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April Vacation 2011: We Stayed Here

I have a secret about last week. All those posts about knitting and finished knits and stuff were written in advance because I was actually away on vacation. I didn’t want to leave you all in the lurch but I also didn’t want to worry about blogging while on vacation because sometimes, well, blogging feels a little too much like work. So I saved up some FOs and I pre-wrote that whole week.

Now that I’m home I can fill you in on our fun four days away.Β  We rented a beautiful converted barn in the Catskills, just outside of Woodstock, NY. I found the place on Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint us at all.

It was basically one large room with a bed in one corner and a living area in the opposite corner.

There was a spiral staircase to an upstairs loft that had another bed.

There were windows all around so it basically felt like being outside without actually being outside.

There was a hot tub.

And beautiful gardens.

And a whimsical sculpture that I just loved.

It was the perfect place to relax and recharge and hang out together. We played games and cards, we took advantage of the hot tub every night, we cooked and drank wine and just enjoyed being together.

It wasn’t all about hanging out at the house, though. Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you the sights!


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  1. Clever girl! Glad you were able to get away! The place looks perfect for relaxing and recharging.

  2. The barn is amazing and it looks like a wonderful place to live and hangout while on vacation (or forever!). Nice choice.

  3. What a wonderful place for an idyllic escape! So glad you were able to find a great place to stay and enjoy yourselves.

  4. That looks exactly what I want my next house to be! But spiral staircases, I always love them,…. until I have to carry something up or down.

  5. That looks beautiful! My husband and I are always looking for new places to venture to and that house/barn is definitely our style.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. What a beautiful place. Makes me long for my family’s cabin the the upper penninsula of Michigan. Only a few more months and I will be there on vacation.

  7. WOW! Looks so delightful and peaceful, what a wonderful way to spend a few days. And I’m glad you pre-planned your blog posts. Some of us depend on you πŸ˜‰

  8. I’m with “Pumpkinmama” – I’d love to have the details. My sons live in NYC, and it would be a great vacation to spend a couple of nights with them in the Big Apple, and then a couple of nights relaxing in a spot like this!

  9. Looks like a wonderful place! My best friend lives not too far from there, and we always talk about visiting her and checking out the area, seeing if Ashokan is having any classes…try to get tickets for a Midnight Ramble… πŸ™‚

  10. Yowza! What an awesome vacation idea. Looks a tad bit romantic too. You always have the most fun!!

  11. WOW!!!!! What a wonderful, light filled room! I can imagine setting up several spinning wheels in the room for a spinning retreat!!

  12. Carole – This place reminds me of the barn up in Jefferson, NH. I remember never wanting to come home. It was so peaceful.

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