Welcome to Lake Jeff cottage, a private lakefront vacation rental home conveniently located just 2.5 hours, N.W. of NYC, in the beautiful Sullivan Catskills.
Immerse yourself in our bucolic lakes, rivers, and woodlands. Relax and unwind lakeside, or hop in the car to experience all the adventures that await you in Sullivan Catskills.
WHY LAKE JEFF COTTAGE?
•Fish, splash, row, repeat – steps outside your door
•Golf, zip line or raft the Delaware River
•Hike, bike or horseback ride
•Enjoy a concert under the stars at Bethel Woods
•Try your luck at the NEW Resorts World Catskills Casino
•Sample artisanal beverages at our breweries & distilleries
•Take in a show at the Forrestburgh Playhouse
There's something for everyone at Lake Jeff Cottage in beautiful, Sullivan Catskills!
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*We have WiFi for those interested in a mid-week work/play getaway to the cottage.
Lake Jeff is a small, 22 acres, creek-fed, private non-motor lake. The lake is suitable for fishing, rowing and relaxing. Best of all, the lake is located just steps outside your door - not down the road or across the street.
While you may feel as though you're miles from civilization, Lake Jeff Cottage is conveniently located just one scenic mile up the creek from the small town of Jeffersonville. Groceries? Gas? Gifts? No problem! You’ll find most of what you need just one mile from the cottage, in town.
THE TOWN OF JEFFERSONVILLE
Jeffersonville is a delightful little hamlet, located in the western-most part of Sullivan County, known best for its shops, casual dining supermarket and small-town charm.
The town Jeffersonville has conveniently located approximately 20-minute drive to nearby towns and their offerings. Bethel, Roscoe, Livingston Manor, Callicoon, Monticello, Liberty, Kauneonga Lake, and the Delaware River. That means there's a number of wonderful activities just a short car ride away.
We offer a local area guide on our website and there's a binder full of local activities awaiting your arrival at Lake Jeff Cottage.
Below you'll find some of the Major area attractions less than a half hour drive from the cottage.
BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
One of the many benefits of staying at Lake Jeff cottage is its close proximity to Bethel Woods, which is located less than ten miles from the cottage. This year the town of Bethel, New York, is planning a 50th-anniversary celebration of the Woodstock festival. Grab your concert or festival tickets and book your stay Lake Jeff Cottage!
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Get behind the wheel and drive the like the NASCAR Pros! Choose your Bethel Motor Speedway Driving Experience or Ride-Along Experience just a short ride from the house.
MONTICELLO MOTOR CLUB
Monticello Motor Club is proud to offer exclusive high-performance driving experiences designed for everyone from the novice to the seasoned expert.
Offerings include BMW M2 RACING SCHOOL, TEEN RACE CAMP, OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES & more just a short ride from the cottage.
THE DELAWARE RIVER
The Delaware River is just twenty minutes from the cottage and there's a multitude of activities for you to enjoy with family and friends along the Delaware River. Activities include canoeing, rafting, Kayaking, swimming, zip line, and mountain biking.
RESORTS WORLD CATSKILLS
New York's Newest Casino and Resort opened in 2018 and features 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 2,150 state-of-the-art slot machines, a poker room, and private gaming salons.
Locat a half hour from the cottage, the casino offers 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes Cellaio Steak, an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars, and lounges.
THE KARTRITE INDOOR WATER PARK
Opening March 2019, the Brand New Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is like nothing the New York’s Catskills has ever seen before! Covered entirely by the world’s largest Texlon transparent roof, it’s 84 degrees of summer perfection – all year long. Great for family adventures and just 30 minutes from the cottage.
BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES AND,
The craft beverage industry has taken hold of the Catskill Mountains.
Our breweries, distilleries, and cidery have become vibrant fun places to socialize & sample fresh locally made micro-beers, spirits & hard-cider.
ALL just half an hour from the cottage.
Multiple stables with riding just ten minutes from the house.
The Villa Roma Resort located just ten minutes from the cottage, where your guests can take the bus to and from Manhattan and Brooklyn.
There are a number of golf courses within a short ride from the cottage. Our area offers both 18 holes and 9 holes options for golfers.
You can fish Lake Jeff, just outside your door or, you can go to any number of lakes, streams, and rivers in the area for fly fishing or standard freshwater fishing.
