DeForest House is a 1920's Byrdcliffe style private residence located on five wooded acres with in-ground pool within walking distance of Woodstock's Town Center. Your front bedroom with private bath overlooks the woods where deer and turkey come to feed, and the rear bedroom with private bath has its own terrace overlooking the woods. There are lounge areas at the pool and two outside patios, or if you prefer a large living room with fireplace. The library area features lots of books on local attractions and the history of the Hudson Valley. Wifi and cable TV are available in the bedrooms.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles
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.
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Ceiling fans, Fireplace , Complimentary Occitanie Soap and Shampoo, two touring bicycles available for guests
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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
John G. Mason/Catherine C. Mason
English, French, Spanish
Cats , Dogs
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.