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Fall 2014

 

WELCOME to the Private Realms inaugural Newsletter! Each quarter we plan to provide you with characterful local and regional news, anecdotes, pictures, places to go, things to do…and in this issue, capturing the spirit of Witten Pond and the wondrous, historical Hudson Valley-Woodstock Region.

The Private Realms Team is thrilled. We are entering a beautiful time of year for Witten Pond. You can actually hear leaves fall then float onto the Pond for a brief rest before making their way to the rushing waters of the adjacent Wittenberg Stream.

In autumn, the Hudson Valley-Woodstock region blooms in many ways. Though the waning beauty of our summer gardens arrive, our soft-shouldered Catskill mountain trees explode with colors of rich sienna, bright yellow, deep gold, and brilliant red. Our foliage season rivals anything, anywhere. It is a do not miss! It is not only beauty that abounds. It is also area activities in celebration of the plentiful harvest our region provides. Activities are vast and eclectic, ranging from the famous Woodstock Film Festival in October to the harvest-time-festivals for Pumpkins, Apples, Wines and Cheeses at at Beacon, New Paltz, and Rhinebeck. There is an Oktoberfest and scenic skyride at Hunter Mountain. You can also be in the center of glorious fall foliage at 212 feet above the Hudson River at the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie.

We at Private Realms have been readying for the season and have three getaway houses to rent: Lily-of-the-Valley, Witten Barn, and Witten Gatehouse. All three of our homes are four-season rentals. If you miss the autumnal season, winter at Witten Pond provides a storybook winter-wonderland as you sit cozy and warm in front of a blazing fire with everything you need. If it snows, take a walk and smell the wood-smoke waft through the air; you will hear the ever-present Wittenberg Stream’s rushing waters soothe with a gentle suggestion to take time to contemplate.
The Private Reams Team

The Convergence, ©2013, Lee Anne Morgan
The Convergence, ©2013, Lee Anne Morgan
Lily-of-the-Valley, ©2013, Lee Anne Morgan
Lily-of-the-Valley, ©2013, Lee Anne Morgan
Hudson Valley Autumn, ©2013, Lee Anne Morgan
Hudson Valley Autumn, ©2013, Lee Anne Morgan
Wittenberg Stream, ©2013, Arthur Anderson
Wittenberg Stream, ©2013, Arthur Anderson