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Legendary Big Pink in Saugerties

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Top & Main Floors At The Legendary Big Pink: 3 Bedrooms, Sunroom, 2 baths

Big Pink, the house where Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes were recorded with his back-up band, later know as The Band, whose first album was called "Music from Big Pink". The updated Dormer unit was Levon Helm's bunk area back In the late '60s. The Central Staircase opens mid-unit to a dining table & chairs; to the right is a desk-bar; the kitchen, with stone counter-top; bathroom with tile shower, and a futon-couch-sitting area. To the left, in the bedroom area, there’s a sitting area with TV ( limited cable ) and a queen sided bed with a quality mattress set. The Dormer has air-conditioning, and views of Overlook Mountain, fields and forest. Outside is the lawn with out-door furniture & original stone fireplace/bbq area nestled beneath the pines. The Dormer can sleep 4, and has WiFi.

The main floor is a 2 bedroom unit with a sunroom ( Rick's room - was Rick Danko's quarters), living room with sofa, writing table & chairs at the picture window, wood-stove/fireplace. It opens into the Dining Room, which has a antique dining table & chairs for 6. The kitchen, as does much of the house, maintains the mid-century period look, with forest views east. The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed, desk, sitting area & full closet. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds, dressers and side tables. The sunroom had a futon twin couch ( which folds down to become a sleeper). The sunroom has it's own back entrance, and opens to the lawn and old out-door fireplace for campfire evenings. All told, upstairs has a queen bed and full futon - can sleep 4 people max. The Main Floor has a queen-sized bed, 2 twins and a single 'twin' futon on the sunporch -and so can sleep 5 max.

Note: the Basement is not included in the rental.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan LaSala
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Susan LaSala

Only the third owners of Big Pink, my wife Susan and I are offering the Dormer unit for the first time for overnight accommodations. Both of us are from New York State, Susan from the Adirondack Mountains near the Canadian border, I am from downstate in Westchester County. We both have a deep abiding love for nature.

My first time in the Catskills was for the original Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in 1969, when I was in high school. In the 1980's, I was the live sound man / production manager for infamous NRBQ band, most of whom lived in Saugerties, and often played the legendary Joyous Lake club in Woodstock. It was from those years that I came to love the Woodstock-Saugerties area, and when a friend who was living here told me that Big Pink was up for sale by owner in 1998, after 6 months, and 3 failed attempts to sell to to someone else, Suzy and I became owners. As a musician guitarist/songwriter myself, of course I was aware of the history of Big Pink, but we ended up buying it mainly because we loved the land and the setting: the best rehearsal and jamming space in the world was for me, of course, a notable bonus!

We love living in this area, with a diversity of people, music and artists venues, restaurants and cool streams to swim in during the hot summer.

Susan LaSala purchased this house in 1998

Why Susan LaSala chose Saugerties

You will be staying at Big Pink, arguably the most famous house in rock history. (See Wikipedia for story- Big Pink House).

As owners, and having it as a home for over 15 years, we have tried to maintain the place as pristine rural sanctuary from urban hustle-bustle. This is because we believe that first and foremost, this house was indeed a creative retreat for those road-weary musicians, where they could enjoy some undisturbed peace. We hope that now it can be a source of inspiration for you, during your stay.

It is just under a 2 hour drive to NYC, and only 45 minutes from Albany, NY, which has an international airport, and 20 minutes from the Rhinecliff/Kingston Amtrak station.

What makes this house unique

You will be very near to both the village of Woodstock, and the Town of Saugerties.

It is close to Levon Helm's Barn, home of the Midnight Rambles, as well as the nationally renowned equestrian center, HITS ( Horse show In The Sun), Rhinebeck, NY and to the north, Hudson, NY. You are not far from Bearsville Theater, which hosts notable concerts, and the local Woodstock music venues of Harmony, Catskill Pizza as well as those of Kingston, NY, just to the south.

You will be among the very few to have spent the night at this place that has become a pilgrimage place, and considered by some the birth-place of the genre Americana music. Our guests have usually remarked on the peacefulness and being inspired in their creative pursuits: musicians write songs, writers come up with ideas. It can be an ideal retreat for the creative, or just a place to celebrate life.

