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Country Home with Pond and Beautiful Mountain Views

Margaretville, NY, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Fox Ridge, a four season vacation rental in Margaretville, NY. Located on top of the mountain at 2100 feet overlooking the valley with spectacular views of the pond and the Catskill Forest Preserve on 9 very private acres. Only 2½ hours from New York City, Fox Ridge is an inviting escape for you, your family, and friends.

Come and enjoy our spacious, beautifully furnished contemporary home. Take in the sweeping views of the mountains and large swimming pond from the newly expanded deck or from inside the glass enclosed great room with soaring ceiling and stone fireplace. Enjoy the warmth of a roaring fire on a snowy winter night or on a cool summer evening. Come in the fall and take in the brilliant color display across the valley or rejuvenate in the spring with new life around you.

Eat in, cook on the grill or try one of the many excellent area restaurants. Spend an evening at home playing pool or watching a movie on one of the flat screen TVs. Relax in the hot tub under the stars or roast marshmallows on the fire pit. Swim or kayak in the pond, dive in from the dock or go hiking on one of the easily accessible trails. Finish up the day in our new outdoor shower.

Try your hand at flyfishing on a clean mountain stream or golf at one of the nearby courses. Belleayre Mountain offers excellent skiing for the entire family in the winter and outdoor concerts in the summer. All of these activities and more are within minutes of the house.

The 3 level house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The bedrooms are furnished with extra comfy beds and fine linens. There are two bedrooms with queen beds and one with twins, comfortably accommodating 6 people. In the lower level there is an extra large sectional sofa big enough to sleep 2 children. Come with your family and friends or enjoy a romantic getaway for 2.

Keywords: Contemporary, swim pond, 9 acres, private, incredible views


Michael Velthaus

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
Why Michael Velthaus chose Margaretville

We live in northern New Jersey and it only takes us 2 hours to get to the house. Margaretville offers a real 'downtown' with nice homes, many shops, and restaurants.

What makes this House unique

You can feel the tension melt away as you get closer to the house. The feeling of privacy and peace is amazing. As you pull down the long drive the view to the pond and mountains opens up and it's all yours. We have a black lab that seems to live in the pond as soon as we arrive at the property. You can do as little or as much as you like, activities abound. A fire at night in the fire pit with a full moon, a million stars, and the mountains silhouetted and reflected in the pond is incredible.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Water View
          • Waterfront


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Living Room
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Wood Stove


                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                              • Pool Table
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                              • Video Library


                                  • Balcony
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    New expanded deck and new deck off the master bedroom
                                  • Kayak / Canoe
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub


                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • photography
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • whitewater rafting


                                                              • Bose IPod Dock, 1 Acre Swim Pond, 2 Kayaks, Fire Pit

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: Noon

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                27 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Beautiful, well maitanined place

                                                                Alto D.

                                                                We spent our weekend here. It is very clean well maintained home and property. Owners were very helpful and informative. They have very good taste with decorating the house. Nice, comfortable and cozy place.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Alto, thanks for your review, we’re glad you enjoyed Fox Ridge as much as we do. Come back again. Best, Mike

                                                                Pictures don't do it justice!

                                                                Connie L.

                                                                Wonderful relaxing place to stay! Property is absolutely beautiful! House has a nice feel and touch. So comfortable and cozy. Would love to visit again!

                                                                Beautiful House and amazing place

                                                                Maria Angelica P.Miami

                                                                We had an incredible vacation. The house is very well equipped and is very comfortable. The place has a spectacular view. Close to the town. With many hikes nearby.

                                                                All the information we received from the owners helped us a lot.

                                                                Thank you very much

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Maria, thanks so much for your review. We were happy to hear you and your family enjoyed Thanksgiving at Fox Ridge. Thanks also for traveling all the way from Florida and choosing Fox Ridge for your vacation. Please come back again. Best, Mike and Joanne.

                                                                Fantastic getaway house with amazing views!

                                                                dave d.

                                                                My wife, 2 kids and our small dog spend a fantastic weekend at this beautiful country Home. The view is one of the nicest we have ever seen in our life. They have all sorts of amenities, the house is updated and has everything you need! This was our first stay and Michael left us a a bottle of wine and even duraflames and firewood for the indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit which we took advantage of. A great weekend of memories for our family at a beautiful spot. Michael made the process easy. We can’t wait to make it back again!!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Dave, thanks for your great review! We agree, the view is one of the best in the Catskills, we never get tired of it. And it’s just as good on a clear night with millions of stars. Happy to hear you all enjoyed it. Come back again. Best wishes, Mike

                                                                Beautiful Weekend to Get Away

                                                                Matthew D.Cicero, NY

                                                                My wife, our dog, and I had an amazing stay at Fox Ridge. The weather was great, the views were amazing, and the house was fantastic! We were able to relax and enjoy the quiet the entire weekend. Mike and Joanne remained in communication throughout and ensured that we would have the best possible time during our stay. We will definitely come back!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Matt, thanks for a great review. You are always welcome. Best wishes, Mike.

                                                                Relaxing week

                                                                Lauren N.

                                                                My husband and I and our 2 pups just had an amazing stay at this beautiful house. Everything has been taken care of and the house and property felt a world away (just what we needed). We loved swimming during the day and reading on the deck as well as exploring nearby trails and towns. At night, we relaxed by reading and playing pool. It's so nice to find a place that is dog friendly- our dogs probably had more fun than we did (if that's possible). Thanks again, Mike! We'll be back!


                                                                Margaretville, NY, USA

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                Damage Deposit
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                6 ADULTS MAXIMUM Holiday Weekends (New Year's Day, MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) 3 night minimum, $400 nightly.

                                                                27 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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