Beautiful Farmhouse, Waterfall & Forest Paradise


Entire home hosted by Bethany

  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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Fast wifi at 248 Mbps, plus a dedicated workspace in a private room.
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The Sparrow House is a beautiful farmhouse with enchanted swimming holes and a 100' waterfall! With a large fenced in yard covered in honeysuckle vines, vintage wallpapers, eclectic antiques, a cozy fireplace, and a spectacular mountain view, the house is a perfect getaway spot to spend some relaxing time in the unspoiled nature and still-wild rivers of the Catskills... And just behind the house is a magical emerald forest with a private path to the river and waterfall! :)

The space
The Sparrow house is a beautiful Catskills farm cottage, complete with vintage wallpapers, eclectic antiques, a picturesque red barn from the 1850s and a spectacular eastern view of the misty mountains. Just behind the house is a magical forest and river, with enchanted swimming holes, real clay beds, and a 100' waterfall that is an unbelievable hidden paradise!

With a wood stove, central heat, a wainscot paneled kitchen, Victorian side porch, hummingbird feeders, hammocks under the trees, a firepit and a large fenced in yard, the Sparrow House is a perfect getaway for couples or families looking to spend some relaxing time in the unspoiled nature and still-wild rivers of the Catskills...

The house can sleep up to 7 people in 3 bedrooms. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom, a full bed in second bedroom upstairs, and a small double bed in the downstairs den / 3rd bedroom. The downstairs den is a favorite room in the house with a wall of sliding glass doors that open out onto the yard, forest, back patio and bonfire circle. We have an additional 2 mattresses for comfortable flex sleeping on the floor by the fire in the den or in the upstairs master bedroom. Two window air conditioners available in the upstairs bedrooms but they are rarely been used by guests as the house stays breezy and comfortable even on the hottest days and the nights here are usually quite cool through the summer.

On the ground floor there is a full kitchen, large dining room table and a comfortable living room/ sitting area with two overstuffed loveseats. Off the kitchen is the side porch where we spend a fair amount of time just hanging out and relaxing. The view of the mountains is spectacular!

The Sparrow House has 1.5 bathrooms (toilet and sink upstairs and a full bathroom with a washer and dryer downstairs)

If you would like to have a few extra people we have also had guests bring tents and camp on the porch or yard under the stars.

For many years the beauty of this area has been an inspiration to the many different artists, musicians and writers who have stayed with us and each season has its own special magic. In Spring it is the forest awakening with early wildflowers, wild greens, and orange spotted newts along the trail. In the summer, the forest and rivers are a cool emerald mossy paradise of small miracles and there is no more relaxing escape then spending the days on slate rocks warmed by the sun after a dip in the swimming holes along the river. In fall the colors of the leaves, mountain landscapes and clear starry skies are just breathtaking. In winter, the river becomes a frozen icicle palace fit for Jack Frost himself; and sledding through the forest or skiing at nearby Windham or Hunter mountains is always a fun adventure!

We have high speed wifi, and the house is close to the larger towns of both Middleburgh and Cobleskill where you can go to grocery stores and find most anything that you would need. West Fulton is 3 miles up the road and now has the Sap Bush Café, open only on saturdays with cappucinos and farm to table food. Panther Creek Arts Center is across the street from the café. They host wonderful arts events during the spring/summer/fall seasons. Scrumpy Ewe cider is right up the road and the sleepy hamlet of Breakabeen, 2 miles away, has a nice wine store and a general store where you can get everything from milk to fishing tackle to the New York Times. Also nearby is a library, playgrounds, antique stores, an auction yard, the Zoom Flume Water Park, horseback riding, hiking at Vroman's Nose, Barber's and Shaul's farms stands, Sap Bush Hollow and Longview Local meat and poultry farms, and so much more!

There is an endless array of outdoor adventures in the area: hiking trails, camping sites, mountain bike trails, whitewater rafting/kayaking, and ski resorts, (the closest of which is Plattekill Mountain). If you want to go exploring on a rainy day, you can head to the nearby town of Cobleskill to visit the underground waterfall of Howe's Caverns, spend a few hours at the Iroquois Museum, or catch a first run movie at the Park Theatre for $4. Or you can just sit on the side porch and watch the mists move over the mountains and if you are lucky (like we were today!) you might see a double rainbow right over the field of wildflowers across the road!!

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Fast wifi – 248 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Free washer – In unit

7 nights in West Fulton

Aug 15, 2022 - Aug 22, 2022

4.91 out of 5 stars from 90 reviews


Where you’ll be

West Fulton, New York, United States

Surrounded by 50 acres of both private wooded land and wide-open fields of wildflowers, the Sparrow House is located in the Western Catskills' beautiful Schoharie Valley, reputedly the most fertile valley east of the Mississippi, where most of the food for General Washington's troops was grown. It is still unspoiled farm country, and there are many local farms with fresh produce and organic meat within 5 miles of the house.

For over 200 years the majestic waterfall right behind the house, called Kenhuragara Falls by the Mohawks to whom this land originally belonged, has been a secret place revered for its spectacular and serene beauty.

Coursing between two outcroppings in a deep ravine, the waterfall crashes down over mossy rock shelves into a hidden pool, which then empties again into the river, running into glass-like swimming holes and through dramatic clay beds. The effect is transporting. Truly, it is one of those extraordinarily beautiful spots on earth that makes you feel like you are in another world.

Hosted by Bethany

  1. Joined in December 2014
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I am a singer and earth activist with a deep reverence for these mountains and rivers. Hope you enjoy this special place as much as I do!

During your stay

We are available for questions via phone or email, but we are not on the property. We may be there to welcome you, or we may have a neighbor come and show you the trails and answer any questions you might have.... but this is your time at the waterfall ! :)
We are available for questions via phone or email, but we are not on the property. We may be there to welcome you, or we may have a neighbor come and show you the trails and answe…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy