Enjoy a comfortable balance of rustic and elegant in this cozy, newly-renovated studio retreat in the Catskill Mountains of NY. Midway between lovely towns, Woodstock and Phoenicia. Queen bed, kitchen, beautiful light, private deck with forest views.
Your Sunny Peaceful Mountain Hideaway is a sweet 350-square-foot studio apartment with a private entrance off a stone walkway, queen size bed, sitting area, compact kitchen with cooktop (no oven), and bathroom with shower. The kitchen has everything you'll need, including a coffeemaker (coffee and fixings are provided). The water from our well is safe for drinking and tastes great. Wake up to birds singing and beautiful light from south-facing windows. The deck gets both shade and sun, with comfortable seating and a forest view that feels serene and remote. It's the perfect quiet retreat for a couple on a romantic weekend or a single person needing time for introspection, creativity, or to get a bit of quiet work done. No more than two people please.
Your entrance and small yard are private. The property is set back off the road, and the grounds are secluded and peaceful. Large shag-bark hickory trees line the driveway and perennial flowers bloom here and there. In June, the scent of wild roses fills the air!
During the summer, it's a pleasure to open the windows and enjoy the cool night air and magical sounds of the forest - it's simply incredible and much better than air conditioning (though we do have air conditioning for those few evenings, at the height of summer, when it's necessary).
In wintertime, the driveway and path to your door are both regularly cleared of snow. There's a wall-mounted heater that will keep you warm and cozy inside and, if needed, extra blankets are provided. To balance that warm, cozy feeling of being "snowed-in" you can venture out to one of the nearby slopes to take advantage of skiing and snowboarding.
We provide a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network on a Netgear AC1900 router, with little to no interference from neighbors. The television offers Chromecast, so you can use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to view your favorite entertainment on the TV screen.
Our home is adjacent to our rentals and, in the warm months, you're welcome to lounge in our pergola or even to enjoy an evening fire in our outdoor fire pit if you talk with us first.
Please note this apartment is one of two that share the same building. While the apartments are completely separate they do share a wall. To preserve this peaceful environment we ask that you be respectful of others sharing the property.
Interaction with guests
We always try to greet you when you arrive. We live right next door so we're usually there if you need us, but we're happy to leave you to yourself and the surroundings as much as you like!
Our family is Wendy Drolma, a maskmaker; Brent Robison, a writer/photographer and our teenage daughter Akanksha. Our pets, Casper the dog and Serena the cat (she's employed as a mouser and does a fine job), are both friendly and love a pat on the head. They roam freely during the day, but the dog is restricted from your area by fences. If you have an allergy, please note that neither animal has ever been in your room.
Other things to note
If you need more space than the "Peaceful Catskill Mountain Hideaway" provides, please look up our other offering, the "Artful and Serene Woodstock Getaway" (aka the Maskmaker's Studio). It's in the same building and sleeps up to four adults.
Or, for a perfect blend of rustic outdoor experience (outdoor shower and compost toilet) with the comfort of a real room and bed, you can look up our other offering, "Sweet Cabin in a Hickory Grove".
Smoking is not allowed on the premises.
This a pet-free rental.
This apt. is meant for no more than two people.
We look forward to meeting you, and ask that you treat this cozy, quiet retreat with care.
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