*** Enjoy 35 acres of wooded and open land.
*** Amazing mountain view.
*** Log Home.
*** 2 ponds on the property.
*** Stream on the property.
Guest Book: The house was wonderful, everyone had a great time. We had a tiny bit of trouble getting there on Friday navigating the roads at night, but nothing significant. After we got to the house, everything went perfectly. The house was incredibly clean and is nicely designed/decorated. We basically just spent most of our time relaxing on the deck or hiking around the property. The view and the property is beautiful.
Guest Book: We had a great stay. I will send some pictures after we unpack. We really appreciated how clean the house was and the setting was perfect. I was impressed with the overall maintenance of the place - it hardly looked lived in. I loved the new lock that was cool!
-- B & S
Guest Book: I didn't expect the house to be so beautiful. The house inside and the property is so well maintained- we just loved it. The view from the deck was amazing. We spent a lot of times sitting in the deck watching the stars. I liked your carry-on grill- we took it to the pond and had an excellent time doing BBQ and relaxing there. Thank you for great setup.
Wow, this place is great! We arrived to a foot of fresh snow and the mountains we're spectacularly beautiful. The cabin itself is very private and cozy and clean (there was a bit of clutter in the basement near the laundry machines, but nowhere near intrusive or offensive—other than that the linens, dishes, and main spaces/bedrooms were all very clean!), and coordinating with the owner for arrival/payment/access was a snap. Slept 6 of us (three couples) comfortably, and the kitchen had sufficient supplies for cooking a wide variety of breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
We had a fire going all weekend in the amazing soap stone woodstove/fireplace, perfect to warm up with after sledding down the hillside. The views were beautiful and wide open, and we definitely want to come back in the warmer months when there are leaves on the trees and we can really walk the grounds and enjoy our morning coffee in the sun on the wrap around deck.
Being wintertime, we didn't seek out too many activities off the property, but there is a well stocked grocery store nearby to re-up on supplies and firewood, and a cute downtown area if you like to dine out or go shopping/antiquing.
All in all 10/10, we will definitely return! To the owner—thanks so much for a great weekend!!
Although the actual rental cottage was lacking in basic amenities I'm leaving an EXCELLENT rating because the property and lands are amazing that it makes up for the few cons about the house.
The hills were alive with the sound of...silence! and it's spectacular. Immense property with wide open spaces, sprawling hills, grassy lands, deep woods, a creek and two ponds. A very well-kept serene and private retreat.
The house has a huge wrap-around deck that overlooks the grounds surrounded by huge and abundantly fragrant lilac bushes. A covered patio and huge living room with TV/DVDplayer. The cottage itself is big and there is ample space and big bedrooms with plenty of closet spaces. However the amenities can be bumped up--very limited # of towels, cutlery/utensils and basic cooking aids like oil, salt, vinegar, baking or cookware, etc that I'm not used to seeing so little to none of at a rental in the area. Assume you have to bring everything when you go up there except they stock TP and paper towels aplenty.
Other pros about the house: washer/dryer in basement for use, all the windows have screens and blinds that work, dishwasher and microwave in a separate huge kitchen with dining area. Two full bathrooms. Separate 2-car garage. Charcoal BBQ with some tools (have to buy your own charcoals).
Heads up: water pressure in showers are very weak to a trickle at times, the website lists that the house sleeps 6 but there are a total of 3 beds--one queen downstairs and 2 full upstairs--so consider it sleeps 4 maximum, realistically, unless you are with children. Apparently there is a newly renovated bedroom downstairs that sleeps 2 in the basement but we did not have access.
Overall, we really enjoyed the stay because this property is too amazing and we were able to overlook whatever was lacking in the house and appreciate the surrounding environment. Would definitely go back.
My friends and i had a wonderful time at the house in February. It snowed all weekend and the house is perfectly situated, great views and very very confortable.
We will go back soon, thanks Habiba!
The house had toilet paper, soap, shampoo, paper towels, everything needed to enjoy a weekend getaway.
If you want to have fun and be in the middle of nowhere, come here, you will love it!!!!
Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!!
fabulous, new, clean, well kept house on amazing property, close to fun mountain activities and towns. great for my friends and i with small kids in that we could walk out the front door and go for a walk in the fields, on the road, or up the mountain adjoining the property which has a network of logging paths that lead to great views. really great sledding opportunities in the winter! peaceful, quite, and beautiful.
our suggested improvements are minor and include: have wood stocked for guests when they arrive, have some bigger pots, more cups and (bigger) glasses, and a few more kitchen items (like a spatula!). stocks of things like TP, paper towels and laundry detergent would be nice as well.
we highly recommend this place!!
This is a terrificly located and wonderful house to rent. The descriptions are accurate, and the cabin is very clean and well maintained. We loved the open , modern look in furnishings, and didn't mind that there was no TV or radio.
You can rent good movies in the town of Walton--or cherish the silence and read a book ! We also appreciated the comfy clean towels, and sheets. The property and neighborhood is good for beautiful early morning walks, and runs. We had a terrific stay there, and plan on returning.
This cottage is truly great for a getaway. I loved the quiet, country location. The property is generously spacious with plenty of walking and hiking opportunities. The view is absolutely gorgeous and the night sky is vast and inspiring.
The house inside was very clean. There is plenty to cook with in the kitchen (a sandwich press, a rice cooker, a microwave, and pots and pans and utensils).
There are only very small mugs, so if you like a nice big cup of tea or coffee in the morning, you might want to bring your own mug.
The beds are comfy. The sofas are not so comfy. Everything inside seems fairly new. The screened in porch to the front of the house is quite pleasant.
I would definitely enjoy renting the place again.
***Belleayre Mountain ski, Plattekill ski, Snowmobile, Tubing, Ice fishing.
***Swimming in lakes, tubing, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, golf, horseback riding, scenic train journey, Catskill scenic driving.
***within 8 minutes drive-Restaurants, night clubs, shopping/groceries, gas, bank, golf.
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