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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property


Unlock the front door and watch your vacation dreams unfold. This sophisticated mountain home, 7 miles from Hunter, is situated on 6+ acres in a park-like setting literally bordering the Catskill Forest Preserve. Super immaculate, private, upscale cabin ensures a special & memorable experience. Great Room boasts 30 ft ceilings, open floor plan & massive windows provide spectacular, pristine mountain views. Huge wrap-around deck offers up an additional l,800 square feet of living space including a gas Weber grill. Fully equipped kitchen includes comprehensive selection of every gourmet accessory imaginable. Each bedroom (4) is beautifully appointed & includes high thread count linens & plush Ralph Lauren comforters. Sleeps 10 comfortably. Each bathroom (3) is beautifully custom tiled & include thick glass shower enclosures. We also provide an ample supply of oversized bath towels. The Master Suite is massive with 20' ceilings, en suite bath and it's own private deck/balcony. The house is equipped with premium cable (100+ channels), flat screen TVs, WIFI throughout house & all decks,Sirius/XM satellite radio, DVD movie collection & so much more! Even a billiards room! An overall fantastic escape & pleasurable experience...guaranteed!


Super immaculate, upscale, private cabin will ensure a special and memorable experience.

** Mountain-Style Ambiance…solid wood doors throughout, rich cherry cabinets, oak grand staircase, stone slate entry way, custom local river rock wall, tumbled marble bathrooms, authentic antler chandelier from Wyoming, pottery & light fixtures from Colorado & New Mexico, oriental rugs, one of a kind antiques, nicely framed local scenic photography, antique skis, sleds & snowshoes, beautiful fabrics with natural warm hues… all contribute to providing a casual elegance with a real warm & cozy feel.

** The Great Room with soaring 30-ft ceilings boasts an open floor plan including living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Perfect for socializing, entertaining or just relaxing. Super high cathedral ceilings and massive windows with two sets of double French doors allows for spectacular, panoramic mountain views year round.

** The Fully Equipped Kitchen provides everything needed to make a great, gourmet meal. Includes a comprehensive selection of kitchen equipment & accessories including slow cooker/crock pot, baking trays & pans, crystal stemware, serving platters & bowls, cutlery, 12-cup coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, 4-slice oversized style toaster, blender, food processor and so much more. Help yourself to our full array of spices and during the summer enjoy our fresh herb garden conveniently located right on the deck and BBQ using the gas Weber grill.

** The Main Floor features a custom built local river rock wall, wood stove and a oak grand staircase leading to the master suite and loft area. This main floor includes a full bathroom with tub/shower (plus plenty of plush towels), two bedrooms each with a queen bed and also a full size sleeper sofa in the living room. One bedroom has its own private entrance that leads out to the wrap around deck. All bedrooms are beautifully appointed and include high-thread count linens and plush Ralph Lauren down comforters.


** A Massive Wrap Around Deck, perched high in the sky with tree fort views, provides 800+ sq ft of additional outdoor living space. Relax in the lounge chairs, gather around wrought iron dining tables, BBQ on the gas Weber grill and dine al fresco while watching amazing sunsets. In addition to the beautiful scenery supplied by mother nature, we also add potted flowers and hanging baskets seasonally to further enhance the overall experience.

** The Master Suite is truly luxurious! It has 20-foot cathedral ceilings and includes an en suite bathroom & walk-in custom tiled shower with thick glass enclosures. Enjoy your morning coffee on your own very private balcony overlooking the forest and really interesting glacier rock formations. If you are the organizer of the trip, we highly recommend this suite for you!

** The open Loft Area includes two twin beds a seating/desk area and offers up amazing views of the mountain range.

** The First Floor includes a Billiards Room with 3 comfy couches, a brand new tumbled marble tiled bathroom & walk in shower, laundry room (including washer & dryer) and plenty of board games (Scrabble, Monopoly, backgammon, marble chess set, playing cards and more!)

** The State of the Art Entertainment & Electronics system include WIFI throughout the cabin and on all decks, Premium Cable Package (100 channels), brand new Flat Screen TV's (40' in great room), DVD player (Emmy award winning DVD movie collection), iPod hook up, complete stereo system with highly-quality sound including Sirius/XM Satellite radio which provides endless genres of commercial free non-stop music, sports, entertainment and news.

** The Parking...there is plenty of parking in the various driveway areas, large area right outside the front door, that can easily accommodate 8+ cars.


There is something for everyone to do!

** Winter – The house is perfectly situated to access New York’s finest downhill skiing/snowboarding/snow tubing - Hunter Mountain is just 7 miles away & Windham is 15. You can walk to the snowmobile rental place and sledding hill! There is also a cross country ski resort just five minutes away.

