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Cozy, Secluded Mountain Home in the Heart of the Gunks

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View of the house from the driveway in late fall.

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Last updated: 11/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Cragsmoor house description

This enchanting Shawangunk Mountain house -- a ''home sweet home'' -- sits on a forested mountain top in the cliff-side bohemian community of Cragsmoor, NY.

Losee Cottage is a newly renovated two-story stone-and-cedar-shingle house. The 2300-square-foot home boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths (one on each floor). The four bedrooms sleep 8: 1 queen master bedroom; 1 full bedroom; 2 twin bedrooms (2 twin beds per room). Wraparound windows bring the outside inside with a generous deck, 900 square foot living/dining room (extendable dining table seats up to 10 and includes 10 straightback chairs),with both radiant floor and baseboard heat, a glassed-in summer porch with dining table for 10 (not heated though guests are free to use the woodstove if they want) and front porch sitting area.

The galley kitchen is well-equipped and has an ample prep area. A gas grill and a charcoal grill are provided for cooking en plein air. With the large outdoor deck and summer dining porch, the house is a great place to entertain outside in warm weather. In the colder months, enjoy cooking and chatting while standing on a warm, radiant heated floor or entertain family in friends in the main dining/living room.

The house is a complete retreat for a romantic week of vacation and relaxation or get-togethers for friends and family. It's a 2-hour drive from New York City, 45 minutes from New Paltz, 50 minutes from West Point.

The Middletown, NY, train station (for NJ Transit) is 40 minutes away; scheduled bus service in Ellenville is 15 minutes away by taxi.

The house is just minutes from great hiking and the best hang-gliding on the east coast. Just a bit further are amazing rock-climbing, mountain-lake swimming, farmer's markets, summer theater, music festivals and golf.

We regret that the house is not equipped for wheelchair accessibility.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum of 25 years of age....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Children should have a great time on the property but parents will need to consider 'child proofing' for very young children....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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              • Air conditioner (with remote) is provided for each of the 4 bedrooms. Summer nights are generally cool on the mountain but in recent summers there have been one to two weeks when temperatures reached into the 90's. Window shades for a better night's sleep - Each bedroom has at least 4 windows, each with blackout shades. All windows have screens to let in summer breezes. In cooler weather, storm window sashes and a well insulated home help keep out the cold. There are two separate heating zones for the 4 bedrooms. Bedrooms heated via hot water baseboard units. Bathroom and upstairs hall have a separate radiant floor heating zone. ....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Second Floor...moreless

              • Full 2: toilet, shower

                First Floor...moreless

              • Bathrooms heated by radiant floor system: Each bathroom has it's own thermostat....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • First floor heated via radiant floor system. Living room also has hot water baseboard heating system. 1.5 cords of seasoned firewood included in yearly rental. Parents with very young children will need to consider child proofing as the house is not child proofed....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Various novels, magazines...moreless

                  • Books For Kids
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    board games, puzzles ...moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Time Warner Cable: Showtime and Netflix currently provided....moreless

                  • Stereo

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain:

                        In the Shawangunk Mountain range. ...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Rock Climbing

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        There are 2 dining areas, each table extends to seat 8 to 10. Enjoy year round dining in the living/dining room; In warm months (or if heated with woodstove) enjoy the screened in summer dining room....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Air Conditioner in each bedroom...moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace:

                        Living room fireplace. We provide 1.5 cords of seasoned wood per year. You pay for additional wood. Fireplace can heat lower level of house....moreless

                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Current phone service has free calling throughout the U.S....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Radiant floor heat on first floor and in bathrooms. Baseboard radiant heat in bedrooms and living room. 5 separate heat zones. ...moreless

                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Sheets, bed cover and comforters for each bed....moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Parking:

                        Parking in driveway holds 4 cars....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        The house and parking area are well off the main road. ...moreless

                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided:

                        8 towel sets provided...moreless

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Current Wifi access is excellent from any room in the house as well as on the deck and front porch. House currently has Time Warner 'Ultimate 50' allows multiple devices...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace
                      • Wood Stove:

                        Woodstove in unheated summer dining room. We provide 1.5 cords of firewood per year for entire house....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Pots and pans, utensils, spices, sugar, olive and canola oil and balsamic vinegar etc....moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        Dish-washing detergent provided...moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Kitchen:

                        Coffee maker, toaster, blender, etc....moreless

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

                      Outside

                      • Beach Towels
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        600 square foot deck...moreless

                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        You may grow a garden on the property but please discuss with us first....moreless

                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Both a gas and charcoal grill are provided...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Porch / Veranda:

                        Front porch and screened in summer dinning room (with woodstove.) ...moreless

                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Wood Deck

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Carteblanche
                      • Dinersclub
                      • Discover
                      • Eurocard
                      • Jcb
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Fall
                              Nov 6 - Dec 18, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $300 $325
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,350 $2,900

                              Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                              Holiday Period
                              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $350
                              $1,575 $2,900
                              Winter/Spring 2015
                              Jan 5 - May 31, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $300 $325
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,350 $2,900
                              Summer 2015
                              Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,370 $3,200
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $300 $325
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,370 $3,200
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Tax Rate 2%

                              Notes:

                              Housekeeping. laundering of sheets and towels, firewood for fireplace and wood stove, propane for gas grill included in rental price. Charcoal not included.

