This charming Aframe is tucked into the Catskill mountains, with spectacular seasonal views of the Rondout Reservoir. This house has a cozy feel with rustic charm and is the perfect getaway for those wishing to escape to nature. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy numerous local hiking trails and we're just 25 minutes from popular areas such as Mohonk Preserve, Sams Point, Minnewaska. A hobby farm on-site, animal lovers can visit with our goats, sheep, chickens, apiary and of course, local wildlife!
* We are following CDC and Airbnb recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing the entire space in between guests to ensure the utmost safety and ease of mind. Please ask if you have any concerns at all. I am a host with over 30 years of career experience in the healthcare field - I understand the importance of infection control and personally guarantee our dedication to your health and safety during this troubling time!
* New additions Nov 2019: new mattresses, new pots and pans, new WiFi booster, newly renovated bathroom
There's nothing with more rustic charm than an Aframe (at least we think so!) And we certainly pack in a lot of charm to this perfect 600 square foot chalet.
The Aframe is all yours - it is not a shared space. It has its own private entrance, and has a "transition room", which separates the Aframe from the main house.
The Aframe is a completely private guest wing attached to the main house, with a living room, eat-in kitchen, and a loft with two full-sized beds. The bedroom comfortably sleeps two - four and a full sized pull out couch in the living room can sleep up to two more.
The loft beds are cozy, and you wake up with a spectacular view out the front window. (Please note that the loft is a semi-private sleeping space with beds on either end of same loft space, with curtain divider) Beds have all new pillows and sheets with one feather mattress topper and one foam mattress topper for extra comfort.
There are so many details to mention...the wood-burning stove, wraparound deck, original wide-plank wood floors, slate tilework in bathroom, and skylights in loft, kitchen and bathroom.
The area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Numerous countless hiking trails within minutes and Catskill Preserve trailheads just a short drive away. You can get to the infamous Blue Hole, among other local watering holes in the summer for a quick dip on a hot summer day. Also a short drive to the beautiful Mohonk and Minnewaska Preserve. You're a 10 minute drive into town for groceries, restaurants and local theater (Shadowland Theatre).
We are animal lovers through and through and so if you enjoy nature but ALSO enjoy animals, this is the place for you! We have three rescue goats and a sheep (we'd love to tell you their story - so please ask!) as well as chickens (also rescues). We would love to have you meet them, hang out, give them treats if you'd like. Grain is provided. If you wouldn't like to (it's OK - we get it. Goats aren't for everyone) they are on the far end of the property, so they will not affect your stay. There is also an apiary on-site that you can visit and learn about beekeeping.
You are guaranteed to see a variety of other wildlife (friends call me "Snow White") such as deer, rabbits, chipmunks, hawks, eagles, owls, woodpeckers and the occasional bear. Don't get me started on the birds! So many to see and we have dozens and dozens of yellow finch and hummingbirds in the summer!
The wraparound deck with seasonal water views is great for lounging (during warmer months - we put furniture away in the winter) and outdoor meals. We love the area and we hope you do too!
We are about 90 minutes from both NYC and Albany and 35 minutes west of New Paltz.
The house is on an 8 acre parcel that is surrounded on three sides by preserved land. You can easily hike the property and there are hiking trails just minutes away that lead to beautiful waterfalls and swimming spots. The views and access to the reservoir are a real perk and there is an eagle nesting ground just a few miles away where you are almost guaranteed to see a bald eagle or two, In the spring, you can watch the newly hatched eagles poke their heads out. It's amazing!
Napanoch, New York, Yhdysvallat