Cute and cozy cabin just 10 minutes to Phoenicia and Pine Hill and all the great hiking and skiing of the Central Catskills. Part of a 1940s bungalow colony, lovingly restored; privacy without isolation, streamside gazebo. Pool converted into a lotus pond. You’ll love my place because of the views and the outdoors space. My place is good for couples and furry friends (pets).
The address is 120 Creekside Drive, Shandaken NY 12480. Some GPS systems prefer other spellings, such as 120 Creek Side Drive or even 120 County Route 47, so here are detailed driving directions, just in case…
From the New York State thruway. Get off at Exit 19, Kingston. Take first right coming out of the tollgates onto Route 28 West. Follow 28 for about 27 miles past Phoenicia to the intersection with Route 42 in Shandaken. Follow the detour sign to turn right onto Route 42. After about 1/4 mile, take the first left onto Creek Side Drive. Proceed just less than one mile and on the right you will see a large white building very close on the road. The drive is to the right just before that. As soon as you turn right you will see three small cabins at the top of a slight hill, about 100 feet in front of you. Your cabin is Shelly, at the left end of the three. Shelly has blue trim. You can drive just past Shelly and park to the right.
- Here is some information that we hope will help you enjoy your stay! The wireless password is: cottageguest. Heat is thermostat controlled. There is an on/off button and a temperature control. In winter please turn the heat down to 45°F when you leave. This will save energy and reduce our shared carbon footprint. IMPORTANT: In winter the power to the heat tapes must remain on to avoid frozen pipes. The switch next to the refrigerator should be taped in the on position in the cold season. If it is not for some reason, please inform us immediately The cabin is well insulated to keep a consistent temperature. In the summer, if you close doors and windows in the cool of the morning, the inside of the cabin will stay remarkably cool even on a hot day.
There may be other guests on the property when you stay. Mutual respect and cooperation in using common facilities, such as the streamside fire pit and pavilion, are appreciated.
Please recycle. Cans and bottles should be rinsed and any plastic food containers washed first before going into the green plastic recycling bin provided. Newspapers and magazines can go in there too. (We have single stream recycling, so no need to sort.) Garbage should be bagged and left in the receptacle in the kitchen.
Sometimes the water has a sulfur smell. This is the local geology and goes away if you run the tap for 10 seconds or so.
Smoking is allowed outside only. Pets should be leashed or kept under your control at all times. Please never leave them alone in the cabin. The fire pits by the cabins and by the stream are for your enjoyment. Firewood is sold in Phoenicia; please buy and burn locally to avoid transporting destructive insects. Please learn to recognized poison ivy and avoid contact.
Please note that there is wildlife, including non-aggressive black bears, in the area. Do not leave food, garbage, etc., outside the cabin at night as this may attract such wildlife. Please also familiarize yourself with the dangers of deer tick-borne Lyme Disease and the methods for protecting yourself against this. The cabin is on a well and septic systems. Do not flush anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime.
Please be aware that we are in the New York City watershed and be considerate accordingly.
For guests with pets. A lint roller is provided so as courtesy to our housekeeper and subsequent guests, it would be greatly appreciated if you could use that to pick up any pet hairs that you notice. Thanks!