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Enjoy alpine adventure near Catskill Mountains cabin rentals

With boundless acres of pristine landscape, farm-to-table meals, and endless activities, the Catskill Mountains are the perfect place for a weekend getaway or a relaxing retreat. This is the ultimate destination for hiking adventures, wilderness escape, and rest and rejuvenation, and Catskill Mountains vacation home rentals put you right in the heart of the landscape.

History

History and heritage in the Catskill Mountains

The Catskill Mountains have plenty of heritage sites and historic landmarks that date back to its earliest settlements. Vacation homes can be found near such historic locations as the Olana State Historic Site, the former estate and studio of 19th-century painter Frederic Edwin Church, and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, a home and art school with works from its famous founder and 19th-century artist. The Clermont State Historic Site, a colonial mansion with a river, gardens, and hiking trails, and the Hudson Athens Lighthouse, a historic 1874 lighthouse with sweeping views of the surrounding water, are must-sees for history buffs.

Things to do

Natural splendor surrounds Catskill Mountains vacation homes

The Catskill Mountains are a premier destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a range of exciting locations and activities to get you in touch with nature. Cabin rentals are available near popular destinations like the Kaaterskill Falls, a tiered waterfall with a lookout onto the glistening creek and surrounding landscape, and North-South Lake, a recreation area with hiking trails, beaches, and boat rentals. Devil’s Path Trail, a rigorous hiking trail that traverses the rugged, mountainous terrain, and Blackhead, a mountain within the Catskill Mountain range with hiking trails and excellent climbing opportunities, are also spectacular locations for outdoor adventure.

Outdoor activities

Best outdoor activities in the Catskill Mountains

One of the Catskill Mountains best features is the scenery, with many travelers seeking cabin rentals in the region for outdoor adventure. Hiking in the wilderness to the many waterfalls in the area, fishing in streams, paddling in rivers, cycling on forest trails, and golfing on pristine courses are among the top activities in fall, spring, and summer. In winter, this mountainous environment becomes a winter wonderland for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing.

Restaurants and bars

Best cuisine in the Catskill Mountains

From farm or forest to your table, cuisine in the Catskill Mountains focuses on fresh and local sources. Whether you want classic comfort food in a lodge setting, a modern diner with complex recipes, or a fine-dining restaurant with a rustic flair and gourmet dishes, restaurants in the Catskill Mountains offer something for every taste and palate. Cabin rentals in the area put you within easy access to many of the top restaurants, ensuring you can satisfy your cravings.

Essential info

Key facts for vacation rentals in the Catskill Mountains

Though vacation home rentals in the Catskill Mountains offer a lot of outdoor adventure opportunities, it’s important to consider your surroundings to stay safe. Be sure to pack a variety of clothing options and the proper gear for your intended outdoor activities. The mountainous region gets significant precipitation year-round, which can create slippery conditions and raging streams, or even blizzard conditions that white-out trails or tracks. The weather can shift unexpectedly as well, so it’s best to head out onto trails with the essentials. It’s also good to pack adequate water and avoid drinking from natural water sources, which can expose you to dangerous organisms.

Can I find a vacation rental around Catskill Mountains?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 483 vacation rentals near Catskill Mountains. From 98 Cabins to 284 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Catskill Mountains for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Catskill Mountains?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Catskill Mountains. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Woodstock: 718 vacation rentals
  • Hudson Valley: 4,189 vacation rentals
  • New Paltz: 256 vacation rentals
  • Hunter: 725 vacation rentals
  • Saugerties: 633 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Catskill Mountains! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Catskill Mountains?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Catskill Mountains:

  • Woodstock: 718 rentals
  • New Paltz: 256 rentals
  • Hunter: 725 rentals
  • Saugerties: 633 rentals
  • Windham: 471 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Catskill Mountains?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Catskill Mountains. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Minnewaska State Park: 278 rentals
  • Kaaterskill Falls: 1,060 rentals
  • Monticello Casino and Raceway: 295 rentals
  • Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center: 314 rentals
  • Belleayre Mountain: 671 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Catskill Mountains listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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