Barn hosted by Richard
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
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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…
During your stay
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
- Language: Español
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Things to know
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No parties or events
Pets are allowed