DeForest House

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


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.

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Innkeepers: John G. Mason/Catherine C. Mason



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

Perfect birthday getaway

5 on July 23, 2016

What a lovely way to celebrate my birthday! Catherine and John are friendly and gracious hosts who welcomed us into their beautiful home with a sparkling birthday toast. We stayed in the stunning Moroccan room, decorated in rich authentic Maghreb colors and accents, from the orange and purple bedding to the red tiled bathroom. After our birthday dinner in town (thanks to our host's recommendation), we enjoyed the clear starlit sky outside on the room's private deck. Quiet.... In the morning, a lavish table was set for breakfast that Catherine carefully prepared to accommodate our food allergies. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect birthday getaway!

Perfect weekend away from the city!

5 on May 19, 2016

This place was amazing! not only is this house impeccably decorated, but they were so accomodating and sweet. The full breakfeast was incredible and catered to our vegetarian diets. They also had many great suggestions and reccomendations on where to go for hiking, shopping and eating. I would definitely stay here again!

Great place!!!

4.8 on February 14, 2016

Wonderful experience, wonderful place, wonderful folks! And the breakfast was abundance personified!!!! Will be going back soon! Five stars!

A great B&B!

4.6 on January 24, 2016

My husband and I never went to a B&B before. Well, DeForest has spoiled us forever! The breaksfasts were lavish and beautifully presented. Catherine even researched vegan dishes for me and they were fantastic! The rooms are comfortable, spic and span, pretty, and full of color. The feel of the place is one of nurturing and comfort. Catherine and John couldn't do enough for us! And they also were eager to tell us about the various sights to see and stores to visit. it was complete serenity. Go there! Sandy Polsky

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.


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!


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.

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Rooms & Rates

Victorian Room

Front bedroom white decor, victorian antique furniture, overlooking lawn and woods, private bathroom, ac, tv, wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Moroccan Room

Moroccan feel, outside patio, private bathroom, ac. tv. wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

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Location Type



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

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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, Whitewater Rafting

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  • 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. A 15% fee will be charged for any cancellation or change in date(s) after reservation is booked. If notice is given within 15 days of the date(s) , your deposit will be refunded minus the 15% fee. Notice of less than 14 days will result in loss of deposit.



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. 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