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Beautiful secluded Kerhonkson home & mountain view. 5 acres + 35 acres Stateland

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Open floor plan living room, dining room and large kitchen. 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths. Enjoy a good soak in our 5.5' tub. Sleeps 6. Cozy up to the wood burning stove on a cold winter night. Relax on a 65' deck with plenty of chairs and tables to view the Catskill Mountains. Read a book on the hammock in the woods. Minutes away from 30,000 acre Sundown Wild Forest Preserve to hike, bike, fish, swim, snowmobile or hunt.

Also check out our neighbor on VRBO listing #474399. This will give you the advantage of two (2) houses for larger vacation groups.

More Details

Dana Roussell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Dana Roussell

Ron & Dana are from NJ and originally came to this area to rock climb, hike and enjoy nature. We hope you will enjoy the same and utilize the house.

Dana Roussell purchased this house in 2005

Why Dana Roussell chose Kerhonkson

The Mountain House is so close to so many areas. Skiing at Belleayre & Hunter in the winter. Rock Climbing at the Gunks. Swimming holes and waterfalls are at your fingertips!

State land areas: Sundown Forest, Minnewaska Park, Mohonk Preserve and Peekamoose Mountain are all close by.

Hiking & biking and motorcycle exploring everywhere. Horseback riding is right down the road.

Have fun picking apples from the farm around the corner every fall.

Close by is a venician well with fresh spring water. Delicious!!

You will love to watch the leaves change in autumn.

The deer, turkeys, many varieties of birds including hummingbirds can be seen right at the house. Although we rarely see the bear, he is around the area.

Don't forget to explore the old foundation homestead in the state land attached right to our back yard.

What makes this house unique

There is something here for everyone!!


Kerhonkson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Attached to master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , 5 1/2'' tub to relax after a long days hike.
  • Tiled floors in both bathrooms with plenty of towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle pull out twin bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large bedroom. Very comfy.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with private bath, Sleep Number bed & TV
  • Plush carpet and fans in all bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Take a look at the old homestead on the state land attached to our property. A root cellar, hearth and old foundation! Bring along a metal detector and hunt for hidden treasures. I found many items that I left there for your viewing pleasure. I ask for you to do the same. Hunt for treasures but leave them there. Thank you. You can find a map of the area in the Mountain House Guide Book at the house.


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Beautiful secluded Kerhonkson home & mountain view. 5 acres + 35 acres Stateland
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days at Kerhonskson home, and it was wonderful. Great and comfortable home with privacy and all the comforts you need. I would go there again any time I could!

Dave Hanlon

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We were only there for 2 nights but would love to have stayed longer. Very clean, comfortable, cozy place. All the amenities but away from everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation rental in over fifteen years!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our two dogs, spent the week between Christmas and New Year's Day in this wonderful house. The place is furnished like a home, with all the appropriate furniture and artwork to make it feel like someone really lives there! The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need for cooking and eating. The bedrooms are comfortable and the master even has a Sleep Number adjustable mattress (which is something we'd never tried before!). We spent a lot of time lounging on the two recliner sofas just enjoying the view out to the mountains across the valley while the fire kept us comfortably warm. The floors are hardwood and very easy to maintain and the house is easy to secure and solidly built. The house is very secluded and yet access is relatively easy.

Despite having about 6 inches of snow from a previous storm, we managed to get out and about on several walks in the forest in front of the property and even found what appeared to be some old stone ruins down by a creek which was quite fascinating.

We managed a separate trip around the area each day except for one when it snowed all day. There are gorgeous lakes and small towns in abundance and the roads are generally good all around. My favorite drive was up along Peekamoose road through the same named valley (what's not to love about a place called Peekamoose!?). Stunning scenery!

Even in winter there are several diners open and there seems to be at least one in each town. These make for easy meals and good casual conversation with folks. There are convenience shops at gas stations in nearby Kerhonkson and there's a good sized supermarket at the Wallmart in nearby Ellensville if you need to do a full shop.

The owners checked in with us by email before we left to come to the house and then called as soon as we arrived. They were available by phone easily if needed and are very friendly and eager to assist. There's a detailed guidebook in the house with suggestions for nearby sightseeing and local restaurants as well.

We've been staying at various vacation rentals in a number of different locations throughout the USA for over fifteen years and we both felt when we left that this had been the best experience yet. We were so relaxed when we headed home (but so sad to be leaving!). We're already hoping to get another week here sometime soon if our work schedules will permit.

We can heartily recommend this lovely house for a great break!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James and Sonia Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are happy you found the ruins in state land attached to the property. We think they are interesting as well. You were excellent guests and we would be happy to have you return. Regards Ron and Dana
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Beautiful house and a wonderful area to experience the northeastern fall

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, spacious, has a lot of light. Everything was clean, new, and worked well.

House itself is located at the end of a small private street, is hidden by the trees, but has a large cleared lot and a large deck, so you really get to experience the beautiful fall, or do some star gazing, or just let your kids run around.

The area is great, Minnewaska state park is very close, New Paltz is also close, a lot of family-friendly farms and wineries nearby.

Dana is a great host, will definitely recommend this place to friends and would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Long Branch, NJ

Relaxing weekend with friends.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful weekend! We took a hike at Stoney Kill. What a great hike! I loved driving around seeing the fall foliage. It was great to catch up with old friends in this lovely home. Home was fully stocked for all of our needs.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Astoria, NY

Kerhonkson fun with friends

  • 5 of 5

Four of us friends came up for harvest weekend. The house was not completely secluded, but completely private.

Nice deck in the back where we had coffee in the morning. Inside of the house was clean and properly furnished. Bedrooms

and bathrooms were great as well. I would recommend this property for romantic getaway, weekend with friends, adventure weekend, and more.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hudson Valley Resort
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Gander Inn
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Hunter & Belleayre Mountains

Our house has 5 acres with established trails. Our property is bordered by a Forever Wild Preserve. Check out the rock walls and and stone hearth from and old homestead.

Vernooy Kill is a must see 2 mile hike to a three tiered waterfall and swimming hole.

Stoney Kill is a spectacular 80' waterfall with a horseshoe shape. Bring your lunch and eat behind the falls. An easy hike to the base or for the more adventurous you can also hike to the top. Follow the trail to a local swimming hole. Watch out for nude bathers.

Go to the Mohonk House and do the Lemon squeeze trail it's awesome! There is a parking and entry fee.

We bought our property for the beautiful area and the close proximity to the Shawangunk "Gunks" Mountains, a rock climbers dream. Always a must see is Minnawaska Lake, the ice caves at Sam's Point and the Eagles at Ashokan Reservoir, all close by.

Stop by Saunterkill farms for fresh produce and baked goods. They are a little pricey, but worth it!

Pick apples at the farm around the corner in the fall. Relax and enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservation not guaranteed without payment. Federal holidays nights will be the same rate. Note: Monthly rate may change according to actual dates reserved.

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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