Waterfalls and Swimming Holes

Bed & Breakfast - Entire home/apt · Kaaterskill Ave, Palenville, NY 12463, United States

Play in the Catskills all day, sleep by the stream at night. This 2 bedroom space is centrally located between Saugerties (HITS), Woodstock, and Hunter. It's the best of the Catskills right on Kaaterskill Creek with legendary swimming holes.

The Space


Lovely second floor apartment with a private entrance, in a beautiful 2-family home on Kaaterskill Creek is available year-round for long or short stays.

Romantic, private and quiet, this great getaway spot is less than two hours drive from the George Washington bridge. Whether you are swimming, bicycling, seeking nature at it's best or just resting and rejuvenating, you'll enjoy the serenity of our idyllic location. Your own large well equipped eat-in kitchen is the perfect place for morning coffee or tea. (Supplied, of course, along with a variety of wholesome breakfast items including yummy locally baked goods and fresh fruit). This getaway also features two sunny, warm bedrooms where the stream sings you to sleep, a large bathroom with a deep tub for soaking along with wifi and a well stocked vacation library.

This amazing spot has it all:

We're conveniently located between Woodstock / Saugerties (10 miles) and Hunter Mountain (10 miles), right on Kaaterskill Creek.

Enjoy H.I.T.S. Horse Shows in the Sun (8minutes)

Explore Kaaterskill Falls (5 minutes)

Hike the long Path through Kaaterskill Clove (2 minutes walk to the trail head)

Stroll to nearby Michael's or the Fernwood Restaurant for a leisurely world cuisine lunch or dinner. Enjoy home cooked meals with organic and local ingredients at The Circle W Bistro. Or check out the stellar selection of wines at Lower Clove Wines,

Dine in Saugerties (8 miles) and try New World Home Cooking, The Red Onion

Visit Catskill's Storey Farms and Vinnie's farm stand for fresh local foods. (2 miles)

Enjoy Woodstock's shopping, restaurants and fun

No Car Needed!

We're easy to get to via bus. (Drops you off in the center of the Hamlet.) Or take the Amtrack to Hudson and grab a cab across the Rip VAn Winkle bridge. (One of the most beautiful trips you'll ever take.) All you'll need is within easy walking distance of the house.

Located in the sleepy hamlet of Palenville, the beauty of our area inspired much of the Hudson River School of Painting.
Let it inspire your perfect vacation or sabbatical.

Guest Access

Your own private space suits 4 people wonderfully. Enjoy the large private backyard, organic veggie and herb garden, patio with outdoor seating and a grill. Rest or read in the shade of a maple in our swinging hammock

Interaction with Guests

We can be flexible. While you have your own space and we completely respect your privacy. We are always welcome conversation and are more than happy to help you guide you to the best the Catskills have to offer.

The Neighborhood

We're a sleepy hamlet. Well known as America's First Artist Colony. Birthplace of the Hudson River School of Art.

Getting around

Yes! The Trailways bus drops you off at the Circle W just 2 minutes from the house. We're happy to help you with luggage etc.

We also love to take the Amtrak. It's like a vacation at the beginning of the vacation. Take the train to Hudson and cab across the Rip VAn Winkle Bridge. This is the most scenic route and inspiration for many fine photographers.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Very nice and comfortable place among beautiful scenery. Great for staying with a group of friends (we were 4).Lea provided recommendations on places to visit and go out in the area

    November 2012
  • Our stay was very nice, as the place is located in an excellent location very near the mountains and with lot's to explore. It is an excellent place to rest, but not to spend all day since there is no living room. It was nice to arrive to some breakfast in the fridge for the next morning, Lea and Jeff are very nice and will make your stay very pleasant.

    October 2012
  • Jeff and Lea were an absolute delight. My boyfriend and I wanted quiet respite for the weekend and their loft apartment provided just that. Their place was immaculate and provided all the essentials for a weekend getaway. They even stocked with local eggs, bread and coffee. In fact I took a picture and am on the lookout out for the bread it was sooooo delicious! They had fun books (guides to hiking/bird watching, etc and had fun with the shiatsu book. There is a ton of stuff to do around the area and I wish we had had more time to explore the trails. We did go swimming/waterfall jumping at a spot about ten minutes walking.

    We ended up ziplining at Hunter Mountain one day and then 4-wheeling in Paterskill another day. We had a car so it was super easy to get around and the whole upstate region is beautiful in the summer. We were super sore in the morning so just stayed in bed and relaxed. The sheets were very silky soft and comfy. The AC also worked quite well. They provided an internet pass code so we ended up using our netflix. Bring an HDMI cable - they have a television/DVR combo. We also used their BBQ grill one afternoon and chilled out on the backyard patio furniture. (Also very clean) I recommend staying with Jeff and Lea - they were great hosts!

    August 2012
  • It was our second time at Jeff and Lea's. Their place got everything you need. The Kaaterskills falls and the North South lake are amazing.

    August 2012
  • Lea and Jeff's house is comfortable, and inviting. The surroundings were absolutely gorgeous and serene. Lea was super helpful and informative.
    Overall we had a great time and were very comfortable.

    August 2012
  • First of all, the location and house are charming. One enters through a sunroom with a comfortable set of couches and wide windows looking out onto the lane and the stream beyond. Two of a neighbors chickens pecked their way across the drive as we sat there one day. On entering the livingroom, my daughter was delighted to see the large screen tv on the right. I marveled at the plank flooring and the welcoming atmosphere. The kitchen is a cook's dream and the dining area is spacious with a lovely view. I took the back bedroom on the ground floor, generously offering the larger bed upstairs to my overworked child. We both slept extremely well after our late arrival and awoke to find a bag of quality coffee and breakfast fixings in the kitchen.
    Our days were spent wandering the area and watching movies. We found a farmer's market and indulged in a flurry of salad and dinner purchases. It is on the road to the Catskills and has fruits, vegetables, and really tasty homemade pesto sauce. We dined on local produce and savored the flavors of the food and the place. Wondrously refreshing.

    August 2012
  • Jeff and Lea were wonderful hosts. We had a lovely stay and enjoyed exploring all of the nearby swimming holes.

    July 2012
  • It's a lovely spot-- great location right next to a beautiful creek. The apartment itself is pretty small (its in the back of the house in the main photo). It's an eat-in kitchen and two bedrooms (no living room). If you are sleeping 4, just know that one room as a twin with a trundle that comes up to form a double (it's fine for a night or two).

    June 2012
  • Jeff and Lea are super nice! The place is perfect, right next to the river. A lot of great spots to visit around. We had such a great weekend there, we already want to go back!!

    June 2012
  • What a great apartment! Clean as a whistle, and eggs, fresh fruit, bread, jam, and butter were left for us for breakfast, along with coffee and an assortment of teas. Lea and Jeff were wonderful, providing excellent information on local swimming holes (great river swimming), restaurants, and hikes, and they were very patient with my numerous questions. The folks in the neighborhood were friendly too, which was a plus! We were two couples using the space, and it worked well. Highly recommended!

    May 2012
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He: Boston Shakespeare Company She: Purdue University, De Anza College, Hunter College
He: Family Entertainment / She: Sustainability Consultant
Love to hike, cycle, dance, dine, and swim. All great things to do in the Catskills. Jeff's lived here for 18 years and know all the best places to go, like secluded swimming holes with waterfalls, New World Home Cooking, and the Palenville - Platt Clove bicycle challenge. Lea loves to bake and share goodies with folks who come to stay. Jeff is famous in the North East for his soups and chili. We enjoy meeting new people and love to help folks discover the amazing Catskills.
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