brimming with natural light & mountain charm.

Hire a masseuse to soothe the muscles you worked on the trails. Or bring in spa & salon specialists to refresh and rejuvenate right at home—perfect for prepping for your special event at Barn on the Pond. On rainy days, grab a board game, queue up your shows on the Apple TVs with premium cable and a collection of DVDs, or admire the sweeping views of surrounding greenery. In the late summer, when evenings get chilly, a double-sided fireplace adds its warming glow.

DINING: From family BBQ's to fresh dishes inspired by local summer harvests, our kitchen is equipped to handle every breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We have double ovens, 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, and even 2 refrigerators. Set the adjacent table for 10 and dig into a memorable meal, or fire up the grill and enjoy your feast alfresco. For a gourmet experience right at home, ask about our personal private chefs, some of whom man the kitchens at favorite local restaurants.

OUTDOORS: Our pond is our namesake, and in the warmer months, it’s our favorite spot to gather. Pull up a chair, throw a log in massive sunken the fire pit, and let the distant mountains be the backdrop for your summertime memories. Crackling wood, chirping crickets, and twinkling starlight are all the ambiance you’ll need.

REMOTE WORK: Add a day to your stay! We've ensured that you have everything you need to get work done—including fast, free Wi-Fi and a sunroom-turned-office downstairs with two roomy desks.

CAMPING PACKAGE ($250): We now offer our Camping Package, which includes use of our Airstream Camper and newly renovated cabin.

CAMPER (has electric, no plumbing): 1 Full + 2 Singles.

CABIN (no electric, no plumbing): 2 Twins + 1 Futon Couch.

What makes this estate unique


The master bedroom indulges with a king bed and gorgeous wood panel headboard. One bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed; the other first-floor bedroom offers a king-size bed beds. Up to four guests can enjoy slumber party-style accommodations in an open loft with a queen, twin, and one daybed. The great room has a single fold-out chair, as well.

We’ve taken care of everything: there's a washer and dryer, off-street parking for 10 vehicles, a fully-stocked kitchen and an outdoor grill. Don’t lift a single finger during your stay with access to a private chef, masseuse, grocery concierge, housekeepers and event coordinator services.

When you decide to venture out, you have many area attractions to choose from. Restaurants, golfing, hiking, horseback riding and more are all nearby.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Saugerties, New York

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
  • Outside noise needs to be kept to a minimum, esp after 10PM as we are close proximity to our neighbors and sleep with our windows open.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • mobile phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , double sink
    downstairs bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Luxurious red clawfoot bathtub perfect for soaking.
  • Both bathrooms are a work of art with inlaid tile wall murals in each. Beautiful claw foot bathtub in downstairs bath for soaking in luxury. Rain shower heads in both.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Queen Bed in Open Loft
    Sun Room - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 large double bed
    CAMPING PACKAGE ($250): Camper + Cabin - 1 double bed , 4 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , CAMPER: 1 Full + 2 Singles. CABIN: 2 Twins + 1 Futon Couch.
  • --Master Bedroom - king bed --Open Loft with 2 Beds - queen bed + twin day bed --First Floor Bedroom - queen bed --First Floor Sun Room Bedroom - king bed --Great Room - single fold out chair
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pricechopper supermarket 10 mins • Saugerties HITS horse shows 10 mins • private chef • licensed masseuse • yoga instruction • concierge services for √ Fire Pit Wood + Build √ Groceries √ Light Cleaning √ Laundry


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Historic Barn Style Hideaway Near It All in Saugerties, NY
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Nothing short of spectacular!! The home away from home you don't want to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

Tripp was beyond helpful in the planning stages of our weekend away. The "barn" is something out of a magazine! It's a hybrid between luxury and comfort. The homeowners have forgotten nothing! A tooth brush and some clothing and you are set!

The home is located only minutes away from picturesque Woodstock, but we loved the home so much we only ventured out for a few hours - excited to get back to the coziness and beauty the barn offers!

By the end of our girls weekend- we were talking about renting it again in the summer time!

  • Review Submitted: 02/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elated to hear your girls weekend went so well and your planning paid off, Tracey. As much as we try to promote our groovy little neighborhoods, many of our guests say they never want to leave the barn once they have nested. Fingers crossed for your lovely group's return and thank you!!
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magical, thoughtfully designed, perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous, romantic, comfortable, space where everything you need in order to relax and/or be adventurous and playful is at your fingertips.

It is perfectly designed with so much care.

The staff of BOTP is enthusiastic, kind, responsive, and will bend over backwards to make sure you feel taken care of.

I am enchanted.

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kudos. It is always rewarding to host guests who have an eye for good design and who appreciate thoughtful service. We hope you visit again soon!
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Amazing Hidden Gem in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

Barn on The Pond is the perfect weekend escape, vacation destination for relaxation, and beautiful venue for a variety of events.

We were lucky enough to stay for a beautiful week in October at the peak of the leaves changing in beautiful weather. The minute we stepped into the home, we were immediately in vacation mode-- it's hard not to be with its serene property, beautiful high open ceilings and a welcoming decor. The kitchen was made for entertaining, whether that's hosting a holiday for family, pepping for an event, or simply cooking dinner for 2 or 12. The bedrooms are all warm and inviting and to sit by the fire-- either inside in the living room listening to records or outside upstairs, cozied up looking out into the mountains with a drink-- is heaven.

