WILDERNESS WATERFRONT CABIN ON THE RIVER --- SUPREMELY PRIVATE AND OFF THE GRID

andrew peck

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Sleeps4
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WILDERNESS WATERFRONT CABIN ON THE RIVER --- SUPREMELY PRIVATE AND OFF THE GRID

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio

Overview

Overview

Woodstock Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, sleeps 4. Approximately 400 aquare feet

Note on pricing: . Rates are discounted for two nights or more.

One night $135, Two nights $245 Additional nights $75 Week $525

......This is as private as it gets! At the very end of a 1 1/2 mile wood road on 11 forested acres with 800 feet of frontage on the Potic Creek. No houses in sight - or earshot. This is a charming 'Camping Cabin' in the woods. It has a large screened porch overlooking a meadow and the Potic Creek, a stream that flows from a reservoir serving the town of Catskill down to the Hudson River. The cabin is insulated and has an efficient Napoleon Timberwolf airtight wood stove. There is a queen size Murphy bed.

......Since the cabin is more than a mile from the nearest Central Hudson electric power lines, electricity is supplied by three solar panels on the roof that keep a deep cycle marine battery charged. An inverter has an output of up to 50 watts AC as well as 12 volt DC power. That's enough for the water pump, 2 - 40 watt equivalent DC CFL lamps, and for operating or charging electronic devices. For water, you plug the cable form the pump into the solar charge controller, and water flows from the well near the front door. The forest has lots of wildlife, deer, bear, wild turkeys, foxes, raccoons, great horned owls, etc. There is a 2 burner propane Coleman camp stove, and outside, a fire place with a grill, For complete information, be sure to click 'More Details' below.

......In June 2013 we installed a small solar electric system to operate the water pump that pumps from a drilled well, 2 lamps, and has the ability to operate a laptop and charge electronic devices.

. t is an idyllic getaway for those who appreciate nature and spending time in the wilderness. It is about 25 miles north of Woodstock, about 2 hour drive from the GWB.

. When we started thinking about the possibility of sharing cabins [we have a few off the grid camps], the question was, how can we do it? The question we faced was, how to make it reasonable in cost, and at the same time, provide the needed cleaning and housekeeping that goes with having a rental. Hiring a housekeeper to change sheets and towels right away makes costs that may make the price for a 'camping cabin' more than folks would feel was fair. Our goal was to be able to keep this charming spot, not as a profitable business, but at least have most of the expenses and taxes covered.

. Originally we thought only renting for a week minimum would be practical if we had to hire a housekeeper between every guest. But initial inquiries were for weekends or long weekends. So if that was going to work, we had to figure a way to make that reasonably priced. So to keep costs reasonable, we ask that guests be prepared to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, and, 'leave it as they found it.' We figured most guests who were interested in this type of retreat would be respectful of the cabin and of the next guest, and that has been true.

. We started sharing another cabin in this way in 2011, and have been gratified that every guest but one [of more than 60] has left the cabin in good shape and clean for the next guest. Once a month or so, we check out the cabin and restock supplies, if needed. At the cabin are plates, glasses, utensils, toilet paper, paper towels, a Coleman 2 burner stove for cooking and propane fuel for it. As It is camping, we ask that you bring sleeping bags, candles and/or flashlights, etc. - what you would for any camping trip. In front of the cabin there’s a small stone fire place and with a grill. Starting August 2013, we are providing cut seasoned firewood. There is a maul [a fat axe] for splitting cut logs to the appropriate diameter. The firewood is provided for heating the cabin with the woodstove and fires for cooking in the fire place in front of the cabin only, NOT for bonfires. Please do not make fires outside other than in that one fire place. While it is cut to length, some larger pieces may require splitting with the maul. For the wood stove, up to 5' or 6' diameter works once the fire is going. for starting the fire, and, for cooking in the outside fireplace, it's best to split fire wood to 1 1/2 to 3 inch diameter. IN DRY SEASON BE SURE NO COMBUSTIBLES ARE NEAR THE FIRE PIT WHEN YOU MAKE A FIRE, AND DON'T LEAVE AN UNATTENDED FIRE.

. For heat, there is an excellent, very efficient Napoleon Timberwolf airtight wood stove. We will send instructions in case you are not familiar with the use of airtight wood stoves. There is an outhouse about 100 feet from the cabin.

. THE ROAD: The wood road in is 1 1/2 miles long. With a regular car it's not a problem. We have a Prius, which is quite low to the ground, and we have taken it there a few times with no problem, driving cautiously over a few rough spots. October . 2013 update: We have had 30 or 40 guests in the past couple of years, and for the first time, a guest reported that the bottom of her car scraped on one of the rough spots. We have used our Prius a number of times to go there with no problem and assumed it was one of the lowest cars around, but on researching it now, find that there are a few cars, hers was one, that have less ground clearance. While her car had no damage, if this is a concern for you, we can check the ground clearance of your model of car to advise you. [Our 2008 Prius has 5 1/2 inches of clearance, the new Priuses slightly less].

