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5500sqft Mountain Barn on 300 wooded acres. Stunning structure, amazing views!

Rita

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, dutch, mandarin
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Rita

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, dutch, mandarin
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Calendar last updated:
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5500sqft Mountain Barn on 300 wooded acres. Stunning structure, amazing views!

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Margaretville Barn Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 15 or more (no prom parties)

Stunning 19th century mountain barn over 5500sqft large. Bordering Catskill State Park and close to 4 ski-resorts. Ideal for 2 to 5 families or group of friends sharing holidays and weekends! Lovely site for small and intimate wedding or family reunion of up to 100 people.

This secluded barn is located halfway on its own private 300 acres mountain, with breath-taking views and unmatched privacy. In winter, Belleayre and Plattekill mountain are 10 miles away, Hunter and Windham 25 miles. In Summer, Pine Hill lake/beach, Wawaka lake, and several golf courses are within 15 min away. Pepacton Reservoir offers canoeing, fishing and other water sports. For longer term rentals (2 weeks plus), we offer privileges to a pool and tennis club.

Great entertaining space guarantees memorable moments: 2500sqft open living space, includes master-chef kitchen, bar -, dining -, tatami -, sofa and TV areas, two large fire places, stone pizza oven, large windows, and ceilings up to 40ft! 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with showers and 2 Japanese tubs. 2.5 hours from New York (GW bridge). Winter: 4WD/AWD required for last 0.7miles. WIFI+TV. Minimum renter age is 25 years old. Please no prom inquiries.

* Hill in front of Barn is perfect for sledding or snow-tubing.

* Private, marked, hiking trails on property. Barn is at 2300ft, but trails go up to 3200ft.

* Winter hikes are magnificent (bring or rent snow-shoes).

* Uncrowded Belleayre and Plattekill Ski-resorts (Kids ski for free!) are each a 15 minute drive away (10miles). Hunter and Windham 25 miles away.

* We provide maps with hiking trails in Catskill State park. Our favorite: West Kill Mountain (Devil's path or Diamond Notch trail).

* Satellite TV with 120 channels, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, ESPN, ESPN2, U-ESPN, AMC,...

* Popular for small weddings. Please inquire for details and rates.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Rita (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, dutch, mandarin
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was absolutely perfect! HUGE thank you to you and your family from all of us. The whole family had a blast ringing in the new year and relaxing in the barn! Its a great and very peaceful place! Again, thanks for everything!
Dec 2011
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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 43 traveler reviews

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5500sqft Mountain Barn on 300 wooded acres. Stunning structure, amazing views!
average rating of 4.883721 based on 44 reviews
5

Magnificent Wedding Venue!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! There are so many pluses: the surrounding area is beautiful, the location is incredibly peaceful and secluded, and, most of all, the “barn” is absolutely wonderful.

We rented the space for our wedding and couldn’t be happier with our choice. We had about 70 guests for the event, which took place out in front of the building with the beautiful valley stretching out as a backdrop. The dinner was also outside as the sunset behind the mountains to the west… again beautiful. We then moved inside for some music and dancing, which was inviting and super fun. The late September night air was chilly, but the fireplace (and the dancing) kept everyone cozy and comfortable. The night before about half that many people joined us for the “rehearsal dinner,” which was a make-your-own-pizza party (we told everyone it was BYOT – bring your own toppings), which utilized the amazing, wood-burning pizza oven. It couldn’t have been more fun.

We could go on and on with stories about the weekend, but that would just be us reliving our wonderful time. What you want to know for the sake of this review is the basics, so we will lay them out here:

- Everything was clean, well-maintained and so on. We never had any problems with appliances, lack of hot water, working the fireplace (etc.). Phone service is spotty up there at best, so that could conceivably be an issue, but we welcomed the mandatory cellular silence for a couple days.

- All of the interactions we had with the owners, whether via VRBO or directly were concise, honest and timely. They were helpful with suggestions for the area, directions and whatnot.

- The area is stunning. The fact that you’re looking at this posting means you probably already know this, but the nearby towns of Margaretville and Roxbury (among others) look like they’re straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. There’s great hiking trails, etc.

To sum up: we loved it, our friends/guests are still raving about it, and we have already spoken with several of them about making it a reoccurring weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Nothing makes us happier than you having a great time at our mountain barn! It is a truly magical place and fun. Your friends and family must be really flexible, handy and flexible as service is hard to come by in our valley. It's just so private :-) Our housekeeper makes good efforts in keeping a 100 year old barn clean but it's not without challenges. We are pleased that our renter supports us in keeping this beautiful, rustic structure clean, well and for many other renters to share happy moments into the future. We had wedding groups returning and they absolutely loved their stay. We shall look forward to your return soon :-) Rita
5

Excellent.

