Waterfalls Swimming Luxury Historic Home on Stream


Entire home hosted by Lea And Jeff

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Fast wifi at 117 Mbps, plus a dedicated workspace in a private room.
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Peaceful 1892 Brought to modern, hidden classic on the stream. Once part of the Catskill Mountain House, when you arrive at this amazing light and airy building you'll find serenity. From the covered front porch where you will sip your morning coffee to the deep soaker tub, cherry cook's kitchen and stunning dining room the place is ethereal with natural light. Stargaze at night.

Dine in your private backyard with a great grill and relax in the hammock.

Family Friendly!

The space
Dive into an amazing retreat like experience. This beautifully remodeled historic home has 3 large, sunny super comfortable beautifully appointed bedrooms and a quiet office that converts to a bedroom for those who might want to commute remotely.

Full cook's kitchen with a sub Zero fridge and space to relax.

The enormous living room is great for relaxing after a day on the mountain or use the space as a yoga studio.

Let our healing waters lull you into relaxation and rejuvenation in the super deep soaking tub. Or take a dip in the swimming hole just 50 yards from the house.

Sip morning coffee on the front porch and watch the Kaaterskill Creek flow by.

Stargaze at night, and enjoy the retreat like tranquility.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Beach access
Fast wifi – 117 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
160" TV with Roku
EV charger
Free washer – In unit

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Where you’ll be

Palenville, New York, United States

This home is nestled in the tiny hamlet of Palenville on the most beautiful stream in the Catskills. On the Kaaterskill Clove, America's First Artist Colony and the home of the Hudson River School of Design. You'll recognize views from masters paintings and will love the local flavor.

It's an easy stroll to the Circle W, Fernwood Restaurant and the post office.

This amazing spot has it all ideally located between
The swimming hole - 50 yards!

Kaaterskill Falls - 5 Minutes

Hunter Mountain - 18 minutes

HITS - Horse Shows in the Sun - 8 minutes
Antiquing in the unspoiled Tannersville - 5 minutes
Choose your spot to Ice Climb all up Kaaterskill Clove - as close as 2 minutes
Woodstock's shopping, restaurants and fun - 14 minutes

The Hudson River - 12 minutes
Located in the sleepy hamlet of Palenville,. The beauty of our area inspired much of the Hudson River School of Painting. Let it inspire your perfect vacation.
Easy stroll to the Circle W for breakfast.
All this just 1 hour and 45 minutes from the George Washington bridge.

Dine at La Doria, American Glory BBQ, Pancho Villas, Mamma's Boy Burgers, or Maggie's Krooked Cafe in Tannersville (5 minutes)

Enjoy Woodstock's shopping, restaurants and fun

Photo safari along the Hudson at the Saugerties Light House 12 minutes drive.

Dine in or curbside pick up in Saugerties and try The Main Street Cafe, The Red Onion, or The Dutch Ale House.

Enjoy Woodstock's outdoor/indoor dining and curbside pick up
Enjoy home cooked meals with organic and local ingredients at The Circle W Bistro.  Indoor or Grab and Go our local brew at Rip Van Winkle Brewery.

We're easy to get to via bus. (Drops you off in the center of the Hamlet.) Or take the Amtrak to Hudson and grab a cab or Enterprise rental car across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. (One of the most beautiful trips you'll ever take.) All you'll need is within easy walking distance of the house.

Located in the sleepy hamlet of Palenville, the beauty of our area inspired the Hudson River School of Painting. Let it inspire your perfect vacation or sabbatical.

Private space, great big backyard with a grill and organic veggies.  (Help yourself to tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peas, herbs, and more. Relax in the hammock

It's a Hamlet, sleepy, neighborly, tiny. Lots of great amenities, a world class down home bistro who creates the most amazing baked goodies, salads, creative soups and grilled treats, 2 awesome restaurants (One of which has creekside dining with rocking seasonal music, library, post office, gas station.  All this and an amazing view of the stars.  The Milky-way is closer here, it's a wonder you'll want to catch.)

Enjoy a concert at the historic Maverick or live theater at the Woodstock Playhouse. The Woodstock Film Festival, held each October, is a movie lovers delight and the Woodstock Writers Festival is an intellectual odyssey .

Summer is the time for H.I.T.S., a major equestrian event located in Saugerties, just minutes away. Saugerties also provides easy access to the Hudson River for boating and sailing. The village itself is home to renowned pubs, restaurants and a variety of shops, including unique antique stores where you'll hunt for potential treasures. There are numerous Farmers Market is open all year round.

