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Container Cabin in the Catskills
Container Cabin in the Catskills
2 voyageurs
1 lit
1 salle de bain
2 voyageurs
1 lit
1 salle de bain
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Our shipping container cabin has a wood stove, sofa bed, kitchenette, writing desk, record player, patio, fire ring, yoga platform, hot tub, hammock... It is off the grid, with a solar panel, composting toilet and gravity-feed water. It sits on 14 acres and is 10 minutes from Highway 87, two hours north of NYC. You can hike the Catskills out the back door or get to a trailhead, waterfall or the Hudson River in 15 minutes. There is a popup camper and campsites (additional charge) for guests.

Le logement

Living in a 20-foot container is not like living in a house. It is like camping, except that you are encased in high-efficiency insulated walls, windows and sliding glass doors and sleeping in a comfortable (Ikea Friheten) sofa bed. If it's cold outside (with the stove it's always warm inside) we usually leave the bed out and lounge around drinking coffee. If it's warm, we leave the double doors open and lounge around the patio. (Lots of lounging...) The kettle and French press in the cabin are Le Creuset. The two-burner propane stove is a Coleman camping stove. There is no refrigerator; there is a cooler for your ice and perishables. There are enough pots/pans/basics to cook whatever you want on a range. (Yes, we have a coffee grinder.) There is a grill over the fire, and we often cook there. The wood stove is Swedish and stays warm all night, if you know how to build a fire. If you don't, you'll be up at 4am lighting it again. (We leave you Fatwood firestarter.)

FYI - This place was built for 2. Or two and an infant. Guests can rent the camper, about 300 yards away across the stream.

The hot tub is wood-fired and uses stream water and a 120-gallon galvanized tub. It is very basic, and very awesome when the stream is running. If the stream is dry, there is no hot tub. We have no control over that... Upstream 100 yards is an 8x8 yoga platform (bring your own mats). All guests are left with 16 gallons of drinking water in 3- and 5-gallon containers. Flip the container onto the crock by the sink (like a water cooler at work) and you have water. If you run through 25 gallons, you can drive a mile to the spring to fill up again. (It's fun!)

There are a few LED lights in the house, but we also use kerosene sconces to light the place. If the kerosene runs have to fill it. There is not a lot of storage space in the container, so we usually pack light and leave the bulk of our stuff in the car, parking is 10 feet away. Just bring in the essentials, keep the place orderly and it's more comfortable. No smoking inside, plenty of room to smoke around the campfire outside...

There are no coat hangers or irons, though you could probably rig something up. There is a solar panel and inverter with two outlets for charging phones, etc. It's not enough juice to run a hairdryer, but plenty for your phones. Cell service is pretty good across the property, but the steel walls of the container make it not so good inside.

The cabin is on a truly gorgeous 14-acre plot on the eastern edge of the Catskills. Our backyard is the flank of a 3,400-foot mountain. It feels a bit like Maine, or Alaska, with walking trails all over. You can't see any neighbors from our property, but there are neighbors, great ones. We are on the side of Overlook Mountain and have tons of wildlife on the property.

Saugerties is a gem. Miss Lucy's (dinner), The Dutch (drinks), Circle W General Store (lunch) Love Bites (breakfast) and Diamond Mills (fancy!). Walking to the lighthouse is a must, as is hiking to Kaaterskill Falls, Huckleberry Point and North and South Lakes. Hunter Mountain is also 30 minutes away. Food shopping and farm stands are 10-15 min away.

Accès des voyageurs

You have access to the entire home and property.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

The owner lives 2 hours away. Our awesome caretaker is three minutes away and available to help.

Autres remarques

The bathroom is a separate building about 50 feet away. It has tons of natural light, a translucent roof and walls, pine panelling, an open shower stall with a slate floor. The shower is a simple solar shower bag that you fill with hot water and hang up. There is an on/off position on the hose/shower nozzle. The compost toilet (Nature's Head) is not like a regular toilet. It is like a compost toilet. It requires three turns on a crank to mulch after you use it. That said, it's pretty awesome.

Animaux acceptés
Pour familles/enfants

Frais de ménage 35 €
Caution 144 €
Réduction à la semaine : 10%
Tarif week-end 170 € / nuit
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Espaces communs
1 canapé convertible

Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait à partir de 15:00
Départ avant 11:00

We ask guests to communicate clearly if they are comfortable in an off-the-grid environment. This might mean splitting wood, starting a fire, refilling a kerosene lamp, heating water to shower with, getting creative with luggage storage, living in a small space, walking through the woods at night, walking outside to go to the bathroom, filling the hot tub with stream water, fixing something that breaks, etc... We try to be as forthright as possible about this amazing property and cabin: It is a luxurious micro-pod smack in the middle of the wilderness. It's a real drag when someone asks, "Where the hell is the refrigerator!" Or "There's no TV?!" So the rule is, please understand what you are getting into before you book, and prepare with warm clothes, a multi-tool, a headlamp, a lighter and a good pair of boots.

