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Rita

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, dutch, mandarin

5500sqft Mountain Barn on 300 wooded acres. Stunning structure, amazing views!

57 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Catskills Barn Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 15 or more (no prom parties)

Stunning 19th century mountain barn over 5500sqft large. Close to 4 ski-resorts. Ideal for 2 to 5 families or group of friends sharing holidays and weekends! Unique location for small and intimate wedding up to 100 guests.

This secluded barn is located halfway on its own private 300 acres mountain, with breath-taking views and unmatched privacy. A private 3 mile hiking trail takes you from the Barn, at 2300ft, to a mountain top at 3200 ft, through pristine woods & following a historic carriage road!

In winter, Belleayre and Plattekill mountain are 10 miles away, Hunter and Windham 25 miles. In Summer, Pine Hill lake/beach, Wawaka lake, and several golf courses are within 15 min away. Pepacton Reservoir offers canoeing, fishing and other water sports. For longer term rentals (2 weeks plus), we offer privileges to a pool and tennis club.

Great entertaining space guarantees memorable moments: 2500sqft open living space, includes master-chef kitchen, bar -, dining -, tatami -, sofa and TV areas, two large fire places, stone pizza oven, large windows, and ceilings up to 40ft! 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with showers and 2 Japanese tubs. 2.5 hours from New York (GW bridge). Winter: 4WD/AWD required for last 0.7miles. WIFI+TV. MINIMUM RENTER AGE is 25 years old. Please NO PROM inquiries.

* Hill in front of Barn is perfect for sledding or snow-tubing. Our property is also great for cross country ski-in/ski-out.

* Private, marked, hiking trails on property. Barn is at 2300ft, but trails go up to 3200ft.

* Winter hikes are magnificent (bring or rent snow-shoes).

* Uncrowded Belleayre and Plattekill Ski-resorts (Kids ski for free!) are each a 15 minute drive away (10miles). Hunter and Windham 25 miles away.

* We provide maps with hiking trails in Catskill State park. Our favorite: Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain Trail.

* HBO & Satellite TV with 120 channels, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, ESPN, ESPN2, U-ESPN, AMC,...

* Popular for small weddings. Please inquire for details and rates.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Rita (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, dutch, mandarin

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was absolutely perfect! HUGE thank you to you and your family from all of us. The whole family had a blast ringing in the new year and relaxing in the barn! Its a great and very peaceful place! Again, thanks for everything!
Dec 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 57 traveler reviews

5500sqft Mountain Barn on 300 wooded acres. Stunning structure, amazing views!
average rating of 4.877193 based on 58 reviews
5

Just as promised and then some!

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and the property even more tranquil than anticipated. The open layout, the fully stocked kitchen, the quiet of the mountain and the warmth of the fireplaces made it the perfect weekend winter getaway. Rita was proactive, helpful and response, making her the perfect host. I would comfortably recommend a stay in the barn to anyone looking for a nice place to get away!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Great spacious cabin in a serene place ... the perfect lodging for a ski weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My guests and I truly enjoyed our stay in the mountain barn! We were thrilled at the size of the place and all that it had to offer (ping pong table, brick oven to make pizza/calzones, spacious bedrooms, etc.). The owner made us feel welcome and we appreciated all the information given to us (welcome packet) as it answered all and any questions we could have. Although the wifi did not offer a strong connection, it was good to feel disconnected & focus on connecting, talking, and playing games with the people you are with.

As the owners mention, definitely recommend a 4WD vehicle to get up to the place if snow is predicted as the dirt road is quite steep.

The place is only a 15 min drive to Bellearye ski resort, which is where we skiied all weekend. I would definitely recommend this place for a ski week/weekend and could see it being a great place for the spring & summer as well!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Beautiful large house

  • 5 of 5

I had a great stay in this Magnificent house. Everything you need was available. The host was gracious and helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Take me back to barn

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I left the house today and if you had seen our sad faces before we left, you would never forget them. It was amazing two days, we are still excited,can't even talk about the past two days just looking to pictures and missing the house already.

I am very satisfied with the hospitality of the owner Rita and her husband. They were extremely helpful and very kind to us and thank you so much to make our weekends so beautiful. We turned off all the cells and laptops for that two days so we had more time to speak to each other , that was great.

We are already planning next weekends in summer and looking forward. Thank you so much. I love and miss the barn already

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Beautiful mountain scenery the house was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

What an enjoyable trip. The house and property were simply breath taking.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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This is a very special house located in a very special place... I will go back!!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing weekend... We were 11 people and the space is perfect for being together, or if you need privacy. Was fun for us and all the kids as well... It also is a great house to throw a party in!! Very private and secluded!! We have soooooooooo much fun with the brick oven!! We had an entire day of Pizza making!! & BRAVO to whoever designed this conversion...

We are going back in the Summer!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Indeed, it's a special place, especially if you enjoy tranquillity, nature activities and a restored barn structure. We welcome parties such as weddings, birthdays, family and friends reunion, as well as anniversary celebrations. Many return every year. We look forward to having you back! Thank you for being a wonderful guest and help taking care of this special place. Rita
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Map

Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Belleayre Mountain and Plattekil Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Belleayre Beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Hike or snow-shoe the historic 'carriage road trail' on our property (2.8 miles return, 900ft elevation gain, ~ 2 hours) or other catskill mountain trails. Snow tube or sled down our mountain. Snowshoe or Ski cross-country on the 300 acres private property. Barn is located at 2300ft, Mountain top at 3200ft, County Rd at 1700ft. 0.7mile private driveway from County Rd to Barn.

Golf: Renowed 18 hole golf course, Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club, is 8 miles away (one of the top 20 golf courses in the North East).

Ski: Uncrowded Belleayre Mountain and Plattekil Ski-resort (Kids ski for free!) are 10 miles/15 minutes away; Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain are 25 miles/40min away.

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Rates & Availability

Margaretville Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$650
From
$850
Fri,Sat
$3,850
 
 
Winter High Season
Dec 23 2016 - Mar 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$950
Fri,Sat
$4,200
 
 
Spring
Mar 17 2017 - May 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$700
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$850
Fri,Sat
$3,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 2.0%

Booking fee is not refundable under any circumstances unless reservation is cancelled by owner.
Wedding party, reunion or birthday party for more than 25 people must buy damage security insurance.
$300 damage security deposit is added to every rental but refundable.
$300 Winter fee from mid November to March to cover heating, fire wood and snow plowing expenses.
3 night minimum on Holiday weekends (Labor day, Memorial Day, President's, MLK) and Fall Peak.
New Year: $3000 for three nights + fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Catskills Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Japanese Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Japanese Tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms upstairs each have a shower as well as a deep sit-down Japanese Tub. Tub is ideal for relaxing or 2-3 kids having a mini-pool. The bathroom downstairs has a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , sleeps 3-4.
    Study - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2-4
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , sleeps 2-5
  • All bedrooms are upstairs, Study is downstairs. Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom, has its own private bathroom, and is ideal for a family of four. Bedroom 5 is an open attic, has two queen mattresses and one full mattress, can sleep 2-5 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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