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Peaceful Catskill Mountain Hideaway
Peaceful Catskill Mountain Hideaway
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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".

Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


117 Reviews

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Alice User Profile
August 2017
A fantastic studio - perfect for anyone looking for a 'home from home'! Beautifully decorated, all the amenities you could need and plenty of space for two! The location is stunning and we felt like we had our own private space for the weekend - thank you Wendy and Brent! Brent was so lovely, welcoming and helpful too! I hope to come back and stay again some day! Would highly recommend to anyone looking at this area!

Becca User Profile
July 2016
Had such wonderful time - Wendy and Brent were superb hosts. The Serenity studio was perfect and an ideal location to explore the Catskills. 100% recommended!

George User Profile
November 2015
Perfect. We would absolutely recommend this place. Wendy, Brent & Akanksha are such lovely, welcoming people, so interesting and interested, really keen to show you a bit of local life if that is what you want, quite happy to leave you to it if that is what is needed. One of our best ever holiday experiences, thanks so much Wendy & Brent! The place itself is delightful and exactly as described. Perfect little getaway. We would love to come back.

Sally User Profile
August 2015
Wendy and Brent's peaceful getaway in the Catskills was an absolute delight. They made myself and my partner feel very welcome and the house itself is so lovely and cozy that we felt at home straight away! Wendy and Brent gave us some excellent recommendations for the area and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. I would whole-heartedly recommend staying here. Thanks again Wendy and Brent for an absolutely wonderful stay!

Carrie User Profile
October 2017
This was now our second stay at Wendy and Brent's Serenity Studio, and if possible, it was even better the second time! The first time we stayed there in 2015, it was our very first Airbnb experience. It was exactly what we were looking for: an extremely clean, comfortable, and secluded space that felt like home. Since then, we have stayed in upwards of 8 Airbnb's in the Woodstock/ Phoenicia area (their space is usually booked!) and we can 100% say that Wendy and Brent's is the cleanest and warmest of them all. We will definitely be back again!

Lavinia User Profile
October 2017
Wendy and Brent are excellent hosts! They are very easy to communicate with. Wendy welcomed us when we arrived at night and made sure we knew where everything is in the apartment. The hideaway is conveniently located- only a short drive to the Catskills interpretive center, a good selection of local eats and awesome hikes. The place is clean, cozy, spacious, and full of style! I love the blend of bright colors and neutral wood tones in the room. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Catskills!

Jason User Profile
September 2017
This is the perfect little place and it's central location to everything means you'll have time to get a lot done. Wendy and Brent's hospitality made my stay very comfortable. I'd love to come back again.

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Woodstock, New York, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Wendy And Brent User ProfileWendy And Brent is a superhost.
We are Wendy Drolma, a maskmaker, and Brent Robison, a writer/photographer. We've lived in the beautiful Woodstock NY area for 20 years after moving up from NYC. Wendy has a charming studio/showroom in the center of the Woodstock village, which you are welcome to visit. Brent pub…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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