NOTE: during the summer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day) and holidays, we are asking for a 3 day minimum stay. And the house is just for Immediate guests only, NO PARTIES OR GATHERINGS PLEASE
Also. it is a requirement to be fully verified with Airbnb before renting this property ( government identification, etc). Thanks
This is a beautifully restored 1850s farmhouse with an open first floor plan and four bedrooms + two baths upstairs. At an elevation of 2200 feet, and bordering the 275,000 acres of Catskills National Park, you're surrounded by idyllic mountain views across Platte Clove. The wrap-around porch comes set with antique rocking chairs and outdoor dining table, and in warmer weather, there is much good swimming to be done in the pond in our yard, or at the waterfalls which are literally within minutes walk.
The house is full of beautiful design moments — exposed, hand-hewn, reclaimed barn beams, wooden floors, a clawfoot tub in the guest bath, a gorgeous slate-lined walk-in shower in the master bath, and antique furniture pieces, many of which are the original pieces that came with the house when we bought it. Enjoy an indoor wood-burning stove, and an outdoor hot tub, sauna, pond, fire pit, depending on the weather.
We also have a back-up generator, HRV heat recovery ventilation system, and radiant floor heating (both of which make the house eco-friendly and very comfortable). We've spent many perfect winter weekends up here and have worked out a prompt plowing service with our neighbor so we're never snowed in.
There are no other houses in view from the property. Nearby are Hunter Mountain ski resort (15 minutes away), Tannersville (nearby bars, restaurants, grocery), Saugerties (just down the mountain — home to Miss Lucy's famous french toast), and Woodstock (15 minutes when the seasonal back road is open), not to mention the trailheads for Huckleberry Point, Indian Head, Sugarloaf, Lookout Mountain and more.
The house is situated on a seasonal road. In the spring, summer and fall, it's 20 minutes off the NY State Thruway, exit 20 (Saugerties). In the winter months, the route from the Thruway is an additional 15 minutes, winding through an incredibly scenic moment of the Catskills Preserve, right past Kaaterskill Falls. And is only 8 miles from Hunter Mountain Ski Resort.
There is plenty of amazing hiking, swimming and skiing in the immediate vicinity.
No parties or large gatherings. House is for immediate guests only.
• No smoking please.
- Dogs are by request only. No cats are permitted. Sorry.
• Feel free to watch our DVDs (there are hundreds) or read our books (hundreds of those too) but please do not remove from house.
• When using the fireplace or outdoor fire pit, please exercise all logical safety precautions and do not leave fires burning unattended. There is a water bucket outside for extinguish fires.
• Don't use the hot tub if the temperature is above 105ºF. And no glass in the Sauna or Hot Tub. Also, refrain from using sauna and hot tub when consuming alcohol or medication.
Thanks for your cooperation.
- And most of all, stay off the pond in the winter, even if it looks frozen, we have aerators which keep it from freezing in the center.
Hi! I'm Tom. I'm a filmmaker, and love to play old-time fiddle. Both of which take me to some pretty exotic places. I am a big time hiker and outdoorsman, camping, swimming and jumping off waterfalls is heaven for me, though I can't live without the city, either. I've lived in Paris, Louisiana, Los Angeles and up the coast of Northern California, and I just can't rave enough about the genius of Airbnb. I use it plenty as both a guest and a host.