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Private Streamside - Historic but Modern Ski / Fishing Lodge from 1900

Phoenicia, NY, USA
  • Lodge2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Historic, soooo charming, but fully modern in the right places

The Woodland Valley Lodge (in Phoenicia) is among the finest accommodations of the Catskills. Walk out the door down to the stream below the house to fish and swim, ski either Belleayre or Hunter Mountain in 17 miles, or hike Giant Ledge or Slide Mountain from the trailhead a short walk down Woodland Valley Road. Perfect for families, girls weekends, retreats. Stay a few days - a couple weeks or 6 months! We've hosted all of the above and our guests have all loved the Lodge!

A 1900 craftsman ski/fishing lodge with all the warmth and charms of a stone fireplace, wood beamed ceilings and douglas fir floors, but fully updated with the modern comforts of home. The Lodge is nestled in spectacular Woodland Valley – a short two hour drive from New York City and just down a two lane road to one of America’s coolest towns, Phoenicia. Mark it as your own and visit us soon.

Floor 1:

You enter the Lodge into the Main Lodge room where you'll sit and chat for hours as you solve the world's challenges on two leather sofas in front of a river stone fireplace which is constructed from our own Woodland Valley Creek stones. A Morso fireplace insert with blower ensures you stay warm in winter and dust free since it is sealed from the wood particulate.

The Lodge decor is themed on the great western US National Parks, and of course on New York’s own Catskills Park. The Yellowstone master bedroom and the Rainier bedroom are downstairs off of the Main Lodge room, and each sleeps two in queen beds. The Library / TV room, also located off of the Main Lodge, is another cozy spot to sit and read or binge Netflix on a leather sofa there with your feet on the ottoman. There is a full bathroom as you walk from the Main Lodge room to the kitchen. Entering the kitchen, you'll face the Wolf range and love the natural light from windows on two walls of the kitchen. The breakfast table seats 6 and then 2 more can eat at the countertop nook on two counter stools. Walking through the kitchen then past the other modern appliances, you will enter the Catskills dining room. Here you can sit drinking your coffee either at the large stone topped table or in one of the two lounge chairs with lambskin padding and watch nature through the windows on three sides. In summer listen to the bucolic bubbling of the Woodland Valley Creek as you drink your coffee, and in winter watch the snow fall as you still hear the faint creek sounds through the windows.

Floor 2:

The Glacier bedroom is at the top of the stairs upstairs and also sleeps two in a queen bed, while the Yosemite bedroom across the hallway sleeps four (2 on the bunk beds and another 2 in separate twin beds). There is a separate complete bathroom on each floor, and your kids will LOVE the Bear Cave which is a hidden kids hangout upstairs!

The scenery surrounding the Lodge is spectacular and just outside your door. Mountains are on all sides. Watch deer with their fawns below you from the Catskill room as you drink your morning coffee. Fish for rainbow and brown trout, or enjoy a refreshing swim in the creek. Hike or showshoe the many nearby trails. Sit around the firepit at night in Adirondack chairs listening to the wood crackle and the creek passing just feet away.

The Lodge brings the US National Parks to you two hours from the city. Come spend some time - relax and energize with nature all around you.


Kevin and Robin

Member Since 2013
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within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Kevin and Robin

We are lovers of nature, food, people, reading and music. The Lodge gives us all the above and we get here as much as possible. When we cannot be here, we love sharing the Lodge with visitors from all over the world who appreciate its historic charms and modern touches.

Kevin and Robin purchased this Lodge in 2012

Why Kevin and Robin chose Ulster County

We rented properties in the Catskills for years and through trial and error (some places can look so good in the photos!) finally found Woodland Valley. Woodland Valley has the best combination of incredible natural beauty as well as being near small town Phoenicia when you need good restaurants, library, Phoenicia playhouse, ice cream or FUDGE! When we found the Lodge, we fell in love instantly. It is heaven - two hours from NYC or Cooperstown and on Burroughs' famed Woodland Valley trout brook! The Lodge is themed on the US National Parks. You'll find framed antique postcards in every room and National Park themed Pendleton blankets on the beds.

What makes this Lodge unique

We've set up the Lodge for convenience and comfort. No old, cramped full size beds here - queens or twins only - plus we have tempurpedic mattresses and 100% cotton sheets. Towels are varying shades so its easy to remember yours when you use it again. Coffee mugs have bold letters on them that spell out 'THE LODGE' to keep them straight on a cool morning or afternoon. The Lodge is home and better since you're here in your own wilderness.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Yosemite - upstairs
        4 twin/ single, The bunk room - one bunk bed and two additional twins!
      • Yellowstone - downstairs
        1 queen, Master Bedroom with Catskill views and hear the creek!
      • Rainier - downstairs
        1 queen, Views of the Catskill forest and hear the creek at night!
      • Glacier - upstairs
        1 queen, Lovely room - favorite - sleep to the creek babbling below!
      • All new beds and memory foam mattresses. Cotton sheets with Pendleton wool blankets and a synthetic down comforter for winter months. Each bedroom and the kitchen also have USB plugs options on some outlets for phone charging (bring your USB charging cable)!


