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Your Place in the Country, Right on the Delaware River!

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Efficiency Apt, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

You can soak in the splendor of the pristine Delaware River at Hickory Lane Farmhouse. On our shore, you can witness the eagles soar overhead, or just relax in The Gazebo near our waters edge. The gazebo has become a favorite place for morning coffee, afternoon iced tea, or evening cocktails. It is complete with internet so you are never 'out of touch' even while enjoying a gentle summer breeze!

The Delaware River Valley is abundant with fish making it a natural habitat for all types of wildlife. There are many tour guides available for those interested in learning the art of fly fishing along this magnificent river. Canoe, raft, and kayak rental are available nearby.

You can enjoy an outdoor barbecue or picnic in our yard. If you choose to dine out, we are just a mile away from the tastefully seasoned hamlet of Callicoon. Scattered among the finest restaurants you can also find our very own Brewery, antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, and gift shops. Callicoon also has its own movie theater!

Callicoon always have something enticing going on, Summer festivals, Music in the Park, or take in an Art Walk. Dickens on the Delaware is Callicoon's newest event. The hamlet is transformed into a Victorian Christmas Wonderland with caroling, horse drawn sleigh rides, hot chocolate and cookies! Mentioned are just are just a few highlights that should not be missed! And don't overlook winter, we are just a short drive away from several ski resorts for Snow Bunnies!

The Farmer's Market is in full swing, Sunday's year round! Not only does it feature the freshest of produce, but artisan breads and cheeses, wine sampling, and a variety of items created by local artists. It is a fabulous way to take in our local flavor!

In other nearby villages in both Sullivan and Wayne Counties, there are points of interest to entice all age groups. It is just a 20 minute drive to Bethel Woods Center of the Arts,the original site of Woodstock, which is a state-of-the-art outdoor amphitheater that hosts an array of concerts. The Monticello Raceway and Casino is just a short distance away, as well as The Villa Roma Resort, in Callicoon, NY which features the best fairways and green on their golf course. Historic Hawley and Honesdale, PA. is also located nearby. Horseback riding throughout the country side is always an option for the adventurer.

Keywords: River, Villa Roma, Fishing, Kayak, rafting, relaxing getaway, Bethelwoods, Hunting

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Gina and Tom kaufmann
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About Gina and Tom kaufmann

We moved up from Long island in 1992 have raised our children here at Hickory Lane. It is a historic home that has history dating back to the 1700's! It has always been full of excitement and adventure. The river has provided us with kayaking, tubing, and other great water fun. It has also provided us a place to rest!

The River has its own rhythmic energy that renews and refreshes on a daily basis. Our children are grown and scattered throughout the USA, and still feel the draw of the river's welcome. I believe that this is what brought us here in the first place! Now we have the honor of watching our grandchildren enjoy all that it has to offer.

The Enchanted Easel, an artisan workshop with spirit, is now located in our home. You can take a painting class, pottery making, or other workshop while you are here. Many opportunities to nourish your inner artist!

We have also hosted exceptional parties including our daughter and son-in-law's wedding! Each year we hold The Carlstrom Jamboree in which family members come for a weekend of camping and fun.

The gazebo has become our favorite spot to entertain or just wind-down from our busy day. We feel it an honor to share our place in the country with others. We look forward to meeting and talking with new people along their travels.

Gina and Tom kaufmann purchased this apartment in 1992

Why Gina and Tom kaufmann chose Damascus

Tom and I fell in love with this old house in 1978 and only dreamed to one day own it. The opportunity arose and we jumped on it! It took many years to renovate, (it was built in 1794, this is NOT A TYPO!). and at last our dream came true. The apartment in which you will stay, was home of my mother in her final years. This home is full of love, happiness and history that we will be honored to share!

What makes this apartment unique

You will be surrounded by tranquility and grace. The river revives and exhilarates you. Although the apartment is adjacent to our home, you have your own entrance and deck. Don't worry, you are provided with the privacy you seek. The gazebo is also wired for internet so you can actually work from the edge of the Delaware River if need be, be we recommend you just relax and take in the beauty of all that surrounds you here at Hickory Lane.


