Hello. We are Chaim and Rachelle. We have a sweet little bedroom in our well-maintained 1850's southern Catskill mountain house on a 200 year old, 15 acre farm property. We are a conscious, vegetarian couple working on building an organic farm and small retreat center. The house is cozy and has modern amenities as well as an in-ground, spring-fed, salt water pool and many cleared acres for meditation, exploring, etc. The property and area is a perfect place to relax and/or be creative. We are right near Peekamoose Road, a meca for out-door sports, hiking, camping, fishing, beautiful waterfalls, etc. We are conveniently located about 30 miles from Woodstock, New Paltz, and other quaint Catskill towns.
The bedroom for rent is a small sweet room with a queen size bed and lamp. There are two windows with south and west facing exposure. There are also incredible view of the mountains, forest, etc. we are about 3/4 up a mountains and look over the valley and the next mountain which is all protected forest. The rest of the house is also quaint and cozy with a full kitchen, living room (with wood stove), and sun-room. The house has a 1/2 bath downstairs and full bath upstairs.
The property is located on a very quiet dead-end dirt road. Much of it is well groomed lawn with a large garden area, pond, in-ground salt water pool, 200 year old 3000 s.f. barn space, and a large lawn area for sports, yoga, hangin out, etc.
The area is well known for camping, hiking, etc. and is in the Southern part of the Catskill Mountain State Park in the Sundown Forest. The closest small town is 7 miles area (Sundown is a small hamlet with not much more then a bait'n'tackle shop and a church). Public transportation options are bus to Ellenville (closest) or New Paltz and we would pick you up from there.
We offer organic, vegetarian breakfast to all our guests.
Chaim and his lovely wife Rachelle are good friends and both kind, genuine and creative people - music, arts, teachers, farmers, and with entrepreneurial spirit. Their 13 acre homestead, garden, home is a beautiful property located in upstate new york, only few hours from new york city. The freshness of home cooked meals will nourish and inspire you -these two are always generous hosts!
Chaim and his lovely wife Rachelle have hosted me in their beautiful home on numerous occasions. Their serene house nestled in the catskills is quite possible the perfect antidote to the hectic life in New York City...or any city or town. There is amazing hiking, scenic views, and amazing nature sounds all around.
They always have a home full of very healthy food love to meet new people and share good times. I have played music with Chaim (he's a great drummer) at venues all over the New York City area but I think the best music we've ever made together is in his barn.
I highly recommend him as a host to any AirBnB member.
My partner Justine and I have been lucky enough to stay at Straw Hill Farm twice. Chaim and Rachelle have been such gracious hosts. Rochelle's home cooked meals are nourishing both for the tummy and the soul. I especially appreciate that most of the ingredients come from the farm, other local farmers, and are always fresh vegetarian delights.
The property boasts an array of hideaways and varying terrain, lot's to explore. The old barn is a charmer. The views, especially in the Fall, are striking.
Chaim and Rachelle are salt of the earth people. Two awesome folks who are truly in love and cultivated the life that they love, and share it with others. Inspirational.
These are great people, honest, and trustworthy. I have worked with Chaim and Rachel on several occasions and they are very reliable. There home in sundown is beautiful, secluded and has wonderful views!