Cozy Campfires under Starlit Skies

House - Entire home/apt · Alameda Rd, South Kortright, NY 13842, United States

The Space

Snuggle up by a warm fire. Watch the geese and ducks on our 25 acre non-motor boat pristine lake! Listen to bull frogs under a night sky. Go for a hike. Watch the garden grow, the fruit trees and berry bushes blossom. There are plenty of things to do nearby: antiquing, book shops, art galleries, bowling & billiards, golf courses, horse back riding, local restaurants and cafes. The house comes fully equipped with all your basic necessities plus high speed internet, televisions with vhs and dvd players and a diverse movie & book collection. Fresh towels and linens provided. Kitchen has electric stove, refrigerator, juicer, food processor, coffee maker, pots and pans. Outside seating with barbecue, fire pit by the lake, use of canoe, fishing, swimming, 15 ft trampoline, hammocks, wavy slide and swings in the trees! The cottage is located 3 hours from NYC in the northern Catskill region. About 2 miles down the road is the the Delaware River, perfect for kayaking and trout fishing! Also, be sure to bike, hike or take a country stroll down the Catskill Rail Trail and visit the nearby village of Hobart, aka, "the book village of the Catskills". For more information or to make a reservation please contact Kirsten at (phone number hidden).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $25 / night after 6 guests
Weekly Price: $1350 /week
Monthly Price: $3500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Kristen and her family were extremely accommodating, sweet and a pleasure to work with. Her home is lovely, and set in a idyllic lakeside location, nearby Hunter Mountain and the Catskills. Her home is a unique, cozy and an aesthetically pleasing cabin. Her talented husband's artwork adorns the walls, the fireplace heats the entire home (kept us more than warm in 10 degree weather), and they keep it stocked with board games, movies and a FABULOUS music selection. It was the perfect weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. My only suggestion for other guests who visit during the winter months is to make sure your car has 4WD, as the property is located at the top of steep mountain road. Although, Kristen graciously offered to help get us up the hill if we ran into any trouble:) Thanks again - can't wait to visit in the Summer!

    February 2014
  • Cozy Campfires provided a wonderful weekend retreat. The house was perfect for 3 couples and provided plenty of activities- we canoed, played on football on the yard, found a local hiking spot, and enjoyed the firepit at night. The lake was beautiful and the area was very quiet. We'll be back!

    October 2012
  • Sasha and Kirsten are such gracious and kind hosts! On our arrival, they warmly welcomed us and showed us around the property. The house was comforting and peaceful - and we enjoyed it immensely. The property reflects the care and thoughtfulness of the owners. I enjoyed use of the fireplace, canoe and trampoline. Furthermore, there are a wide-variety of music, books and videos to keep yourself occupied. I had a terrific time with my family and would recommend this property to anyone.

    October 2012
  • it was Thursday afternoon at 2pm...needed a place to stay, dialed up Kirsten on AirBnB...she responded within an hour, and we were good to go! Overall great people, Sasha and Kirsten are amazing hosts and have a beautiful property. Hope to stay here again one day

    October 2012
  • Kirsten and her family were sweet and generous when we arrived early for our check in. Her husband kept us entertained and showed us around the property, which was quite beautiful. The home, firepit, and lake were perfect and picturesque, and had the most relaxing time for our short stay. Will definitely be staying here again! Highly recommended

    October 2012
  • We had a fantastic time in Kirsten's beautiful house. She and her husband are very welcoming and the scenery is gorgeous.
    There are great hikes and horse riding nearby.

    September 2012
  • Recommended. House was just as described and served as a good home base for exploring the Catskills and central New York. Nice place to spend a rainy afternoon, too.

    July 2012
  • We had a fantastic time at the cabin. Extremely warm, stunning location with amazing access to the lake. Altogether a perfect weekend escape and one I will be recommending to others. Thank you!

    November 2013
  • Overall, we had a pretty good stay. We were greeted warmly and the accommodations were lovely. It truly was a cozy getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. The property itself had plenty to offer to enjoy nature. My only complaint would have to be the 2 goats situated on the property. They really did become a nuisance and can be rambunctious at times. Our host was apologetic and I can only hope that the situation would be rectified for future stays. Otherwise, it was a lovely place and have only kind words for our hosts.

    October 2013
    Kirsten
    Response from Kirsten:

    This is the first time anything like this ever happened. Normally the goats travel with us wherever we go, so when we rent the house they are usually with us. This time however, our guests were only staying for one night so we decided to keep the goats in their goat house enclosure that is situated across the road from the house, not thinking in a million years that they could escape, as we worked SO SO hard to make it a sturdy and reliable home for them. Somehow, they escaped and we were not on the premises to remedy the situation in time. I feel awful about this mishap and it will certainly not happen again!

  • Kirsten's lake house is a wonderful gateway from the city. It provides everything you would need. Kirsten and Sasha are both very sweet and helpful. Looking forward to coming back!

    October 2013
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