Unlock the front door and watch your vacation dreams unfold. This sophisticated mountain home, 7 miles from Hunter, is situated on 6+ acres in a park-like setting literally bordering the Catskill Forest Preserve. Super immaculate, private, upscale cabin ensures a special & memorable experience. Great Room boasts 30 ft ceilings, open floor plan & massive windows provide spectacular, pristine mountain views. Huge wrap-around deck offers up an additional l,800 square feet of living space including a gas Weber grill. Fully equipped kitchen includes comprehensive selection of every gourmet accessory imaginable. Each bedroom (4) is beautifully appointed & includes high thread count linens & plush Ralph Lauren comforters. Sleeps 10 comfortably. Each bathroom (3) is beautifully custom tiled & include thick glass shower enclosures. We also provide an ample supply of oversized bath towels. The Master Suite is massive with 20' ceilings, en suite bath and it's own private deck/balcony. The house is equipped with premium cable (100+ channels), flat screen TVs, WIFI throughout house & all decks,Sirius/XM satellite radio, DVD movie collection & so much more! Even a billiards room! An overall fantastic escape & pleasurable experience...guaranteed!
Super immaculate, upscale, private cabin will ensure a special and memorable experience.
** Mountain-Style Ambiance…solid wood doors throughout, rich cherry cabinets, oak grand staircase, stone slate entry way, custom local river rock wall, tumbled marble bathrooms, authentic antler chandelier from Wyoming, pottery & light fixtures from Colorado & New Mexico, oriental rugs, one of a kind antiques, nicely framed local scenic photography, antique skis, sleds & snowshoes, beautiful fabrics with natural warm hues… all contribute to providing a casual elegance with a real warm & cozy feel.
** The Great Room with soaring 30-ft ceilings boasts an open floor plan including living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Perfect for socializing, entertaining or just relaxing. Super high cathedral ceilings and massive windows with two sets of double French doors allows for spectacular, panoramic mountain views year round.
** The Fully Equipped Kitchen provides everything needed to make a great, gourmet meal. Includes a comprehensive selection of kitchen equipment & accessories including slow cooker/crock pot, baking trays & pans, crystal stemware, serving platters & bowls, cutlery, 12-cup coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, 4-slice oversized style toaster, blender, food processor and so much more. Help yourself to our full array of spices and during the summer enjoy our fresh herb garden conveniently located right on the deck and BBQ using the gas Weber grill.
** The Main Floor features a custom built local river rock wall, wood stove and a oak grand staircase leading to the master suite and loft area. This main floor includes a full bathroom with tub/shower (plus plenty of plush towels), two bedrooms each with a queen bed and also a full size sleeper sofa in the living room. One bedroom has its own private entrance that leads out to the wrap around deck. All bedrooms are beautifully appointed and include high-thread count linens and plush Ralph Lauren down comforters.
** A Massive Wrap Around Deck, perched high in the sky with tree fort views, provides 800+ sq ft of additional outdoor living space. Relax in the lounge chairs, gather around wrought iron dining tables, BBQ on the gas Weber grill and dine al fresco while watching amazing sunsets. In addition to the beautiful scenery supplied by mother nature, we also add potted flowers and hanging baskets seasonally to further enhance the overall experience.
** The Master Suite is truly luxurious! It has 20-foot cathedral ceilings and includes an en suite bathroom & walk-in custom tiled shower with thick glass enclosures. Enjoy your morning coffee on your own very private balcony overlooking the forest and really interesting glacier rock formations. If you are the organizer of the trip, we highly recommend this suite for you!
** The open Loft Area includes two twin beds a seating/desk area and offers up amazing views of the mountain range.
** The First Floor includes a Billiards Room with 3 comfy couches, a brand new tumbled marble tiled bathroom & walk in shower, laundry room (including washer & dryer) and plenty of board games (Scrabble, Monopoly, backgammon, marble chess set, playing cards and more!)
** The State of the Art Entertainment & Electronics system include WIFI throughout the cabin and on all decks, Premium Cable Package (100 channels), brand new Flat Screen TV's (40' in great room), DVD player (Emmy award winning DVD movie collection), iPod hook up, complete stereo system with highly-quality sound including Sirius/XM Satellite radio which provides endless genres of commercial free non-stop music, sports, entertainment and news.
** The Parking...there is plenty of parking in the various driveway areas, large area right outside the front door, that can easily accommodate 8+ cars.
