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The Mountain House: The Perfect 4 Season Family Get Away!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

8 Bedrooms, 6.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22

Welcome to the Mountain House. Sitting on five beautiful acres with views of 4 of the highest peaks in the Catskills, this is the perfect family getaway spot for all seasons.

In the winter months there is easy access to ski resorts, Windham Mountain (5 mins away), Hunter (20 mins away), snow tubing and snowmobile/ATV rentals. For the rest of the year, nearby activities include: multiple golf courses (3 in Windham proper, 5 additional within a 40 minute drive), hiking/bicycle trails, swimming in rivers and lakes, state parks, mountain biking, fly fishing, zip-lining and Zoom Flume Water park.

This beautiful 3 level vacation home boasts 3 master suites, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces and an outdoor fire-pit.

The main floor contains:

- a chef’s dream kitchen that includes, Wolf professional grade, gas range and hood, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, granite counter-tops, and counter seating for 8.

- a dining room with an 18 ft long oak table that seats 22.

- a large great room with a wet bar and gas fireplace.

- an indoor spa room with an 8-person Jacuzzi.

- a large deck accessible from great room and dining. Deck features a large grill and seating to enjoy spectacular views of Windham Mountain and the Catskills other highest peaks.

- a master suite which includes a sitting room with gas fireplace and TV.

- stereo with iPod connection and speakers throughout floor, with volume control in each room

The upper level consists of:

- a master suite with a gas fireplace and a balcony with spectacular views.

- a loft living room with TV.

- 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom.

The lower level has:

- an entertainment room with TV, billiards, Foosball table, and darts.

- a large living room with 4K TV, wet bar, and large wood burning fireplace.

- A Master suite, with TV and outdoor access to patio

-3 additional bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.

- stereo with iPod connection and speakers throughout floor, with volume control in each room

Also offered with rental is complimentary, Concierge Service for booking: wait/cooking staff, spa services (in-house or off location), tours, golf and much more!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

Why Derrek chose Catskills

It all started as a gift, an anniversary gift in fact, from our Grandparents to each-other, and ultimately to their family to celebrate 25 years of marriage.

This gift, which eventually became known to the family, as "The Mountain House", was built to provide a wonderful place where their family, could come together for holidays and getaways to enjoy all that Windham and the Catskills had to offer.

As the family grew, through 12 grandchildren, and a great grandchild, so too, through 3 extensive renovations and various upgrades, did The Mountain House.

Today, we offer this gift to our guests to come together with their families, friends and colleagues to enjoy all of the amenities of The Mountain House as well as the activities and wonders of the beautiful surrounding area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful space! Our group drove up from the New York City area and the drive was absolutely stunning. The house provided plenty of space--we were 19 total--and its location was perfect for all of our outdoor activities (running, cycling, hiking, golf, lake activities). Leading up to our stay and through the weekend I had a few questions for Derrek, and he always responded promptly. I would definitely stay at the Mountain House in the future!
Jul 2016
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The Mountain House: The Perfect 4 Season Family Get Away!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Loved the Mountain House!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Mountain House was perfect for our group! Derrek was so easy to work with, easy to communicate with, and the house was exactly as pictured. We hope to return to the beautiful mountain house!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of a kind - perfect family/group retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The Mountain House is incredible! Spacious home with stunning views and noticeable pride of ownership - the tour of the home just kept going! We did the special food and wine pairing and our taste buds couldn't have been happier - this is the real deal for a special getaway and we hope to be back soon. We also loved the fire pit, hot tub, beautiful surroundings, and working with the owner - he is awesome!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed! We were so happy to be part of your trip and look forward to hosting you in the future!
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Couldn't ask for anything more!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were fabulous. There was enough room for everyone. We had more children with us than adults and we couldn't even hear them when they were in the basement. The best part was being able to sit around the dinner table together with the entire group. We had both ovens going and there was plenty of room in the refrigerator in the house and garage for everything we brought (which was truck loads!) We never left the house to go to the mountain, which was perfectly fine with us. We enjoyed the fire places, playing games, listening to music and soaking in the hot tub, which was immaculate! Derrek was extremely responsive and a gracious property manager. My daughter was already asking when we could go back! Would go again in a heartbeat. Thank you Derrek!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House for Groups!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at The Mountain House for a 2nd consecutive season & I will definitely be going back for years to come. Easy drive from NYC, close to the mountain & perfect location to getaway with a nice groups of friends/ family. The house has everything you need, great kitchen, jacuzzi, tons of beds, flat-screen TV's etc.. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect house for a multi generational family

  • 5 of 5

The mountain house was the perfect place for our family of 5 siblings, spouses, and 9 grandchildren to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday. The house was more than spacious and gave each family enough sleeping and bathroom space. We spent a lovely day in Hudson while the men golfed, and the youngest grandkids loved the indoor hot tub!! We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Columbia County Airport/Albany International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Cave Mountain Brewery
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Windham Country Club
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Hudson Amtrack
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Windham Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Windham Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $400
Property Damage Protection $99

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Windham Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor Master - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks, Skylight, Large Closet + Linen Closet
    Upstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Main Floor Powder Room - toilet
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Game Room - toilet , shower
    Lower Level Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 Sinks
    Lower Level Living Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks and Linen Closet
  • 6.5 Bathrooms
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Lower Level Suite - 1 queen , Features On Suite Bathroom, TV and Sliding Doors to Patio
    Main Floor Master - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Features Sitting Room w/Gas Fireplace, 2 TVs and Large Bath
    Lower Level 2 - 1 queen , Features In Room Vanity Sink and Sliding Doors to Patio
    Lower Level 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Upstairs Master - 1 queen , Features Balcony, Gas Fireplace, Onsuite batroom and TV
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Skylight
    Lower Level 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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