My place is very near the Hunter Mt. Ski Bowl and the Windham Mt. Ski area. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trail systems are right across the road. Extensive hiking trails and scenic views in area. Two hours from NYC. Antique shops, a variety of restaurants, two movie theaters, a public library, The Mountaintop Arboretum, The Mountaintop Historical Society, and museums await your exploration.
- Parents are responsible for the safety of their children at all times, especially around the wood stove.
- There will be a list of house rules and emergency phone numbers on the refrigerator.
- Please be watchful of the heat; turn it down if you leave the house for a good part of the day, and when you go to bed at night. Thank you.
- Please leave Deer Hill as you found it when you arrived for other guests to enjoy.
I am a family friendly home owner, a retired teacher/garden designer and mother of two adult children who are now married and live in NYC. They spent their youthful summers and winter vacations, as did I, in this High Peaks Mountaintop region. We visited our respective Grandmothers, Aunts, Uncles and cousins here. We all learned to ski at Hunter and Windham Mts. I love the land in the Catskills and the recreation it affords. Not far from all the culture and bustle of NYC, Deer Hill is my retreat from traffic congestion and brain congestion. It soothes my soul, like swimming in the ocean or watching the flames of a fire. Most of my hobbies involved Sports and the Arts; skiing, swimming, sailing, singing and Dance, however my favorite pastime is simply walking and talking with friends.
While renting my favorite place is, primarily, a way to maintain it and to make tax payments, renting is also a way for me to learn more about hospitality. I try to create a positive, warm and lasting experience here and I hope you will enjoy the spirit of this special place as much as we do.
When at Deer Hill I now spend more time reading and writing in its contained and historic atmosphere. The rest of the time I love to explore the woods, watch light coming through the trees, do some of my own landscaping and learn about our local flora and fauna. Deer Hill is a prefect retreat for artists, lovers, friends, family, naturalists and outdoor adventurers. I hope you all enjoy your stay in my cottage in the woods. Tucked in, but not far from the main roads, Deer Hill is as accessible to activities as you can get in the mountains while still maintaining a fair measure of privacy. It is located next to Onteora Park, a private residential community and near the Deer Mountain Inn with its 4 star restaurant. We are 10 minutes door to door to Hunter Mt. ski slopes and 20 min. to Windham Ski Area.
I hope you experience the feeling that Deer Hill is your own for a time. To enhance your comfort further I recommend repeat or extended visits, or weekly/monthly rentals. Have a great winter ahead!