|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
If you’re looking for the perfect destination for your next relaxing getaway, you can’t go wrong with New York’s picturesque Catskills region! Boasting a rich history, fantastic outdoor recreation throughout every season, incredible natural beauty, and close proximity to several major urban areas, you’ll find that the Catskills provide the ultimate refuge from the stresses of everyday life.
Come escape to this cozy 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom cottage tucked away in the quaint hamlet of Smallwood, New York, just 5 miles from Bethel Woods. With enough room to comfortably accommodate 2 adults and 1 child, this charming residence is the perfect size for a couple or small family looking to thoroughly enjoy the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of the Catskills. Sleeping arrangements include a nice queen-sized bed in the master bedroom and a small twin-sized bed in the second bedroom, both of which have new firm mattresses to ensure a restful night’s sleep. Everyone in your group will fall in love with the cottage’s sweet garden, which attracts hummingbirds, dragonflies, butterflies, and chipmunks. From the deck, you can watch the family of deer in the woods across the road, and the stream running through the property creates a delightful touch. When you’re not out enjoying one of the area’s fine local restaurants, prepare a delicious meal at home in the large country kitchen, fully equipped with all the necessary modern cooking appliances. Cozy up next to the fireplace in the elegant living area during chilly evenings, and unwind during your downtime by utilizing the wireless internet access or basic cable TV for your entertainment. Ceiling fans keep the kitchen and living room nice and cool in the summer.
This home is the perfect retreat for writers, musicians, artists, or other creative people looking to simply get away. You’ll find its setting private yet not totally secluded, as there are neighbors nearby. The property is conveniently only 2 hours from the George Washington Bridge in Manhattan and only about 100 miles from Midtown, as well as mere minutes away from local restaurants such as “Friends” just around the corner, which serves excellent burgers, basic American fare, and an astonishing array of local and international beers. They have great live entertainment on summer weekends, too! Make sure to also enjoy some lakeside eating at White Lake and Kauneonga Lake, just a 10-minute drive away. This cottage is also ideally located to enjoy summer concerts at the famed Bethel Woods, which can be reached in mere minutes from the property. Bethel Woods has a really phenomenal lineup this summer, featuring artists such as Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Santana, Steve Miller Band, Rain from Broadway, Crosby Stills and Nash, Peter Frampton, James Taylor, the Temptations, Lionel Ritchie, Keith Urban, Goo Goo Dolls, and many more.
Other nearby activities include golfing, antiquing, farmers markets, horseback riding, ice skating on Gabriel Lake in the winter months, and of course swimming at the Smallwood Lake (Mountain Lake), Toronto Lake Reservoir, Lake Superior, and White Lake, where you can also rent boats. Please note that access to the beach at Mountain Lake is limited to guests staying a minimum of 4 weeks during the months of July and August, but guests staying any length of time can enjoy open access to Toronto Reservoir beach. Whether you plan to spend your time perusing local shops and yard sales, checking out the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival at Bethel Woods, or simply relaxing while enjoying a picnic at Minnee Falls, this cottage is the ideal home base for your ultimate Lower Catskill Mountains vacation!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped country kitchen, wireless internet access, basic cable TV, DVD player, in-unit washer/dryer, private deck, and a gorgeous garden with a stream running through the property
- Wonderful location within close proximity of restaurants, lakes, and numerous other activities and attractions!
- Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed
- Bedroom 2: Twin-sized Bed
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- No parties or large gatherings
- Please note that guests are responsible for the replacement of any broken or ruined household items that occur during their stay
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
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I should have written this last summer (2015) when I stayed at the cottage for 7 weeks. Charming. Comfortable. Quiet. Bright and cheery. Clean. Nice size kitchen, well-equipped for cooking full-size meals. Loved watching the birds at the feeder--hummingbirds, a wren, goldfinches, etc--and a pesky squirrel that hung upside down from the wire to get the food. English garden surrounded by forest. Feeling of seclusion even with nearby neighbors. Comfortable queen bed. Washer and dryer, a bennie for travelers. Lake Superior, about a ten minute drive, was my favorite swimming hole--and they rent rowboats. Well-located for restaurants and an ice cream shop (Kauneonga Lake). A small market and a gas station about 1 mile from cottage. Very close to Bethel Woods. Supermarket in Monticello and Liberty. Lots of local color. Lots of interesting roads for jaunts in the countryside. I used the cottage as a retreat for writing. Good place to work. Owner was friendly, accommodating and easy to reach. I was sorry to leave. (BTW, I actually arrived July 6, 2015, but I couldn't enter that date.)
It was such a privilege to be able to share this little house. Just right for our little family, everything you could need, great kitchen, washer,dryer, wi-fi and netflix but wrapped up in a comfortable home. So lovely relaxing outside in the evening, very quiet with only the wildlife to keep you company
Wonderful stay, fully equipped, charming cottage, and so peaceful. Everything I needed was there. Clean and comfortable. J.Ann was a wonderful host, answered all questions promptly and cheerfully. Though I rented the cottage to visit friends in the area, will come back for an extended stay. Loved it. Especially the deer sightings and restaurants on the lake!
We had a terrific time. The cottage is very sweet, nicely furnished and very comfortable. Neighbors are close by which we liked but it was also very quiet and peaceful. No traffic. Perfect escape. All the essentials were provided, towels, blankets, linens, etc. Well stocked kitchen if you feel like cooking. Clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the fireplace in the cooler evenings with a glass of wine. During the day, walking to the lake, local antiquing and some great restaurants at Kauneonga Lake. Our hosts were easy to communicate with and responsive to any questions and requests. We loved our stay.