. The last 300 feet, however, are quite steep and rough, unless you have a high clearance 4 wheel drive truck, walk this last part.

. WINTER: If there is snow, you would need a four wheel drive vehicle, as only the first part of the road may be plowed.. With snow, the last 300 feet to the cabin would need to be walked short of having a snowmobile ; - ). If you book it for winter, and it snows, there are two options. If you don't have 4 wheel drive, with good tires you can drive to the last hill if the snow is light, you'd have to walk the last 300 feet. If there is deep snow, without 4WD you wouldn't want to drive in at all, and we would give a raincheck or refund, your option. Same thing if there's any snow, and you are uncomfortable driving in. .

. WATER: The Potic Creek flows out of a reservoir serving the Town of Catskill, so we know its clean, however, no surface water is recommended for drinking. There is a drilled well next to the cabin, and we have a 12 volt DC submersible pump at the bottom of the well that runs off the solar electric system. The power cord that comes from the well plugs into the solar charge controller next to the battery, and about 2 gallons a minute flow from a 1/2 inch flexible pipe at the top of the well. This pump replaced a hand pump - shown in one of the photos - which was charming, but never worked very well.

. CELL PHONE SERVICE: We get cell phone service at the cabin -- IT DEPENDS ON YOUR PROVIDER. We have ATT.

. New as of August 2013: Under the Murphy bed is stashed a queen size air mattress. Next to the solar charge controller is an electric air pump for it. If you use it, before you go, please fully deflate it and return to the same place. Do not over inflate the mattress, just slightly firm to the touch. To deflate, you need to insert a small rod into the air opening to bypass the automatic air seal.

. Please print this information and take it with you.

October 30, 2013 update:

. A guest who posted a review of our Sioux Tipi on the Airbnb website introduced us to a word we didn’t know, writing:

. “Wow. All I can say is that this is THE place for anyone wanting the complete Woodstock experience. . . I really enjoyed the privacy and getting to enjoy the scene without distractions. The tipi isn't the most glamorous experience, but it's glamping to the highest compliment. . . Highly, highly recommended for city folk who want to get in touch with their inner Paul Bunyans.”

. Looking up “glamping,” we found this definition:

'Going camping, but with glamour. A combination of the two words. It's like regular camping , but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable. . . Satisfying your craving for the outdoors and your penchant for a good meal, nice glass of wine, and a comfortable bed.'

. Now “glamorous camping” sounds like an oxymoron, but I suppose it’s possible, e. g: 'Oh Heathcliffe dear, I'm ever so glad we are glamping this weekend. By the way, is the butler done catching our trout?'

. Nonetheless, glorious camping seems more fitting. I post this here, although the review was for the Sioux tipi, as I feel our two off the grid cabins are suitable for glamping.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Sleeps4
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Reviews

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Wilderness Waterfront Cabin on the river --- Supremely private and off the grid
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Wilderness Waterfront Cabin on the river --- Supremely private and off the grid
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p903202
-845 399-5676
Woodstock Catskills
4

Awesome cabin. Way in the middle of nature

  • 4 of 5
Very cool cabin in the middle of the woods. Way in the middle of nature. Lots of wildlife all around. My only warning pack light the hike from the car to the cabin is on a steep rock road and is very difficult to walk up and down with your gear. Next time I will probably bring a hiking pack.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Wilderness Waterfront Cabin on the river --- Supremely private and off the grid
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p903202
-845 399-5676
Woodstock Catskills
New York, New York
5

Luxury

  • 5 of 5
Being in the middle of the forest, surrounded by trees, no running water, no electricity. Just being. This is luxury!

Just bring your food in boxes so the mice can't get to it ;o)
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, ny
Car: necessary
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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Woodstock Studio Rental Rates

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Rates
Mar 12 2014 - Oct 23 2014
1 night minimum stay
$135
$475
 

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Notes If cancelled 45 days or more days prior to arrival, we refund rent received for the cancelled period less $100. service fee. If cancelled less than 45 days prior to your arrival, we will relist and make diligent efforts to re-rent it, if we rent it, we refund rent as above. If re-rented for a portion of the cancelled period, a prorata refund will be made.
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Amenities

Amenities

Woodstock Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - outhouse
  • There is an outhouse 100 feet from the cabin. This is a camping cabin and does not have a bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Murphy bed, new foam mattress 2012. New additional queen air mattress, 2013.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
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