Cozy Campfires Under Starlit Skies
Hosted by Kirsten
Kirsten is the host.
7 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
7 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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!

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!

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Extra people $30 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $200
Weekly Discount: 16%
Weekend Price $195 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Smoking is prohibited inside the house.


2 nights minimum stay

51 Reviews

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Lissa User Profile
July 2017
My family of 4 loved this place. The options of things for our kids to play with was endless from outdoor items to indoor. They were never bored. The area is nice and quiet but not so quiet that I felt my children couldn't be outside being kids.

Mito User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful time at Kirsten & Sasha's lake house. We had campfires by the lake, swam in the warm water, used the paddleboat, kayaks and canoe, grilled dinners outside on the deck, took walks in the woods nearby, and watched movies at night from their extensive DVD/VHS collection. The shower had great water pressure and was nice and hot, and there was enough internet to look up hikes nearby and check email, but not for much more, which was just fine. The accommodations were comfortable, just a heads up that it's their home and not primarily a rental property AirBnB., so there's not any closet or drawer space and there are a lot of kids toys, but the flip side is that it's very homey and charming and there are a lot of fun musical instruments and games to play. We would definitely come again, and recommend highly!

Charles User Profile
July 2016
The lake is beautiful and our kids had a blast playing outside, but I can't recommend this rental to anyone in good faith, for the following reasons. 1. The house and bedding clearly had not been cleaned before our visit. We spent our first day cleaning the kitchen and washing all the bedding. I asked Kristen that the cleaning fee be totally refunded but was only offered a 50% refund on it. 2. There were a total of three forks and three bath towels in the entire house. 3. The playground equipment was not well maintained, making it somewhat dangerous for small kids. To give just one example, there was a hole in the trampoline. If you're looking for a clean and uncluttered house with a well appointed kitchen, I would look elsewhere. If you're willing to overlook things like the details above, the outdoor space and lake are pretty fantastic.

Kurt User Profile
March 2016
The host canceled this reservation 116 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Katia User Profile
December 2015
My family and I had the most wonderful time staying at Kristen's place. The cabin was very cozy, the family was easy to reach if we had questions, and the area was very beautiful. I would love to return some day during the summer as I went in the winter - it is quite a special place! A little oasis on it's own lake.

Faruk User Profile
October 2015
A magnificent home in a very peaceful location in front of the lake, was just as beautiful as it looks in the photo. Kristen was super thoughtful, she warmed the place and put the best radio station on before we arrived to the house. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and the music! :) We already started planning for our next stay, it was amazing! Highly recommended!

Rebecca User Profile
June 2015
We decided to get out of the city and head to the mountains for the weekend. We were greeted by Sasha who showed us around the grounds and made us feel very welcome and at home. Everything at the cabin was as awesome and relaxing as we anticipated. There are plenty of amenities and activities that made our stay very enjoyable. We went kayaking, played with the resident pet bunnies, bounced a bit on the trampoline, chopped some wood, and lounged around on the hammocks during the day. We barbecued and played music on the deck in the evening. At night we got cozy around the fire pit by the lake and made s’mores. Late night we enjoyed watching some of the collection of movies on VHS and DVD. The cabin itself is a work of art filled with color and charm. We had so much fun we didn’t want to leave and will definitely be returning back sometime soon.

South Kortright, New York, United StatesJoined in May 2012
Kirsten User Profile

Happy Country Girl!
I've been around the world but there's no place like home and family....I am thoroughly enjoying motherhood and all it comes with. Nature calms me down and reminds me to be patient. Our home is a little sanctuary away from all the hustle and bustle of reality. The door to faery-land is here. Step in.

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