|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The cares of the world will totally disappear as you arrive and become part of a unique and tranquil surrounding that will revitalize your senses.
This magnificent property of 114 acres of trees, hills and meadows encircle the house which fronts a four and half acre lake surrounded by landscaped gardens. There is also a one acre pond with its own island. Streams and waterfalls run throughout the property. Sunbathe, row a boat or fish during the day --light a campfire or take a night walk and listen to the frogs and crickets. You can hike the 114 acres or the adjoining 650 acre NYC forest preserve.
The lake is suitable for swimming. The area around the dock has a sandy bottom allowing easy access to the water without having to wade through a mud bottom. There is a raft in the middle of the lake which you can swim to or sun bathe on.
A row boat and canoe is available for your use. Fishing is permitted. The lake contains large and smallmouth bass, perch, catfish and crappies. The small 1 acre pond is home to our 'pet' rainbow trout. We call them our 'pets' as we feed them. It's something that our guests enjoy doing once a day.
The log cabin home is approximately 200 feet from the lake. The log cabin has knotty pine wood throughout. The kitchen and both bathrooms have been completely renovated. The kitchen has new cabinets, appliances and granite counter tops. The wall between the kitchen and living room was removed, creating a great room that is at once larger yet more involving. The upstairs bathroom has a new glass block window and tub. The tub area has been tiled and the vanity has a granite countertop. The downstairs bathroom features a new glass enclosed tiled shower, floor and refurnished walls.
The living room contains a stone fireplace for those cool evenings. There are two bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs with an added daybed in the downstairs lounge area.The house can accommodate eight people. Two of the bedrooms have queen size beds. The third has a day bed that, when opened, can sleep two comfortably. The downstairs lounge area can accommodate two comfortably as well.
Tennis, golf, biking and antique shopping begin within a five minute drive. Attractions include: Belleayre Mountain and Plattekill ski resorts, summer concerts, Roxbury Arts Center, and Hannah Golf Resort, to name a few. Bethel Wood is a little over one hour away. The property is located two miles from Margaretville which has a large supermarket, hospital, stores, banks, gas stations,veterinarians and restaurants.
House ammenities include wireless internet, cell phone service, free long distance in continental USA and cable television. We have Apple TV, so you can access HBO GO and Showtime Anytime. If you have Netflix or an iTunes account, you can down load movies directly without having to go into town to rent a movie.
Keywords: Woods, fields, streams and pond: 2 1/2 hour drive from NYC. Year round beauty and activities. Fall foliage, winter skiing, spring hiking, summer swimming and boating.
My husband and our 3 kids I stayed at treetop acres for Memorial Day weekend
I contacted Tom inquiring about the availability and he responded early the next morning. Coordinating with Tom to book the place, payment and getting all the necessary information together was fast and a breeze.
The house was spacious, clean and inviting. Plenty of room and closet space in all the bedrooms and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped and stocked with pots, plenty of plates and utensils. There are also a few misc supplies (sugar, spices, ketchup, etc) so I recommend coming to the house first to check out what they have before stopping at the grocery (which is only 5 mins away)
Upon arrival we met Tom, Cindy and Bella (friendliest dog ever), all are very warm and friendly, and wonderful hosts! They offered use of their fun house, equipped with a ping pong table and numerous games such as badminton, baseball (with mitts), croquet, virtually every outdoor game you can play. Plus life jackets, and water floaters toys for water play.
We hiked through the woods and to the waterfall, checked out the pond where they were able to feed the fish, went on a adventure to find treetop acres infamous Fugly but they especially loved the lake making use of the canoe, kayak and swimming. When we weren't doing anything it was still perfect: Plenty of room for my little one to walk the meadow to pick and blow the dandelions, my teen under a tree by the lake reading a book, and my 8yr old son practicing rowing in the canoe. Quiet, serene and picturesque.
We didn't want to leave and are definitely looking forward to coming back!
My husband and I -- and our two dogs -- had an amazing holiday here! Tom was exceptionally responsive from our initial inquiry and he and Cindi are wonderfully gracious hosts, ensuring you have everything you need for an enjoyable stay with thoughtful touches throughout the immaculate cabin (including an exceptionally well-stocked kitchen, plentiful towels, soft linens, comfortable bed, a bottle of wine as a welcome gift, etc.)
The house itself is absolutely charming and cozy with fantastic details and the living/dining area is light and airy -- the entire home was spotless and sits on the most beautiful piece of property we've seen! We had every intention of spending our week traveling around the area, but being in this lakefront paradise, we hardly left! It truly is as glorious as the other reviews have echoed.
All in all, one of our best rentals yet -- We'll definitely be back!
Treetopp Acres bliss
singsong frogs and birds delight
wish we could move in
Best. Getaway. Ever.
This is such an amazing place for a family with little children. You have enough stuff to do on the property that you need not go out looking for activities. My son enjoyed running around in the wide open space and we had the best weekend getaway. We also had the privilege of meeting Tom and his dog, Bella. We got to spend a lot of time playing with Bella. The property is well maintained and a lot of effort is put in by Tom to keep it pristine. This is one of those places where you will need to plan a year in advance to rent unless you visit during the off season. We will surely be back.
Everything you could ask for in a rental property. We stayed for a weekend during the winter and everything was covered in about 4 feet of snow, but we had a great time with our dog who enjoyed running around leash-free! The house was very clean, well appointed, and obviously cared for. Definitely plan on coming back again when the snow melts!
My family and I were fortunate enough to rent this lovely cottage for the winter (Dec. 1 - March 6). We have rented it in the past (in the summer and winter) for only a week or so at a time, so this time we decided to splurge.
The property is absolutely breathtaking, no matter the season. There are a lot of outdoor things to do - like hiking, swimming, and kayaking in the summer and snowman building, ice skating, sledding, and hockey in the winter. It is also a short drive to a few of the ski resorts.
The cottage itself is warm and cozy...truly a home away from home. It has recently been updated and there are more updates to come. While the updates are nice, we would still love it just the same if nothing had been changed.
The closest towns of Margaretville and Arkville are great. If there is anything you need or forgot at home you should have no problems finding it. There is a huge grocery store with a CVS pharmacy next door, as well as great restaurants and shops. Do yourself a favor and stop by Arkville Bread and Breakfast one (or all) of the mornings you're there...delicious home-style food and friendly people!
The only reason I wouldn't recommend staying here, especially if you stay for an extended period of time, is you'll never want to leave!
Margaretville hospital is 2.5 miles from house. There are two veterinarians located in town.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 1 2016 - May 19 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
May 20 2016 - Oct 20 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
A cleaning charge wlil be added for each rental. $100 for 1-4 people; $125 for 5-6 people; $150 7-8 people.
Weekend security deposits: $200; 3 day weekend $300
Weekly security deposits $500
Monthly security deposits $1000
10% tax added to all stays
NOTE: utility costs will be added to the monthly rates for ski season (Dec1-Mar 1)