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Secluded country cabin upstate New York, near metro north train

Bedrooms 1
Space 864 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Modern rustic secluded cabin. 1 1/2 story lofted open space. Running tap well water, heat pump/AC, wood stove. Private nature surround with working garden and exposed stone. Close to Metro North Train into NYC (20 min walk) or 3 min in car. 1 1/2 hrs drive north of Grand Central Station. Taxi service available to and from train. Near the Appalachian Trail, hiking, golf, skiing and nature.

Appalachian trail is near by for lots of good hiking. There is a butterfly farm around the corner. Golf course around the corner in the other direction.. good for golf or cross country skiing..

Bike,(I have 3) walk, or taxis can be called at any time...

I bought a nice 1973 26 foot airstream, which also sleeps 2. Nicely perched on the property, far enough away from the house. The airstream has central heating , AC, stove fridge and hot and cold water, working shower seasonally.

2 pair of snow shoes for winter, and building an outdoor wood sauna by end november..

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About The Owner

I have worked at United Nations as exhibition designer for more than 10 years. Involved in many humanitarian projects. I enjoy gardening, architecture and just being on my property

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2010

Why The Owner chose Pawling

secluded beautiful nature, very close and easy to and from NYC,

like sleeping in the woods with comforts of home

What makes this cabin unique

nature surround, close to appalachian trail, golf course near by, near metro north train into nyc..


Pawling Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Pets considered
  • respect nature and host property
  • leave cabin in condition recieved
  • turn down heat/ac when not home
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathtub with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • large lofted bedroom, dining area, well provisioned kitchen, living room converts into sleeping area also. depending, airstream may or may not be available for extra guests.
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing


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Secluded country cabin upstate New York, near metro north train
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Cool place. Excellent host.

  • 4 of 5

This place is easy to get to from NYC with amazing hiking nearby. I felt the description was quite accurate. Know that it is rustic. Lived in a bit. But quite unique. We had a very good experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Thomas's rustic and beautiful cabin. Couldn't ask for a nicer time.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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The perfect quick getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a quick and easy getaway from the city and this was perfect. A charming cottage with all comforts. Even with the rainy/overcast weather, we enjoyed a lovely weekend just us and our dogs. We even got out to the walk across the hudson. Tom was welcoming and provided us with information about the area. He was the perfect host.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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New York City

Charming and convenient getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a magical stay and Tom is a lovely and hospitable host. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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New York

Great location, authentic and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful property offers a rare combination of location, accessibility, authenticity and comfort. The host, Thomas, was very welcoming, responsive and available to accommodate our stay in the best possible way. We highly recommend this rental for a couple, a family, or a group of friends.


The very charming cabin has a rustic and authentic look, fits well in its environment but at the same time offers all the comfort and cleanness of a renovated space. After Thomas showed us the place and gave us all the practical details we needed, we directly felt at home and enjoyed the comfort, decoration and vibe of the place.

It is spacious and feels peaceful, all the more since it is located in a very quiet environment, surrounded by woods.

It has a large open kitchen, a very clean and spacious bathroom, a large loft upstairs with the double bed, a nice living room with a large dining table and a fireplace (accommodates 2 additional people), and a lovely terrace + garden around the cabin. The design of the cabin is modern with plenty of light coming through the large windows but at the same time feels authentic and integrated in its environment.


The location is also particularly convenient as it is close to the Metro North (Harlem line, HM Valley Wingdale stop).

Even if having a car is more comfortable to get around, you don't absolutely need it and can also just come by the train, especially if the weather is not too cold/rainy as you can access the Nature Reserve/hiking trails/closest village with a bike (Thomas kindly provided 2 bikes).


Thomas was very welcoming, accommodating and available. We wanted to go hiking and he had great recommendations and explained how to get there.


Hiking: The Pawling Nature Reserve is beautiful, quiet and easily accessible from the cabin. The Appalachian trail is also very close and great for hiking.

Pawling: There is not much to do in this small town but is it lovely and quiet, we spent 2 hours there on our way back.

Rest/read: the cabin feels very peaceful and we liked just spending some quality time reading, talking, having dinner (there are all the utensils you need if you feel like cooking) and enjoying the fireplace.

We only explored the nearby area as we did not have a car but there was more than enough to see / do for 2 days.

We felt like 2 days was short and would have liked to spend more time in this beautiful place, we would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic cabin with great amenities and style

  • 5 of 5

Thomas's cabin is a great getaway. Rustic and modern style, with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Thomas was very accommodating and helpful in setting up our stay and ensuring we had information on the surrounding area. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Appalachian Trail
trail from maine to georgia the trail crosse hwy 22 just about 2 miles form my cabin
McKinney & Doyle Fine Foods
great food, restaurant and bakery
Thunder Ridge Ski School
ski in winter paint ball in summer
Pawling Cycle & Sport Inc
bike and cross country ski rental
Pawling Recreation
Vinny's Deli
fantastic award winning home made mozzarella cheese
Hannaford Supermarket
complete area supermarket
Thunder Ridge Ski Area
several lifts, depending on weather and snow conditions, not a huge ski area but adequate
Daryl's House Club
well known music venue
Trinity-Pawling School
Pawling Nature Reserve
Great hiking trails, intersects the Appalachian trail in several places
Stone Church
hike up creek to natural stone gothic arch
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
great museum!
upstate contemporary art center
Storm King Art Center
contemporary art park
Innisfree Garden
beautiful gardens
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
amazing mansion
Walkway Over the Hudson
The Culinary Institute of America
3 restaurants to choose from, reservations required
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
black bear restaurant
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
harlem valley golf club
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
metro north harlem line pawling or wingdale statio
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
hwy 22
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
black bear restaurant
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
thunder ridge, Patterson NY
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
15 min drive to bulls bridge, kent, ct
Car: recommended

Right near appalachian trail, lots of good hiking in the area!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $60

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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