There is something for everyone to do!
** Winter – The house is perfectly situated to access New York’s finest downhill skiing/snowboarding/snow tubing - Hunter Mountain is just 7 miles away & Windham is 15. You can walk to the snowmobile rental place and sledding hill! There is also a cross country ski resort just five minutes away.
** Spring/Summer/Fall – This time of year offers unlimited possibilities. You can literally hike & bike right from our front door. The market hiking trail system in the area is amazing! We include maps at the house that will enable you to explore some pretty cool spots. The closest and probably the best in the area are within two miles of the house - Kaatterskill Falls (highest waterfall in the state), North Lake/South Lake (offers swimming, boat rentals i.e. kayaks, canoes, row boats, fishing and amazing hiking!), The Escarpment Trail, the former home of the Catskill Mountain House, an abandoned (but restored!) train station and more. Visit Hunter Mountain and try out their new ZIPLINE system, mountain bike down their trails (lift serve access) or enjoy a relaxing ride on their sky ride (chair lift). They also have a host of music concerts year round. There is also a plethora of golf courses to choose from, driving range/miniature golf, horse back riding, fly fishing, tubing the Esopus River, paint ball, wineries, festivals, Catskill Game Farm, Howe Caverns and so much more...
** Antique and Art Lovers - You'll find treasures galore with Woodstock, Saugerties, Tannersville, Catskill (Thomas Cole House) and Hudson all within close proximity. A wide-array of classes and activities are available to children, teens and adults at Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts.
** Relaxation - The Catskill Cabin provides plenty of indoor & outdoor private, cozy spots to relax & unwind. Curl up with a good book, enjoy breathtaking mountain views, bird watch or snuggle by the fire. There is also cable TV (100 channels), DVD player, Sirius/XM satellite radio, wireless internet access, pool table and plenty of board games to keep you occupied.
** Night Life - There is a terrific nightlife and fantastic dining right near by. In fact some of our favorite clubs & restaurants are less than 2 miles from the cabin.
We take great pride in our home and because we own and manage it ourselves were able to offer amenities that you’ll find in very few rental properties. Plus we truly find pleasure in sharing it and we go the extra mile to ensure your stay is the most pleasurable experience possible.
We promise you will not be disappointed with your stay. In fact, if you are like many of our guests, you will be back.
E-mail us and we'll send you a link that provides more photos, full list amenities, area activity links, rental terms and more!
Thank you so much for your interest. You'll truly love our place and feel right at home!
Sorry, NO pets or smoking allowed.
JoAnn & Scott
We're from the city and love the quick escape and fantastic outdoor activities the Catskill region offers. We purchased the land in the late '90's and worked hard to make our dream escape become a reality. My husband is a fantastic builder and we spared no expense to make this one of the best vacation homes in the Hunter/Windham area. It brings us tremendous joy to share with others our beautiful home away from home!
JoAnn purchased this chalet in 1999
After years of searching for the perfect spot to build our dream escape, we instantly fell in love with the seclusion of Sun Set Park yet the close proximity to all the things we love to do on the mountain top which is ski, golf, hike, bike, kayak & fish. The nightlife and dining options are numerous also!
Our home is really unlike anything offered in the Hunter area and our attention to detail is what sets us apart. Unique lights fixtures, one of kind antiques, framed local scenic photography, antique skis, Persian rugs, fine fabrics & linens, beautiful pottery, wood carvings, various works of art...right down to the cabinetry knobs, even the door bell...its' all been well thought out. Ultimately creating an environment that seamlessly blends modern comfort with a rustic feel. Couple this with walls of glass & the surrounding forest - you'll feel one with nature, but in total, cozy comfort.
If you want your money's worth please stay at this house. Not only was the house ridiculously supplied with every ammenity imagined :-), it was clean, decor was a great ecclectic mix, the open space plan is a dream to spend with loved ones, and JoAnn ran everything smoothly from first email to getting deposit back. Everything was uncomplicated. Alot better than other places I have stayed in Hunter. Will come back again. (she also gives discounts if you a a returning customer!) I am so glad I read the reviews...now I am paying it forward.