ART & CULTURE
Musicals, operas, and galleries, all within a short drive from the cottage.
RELAX AND ENJOY THE VIEWS!
It's all about the views! Panoramic views of the lake, from nearly every room in the cottage, make this very special lakefront home a relaxing destination. There’s really no need to venture outside the confines of the property.
This rustic, three-story lake house offers four bedrooms, and two baths, which can comfortably sleep up to eight guests. You and your guests can rest easy in our king size bed, Queen size bed, our 3, full-size beds, and one single bed.
The open kitchen/ living room enjoys some of the best lake views in the entire cottage
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATIONS
The first floor of the cottage is truly the heart of this lakefront home. The family chef will not feel isolated for one moment with this open concept kitchen/living room area, with sweeping waterfront views and all the comforts of home.
Preparing meals at the cottage is designed with you in mind. This well-appointed kitchen features pecan cabinetry, stainless appliances, a large farmhouse sink, and granite countertops, sure to satisfy the needs of our guests. We gladly supply our guests with pots, pans, dishes, glassware, utensils, condiments and a few spices for cooking.
Opposite the kitchen is the lovely living room. The living room enjoys two sofas, chairs, large flat screen tv with cable and a wood-burning stove for those cool mountain evenings.
Behind the fireplace is a charming single bedroom with lovely antique furnishings. A single bed, desk chair, and a closet adorn this cozy bedroom.
There is a second door with a step-down, providing bathroom access from this room. This room is wonderful for the guest who appreciates their privacy.
LAUNDRY / PANTRY / MAIN BATHROOM
Just beyond the kitchen lies the laundry room/pantry with lovely pecan wood pantry for your groceries, with access to our main bathroom, for your guests.
ENTRANCE / MUDROOM
The entrance to the Lake Jeff Cottage is located on the second floor and features a custom-built mudroom complete with cubbies to house your sports equipment and belongings
The king and queen bedrooms and bathroom are located on the second floor just beyond the mudroom.
The Master Bedroom enjoys a King size sleigh bed, knotty pine floors, a sofa, flat screen T.V. with a lovely lake view.
2ND FLOOR BATHROOM
The second-floor bathroom sits between the king and queen bedrooms. This lovely bathroom calls attention to its custom-built cherry cabinetry and spacious sit-down stall shower.
The queen bedroom features a queen size bed, flat screen tv with cable, and beautiful knotty pine floors, with lovely views of the lake.
THIRD FLOOR BUNK ROOM
The third floor of the cottage houses a spacious guest room known affectionately, as the "Bunk Room". The Bunk Room with its rustic cottage charm, offers three full-size, log style beds, for guests and their families to sleep in comfort and style. With wooden beams throughout and custom built bookshelves, this room is a favorite retreat for many of our guests.
Guests of Lake Jeff Cottage can take advantage of the library of books available to them in the Bunk Room, perfect for reading by the lake or if you prefer – reading in bed. A table and chairs overlook the lake in the Bunk Room so grab a book, relax and enjoy the view!
As mentioned, Lake Jeff is a small 22 acres, creek-fed, private non-motor lake. Guests enjoy fishing and rowing the lake. Enter the lake from the private dock located on the property. Have fun on the lake and enjoy peace and tranquility that only a small, private lake can offer. This is not a deep sea lake, but rather a small lake subject to weather conditions.
The upper portion (shallow end) of Lake Jeff offers great wildlife observation opportunities, but the birding is exceptional! You may see the native Bald Eagles, Hawks, the Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, King Fisher, migratory waterfowl including the Mallards, Wood Ducks, and Geese amongst other bird species, just steps outside your door. Don't forget to bring your camera!
Fish from the dock or take the rowboat out towards the spillway where you'll find a secret fishing hole and deeper waters. The lake isn't fished much so there's an opportunity for catching decent size fish. There are a number of other bodies of water within a short ride from the cottage for additional water sports.
DINE AL FRESCO
Grill and dine outside on the stone terrace overlooking the lake. Roast marshmallows in the evenings by the fire pit with family and friends.
Our little compound is the perfect escape from it all. Lake Jeff Cottage is a wonderful place for family and friends to gather and make memories.
DON'T WAIT! ESCAPE TO THE LAKE!
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