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You Have To See It To Believe It! Unlike Any Other!

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

You Have To See It To Believe It ! Unlike Any Other !

My home is my pride and joy and will be yours as well. This house sleeps 25 people comfortably with 9 bedrooms , 9 bathrooms and better yet seats 16 plus guest in our huge 1950's style diner kitchen. There are 4 separate and uniquely decorated living rooms to relax in so everyone has there separate space. There is also a huge game room that has an air hockey table, ping pong table and other games to entertain the kids. What makes the house different from other vacation rentals is all 9 bedrooms have full private bathrooms ! Just 7 miles ( 10 minutes ) from hunter mountain ski area, 25 minutes to windham ski area and 5 minutes from new york states #1 state park, North South Lake , for swimming and boating. New York States highest waterfall (280 ft) is just minutes away. Washer dryer, wifi and big screen satellite tv, fire pit, backyard sledding hill, outdoor patio area that seats 18 and numerous porches and decks that share a 70 mile view of the Hudson Valley ! The property was built in the 1890's and has gone through so many incarnations and was last run as the mountain bike inn . Absolutely the best place for your family reunion, bachelor-bachelorette parties, or the incredible couples getaway ! Needless to say there is some of the east coast best mountainbiking right out the door. If road riding is more your pleasure , you will enjoy uncongested country roads with miles of climbing and decending. The area sports some of the best hiking the catskills has to offer as well. For whatever reason you are visiting the area, my home will be a place you will want to come back to time and time again.

Property Manager
Ernie Reale
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Ernie Reale

I grew up in the area and have always loved what it offered recreationally. Skiing and riding my bike as a kid was put on hold in the 80's and 90's as I indulged in the famous Hunter Mountain bar scene. I rediscovered the beauty of the surroundings in 1992 as the mountain bike scene came on. I have been riding the area for 22 plus years and ran the property as The Mountain Bike Inn for 8 years. Thirteen years of hard work has brought the property to what it is know. A very cool place with a unique décor and awaiting you to enjoy.

Ernie Reale purchased this house in 1999

Why Ernie Reale chose Haines Falls

This house has recently been decorated by professional Hollywood set designers, you simply will overjoyed with the ambiance. The 50's diner style kitchen allows all guest people to sit and eat together which few if any other properties can. Each bedroom has a full private bathroom which allows more privacy and convenience. Four full separate living rooms , one of which is a huge game room allow everyone to relax in different spaces and settings.

What makes this house unique

Built in the 1890's this is one of the few remaining local hotels of the grand hotel era.


Haines Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 23 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - powder room off kitchen
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double , on first floor, private bath
    Master ( group leaders room ) - 1 double , considered the master bedroom, luxurious private bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , private bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , shared bath
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private spacious studio, newly remodeled, full kitchen, bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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You Have To See It To Believe It! Unlike Any Other!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Thanksgiving 2017 Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed here for three nights to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend with family. There were eighteen of us all together. Ages ranged from 4 to 71. The house is very large....rooms for everyone to spread out in. The house is old and full of character. We were all impressed by the cleanliness and comfort. Ernie, the owner, lives on property and couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. He answers all correspondence in a most timely manner. Most of the family took advantage of nearby hiking and waterfalls to visit. Would certainly return to stay here.

Lynne and Frank Hanrahan

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynne. You and your family are always welcome back ! You are ideal tenants.
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Great place, lots of fun, super friendly and accommodating on-site owner

  • 5 of 5

This house has tons of character. It's huge, and there's a place for everyone to hang their hat. The decor is fun and interesting, if a little all over the place thematically. There's lots of conversation starters all across the house. If you're looking for a place to hang with friends, you'll have a lot of fun here. You won't impress everyone with super chic digs if you book this, but you can be sure that everyone will feel comfortable and relaxed. Ernie was a pleasure to deal with from booking until check out. I was somewhat concerned when we found out he was on site, however in the whole weekend, I don't think I saw him once unless we needed him for something, and then he was prompt and solved the issue immediately.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and friendly owner

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property and Ernie was very helpful

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The living areas of the house were spacious and cozy.

  • 4 of 5

I was extremely pleased with my second stay at this large and spacious home. It won't be or last!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 21 stayed here 2 nights in Sept for a wedding. We couldn’t have been happier with this house. There was plenty of room for everyone, the views were incredible and everything was perfect. Everyone loved the house and Ernie, the owner, was wonderful. We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place for Group and Incredibly Hospitable Host

  • 5 of 5

Ernie was incredible about getting us into the house and making sure we knew all about his incredible property. This place is a real gem. My group was so impressed with my booking of this place, all weekend I was getting compliments about how awesome our vacation was planned.

The house has something like 5 living rooms and many many bedrooms. The house easily slept our group of 25 and we had a great time. The house is historic and Ernie will give you a great description of the neighboring hiking routes and trails. He knows the ski mountains as a local to the area and will help you in any way he can.

Thanks Ernie had a blast!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany or Newburgh
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Spinning Room or Slopes in Tannersville
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Colonial Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
New York State thruway Route 87
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Last Chance ,Pancho Villas , Americain Glory
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
North Lake

Hunter Mountain Ski area is just minutes away which has year round activities. During the spring ,summer and fall the area offers 2nd to none hiking and mountainbiking. WDST Woodstock Mountain jam, Windham Mountain bike World Cup, numerous Hunter Mountain Festivals . New York States highest waterfall (270 feet) is just a 3 minute drive from my home .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Cancellation policy . Should you have to cancel your stay, if you cancel 30 days prior to your arrival, 25% of your initial deposit will be retained. If you have to cancel within 30 days of your arrival, 50% of your initial deposit will be retained.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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