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The MTV Winter Break Hunter Mountain house ! You Have To See It To Believe It !

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

You Have To See It To Believe It ! Unlike Any Other !

My home is my pride and joy and will be yours as well. This house sleeps 25 people comfortably with 9 bedrooms , 9 bathrooms and better yet seats 16 plus guest in our huge 1950's style diner kitchen. There are 4 separate and uniquely decorated living rooms to relax in so everyone has there separate space. There is also a huge game room that has an air hockey table, ping pong table and other games to entertain the kids. What makes the house different from other vacation rentals is all 9 bedrooms have full private bathrooms ! Just 7 miles ( 10 minutes ) from hunter mountain ski area, 25 minutes to windham ski area and 5 minutes from new york states #1 state park, North South Lake , for swimming and boating. New York States highest waterfall (280 ft) is just minutes away. Washer dryer, wifi and big screen satellite tv, fire pit, backyard sledding hill, outdoor patio area that seats 18 and numerous porches and decks that share a 70 mile view of the Hudson Valley ! The property was built in the 1890's and has gone through so many incarnations and was last run as the mountain bike inn . Absolutely the best place for your family reunion, bachelor-bachelorette parties, or the incredible couples getaway ! Needless to say there is some of the east coast best mountainbiking right out the door. If road riding is more your pleasure , you will enjoy uncongested country roads with miles of climbing and decending. The area sports some of the best hiking the catskills has to offer as well. For whatever reason you are visiting the area, my home will be a place you will want to come back to time and time again.

Property Manager
Ernie Reale
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Ernie Reale

I grew up in the area and have always loved what it offered recreationally. Skiing and riding my bike as a kid was put on hold in the 80's and 90's as I indulged in the famous Hunter Mountain bar scene. I rediscovered the beauty of the surroundings in 1992 as the mountain bike scene came on. I have been riding the area for 22 plus years and ran the property as The Mountain Bike Inn for 8 years. Thirteen years of hard work has brought the property to what it is know. A very cool place with a unique décor and awaiting you to enjoy.

Ernie Reale purchased this house in 1999

Why Ernie Reale chose Haines Falls

This house has recently been decorated by professional Hollywood set designers, you simply will overjoyed with the ambiance. The 50's diner style kitchen allows all guest people to sit and eat together which few if any other properties can. Each bedroom has a full private bathroom which allows more privacy and convenience. Four full separate living rooms , one of which is a huge game room allow everyone to relax in different spaces and settings.

What makes this house unique

Built in the 1890's this is one of the few remaining local hotels of the grand hotel era.


Haines Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 23 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - powder room off kitchen
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double , on first floor, private bath
    Master ( group leaders room ) - 1 double , considered the master bedroom, luxurious private bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , private bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , shared bath
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private spacious studio, newly remodeled, full kitchen, bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming


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The MTV Winter Break Hunter Mountain house ! You Have To See It To Believe It !
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Warm, fun, spacious and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Kind and flexible owner. Kids LOVED the house! Plenty of space for 16. Could have hosted an additional family. Awesome kitchen/dining area for hanging out.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Hunter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of multiple families stay at Ernie's fabulous house. Plenty of space for everyone with multiple rooms and amenities to make the whole off skiing time even more enjoyable ~ loads of extra touches ~ ping pong, air hockey and even the karaoke machine which we swore we would not use but became the centerpiece for our evening entertainment. There are books, blankets and seating areas galore~ games for all ages and various curiosity pieces decorating the house which you find yourself wandering about just so you don't miss any of the details. While the house is large and historical we found it exceptionally clean, warm and cozy. Ernie is a wonderful host, readily responds to questions and is very conscientious~ we loved hearing about the story of the house through the 20th century and various owners and we could have asked him questions all night, but he is very respectful of your privacy. This is one of those finds on VRBO when you really do hope you can come back~ the setting facilitated the amazing time we all had.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review ! Come back again some time !
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Thanksgiving 2017 Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed here for three nights to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend with family. There were eighteen of us all together. Ages ranged from 4 to 71. The house is very large....rooms for everyone to spread out in. The house is old and full of character. We were all impressed by the cleanliness and comfort. Ernie, the owner, lives on property and couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. He answers all correspondence in a most timely manner. Most of the family took advantage of nearby hiking and waterfalls to visit. Would certainly return to stay here.

Lynne and Frank Hanrahan

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynne. You and your family are always welcome back ! You are ideal tenants.
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Great place, lots of fun, super friendly and accommodating on-site owner

  • 5 of 5

This house has tons of character. It's huge, and there's a place for everyone to hang their hat. The decor is fun and interesting, if a little all over the place thematically. There's lots of conversation starters all across the house. If you're looking for a place to hang with friends, you'll have a lot of fun here. You won't impress everyone with super chic digs if you book this, but you can be sure that everyone will feel comfortable and relaxed. Ernie was a pleasure to deal with from booking until check out. I was somewhat concerned when we found out he was on site, however in the whole weekend, I don't think I saw him once unless we needed him for something, and then he was prompt and solved the issue immediately.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and friendly owner

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property and Ernie was very helpful

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The living areas of the house were spacious and cozy.

  • 4 of 5

I was extremely pleased with my second stay at this large and spacious home. It won't be or last!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany or Newburgh
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Spinning Room or Slopes in Tannersville
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Colonial Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
New York State thruway Route 87
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Last Chance ,Pancho Villas , Americain Glory
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
North Lake

Hunter Mountain Ski area is just minutes away which has year round activities. During the spring ,summer and fall the area offers 2nd to none hiking and mountainbiking. WDST Woodstock Mountain jam, Windham Mountain bike World Cup, numerous Hunter Mountain Festivals . New York States highest waterfall (270 feet) is just a 3 minute drive from my home .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Cancellation policy . Should you have to cancel your stay, if you cancel 30 days prior to your arrival, 25% of your initial deposit will be retained. If you have to cancel within 30 days of your arrival, 50% of your initial deposit will be retained.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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