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!
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 16, 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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great House and amazing property
A very nice house, with lots of privacy, perfect setting to relax and enjoy nature.
Amazing weekend at this great house
We really loved Michael's house. Great location, super private. You literally do not need anything except your own food. We didn't do much of outside activities, we just run away from our NYC routine and enjoy the nature, chatting around the firepit, watching some TV. Michael was very helpful providing all information needed and answering to all the question. We will definitely go back to this place again.
The Holler is worth yelling about.
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.
we enjoyed our stay thoroughly
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.
Gorgeous home and property for the winter. Well cared for and easy to settle into.
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.
Gorgeous, clean, well stocked house on a beautiful property
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.