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Green Cottage in Palenville, NY - Heart of the Northern Catskills

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Affordable and adorable, Green Cottage is a authentic vintage cottage located in Palenville, Greene County, New York - the heart of the Northern Catskills. Relax, kick back and see why so many fall in love with these mountains.

Cottage Amenities include:

- 1100 sq. ft.

- 1.6 semi-secluded acres

- Two bedrooms / 2 baths

- Central Air Conditioning

- Wood burning stove insert in living room fireplace

- Full bath with extra long tub in bath 1

- Walk-in shower in bath 2

- Large deck overlooking secluded backyard

- Covered entry and porch

- HiDef TV

- Cable with DVR

- Roku

- DVD player

- Washer & Dryer

- Well-appointed galley kitchen

- Propane grill

- All linens and towels provided

- NOTE: There is no dishwasher.

Studio Amenities include:

- 120 sq ft outbuilding

- Mid-century getaway with daybed, desk, heat & WiFi

ALSO AVAILABLE for an extra flat fee of $100, our 1953 vintage travel trailer guest house, The Clover Nook. The Clover Nook is entirely self contained with its own kitchen, toilet/shower, deck and outdoor space and accommodates two. (Photos are included here.)

Palenville offers easy access to the best of Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains. Only 10-15 minutes from Catskill, Saugerties and Hunter; 20 minutes to Woodstock, Kingston & Hudson, Green Cottage will let you be in the woods without total seclusion. Enjoy the authentic country charm of Palenville, a small hamlet at the base of Kaaterskill Clove, with some of the best waterfalls and hiking trails found anywhere in the Catskills.

Green Cottage, an authentic mountain cottage built in 1930, is tastefully decorated in a mid-century, rustic style. It is a step back in time to simple summers and cozy winters, yet offers the technology conveniences we can't do without it. Plus, there's an extra bonus... even though Green Cottage has only two-bedroom, you'll love the fantastic 120 sq. ft. studio with desk, daybed, WiFi and faux wood stove for warmth and funky ambiance. Enjoy a little alone time while your partner practices the saxophone, meditates, or studies - whatever your pleasure.




- NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS without prior arrangement

- The cottage grounds are monitored by a SECURITY CAMERA.

More Details

Gail Dedrick
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Gail Dedrick

I am a nice person who works in New York City pushing pixels for a big law firm. My husband is a teacher of guitar, bass and keyboards. We hope you enjoy Green Cottage as much as we do.

Gail Dedrick purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Gail Dedrick chose Catskills

Green Cottage is a vintage, two-bedroom cottage plus studio outbuilding on 1.6 semi-secluded acres, in centrally located Palenville, Greene County -- the perfect getaway for one or two or four. Palenville, a quaint hamlet at the base of Kaaterskill Clove, offers easy access to the best of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains. Fifteen minutes from Saugerties, Woodstock, Hunter and Hudson.

What makes this cottage unique

Semi-secluded on 1.6 acres it offers woodland views and a sense of privacy, yet is only minutes from the best of the Catskills and Hudson Valley including Woodstock, Catskill, Saugerties, Hunter and Hudson.

We are gay-friendly and welcome all Queer / LGBTQIA travelers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are very happy in green cottage and everyday I notice new details to your cabin design. The carefully thought out niceties and provisions are some of the most thoughtful things in more than 15 vrbo rental plus --------. a wonderful job Thank you so much.
Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Kindred Spirits Steakhouse and Pub, Palenville, N
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rip Van Winkle Country Club, Palenville, NY
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Hudson Amtrak Station, Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
New York State Thruway, Exit 20, Saugerties, NY
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fernwood Restaurant, Palenville, NY
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY
Car: recommended

Green Cottage is a vintage, two-bedroom /two-bath cottage plus studio outbuilding on 1.6 semi-secluded acres, in centrally located Palenville, Greene County -- the perfect getaway for two or four. Palenville, a quaint hamlet at the base of Kaaterskill Clove, offers easy access to the best of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains. Fifteen minutes from Saugerties, Woodstock, Hunter and Hudson.


Palenville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extra long tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower.
  • Recently renovated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large, airy room with direct access to the back deck.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite bedroom with sliding glass doors to the back deck.
  • A large deck off both bedrooms leads to the secluded back yard.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • spelunking
The exterior walkway from the garage to the house is monitored by a security camera.


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Green Cottage in Palenville, NY - Heart of the Northern Catskills
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Just the right place!

