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Breathtaking mountain retreat just a 3 Minute Drive To Hunter Slopes

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fully Private Lakefront Timber Home With Tennis Court

4–season perfection. Breathtaking views of Hunter Mountain. 3-minute drive to Hunter Mountain. (Festivals, New York Zip Line Adventure Tours, The Scenic Sky Ride, and Ski). Beautifully renovated kitchen, 55 “Smart” TV with WiFi, open floor plan, swimmable stream fed lake, deck, Swedish Sauna (in bath), local fieldstone fireplace, firepit, 2 BBQ’s, 3-season porch and so much more.

Be a part of all the trending Catskills has to offer!

*Max occupancy is * 10 * see pricing *

We just completed renovations on this hidden gem of a property and home. This picture-perfect lakefront alpine chalet home in Hunter, New York, has direct views of the Catskills' Hunter Mountain. Nestled on 15 acres of woods & countryside. This property/home has a private 2-acre stream fed swimmable lake, the property comes with a private tennis court, a dock, lake trail, screened in porch, a stone patio, an open lawn, as well as a stream.

The 4-bedroom house features an open floor plan, a fieldstone fireplace, a deck, and spectacular views of the Catskills and Hunter Mountain. There is also a Swedish sauna, a fire pit and mud room to store your belongings. Lake Haus feels both modern and rustic, a rare combination that make for a spectacular 4 season getaway.

There is plenty of room to spread out, escape, and experience all this spectacular property has to offer.

*Ideally situated for easy access to Hunter Mountain (3 min drive), and Windham (15 min. drive) with all the trending Catskills has to offer through every season (skiing, tubing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, cross country, hiking, biking, fishing, golf, wineries, breweries, great restaurants, boutiques, pop ups, galleries, antique shops, museums, and festivals).

***The house sleeps 10 comfortably. An air mattress and futon are available as alternative sleeping accommodations.

***The maximum occupancy is 10 guests *Please see pricing

***During the summer, walking distance to festivals @ Hunter Mountain or grab the bus from the foot of our driveway or up the block, so convenient...

What makes our Haus unique?

*Private 2 acre lake.

* Located on 15+ acres

* Private tennis court

*3 seasons porch, deck, stone patio, lake trail, open lawn and vast wooded areas to explore.

*Great room with vaulted ceilings highlight the interior.

*Outdoor fire pit and an indoor floor to ceiling-local field stone fireplace that will warm your soul (fire wood is cut and available for your use at no additional cost)

* 4 bedrooms

*2 full bathrooms

* Swedish sauna (in bath)

*Renovated country-kitchen with stainless appliances and everything you could possibly need to create memorable meals and times together.

*Large Rustic table to connect and eat around together

*We just added 2 new hot water heaters for plenty of hot showers.

*Reverse Osmosis water filtration system for cold drinking water & instant hot.

*New beds, mattresses, linens, pillows, & towels throughout for your ultimate comfort and restorative relaxation.

*Relax & get comfy in our Great room, snuggled in with yummy throws, watching your favorite movie or show on our 55" 4k Smart TV W/Spectrum cable, sound bar, & WIFI.

*Back up generator

*Downstairs Bedroom : King (Comfy Air Mattress optional)

*Upstairs Bedroom : Queen bed

*Upstairs Bedroom : Two Twin XL beds with the option of converting to a king size bed. Let us know your preference and we will set it up for you.

* Upstairs Bedroom : Two bunk beds

* Upstairs landing with queen size futon (an alternative sleeping option)

* Ohm office : outfitted with painting/sketching materials, easel, & studio desk for moments of creativity, inspiration, brief moments of work or to catch up on daily life.

*Open dining area, table seats ten comfortably with counter/bar space for (4) more.

* Open balcony loft/landing area/ hang out space - catch up, read, relax or play one of our many board games.

* Yoga mats for:

floor pilates, meditation/stretching, or yoga on our 3 season's porch, deck, or lawn gazing out at the view of Hunter mountain and our beautiful 2 acre lake. Make the space your own :)

* Fully stocked kitchen to satisfy the chef in you complete with:

-cook books, crock pot, waffle maker, Grill pans, Fondue set, and many other kitchen tools to provide an outstanding cooking experience.

-Pantry stocked with condiments needed for meal preparation (olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, sugar, sea salt, full spice rack, mustard, mayo, ketchup, maple syrup etc.)

**Make sure to try out our hot sauce collection- feel free to test the ghost pepper @ your own risk :)

In case you forgot...

(we have plenty)




*body lotion


***PRIVATE LAKE (non-motorized only) ***We just purchased 2 new stand up paddle board/kayaks for our guests to enjoy.

-Bring your fishing gear *please note our lake is catch and release only.

*** See rental agreement (use of lake area at your own risk)

***PRIVATE TENNIS COURT (balls and rackets for your use or bring your own)

***Take a swim in the lake after the match!

***Detox in the Swedish sauna to wrap up after a day of wandering & exploring the area and property.

* BBQ on deck overlooking lake as well as built in charcoal fieldstone grill perfect for grilling on the lawn.

*Many places on property to wander, wonder, and create.

*Plenty of board games and a variety of reading materials for your use.

*Create your own music with "in Haus" acoustic instruments or listen to your own playlists through bluetooth soundbar.

Take a few days to escape the realities that crowd all our lives. Our hope is you see our Haus as your Haus too. Welcome to The Haus...

Keys will be provided via lockbox.

No smoking

Not suitable for pets

No parties or events

Check in is anytime after 3 PM

Check out by 2 PM

-Lake Haus is a retreat not a party place, if you are planning to party, carry on loud gatherings or any other excessive noise activities, this is not the house for it.

- Please respect our home as you would your own.

