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COZY, SECLUDED MOUNTAIN HOME IN THE HEART OF THE GUNKS

Meg Browne

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, We speak very limited French, Italian and Spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Meg Browne

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, We speak very limited French, Italian and Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014
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COZY, SECLUDED MOUNTAIN HOME IN THE HEART OF THE GUNKS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Cragsmoor House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps maximum of 8 people.

This enchanting Shawangunk Mountain house -- a ''home sweet home'' -- sits on a forested mountain top in the cliff-side bohemian community of Cragsmoor, NY.

Losee Cottage is a newly renovated two-story stone-and-cedar-shingle house. The 2300-square-foot home boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths (one on each floor). The four bedrooms sleep 8: 1 queen master bedroom; 1 full bedroom; 2 twin bedrooms (2 twin beds per room). Wraparound windows bring the outside inside with a generous deck, 900 square foot living/dining room (extendable dining table seats up to 10 and includes 10 straightback chairs),with both radiant floor and baseboard heat, a glassed-in summer porch with dining table for 10 (not heated though guests are free to use the woodstove if they want) and front porch sitting area.

The galley kitchen is well-equipped and has an ample prep area. A gas grill and a charcoal grill are provided for cooking en plein air. With the large outdoor deck and summer dining porch, the house is a great place to entertain outside in warm weather. In the colder months, enjoy cooking and chatting while standing on a warm, radiant heated floor or entertain family in friends in the main dining/living room.

The house is a complete retreat for a romantic week of vacation and relaxation or get-togethers for friends and family. It's a 2-hour drive from New York City, 45 minutes from New Paltz, 50 minutes from West Point.

The Middletown, NY, train station (for NJ Transit) is 40 minutes away; scheduled bus service in Ellenville is 15 minutes away by taxi.

The house is just minutes from great hiking and the best hang-gliding on the east coast. Just a bit further are amazing rock-climbing, mountain-lake swimming, farmer's markets, summer theater, music festivals and golf.

We regret that the house is not equipped for wheelchair accessibility.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Meg Browne (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, We speak very limited French, Italian and Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

About Meg Browne

We spent all our childhood summers in Cragsmoor and have fond memories of exploring the woods, climbing trees, finding red newts, and swimming in mountain water holes along the trails in the mountains. We also remember great, foggy, Fall days when we’d play games, read and eat our mother’s fresh baked muffins with tea – or scare ourselves by watching Dark Shadows when our parents were out. As adults we enjoy cooking, entertaining and gardening in Cragsmoor and my sister was married in the Stone Church. Now her young daughter and friends are busy exploring the mountains.

Meg Browne purchased this house in 1999

Why Meg Browne chose Cragsmoor

Losee Cottage has always had a special attachment to us not only because our family has been vacationing on this lovely spot since the 1860's but because of the beautiful surroundings and the activities the great outdoors offers.

Losee cottage (pronounced Low -C) was originally a kitchen attached to the house where our great grandparents and their 8 children summered. When the children grew up, 'Losee Cottage' was put on American Chestnut logs (still visible in the basement but not in the forest) and dragged down the field by horses (circa 1890-1900). It became our great uncle's home. He sold it during WWII and subsequent owners enlarged it.

We repurchased the house in 1999 and have restored and modernized it over the past 5 years. We do not live in the house. We spend our free time in the “Stone House” which is next door to Losee Cottage.

We hope that if you do choose Losee Cottage as a vacation spot, that you will enjoy it and the surroundings as much as we have.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Cozy, Secluded Mountain Home in the Heart of the Gunks
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Quilt Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Returned tonight from another wonderful weekend. We are a group of quilters who have been booking retreats, at the cottage, several times a year since mid-2012. We are never disappointed. The owners are helpful and respond promptly with any requests/questions we have. The house is well equipped and truly feels like our "home away from home".
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
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5

Beautiful, Clean, Cozy stay

  • 5 of 5
A group of 7 friends and I stayed at this house to ring in the New Year. It was perfect! The owners were very attentive before-hand and answered all of our questions. The house was very clean and well-equipped. We were most impressed by the kitchen which had everything we could think of and we did lots of cooking. There was lots of extra linens and towels and overall our stay was very comfortable. I highly recommend this house and would surely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cragsmoor Hudson Valley
Manhattan NYC
5

