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Studio and Sitting Room, the central area of the 22' x 33' Saphouse, a farm building under renovation as a studio and artist's home.  15' ceiling.  Plants decorating the loft. Durable plywood floor.Wild garden, native plants, at edge of woods.  Several cords of seasoned firewood stacked for use, visible upper right.
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Catskills Forest Artists Studio

Richard User Profile
Richard

Catskills Forest Artists Studio

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Richard is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Cabin, 22'x33',open plan w/ sleeping loft, at edge of forest. Artist's studio/old farm building - renovation in progress, e.g. plywood floor.
TWO NIGHT minimum.

Quiet. Views to forest, fields. Walk/hike/snowshoe in a 70 acre hardwood forest, beautiful each season.

Star gazing a special amenity. Fire flies June & July. Moths, birds, bees, other insects in season. Butterfly population dwindling. Mosquitos, some.

Untended 'yard' at forest's edge: wild flowers, grasses, ferns, trees.

Amenities

Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Kitchen

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

33 Reviews

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Shaina User Profile
Shaina
May 2018
Richard is a kind creative and thoughtful host with an incredible home. We loved drawing on the drawing tables, looking through an amazing library of art books and just generally peace-ing out there. We look forward to returning again!
Sara User Profile
Sara
May 2018
lovely house and area, an ideal experience is probably more suited to the cooler months than spring/summer.
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
A host is always chagrined when a guest has not found the lodging they were looking forward to. I regret Sara's disappointment but I want to point out that the Catskill Forest Artist Studio is not a hotel and not a resort. It is a working studio and comfortable home in a renovated -90% completed - farm building beside a forest. In the countryside, flying critters do get into a home and we have to open windows to let them get outside where they prefer to be. I do not fumigate because I don't want me or my guests in a toxic environment. Yes, sometimes you have to swat those who don't obey...with a period fly-swatter. I've added text to the description of the studio to alert guests that a wasp or moth might slip in an open door. The cleaning crew neglected to tell Sara where the window screens were, partly because they were burning a wood fire that same week. I apologize for those screens not being out, visible, and in place. I also want to point out that this is the first guest who had that experience and we will be vigilant to be sure it doesn't happen again.
May 2018
Juan User Profile
Juan
October 2017
Richard’s cabin is outstanding. Its location in the forest, secluded and in contact with nature, provides a breath of fresh air. It feels cozy and warm, and makes you feel at home from the beginning. Richard’s attention as a host was impeccable. He provided us with the necessary…
Anu User Profile
Anu
July 2016
Richard's serene studio in the woods was exactly what we were looking for on that steamy 4th of July weekend. It's a light-filled, thoughtfully constructed cabin that uses the space very well. We spent lovely evenings having wine and beer over a wood fire that we built outside…
Nick User Profile
Nick
January 2016
Our stay at Richard's charming cabin was perfect. Richard and Saphouse Sam gave us a warm welcome and answered our questions and curiosities. Richard was easy to get a hold of when we had another question come up mid-stay. Morning sun filled the cabin through the large east facin…
Sean User Profile
Sean
November 2015
Our stay at Richards's was exactly what we needed and what was described. It is a great escape and given the chance I would go back. Richard is a kind and gracious host with a talent for baking delicious pastries. We felt right at home and got into some great conversation with Ri…
Peter User Profile
Peter
October 2015
Our second trip was just as wonderful as our first. Beautiful late autumn weather made for wonderful scenery and relaxation. Richard is a warm and gracious host.

Hosted by Richard

United StatesJoined in September 2012
Richard User Profile
151 Reviews
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Richard is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I'm a landscape painter working in my own woods and in other forests of the Catskills, the hammock forests of Florida, and on the seacoast in Mass and Maine, and in New Mexico. I live in a renovated saphouse with one cat in the northwest Catskills on the dairy farm (now disused)…
Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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