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Downstairs
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Vintage iron tub with shower ring. Soak après-ski or hike!
      • Upstairs
        toilet, shower, You'll love the Speakman shower head and the Catskill views!

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Woodland Valley is surrounded by Panther Mountain, Slide Mountain and Wittenburg Mountains
          • Village
            Walk a few miles up a two lane road to Phoenicia, one of Americas coolest towns!
          • Water View
            Listen to the Woodland Valley creek flowing below the house. Enjoy your provate 200+ feet of creek frontage.
          • Waterfront
            Steps to Woodland Valley creek where John Burroughs, the Catskill naturalist, fly fished


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        The Main Lodge room - Leather sofas and the stone fireplace
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Morso fireplace insert keeps the house toasty (the renewable way) in winter + there is a central forced air heater if preferred.
                      • Internet
                        High speed wifi for surfing and Netflix binging!
                      • Linens Provided
                        100% cotton sheets and pillow cases
                      • Fireplace
                        Mantle and chimney built from Woodland Valley Creekstones! Morso fireplace insert with blower keeps the house toasty in winter!
                      • Parking
                        Circle drive on the side fits 3-4 cars
                      • Telephone
                        Unlimited domestic US calls
                      • Towels Provided
                        Towels provided, but must bring own beach towels for stream use
                      • Washing Machine
                        Stackable Whirlpool washer and dryer hidden in kitchen cabinets
                      • Wood Stove
                        Morso fireplace insert is technically a wood stove that fits inside the fireplace firebox (best of all worlds)!


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Filters provided
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Serves 12 - max guests are 10. Saber chef knives set and new cookware.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Blend of old and new in the gourmet kitchen - the charming farmhouse sink - the stained maple butcher block countertops - the Wolf range, Samsung refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Starter rolls of toilet paper and paper towels provided.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Catskill table seats 8 or squeezes in 10 (we do this as a family often), while the nearby kitchen table seats 6 and a kitchen countertop nook seats 2.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    Nice library
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Blu Ray DVD with streaming option like Netflix and Hulu
                                  • Game Room
                                    Catskill room has turned into a Risk / Monopoly tournament location. Kitchen table has also had stints as "puzzle building central"!
                                  • Games
                                    Some of the best family time we have is playing board and card games!
                                  • Stereo
                                    Plug your iPod into our Geneva S sound system (need an AUX cable) - sorry ours disappears normally after we add a new one.
                                  • Television
                                    Sit on the leather sofa with ottoman in the Lodge Library / Study - watch the flat screen TV on your Netflix, Hulu, etc.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Small bistro table with chairs
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Can rent tubes or kayaks in town to float the Esopus Creek!
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Small field adjacent to the firepit is mowed a couple times per year, but do not expect a well manicured lawn, We like nature to be - well natural?
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber charcoal grill on the side patio before you walk down to the firepit! Bring own charcoal, but use our charcoal chimney to start your charcoal.
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        20 minutes to Belleayre or Hunter in 30 minutes!


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                200' of your own Woodland Valley creek frontage! Throw rocks on the shorelines to get a deeper swimming hole (if desired)


                                                  • churches
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • photography
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • swimming


                                                                  • 1) SPA - Emerson Spa is 10 minutes drive if you want to relax and have a spa day! 2) Fall foliage is incredible! 3) Two hiking trails down the road 1.5 miles and another couple in town. Katerskill Falls and Giant Ledge near by. 4) Swim in the creek below the Lodge, or drive 30 minutes to beautiful, but crowded Peekamoose Blue Hole. Secret swimming hole included in our Lodge Welcome pack! 5) Delish restaurants nearby include: Phoenicia Diner (10 minute drive), Brios and Alamo Cantina (8 minute drive), Peekamoose (15 minute drive), Tavern 214 (8 minute drive), Sweet Sue's (8 minute drive) + many more!

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    7 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Wish there were more than 5 stars!

                                                                    Stacey T.New Jersey

                                                                    The Woodland Valley Lodge was amazing! We couldn't have asked for a better fit for our party of six adult siblings celebrating a Birthday. The home was a perfect mix of old charm and modern amenities. We were in awe of the space from the minute we walked through the door. No surprise - everything was as stated in the description. Comfortable cozy beds, well equipped kitchen, super clean, and lots of room for all. We had planned on eating out our first night but decided to eat in because we were so comfortable and didn't want to leave the house. We enjoyed a long walk up the road, exploring the backyard stream, drives through neighboring towns, as well as the charming village of Phonecia. Our two night stay seemed to last so much longer because we were so relaxed and comfortable! The owners are extremely thoughtful hosts and were quick to respond to any questions I had when booking the property. This is definitely a home I would hope to rent again!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed yourselves. The Lodge is a family haven, and we're glad to share it with caring families like yours.

                                                                    Come back soon!

