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Catskills Forest Artist Studio

Barn hosted by Richard
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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Reconstructed historical farm building - sap house - on a beautiful, quiet, dead-end country road, perched on the forest edge. Open plan building with lots of natural light, sleeping loft, kitchen, bathroom, living room area, artist studio space, outdoor porch, backyard with cinder grill and picnic table. Renovation in progress. Views to forest and fields. Walk/hike/snowshoe in a 70 acre hardwood forest and experience the beauty of the seasons. Cat on premise.

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Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress

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Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Free parking on premises
Hangers
Dedicated workspace
Heating
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Free street parking
Smoke alarm

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East Meredith, New York, United States

The natural beauty, relative isolation on the dead-end road, and quietness of the neighborhood are highly valued by the host and other persons who live on the one mile road. Road maintenance is excellent. Snowplowed by 7am after a 12" snow previous night. Sometimes there will be cross country trails depending on neighbors and previous guests. Be prepared to make your own hiking, There are presently no marked trails - cross country skiers, snowshoe, hikers - within the 70 acre forest. Bring your compass for orientation. Many open views for orientation and the pleasure of viewing the landscape.

In summer the West Kortright Centre, 1/2 mi. down the road, has terrific programming. WestKC.org for list of concerts, workshops, exhibitions which of course have been affected by Covid-19 reality.

Delhi, the nearest village, 12 mi., has food shopping. Good Cheap Food on Main Street highly recommended for whole, organic foods, meats, fresh fish on weekends, fresh vegetables. Stone & Thistle Farm, a few miles down the road sells eggs, meat (beef, poultry, lamb, goat, pork, sausage). There's also a supermarket, Price Chopper in Delhi or Oneonta. And Blue Bee restaurant and Quarter Moon Cafe.

Bloomville has Table on Ten; interesting destination. Hobart has English pub, Bull and Garland.

A great Sunday morning breakfast destination, Buck Hill Farm, near Jefferson. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) for info and directions. Pancakes, maple syrup, sausage. Recommended!

Cooperstown, a pleasant 45 min. drive north, is a great destination. Ommegang Brewery, Fenimore Art Museum, Farmer's Museum, Baseball Hall of Fame. And handsome Otsego Lake, 7 mi. + long. Otesaga Hotel on the lake has great Sunday brunch and great views of the lake.

Andes, a nearby mountain town, has galleries, local history, and Two Old Tarts, 30 minutes away via NY28.

In Oneonta, B Side Ballroom. Good food, Sometimes live music. Also Green Earth Cafe on Market Street.

Hosted by Richard

Joined in September 2012
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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) that I grew up on. I trained as a painter at Univ. of Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Pratt Institute. For twenty years I worked as a museum director, principally of historic religion utopias like the Shakers and the Perfectionists at Oneida, but went back to my studio full time twenty years ago. I built this small post-and-beam cabin four years ago - Catskill Forest Cabin Retreat/AIRBNB/682997 - as a place for other painters, friends, and strangers to stay, rest, and explore the forest that I own with my brother. It's hard maple, ash, black cherry, beech and basswood, and formerly was tapped for maple syrup making but not now. Visitors can make arrangements for drawing and painting instruction and critiques. I offer instruction for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced who are looking for a new depth in their work. I used to cut and split my own fire wood; now I buy some and ask campers to bring in 'approved' firewood, that is, firewood treated in a wood kiln to kill Emerald Ash Borer which is a threat to our ash trees. I do get to NYC occasionally to see exhibitions, old friends, and enjoy the city. And I travel a fair amount by auto in the Southeast and Southwest. The upper Midwest and Northwest are coming up soon I hope. Cell phone reception is spotty but not impossible in these hills and I now have broadband wifi (after years of waiting). No TV: I read natural history of trees, fiction, poetry, spirituality and landscape.
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 l…
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  • Denise And Tom
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Guests welcomed by owner or a co-host, depending on time of arrival, to answer questions and instruct the use of wood stove and LP (liquid propane ) heating units, one in studio, one in bathroom. House manual available. Included are instructions for self check-in for late arrivals. Please read House Manual for using wood stove.
Guests welcomed by owner or a co-host, depending on time of arrival, to answer questions and instruct the use of wood stove and LP (liquid propane ) heating units, one in studio, o…
Richard is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500
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