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family friendly - Paint the Night's Cottage in the Wood

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Artful, intimate, unique, immaculate and very cozy cottage in the mountains

GRAB A LITTLE MAGIC.... romantic cottage beside a little brook with campfire.

Romantic Paint the Night Cottage is part of a four acre property near waterfalls, flowing rivers, lakes in state parks that have full amenities and hiking in the ancient Catskill Mountains.

Skiing, seasonal tubing and swimming make our area a natural Disney World!

Our unique, artful, green dwelling is available by the night, week or month.

Tumble into bed to the sound of our brook singing, soothed by a heated tile floor downstairs or get cozy upstairs under the stars with a book or cup of tea at dawn gaze out the large picture window when snow softly falls.

A rocking chair out the front door, brooks 10 ft away, campfire, picnic table under stars twinkling.

The Cottage in the Wood best accommodates 2 people: (we have slept six but it is tight!)

Upstairs is our comfortable 'sleep under the stars' master bedroom with large windows directly over brook, skylight, small library, cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors.

Additional sleeping is possible THROUGH the master bedroom in an Americana themed separate bedroom perfect for the kids, mother in law or Uncle Harry - with a double bed (and fold up floor mattress for two if you want to pack people like sardines!)

Be aware, at the top of the stairs one must walk a few feet through the master bedroom to reach the second studio bedroom. (A large wicker screen is provided for privacy if you are two couples --- but please keep in mind, these two bedrooms are close.

(Consider reserving our other cottage if you are two couples seeking more intimacy while you 'paint your night' ha ha ha)

NOTE: Over two adults is 30. per person for a one night stay, kids half price, babies free if you bring along a mobile crib.

There is also a full bed futon couch in the (small) downstairs kitchen day room for another option but our downstairs room is small.

Often 6 people have stayed especially when spending time outdoors but our other cottage is better for six people.


Paint the Night Main House

also listed on this rental bigger, rent both for large gatherings.

Each dwelling is private, separated by 125 feet and a long 5 ft tall privacy fence and each has separate parking areas..

- romantic as a melody for two people on a honeymoon

- the campfire is right out the front door on the edge of a mountain brook

- scrumptious heated tile floor in the (small) kitchen day-room downstairs

- can sleep up to 6 people in close quarters ( remember, there are additional charges for more than two guests).

- perennial flower gardens in season

- pick your own 'take home' bouquets free

- bear, rabbits and deer

- beautiful, fluffy towels and linens provided

- Wifi

- netflix (via computer only)

- a Weber grill

- limitless on demand hot water for soothing baths.

- a fully equipped country with everything a cook would want to make a turkey or vegetarian dish. We provide organic teas, coffees, sugar, honey, spices, cleaning supplies, environmental soap, and family style shampoo and conditioner.

Slow down and enjoy life - because life is short!

Build a blazing campfire and warm the chilly nights with a bottle 'o wine, cocoa or roast marsh-mellows.

We LOVE dogs however we have some logical dog rules one dog 55, two 85.

Paint the Night is a NON-SMOKING dwelling.

Treat yourself to a slice of you know YOU DESERVE IT.

Much peace to you!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mighty Xee
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2016

About Mighty Xee

I am an artist, singer-songwriter, landscape designer, children's book illustrator/author, grandmother of a college student, and am owned by my 145 landseer Newfoundland/ St. Bernard mix, Tallulah.

Mighty Xee purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Mighty Xee chose Catskills

Near great events like the Woodstock Film Festival the weekend of Oct 16th, all the festivals at Hunter Mountain....

Hunter Mountain's summer festivals include WDST's Mountain Jam, A Taste of Country Music Festival, German Alps Festival and the International Celtic Music Festival...

11 miles from the skiing at Hunter Mountain, 40 minutes from Bellayre and Windham.

With Hunter Mountain close, yet we are far from the maddening crowd, spend days skiing, snow boarding, cross country skiing, tubing the Esopus, swimming or hiking.

There is also the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice,

Saugarties' world famous Garlic Festival,

The Saugarties Lighthouse on the Hudson,

Rosendale's summer Street Fair and

Pickle Festivals or visit the Clearwater Sloop: Woody Guthrie docked now in Kingston Harbor on the Hudson river.