Be aware that Parnassus Lane, a co-owned private road, is unpaved. There are blue stone steps & pathway to the side entrance ( which is actually the main entrance) to Big Pink, and a staircase takes you to the 2nd floor Dormer: from there, you have views of Overlook Mt and the field and pine forests surrounding. These Whispering Pines were celebrated in song, and wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys, migratory birds and black bear are often seen, and need to be respected.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Dormer Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Both are tiled bathrooms: the Dormer bath has modern fixtures and shower, the main floor bathroom has the original bathtub and toilet, and new sink. Hair dryers in both bathrooms. Towels, wash cloths, natural shampoo and soaps provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Main Floor's master bedroom is the largest bedroom.
    Main Floor - 2nd Bedroom - 2 single bed
    Dormer Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , Open Loft style: limited privacy from other sleeping area
  • Main Floor has a larger master bedroom, a slightly smaller 2nd bedroom, and the sunroom which has a twin futon fold-down. Each are private rooms, though the sunroom is 3 season. The Dormer is an open loft style - a rectangle shaped, with the bedroom area at the far side, separated from the kitchen by the bath and stairway walls, and dining area. Near the kitchen, at the opposite side, is the futon sitting/sleeping ar ea. There is no door separating the sleeping areas, although it is more private than a 1 room studio apartment. All bedding and pillows provided, including extra comforters. All are washed in 7th Generation non-toxic soap.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
People come from all over the world to visit historic Big Pink!

Reviews

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Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Having the chance to stay in such gorgeous surroundings would be wonderful enough, never mind the fact that the house is so comfortable and relaxing and has such a rich atmosphere! Getting to inhabit the same space as our musical heroes did all those years ago was an absolute dream come true. Thank you so much to Susan & Don for making the entire experience from booking to check out so smooth and easy- it was especially wonderful to get to see the legendary basement and chat to Don about the house (and thank you so much for dropping us at the bus stop!). Only wish we could have stayed longer, we will certainly be back at the next possible opportunity!

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Experience of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took a trip down to Woodstock to see John Prine at the Levon Helm Studios.

We absolutely loved our stay at the Legendary Big Pink. Susan and Don were absolutely fantastic hosts from the moment we booked our stay. They ensured we had all the details we needed for our arrival, and followed up with us to make sure that we made it in safe. We felt so at home in the house...It felt like the walls already knew all the songs we had to sing! On the morning of our departure, Susan was kind enough to take us down to the basement which was absolutely above and beyond for us. As a fan of The Band and Bob Dylan, this is a must do.

The house itself (regardless of the amazing history that the walls hold) is in extremely good shape and very comfortable to stay in, very well loved and taken care of. Susan and Don have done an amazing job of preserving the vintage feel of the house. We can't wait to return again in the future :)

A truly amazing experience!

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great time at the Big Pink

  • 5 of 5

The owners have done a great job preserving the feel of the Big Pink and creating a unique experience for their guests. They absolutely made our day when they stopped by to give us a guided tour of the basement and even sat down and told us stories (for over an hour!) and provided a first hand history lesson on all things Dylan and The Band and a bunch of surprises we never would have known about if not for the personalized lecture session while sitting in the very spot so much great music was written in and recorded. A bunch of friends that stayed with me even asked me how they could leave good reviews as well. I’d highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Once in a lifetime experience.

  • 5 of 5

It was overwhelming.

Will never forget the wonderful stay at this landmark building.

The kindness and generosity of the owner was striking.

Many thanks for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big Pink was everything and more than we expected

  • 5 of 5

We came to Big Pink to celebrate my wife's 40th Bday with two other couples. My wife and I along with another friend on the trip are die-hard The Band fans, as well as loving Dylan. It was so special to be able to sleep where Levon slept, as my wife and I chose the dormer as our bedroom. The entire weekend was magical and Big Pink felt like home. There was something about the place that we couldn't put our fingers on it, but we all felt relaxed by the charm of the place. For any fans of The Band or Dylan, staying at Big Pink should be a rite of passage for you. Words can't do justice what you will experience if you stay here.

The basement tour was by far the highlight for our group. Don came over on Saturday afternoon and gave us a tour and told us stories and opened it up to questions. Being in that basement, where Music From Big Pink and The Basement Tapes were recorded, was so special. It's not something any of us will ever forget.

Thank you Don and Susan for opening up Big Pink to us and people like us! We are eternally grateful, and we will be back for another stay :)

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A legend lives up to its billing

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Big Pink. The house is in beautiful condition and is a lovely place to spend a few days. The area is beautiful. All our interactions with Susan and Don were very pleasant - thank you both for being such gracious and friendly hosts. The history of the house speaks for itself. A once in a lifetime experience.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
New World Home Cooking
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Woodstock Golf
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Rhinecliff-Kingston Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-87
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
New World Home Cooking
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Hunter Mt.
Car: necessary

Woodstock, NY is the 'most famous small town in the world'.

Saugerties, NY is a Hudson river town, with a hopping village with restaurants, cafes, a bookstore, a major equestrian center (HITS), antique stores and bars.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Saugerties, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
AU$858
From
AU$858
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$53 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$561
From
AU$858
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$4,024
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$53 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$197.9
Property Damage Protection AU$77.84
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$593.69

Our policy is to not allow pets nor children under the age of 10.

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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