The house where Bob Dylan and The Band recorded The Basement Tapes in 1967 is available to rent as a holiday home.
The coral-colored house in Saugerties, New York – ‘Big Pink’ is listed on holiday rental site, VRBO.
The house, which gave its name to The Band‘s 1968 album Music From Big Pink, is described on the VRBO site:
“The updated Dormer unit was Levon Helm‘s bunk area back In the late ’60s. The Central Staircase opens mid-unit to a dining table & chairs; to the right is a desk-bar; the kitchen, with stone counter-top; bathroom with tile shower, and a futon-couch-sitting area. To the left, in the bedroom area, there’s a sitting area with TV (limited cable) and a queen sided bed with a quality mattress set. The Dormer has air-conditioning, and views of Overlook Mountain, fields and forest. Outside is the lawn with out-door furniture & original stone fireplace/bbq area nestled beneath the pines. The Dormer can sleep 4, and has WiFi.
“The main floor is a 2 bedroom unit with a sunroom (Rick’s room – was Rick Danko‘s quarters), living room with sofa, writing table & chairs at the picture window, wood-stove/fireplace. It opens into the Dining Room, which has a antique dining table & chairs for 6. The kitchen, as does much of the house, maintains the mid-century period look, with forest views east. The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed, desk, sitting area & full closet. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds, dressers and side tables. The sunroom had a futon twin couch (which folds down to become a sleeper). The sunroom has it’s own back entrance, and opens to the lawn and old out-door fireplace for campfire evenings. All told, upstairs has a queen bed and full futon – can sleep 4 people max. The Main Floor has a queen-sized bed, 2 twins and a single ‘twin’ futon on the sunporch -and so can sleep 5 max.
“Note: the Basement is not included in the rental.”
CNN reports that the current owners, Don and Susan LaSala, are offering a nightly rental rate of $650 (£423) for a minimum of two nights.
The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house – which sleeps a total of nine – is 4 miles from the village of Woodstock.
Click here to read Robbie Robertson on the making of Music From Big Pink.
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