Cara and Danny's home in Narrowsburg is the ideal retreat for city-weary travelers. I rented the house for five days in May for a get-away for me, my German Shepherd, Elsa, and a friend who was celebrating a significant birthday. I'm heading back to the house for another week in October.
These owners have paid attention to every detail and obviously have refined taste. Every comfort has been considered: the outdoors is wired for music and light and propane-fueled mosquito zappers are running. There's abundant seating from the garden down to the river, there's a tree-house for the kids, a bocce ball court for adults and the most amazing hammock strung between two of the many towering trees on the property. I appreciated the composter.
The wood construction gives the cabin a rustic feel, but the modern furniture and art give it a sleeker look. The house is very roomy and the best one on the street, remote and private, yet you have the benefit of first-class amenities like super great showers and baths, a fully equipped kitchen (a must for someone like me who likes to cook) a gorgeous fireplace and plenty of wood for chilly nights. Another big plus: The house is spotless.
But the property, the land, the garden--that's what really makes this place over-the-top special. Elsa was in dog heaven. I lost hours sitting on the porch reading. The river is at your disposal and so wild and beautiful. We saw eagles!
Narrowsburg is also a charming town if you can drag yourself away from the house. The people are exceptionally friendly, the few restaurants are all outstanding and there are some chic shops to boot. Really.
I've rented a handful of homes in this area and nothing comes close to this place. It's an honor to be invited to stay in a home that has obviously been invested with such love.