|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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Woodlands, a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is a great escape from the city, specializing in that all-too-elusive peace and quiet, with enough space to socialize with friends and family in a dramatic mountainside setting.
Hands-on owners renovated the home with an emphasis on light - lots of windows! But the house retains privacy, set as it is on a quiet, dead-end lane. In spring, summer and fall the roomy wraparound deck is the center of activity...and of tranquility, whichever is your thing. And then, of course, there are wonderful barbecues culminating with chats by the fire pit continuing on into the night.
Children will revel in the adorable “Children’s House”, a playhouse scaled to kids’ size, complete with furniture and loft.
Perched on an incline, you can gaze out into the lush woods, listen to birds, perhaps the relaxing sound of the seasonal stream that runs alongside the house, or sometimes hear only the rustling of the leaves. There is a TV, but only for watching video tapes/DVDs (you’d rather be hiking anyway, right?). And there are loads of games if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
The master bedroom is downstairs, just off the kitchen, and has its own entrance to the downstairs bathroom. Upstairs are two small bedrooms accessible by spiral staircase, but it should be noted that the ceiling slants and therefore full standing area is limited at the sides of the rooms. There are full beds in each of those bedrooms.
Claryville is a cozy mountainside hamlet that is home to a vibrant yet private second home community. The cabin is perfectly located with nearby access to the local swimming hole and great trailheads, like Slide Mountain.
Woodlands - A hillside house with sunny deck, looking out into the woods with fire pit and plenty of peace and tranquility
This little cabin in the woods is wonderfully out of the way and at the same time a perfect jumping off point for exploring the Catskills. Our family of four (kids 6 and 8) had a great time here. The house is small but very efficient, and everything we needed. The big back deck is great for grilling with friends and family or just relaxing to the sound of the brook running through the woods behind the house. The kids went to day camp at Frost Valley YMCA Camp, just a few miles down the road, which was a big bonus for everybody. We highly recommend it.