Our family spent a week in this wonderful home. It’s truly impeccable—in comfort, amenities, ambience and location. You could tell every detail was well thought out. Electronics – from WI-FI, to Sirius satellite radio to Surround Sound – it went on and on. As an adult, I enjoyed the fact that the playroom, pool table and games were all downstairs allowing the kids to raiser a ruckus while keeping the upstairs living room quiet and cozy! As a gourmet cook, I have always been disappointed in rental kitchens that pretend to be furnished. This kitchen is furnished with every imagineable gadget, pot, knife and colander you could ever need – and enough cutlery and plates for a seated dinner for at least 10. Plus the gas cooktop and electric oven making cooking a breeze! I also loved the fact that while I cooked I was still able to socialize with my group and even got a few of them to help me out! The view from every window was stunning, the interior decorating was beautiful and the beds & linens are outstanding. The owner, Joann., made the process simple and easy and proved to be quite accommodating to our needs and requests. Simply awesome. I was particularly tickled that the house library had several of my favorite books & movies and one book I was currently reading! We are already planning our return. Highly, highly recommended. Thank you again for an amazing vacation!
A beautiful cozy cabin well-kept and well-equipped. There were eight of us and we all enjoyed the accommodations. The kitchen is great and JoAnn has made available everything needed to cook a gourmet meal.
The location is great; not more than 5 miles away from Hunter Mountain. Although it snowed while we were there, the roads were plowed promptly.
We arrived on Friday night and found the cabin even better than the pictures portrayed . We were a large crowd of six adults and 4 kids but everyone had a bed to sleep. The place was very clean and stocked with those last minute kind of things you always forget during a trip. Great place and great time.
My group and I stayed at this while attending an event at Hunter Mt.
This house was gorgeous. It was exactly as described and better. It was clean, very well maintained, and had every amenity we needed. The decor was beautiful. If i could, I'd pick the house up and transport it to my home town to live in it.
Joanne provided exceptional customer services from our first inquiry through the return of our deposit.
I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a really special place to stay!
We have just returned from a lovely weekend stay at this beautiful home. The description of the home, its amenities, location etc. were all spot on. The home is beautifully and comfortably furnished. There was not a single thing we could think of that wasn't furnished. The property is extremely well-maintained and the home was immaculate when we arrived. The owners, Scott and JoAnn were a pleasure to work with. You can tell they really want you to enjoy their home and the area. We found the binder which listed just about every activity in the area most helpful and the list of neighborhood restaurants was a godsend.
We spent most of our time talking and enjoying a glass of wine on the deck, but found time to walk at the nearby lake and take in the Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest. We enjoyed a lovely German meal at the Swiss Chalet and were glad we knew ahead of time that reservations were a must.
I would not hesitate to stay here again!
This sophisticated, custom built mountain home is situated on 6+ secluded acres in a park-like setting in the Catskills, literally bordering the Catskill Forest Preserve. It takes you away from it all, but just minutes from all the action!
Leave the hustle and bustle behind when you escape to this Ultimate Mountain Retreat. Approximately 2.5 hrs from NYC, this unique hideaway is worlds away from the everyday. Located in Haines Falls (Sunset Park), NY just 2 miles from shops and cafes of Tannersville, North Lake/South Lake and Kaaterskill Falls, 7 miles to Hunter, 15 Windham, 16 Phoenicia, 18 Woodstock.
Other Activities: Spring/Summer/Fall – This time of year offers unlimited possibilities. You can literally hike & bike right from our front door. The marked hiking trail system in the area is amazing! We provide maps that will allow you to explore some pretty cool spots. The closest & best the area has to offer are within 2 miles - Kaatterskill Falls (must see sight), North Lake/South Lake (offers swimming, boat rentals i.e. kayaks, canoes, row boats & fishing), The Escarpment Trail, the site of the historic Catskill Mountain House, an abandoned (but restored!) train station and more. Visit Hunter Mountain and try out their Zipline system, mountain bike down their trails (lift serve access) or enjoy a relaxing ride on their sky ride (chair lift). They also have a host of music concerts year round. There is also plenty of golf courses of varying skill levels, driving range/mini golf, horse back riding, fly fishing, tube the Esopus river, paint ball, wineries, Woodstock, Catskill Game Farm, Howe Caverns and so much more!
Golf: There are eighteen golf courses within 20 mile radius of the cabin.
Tennis: Free tennis courts nearby
Ski: The house is perfectly situated to access New York’s finest downhill skiing-snowboarding-snow tubing-cross country skiing-sledding. Hunter Mountain is just 7 miles away & Windham is 15. There is a sledding hill right on our street that you can walk to and the snowmobile rental place is less than a mile away. There is also a fun cross country ski resort just five minutes away.
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