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Stunning, Secluded Log Home Surrounded by Woods and Water

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Walk in the gardens or swim in the pond off the living room

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Last updated: 05/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Escape to Bryant's Brook, a beautiful, unique cabin that's surrounded by woods and completely secluded from all neighbors but easy to access all year round.

Lovingly built with pegged, hand-hewn barn beams, rough-cut logs and wide-plank floors cut from the surrounding pine-covered mountains, this unique home is both rustic and utterly comfortable. Fully furnished with beautiful local antiques, two woodstoves, and an artesian well, but with a modern kitchen, and digitally monitored central heat, it's the perfect place for a romantic ski trip or escape from the city for a couple, a big family or a group of friends.

The three main bedrooms are up a spiral staircase, but if someone has trouble with stairs there is a sunroom with its own woodstove off the kitchen that can be used as a bedroom. Two bedrooms upstairs have double beds, and the third has two single beds and child's bed. The spacious living room has a woodstove that opens to function as a fireplace, a fieldstone hearth, and a picture window looking onto the pond. The french doors open onto one of the two back sun decks.

Off the kitchen is a spacious covered front porch with a gas grill. There are also two campfires. One is on the bank of Bryant's Brook, which has a great swimming hole for summer. The other is up in the woods, by the stone fence. Both have comfortable seating and a giant boulder to arrange food on if you're cooking over the fire.

Surrounded by protected woods on all sides, the property includes an apple orchard for you to pick apples, an organic garden with vegetables, berries and herbs. There are two ponds connected by a spring that winds between them, and 2.5 acres of landscaped lawn and gardens.

This is kid paradise! There is a toddler bed, pack and play, potty, safety gate, high chair, a sandbox and a tree house... Well-behaved dogs are welcome, there is a dog bed, and dogs can run off leash, we're surrounded by a beautiful old stone wall, woods and a stream.

Please don't smoke inside.

Our home is on its own, we have one neighbor up the hill through the trees. We are about three miles from the picturesque village of Andes, which offers terrific antique shops and boutiques, its own museum, several galleries, outstanding restaurants, and live music.

In the winter, if you want to ski, it's only 20 minutes from Belleayre ski area, 30 from Plattekill, and 1 hour from Hunter. Also, it's one hour and fifteen minutes from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, 40 minutes from Woodstock and New York City is a 2.5 hour drive.

In June, July and August, we give preference to weeklong rentals, from Friday to Friday, and we only take shorter bookings two weeks in advance.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    good dogs welcome...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Back bedroom: 1 double

    The quietest room, it also has an ensuite half bath...moreless

  • The kids' room: 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    Lots of space to sleep, play, and read bedtime stories...moreless

  • Loft bedroom: 1 double

    Located above the living room, toasty from the wood stove....moreless

  • Sunroom

    Off the kitchen, it has a wood stove and fits our aero bed...moreless

  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Aero bed or mattress available for the sunroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Downstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, jetted tub

    A spacious bathroom with steps down to the tub...moreless

  • Upstairs half bath: toilet

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are two spring-fed ponds and a stream with a swimming hole

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Lots of records, please be careful with them......moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Living room faces a swimming pond. The pond and a small garden pond are spring fed, and an active brook also winds its way through the grounds. The brook out front has a great swimming hole as well....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The farm table has a bench on one side and a mess of chairs on the other. Two vintage high chairs for kids, and a real high chair with a tray for babies is in the closet upstairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    DSL...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Stove top espresso maker, bean grinder, and a percolator. We like coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We're well stocked with all the dishes and utensils you'll need for your group....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen for those who love cooking...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Most kitchen basics are in the cupboards, we ask that you replace anything you use up....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster:

    Forman grill and a toaster (or two)...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered front porch and two back sun decks...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several golf courses in nearby Margaretville...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stainless steel gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Andes school has a great pool that's free and open all day...moreless

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,200
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,100
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay

$1,000
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: On holidays and long weekends we prefer if you stay at least three nights.

There's a cleaning fee of $100 you leave in cash on the table.

In the summer, rentals are usually for the whole week, starting on Friday.

