Stunning, Secluded Log Home Surrounded by Woods and Water(33 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults))
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.
Member since: 2007
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- There are two spring-fed ponds and a stream with a swimming hole
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 8%
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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, NY, USA:
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.
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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
Handcrafted details throughout the house add to its unique charm
The garden has different flowers for every season
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
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 cozy back bedroom has a half bath.
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.
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
3 cozy upstairs bedrooms are furnished with antiques
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
Giant willow trees grow along the streams and by the ponds
Help yourself to apples from the orchard
plenty of wood in the shed for the stoves
Our organic garden has herbs, berries, tomatoes, squash, zucchini and pumpkin
The local 'beach' at Pine Hill, a few minutes drive.
Plattekill is a nearby family-owned ski area that's free for kids
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016
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