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DeForest House

2218 Glasco Tpke , Woodstock, NY 12498 USA (Show map)
4.8
28 Reviews
$200 - $225
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4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.8

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a true home away from home

5 on September 07, 2014

I recently stayed a long weekend with Catherine and John while attending a workshop in woodstock. From the moment I drove up the path and was warmly greeted by their son, I felt like I'd arrived at a new home among people I'd known for much longer than emails and a phone call. The home is a gem that is like stepping into one's life story for what they've created is that - a living history. The tasteful and inviting touch of Catherine's creativity is ever present in fresh cut flowers and interesting designs with a room for every taste. The room was beyond comfortable and the bathroom which is an often overlooked yet essential room was beyond my wildest dreams. And then there is the food - a beautiful table set and waiting for me each morning. I felt like I'd stepped in the French countryside. More than anything else though, I felt like an extended part of their family. They took a sincere interest in my work as a photographer and offered kindness and support throughout my time there. In short, I hope to return there every summer. It's a must stay kind of place for the right person and I'm glad I was one of those people.


GET AWAY from THE CITY!

4.6 on August 24, 2014

My husband and I recently ( AUGUST 2014) brought our daughter and her husband on a weekend getaway from NYC. We were VERY pleased with DeForest House and especially with our hosts, Catherine and John Mason. The Mason's warmly greeted us when we arrived and were extremely gracious and helpful throughout the entire weekend. Oh and by the way, this B&B serves the MOST AMAZING breakfast ever!! It is visually beautiful while being bountifully DELICIOUS! The rooms are both spacious and comfortable and the location was convenient to many nearby attractions. We saw deer in the yard as an added treat! We would highly recommend DeForest House!


Top Notch B&B

5 on June 16, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay with the Masons. They're lovely people, and they really took care of us. The rooms are both great, there's a very cool living room with interesting decor. We brought our dog, and our hosts treated him like their own pet. They let him come watch TV with them while we were at dinner one night. The house is central to Woodstock, but it's surrounded by trees and a stream so it feels very secluded. It's an old house with a lot of history, but it's been maintained and renovated over the years to be very modern. Breakfast in the morning was a huge spread of fresh local foods. The coffee is french pressed. Honestly it was one of the best B&B's I've ever stayed at.


Simply Peaceful

5 on April 30, 2014

I recently stayed at the DeForest House with the intention to get plenty of rest. With that in mind, I didn't do any planning other than just reserving the room. I was glad that Catherine offered to coordinate my dinner plan, and was pleasantly surprised by the various breakfast selection the next day. It is these light touches that made it feel welcoming. Also, the beautifully done room, when combined with the peaceful environment, induces me to truly rest. Thank you, Catherine and John.


A perfect weekend away!

4.6 on April 20, 2014

My husband and I recently spent a perfect weekend at the DeForest B&B in Woodstock. I couldn't recommend it enough! It feels tucked away when you pull up the drive way full of gorgeous trees and when you enter their beautifully decorate home, you immediately will feel welcomed and relaxed. Cathrine and John, the owners, were key in making our vacation so lovely. Their breakfast was amazing, full of homemade treats, and it felt even more special because Cathrine customized it just for us! They had great recommendations for the area. The house is two-minute drive to town, although the walk is also beautiful and only 20-minutes. We highly recommend this B&B for a relaxing trip with friends or with your loved one!


WONDERFUL B&B IN WOODSTOCK

5 on January 25, 2014

While visiting Woodstock last month, I was recommended the DeForest House. What a great choice! John and Catherine were lovely hosts who welcomed me into their exquisitely decorated home which combines French decor with local Woodstock art history. I stayed in the Moroccan room with its warm colors and its own outside patio - which I didn't use given the cold winter. Catherine prepared a delicious breakfast with home made quiche and fresh croissants from the local baker that gave me a taste of Paris. The house is within easy walking distance of the center of town, but is located on a ridge surrounded by woods which makes it feel secluded. Staying with John and Catherine felt like staying with good friends who were attentive to my personal needs but who respected my privacy. Couldn't recommend a better B&B for a weekend get-away.


Elegance in the woods

5 on October 20, 2013

When we arrived at the house we felt as if we entered a different era, a different time zone and a different state of mind. Everything about the house and it's owners, John & Catherine, represented elegance. Our room was authentically Victorian and was impeccably clean and comfortable. We immediately felt at ease and were eager to explore the breath taking scenery around the house. We felt like royals at the Mason's dinning table and enjoyed a delicious variety of offerings. When it was time to leave, we knew we would definitely return. For us, this was not an ordinary stay at a B&B house but a retreat experience.


Fantastic B&B!

5 on November 29, 2012

Catherine & John are the perfect hosts in every way - very welcoming and accommodating to all your needs. Their house is beautiful, located just outside the center of Woodstock, surrounded by all the nature has to offer - I even saw a deer right outside their house as I drove up the driveway. The breakfasts are delicious and abundant - and served at the time you want it - not within a certain timeframe which other B&Bs do. I had a wonderful stay and highly recommend this B&B!


Most accommodating BNB!

5 on November 09, 2012

John and Catherine (innkeepers) were very accommodating by allowing us to bring our pets since we lost power due to hurricane Sandy. They are very friendly, helpful, and recommended the best places to visit in the area. Clean room and delicious breakfast. TOP notch and can't wait to return!!!


Beautiful experience, highly recommend!

4.8 on October 01, 2012

We were visiting from NYC for the weekend and we found this beaut off the beaten path in Woodstock. It's minutes from the heart of the town, very elegant and enchanting. Catherine and John, our hosts, were extraordinary! Very helpful, very accommodating, lovely people. I will definitely return to this place and highly recommend it to friends and family. It actually exceeds your expectations and it is worth every dollar.


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Location

Location Type

Mountains, Village

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From the Woodstock Green take Rock City Road (past cemetery) to 4 way stop at top of the hill. Turn right on to Glasco Tpke. Proceed 300 yards to Northwoods Rd. Turn left at DeForest House sign onto drive way just adjacent to Northwoods Rd.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Clairmont Manor House, Kingston Roundout Waterfront, Kingston Stockade District, Montgomery Place Manor House, Hurley Stone Houses, FDR Home, Hyde Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Ceiling fans, Fireplace , Complimentary Occitanie Soap and Shampoo, two touring bicycles available for guests

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, In-room internet, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: On demand
  • Check Out:: Negotiable
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During Summer High Season, We have a Two Night minimum for weekend reservations.
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required
  • Cancellations: Two week advance notice required. 100% refund of deposit with two weeks' notice. 50% refund with one week's notice.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

John G. Mason/Catherine C. Mason

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Catherine, French National-Interior Design, Foreign Travel, French Language Teacher. John, American National- History of the Hudson Valley. Environmental policy. PH.D.in European Union politics and political economy.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: On demand
  • Serving Location: Outside Patios, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Details

2218 Glasco Tpke , Woodstock, NY 12498 USA (Show map)

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