The Woodland Valley Lodge (in Phoenicia) is among the finest accommodations in 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. Each floor has a full bathroom and sleeps 4 downstairs + 6 upstairs. 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.
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.
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 or play board games or cards. Fish for rainbow and brown trout, or enjoy a refreshing swim in the creek. Hike or snowshoe 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.