This serene Catskills home on 4 acres with 180-degree views of the surrounding mountains is the perfect getaway for individuals, couples, friends and families looking for a peaceful break in nature.
This simple and tastefully decorated 1940's farmhouse has three bedrooms (2 queen, 1 twin), one full bath with shower/tub on the ground floor, a country-style kitchen, dining area, a play room with books and toys (extra bedroom) and a living room with a stereo, comfortable couch and a wonderful wood-burning stove. Updated guest sheets and towels are provided.
The house is on a dead-end road with very little traffic. It's the perfect place for a family to reconnect or for someone who needs to work without distraction.
There is no internet access or TV and only spotty cell service (Verizon and AT&T only). There is a landline on the premises and nearby public high-speed WiFi access, if necessary. Ask for details.
Guests have access to the entire house, with the exception of a few closets.
Outside there is a classic front porch where you can hear the soothing sounds of Elk Creek, a sun-drenched deck with gardens for dining al fresco, a hammock among the pine trees, a tree house in the old apple tree and a fire pit overlooking the mountain tops.
A new charcoal grill, lawn chairs, bikes, children's toys, sleds, snowshoes and firewood are available in the shed next to house.
During the summer (approx. Memorial Day thru Columbus Day), we also have a restored Old Town canoe available for guests at the Pepacton Reservoir, 15 miles away (free access permit required). Paddles, life preservers included (kept at the house).
Washer with line dryer available.
Guests are welcome to contact us via phone at anytime with questions or concerns.
This house is truly a safe haven from the daily grind. Come and enjoy the quiet mountain setting from the front porch or by a roaring fire inside. A Catskills holiday in a forgotten valley awaits you!
A few caveats: Gas stovetop only, no oven. No internet.
No smoking in the house.
Be gentle on the plumbing.
All closets and dressers upstairs are private.
Guests are welcome to use coffee/tea, condiments and spices. Food in freezer and pantry is the owner's property.
Some light clean-up chores required at the end of stay.
Pets must be on leash outside.
Walkers, bicyclists and chickens can be seen on the road. Please observe speed limits in Halcott while driving.
Sheila is a state policy analyst. Kurt is a plant scientist and a book artist. We have 2 kids, ages 16 and 9. We recently left our beloved Manhattan after 17 years for a sweet little hamlet in New Jersey. We have a second life up in the Catskills that allows us to enjoy the great outdoors and each other's company. We love exploring new territories when we go on vacation and welcome the opportunity to assist visitors with their travel and lodging needs.