Our serene location is only 11 miles from Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, and near to Bellarye and Windham's ski trails. We offer great outdoor cooking, unique location on a small mountain brooks near skiing, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, tubing, music and dancing and awesome yummy restaurants.

What makes this cottage unique

On a 4 acre perennial nursery you'll be welcome to pick a free bouquet when leaving, We are on a lovely private brook, with an old fireplace from a former dining room which makes for dynamite outdoor barbeques.


2 traveler reviews

family friendly - Paint the Night's Cottage in the Wood
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The city-getaway I always wanted. What you are told you are getting, is exactly that (full use of house and driveway, pots & pans, utensils & cutlery, cleaning products, refrigerator & stove/oven, limitless hot water, Wi-Fi, etc). The only thing you need to bring is yourself, food to last your stay, and good walking/hiking shoes. Mighty is a phone call or email away.

My partner and I stayed in the cottage for 6 days - no TV or microwave (I loved it, my partner took some warming up, lol). A storm come through and knock out power. The very morning Mighty had someone personally check on us, provide battery operated lanterns with the batteries/extra also. There was always someone near in case we needed something. Mighty stopped by and gave instructions on how to find the watering/swimming hole seen in the pictures. AMAZING view. So much fresh air and space.

The only caveats I can provide: full dark does occur, not city night time and must have a vehicle. There are no street/road lights. You must have a powerful flashlight with you if you plan to walk at night. Drive with HID lights or high beams. Nothing scary jumps out at you, but if you are not used to upstate country living, the depth of the darkness will surprise you. There are no sidewalks, so walking on the road will be difficult for some. Also, the air quality is different. 30 degrees in Chichester is considerably warmer than 30 degrees in NYC - felt like a warm fall.

Take special care to read the general information Mighty sends you. Provides great ideas about what to do and where to go. WOODSTOCK is a must, especially the Tea Shop and the Art Supply store. We picked up 6-2 ounce bags of great smelling and tasting tea. I found coloring books for adults that are great to calm the mind. In Kingston, you will find: Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Burlington, Goodwill, Wendy's, etc. Each town is about 30-45 minutes away by car, but so worth the drive.

My partner and I cooked every other day we were at the cottage. The fridge holds that much food for 2 adults. The heated tile floors are to die for - felt like walking on warm stones. I loved the upstairs bedroom with the floor door (you have to be there to understand what I mean). Waking up to the sunroof was my favorite part.

It was so beautiful up there, that I am having a hard time adjusting to the hustle and bustle of city life, lol.

Please go visit Mighty and her peaceful oasis. I wish I could add our photos to this review.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, Tora, Marcus u are the most considerate and friendly of souls. My housekeeper made a point of telling me how beautifully u took care of everything and I was glad to be in New York some of the time u stayed with us. Wonderful people...anyone would be LUCKY if u decided to grace their rental.... thank you both for coming and being so tolerant of country pitfalls like fickle power.... and for being so conscientious! I sure hope you come back with a big fat floating tube to enjoy reverie IN the swimming hole instead of looking AT it. Take good care and infinite thanks Tora for writing this magnificent review. Want a job working on my website for kid's coloring books? ha ha Much peace to u both
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Perfect Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely at the paint the night cottage. It was even nicer than we had thought and very peaceful. The bedside creek was a great feature. We would love to stay again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming folks.... I'm so glad you were able to get away and enjoy the Catskill Mountains. Thanks for your beautiful comments too....and check us out when our four acres are buzzing with rabbits, flowers and butterflies : )
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Rates & Availability

Chichester Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2016 - Nov 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $55
Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning 1-3 nights $75

-the cleaning fee depends on length of stay:
1-2 days 50.00
3-5 days 75.00
6-7 days 99.00

-dog visiting too? plus 50. for one animal, 25. for each additional dog

-using the cottage is dependent on respect and care of the properly and dwelling

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Chichester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathroom has a comfortable old bathtub perfect for candlelight reveries.... and limitless on demand hot water
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , firm foldaway floor mattress for Uncle Harry too
  • second bedroom has a full double bed and also a foldaway firm floor mattress. This room can be used for plus 30. per person for one night and please ask for a price for longer stays....with cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors. Kids half price and babe free.
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • tennis

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