-All guests will be required to sign a rental agreement upon booking your stay with us, we will email it to you at the time of your booking. We require you list the names of all persons staying on the property during your getaway as part of the rental agreement.

-No shoes in the house.

-No Smoking inside the house.

- Please contact us regarding any special events or photo shoots. Those will have to be negotiated separately and agreed to in writing.

- This is a special oasis, please be considerate and treat it as your own. We will screen accordingly and reserve the right to decline those that don't have the right intentions for use and enjoyment.

- We kindly ask you leave everything in and outside of the house as you found it. Relax and have a good time!

-Please note fishing in our lake is catch and release only.

- Check in is after 3 pm

- Prior to using the fire place and fire pit please read instructions provided.

- Please do not flush anything other than toilet paper, feminine products should not be flushed at anytime they will clog our septic system.

- Damage/Reservation Deposit:

- Your deposit is fully refundable after your departure, provided the following provisions are met.

*No damage is done to the house or its contents beyond normal wear and tear.

* The house is returned in the same state as found upon arrival.

Self check-in with lockbox

Full use of the entire house and property, lake, tennis court, 3 seasons porch, lake trail, BBQ, Swedish Sauna.

Happy to be part of your experience via phone, text messaging, email, or social media. If you need us please feel free to get in touch. We have a full time local caretaker who is available for anything you may need in the event we are not. ***During the summer months for parties of 6 or more our caretaker will remove the garbage from the receptacles in the garage one time during the weekend as well as at the end of your stay. This will in no way interfere with your privacy and stay, our house is in a beautiful wooded area and we don't want any forest friends coming over for left overs.

Other things to note

***Hunter Mountain 2017 "Oktoberfest" 4 weekends long, featuring authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the northern Catskills in autumn. Experience live entertainment and great food surrounded by lush fall foliage. A modern celebration of the harvest featuring numerous vendors, free crafts for the kids, and much more. Free Admission makes it an affordable, fun time for all ages. Hours for all four weekends are 11am to 6:15pm, rain or shine.

*New beds, mattresses, linens, pillows, & towels throughout for your ultimate comfort and restorative relaxation.

***We just purchased 2 new stand up paddle board/kayaks for our guests to enjoy.

***Our family recently discovered this hidden lake front gem and piece of paradise in the Catskills. We have spent the past few months renovating and planning for your stay. We are excited to host you and hope you make our Haus your Haus.

*During the summer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day) holidays, and festivals we ask that you book a 3 night minimum stay, these dates are reflected in our calendar.

***Festival weekends in the spring, summer and fall at Hunter Mountain are packed with live music, delicious food and drink, dancing and many activities for kids!

-TAP Festival

-Taste of Country Festival

-Radio Woodstock's Mountain Jam Festival

- Octoberfest

More Details

Stacie Sher
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

About Stacie Sher

We are 2 families that enjoy traveling and creating lasting memories together with our kids.

Traveling, spending holidays and time together has always been of utmost importance. We began exploring the Hunter ski area over 20 years ago. When we started having families of our own we decided to share the Hunter ski experience with our kids. Each visit to a hotel we would visualize ourselves having a retreat in the Catskills. This past year we came across the Lake Haus and knew we found what we had envisioned.

Our kids look forward to ski adventures up at Hunter with their cousins each winter. In addition we have taken them to explore other ski destinations, some of our favorites have been: Deer Valley/Utah, Killington/VT, Jay Peak /VT, Okemo Mountain /VT, Pico MT/VT, Bromley/VT, Magic Mountain/VT, Stratton/VT, Steamboat Springs /CO, and our latest ski adventure to Courmeyeur, and Chamonix Mont Blanc in the Italian and French Alps.

While Matt and Steve are out skiing with the kids you can find Stacie and Rachel Snowshoeing, trying out Phat bikes or cross country skiing, creating a delicious meal or apres ski snacks. These experiences and adventures are an opportunity for us to create lasting memories together with our children, families and friends. No matter where we go to ski we have always found our way back to Hunter Mountain and The Catskills multiple times each winter.

Matt and Stacie have 3 kids - Zachary (16), Ben (13), and Ruby (7) & live in Downtown Manhattan. Rachel and Steve have twins Alexis and Ilana (14) & live in Roslyn NY. While the kids are putting their best efforts into their schooling we are out working hard in our respective careers. We enjoy great company, spending time with family, friends, good food, music, travel, exercise, and living life to the fullest. "Work hard play hard"...

Stacie Sher purchased this house in 2016

Why Stacie Sher chose Hunter

This is truly a one of a kind property on its own private natural lake overlooking Hunter Mountain. Friends that have had the opportunity to stay -quote "it's like living in a postcard". We couldn't resist buying this slice of heaven on earth. So much to do on property with the private tennis court and swim able lake or just stare in awe at the surrounding beauty and priceless views. The area is amazing in and of itself with a chill vibe and anything imaginable to do.


Hunter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • *No Shoes worn in the Haus *Enter and Exit through the Front Door *Rental Agreement Must be signed before arrival
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom can be set up as 2 Twin XL beds, or 1 King bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed , 2 Sets of Bunk Beds
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Breathtaking mountain retreat just a 3 Minute Drive To Hunter Slopes
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Amazing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time! The house was everything we hoped it would be. We were lucky that we were able to get a last minute trip with 2 other couples. The house was perfect, stocked with anything you could have possibly needed. View of the lake and Hunter mountain was beautiful. Very clean and beds were comfortable. Stacie and Rachel were great hosts. The bottle of wine on arrival was a great touch and much appreciated. We had smores in the fire pit outside plus weather was perfect for playing tennis and taking a hike around the lake. Will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your friends this past weekend. We look forward to having you back in the future. Best, Stacie and Rachel
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning fee $200

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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