A beautiful Catskills farm house with enchanted swimming holes and a 100' waterfall! The house has vintage wallpapers, eclectic antiques, a picturesque red barn and a spectacular mountain view from the front porch. Behind the house is a magical mossy forest and a private path to the river and waterfall!
The Sparrow house is a beautiful Catskills farm cottage, complete with vintage wallpapers, eclectic antiques, a picturesque red barn from the 1850s and a spectacular eastern view of the misty mountains. Just behind the house is a magical forest and river, with enchanted swimming holes, real clay beds, and a 100' waterfall that is a secret and very private paradise!
With two bathrooms, a wood fireplace as well as central heat, a wainscot paneled kitchen, Victorian side porch, hummingbird feeders, a swing set, hammocks under an apple trees, a firepit and a large fenced in yard, the Sparrow House is a perfect getaway for couples or families looking to spend some relaxing time in the unspoiled nature and still-wild rivers of the Catskills...
The Sparrow House sleeps up to 8 in 3.5 bedrooms (one with a full bed and the other with both a full bed and single bed). There is a downstairs living room with a double cast iron daybed (not shown in the photos... new photos coming soon. thanks!) with a wall of sliding glass doors where another 1 or 2 people can sleep on the sofa or on organic cotton Thai bedrolls.
If additional space is needed, there is also a sweet renovated camper that is sometimes available as a separate rental. It sleeps up to 3 people in a double and single bed along the forest edge in the neighboring field. (see photos)
For many years the beauty of this area has been an inspiration to the many different artists, musicians and writers who have stayed with us and each season has its own special magic. In Spring it is the forest awakening with early wildflowers, wild greens, and orange spotted newts along the trail. In the summer, the forest and rivers are a cool emerald mossy paradise of small miracles and there is no more relaxing escape then spending the days on slate rocks warmed by the sun after a dip in the swimming holes along the river. In fall the colors of the leaves, mountain landscapes and clear starry skies are just breathtaking. In winter, the river becomes a frozen icicle palace fit for Jack Frost himself; and sledding through the forest or skiing at nearby Windham or Hunter mountains is always a fun adventure!
We have high speed wifi, and the house is close to the larger towns of both Middleburgh and Cobleskill where you can go to grocery stores and find most anything that you would need. West Fulton is 3 miles up the road and now has a weekend café with cappucinos and farm to table food as well as the Panther Creek Arts Center which hosts wonderful arts events during the spring/summer/fall seasons. The sleepy hamlet of Breakabeen, 2 miles away, has a nice wine store and a general store where you can get everything from milk to fishing tackle to the New York Times. Also nearby is a library, playgrounds, antique stores, an auction yard, the Zoom Flume Water Park, horseback riding, hiking at Vroman's Nose, Barber's and Shaul's farms stands, Sap Bush Hollow and Longview Local meat and poultry farms, and so much more!
There is an endless array of outdoor adventures in the area: hiking trails, camping sites, mountain bike trails, whitewater rafting/kayaking, and ski resorts, (the closest of which is Plattekill Mountain). If you want to go exploring on a rainy day, you can head to the nearby town of Cobleskill to visit the underground waterfall of Howe's Caverns, spend a few hours at the Iroquois Museum, or catch a first run movie at the Park Theatre for $4. Or you can just sit on the front porch and watch the mists move over the mountains and if you are lucky (like we were today!) you might see a double rainbow right over the field of wildflowers across the road!!
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have full access to the property and waterfall.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We are available for questions via phone or email, but we are not on the property. We may be there to welcome you, or we may have a neighbor come and show you the trails and answer any questions you might have.... but this is your private time at the waterfall ! :)
The downstairs sun room has a double cast iron daybed. It is great for lounging, or for a full extra bedroom (it's my favorite place to sleep in the house!) ... A full wall of sliding glass doors look out on the forest, huge yard, and apple trees.
The fenced yard is great for dogs, but dogs are not allowed in the upstairs bedrooms. There is an extra dog fee of $75.
Also, in the summer months we usually have a 3 night minimum stay, but if you have a larger group that wants to come for the weekend, just message us!
Take care of the house as if it was your own.
NO CANDLES IN BEDROOMS
NO SMOKING INDOORS
NO BB GUNS, FIREARMS OR FIREWORKS
NO PETS WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION
NO ALCOHOL AT THE WATERFALL
We reserve the right to ask guests who contravene these terms and conditions or, who are in any other way are behaving in a manner likely to cause distress or nuisance to other neighbors, to leave the house immediately. In these circumstances, the reservation ceases and we shall not be liable for any extra costs incurred by you.