                                                                    A Wonderful Weekend Woodland Getaway

                                                                    BillBuffalo, NY

                                                                    Had a great time with family and friends this weekend (all 10 of us). The Lodge is very cool and comfortable. The kids loved playing in the creek. We all hiked some beautiful mountain trails nearby. There's a nice little yard for playing games (e.g. cornhole). The firepit made for some fun nights with our acoustic instruments. I enjoyed some fly fishing, but didn't catch anything. And the nearby Phoenicia business district kinda feels like something out of Twin Peaks, but in a good way. Anyway, thanks for a great time and hope to be there again next year.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Glad that you and your family enjoyed the Lodge! Sounds like you got the best of all worlds - the fishing, swimming and hiking around the Lodge and the best breaks in Phoenicia. The eclectic shops and wonderful restaurants are always vibrant and fun for the entire family. Our favorites are Brios, Sweet Sues and the Alamo Cantina (for Taco Tuesday!), and Phoenicia Diner just outside of town!

                                                                    Come back again next year!

                                                                    A lovely stay!!

                                                                    sofia w.

                                                                    My husband and I stayed here with friends over the 4th of July week, and what an amazing place! Initially I was concerned with it's proximity to the road (we have a 6 yr old boy), but perhaps 3 cars passed during our very quiet stay. And the very best part of the house is the back yard away from the road, complete with a fire pit and the Esopus - we couldn't have asked for more.

                                                                    Just as described, the inside of the home is well appointed and very comfortable. My only suggestions are minor - nicer pillows, more fans and more screens on the windows. Many windows couldn't be opened (too many bugs) and we would have enjoyed more of the lovely breezes. And perhaps better kitchen knives for any chefs out there.

                                                                    We'd definitely recommend this home. Kevin was very easy to work with and answered any questions we had quickly. He even handled a false alarm (a friend's 2 yr old played a bit with the house alarm buttons) with a sense of humor and total understanding (apologies again, Kevin!)

                                                                    Listening to the creek at night, sitting around the fire making smores, enjoying time with friends - we'll be back for sure! Thanks, Kevin!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks for joining us at the Woodland Valley Lodge! We can't wait to host you and your family again in the near future.

                                                                    The Lodge is truly about family and memories. We treasure every time we are there and so glad that you did as well.

                                                                    Note that we've added additional fans to the downstairs closet already. We also hope to add more window screens this year when we repaint the outside of the Lodge.

                                                                    Classic Catskills

                                                                    Debora & AustinLong Beach, NY

                                                                    The Woodland Valley Lodge was great, bringing back happy memories. My family spent every summer in a rustic cabin not far away and my brother still owns a home near Windham, NY so we already have a deep affection for the area.

                                                                    The lodge was charming, deceivingly large, relaxing and very comfortable. The modern amenities and appliances were great. We especially loved the tree house feel of the breakfast/dining room. The Adirondack chairs in the back were great too. I got to read many chapters of my book with the magical sounds of the creek behind me.

                                                                    My family had a tremendous time and look forward to returning to this special place. The booking process very easy and the owners answered our questions promptly.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your time at the Lodge. You're comment on the Catskill dining room being like a tree house is so true. We spend most indoor hours there listening to the brook while we chat over coffee, read books, listen to music or play cards.

                                                                    Come back soon!

                                                                    Beautiful Setting

                                                                    Bonnie S.

                                                                    We loved our experience at the Woodland Valley Lodge. It was spacious, clean, quiet, and tasteful. Most of all, it is very well run and cared for. The beds are amazingly comfortable. It has a great view of the stream below. Our group of nine (ages 20's-70's) had many early morning and late night conversations around the table in the Catskill Dining Room. The Lodge is much bigger than it looks, and people can be in one part of the house and not bother others who are resting or reading. We took advantage of several of the hikes the area has to offer such as Otter Falls, and hope we can come back someday to this very special place.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We're so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Lodge! The Catskill room is near perfect for moring coffee, afternoon reading and evening board or card games and conversations. So glad that you also did the Otter Falls hike! It's one of our favorite little nearby swimming holes.

                                                                    Woodland Valley

                                                                    Elizabeth R.Washington DC

                                                                    Thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful, beautiful Woodland Valley in a wonderful lodge that harkened to days past! Light bright kitchen and dining area overlooking the creek made our mornings while we were lulled to sleep by the sounds of the rushing water! Property is as beautiful as described. We came to Phoenicia for biennial re-union and We definitely scored the best rental in Phoenicia! Enjoyed early morning walks on WV road, easy access to Catskills hikes, Esopus tubing, Sweet Sues and Phoenicia Diner. Definitely will try to rent again

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We're so happy that you enjoyed the Lodge and Woodland Valley as much as we do! Come visit again soon.

                                                                    Kevin and Robin


                                                                    Phoenicia, NY, USA

                                                                    Driving Day trips abound: Shoppers can drive off for some cultural therapy while you relax, fish, swim, hike and have blast! - Spa treatments available at the Emerson resort (10 minutes) - NYC is 2 hours for museums and Broadway - Woodbury Common Outlets are 1 hour 20 minutes For a rainy day, maybe save Cooperstown (baseball hall of fame) which is a 2 hour drive.


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Weekly rate is $1700 + $150 cleaning costs. Monthly rates available depending on season. Holiday and event rates will vary. For booking and live calendar go to www.woodlandvalleylodge.com

                                                                    7 Reviews
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