About this listing
Step into a magical winter wonderland or a mid summer night's dream...this cozy home has the feeling and charm of a story book cottage! Nestled amongst trees upon a hill, beside a sparkling fresh water lake, you will leave enchanted and renewed.
Snuggle up by a warm fire this holiday season. Ski, snow shoe, sled, ice skate in your backyard or choose from one of 4 popular ski destinations all within a 20-30 mile radius of the cottage: Windham, Hunter, Plattekill, and/or Belleayre ski resorts. Nestled on a hill beside a pristine 25 acre non-motor boat mountain lake, our cottage is the perfect destination any season of the year. While summer offers great swimming, fishing and canoeing, Autumn offers brilliant foliage, apple picking and harvest festivals, and winter blesses us with white fluffy mountain snow and cozy wood burning fires to chat with old time friends. Spring is a time of renewal and observing the first blossoms is always a treat! The cottage interior is knotty pine with cathedral ceilings and wooden beams and hosts 2 bedrooms with an additional upstairs sleeping loft. Each bedroom has a double bed and fresh linens and towels are provided. There is one bathroom with a shower and tub. The downstairs is an open lay out with kitchen/living/and dining room all connected. Glass sliding doors open up to a nice size deck with outdoor seating and a grill for barbecuing. A large fire pit is situated 50 ft from the cottage beside the lake, perfect for roasting marshmallows, singing or telling stories or just watching the clear night starry skies. Amenities include a 15 ft trampoline, wooden swing set with play loft, tree house, hammocks, swings, slides, sand boxes, sleds, use of canoe and paddle boat, kids' toys, movies, books, musical instruments (including an organ). Each room has a t.v. with dvd/vhs player and wifi. Located 3 hours from NYC in the village of South Kortright. Nearby towns include Hobart, aka, "book village of the Catskills," Stamford, Bloomville, Bovina, Roxbury, Delhi, Andes, Oneonta, Windham, Hunter and Cooperstown.
fully stocked kitchen
lake for swimming,fishing,boating and ice skating
use of canoe and paddle boat
15 ft trampoline with slide
wooden swing set with play loft, monkey bars, slide and swings
2 sand boxes
children's tree house
volley ball/badminton net with all equipment
bikes and sleds depending on season
2 barbecue grills
lakeside picnic table
wifi and landline telephone service
a television in each room with dvd, vhs player and several movies to choose from
stereo system with radio, tape, cd and record player - plenty of cd's and records to listen to books to browse through
electric organ for entertaining
children's toys, puzzles and board games
Interaction with Guests
Upon arrival we greet our guests and make sure to be available in case they need anything during their stay!
It's beautiful, quiet and peaceful! We not only have the lake but we also have rolling hills and valleys and fresh air and there is an increasing appreciation for the arts, literature and home grown food and sustainable living! In winter we have the luxury of being situated between four ski resorts all within a 30 mile radius of the house.
Adirondack Trailways is a bus service that leaves from NYC to Stamford, New York 2x per day. Stamford is only a six mile drive from the cottage. Pick up is available upon request.
Other Things to Note
Bring yourself and a smile and leave your worries behind! Private yoga and/or art lessons and babysitting service available upon request. Great potential for hosting a summer camp, retreat, private party, special event/ workshop or small wedding. Email or call for details!
Smoking is prohibited inside the house.