                              Cotton and flannel sheets, bath towels, bedspreads, hypoallergenic comforters and pillows supplied.

                              Fire is not permitted anywhere on the property except in the fireplace and wood stove. This is a county rule reflecting forest fire risks.


                              Cancellation policy:

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


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                              Last updated: 11/26/2014
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                              Location

                              25 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Steward International Airport
                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Aroma Thyme
                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Honors Haven, Ellenville NY
                              23 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Middletown, New York (NJ Transit from NYC)
                              2.5 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              route 52
                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Aroma Thyme
                              55 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Belleayre Ski Resort
                              16.8 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Minniwaska State Park

                              Car: Necessary

                              The Losee Cottage Experience

                              Take a hike through Sam's Point preserve or to Bear Cliff. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful and historic Cragsmoor hamlet, an artist colony that several Hudson River School painters and many artists, actors and musicians continue to call home.

                              The nearby villages of Pine Bush and Ellenville offer all the conveniences of dining, shopping, services, and arts & crafts. Shadowland Theatre is the foremost regional theater in the area. Honor’s Haven offers a gym, spa, pool and golf.

                              Sam's Point Nature Preserve, a half mile from the house, offers invigorating hikes and gorgeous views of Bear Mountain (60 miles away), the Hudson Valley, and the Catskill Mountains. The historic local Stone Church with its lovely views is the site of dozens of weddings and events year-around. The Cragsmoor Free Library contains Hudson River School paintings as well as paintings by more recent artists.

                              Other activities are within a 30 to 45 minute drive, including the traditional charm of Mohonk Mountain House and Resort, Minnewaska State Park, and New Paltz, NY, a lively town with diverse dining, shopping and rock climbing as well as the National Landmark: Historic Huguenot Street.

                              Other activities closer-by include hang gliding, horseback riding, and hiking as well as wine tours and occasional musical performances at the Stone Church.

                              Kid Friendly: Ambulating children have a great time on the property. Parents will need to consider 'child proofing' for very young children.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1999

                              About the owner: We spent all our childhood summers in Cragsmoor and have fond memories of exploring the woods, climbing trees, finding red newts, and swimming in mountain water holes along the trails in the mountains. We also remember great, foggy, Fall days when we’d play games, read and eat our mother’s fresh baked muffins with tea – or scare ourselves by watching Dark Shadows when our parents were out. As adults we enjoy cooking, entertaining and gardening in Cragsmoor and my sister was married in the Stone Church. Now her young daughter and friends are busy exploring the mountains.

                              Why the Owner Chose Cragsmoor:
                              Losee Cottage has always had a special attachment to us not only because our family has been vacationing on this lovely spot since the 1860's but because of the beautiful surroundings and the activities the great outdoors offers. Losee cottage (pronounced Low -C) was originally a kitchen attached to the house where our great grandparents and their 8 children summered. When the children grew up, 'Losee Cottage' was put on American Chestnut logs (still visible in the basement but not in the forest) and dragged down the field by horses (circa 1890-1900). It became our great uncle's home. He sold it during WWII and subsequent owners enlarged it. We repurchased the house in 1999 and have restored and modernized it over the past 5 years. We do not live in the house. We spend our free time in the “Stone House” which is next door to Losee Cottage. We hope that if you do choose Losee Cottage as a vacation spot, that you will enjoy it and the surroundings as much as we have.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english, We speak very limited French, Italian and Spanish

                               

                              Photos

                              • View of the house from the driveway in late fall.

                                View of the house from the driveway in late fall.

                              • Living room fireplace with French doors on left opening on to deck

                                Living room fireplace with French doors on left opening on to deck

                              • Kitchen looking into living room and front porch entrance

                                Kitchen looking into living room and front porch entrance

                              • summer dining room

                                summer dining room

                              • Main dining area: Table extends to seat 10; includes 10 straightback chairs.

                                Main dining area: Table extends to seat 10; includes 10 straightback chairs.

                              • Nice place to sit and read or make phone calls

                                Nice place to sit and read or make phone calls

                              • Twin bedroom

                                Twin bedroom

                              • Twin bedroom

                                Twin bedroom

                              • View from Front Porch and kitchen

                                View from Front Porch and kitchen

                              • View of entrance to house from parking area

                                View of entrance to house from parking area

                              • Entry to living room with winter dining area in background

                                Entry to living room with winter dining area in background

                              • Deck on an early morning summer day.

                                Deck on an early morning summer day.

                              • Kitchen with door to summer dining room at far end of room on right

                                Kitchen with door to summer dining room at far end of room on right

                              • View from summer dining room

                                View from summer dining room

                              • Corner sofa and TV area.

                                Corner sofa and TV area.

                              • Master bedroom

                                Master bedroom

                              • Double bedroom

                                Double bedroom

                              • Second floor bathroom

                                Second floor bathroom

                              • Lane of maples shot over path from parking area (to left) and house (on right)

                                Lane of maples shot over path from parking area (to left) and house (on right)

                              • view of house from lane of maples (see earlier photo) with kitchen on left

                                view of house from lane of maples (see earlier photo) with kitchen on left

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                              This listing was first published here in 2012.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

                              $196 - $350 per night (USD)
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                              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

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                              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                              Speaks: english, We speak very limited French, Italian and Spanish
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