Winter Holiday Oasis
Submitted: December 30, 2007
Stayed: December 2007
Visiting the Phoenicia area of New York can be a bit challenging since there are so few accommodations in the area. We were fortunate to locate this property and its wonderful owner through Home Away.com. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. The visit was during Christmas and there was 16" of snow covering the ground. The owners had the driveway plowed and ready for us to enter the property. Upon entering we were greeted by gleaming hardwood floors, a magnificent stone fireplace, beautiful mountain vistas through the many windows and glass doors that all overlooked a huge wooden deck, and the openness of a living space with a vaulted ceiling. The pictures truly fall short of how magnificent this home is. With 3 upstairs bedrooms, 2 upstairs full baths, as well as 2 first floor bedrooms and a first floor full bath - this home can accommodate a huge gathering.
This property would be great for a family reunion getaway to the mountains. Its proximity to the town of Phoenicia gives you dining options that don't require long drives including one of the best breakfast joints on the planet - Sweet Sue's. Skiing and camping are also short drives away and the house sits at the base of Mount Tremper so hiking is right at your doorstep. If you just want to relax there are deck chairs and hammocks that, I'm sure if it wasn't 36 degrees when we visited, we would have spent time getting to enjoy.
I had to do a little work while there and was pleased to find high speed internet access available for my laptop. Beware that there is no printer for your use, however. The office in which the internet access is located also has a beautiful view of the surrounding trees and mountains, making it tough to concentrate on work, though.
I have used Home Away.com as well as other rental-by-owner sites for travel over the last 5 years and really feel that we came across a gem with this house - I would highly recommend it to everyone I know.
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