** Spring/Summer/Fall – This time of year offers unlimited possibilities. You can literally hike & bike right from our front door. The market hiking trail system in the area is amazing! We include maps at the house that will enable you to explore some pretty cool spots. The closest and probably the best in the area are within two miles of the house - Kaatterskill Falls (highest waterfall in the state), North Lake/South Lake (offers swimming, boat rentals i.e. kayaks, canoes, row boats, fishing and amazing hiking!), The Escarpment Trail, the former home of the Catskill Mountain House, an abandoned (but restored!) train station and more. Visit Hunter Mountain and try out their new ZIPLINE system, mountain bike down their trails (lift serve access) or enjoy a relaxing ride on their sky ride (chair lift). They also have a host of music concerts year round. There is also a plethora of golf courses to choose from, driving range/miniature golf, horse back riding, fly fishing, tubing the Esopus River, paint ball, wineries, festivals, Catskill Game Farm, Howe Caverns and so much more...

** Antique and Art Lovers - You'll find treasures galore with Woodstock, Saugerties, Tannersville, Catskill (Thomas Cole House) and Hudson all within close proximity. A wide-array of classes and activities are available to children, teens and adults at Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts.

** Relaxation - The Catskill Cabin provides plenty of indoor & outdoor private, cozy spots to relax & unwind. Curl up with a good book, enjoy breathtaking mountain views, bird watch or snuggle by the fire. There is also cable TV (100 channels), DVD player, Sirius/XM satellite radio, wireless internet access, pool table and plenty of board games to keep you occupied.

** Night Life - There is a terrific nightlife and fantastic dining right near by. In fact some of our favorite clubs & restaurants are less than 2 miles from the cabin.

We take great pride in our home and because we own and manage it ourselves were able to offer amenities that you’ll find in very few rental properties. Plus we truly find pleasure in sharing it and we go the extra mile to ensure your stay is the most pleasurable experience possible.

We promise you will not be disappointed with your stay. In fact, if you are like many of our guests, you will be back.

E-mail us and we'll send you a link that provides more photos, full list amenities, area activity links, rental terms and more!

Thank you so much for your interest. You'll truly love our place and feel right at home!

Sorry, NO pets or smoking allowed.

JoAnn & Scott

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About JoAnn

We're from the city and love the quick escape and fantastic outdoor activities the Catskill region offers. We purchased the land in the late '90's and worked hard to make our dream escape become a reality. My husband is a fantastic builder and we spared no expense to make this one of the best vacation homes in the Hunter/Windham area. It brings us tremendous joy to share with others our beautiful home away from home!

JoAnn purchased this chalet in 1999

Why JoAnn chose Haines Falls

After years of searching for the perfect spot to build our dream escape, we instantly fell in love with the seclusion of Sun Set Park yet the close proximity to all the things we love to do on the mountain top which is ski, golf, hike, bike, kayak & fish. The nightlife and dining options are numerous also!

What makes this chalet unique

Our home is really unlike anything offered in the Hunter area and our attention to detail is what sets us apart. Unique lights fixtures, one of kind antiques, framed local scenic photography, antique skis, Persian rugs, fine fabrics & linens, beautiful pottery, wood carvings, various works of art...right down to the cabinetry knobs, even the door bell...its' all been well thought out. Ultimately creating an environment that seamlessly blends modern comfort with a rustic feel. Couple this with walls of glass & the surrounding forest - you'll feel one with nature, but in total, cozy comfort.


Haines Falls Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plush, Oversized Towels Provided
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Plush, Oversize Towels Provided
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Plush, Oversized Towels Provided
  • Bathrooms are meticulous and beautifully tiled. Each includes 3/4'' thick glass shower/ tub enclosures. Plenty of plush, over sized towels are included plus complimentary toiletries, blow dryer and more. An ample supply of tissues and toilet paper are also provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite w/Prvt Bathroom/Shwr + Outdoor Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private Entrance / Exit to Deck
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Open Loft Area, Fantastic Views
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa
    Family Room - 3 Comfy Couches
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Plenty of Windows
  • All bedrooms are beautifully decorated and include high-thread count linens and plush Ralph Lauren down comforters. The Master Suite is truly luxurious. It has a 20-foot cathedral ceiling and includes an en suite bathroom & walk-in custom tiled shower with a thick glass enclosure. Enjoy your morning coffee on your own private outdoor balcony overlooking the forest and interesting glacier rock formations that dot the landscape. If you are the organizer of the trip, we highly recommend this room for you.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Upon request we also offer the following additional services: - Personal grocery shopper for refrigerated and household items - In Home Masseuse - Maid Services


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Impeccable, clean, convenient