  • 5 of 5

Property is absolutely gorgeous and our group of 20 was blown away by how spacious and homey the barn was. We do cabin weekends nearly every year and this place is by far our favorite so far. You walk out of the house and you are on a mountain with excellent hiking, there are plenty of rooms and the best part is the wide open living room which enables large groups to all spend time together. We will definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Barn Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The seven of us enjoyed our high school reunion / get-together at Halloween-time but were a little disappointed not to see any ghosts or goblins. Although sometimes the wind high up in the rafters sounded a little spooky ...

All of us enjoyed and were pretty much amazed by the fascinating architecture. We appreciated the convenience of the appliances and wifi, hiked the trails, visited the local towns, and enjoyed the great scenery and interesting history of the reservoir. We just missed the changing leaves but we got to enjoy a couple inches of snow one morning.

Highlights included the warmth and coziness of the wood stoves, the quiet surroundings, friendly locals, and the welcoming information provided through the owners. We hope to return next year. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing, comfortable event venue

  • 5 of 5

We held our wedding at the barn recently, and it was exactly the right venue for us. We were able to invite friends to stay with us, the gorgeous main space held all our guests comfortably, and we took advantage of the large kitchen to cook most of our wedding meal. We and our guests loved the view and the surroundings - many people said it was one of the more beautiful places they'd ever visited. Rita and Wouter were very helpful while we were deciding to book the space and during our whole planning process. I would definitely recommend the barn for gatherings, events, or just luxurious vacation stays.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Astoria, NY
5

Gorgeous, peaceful, perfect

  • 5 of 5

We rented this barn for our wedding. Throughout the whole process Rita and her wonderful caretaker Jessica were more than accommodating - allowing us an initial visit to the barn to make sure it was right for our needs as well as follow up visits to show our parents and meet with a caterer. They couldn't have been more helpful, responsive, or kind.

As for the barn- it is absolutely amazing! Its a little off the beaten path, but this is what appealed to us. We had a beautiful ceremony in the cleared small meadow off to the side of the house, dinner reception under a tent in front of the house looking out over the mountains, and dancing inside. It was all perfect. We rented the barn for a full week allowing us ample time to set everything up before the wedding and then clean up at our own pace after (aside from a caterer- we did everything ourselves). Everyone was so impressed with the space and in awe of the surroundings.

We highly recommend renting the barn for your wedding or family reunion!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ben, for your kind compliments. We are very pleased to have hosted your wedding. You are absolutely right about taking time to organize your wedding and enjoy the preparation process. 85-100 is good size party too for our property. Last but most importantly, your group was well organized and relaxed about this very important event. Thank you for taking great care of our place. We look forward to having you back soon! Rita
4

The Barn is extremely cool. Great for gathering.

  • 4 of 5

The site is really peaceful and private. The main room has great views out toward the setting sun - a lovely way to end each day. The Barn itself is wonderfully rustic with all the charm of a barn. The bedrooms are all unique and interesting. Great for families and big groups of friends. A truly wonderful get away spot. Nearby Roxbury is small but charming with Kirkside Park as an added great find.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Belleayre Mountain and Plattekil Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Belleayre Beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Hike the 'carriage road trail' (on our property) or other catskill mountain trails. Snow tube or sled down our mountain. Snowshoe or Ski cross-country on the 300 acres private property. Barn is located at 2300ft, Mountain top at 3000ft, County Rd at 1700ft. 0.7mile private driveway from County Rd to Barn.

Golf: Renowed 18 hole golf course, Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club, is 8 miles away (one of the top 20 golf courses in the North East).

Ski: Uncrowded Belleayre Mountain and Plattekil Ski-resort (Kids ski for free!) are 10 miles/15 minutes away; Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain are 25 miles/40min away.

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Rates & Availability

From $600 Per night

Margaretville Barn Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$600
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$850
Fri,Sat
$3,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250
Winter fee (Nov-Mar) $200
Notes 3 night minimum on Holiday weekends (Labor day, Memorial Day, President's, MLK) and Fall Peak.
Weekly rentals only in July and August.
$300 Winter fee from mid November to March to cover heating, fire wood and snow plowing expenses.
New Year: $3000 for three nights + fees.

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Amenities

Margaretville Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Japanese Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Japanese Tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms upstairs each have a shower as well as a deep sit-down Japanese Tub. Tub is ideal for relaxing or 2-3 kids having a mini-pool. The bathroom downstairs has a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2-4
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , sleeps 2-5
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , sleeps 3-4.
    Study - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2
  • All bedrooms are upstairs, Study is downstairs. Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom, has its own private bathroom, and is ideal for a family of four. Bedroom 5 is an open attic, has two queen mattresses and one full mattress, can sleep 2-5 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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