Comfortable, newly furnished, tri-level house nestled in the woods with seasonal mountain views. Each bedroom has its own bath. Hiking trails, fishing, and skiing nearby; sweet swimming/picnic spot with waterfall a short walk away.
We love this house because it is a perfect place for a reset from our busy lives, whether if only for a few days, or for a week or longer. There are tons of windows, including 3 sets of sliding glass doors that lead from the DR/LR to the wraparound deck. We find it so relaxing to see the trees that surround us in all directions.
Most of the furniture is new and in good condition and really comfortable. The living room has a sofa and two cushioned chairs. The dining area (really part of the living room) has a wood table with removable leaves. It comfortably seats 8. We have some fold up camping chairs that on cold nights we like to assemble in around the wood burning stove.
The kitchen has a new oven/range. It’s such a pleasure to cook on compared to our tiny stove in Brooklyn (where we live). This stove has a couple of high BTU burners that are very efficient. We are coffee fanatics and so, while there is a standard drip coffee maker available to use, we welcome you to use our Bialetti stovetop espresso makers. There are instructions at the house. If you’re bringing coffee for these, have it ground to fine (the setting on a machine grinder should be one notch coarser than Turkish). There's also an electric milk frother - which works great.
We have some of our own food at the house. We’ll leave it in cabinets and/or bins marked “Owners” and we’ll be sure to leave plenty of space for guests. Feel free to use our spices (in the drawer to the right of the stove), our olive oil (in the cabinet below the spices), our condiments (in the fridge). If possible, replace something if you finish it.
Upstairs, each bedroom has its own full bath. The master bedroom is quite big and, eventually, we’ll furnish it with a desk and a small sofa, but for now it just has the bed, a dresser, and bookshelves. Oh, and great windows. From the smaller bedroom (also with a full bath (shower)) you can see the stars through the window on a clear night. There’s a small dresser in this room, too.
Between the two bedrooms on the top floor are two closets. We keep most of our non-food personal stuff in the big one (mainly clothing). We ask that guests use the smaller closet if they need added storage. This smaller closet is where you’ll find towels and sheets to use.
The lower level is one big room + a laundry room and the utility room. The big room has a sleep sofa, a comfortable armchair, and a tv with Netflix and Amazon Prime. If you wish to use the sleep sofa for sleeping, let us know in advance please.
You can use the washer and dryer in the laundry room. There are also extra paper towels and toilet paper stored here. If you need to dry a few clothes and want to save electricity, there is a drying rack in the other room in the lower level - the utility room. It gets warm in there, so your clothes will dry pretty quickly.
We have a charcoal grill. It is stored in the shed. If you decide to use it, set it up at the end of the driveway, between the kitchen door and the shed.
The property is just over 3 acres, and it is located in the Catskills Forest Preserve. In the summer, you can barely see any other houses. In the winter, with the trees more bare, you can see other houses a bit more - but there are also enhanced mountain views, which to us makes it worth it.
A short walk from the house is an exquisite pond surrounded by trees, with a stream that flows into it and a waterfall that flows out of it. The pond belongs to us and the handful of other houses in the area. You are welcome to use it - and swim in it! There are picnic tables and Adirondack chairs.
The house is ~15 min to Woodstock and Phoenicia, 30 minutes to skiing, 30 minutes to Kingston/Saugerties, 10 min to Wilson State Park, 20 min to Pine Hill.
We are avail by phone, email, and text, plus we have neighbors/friends in the area who can help out in a pinch.
We recommend having a car, but the Trailways bus will drop you off at the foot of the road. Taxis are avail, plus the Trailways bus goes to Woodstock, Phoenicia, Pine Hill Lake.+ More