À savoir
Équipement/service limité - Everything is limited in the woods: electricity, hot water, wifi, refrigeration, noise, light...


Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Kit de premiers secours
Fiche de sécurité

Séjour de 2 nuits minimum

7 commentaires

Profil utilisateur de Ko
novembre 2017
Porter's Cabin is an absolute dream! Perfect for those who want to escape the stress of the city! My wife and I came from Brooklyn for the weekend, and were delighted with how beautiful and simple the cabin is. Be prepared to make your own fire in the pit or in the stove, which is really satisfying! Since we live in the city, my wife and I took cabs to and from the cabin - so it's possible, but you really should have your own vehicle. I was so nice to be in the woods with just the trees, birds, and the stars we could see from the pull-out bed! We took the challenge of hearing the hot tub, which was a lot of work, but SOOOOO worth it! It was the first time I'd smelled the smoke of the fire along with the steam of the bath in the fresh air. Both of us could fit, with extra room. Be sure to bring your own wood, a fire starter, and some good beer!

Profil utilisateur de Aliza
novembre 2017
There is no place I would rather stay to experience life off the grid in Upstate New York. Porter's cabin, a converted shipping container, is inviting from the second you walk in. It is very simple - there is no running water or electricity, but a fire will keep you warm and the stream water on tap will keep you hydrated. In saying this, the hard wood floor to ceiling interior is softened by the added touches of furs and blankets and creates for a cozy space indeed. A Coleman camping stove burner is a simple but key addition to allow one to boil water or cook something simple. The cabin is a minute's walk away from an incredible waterfall, a gorgeous feature on this 14 acre plot of land. Porter and his wife Sara were very communicative and check-in was a breeze. They even sent someone to refill our water, who subsequently helped us city-slickers change the propane tank on the stove when it ran out. The only thing I would say is, if you go in November like I just did, you're not going to shower for the duration of your stay since the outhouse is very basic and out in the open, and you will freeze! This wasn't a problem for me, since everything else was so magical. I would stay here again - 5 stars!

Profil utilisateur de Brian
novembre 2017
As the description says, you'll need to be comfortable putting a little work into your stay but it's worth it. The cabin is beautiful and so cozy and the "work" is fun.

Profil utilisateur de Jamie
octobre 2017
One of the best trips I've ever been on. If you're looking for peace and quiet, privacy, beautiful scenery, nature and almost all the little comforts of home, Porter and Sarah have created the most amazing getaway. The waterfalls 100 yards away are breathtaking, fire pit to cook food on, hammock, comfy bed, awesome French press, kitchen supplies, record player and solar power were some of my favorites. Porter and Sarah are super cool and made sure my sister and I knew where everything was and forecasted our every need. Great hosts and a great place to stay. Thank you!

Profil utilisateur de Christopher
octobre 2017
This is a must visit. Great quiet area and plenty of space to relax and cosy up by the fire; inside and outside. Easy to find and get to and would go back in a second!

Profil utilisateur de Michele
octobre 2017
Spectacular magical place.

Profil utilisateur de Christopher
octobre 2017
We had a great time! Everything was as expected from the listing, if not better. The property is large and the cabin secluded. We felt like we had hiked miles into the wilderness only to discover a luxurious cabin in which to stay. The unit was tidy. There was a bottle of wine and smores supplies waiting for us when we arrived. The stove and outdoor fireplace were stocked with kindling and lit in minutes. The stove heated the unit beautifully. We were never cold. We listened to Cat Stevens from the record collection, while drinking wine and star gazing comfortably in front of an open fire. It was very, very, relaxing. Porter gave excellent recommendations as to hikes immediately surrounding the unit as well as a short drive away. We had fun exploring. The stream which fills the rustic hot tub was not running, so we will have to come back another time to try for that experience. Phonecia is a short drive away, we had brunch at "love bites", it was excellent. The overall feeling was reminiscent of camping, but much much more luxurious. While remote and off-the-grid, all the creature comforts necessary for a relaxing trip surround you. I will definitely be coming back to see the area in a different season. Thanks for an excellent weekend vacation!

New York, New York, États-UnisMembre depuis mai 2012
Profil utilisateur de Porter

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