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Catskills Secluded Log Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

This secluded one of a kind Catskill Mountain log cabin is 2 hours from the George Washington Bridge. The fully furnished cabin is clean, cozy and airy and is a great place for a family to get away to. The newly renovated kitchen is big and open and perfect for group cooking and gathering. It features a Viking stove, ice cream maker, Meile dishwasher and 2 sinks. The cabin features a wood burning fireplace; dining table big enough for 10; an out of tune piano, a great collection of both adult and children's books and board games; wireless high speed internet access is available as well as a 36 inch flat screen TV with a DVD player; stereo with multi-disc CD player and iPod jack with indoor and/or outdoor speakers; and a covered front porch. Outside is a fire pit, a fantastic tire swing, a sledding hill in winter, a tree house and a big front lawn, perfect for a football game or snowball fight.

The cabin is surrounded by 20 acres of private, quiet, beautiful woods, full of deer, turkey, squirrels, owls and chipmunks. Take a quiet walk along our babbling Thorpe Creek to the swimming hole or hike up the creek to explore magnificent waterfalls.

In the area- explore hiking trails in the Catskill Mountains, visit Olana - the home of Hudson River artist Frederick Church, shop at nearby organic farm stands, go antiquing in Hudson, visit yards sales, and jump into a local auction. Skiers! We're a 20 minute drive from Windham, 30 minutes from Hunter. Go swimming, fishing, horseback riding, cross country skiing and after, visit local Irish pubs with nightly musical entertainment. This is a perfect place to spend some relaxed time with the ones you love.

Well behaved pets okay.

More Details

Ellen and Matt Dudley
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Ellen and Matt Dudley

I am an artist and Set Decorator for films and TV.

Ellen and Matt Dudley purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Ellen and Matt Dudley chose East Durham

We bought our cabin from the man who built it by hand. We've carefully added a chef's kitchen and an all-ply bathroom, making the cabin functional, enjoyable and beautiful, without diminishing the rustic simplicity.

The property is rugged and natural.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is warm in the winter, and cool in the summer months.

It sits on 5 cleared acres surrounded by 20 acres of woods. We love having complete seclusion, outdoor showers, campfires and access to nature.

The swimming hole is magical and the creek bordering the property affords hours of exploration.

Wildlife is happy and welcomed on our property. We have deer, turkeys, fox, groundhogs, tiny orange salamanders, hummingbirds, owls and geese. We hear the coyotes at night in the summer, but have never seen them.


East Durham Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • The Cabin is a home and a retreat, not a party house.
  • There are NO GUNS allowed on the property at any time, for any reason. Leave the cabin as you find it, clean and well cared for.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • full bath, shower, bucket sink in an all-ply bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • The Queen bed is on the ground floor in a private nook. There is a privacy curtain, but no door to the queen bedroom. The king bed is upstairs, at the top of the stairs. There is a privacy curtain, but no door to the king bedroom. The 4 twins are in the upstairs bunkroom. There is a door at the end of the catwalk to the bunkroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • skiing


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Catskills Secluded Log Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
East Setauket NY

Lovely secluded place. Great kitchen! Would definitely go again.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, uncluttered, elegantly rustic log cabin tucked away in the woods near a stream. You can't see anyone else from the cabin--just woods. It has a large, well-equipped cook's kitchen. Super-comfortable beds, couches, and chairs. Nice linens and pillows. Lots of good-quality games and books. Wonderful glass-front wood stove and easily-accessed wood supply for evenings by a fire. Upstairs 4-bed bunk room with its own couch area and TV is great for teens to get away from the adults. We were delighted there was no TV downstairs, encouraging us to read/socialize. But if you're a TV addict bring tablets or laptops to watch Netflix (WiFi is reliable and fast, so streaming worked fine). 20 minutes from Windham, which is where we went snowboarding for several days. Really cool, well-built treehouse (with fireman's pole!) in woods behind house. Looking forward to visiting again.

Minor caveats:

Stairway to second floor is dangerously steep, with uneven step pitch. And the upstairs balcony over the living room needs an additional lower railing. So the place is probably not for toddlers or the elderly.

The single bathroom is downstairs, so anyone with frequent nighttime needs should probably sleep in the downstairs bedroom.

Kitchen could use a microwave (although we got good at heating leftovers on the stove).

Front porch needs some support work.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, thanks for the feedback. We're planning to rebuild the front deck in May. It will stretch across the front of the cabin to catch the early sun. Hope you'll come and enjoy it!
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North Babylon NY

Amazing well cared for cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this cabin from Friday til Monday and it was amazing. The cabin was awesome and the calm relaxing environment was great. Ellen and Matt were excellent at responding to any questions we had. Thanks again to the Dudley’s for letting us spend time in your wonderful cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin in a Beautiful Area

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time in January with my wife and pups. The property is quiet, secluded, and perfect for walks through the woods and along the stream; checking out the little waterfalls along the way.

The cabin is gorgeous! Awesome kitchen, wood stove, stereo speakers ready for your ipod (or whatever gadget you use), a great library of books, and even a piano (which challenged me to remember those piano lessons from many years ago)!

We stayed on the first floor, but there's a perfect family friendly area on the second floor, so bring the whole family.

Don't look any further... You've found your vacation get-away!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect log cabin for an escape from reality!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and comfortable house with very relaxing property location! Didn't want to leave. Would definitely stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great - clean, quiet and lovely. We have stayed there before and look forward to staying again. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect. We really loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Great great place. The cabin was magnificent. Down to every little detail. Just an amazing atmosphere. It provided everything we needed and exceeded our expectations.

The property is so beautiful, calm and the vibe is perfect. We played in the yard with our dogs, went down to the stream and to the swinming holes and the dogs were in heaven the whole time. So we're we. We hiked, took walks, played in the tree house and got lots of great pics and videos. We were only there 4 days, wished it was longer, didn't want to leave and would love to go back. Just outstanding in every possible way!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kaaterskill Falls
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shamrock Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ruby's Hotel
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Windham Ski Resort
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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