À propos de ce logement
Leave the city behind. Wake up to majestic beauty. Our spacious one bedroom is perfect for two, and accommodates two guests. We are nestled in the foothills of the loveliest region in the Catskills, celebrated by the great Hudson River painters.
As you can see, our getaway is a little trailer house, and that is part of its charm. What you can't see, at first glance, is the wonderful interior add-on room, designed and constructed by the first owner's son, that transforms a standard domicile into the country chateau of trailer houses, a place that you'll love spending time in. In the comfort of this room you'll feel nature's surroundings, with a view through the woods to the stream below, and just beyond it, the soaring hills. From the kitchen window you can gaze down the winding road lined with a variety of trees and tall pines.
Our home is perfect for a couple, and comfortable for two additional guests.
Accès des voyageurs
Feel free to prepare meals and entertain at our home. Our kitchen is supplied with cookware, dinnerware, and space for you on the shelves and in the fridge. We have wifi, a video screen, and a sound system, along with some movies and great music to play.
We provide sheets, towels, and blankets.
The main rooms are the kitchen, dining room, and grand living room, along with a small bedroom. You may use the washer and dryer in the hall, and there's a bathroom off the hall.
There is another room in the back, and while we don't prohibit entry, it is not part of the rental, because it is both my studio space, and "cat headquarters". So, feel free to enjoy the rest of the house, which is all set to be comfortable for you.
The house is surrounded by lawn area and the rest of the property is wooded and extends back down a ravine almost to the stream, and to the right and left a little beyond our two driveways, one on either side of the lawn. Feel free to park in either one. We prefer the gravel one that's shaded and out of sight, leaving an open view of the garden form the porch.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We prefer to give you your privacy. Call us if you need help.
If you are allergic to cats, this is not the house for you!
Remember, you are in a country setting, so be prepared for insects. My husband walks around in shorts and tee-shirts - so do many residents about - I prefer to cover up! Like all other upstate settings, there is a wildlife population here. For your own knowledge and comfort, check up on this. Deer are common, so be careful on the roads. It is always wise to obey speed signs for human and wildlife safety - we don't have sidewalks here! We do have neighbors, but our area is rural and sparse, and roads curve.
1. We don't allow pets. Please respect this rule for two main reasons. My husband has become accustomed to our cats, but he has asthma, and reacts strongly to strange cats and dogs. This is a serious health concern because he can't breathe. Also, our cats will get stressed and react negatively to a strange animal's scent - and vice-versa.
2. Smoking is not allowed in the house. Outside, be cautious, since we are in a wooded area.
3. Do not burn foliage or wood on the ground or in a container.
4. Please do not use candles in the house. We have a flashlight for emergencies.
5. Please wipe your feet and remove your shoes in the mudroom. We have a small shoe-rug to lay your shoes just inside the door. We recommend you bring your favorite pair of slippers!
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 24 heures avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral, frais de service compris.
Hi there, seekers of peace and open spaces, you have found the right host. I am an art professor, painter, and writer, and my husband Bruce is an art historian and poet. I have many great loves in art but my all-time favorite painter is Manet, with Lucien Freud, may he rest in peace, as a contemporary hero. I just adore the art of Thomas Nozkowski, whose work was recently on view at Pace in Chelsea. I avidly await new work from Edward P. Jones – if you haven’t read “The Known World” yet, you must!! In fact, one of my fantasies is to have lunch with Edward P. Jones! My husband greatly admires the poetry of Frank O’Hara and the essays of Joseph Mitchell.
Bruce and I feel that the life we share in our upstate home is a perfect compliment to our creative endeavors in the city. Here we are inspired and renewed, not only by the beauty of the area, but by the community that is drawn to this wonderful environment. We love nothing more than a glass of wine at sunset on the porch with our friends, followed by a great meal, sharing our latest projects and what we have done and seen. Often times, we meet at concerts and openings. There is so much to do – or not – and that’s a blessing, when quiet is needed. At home, a visitor will find a selection of books on many topics, and quite a collection of music, and movies. We are sure that you, too, will be nourished by this place. We are here to help and answer any questions you may have. My French is rusty, but I'll make an effort where needed!
Talk to you soon -