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Balsam Mountain House

SuperhostShandaken, New York, United States
Entire house hosted by Sam & Stefanie
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
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Enjoy our 1970's modern home nestled in the Castkill Moutains. The house is privately situated adjacent to NY state protected forest with beautiful mountain views.

The space
The open kitchen faces the mountains and is equipped with a professional Bertazzoni range, All Clad cookware, Shun knives, a food processor, a Mochamaster coffee pot, a burr grinder, water kettle, toaster, and all the cooking and baking essentials you will need.

In the main living area, southern exposures and a double-sided fire will keep everyone warm in the winter, whether you’re in the living room or sitting at the dining table. Guests have access to an Apple TV connected projector, a record player, an iPhone speaker jack, and decks of cards and board games for slow mornings and long evenings. The living area nearly doubles in size in the spring, summer and fall months with use of the massive front deck. Guests have access to a charcoal grill, lounge chairs and an outdoor living area with an open fire pit.

All three bedrooms have king-size beds (one of the rooms can instead be set up as 2 twin beds if needed, which guests should specify at the time of booking), individual thermostats, and closet space to unpack your clothes and store your luggage.

In both bathrooms you will find Aesop hand products, Restoration Hardware linens, a hairdryer and ceiling heat lamps. The master en-suite bathroom has a shower and tub and the guest bathroom has a stall shower.

FOR FAMILIES:
The third bedroom can be set up as a kids' room with 2 twin beds. Also available to families with small children are:
- a folding full-size crib & mattress (please bring your own crib sheets)
- two folding sleep mats for toddlers (please bring your own sheets)
- safety rails for the twin beds
- baby bjorn bouncer
- Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair
- Kids plates and bowls (bamboo), cups and silverware (stainless steel)
- bath toys
- wood toys & books (for babies and preschoolers)

Guest access
Guests have access to the entire home and its surrounding property.

Other things to note
This house is up a mountain and in the woods, so keep in mind:

- in the winter: there are several steep hills on the road to access the property— the road and our driveway will be plowed regularly when it snows, but you will need 4-wheel drive in the winter to access the house.
- In the summer: keep the screens on doors and windows closed during the summer and early fall... the words are buggy!
- We do not accept pets in the house, no exceptions
- Occasionally the internet may go out, but there is cell phone service on the property, so you will only truly disconnect if you actively choose it.
Enjoy our 1970's modern home nestled in the Castkill Moutains. The house is privately situated adjacent to NY state protected forest with beautiful mountain views.

The space
The open kitchen faces the mountains and is equipped with a professional Bertazzoni range, All Clad cookware, Shun knives, a food processor, a Mochamaster coffee pot, a burr grinder, water kettle, toaster, and all the cook…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Free parking on premises
Iron
Hangers
TV
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
Heating

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Location

Shandaken, New York, United States

15 minutes or less to: the Pines restaurant, Phoenicia Diner, Woodstock Brewing, Peekamoose Restaurant and Tap, downtown Phoenicia, Belleayre Ski Resort, hiking trailheads for Panther Mtn and Tremper Mtn, and some great summer watering holes.

20 minutes to: Westkill Brewing, Scribners Lodge, downtown Hunter, and Hunter Mountain ski resort

30 minutes to: Deer Mountain Inn, downtown Woodstock, and hiking at Kaaterskill Falls.
15 minutes or less to: the Pines restaurant, Phoenicia Diner, Woodstock Brewing, Peekamoose Restaurant and Tap, downtown Phoenicia, Belleayre Ski Resort, hiking trailheads for Panther Mtn and Tremper Mtn, and…

Hosted by Sam & Stefanie

Joined in November 2011
  • 46 Reviews
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Sam is a creator and partner at Manhattan’s popular El Rey Coffee Bar and Luncheonette, and a partner and co-creative director for USA-made clothing brand Victor Athletics. Stefanie is a freelance urban design consultant and project manager for ARCHIVE (Architecture for Health).
Sam is a creator and partner at Manhattan’s popular El Rey Coffee Bar and Luncheonette, and a partner and co-creative director for USA-made clothing brand Victor Athletics. Stefani…
During your stay
We will not interact with guests directly during their stay, but we are available 24/7 to answer any questions that may come up.
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  • Languages: English, Français, Español
  • Response rate: 81%
  • Response time: within a day
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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