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Beautifully Renovated Farmhouse near Skiing - Seasonal Rates Available

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

3 bedroom farmhouse with large wrap-around porch on 2 acres in the woods!

This house has been in my family for 4 generations. It used to be the Belle Ayre Post Office and later, the Town Clerk's office. Surrounded by thousands of acres of Catskill Park, Belle Ayre House is the perfect escape! A large wrap-around porch greets you as you arrive-perfect for watching sunsets or a summer rain. Inside, the dining room with fireplace is just the spot for cozy dinners. The modern kitchen has everything needed for preparing meals. 3 beautifully decorated bedrooms upstairs let you sleep in peace and quiet, hearing only the sound of the stream in summer. 2 large bathrooms: one with vintage clawfoot tub and radiant heat in the floor; the other has a large walk-in shower. Plenty of cozy nooks to sit and read or take a nap. Full size washer & dryer in laundry room. Outside, a bonfire pit behind the house is perfect for roasting marshmallows and telling campfire stories. Enjoy strolls up or down the road. Lots of wildlife and beauty to be seen. Just up the road (3 miles) is the trailhead to the Balsam Mountain Fire Tower. This is not to be missed in any season! 360 degree views from the top of the tower! Belleayre Ski Center is a 15 minute drive. Grocery store and restaurants are all 15 minutes away as well. We look forward to your stay at Belle Ayre House!

Wendy Buerge
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2017


Margaretville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Beautiful walk in shower!
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub w/spray attachment. Perfect for bathing kids!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Purple bedroom - 1 double
    Upstairs West Facing Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs East Facing Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom has a high definition tv with dvd player in it.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Beautifully Renovated Farmhouse near Skiing - Seasonal Rates Available
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews

Very beautiful and cozy home!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The kids loved hanging out in the cute attic room. Very beautiful and cozy home. Would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic comfort and peace in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

A very warm, cozy home that is both well furnished and accommodating to all types. We loved the dining room fireplace, the clean and updated kitchen, and the comfy bedrooms during our three night winter stay. Would definitely recommend to anyone wishing to stay somewhere far from the bustle of a main road and traffic noise, but still reasonably close to hiking trails, ski resorts, and key amenities.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, we're so glad you enjoyed the house and area!
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Nicely Renovated Country Farmhouse.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week in November. Weather was cold and snowy but the house was warm and comfortable. Arrived to find a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and fresh coffee beans waiting for us on the stone counter top surrounding the new stainless steel gas range. Stainless steel refrigerator was clean and new. The kitchen was well equipped. We cooked a roast beef dinner and had all the utensils required. Washer dryer was great to dry our wet clothes. Beds we very comfortable. Bathrooms were clean with plenty of towels and wash cloths provided. We never ran out of hot water even with 5 people showering. We hiked in the Balsam Mountain Wild Forest on well marked hiking/cross country ski trails right down the road. The gas fireplace provided additional warmth, ambiance and dried our wet boots. This would be a great place for three couples to enjoy biking, hiking or skiing. You can count the number of cars that pass by the house each day on one hand. Saw deer and turkeys out the back windows of the house. Kim Rivera, property manager and Wendy were delightful and attentive. Both were always available by phone or text message to help with any questions. You won't be disappointed in this rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a thorough review, I'm sure it will be useful to other potential guests! We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed the house and the area. You'll have to come back in the summer to see the beautiful gardens, sleep with the windows open to the sound of crickets and and see more of the area. Happy Holidays!
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Cozy, Comfortable and Courteous

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and offered everything one could need for a Catskills getaway. Owner and caretakers were very responsive and helpful. Absolutely no complaints :)

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely ski weekend

  • 4 of 5

Belle Ayre House is lovely. Just the right size for our family of 4, plus a grandmother. Tastefully decorated, and a great balance of farmhouse charm with modern amenities. The weekend was quite cold (-10 F), but the house was well insulated and always warm (we've rented some homes where you cannot escape the antique drafty windows).

Our children were very happy in the room above the garage, enjoying the toys and games. The adults were content sitting by the fire or watching a movie.

Wendy, the owner was responsive during the booking process. Not surprisingly, there was a frozen pipe during our stay, and the property managers addressed the situation the same day.

We would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We aim to please!
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Cozy Catskills Gem!

  • 5 of 5

If you are craving a relaxing get away from crowds and the big city, this renovated farmhouse is perfect. It is secluded and picturesque and the home is decorated in a perfect balance of rustic with modern touches- great kitchen & the bathrooms are beautiful! There are great little historic touches throughout the house (photos, old books). The upstairs attic was a pleasant surprise- the photos don't capture what a cozy inviting room this is and the kids went crazy over their own "special room" with tons of toys to keep them busy. We came for a long ski weekend and the house is situated close to Belleayre (nearby Peekamoose restaurant is a must). No cell service or cable but wifi keeps you in the loop if you need to be. Wendy and her great property managers are ridiculously accommodating- your comfort during your stay is important to them and it really makes a difference in the overall feeling you get while staying at Belleayre house. I am hoping to visit during the warmer months !

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Margaretville Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Ski Season
Dec 15 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 2.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Oakleys Place
Delaware & Ulster Railroad
Peekamoose Restaurant
Two Old Tarts
Belleayre Ski Center
Nearest Airport
94 Miles
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hannah Country Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Belleayre Ski Center
Car: necessary

Pakatakan Farmers' Market May-October, Belleayre Ski Center, Delaware & Ulster Rail Ride, boating, swimming, TONS of hiking trails within just a few miles of the house!!!


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