I was looking for a weekend destination for my husband's birthday within comfortable driving distance from our home in Northern Virginia and, preferably, near the Poconos. We have used VRBO many times over the years and always have had a great experience - this one was no different! Our hosts, Merry and Tom Wagner, were so welcoming and helpful - even had brownies with a candle for my husband and a lovely bottle of wine to share. The fall colors were in brilliant display and we had a hunter's full moon during the evening. The cottage was well-appointed and the wood stove and outdoor fireplace were terrific for the chill in the evenings. We visited nearby Callicoon, NY and dined at the Western Hotel one evening. The Callicoon Brewery next door had really good local beer and the food was equally pleasing. Woodstock is a short drive away and well-worth a visit. We did a little hiking on the 40 acres of this beautiful property and enjoyed being "off the grid" during our wonderful weekend - highly recommend!