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Catskills Secluded Log Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill


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 with indoor grill, 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 and six string acoustic guitar; 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
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2017

About Ellen and Matt Dudley

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

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and spent much of my childhood far off the beaten track, in a cabin on a canal, without electricity or running water.

I've raised my family in NYC, and spending time at the cabin, off the grid, has given my children the best of both worlds.

Ellen and Matt Dudley purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Ellen and Matt Dudley chose Catskills

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

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:
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Catskills Secluded Log Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 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: Feb 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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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Secluded without being too difficult to get to. Charming cabin with all of what you need and none of the distractions of what you don't. Only bummer was the weather.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a very special plac.

First of all - it's a beautiful house in beautiful country but close enough to good restaurants and stuff to do. Then, I'd add, it is well kitted out for a long or short stay - we never couldn't find anything we didn't have at home and the place was spotless. Strongly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is an amazing-- it's a true back to nature experience!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this place, it's magical.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect log cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat in the woods, but that is still accessible to local dining in Hudson and everything else the Catskills has to offer, this is perfect. The pictures do not even do it justice. Very clean, well maintained, and a kitchen stocked well enough to suit a gourmet chef. There is no microwave, which I never use anyhow, but just an FYI to others...and the only tv is upstairs in the bunk room, which is great for those who want to watch TV and those who do not can sit downstairs and sleep next to or stare into the wood burning stove. The fire pit outside is also lots of fun, as is the tire swing, treehouse, and creek nearby. Our two black lab mutts were in heaven! We will definitely be back to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just what I was looking for.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ruby's Hotel
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Windham Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

East Durham Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jun 1 2017 - Sep 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

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.
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