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Catskill Mountains Retreat for Large Groups

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Space 11,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, Up to 20 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths (Sleeps 40)

Grand yet rustic Victorian homestead on 37 private acres in the Catskill Mountains. Spectacular view; surrounded by the Catskill Forest Preserve; unique atmosphere and outdoor beauty.

Large living room with stone fireplace, swimming pool, tennis court, and pond for boating and swimming. Great hiking trails nearby. Ideal for family reunions, retreats, or for several families to share.

Sorry, not available for prom & graduation parties.

Rosemary & John Jennings
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2016

About Rosemary & John Jennings

We were looking for a cabin in the woods but stumbled across this unique vacation property and instantly fell in love with it.

Rosemary & John Jennings purchased this house in 1988

Why Rosemary & John Jennings chose Catskills

The surrounding mountains are beautiful and unspoiled by development.


Big Indian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 11000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 40 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 3rd floor
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 3rd floor
    Full 3 - toilet , shower , 3rd floor
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Full 5 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
    Full 6 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
    Full 7 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
    Half 1 - toilet , 1st floor
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , 2 child bed , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 10 - 1 twin/ single , 3rd floor
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 21 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Good! 3.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Catskill Mountains Retreat for Large Groups
average rating of 3.9166667 based on 12 reviews

Got married here and returned for another stay!

  • 5 of 5

I got married here 3 years ago and returned for a weekend with family in May -- we love it! Beautiful, private feel to this property with a ton of possibilities for outdoor activities -- hiking, swimming, tennis, walking around the pond, etc. The house is large and rustic with its own quirks that understandably come with a home with a rich history, as I would expect in general with older homes. It might not be up your alley if you're looking for modern or new interior space, but it's perfect for a quaint country getaway. I find its unique qualities to give it a kind of character that one can't easily find in other places. A great place to get together with family and/or friends to relax, recharge, and spend time outdoors!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay away from this house

  • 1 of 5

We stayed in this house last winter with a large group of friends and family for 3 nights. There was a number of issues including dirty rooms with dust, dead flies and mold; 2 out of 4 showers not working. The only large area where all of us could get together and have a dinner was auditorium which had few broken windows which means it was freezing cold. No matter how much we tried to heat it it was still freezing. We were planning to wear evening gowns to New Years dinner but had to wear coats. The owners didn't return our deposit for 6 weeks, accused us of breaking a drain and withheld over $500 for it. All fausets, sinks and pipes are at least 50 years old, no wonder things break. We left the house pretty clean exempt few dishes in the kitchen but the owners took extra $200 from deposit for cleaning although cleaning fee was already included in the rental. They even withheld $7 for phone calls ( no cell coverage at all, calls were to NY and NJ). It seems like the owners planned to not return the deposit ahead of time since they didn't want to use credit cards, only personal check send to them.

We've been renting through vrbo for a few years now and have never seen a house in such a bad condition. It needs a serious renovation before it can be "livable ".

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Great Getaway Part II

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two children went back to this spot with our extended family and had a blast. All of the space makes it a great place for the kids to put all of their energy to work! As other reviews have mentioned, this place is not fancy at all, but it's wonderful for people looking for a different type of getaway. The house is totally unique with tons of history. We spend most of our time there hanging out in the yard, going for short hikes, playing ping pong and board games. We love being off the grid with no cell phone access because it actually forces us to relax!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 1
Brooklyn, NY

Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a family reunion after falling in love with it when I had my wedding here in 2010. Again, it was so charming and peaceful, and my whole family enjoyed using the grounds - the pool, tennis court, much to do! It was a truly relaxing vacation and it was so nice to have so much space for our family to spread out and enjoy the property. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Absolutely charming!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my wedding and my husband and I were thrilled with it! We got rave reviews from our friends and family, who stayed in the house with us. The setting is gorgeous and private - perfect for a country wedding or family gathering. There are tons of activities to do without even leaving the property - swimming, tennis, boating, and more. You can't beat the amount of space, which makes it so comfortable for large groups. A beautiful getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Relaxed Space for a HUGE family get together

  • 5 of 5

We were so thrilled with our stay at Big Indian Springs. We had over 40 people stay at the house, and all were quite comfortable. The scenic views from the porch was worth the trip on their own. We had dinner every night out on the porch, and even had a little talent show on the stage. My son and I took the little row boat out on the pond and had a blast. This spot is a great place to unwind and disconnect form the rest of the world. I would highly recommend Big Indian Spring for anyone looking for a low key retreat with lots of great friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Peekamoose Restaurant
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Hannah Couintry Club, Roxbury, NY
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Peekamoose Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Belleayre Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Belleayre Lake
Car: necessary

20 Miles West of Woodstock, NY


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Weddings and other large events:
$6900 per weekend, $9900 per week, $900 per additional night
Dates Available: Year Round
Standard rate includes 10 bedrooms; Add $500 per night for 20 bedrooms

Additional nights after the first 2 nights are $900 per night, up tp the weekly rate.
Payment terms: 50% is due at the time of reservation, 50% one month before start of rental.
Security deposit of $1500 is due one month before start of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.