There's a beautiful fire pit that we sat with friends around with a beer to catch up and roast some s'mores and the airbed (basically an XL hammock) is the ideal way to lose track of time staring at the sky.

To look out of our windows or sit on the upper back porch with coffee looking out at the pond and the background of trees and mountains was perfect.

Every amenity was thoughtfully in place. Tripp and his team have thought of everything and go out of their way to make sure your trip is comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.

We were a group of 11 + a our dog and had the best time, even hosting our annual pumpkin beer tasting. There's no lesser accommodations though, even the airstream (about 100 feet from the house) was roomy, funky and fun to stay in.

This is a wonderful hidden gem and we look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the kudos. It appears you enjoyed every bit of the property and the amenities it has to offer. Elated you were there during such an amazing leaf peeping season this year! Please come again and bring your friends. We enjoyed hosting you.
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Idyllic paradise

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week at the fabulous Barn on the Pond with a bunch of friends, and loved every minute.

Tripp the owner is great; he's extremely accommodating and goes beyond the call of duty. The place was clean, beautifully designed, luxurious, grand, bohemian and posh.

The Barn on the Pond is a short drive into Woodstock where you can find some good stores, restaurants, friendly people and a river with beautiful water holes to swim in.

The Barn and the grounds are huge with different nooks and crannies to hang out in - one night roasting marshmallows on the bonfire in the garden, the next night posh pizza and wine on the upstairs balcony with an open fire burning in the hearth, home cooked meals with friends round the long dining table, an afternoon chatting peacefully on the giant dream catcher swing looking up at the Dr. Seuss trees, then dangling feet into the cool water of the pond watching frogs, listening to the sound of birds singing and crickets buzzing. So beautiful.

Staying here is everything summer should be; It's an idyllic paradise.

It's the kind of place that nurtures life long memories. I will always recommend this wonderful place to friends and family, and I look forward to staying here next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the elegant review and great to hear you found the swimming holes, shops, restaurants and all that Woodstock has to offer. Hope you make it an annual pilgimage!
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Fabulous Country Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had the barn for a long weekend with friends - it has a stunning view of Overlook mountain and easy drive to hikes and waterfalls nearby. The barn had all modern amenities, a great open kitchen plus wireless music speakers that can ported to every room. The upper decks and fire pit are great places to hangout at night for stargazing and there is a fun airstream too. It was a great place to be near nature and yet have the luxuries of comfort within reach...

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Destination for Intimate Gatherings

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to organize a trip for 16 adults and 10 children, and was hard-pressed to find a house that accommodate such a large group, in an intimate setting. While the barn does not in fact hold that many, it was wonderful to find out that there are neighboring properties which can be rented in combination with The Barn. So we were able to rent The Barn, in addition to the house next door (beautiful in its own right), and create the intimate weekend I had imagined, with a larger group. It worked like a charm!

On top of this, I was also looking to have catered meals prepared onsite, and The Barn came through with flying colors in this category as well. Jodi Cummings is the house's resident private chef who, you can hire as an option to cook fabulous meals. Being tied to a local, high-quality livestock farm, Jodi was able to source very high-quality meats for our meals, at a very reasonable price. Her cooking was perfect for the setting: wholesome, fresh ingredients, restaurant quality, and then some. Jodi impressed me as the kind of chef who could cater to almost any taste. And with her assistant present for our dinners, cleanup was taken care of.

The barn itself was as beautiful, and more so, than the photos suggest. The owners clearly have excellent taste, and put a lot of energy into a decor that is perfect for the upstate setting. If design is important to you, The Barn will not disappoint.

Our group also took advantage of the airstream on the property, and it was surprisingly comfortable, even in the cold weather. Friends of ours stayed in the camper with their 3 year-old son, and were really happy with their experience.

Our group took full advantage of the sweeping front lawn, the fire pit, the *huge* circular hammock, and we really just had a perfect weekend.

I've rented *many* places upstate, and The Barn is now at the top of my list.


  • Review Submitted: 15/12/2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback, Jonathan. Our recent partnerships with vendors and vacation renters in the area have been a recent focus in an attempt to bring groups such as yours the fullest experience possible for your gatherings at Barn not the Pond. Glad to know our efforts paid off for your weekend and we look forward to your return!
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Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Red Onion Restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lazy Swan
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Rhinecliff – Kingston (Amtrak station)
Nearest Motorway
11.5 Miles
Exit 19 off I-87
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Miss Lucy's Kitchen
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Hunter, Windham, Belleayre
Car: necessary

24 hr Price Chopper supermarket 10 mins away. HITS Horse Shows nearby.

For an additional fee, we now offer our CAMPING PACKAGE, which includes use of our Airstream Camper and newly renovated cabin. Camper sleeps 2 in a full bed and 2 in single fold out beds and has electric and two heaters, but no plumbing. Cabin sleeps 2 in two twin beds plus a third on a fold out futon couch. The twin beds fold up if your guests would like to bring their own air mattresses. Cabin has no electric or plumbing.

For larger groups we can refer you to neighborhood rentals in the area.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$403.17
Pet Fee AU$67.19
Damage Insurance AU$79.29
Damage Deposit AU$335.97

2 nt minimum NOV-APR
3 nt night minimum MAY-OCT & holidays
10% Lodging Tax
$300 cleaning
$250 refundable security deposit


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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