In the Northern Catskills, The DeWitt Oak Hill is a restored 1865 inn on the banks of the Catskill Creek, just 2.5 hours from NYC, and minutes from Hudson and the slopes. Listed on the National Register, the DeWitt is a mix of vintage and modern.
The DeWitt is an eclectic mix of vintage and modern, with an ever-changing collection of furnishings—which are all for sale.
Welcome drinks upon arrival.
A full gourmet, locally resourced farm to table breakfast is served each morning.
Room 47 is minimally curated with an ode to restfulness. Our guests often travel from the surrounding cities. This room offers a serene environment in which to rest. Scenes from the area more than 100 years ago grace the walls. A mid-century chair in the corner offers a place to read a book, and a writing desk awaits your pen. A vintage iron full bed is lush and beckoning. Classic white subway-tile with black accents and vintage accessories make the bathroom a place to linger; possibly in the luxury rain shower. We feature only locally-made vegetable soaps and cruelty-free shampoo and conditioners.
Guests have access to a two-story great room, which has a beautiful Hollywood Regency curved velvet sofa, a baby grand piano, a flat screen TV and a retro record player—complete with our record selection. There is a library in the upstairs gallery if you would like a little quiet time. We are right on the Catskill Creek. Our garden has multiple seating areas and fireplaces as well as creek access to cool off your toes, sunbathe or read a book laying on one of the huge rocks as the water flows past you. The indoor dining area is the primary space for communal breakfast. Guests can also take their breakfast out to the garden dining area if preferred.
Interakcija s gostima
The host will be (discreetly) on premises to offer recommendations and to assist as needed.
The DeWitt Oak Hill is a living, breathing vintage shop. Everything you are surrounded by is available for purchase—either in-house or online after you return home. Each sleeping room is curated by individual taste-maker friends of ours and will subtly change as time goes on (and furnishings are sold!). The upstairs gallery exhibits the work of local artists, and the wares of local purveyors will be featured around the entire space, all of which will be for sale and will benefit said artists. The DeWitt is also available for a full house rental (see our other listing) and is available for retreats, seminars and weddings (along with event design). Please ask.
Children 8 years old or older are welcome. However, please be aware that there are lots of decorative items and art around the house. Use your judgement about whether children will be safe and comfortable, and not destroy things. You know your children :)
This house is animal friendly, but please advise us in advance if you intend to bring your pet. Your animal must be well behaved, and you must clean up after it. Maximum of 1 pet.
This is a no-smoking house. However, there is an area in the corner of the garden that can be used as a smoking area. Please clean up all cigarette butts.
Although the house is available for events such as small weddings, engagements, showers, etc., those events need to pre-approved, planned and paid for separately from this rental.
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We are Diane and Dorothee. Two friends with a shared love of vintage furnishings and old homes. We've combined that love through our new guest-house called The DeWitt, Oak Hill—a former hotel built in 1865. We have restored the hotel into a sleeping and event space. All of our rooms are styled in an eclectic mix of vintage and modern furnishings, by ourselves and guest curators. Our vintage furnishings business, French & Scouser, furnishes The DeWitt, and everything is available for purchase. So if you like your bedside lamp, for example, you can take it home with you! Our mission is to create an environment where you feel like you are hanging out a friend's country house. Not fussy, not formal, just comfy.