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
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)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • 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
  • 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
    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
  • We had a wonderful stay! The house is located on a beautiful little lake and the property has everything you'd need and more. My daughters loved the trampoline and playground. It was wonderful for them to be able to take care of the bunny. And Kirsten was kind enough to let us take care of the goats, who provided us with lots of laughs. My daughters enjoyed playing the musical instruments in the house. Smores on the campfire were the evening highlight for them. After the kids went to bed, we'd start a fire in the wood burning stove and watch a movie from Kirsten and Sasha's huge collection. Star gazing was amazing as well. The area is full of bucolic scenery and wonderful little farms. I honestly couldn't have asked for more from our 4 day escape from the city. Sasha and Kirsten were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and their 3 kids were super sweet. We'll certainly be back!

    October 2013
  • I had a wonderful time in Kirsten's cozy cabin in the Catskills! The lake is beautiful, especially glowing with autumn colors, and the house lives up to its description. Kirsten and her family are as sweet as they come.

    September 2013
  • We had an absolute blast at Kirstin's lovely cabin home, the lake is absolutely gorgeous and we pretty much had it to ourselves. We received the warmest welcome I think I've ever had from our lovely host. The house is cozy and lovely, 5 of us fit in very comfortably. It's super convenient, close to grocery store etc. but very secluded. The grounds are green and delicious. We will be back! x

    September 2013
  • Wonderful stay - fun, relaxing, and beautiful. Great for kids and fully equipped. Lovely hosts and home decorated with original art pieces. Lots of fun things to do on the land and in the clear lake. Perfect for a short or long stay.

    August 2013
  • This house is incredible. We all had such a great time. The lake is super kids friendly and the adults could kick back and reflex, so it was truly a vocation.
    We had campfires every night and loved the trampoline.
    The house itself was very comfortable for everybody in our group,we were two families.
    Kirstin & Sasha were super accommodating and great hosts,thank you!
    We can't wait to come back to this picture perfect place,truly magical.

    August 2013
  • Very pretty place!
    My daughters really liked it and Kirsten was very sweet.

    July 2013
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