Sky Island is the unique ecosystem of the craggy cliffs of Shawangunk Mountains famous among rock climbers. Nestled between the Rondout Creek and the D&H Canal, the cottage sits in a pastoral glade of trees, birds and deer. Kerhonkson is a Hudson River Valley town of natural beauty. It's a five minute drive to Minnewaska State Park and the Mohonk Preserve. This totally renovated 1840’s cottage is ideal for a couple, but also serves as a peaceful getaway for anyone wishing to spend some quiet time alone. It has a wood burning fireplace, cathedral ceiling with skylights and a private deck. It's an easy entry to the D&H Canal Rail Trail for walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing or bird watching. Regretfully, we cannot accommodate children or pets. Fireplace, Phone, Air Conditioning, Cable TV, DVD, Radio/CD Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking utensils and Linens provided, Washer, Dryer, Deck, Charcoal Grill (BBQ), No Smoking
- Cottage500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2 adults
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This cabin is perfect for the couple looking for a romantic getaway. Perfectly appointed, my husband and I literally could not have asked for anything more. The decor was extremely tasteful, and we had absolutely everything we needed (and more). Rustic exposed beams, skylights, deck, and cozy fireplace made this midweek escape one of the best we've ever had. A large selection of books, DVDs, and brochures for all the local parks, restaurants, vineyards, museums, and villages ensured that we spent our time enjoyably. The bedroom was surprisingly spacious with a big comfortable bed, fine linen and bedspread, and perfectly furnished. The bathroom was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed cooking our dinner in the well-stocked kitchen with the local produce we picked up during the day, and also appreciated the wireless internet connection with helped us keep tabs on what was happening in the "real world". There was plenty of closet space for us to keep our things and even a washer and dryer. This cabin is truly perfect, and we plan on staying again.
Host was communicative but not intrusive.
Cottage was well appointed but not overwrought. We had a great time, were welcomed warmly, and will consider returning.
Clean and cozy
Wanted for nothing
Cute. Close to town but felt secluded.
We just wanted a weekend getaway and this was perfect. The cottage was clean and nicely furnished. We went in early April. It was unseasonably cold and a lot of attractions weren't open for the season. We enjoyed the canal trail that started right outside the cottage door. We saw several ducks, a heron, a red tailed hawk, and a bunch of frogs were coming out of hibernation. We would highly recommend this property.
Beautiful cabin to get away from it all!
My husband and I stayed here for a weekend prior to the arrival of our third child. Beautiful location with reasonable distance to shops and restaurants. The cabin is very well kept and comfortable. We had a fire every night and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Highly recommend!
Always a lovely and reviving break
We took a couple of mid-week days at Sky Island Cottage to recover from Christmas. We stay here often, but this was our first winter-time visit. We took a couple of beautiful, snowy hikes (Lake Awosting in Minnewaska State Park, and the Van Leuwen Cabin on the Mohonk Preserve), and came home to a snug little cottage and all the makings for a warm fire in the fireplace. It was, as always, heavenly.
Best Directions: NY STATE THRUWAY (I-87) to exit 18/ NEW PALTZ. Exit thru tollgate to traffic light (T-intersection) LEFT turn onto Route 299, thru town of New Paltz. Proceed 6 miles to T-intersection. RIGHT turn onto Route 44/55. Follow Route 44/55 over the mountain to the traffic light at the T-intersection (approximately 10 miles) RIGHT turn onto Rte. 209. Go one mile to the traffic light. RIGHT turn at the Sunoco Station. Go over the bridge and IMMEDIATELY make LEFT turn onto Main St. Go through the town square, staying to the left, past the Firehouse. PROCEED STRAIGHT down ‘DEAD END’ road next to firehouse, past large spruce tree, past white picket fence to the last house on this road. LEFT onto the parking pad in front of cottage.
Rates & Availability
Mid-week SPECIAL- TUES., WED., THURS. 3-night PKG. $375