We don't rent for the month.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Car: Recommended

We are very close to several great ski areas. Plattekill, where kids ski free, Belleayre, the big mountain, as well as Hunter and Wyndham. There's also cross country skiing. In summer, we're right on the edge of Catskills Park, so there are almost unlimited options for hiking, as well as boating and fishing.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I'm from Colorado, so I didn't think I'd ever fall in love with the mountains on the East Coast, until we discovered Andes. The area is just beautiful, with steep mountain hiking trails, great fishing and water sports, picturesque towns and irresistible antique shops everywhere. My family loves coming up here all year round, for summer hikes, winter skiing and skating, and just relaxing in the house and the gardens.

Why the Owner Chose Andes:
The house is a dream come true - every time we arrive from the city we're amazed at the beauty of the materials and the craftsmanship that went into creating the house and the gardens. The kids and the dogs love being outside all day, swimming, eating apples, playing in the tree house. It's so close to the city and a world away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Because we're surrounded by protected forests the house feels very secluded, without being difficult to reach, we have just one neighbor, but you can't even see his house, so it's very private. The gardens are always producing apples, raspberries, tomatoes and pumpkins that practically grow by themselves - there's so much water because of the spring-fed ponds and the brook by the house. It's an entirely unique property, unlike any other you're likely to find, built out of reclaimed barn materials and cleverly reused artifacts, including an old gravestone as a step.


Contact us

Speaks: english, czech

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  • Walk in the gardens or swim in the pond off the living room

    Walk in the gardens or swim in the pond off the living room

  • The wood stove opens up as a fireplace so you can enjoy a book in front of it

    The wood stove opens up as a fireplace so you can enjoy a book in front of it

  • Handcrafted details throughout the house add to its unique charm

    Handcrafted details throughout the house add to its unique charm

  • The garden has different flowers for every season

    The garden has different flowers for every season

  • Bedroom above the kitchen has two single beds, a toddler bed and exposed beams

    Bedroom above the kitchen has two single beds, a toddler bed and exposed beams

  • There are extra nooks and corners for reading, napping and playing

    There are extra nooks and corners for reading, napping and playing

  • Perfect for kids with books, toys, a treehouse, sandbox and big lawn

    Perfect for kids with books, toys, a treehouse, sandbox and big lawn

  • The Adirondack style front arch is covered with flowers by mid-summer

    The Adirondack style front arch is covered with flowers by mid-summer

  • The cozy back bedroom has a half bath.

    The cozy back bedroom has a half bath.

  • Local hikes, like Giant Ledge, a favorite, offer stunning Catskills views

    Local hikes, like Giant Ledge, a favorite, offer stunning Catskills views

  • Palmer Hill is one of 3 easy hiking trails that have opened just minutes away.

    Palmer Hill is one of 3 easy hiking trails that have opened just minutes away.

  • Large living room with a wood stove and french doors that open onto a deck

    Large living room with a wood stove and french doors that open onto a deck

  • The kitchen is fully equipped and the table easily seats a large group

    The kitchen is fully equipped and the table easily seats a large group

  • 3 cozy upstairs bedrooms are furnished with antiques

    3 cozy upstairs bedrooms are furnished with antiques

  • Enjoy meals in the shade of the front porch just off the kitchen

    Enjoy meals in the shade of the front porch just off the kitchen

  • Woods surround 2 acres of landscaped lawn, apple orchard, 3 ponds, and 2 streams

    Woods surround 2 acres of landscaped lawn, apple orchard, 3 ponds, and 2 streams

  • Giant willow trees grow along the streams and by the ponds

    Giant willow trees grow along the streams and by the ponds

  • Help yourself to apples from the orchard

    Help yourself to apples from the orchard

  • plenty of wood in the shed for the stoves

    plenty of wood in the shed for the stoves

  • Our organic garden has herbs, berries, tomatoes, squash, zucchini and pumpkin

    Our organic garden has herbs, berries, tomatoes, squash, zucchini and pumpkin

  • The local 'beach' at Pine Hill, a few minutes drive.

    The local 'beach' at Pine Hill, a few minutes drive.

  • Plattekill is a nearby family-owned ski area that's free for kids

    Plattekill is a nearby family-owned ski area that's free for kids

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, czech
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