  • 5 of 5

If you want your money's worth please stay at this house. Not only was the house ridiculously supplied with every ammenity imagined :-), it was clean, decor was a great ecclectic mix, the open space plan is a dream to spend with loved ones, and JoAnn ran everything smoothly from first email to getting deposit back. Everything was uncomplicated. Alot better than other places I have stayed in Hunter. Will come back again. (she also gives discounts if you a a returning customer!) I am so glad I read the I am paying it forward.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Thank you so much for the lovely review. You have to give yourself some credit too as you were an absolute dream to work with and we greatly appreciated the care & respect you gave to our home. It brings us tremendous joy to open up and share our home with individuals like yourself, your family and friends. You all are welcome back anytime. Best, JoAnn
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Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week in this wonderful home. It’s truly impeccable—in comfort, amenities, ambience and location. You could tell every detail was well thought out. Electronics – from WI-FI, to Sirius satellite radio to Surround Sound – it went on and on. As an adult, I enjoyed the fact that the playroom, pool table and games were all downstairs allowing the kids to raiser a ruckus while keeping the upstairs living room quiet and cozy! As a gourmet cook, I have always been disappointed in rental kitchens that pretend to be furnished. This kitchen is furnished with every imagineable gadget, pot, knife and colander you could ever need – and enough cutlery and plates for a seated dinner for at least 10. Plus the gas cooktop and electric oven making cooking a breeze! I also loved the fact that while I cooked I was still able to socialize with my group and even got a few of them to help me out! The view from every window was stunning, the interior decorating was beautiful and the beds & linens are outstanding. The owner, Joann., made the process simple and easy and proved to be quite accommodating to our needs and requests. Simply awesome. I was particularly tickled that the house library had several of my favorite books & movies and one book I was currently reading! We are already planning our return. Highly, highly recommended. Thank you again for an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home away from home!!!

  • 5 of 5

When I'll get a second vacation home - that's what it would look and feel like. Absolutely amazing house with warm, cozy and stylish finishes - everything from softest rugs to beautiful open living/kitchen area with wall to ceiling windows and huge wrap around deck. Joan and Scott were great and quickly responded to my last minute booking and all the questions that I had. The house had all the essentials and kitchen was equipped with everything you need. Provided linens and bath towels were a big plus and much appreciated. My birthday hiking trip was a blast as house is located close to awesome hiking trails as well as near town. My girlfriends and I had a great time and we are looking forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely clean! Very comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

We wish to be express our gratification for accommodating us on our vacation in the best way possible! You were always on hand to respond to our inquiries we had in such a timely manner prior to us coming.

The accommodation was superb! Exactly as described. Clean, spacious and ever so comfortable! We hope to see you again soon!!

Charlie B.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Catskill Cabin not only lived up to expectations--it far surpassed them. It is a quiet, beautiful cabin that is spacious, relaxing and perfectly located. Furthermore, the owners are lovely people and were a pleasure to work with. Their cabin is well furnished and impressively supplied. I am looking forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful ,peaceful, pristine 🎤🍺🏔

  • 5 of 5

A great relaxing get away close to Tannersville & Hunter Mountain festivals. Owners are wonderful . Would recommend to all. Our second year choosing this cabin. An amazing weekend getaway! Terry

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This sophisticated, custom built mountain home is situated on 6+ secluded acres in a park-like setting in the Catskills, literally bordering the Catskill Forest Preserve. It takes you away from it all, but just minutes from all the action!


Leave the hustle and bustle behind when you escape to this Ultimate Mountain Retreat. Approximately 2.5 hrs from NYC, this unique hideaway is worlds away from the everyday. Located in Haines Falls (Sunset Park), NY just 2 miles from shops and cafes of Tannersville, North Lake/South Lake and Kaaterskill Falls, 7 miles to Hunter, 15 Windham, 16 Phoenicia, 18 Woodstock.

Other Activities: Spring/Summer/Fall – This time of year offers unlimited possibilities. You can literally hike & bike right from our front door. The marked hiking trail system in the area is amazing! We provide maps that will allow you to explore some pretty cool spots. The closest & best the area has to offer are within 2 miles - Kaatterskill Falls (must see sight), North Lake/South Lake (offers swimming, boat rentals i.e. kayaks, canoes, row boats & fishing), The Escarpment Trail, the site of the historic Catskill Mountain House, an abandoned (but restored!) train station and more. Visit Hunter Mountain and try out their Zipline system, mountain bike down their trails (lift serve access) or enjoy a relaxing ride on their sky ride (chair lift). They also have a host of music concerts year round. There is also plenty of golf courses of varying skill levels, driving range/mini golf, horse back riding, fly fishing, tube the Esopus river, paint ball, wineries, Woodstock, Catskill Game Farm, Howe Caverns and so much more!

Golf: There are eighteen golf courses within 20 mile radius of the cabin.

Tennis: Free tennis courts nearby

Ski: The house is perfectly situated to access New York’s finest downhill skiing-snowboarding-snow tubing-cross country skiing-sledding. Hunter Mountain is just 7 miles away & Windham is 15. There is a sledding hill right on our street that you can walk to and the snowmobile rental place is less than a mile away. There is also a fun cross country ski resort just five minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $750

Price Per Night Range: $550-1000

Price depends upon time of year, weekend, weekday, number of consecutive nights, holiday time perid, etc.

Email Owner for Exact Pricing, Special Packages & Holiday Pricing.

Holidays: 3 Night Minimum
Check In: 4pm Check Out: 11am

Reservation/Security Deposit: $750+ deposit due at time of booking.

Signed rental agreement required and copy of I.D. required for all rentals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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