Damascus Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with stall shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds, top is a twin, bottom is a full (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Located on the shore of the Delaware River, nestled between the Catskill and Pocono Mountains. Great place to swim, fish, paddle! Bethel Woods is just a short drive away. Hiking is a fun way to spend the morning, then settle in to end your day.


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Your Place in the Country, Right on the Delaware River!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great place to relax and have fun!

  • 5 of 5

My significant other and I wanted to go away for the weekend last minute and contacted the homeowner the day before checking in but she made everything so easy and convenient for us. We were able to go to the house and pay once we got there the next day. Gina was so helpful in telling us about all the local places to visit as well as other fun things to do nearby. It was great fishing, hiking, and just relaxing right by the river. It's a small town but there was still so much to do. I will definitely come back to this place whenever I have the time to. This place is great for family or friends!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Amazing place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome whole week in this house.

It was my dream to stay in place like this, away from NY. Beautiful, calm, refreshing.

River is amazing and still, we made couple of rides by catamaran with our 20 month daughter and she really liked it.

It’s a great place for the families to relax. Our children were out whole days long, just playing on the personal playground, walking and running on the grass, playing with animals. We met dog, cats, and horses there. We saw many deers, chipmunk, squirrels. There is amazing nature!!! Sweet little town in walking time from there with farmer’s market on Sunday, where we bought yummy ice-cream and cookies.

And I should say special world about owners… They are great persons. It was perfect to have them close, to have a little chat about small things, about their place and life in general, very authentic.

We already talked about coming back in Fall, and I hope we will!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dover, DE

What a great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 2 children, and I stayed here and had a fabulous time. The cottage/apartment was so nicely decorated and CLEAN! The owners provided some snacks, coffee, tea, etc. and the refrigerator had condiments and what-nots. The property was breathtaking. We took the kids swimming in the river and watched an eagle flying overhead. One of our highlights was a suggestion by the owners to hike up Jensen's Ledges. I highly recommend this! Callicoon is a nice little town with a little bit of everything. We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frederick, MD

Riverfront delight!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful waterfront location. The river is very scenic and it is excellent for recreation. The property is well cared for. The hosts were very nice. The rental unit is attatched to their home, but feels private. The interesting village of Callicoon, is only minutes from the apartment, and offers a variety of dinning choices, and amenities. We love the location, are already thinking about our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Callicoon Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Villa Roma
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Matthew's on Main Peppinos
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Elk Mountain, Big Bear, Holiday Mountain
Car: necessary

Bethel Woods Center for Performing Arts is just 20 minutes away. Forestburg Playhouse has the most amazing plays like Guys and Dolls, Driving Miss Daisy, and The Music Man to name a few. They also offer a children's theater. These shows are performed in an old renovated barn. Cabaret Evenings are amazing and the food is scrumptiously created by Jill, from Jill's Kitchen.

While in Callicoon you must take in a movie. We have the only movie theater in the county! This beautifully appointed Art Deco gem sits just 2 miles from Hickory Lane Farmhouse.

If you enjoy the outdoors, Jensen's Ledges, a great hiking trail over looking the Delaware River Valley, a great way to get reacquainted with nature.

Ridge Back Sports is often organizing 5K-10K events and his popular Scenic Bike Tours and Pedal & Pub events. TJ hosts many benefits for charity. Bike Rentals are available.

Guide fishing tours are available through Sweetwater Guides. It seems that often, there boats are right outside our home in our river's eddy catching walleyes, bass, shad, and other aquatic dwellers.

There are many places in which you could rent a kayak, raft , tube or canoe. Soaring Eagle Campground is just north of Callicoon, in Long Eddy,NY. You can rent a watercraft from there and float down to Hickory Lane! Lander's also offers River Trips. They have many locations along the river.

If it is a golf outing you seek, The Villa Roma has a Championship course just a few miles from Hickory Lane. The Frenchwoods offers a course that is majestic with many country views and beautiful greens.

Look at Sullivan County Visitors Association website to see other events in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Three night minimum for holiday weekends. Full payment in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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