Catskill Stonecrop is a rustic home in a bucolic setting in the Western Catskills. Less than 3 hours from NYC, it is an idyllic setting for a weekend escape from the city. Less than a 5 minute walk to Handsome Hollow wedding venue.
Enjoy a glass of wine or lemonade in the late afternoon sun. The house is nestled in a forest in the Western Catskills and landscaped with boulders and stone walls. The house has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate 7 guests (2 queen beds and one twin over full bunk bed). The small bedroom with the bunk bed is more suitable for children. Minutes from Callicoon and Hancock and less than 3 hours from NYC, the home is a great getaway from the city. The Delaware River is nearby and provides many outdoor activities.
The kitchen is furnished with the basics, including a gas cooking stove and a microwave. The gas stove is a 4-burner unit and is sufficient for most cooking needs. An 8-cup coffee maker is also available. There is also a gas grill for outside grilling.
The house is heated with electric baseboard heaters and a propane stove in the living room. Heat will probably not be required during the summer months. The propane stove will warm the living room and the loft area can become quite warm when it is on. It will quickly take the chill out of the air, if needed.
Ceiling fans in the living room provide air circulation during the summer months. Portable fans are also available, if needed.
Internet connection is provided through a satellite internet service provider (HughesNet). If you are used to cable or broadband service, you will notice this is somewhat slower. It is sufficient for browsing, social media and maintaining communication to the outside world. It will be slow for large downloads.
The house is perfect for 2 couples and children. It will also fit 3 couples, but the second bedroom on the first floor is small and a tight fit for a couple (more suitable for children). There are two bedrooms on the first floor - one with a queen bed (next to the bathroom with a small shower stall) and the other is a small room with a bunk bed (twin over full) and a closet. The top twin bunk has a weight limit of 150 pounds and is probably best suited for a child (older than 6) or small adult. The second floor has an open floor layout with a loft bedroom (queen bed) and an adjoining bathroom (bathtub with shower).
We are across the road (a 1/4 mile walk) from Handsome Hollow, a barn wedding venue in Long Eddy. Our home offers a unique convenience for guests attending a wedding.
Guests will have access to the house. The stone house and other buildings will be unavailable at this time, future plans may provide additional accommodations.
The property is on a 2 acre lot and the neighboring land (~200 acres) is part of the family property and is available for walks in the woods. Trails have not been groomed so walks will require sturdy walking shoes. Walking on the family property is restricted during hunting season (November/early December).
Interaction with guests
I am available via SMS and cell phone. Messages can be sent to me via the Airbnb website.
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Other things to note
Pricing: As of March 1, 2016 Delaware County, New York has implemented a 2% occupancy tax which applies to Airbnb rentals as well as hotels. We have included the 2% in the price shown for our house - this applies only to reservations accepted after March 1, 2016 and before November 1, 2016. The tax certificate is posted at the house.
• For reservations booked in Delaware County, NY on or after November 2016, guests will see a charge for the occupancy tax on Airbnb. The tax will be listed separately and added to the total amount paid by guests on applicable stays.
Guest are required to adhere to the following house rules:
- The house should be left in the same condition you found it (except for linens, towels, and general cleaning).
- No open fires on the property.
- Smoking is not allowed in the house. Please dispose of cigarette butts in the ash container at the back door.
- Pets are not allowed.
- Kitchen must be clean, dishes washed and put away.
- Notify the host of any additional people (other than registered guests) on the property.
- Property accommodates only 7 people.
From September 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 1 night.
My husband and I are retired and live in Connecticut. We love to travel and will be travelling extensively over the next few years. Our second home in New York is near my family home and we visit there often. We used Airbnb in March 2015 for our stay in London and we were very happy with our apartment. We are hoping that our home provides a similar experience to our fellow travelers.