  • 5 of 5

I am very picky when it comes to a place to lay my head. I also want the place to be located within driving/walking distance of places to explore. The Green Cottage met my expectations. I walked in and felt like it was a true home a way from home. I found Gail to be a thoughtful and considerate host, sharing her mountain retreat wholeheartedly. I loved the smaller bedroom with access to the deck as I had my dog with me. We sat outside every morning and listened to the birds sing. My sister slept in the larger bedroom and loved waking up to rain or the sun shining in the huge windows. We explored all of the nearby towns and ate at some incredible restaurants, all within ~30 minutes of the cottage. We especially loved the Circle W Market for breakfast. So, to sum up my time at Green Cottage - I will return anytime that I feel the pull of Rip Van Winkle.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww! Susan! That's so nice of you! I do hope you feel the pull of Rip Van Winkle soon... until then! Peace, Gail
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Middle Island, NY

A Wonderful Week in the Catskills!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I just completed a truly enjoyable week at Green Cottage in Palenville, NY, in the Northern Catskill Mountain area. It was very restful, and physically beautiful thanks to the blessings of nature. That was complemented by the lovely "small town" atmosphere of the many little villages nearby -- enhanced by attractive homes and some very appealing restaurants.

The most wonderful memories came from the Green Cottage itself! It would be very difficult to find a more comfortable home -- and we have rented many over the years. The owner Gail Dedrick has thought of and provided everything one could possibly need as a guest, and she is completely non-intrusive but always available by phone for directions or advice. We truly believe you will love your visit for as long as you can stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, thank you, Father Dennis! I really hope to hear from you and Father Michael again. Please give Nilah a pet from me! ~ With gratitude, Gail
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Catskill rental vacation

  • 4 of 5

House was lovely nestled in the Catskill woods of Palenville, and we enjoyed watching the chipmunk early in the a.m., touring the area, talking to locals, eating in Tannersville, etc. Fernwood restaurant was a big disappointment, and some of the bath towels were stiff and smelled musty as did parts of the house.

I saw a daddy long legs spider outside one of the windows and was surprised to see one when I was about to shower. It fell off my head. We also saw a cockroach on the refrigerator door. Spiders are good as they kill other insects, but roaches bad, so that filthy roach got killed. We left early around 9:00 A.M. Friday as we couldn't wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan, you were likely bothered by a beetle. Best of luck in your future rentals.
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A sophisticated cottage in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage! Came here for a quiet few days, during a break in the winter weather. The cottage is comfortable and well-appointed. The home is on a quiet, dead-end street but close enough to area attractions...Gail stayed in contact, helpful but not overwhelming. We'll definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful, up-to-date cottage in a quiet, bucolic setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place!

We loved it so much we were plotting immediately how to convince the owners to sell it to us. (OK, not in a serious way.) The house looks a little plain from the exterior, but inside is a combination of retro design and modern appliances/conveniences. It's warm and cozy and a pleasure to exist in -- and pretty much anything you could want or need, from mixing bowls to spare blankets to salt for the icy ground -- is available on site.

For my purposes, the shack in the back -- which is all done up inside and has internet/a computer/heating/a spare sleeping area -- was perfect for getting writing done; if you have a project you want to accomplish, that is exactly what you will need.

The area is terrific. Palenville itself is pretty spare, but you're close to all kinds of restaurants and outdoor activities, and a short drive will take you there. The neighborhood is quiet and soothing (houses are nearby but when we were here, in the winter, things were pretty silent) and it's an easy walk to the nearby river.

I felt very welcomed by our hosts, who we never met, but who seemed incredibly accommodating. And they even let us bring our little dog! Thanks again for a great experience. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww - Thank you so much for your kind words. Your family is welcome back anytime!
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Beautiful, cozy spot!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about the Green Cottage! It was the perfect place to spend the Thanksging holiday with loved ones, a beautifully designed, thoughtfully updated home with all the amenities and then some. We cooked a giant Thanksgiving meal and the owner went out and bought kitchen items we needed before we arrived. She was always an email or text away when we had a question and couldn't have been more helpful. The Palenville location is perfect, with Woodstock, Catskill and Hudson a short drive from the cottage. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww! Thank you, Jay! Give the dogs a kiss from me! Until next time ...;)
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $75

- No smoking
- No parties or events
- Check-in is after 2PM
- Please be kind and respectful to the house we love.
- Maximum occupancy of 4.
- No overnight guests not included on the rental agreement.
- Pets welcome with PRIOR authorization and ADDITIONAL flat fee.
- Vacation "curators" and third-party rentals are strictly forbidden.
- The cottage does NOT have a dishwasher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.