Renovated Cozy Lake House Near Attractions+Skiing


Entire cabin hosted by Melinda & Matilda

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Whether you're coming for a cozy winter getaway, nature escape or to work from home, the Scandi-inspired @mountainlakebungalow is an excellent choice! Located only 2 hrs from NYC, in the Catskills (named one of the 50 best places to travel in 2021 by Travel+Leisure), Smallwood is a destination in itself:walk along the lake & waterfall, hike the forest trails. Nearby are Bethel Woods Center for the Arts/Woodstock, skiing, snowtubing, Livingston Manor, Delaware River towns w/ great dining options.

The space
This is the most adorable 2 BR/1 BA bungalow from the 40s, updated with a brand new kitchen and bathroom offering vintage charm with modern conveniences. The front door leads into a spacious mudroom which opens up to the combined living/dining room with a dining table, sofa and lounge chairs centered around the gas fireplace (no need to run out for firewood!). The adjoining fully stocked kitchen features an island with plenty of space to prepare meals. Both bedrooms have laptop-friendly workspaces and fast, reliable internet (200 Mbps), providing a comfortable work-from-home setup. The deck, overlooking the beautiful woodland garden, can be accessed from the kitchen as well as the downstairs bedroom. Right off the deck is a firepit with four comfy Adirondack chairs. The house is as cozy as it is functional. See more at @mountainlakebungalow/IG

***Please note that the upstairs bedroom (with a king bed), as well as the shower booth have low ceilings and people over 6 foot tall may find these spaces uncomfortable. ***

The newly remodeled kitchen features a gas stove and compact dishwasher. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to make a meal including a Moccamaster coffee maker, French press, microwave, toaster, and Nutri Ninja blender. We offer our guests coffee, tea and basic spices. The dining table comfortably seats 6 people.

Our sofa is super comfy - perfect for cozy movie nights. The smart TV is logged in to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video but you can of course log in to your own streaming service as well. If you want to play content from another device we have HDMI cables.

The bedrooms feature a king (primary) and queen bed respectively, both with Allswell 's highly rated hybrid mattress (memory foam and innerspring coils), as well as laptop-friendly workspaces.

The roomy bathroom features a brand new shower, and the window faces the backyard. It has been remodeled for a thoroughly modern aesthetic.

The deck faces the backyard and a pretty wooded area. It features a gas BBQ, sofa, two lounge chairs, and a dining table. This is the perfect spot to enjoy your meals, sip your coffee or cocktail, read a book, relax, or watch the many birds and deer that frequent the area. We have string lights in the trees to enhance the atmosphere even more on those warm summer nights.

Just off the deck, we have a fire pit with four comfy Adirondack chairs.

We have a compact stackable washer and dryer in the kitchen.

The cottage is work-from-home friendly with fast Wi-Fi (200 Mbps), desks in both bedrooms (one can be adjusted if you prefer to stand), and a printer.

Wi-Fi is fast (200 Mbps) and reliable, and cell service is great - Verizon and AT&T have excellent coverage. We do not know if other networks/operators have the same great service, but if not, we suggest activating wi-fi calling on your phone.

We have a private well and the water is safe to drink and tastes great. It is tested regularly.

Please note that we have neighbors and their houses are visible from the bungalow.

The stay includes complimentary use of a canoe (which sits right by the lake), two inflatable stand-up paddleboards, as well as inner tubes for four people.

During the summer, we have ACs installed in the two bedrooms, but not in the kitchen and living/dining room. These rooms, however, stay fairly cool, and windows and doors can be opened (with screens) for natural cross ventilation. We also provide fans.

What this place offers

Garden view
Lake access
Free parking on premises
42" HDTV with Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix
Free washer – In unit
Air conditioning
Private backyard – Not fully fenced

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Where you’ll be

Smallwood, New York, United States

We love Smallwood - a friendly and quiet lake community with many cute little log cabins from the 1930s and 40s. We have a lake, waterfall, forest reserve with hiking trails, outdoor gym, post office, and restaurant within walking distance from the bungalow. Between July 1 and Labor Day, our guests also get access to Smallwood's own beach. To walk around the lake takes about 40 minutes.

This area of the Catskills offers every outdoor activity imaginable including swimming, hiking, canoeing, boating, tubing, rafting, fishing, cycling, ziplining, horseback riding, bird watching, apple picking, snowtubing and skiing/snowboarding.

The cottage is only a short drive from Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the Museum at Bethel Woods/the original Woodstock site, buzzy design haven Livingston Manor, Lake Superior State Park, the Catskills Craft Beverage Trail, great restaurants, cute shops and antique stores, harvest festivals, holiday markets and activities, farms (kids usually love the alpacas!) and farmers markets, New York State's largest indoor waterpark Kartrite, Forestburgh Playhouse, Kadampa Meditation Center New York, Monticello Casino and Raceway, Monticello Motor Club Off-Road Adventure, as well as picturesque river towns Narrowsburg and Callicoon.

Hosted by Melinda & Matilda

  1. Joined in May 2011
  • 60 Reviews
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Hi! We’re Melinda and Matilda, your Airbnb hosts and owners of @mountainlakebungalow. We fell in love with the Upper Delaware region after spending time there last spring because of the pandemic. We bought @mountainlakebungalow in February and really enjoyed renovating and decorating it. We’re now excited to share our country home with the Airbnb community and we hope you will enjoy it and the beautiful Western Catskills area as much as we do. A little about us: we have a seven-year-old, we're both Swedes, one of us is a former professional athlete and Olympian, the other does PR for Sweden in the U.S., we live in Brooklyn, NY, and we treasure cozy days at home as much as spending time in nature. We’re interested in interior design and always try to find time to go antiquing. We love to explore the Catskills and are excited to share our tips with you!
Hi! We’re Melinda and Matilda, your Airbnb hosts and owners of @mountainlakebungalow. We fell in love with the Upper Delaware region after spending time there last spring because o…


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We live in NYC but are available via call or text and happy to answer your questions or resolve any issues that arise.

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

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