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Charming Immaculate Woodland Cabin -Enjoy Nature & Local Charm

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Last updated: 08/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our cabin is on Pakatakan Mountain 'an Indian name meaning where the sweet grass grows' and is the highest mountain in Delaware county NY. It is a great setting for a romantic getaway, family vacations, outdoor adventures or just time to unwind within the beautiful area of the Western Catskills Mountains! The cabin is on 9 private woodland acres bordering New York State Forest Preserve in Delaware County NY near the towns of Arkville and Margaretville, 45 miles west of Kingston NY.

Why rent with us over other properties? We feel we offer an up/scale cabin with all the amenities you could ask for in a beautiful private woodland setting at a very reasonable rate. Please read our reviews.

The cabin's in a very private setting with its own driveway. It is the last house on the main road up the mountain. There are no other houses behind the cabin, just thousands of wild forest acres with logging trails and NYS state trail you can explore all day long. Deer, turkey, rabbits, many birds and other forest creatures can often be seen from the Guest house.

The guest house has two bedrooms and one bathroom. One has a queen bed and the other a full sized bed. Additionally there is a pull out sofa in the living room with a full sized bed.

The cabin also has a large flat screen TV, a nice selection of books and movies as well as board games for you indoor entertainment. In warm months there is small volleyball/badmitten net set up on grounds and horseshoe pits.

You can participate in as much outdoor activity as you want or just relax in the cabin and read a book or watch a movie or just create sumptuous meals in the guest house's updated large eat in kitchen which contains all the necessities for your cooking and dining pleasure!

Its totally up to you!

Take some time to visit the area antique shops and the Catskill Artisan's Guild Retail Shop in Margaretville or take a ride on a historic train, swim nearby in one of the areas 5 scenic mountain lakes or 3 small public pools. A new pool just opened in the spring for 2014 less than 2 miles from the house. There is great bicycling roads (both road and mountain), fantastic motorcycling the back roads, and now kayaking or canoeing on the scenic Pepacton reservoir in addition to other remote lakes. Also shop at the local, colorful farmer's market Saturdays mid/May to Mid/October.

Early spring features mountain views, summer, a richness of green and autumn of course, an array of colors and apples on the property's 5 apple trees.

Wildlife is often seen right from the deck. The property grounds feature logging roads which connect you to miles of state trails across acres and acres of pristine forest. You can have a great hiking and nature experience right at the guest house property! Hiking equipment and a GPS are provided.

Finally, please read what our guests have said about their stay with us. There are many more comments at the end of the listing from our guest book. We hope you will consider us for your Catskill Vacation home!

Here is a list of things to do locally within the surrounding area (seasonal dependent):

* Antique stores
* Brand new Freshtown Supermarket featuring a wide selection of foods for every taste 1 1/2 miles from cabin
* Lake swimming and fishing (Big pond, Little Pond, Belleayre Lake, Alder Lake, Mine Kill Falls)
* Stream tubing (Tube Town)
* Golf 3-par, 9-Par or regulation 18 hole course(extremely reasonable green fees)
* Arts and Crafts
* Excellent Farmer Market on Saturdays (Mid May thru Mid October)
* Great Downhill Skiing at Belleaye and Plattekill Mountains
* Cross-Country skiing
* Snowshoeing-(right from our cabin!)
* Summertime Bellayre Music Festival
* Bait and Fly Fishing at Pepacton Reservoir and area streams (trout & bass)
* Restaurants
* Canoeing or Kayaking
* Trail Hiking (can hike from the Guest House)
* Road Biking (beautiful scenic roads)
* Mt. Biking (Plattekill & Belleayre when in season)
* Cross-Trail Biking (exceptional rail-to trail paths)
* Motorcycling (fantastic black top scenic roads
* Big Game & Small Game Hunting (when in season

Keywords: Mountain Chalet,Woodland Cabin, Rustic,Trail Hiking, Lake swimming, Forest Hiking,Guest House,Fly Fishing,Outdoor vacation


Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Can hike via our logging trails that connect to state trails right from the property grounds....moreless


  • Books:

    Many books on an array of subject matters...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    various board games...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    We are at the end of a dead end road, part way up a mountain. The property backs up to acres and acres of state land....moreless

  • Village:

    We are 1 1/2 miles from two villages -- Margaretville and Arkville...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    air conditioner in living room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    seperate thermos for each room, electric baseboard, plus wood burning stove with blower...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    New electric stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer/dryer, all flatware, coffee maker, microwave, drinking glasses, wine glasses. cooking pots, blender, toaster, coffee maker, teapot, everything you will need...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals nearby...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 7 - Oct 10, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$130 $160
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Taxes Not included


Holiday weekends: 3 night minimum, $170 per night

Stays of more than a week: up to 2 additional nights are charged at nightly rate of midweek $130, weekend $160, 3rd additional nights or more $106 per night

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/19/2015
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany or Newburgh
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hannah Country Resort
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
NYS Thruway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Inn Between
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bellearye Lake

A great area for exploring nature including hiking, scenic bicycling and motorcycling. Well known for great trout fly fishing. Four pristine lakes in the area. Many quaint towns and antique shops to visit. Local old time railroad scenic ride. Great local farmer's market on Saturdays late spring through early fall and many farm stands.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Hi, we are Mike & Robin Tanner. After having a weekend getaway house for many years, a time came to leave our busy city lives and professional careers and make a new life and home in the beautiful Catskill mountains of New York. We never regretted this decision. Robin pursued her interests in becoming a potter and started Loving Earth Studio and sells her wonderful pottery at local stores and crafts shows. I am now retired but quite busy with my outdoor hobbies and taking care of our property. A few years ago, we acquired a cabin adjacent to our home with its own 9 acre woodland parcel with access to trails to the NYS forest preserve lands and over a year of hard sweat and labor and way over budget, we totally renovated the cabin or as we now call it, The Guest House.?. From the positive comments we received from friends and relatives who stayed as our guests, we decided to offer it for rent to those wanting to visit the Catskills when not in use. That is how we began our vacation rental business. Robin and I will do our best to make our 'Guest House' cabin your home away from home for peace and quiet and enjoying the beauty of our wonderful area. !!! Mike and Robin Tanner

Why the Owner Chose Arkville:
We made our lives here in the Catskill mountain area of New York because of the great natural beauty and energy. The Rental property is located on its own private driveway on 9 acres on the side of Pakatakan Mountain near Margaretville New York In Delaware County.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We have pristine wilderness behind us while we are only 2 miles from the Town of Margaretville which is often mentioned in travel articles as a great low key getaway place with nice shops and a newly built Freshtown grocery store for family shopping. You have a wildness experience while not feeling in isolation. The best of both worlds.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Guest House

    The Guest House

  • outside deck area with gas grill

    outside deck area with gas grill

  • New stack Washer/Dryer

    New stack Washer/Dryer

  • hardwood floors and woodburning fireplace insert

    hardwood floors and woodburning fireplace insert

  • bedroom 1

    bedroom 1

  • outside dining area

    outside dining area

  • Back of house & trail to woods

    Back of house & trail to woods

  • Jessie, our much loved Yellow lab, who loved to meet guests, passed this winter

    Jessie, our much loved Yellow lab, who loved to meet guests, passed this winter

  • State Land behind the house for hiking

    State Land behind the house for hiking

  • Large Kitchen with all amenities and cooking supplies!

    Large Kitchen with all amenities and cooking supplies!

  • Recent Sony 37 inch Flat Screen 5.1 audio system LCD TV Upgrade

    Recent Sony 37 inch Flat Screen 5.1 audio system LCD TV Upgrade

  • Living room with Sofa bed

    Living room with Sofa bed

  • bedroom 2

    bedroom 2

  • Kayaking rentals now on the beautiful Pepacton reservoir only a few miles away

    Kayaking rentals now on the beautiful Pepacton reservoir only a few miles away

  • Horseshoe pits

    Horseshoe pits

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