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Catskills Region Private Preserve Getaway In The Holler

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

The Holler is our secluded home that we designed and built 10 years ago. Set back from a quiet country road on 22 forever wild acres of forest and perched above a 20-acre beaver pond, The Holler is nestled in a quiet valley in the foothills of the Catskills. The property is completely private with no neighbors in sight. Yet it's only 15 minutes from the NY Thruway. For outdoor living, enjoy the spacious screen porch, wrap-around deck, outdoor hot tub and shower. Indoors, the home has a spacious living/dining area with cathedral ceilings, woodburning stove, three large comfortable bedrooms including a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom on the ground floor, a large basement TV room with futon sleeper and tread mill, and 2.5 baths, including the master bath with both a shower and a deep clawfoot tub. There are oversize windows and doors aplenty, letting copious sunlight in. We have central AC, full WiFi and premium Direct TV and a Smart TV in the main living room. Our home was built with eco-friendly materials and is Energy Star and tight -- cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. The property has a woodland trail above the pond; a canoe for the pond; a seasonal waterfall; and benches for lounging at picturesque spots in the woods. We also have a campsite with firepit right by the pond if you want to pitch a tent or use ours. We're surrounded by miles of country roads with family farms that are great for walking and biking. During the summer enjoy your pick of fresh produce from our vegetable garden, or visit the many nearby farmstands. There is a local orchard just a few miles from The Holler. And if you're a beer drinker, the excellent Honey Hollow Brewing Co. is just 3.5 miles from us and serves outstanding small batch brews in a charming country setting. We're a 15 minute drive from Catskill, 30 minute drive from Hudson, and 30 minute drive from the Catskill Park. Enjoy endless hiking, swimming and skiing depending on the season. We have two working drive-in theaters within 15 minutes of The Holler -- one featuring first-run films and the other showing classics. If you're looking for a quiet get-away in the woods, the best of indoors-outdoors, and plenty to do nearby, this is the place for you!

Michael Adams
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Michael Adams

My husband Fred and I are both non-profit executives in NYC who are passionate about our work and causes and love escaping to a beautiful and quiet place on the weekend. Over the years, we've had many wonderful times in our upstate home on our own and with friends and family. The Holler is a very special place and we're happy to share it with you.

Michael Adams purchased this house in 2007

Why Michael Adams chose Hannacroix

When we bought the Holler more than a decade ago, it was a wild, beautiful and undeveloped tract of woodland with seasonal streams and an ever-changing beaver pond. We went walking on the land with friends who had bought it a few years before and decided to sell. We weren't in the market to buy a property -- at the time we owned an old farmhouse a few miles away. But as we walked through the woods, we became mesmerized by the place and felt we were meant to be there. So we sold our farmhouse, bought the Holler and began designing our home and grounds, and never looked back. It's been a wonderful first ten years, and we intend to spend special time there for many years to come.

What makes this house unique

The Holler is part of a near-70 acre eco-friendly homeowners association, and ours is the only home there! The center of the property is a 20 acre beaver pond. The land on both sides of the pond is entirely wooded except for the area that we carved out to build our home. We own a 7 acre lot; the pond, the land immediately around it on all sides, and the 15 acres in back of our 7 that is "forever wild" and jointly owned by Fred and I and our neighboring lot owners. But the neighboring lots are undeveloped and unoccupied, which means spending time at the Holler is like being in the midst of your own beautiful, private reserve. The house is built with many windows and oversized glass doors, so you enjoy the beautiful outdoor views from just about any place inside. And we've used a "light touch" on the property -- apart from the house, our yard and lawn, a big screen porch and deck, an outdoor hot tub and shower, a few benches on picturesque spots, and some limited clearing to maximize the view of the pond from our home, we've kept the property in its natural wooded state. We recently added a small "camp" -- canoe put-in, seating area, firepit, and great spot to pitch a tent -- down a woodland trail, next to the pond, not too far from the house. If you like the country, the Holler is pretty hard to beat.


Hannacroix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The master bedroom has a queen "sleigh" bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , This upstairs bedroom has an oversize double bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This upstairs bedroom has a pull-out sleeper sofa.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The TV room doubles as a bedroom and has a foldout futon.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Catskills Region Private Preserve Getaway In The Holler
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful secluded getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing family weekend! Great way to bond with our adult children. The home is so comfortable, it screams RELAX!

You haven't lived until you go into an outdoor hot tub when it's -7 degrees!! The extreme cold made us truly enjoy the wood burning stove and the large claw foot tub!!

Michael, thank you so much for excellent communication for an easy transaction! Your home is beautifully maintained for a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re glad you loved our home and had a great winter get-away! Couldn’t agree more – combo of outdoor hot tub, the claw foot tub, and wood stove is pretty hard to beat! Come back again some time!
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The Holler is worth yelling about.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and well kept property with all the comforts of home. We had our fifth annual “dude fest” with 8 high school friends from NJ,NY & MA, The place was perfect for us, as were all musicians we brought our acoustic guitars, sat on the screened in porch and sang all night. There were no neighbors to bother. Our host Michael was very accessible and quick to answer our questions, he was very gracious and accommodating. They had some workers there fixing the hot tub upon our arrival, so it would be ready for us the next day. The landscape and extra features were fantastic, we took a muddy walk to the lagoon,( muddy only because there was an amazing thunder and lightning storm with torrential down pours!) we really enjoyed the waterfall that runs underneath their driveway after the heavy rain. We enjoyed a few tomatoes and cucumbers from their garden, and had a very relaxing time.The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook for the masses. I was very happy that we used every space in the house, we hung out on every porch that had seating, and enjoyed the fire pit on our last night. It was such a great bargain and we might very well return. We would have to bring a couple air mattresses, but that’s certainly not on the hosts, as the property was described perfectly, it was really spectacular deal.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we enjoyed our stay thoroughly

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting with teen girls and elderly parents and needed enough bedrooms and amenities like fully equipped kitchen and a bedroom on the main level to accomodate everyones needs. The property was very well maintained, clean and well equipped with all the conveniences needed. The owner did respond promptly and kindly to any questions we had. We enjoyed our family time at the vacation rental. We were very pleased and would happily recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home and property for the winter. Well cared for and easy to settle into.

  • 5 of 5

Communication: We didn’t have any complaints that needed to be addressed, but Michael had quick responses on our booking and questions. Definitely attentive.

Home: This home is gorgeous as it is comfy. High quality furniture and appliances throughout. Kitchenware is top notch with a seasoned skillet and ceramic pots. Hot tub is roomy enough for 6 adults, and gets to 105 degrees, with a great view of the woods to boot. Internet is a little slow for immediate streaming, but completely fine for email and browsing. Just preload your movies or download them beforehand.

Surrounding property: Absolutely secluded while still completely accessible by car. The home is also equipped with a security system so if you’re a paranoid city slicker, you get the best of both worlds. There’s plenty of land to explore around the home if you want a lazy hike too.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous, clean, well stocked house on a beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded all expectations. The owners were super sweet and quick to respond. The hot tub outside, the greenery everywhere and the lake that's a few meters away topped it all off.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Escape

  • 5 of 5

Be at one with nature in this beautiful home. Wonderful, large, bright space with fantastic hot tub and wood stove. Plenty of privacy without a neighbor in sight. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Trudy's Lounge
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rainbow Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak, Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NY Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Quarry Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Windham Mountain


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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