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The IDEAL Family/Friend/Corporate 4 Season Retreat

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 7,400 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Idyllic Mountain Getaway Sleeps 22 Amenity Packed

Welcome to the Mountain House. Sitting on five beautiful acres with views of 4 of the highest peaks in the Catskills, reflecting off of The Natural Swimming Pond at The Mountain House. this is the perfect family getaway spot for all seasons with every amenity you can dream of!

In the winter months there is easy access to ski resorts, Windham Mountain (5 mins away), Hunter (20 mins away), snow tubing and snowmobile/ATV rentals. For the rest of the year, nearby activities include: multiple golf courses (3 in Windham proper, 5 additional within a 40 minute drive), hiking/bicycle trails, swimming in rivers and lakes, state parks, mountain biking, fly fishing, zip-lining and Zoom Flume Water park.

*Unfortunately, for insurance reasons we cannot accommodate prom or graduation groups.

This beautiful 3 level vacation home boasts 3 master suites, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces and an outdoor fire-pit.

The main floor contains:

- a chef’s dream kitchen that includes, Wolf professional grade, gas range and hood, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, granite counter-tops, and counter seating for 8.

- a dining room with an 18 ft long oak table that seats 22.

- a large great room with a wet bar and gas fireplace.

- an indoor spa room with an 8-person Jacuzzi.

- a large deck accessible from great room and dining. Deck features a large grill and seating to enjoy spectacular views of Windham Mountain and the Catskills other highest peaks.

- a master suite which includes a sitting room with gas fireplace and TV.

- stereo with iPod connection and speakers throughout floor, with volume control in each room

The upper level consists of:

- a master suite with a gas fireplace and a balcony with spectacular views.

- a loft living room with TV.

- 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom.

The lower level has:

- an entertainment room with TV, billiards, Foosball table, and darts.

- a large living room with 4K TV, wet bar, and large wood burning fireplace.

- A Master suite, with TV and outdoor access to patio

-3 additional bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.

- stereo with iPod connection and speakers throughout floor, with volume control in each room

Also offered with rental is complimentary, Concierge Service for booking: wait/cooking staff, spa services (in-house or off location), tours, golf and much more!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why Derrek chose Windham

It all started as a gift, an anniversary gift in fact, from our Grandparents to each-other, and ultimately to their family to celebrate 25 years of marriage.

This gift, which eventually became known to the family, as "The Mountain House", was built to provide a wonderful place where their family, could come together for holidays and getaways to enjoy all that Windham and the Catskills had to offer.

As the family grew, through 12 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren, so too, through 3 extensive renovations and various upgrades, did The Mountain House.

Today, we offer this gift to our guests to come together with their families, friends and colleagues to enjoy all of the amenities of The Mountain House as well as the activities and wonders of the beautiful surrounding area.

What makes this chalet unique

Spectacular view of the Historic Catskill Mountains

Newly Constructed Natural Swimming Pond

Room for the whole family/group around the 22 person dining room table

Indoor hot tub

Game Room

Pro grade kitchen

Plenty of space to gather, but every one has there own private space- 3 Master Bedrooms 8 total bedrooms and 6.5 baths

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful space! Our group drove up from the New York City area and the drive was absolutely stunning. The house provided plenty of space--we were 19 total--and its location was perfect for all of our outdoor activities (running, cycling, hiking, golf, lake activities). Leading up to our stay and through the weekend I had a few questions for Derrek, and he always responded promptly. I would definitely stay at the Mountain House in the future!
Jul 2016
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Windham Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor Master - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks, Skylight, Large Closet + Linen Closet
    Upstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Main Floor Powder Room - toilet
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Game Room - toilet , shower
    Lower Level Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 Sinks
    Lower Level Living Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks and Linen Closet
  • 6.5 Bathrooms
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Lower Level Suite - 1 queen , Features On Suite Bathroom, TV and Sliding Doors to Patio
    Main Floor Master - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Features Sitting Room w/Gas Fireplace, 2 TVs and Large Bath
    Lower Level 2 - 1 queen , Features In Room Vanity Sink and Sliding Doors to Patio
    Lower Level 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Upstairs Master - 1 queen , Features Balcony, Gas Fireplace, Onsuite batroom and TV
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Skylight
    Lower Level 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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The IDEAL Family/Friend/Corporate 4 Season Retreat
average rating of 4.9 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful home, inside and out, with an abundance of space to enjoy your surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

From the day I inquired about this house to the day I left, Derrek was attentive, helpful, hospitable, and beyond accommodating. Firstly, the home is deceptively massive. There are three floors with a multitude of bedrooms, bathrooms, and beds, as well as a pool table, foosball table, poker table, hot tub, and more! There was never a dull moment for our group of over 20 as we were constantly entertaining ourselves with the amenities of The Mountain House.

The outdoors is a sprawling expanse of green field as well as a newly constructed, natural swimming pond in the center of the property. Our group may have been one of the first to use the pond, and while there are still some small adjustments that need to be made, this will be a feature that will set The Mountain House apart from any other home in the area.

Ultimately, I would highly encourage anyone to stay at this property. The town of Windham is delightful, and there are so many things to do in the neighboring areas. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a great and thoughtful review! We are so glad you and the group enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests! Keep us posted on your next getaway, we look forward to accommodating!
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Fabulous house for families!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Mountain House! So much room for two families and the kids loved the games room. The large dining room was perfect for Christmas dinner. Windham is gorgeous and only a few minutes away, definitely check out the Public House if you’re there. Thanks to Derrek and family for sharing their home.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. Let us know when you would like to come back! Regards, Derrek @mountainhouse668
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Vienna, VA

Summer Weekend in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Mountain House for a family reunion weekend. The home was perfect for entertaining and the owners were very helpful during the planning process and when we had questions during the weekend. We would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Amazing stay at the Mountain House

  • 5 of 5

The Mountain house full filled all of our needs and then some. For a 40th birthday celebration with 16 friends we were looking for a house big enough, private enough that could also allow us to be able to stay put and have enough to do. The house is on 5 private acres looking out at beautiful Windham Mountain. On the property they have recently added a beautiful swimming pond which we made good use of. There was also a very large fire pit set between the pond at the house that allowed for hours of evening entertainment. Indoor hot tub was also enjoyed by all. Dining room table to fit 20!!!! That's unheard of in a rental property and gave us a place to all sit and enjoy meals and time together. We were able to play music as late as you can imagine with no neighbors around to complain. we are already looking forward to our next stay. Thank You Derek!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at the mountain house

  • 4 of 5

My group and I had a wonderful stay at the mountain house. Even when there was a small issue with the water, Derrek made sure to send the plumber out ASAP to fix the issue!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, NY

Loved the Mountain House!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Mountain House was perfect for our group! Derrek was so easy to work with, easy to communicate with, and the house was exactly as pictured. We hope to return to the beautiful mountain house!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Columbia County Airport/Albany International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Cave Mountain Brewery
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Windham Country Club
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Hudson Amtrack
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Windham Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $450

Contact Derrek to discuss your vacation plans.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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