Secluded 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom w/ Mountain Views and 300 arches of State Forest
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Warm, serene property bordering park
Home is lovely and a great place to relax. We were provided plenty of wood and kindling to build fires in the wood stove. The surrounding area is completely dark, so it was lovely for stargazing. The kitchen is perfect for cooking meals in.
Stunning view of the mountains
This is a beautiful property in a great location. The house isn’t completely available to renters but the upstairs bedroom is lovely and the outdoor patios are great. The inside living area we had access to felt a little dark, but it’s otherwise spacious and comfortable and we didn’t spend much time inside so it didn’t matter. I’d return just to sit on the patio and look at the mountains! (And our dog loved sleeping on the grass.) It’s also just off a nice quiet road that was great for running.
Relaxing! Our GPS said 39 minutes. We don’t even live in NYC but if I did I would be there every weekend. There was a very comfortable king size bed. It felt like being alone in a forest the green was very lush. We listened to birds in the day and crickets at night. The fire pit was a bonus! I would go back again! I was also impressed with the fact, I came back without one mosquito bite! Even while grilling and eating a steak in the dark.
Serene family vacation
We had a wonderful 4 day stay with our almost 2 year old at Sylvia’s House. It was clean, spacious, quiet and comfortable. There was a surplus of kitchen equipment, the showers were awesome (good heat and water pressure) and we were able to stay comfortably cool though it is mid July. The area is very pretty, Sylvia gave us a bunch of great suggestions. We went to Marty’s for breakfast, migliori’s farm for some produce and pie(amazing pie), and peekamoose restaurant for dinner one night (highly recommend—good food, friendly staff, beautiful outdoor seating and very kid friendly without seeming like a kids restaurant). Would definitely recommend staying here!
Perfect weekend getaway!
We cannot recommend this cabin enough! We were looking for a home to spend a weekend away from the city with our dog. We wanted it to be remote, but still close to some of the small, upstate towns so we could explore. Sylvia and Gerry's property is perfect for all of the above! It is about a 20 minute drive to Woodstock and 15 minutes to the delicious Phoenicia Diner. The house is cozy with central air/heating with a large, comfortable couch and bed. We were most impressed with the kitchen as it had more than enough pots, pans, appliances, etc for a home cooked meal (Vitamix, Le Creuset, All Clad, etc). And if our pup could add to this review, she would let you know that it was very comfy for her as well as they were kind enough to leave an oversized dog bed for her to lounge on in front of the fire! Sylvia and Gerry were extremely responsive, making booking a breeze as well as helping out with a few questions during our stay. The property itself is located right on a mountain stream with a small waterfall right outside. It was too chilly to enjoy the outdoor areas, but we could see spending an afternoon sitting around the patio. We very much look forward to future visits!
Peace, quiet and a babbling brook
We just returned from a ten day stay at this wonderful house, and our visit was utterly perfect. From the moment we walked in the door we knew we made the right choice for a rental. It was easy to find yet secluded; close enough to Boiceville for occasional groceries and gas yet far enough out that there were no sounds except nature, including the soothing sound of a small brook running over rocks just beyond the porch. Such a wonderful sound! We must have sat in silence enjoying this for hours our first night there.
This house was just the right size for two adults and our 85 lb dog, Bruce. There was nothing lacking, right down to a dog bed Bruce loved and two bowls in a feeding stand for him. Downstairs is a very comfortable living room, a gorgeous dining table that appears to have been constructed from hand-hewn timber, and a very well-equipped kitchen with more than enough counter space to enjoy cooking our meals. Which is important since bringing our dog on vacation means no dining out. Rounding out the downstairs is a full bath with full size washer and dryer. Upstairs is a bedroom and another full bathroom. We could not have been happier.
Outside was also as good as it gets. Most afternoons when we returned from hiking we enjoyed sitting on the front porch listening to the sounds of nature. Beyond the porch, in the yard, is a nice sized sitting area with plenty of seating and a raised fire pit. And very starry nights! Because the house sits back from the main road, which is itself a quiet country road, there is no light pollution or traffic to distract from the business of relaxing and enjoying the crisp mountain air. Breakfast in this area allowed us to enjoy the slowly turning autumn colors brushed lightly on the mountainside across the way.
As for activities, we love to hike and there are trailheads to very enjoyable hikes as close as 10-15 minutes down the road. Because of the proximity to the 28-28A junction, pretty much all of the great Catskills trails were easy to access. Though we probably would have preferred a little less rain (I think 3 rainy days), we were so comfortable in this house it really didn’t matter (and it meant the area’s falls were high).
I’ve been vacationing in the Catskills for more than 25 years, always renting a house for a week or two, and this may well be my favorite! All of the loving touches, including the little statues here and there on the grounds, made us feel right at home.