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Catskills Secluded Log Cabin

Sleeps0
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

This secluded one of a kind Catskill Mountain log cabin is 2 hours from the George Washington Bridge. The fully furnished cabin is clean, cozy and airy and is a great place for a family to get away to. The newly renovated kitchen is big and open and perfect for group cooking and gathering. It features a Viking stove with indoor grill, ice cream maker, Meile dishwasher and 2 sinks. The cabin features a wood burning fireplace; dining table big enough for 10; an out of tune piano and six string acoustic guitar; a great collection of both adult and children's books and board games; wireless high speed internet access is available as well as a 36 inch flat screen TV with a DVD player; stereo with multi-disc CD player and iPod jack with indoor and/or outdoor speakers; and a covered front porch. Outside is a fire pit, a fantastic tire swing, a sledding hill in winter, a tree house and a big front lawn, perfect for a football game or snowball fight.

The cabin is surrounded by 20 acres of private, quiet, beautiful woods, full of deer, turkey, squirrels, owls and chipmunks. Take a quiet walk along our babbling Thorpe Creek to the swimming hole or hike up the creek to explore magnificent waterfalls.

In the area- explore hiking trails in the Catskill Mountains, visit Olana - the home of Hudson River artist Frederick Church, shop at nearby organic farm stands, go antiquing in Hudson, visit yards sales, and jump into a local auction. Skiers! We're a 20 minute drive from Windham, 30 minutes from Hunter. Go swimming, fishing, horseback riding, cross country skiing and after, visit local Irish pubs with nightly musical entertainment. This is a perfect place to spend some relaxed time with the ones you love.

Well behaved pets okay.

More Details

Owner
Ellen and Matt Dudley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Ellen and Matt Dudley

I am an artist and Set Decorator for films and TV.

Ellen and Matt Dudley purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Ellen and Matt Dudley chose Catskills

We bought our cabin from the man who built it by hand. We've carefully added a chef's kitchen and an all-ply bathroom, making the cabin functional, enjoyable and beautiful, without diminishing the rustic simplicity.

The property is rugged and natural. We do not use pesticides anywhere on the property.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is warm in the winter, and cool in the summer months.

It sits on 5 cleared acres surrounded by 20 acres of woods. We love having complete seclusion, outdoor showers, campfires and access to nature.

The swimming hole is magical and the creek bordering the property affords hours of exploration.

Wildlife is happy and welcomed on our property. We have deer, turkeys, fox, groundhogs, tiny orange salamanders, hummingbirds, owls and geese. We hear the coyotes at night in the summer, but have never seen them.

Amenities

East Durham Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There are NO GUNS allowed on the property at any time, for any reason. Leave the cabin as you find it, clean and well cared for.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • full bath, shower, bucket sink in an all-ply bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • The Queen bed is on the ground floor in a private nook. There is a privacy curtain, but no door to the queen bedroom. The king bed is upstairs, at the top of the stairs. There is a privacy curtain, but no door to the king bedroom. The 4 twins are in the upstairs bunkroom. There is a door at the end of the catwalk to the bunkroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • skiing

Reviews

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(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
East Setauket NY
5

Lovely secluded place. Great kitchen! Would definitely go again.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, uncluttered, elegantly rustic log cabin tucked away in the woods near a stream. You can't see anyone else from the cabin--just woods. It has a large, well-equipped cook's kitchen. Super-comfortable beds, couches, and chairs. Nice linens and pillows. Lots of good-quality games and books. Wonderful glass-front wood stove and easily-accessed wood supply for evenings by a fire. Upstairs 4-bed bunk room with its own couch area and TV is great for teens to get away from the adults. We were delighted there was no TV downstairs, encouraging us to read/socialize. But if you're a TV addict bring tablets or laptops to watch Netflix (WiFi is reliable and fast, so streaming worked fine). 20 minutes from Windham, which is where we went snowboarding for several days. Really cool, well-built treehouse (with fireman's pole!) in woods behind house. Looking forward to visiting again.

Minor caveats:

Stairway to second floor is dangerously steep, with uneven step pitch. And the upstairs balcony over the living room needs an additional lower railing. So the place is probably not for toddlers or the elderly.

The single bathroom is downstairs, so anyone with frequent nighttime needs should probably sleep in the downstairs bedroom.

Kitchen could use a microwave (although we got good at heating leftovers on the stove).

Front porch needs some support work.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, thanks for the feedback. We're planning to rebuild the front deck in May. It will stretch across the front of the cabin to catch the early sun. Hope you'll come and enjoy it!
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5

Serene rustic and green

  • 5 of 5

Serene wooded inside and out - fabulous log cBin with all modern amenities -- great gas stove for cooking; well appointed kitchen; terrific views out windows; and walkable access to good waterfalls and trails. Couldnt be finer for rustic and comfort and quiet

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Property is very nice and the cabin is much bigger when you walk in compared to looking at the pics.

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay at this well built log cabin! I was very impressed when I first walked in the door! How open and spacious it is with the high vaulted ceiling over the living room. I also loved all the exposed round timber for the second floor over the kitchen, roof framing and all the load barring beams which came across horizonally and vertically in the living room. Being a carpenter, I can certainly appreciate the structure! Bedrooms are a nice size and the play area was also very spacious and impressive. Much bigger in person seeing it as seeing the pictures from the web site. We all which included my wife and our two kids(4 and 6) my wifes mom and sister and myself, had a pleasantly enjoyable stay and will highly consider staying here again. Next time it will be in the fall when the leaves are changing and the fires to be made are really nessesary!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Secluded without being too difficult to get to. Charming cabin with all of what you need and none of the distractions of what you don't. Only bummer was the weather.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special plac.

First of all - it's a beautiful house in beautiful country but close enough to good restaurants and stuff to do. Then, I'd add, it is well kitted out for a long or short stay - we never couldn't find anything we didn't have at home and the place was spotless. Strongly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place is an amazing-- it's a true back to nature experience!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this place, it's magical.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shamrock Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ruby's Hotel
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Windham Ski Resort
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

East Durham Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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