Hunter Mountain (18 minutes), provides a wide range of winter and summer activities. Hunter is and Windham are the major ski resorts (ours is a year-round vacation rental).

The Catskill Mountain Foundation offers classes in the arts and many craft and culinary events, 23Arts, The Catskill Jazz Factory and The Kindred Spirits Jazz Thursdays are some of the culture available just minutes from the door.

Got a sweet tooth?  We're just 5 minutes walk from the best pastries in the region.

Nature lovers will appreciate the access to hiking and fishing. Trout fishing is less than a block from the house and the Kaaterskill Clove trail heads are within 3 blocks.

We're a green Airbnb. All of our cleaning solutions exceed Green Seal standards, all paint is zero-VOC, we recycle, grow organically and HEPA vacuum meticulously. We are happy to stock anything special you may want.

Want to know more about the history or our area?

Catskill Stream is snuggled into an area so rich in history, where legend begat fact, that the neighborhood adds another layer of wonder to an already stunning setting.

It was this immediate area of Palenville that Washington Irving borrowed in 1819 for the setting for the epic slumber and awakening of "Rip Van Winkle," drawing the then-young country's attention to the area. A few years later, the first of the pioneering artists of what became known as the Hudson River School of painting were pulled here, too.

Thomas Cole, Kaaterskill
Thomas Cole, The Falls of the Kaaterskill, 1826

The young Thomas Cole first visited here in 1825, to sketch nearby Kaaterskill Falls and other spots. The paintings he made from those sketches moved many other artists to flock to the area to try to capture it's awe-inspiring beauty, not only on canvas but also in poetry and prose.

Their glorious works, widely reproduced in the major periodicals of the day, attracted so many visitors that they in turn spurred the popularity of grand mountaintop hotels, which became favored destinations for all the giants of the 19th and early 20th century.

The famed Catskill Mountain House, in 1823 the first resort in America, was as legendary in its time as any playground of the famous and powerful today. The Mountain House, and the others that followed, like the Hotel Kaaterskill and the Laurel House, attracted Twain, Sherman, Presidents Arthur and Grant, along with nobility and notables from all over the world.

This is the real Catskill Mountains, not the vacation areas in the foothills to the southeast that long ago misappropriated the name. The justly famed Kaaterskill Falls, the tallest in New York State, rendered and made famous by all the major Hudson River School artists, is no more than four miles up the road!

The Mountain House, Hotel Kaaterskill and the Laurel House, widely-famed landmarks in their day, are all gone now. The depression of the 1930's, fire, and the march of time eventually brought their reign to the end, and the once imposing structures demolished. But the scenery is now even more sublime since the area has reverted to its natural state, and man made structures no longer interfere.

Asher Durand, who bought one of Thomas Cole's original three paintings of the region, painted this tribute to his friends William Cullen Bryant and Cole after the latter's passing. It shows his interpretation of a spot in the Kaaterskill Clove, borrowing various features from different locations. It is regarded as a defining work of the Hudson River School.

The Hudson River School Art Trail — Hike to the nearby sites made famous by the painters of the Hudson River School.

"Cedar Grove" — the Thomas Cole House in the nearby Town of Catskill, a national historic site.

"Olana" — The Frederick Church House, in Hudson, NY, hailed by many as the queen of the Hudson Valley estates.

The Wadsworth Atheneum's renowned Hudson River School collection, the finest of its kind, contains over 65 Hudson River landscapes, including thirteen of Thomas Cole's. The paintings are currently traveling as an exhibit in Europe (9/08). Founder Daniel Wadsworth was one of Cole's most important patrons.

Check out this book: "Kaaterskill - From the Catskill Mountain House to the Hudson River School"
Published by the Mountain Top Historical Society,
Black Dome Press, 1993

Hosted by Lea And Jeff

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Love to hike, cycle, dance, dine, and swim. All great things to do in the Catskills. Jeff's lived here for 18 years and know all the best places to go, like secluded swimming holes with waterfalls, New World Home Cooking, and the Palenville - Platt Clove bicycle challenge. Lea loves to bake and share goodies with folks who come to stay. Jeff is famous in the North East for his soups and chili. We enjoy meeting new people and love to help folks discover the amazing Catskills.
Love to hike, cycle, dance, dine, and swim. All great things to do in the Catskills. Jeff's lived here for 18 years and know all the best places to go, like secluded swimming hol…


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