So I'll start by saying that I owe Megan this review since March of this year - so my most sincere apologies for the time it has taken!!
On very short notice, I decided to attend a personal workshop that was being held in Woodstock. Given the end time of the workshop, we needed to be able to spend the night (we live in NYC). The workshop contact had included Retreat at TreeGap as one of various places to stay nearby. I sent a note inquiring availability and Megan responded right away. We had done everything so last minute that I didn't know what to expect and had no time to do more than look at the Website.
What an incredibly great surprise to find such a wonderful, wonderful piece of heaven!! First, we didn't know that the property is pretty exclusive and only has two rooms for rent. Given we wanted privacy, knowing we were the only ones in the property was an unexpected but very welcomed surprise!
Second, the size of the room was three times what we would have expected! The bed is king size and very comfortable. There is a sitting area with a table/chairs for two which we used for breakfast in the mornings and to work in the afternoon. There is a TV with DVD player and even some movies/yoga DVDs. The room has windows on three sides allowing plenty of sunshine in. A large portion of one side of the room has a window ledge where you can sit/lay to read a book or just meditate as you look out to the peaceful surroundings. There are two wide chairs and a small table to enjoy a cocktail and/or share a conversation.
There is also a big closet, a small refrigerator and coffee maker. The bathroom is huge and comfortable. And last but not least, there is a private balcony overlooking the un-occupied side of the property with a rocking chair and a lounge chair.
We were lucky enough that the night we stayed, it snowed. The silence and peace I was able to find was like a very needed balm to my soul. I know I'm sounding a bit "dramatic" but we had gone through an emotional ordeal the prior year and very much needed this quiet space.
The access to Woodstock was just a short ride away. This facilitated the back and forth to enjoy the great restaurants, shopping and walking that the town has to offer.
We had such a wonderful first day that we asked Megan if we could extend our stay, and luckily for us, she was able to accommodate our request. On our day of departure, we had to head out at 5:00 a.m. and to our great surprise, Megan got up to clean the path to the car (it had snowed the night before) and to say goodbye!
Now let's talk about breakfast and Megan's cooking because that was another BIG plus!! Like other reviewers have mentioned, Megan provides you with a list of options for your breakfast which then is prepared to order and delivered warm to your door at the time of your request (whether that is very early or later in the morning). Our first day we received delicious omelets, fresh sweet grapefruits, a basket with scones and the best biscotti's we have ever tasted, an assortment of jelly, butter and nut butter, delicious papaya juice and toasted bread! It was not only delicious but beautifully presented! The second day, we were lucky enough that Megan surprised us with the MOST DELICIOUS chocolate donuts!! We later learned that this is also a passion of hers which we hope she does pursue as they were "finger-licking" GREAT!!
Needless to say, I wanted to stay the whole week and plan at some point to do so!!!
For anyone looking for some quiet and peaceful surroundings, a friendly but non-intrusive inn-keeper, spacious accommodations, and privacy, while still a short distance from the town activities, this is the place to stay!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine a bed & breakfast that's your personal country retreat - that's what you'll find at TreeGap. We are unique in our two guest residences are in separate buildings, assuring a singular, peaceful stay. ... more less