Perfect -- a wonderful, charming get-away

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently returned from a wonderful Christmas holiday spent in the cottage. We couldn't have asked for anything more. The cottage itself is full of charm and character -- a perfect place to spend time with family, catching up on a stack of good books, cooking, exploring, and sleeping (the beds are amazingly comfortable!). The home has a very quaint and authentic feel on the one hand, while having all of the creature comforts of a modern home. The kitchen in particular is well stocked, with a wide range of cooking and baking equipment and modern appliances (and the best dishwasher I have used in my life!). The home's setting is particularly special -- it's surrounded by nature, and Sam's Point is literally just down the road. While the weather was too cold and snowy for real adventures and hiking, I can imagine this would be the ideal base for the warmer months to explore the numerous parks in the area. The owner, Meg and her family, were fantastic -- very helpful, responsive and nice throughout, from the first communication and even after we left, when we discovered that we had left my daughter's favorite stuffed animal behind. All in all, it was a wonderful experience that contributed to a wonderful holiday with the family. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Excelllent Location for Photo Shoot

  • 5 of 5
We rented the lovely Cragsmoor house for a fashion photo shoot. The location is lovely, the owner is kind and supportive, and the house is just the right mix of modern comfort with rustic charm.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cragsmoor Hudson Valley
Hamlin, Pennsylvania
5

Regina K. (Pennsylvania)

  • 5 of 5
This was my first time at the cottage with 5 other friends and the accomodations couldn't have been any better! The photos were right on and everything was clean and well-maintained. We were snug- as-a- bug with the fireplace and wood stove, the heated floors and luxurious flannel linens. The panoramic windows made the lovely outdoors an integral part of our experience. This is not your typical rental! I hope to return seasonally to enjoy all that this cottage has to offer!
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cragsmoor Hudson Valley
Indianapolis, IN
5

Beautiful Property! in a neat town

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful time we had in New York!! Staying at Losse Cottage made it even better. The cottage was very clean and had a nice home-like feel. We loved starting a fire just about everynight that we were there. Great seasoned firewood was provided by the owners. Wonderful kitchen to cook in and wonderful beds to sleep in. We could not ask for anything more. Thanks to the owners and their family for making this home available. We will be back!!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Steward International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Aroma Thyme
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Honors Haven, Ellenville NY
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Middletown, New York (NJ Transit from NYC)
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
route 52
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Aroma Thyme
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Belleayre Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
16.8 Miles
Minniwaska State Park
Car: necessary

The Losee Cottage Experience

Take a hike through Sam's Point preserve or to Bear Cliff. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful and historic Cragsmoor hamlet, an artist colony that several Hudson River School painters and many artists, actors and musicians continue to call home.

The nearby villages of Pine Bush and Ellenville offer all the conveniences of dining, shopping, services, and arts & crafts. Shadowland Theatre is the foremost regional theater in the area. Honor’s Haven offers a gym, spa, pool and golf.

Sam's Point Nature Preserve, a half mile from the house, offers invigorating hikes and gorgeous views of Bear Mountain (60 miles away), the Hudson Valley, and the Catskill Mountains. The historic local Stone Church with its lovely views is the site of dozens of weddings and events year-around. The Cragsmoor Free Library contains Hudson River School paintings as well as paintings by more recent artists.

Other activities are within a 30 to 45 minute drive, including the traditional charm of Mohonk Mountain House and Resort, Minnewaska State Park, and New Paltz, NY, a lively town with diverse dining, shopping and rock climbing as well as the National Landmark: Historic Huguenot Street.

Other activities closer-by include hang gliding, horseback riding, and hiking as well as wine tours and occasional musical performances at the Stone Church.

Kid Friendly: Ambulating children have a great time on the property. Parents will need to consider 'child proofing' for very young children.

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Rates & Availability

From $196 Per night

Cragsmoor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter/Spring 2015
Dec 15 2014 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,350
$2,900
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,370
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,370
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 2.0%
Notes Housekeeping. laundering of sheets and towels, firewood for fireplace and wood stove, propane for gas grill included in rental price. Charcoal not included.

Cotton and flannel sheets, bath towels, bedspreads, hypoallergenic comforters and pillows supplied.

Fire is not permitted anywhere on the property except in the fireplace and wood stove. This is a county rule reflecting forest fire risks.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cragsmoor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Floor
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , First Floor
  • Bathrooms heated by radiant floor system: Each bathroom has it's own thermostat.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Air conditioner (with remote) is provided for each of the 4 bedrooms. Summer nights are generally cool on the mountain but in recent summers there have been one to two weeks when temperatures reached into the 90's. Window shades for a better night's sleep - Each bedroom has at least 4 windows, each with blackout shades. All windows have screens to let in summer breezes. In cooler weather, storm window sashes and a well insulated home help keep out the cold. There are two separate heating zones for the 4 bedrooms. Bedrooms heated via hot water baseboard units. Bathroom and upstairs hall have a separate radiant floor heating zone. .
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
First floor heated via radiant floor system. Living room also has hot water baseboard heating system. 1.5 cords of seasoned firewood included in yearly rental. Parents with very young children will need to consider child proofing as the house is not child proofed.

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