Cozy little magical place
My fiancé and I booked our stay in the Catskills when we needed a relaxing retreat from our hectic jobs, city life and to otherwise put-off the stresses of wedding planning. Carla's cabin was perfect, I see how the other reviewer thought of the place as dark but it's actually quite cozy, theres no unflattering overhead fixtures, just the pleasant ambient lighting supplied by carla's many handmade lamps. The place is small but teeming with interesting nooks for discovering-both inside and out. She has many collections from board games (including a first edition pictionary!) books, and vintage porcelain salt and pepper shakers. There are 3 different grilling options, gas, charcoal, or wood. The stream behind the house is awesome as well as the various seating areas thought the property. As other reviewers said Carla gave us great recommendations for hiking, (diamond notch trail-go all the way to the end, there's a spectacular waterfall!) and restaurants (sweet sues.) The town of Phoenicia is just a 5 minute ride away (and you have to drive through it to get to the cabin) were we found helpful people to get us fishing and bought a nice bottle of wine that we enjoyed later that evening by the firepit, next to the stream. The kitchen is well equipped with spices, winekeys, cheese graters etc but bring your own olive oil. We stopped into Woodstock meats on the way up and got some nice, local steaks and chicken for grilling. We're so happy that we booked this trip! We came home feeling relaxed. And if you need any more reason to book this cabin (whose pictures don't begin to do it justice) there's a guest book in the house that was filled with thanks and warm wishes from dozens of other people. Enjoy your trip!
Tip: when putting the address into your gps (especially on an iPhone) be sure to make sure it's the Chichester address not the one in Willow apparently there's the same street name and number there but it's about 30 minutes from the actual house. Good luck!
Owner's Response: It was lovely meeting you and your fiance. I look forward to seeing you again at the house and in the city.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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