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Catskill Ski/Hike Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath house best for a family or small group

Westkill – a nearly forgotten valley snuggled between Belleayre, Hunter & Wyndham Mountains. Enjoy the views and the mountain air as you relax after a day of hiking or skiing in the Catskill Mountains. Relax in front of the fireplace, that has two openings, one in the living room and one in the kitchen/diningroom. The interior is a renovated country farmhouse style with three bedrooms upstairs painted to suit your mood. This lovely little country home is nestled between mountain and river in the hamlet of Westkill. It’s great for hiking the trails, skiing the slopes, antiquing, or simply getting away.

Amenities include: Bedroom 1 - queen bed, Bedrooms 2 & 3 - 2 twin beds each, living room - double sofa bed, and 2 extra fold out twin beds. Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils Provided, Wraparound Deck with Furniture, Gas Grill (BBQ), Fireplace, Phone, DVD, VCR, Wii, iPhone Speakers, Selection of Movies, Wii Games and Board Games, Bumper Pool, Picnic Table, Towel Warmer, Washer, Dryer, Pet Friendly, No Smoking Indoors.

More Details

Margaret Vyff
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Margaret Vyff

I am a parent, designer and environmentalist who likes to get away to the mountains. This house is a wonderful place to go skiing with my son and friends. I later found the Catskills are a beautiful place to hike! I have a big dog who hikes with me, so I needed a place where she is welcome too. :)

Margaret Vyff purchased this house in 2005

Why Margaret Vyff chose Catskills

The house is a 20 minute drive to Belleayre, Hunter and Wyndham Mountains. It's a lovely summer retreat as well, being within a few miles of the Devils Path trail head, which hits seven of the tallest peaks of the Catskills. The fall colors surround the house in spectacular glory!

What makes this house unique

The house is warm. The beds are cozy comfortable and I love sipping my coffee watching the mountain mist in the morning, before the rest of the house wakes up.


West Kill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The blue room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The purple room. Trundle bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , The green room. Twins are foldout cots.
  • Beds are very comfortable with down or polyester fill comforters. There are no closets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Catskill Ski/Hike Retreat
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was so clean and beautiful highly recommend the stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house. Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Nestled between mountains and a stream running close by, it was beautiful. We were a group of 6 people. The house was perfect.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice house and a great weekend!

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with the house and we had a great time. The location was really good, we went to Belleayre all three days and it was very easy to get in and out. The area is quiet and even though the house is on Route 42, there was barely any car passing by.

Everything was clean, the beds were comfortable, the heat worked nicely and the fireplace was very cozy!

However having rented several houses already there were somethings that we would have liked:

- The dinner table was for four, even though the house is supposed to be for eight. We could have added more chairs but there was not enough room at the table. The kids ended up eating at the coffee table, seating on the floor. We would have preferred to eat all together.

- There was nothing in the house which sometimes takes you out of an emergency: oil, salt, sugar, paper towels,etc.

- The fridge was not working properly... even though we put the temperature low, it still froze most of our food and we ended up throwing away fruits and veggies.

We really liked our stay

Margaret was very easy to deal with and the rules are very clear and easy to follow.

I will totally recommend this house to friends.


  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location to Launch Ski/Hike Expedition!

  • 4 of 5

Marne's home is quaint, cozy, comfortable and convenient for a weekend or weeks if you have that time. It is the perfect spot to Base Camp for Hiking many of the well known Catskill Trails and you can Ski Hunter, Windam and Belleayre all within a short drive (13 to 17 miles). We did 3 days at Belleayre, but next time will do all a day. Then be back for Overlook, Slide, Devils Path Hiking in the warmer weather. The sound of the Creek across the road is peaceful and inviting. Thanks for Everything Marne!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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warm stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything meet your expectations.internet is only Concern

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy cozy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Having 5 Adults in a house can be hard, but the house, while not large, is very comfortable and seems to have enough space for everyone. The beds and linens were really nice and clean. The property sits between neighbors, so while you're in the country you are not totally alone. If staying as a single, this gives comfort of having people around while still maintaining privacy. The house is off a main road, so it's easy to get to and from. I would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Catskill Seasons
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Catskill Seasons
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Belleayre, Hunter, and Wyndham
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Belleayre Beach
Car: necessary

The Catskill Mountains have fabulous hiking as well, for all level hikers. I can supply you with a good selection of nearby trails.


Rates & Availability

West Kill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.88%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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