Charming Cozy Cottage, Bethel Woods

House - Entire home/apt · Bethel Pl, Smallwood, NY 12786, United States

Comfortable 2 Bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 3. Located in the quaint hamlet of Smallwood, 90 mins from GW Bridge NYC. 5 miles from Bethel Woods. Enjoy the quiet, peaceful area close to lakes and restaurants or cook in large kit. Hosts are theatre folk.

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Comfortable 2 Bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 3. Located in the quaint hamlet of Smallwood, 90 mins from GW Bridge NYC. 5 miles from Bethel Woods. Enjoy the quiet, peaceful area close to lakes and restaurants or cook in large kit. Hosts are theatre folk.

The Space

Welcome to the Lower Catskill Mountains, NY

Weekly/weekend rentals from May through October.
Other months require a 2 week minimum and price TBD.
More rental information below. Please give us a minimum of 1 week's notice.

Charming cottage with sweet garden tucked away in the quaint hamlet of Smallwood, 5 miles from Bethel Woods, in the Catskills. 1 1/2 hours from George Washington Bridge, Manhattan. 100 miles from Midtown.

Cozy up to the fireplace on a cool evening. Large country kitchen, wireless and basic cable tv. Bring your cell phone but check to see if it works in our area.

The garden attracts humming birds, dragonflies, butterflies, and chipmunks. From the deck you can watch the family of deer in the woods across the road. (Last summer they added twins). A stream runs through the property.

This is the perfect retreat setting for a writer, musician, artist, or other creative people who are looking to get away. It's private, yet not secluded as neighbors are nearby. It's especially quiet during the week. Not so much on weekends.

Access to a beach at Mountain Lake is limited to guests staying a minimum of 4 weeks during July and August. Open access to Toronto Reservoir beach for guests staying any length of time.

Ice skating on Gabriel Lake at the end of the street in winter months.

Queen size bed, new firm mattress.
Small Twin, new firm mattress.

Cottage sleeps 2 adults only and one child. We are very strict about this.
No pets, we are very sorry.

Ceiling fans keep kitchen and living room cool in summer.

"Friends" just around the corner, serves burgers, basic American fare and an astonishing array of local and international beers. Live entertainment on summer weekends too.

Lakeside eating at White Lake and Kauneonga Lake a 10 minute drive.

Shop-rite in Monticello, 7 miles away.
Local Smallwood Deli - pizza, sandwiches etc, 1 mile away.
Plenty of local farmers markets for fruit and veggies are a drive away.

Antique stores and plenty of yard sales.

There is golfing and horseback riding nearby and of course swimming at the Smallwood Lake (Mountain Lake), Toronto Lake Reservoir, Lake Superior, and you can rent boats at White Lake.

In Smallwood itself, there is not a lot to do, except relax and swim BBQ, watch the birds and the bees, walk around the lake, and picnic at Minnie Falls. We love it.

Bethel Woods, site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
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Weekly rental from May through September.
Other months require a 2 week minimum and price TBD.
Summer rental by the month: $2200.

1 week - 6 nights - $700
July 4th week - 7 nights - $850
Labor Day Week - 7 nights - $850
Other Holiday Weeks, please inquire.
During winter months, there will be heating surcharge.

May - Sept/Oct
2 nights - $350
3 nights - $450
4 nights - $550
5 nights - $600
6 nights - $650
7 nights - $700

Security Deposit, - $350
Cleaning Fee - $55

All utilities (except for the colder months) and local taxes are included.

Airbnb does, however, charge you a small fee also, so check that out.


PLEASE NOTE: We only accept reservations from people with completed profiles and more than one verification.

Guest Access

Whole house.

Getting around

You do need a car.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $2150 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $55
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I stayed in the Cottage during the first ever Mysteryland USA on the grounds of Woodstock '69. It was the perfect silent and peaceful haven to come home to after spending the days working at the festival. Ann and her husband gave me a warm welcome and everything was clean, spacious and easy. Glad I booked an extra day to enjoy reading a book lying in the tall grass by the lake enjoying glorious sunshine and birdsong. Utter bliss.

    In the area I can recommend Java Love for organic food and perfect coffees and across the road delicious pulled pork at Bubba's BBQ.

    May 2014
  • We had a terrific time. The cottage is very sweet, nicely furnished and very comfortable. Neighbors are close by which we liked but it was also very quiet and peaceful. No traffic. Perfect escape. All the essentials were provided, towels, blankets, linens, etc. Well stocked kitchen if you feel like cooking. We enjoyed the fireplace in the cooler evenings with a glass of wine. During the day, walking to the lake, local antiquing and some great restaurants at Kauneonga Lake. Our hosts were easy to communicate with and responsive to any questions and requests. We loved our stay.

    May 2014
  • Ann was a wonderful, conscious host. The cabin was cozy, clean, and well-suited to our needs. Communication with Ann was prompt and courteous, and the area in which the cabin is located is a nice jumping-off point for exploring the Catskills region. The area was a bit difficult to navigate, but once familiar, we found that there were cultural activities, lovely walking trails, and great restaurants in close proximity. Bethel Woods, the restaurants on Kauneonga Lake, and Toronto Reservoir are particular highlights. We were very happy with our stay in Ann's cabin, and highly recommend it!

    July 2013
  • This little house is so adorable. It's extremely clean, well-maintained, and charming in every way. The kitchen is unusually large and well-stocked. We took daily walks through the tall forests to the lake and pond. We stayed here in summer, but I would love to visit in the winter and enjoy a fire in the gorgeous fireplace.

    There is a well and the water has been tested as safe to drink, but we used bottled water to drink and cook with.

    The owner of the cabin has filled her home and its grounds with delightful touches. It was lovely to fall asleep to the sounds of the stream in the yard and wake to birdsong. No traffic whatsoever. In a month, I probably heard four cars pass by.

    If you are a writer, this cottage makes a great retreat. There's even a little bedroom set up with a desk and shelving.

    My husband loved being so close to the Bethel Arts Center, the historical site for 1969 Woodstock concert. It's only four miles down the road!

    July 2013
  • Wonderful stay, fully equipped, charming cottage, and so peaceful. Everything I needed was there. Clean and comfortable. J.Ann was a wonderful host, answered all questions promptly and cheerfully. Though I rented the cottage to visit friends in the area, will come back this summer for an extended stay. Loved it. Especially the deer sightings of the twins!

    October 2012
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I am a writer, my husband is retired. We love theatre and we love Smallwood! My new hobby is gardening, back breaking but oh oh, so rewarding.
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