Waterfalls and Swimming Holes

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

The Space

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.


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 Amtrak 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.

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

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.

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

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
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1100 /week
Monthly Price: $2900 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • What a relaxing and wonderful weekend! Jeff and Lea were so great and their B&B is beautiful. They called us a cab from the train station which was waiting to pick us up right when we arrived! They gave us great advice on local restaurants, shops and hiking trails and were so accommodating. The rooms are beautiful, with lots of natural light and fresh air, books and movie galore! The perfect way to experience the area. Thanks so much!

    April 2014
  • It was great staying at Jeff and Lea's place We rented the 2 bedroom apartment upstairs for our ski trip. My mom and my two boys came with me and it was the perfect size.

    Jeff and Lea offered great advice on places to eat and things to do even before we arrived there by email.

    One of the best things was to find food in the kitchen to make a good breakfast, this was really handy when you have kids and are trying to be early for the mountain.

    My kids felt in love with their two dogs, until this day they said they loved their 'kissy dog'.

    This place is perfect if you ski in Hunter since it is 15 min away, we skied at Windham Mountain which was like 30 mint away, It was a bit far but we also ended up enjoying the Catskills scenery and learning about new places.

    Thank you Jeff and Lea, we hope to see you soon

    December 2013
  • We had a great stay with Jeff and Lea. They are THE NICEST PEOPLE. Lea was super accommodating and helpful, always with a big bright smile :) They are super chill and understanding about everything.
    The area is very pretty, Kaaterskill Falls is close-by, we went hiking in the icy and cold, but i still loved it, worth the trip. The house is right in front of the stream and its really nice to hear the water when you wake up in the morning. Very, very comfortable and clean, and the upper part of the house where we were staying has a huge bed and great heating.

    December 2013
  • We had a wonderful weekend at Jeff and Lea's. The house in a quiet setting and their upstairs apartment was very cosy, comfortable and impeccably clean. They provided breakfast goodies including delicious local apples and made every effort to make us feel at home and insure that we had a great stay. Highly recommended! Thanks Jeff and Lea!

    November 2013
  • Jeff and Lea's home offers the perfect mountain escape for New Yorkers looking to get out of the city. We had plenty of space and everything we needed in order to cook our own meals and relax a little in front of the TV after a big hike. Local restaurants and stores are all within walking distance, and you just can't beat staying right across from Kaaterskill Creek. Jeff and Lea were also fantastic hosts. They were very happy to offer advice and tips on the area. Highly recommend!

    October 2013
  • Great lodgings in a great location! Jeff hooked us up with a list of local places to eat which was really helpful too. I enjoyed my stay!

    September 2013
  • My husband and I have stayed here a few times before, and as always, it was a fabulous stay. Lea went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed and was so very accommodating when we had to switch our vacation dates at the last minute due to a sick pet.

    The place had everything we needed and we had a restful, great time. I'm sure we'll be back again.

    August 2013
  • We had an awesome time staying at Jeff and Lea's apartment in the Catskills. It is a separate apartment in the top floor of their house with a kitchen/living room and two decent-sized bedrooms. It's compact, but our family of 4 adults and two kids had no problem fitting in. Location is perfect, it sits along a stream that has many little waterfalls and swimming holes. Close by are the large Kaaterskill Falls and Hunter Mountain is around 20 mins away. Jeff and Lea were lovely hosts providing breakfast and allowing our 6 year old son to play with their son for pretty much the whole time we were there. In fact, that was the highlight of the trip for him was playing with their son and other kids in the neighborhood. It was a perfect relaxing mini-getaway for us.

    August 2013
  • We enjoyed our mini stay. Thank you for the apples! However, I should note that if you want a place all to yourself, this is not the property for you.

    July 2013
  • Jeff and Lea were great hosts. They provided lots of enthusiasm, recommendations and breakfast items in the fridge.

    The place is a little on the small side for 2 couples - no living area.

    This is a great base for exploring everything the local area has to offer.

    May 2013
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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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