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DeForest House

Woodstock, NY 12498 USA (Show map)
26 Reviews
$200 - $225
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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.8

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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!


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.

Visitors from NYC

4.8 on October 01, 2012

The DeForest House is a gem hidden away in Woodstock. Our hosts were extremely gracious and very helpful with background information about the area and the local attractions. The rooms are very clean, very elegant, on the top floor of this lovely house. It's a Boutique B & B. It may be a bit pricey for folks traveling on a budget, but it is worth every single penny and more! Book it now and expect to be treated like royalty in the Colony of the Arts!

We felt like teenagers on their first date!

5 on September 18, 2012

This is a place not worth missing, Catherine and John were the most gracious hosts one could ever wish for. Starting from the time we arrived with their warm greeting, a glass of wine and a good conversation. Continuing with the immaculate Victorian bedroom and bathroom. After a great night sleep we came down to the most amazing breakfast spread with a lot of attention to detail and home cooked specialties. Part of the experience was Lola the big and sweet dog of the house. Our experience was truly wonderful and we would recommend it to everyone. A big thank you to Catherine and John for opening their home to us. Patricia & Beat

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Location Type

Mountains, Village


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Take New York State Thruway south to Saugerties (Exit 20) Turn on to Rt 212 and proceed 9 miles to Woodstock. Turn on Rock City road off of 212 at the Town Green.

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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  • Check In:: On demand
  • Check Out:: Negotiable
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During Summer High Season, We have a Two Night minimum for weekend reservations.
  • 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.



John G. Mason/Catherine C. Mason

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 Cats , 1 Dog

About the innkeepers

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

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

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase