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Catskills Forest Cabin Retreat

SuperhostEast Meredith, New York, United States
Entire house hosted by Richard
2 guestsStudio1 bed0 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
5 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Richard is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Nature, peace, silence. 70 acre hardwood forest. Views from cabin to Susquehanna and Delaware West Branch divide, 2200'. Sky- and star-gazing. Fireflies in early summer. Solitude.

Post-and-beam hemlock cabin, wood burning stove, no utilities. Outdoor cooking, wood fire pit. Bring only treated firewood; Linens, blankets, towels furnished.

Guests are the only campers in the forest.
Bushwhack. Marked trails in mountains nearby. Trail book in cabin. Snowshoe. Xcntry.

The space
Handsome post and beam cabin, 8' x 14'; planed hemlock interior. Built in sleeping platform and drawers, futon mattress. Bed linens, towels, blankets provided. Sited at edge of owner's 70ac hardwood forest on dead end road. No elec/water in cabin. Small wood stove for heating; wood stove has small top surface for cooking with small pan. You can collect firewood from the forest or buy prepared wood from host.

21st C. composting privy; solar shower in season. In summer, some mosquitos (not terrible); bring repellent.

Advice on hiking, canoeing, day trips, artist studios, historic sites, museums, antiquing. Pet friendly.

No cell signal probably. You're away from it all.

Star gazing: A special amenity in every season. Little to no ambient light encourages nighttime sky viewing. Firefly season, June and part of July.

September is the beginning of foliage season. Very beautiful. Red maples begin to 'display' first of autumn foliage in late August. Most colorful display, late Sept - Columbus Day. After Columbus Day, only beeches 'guaranteed' to have leaves, other hardwood leaves fall from wind and rain. Snow cover, perhaps, by mid-Nov for Xcntry, Snowshoeing.

West Kortright Centre nearby with cultural programming and community events May - early Nov. Oneonta, 15 miles. Cooperstown, 35 mi. Delhi, 10 mi. Bloomville, 8 mi.

East Meredith's Hanford Mills Museum, historic site of water- and steam-powered milling, is 3 miles away. Open seasonally.

Silence is a special amenity of this land. Little or no road noise. DO NOT PLAY RADIOS OR DEVICES; please be part of and enjoy the quietness.

Guest access
Rugged hiking along divide, 2200', between Susquehanna and West Branch Delaware watersheds. Rugged hiking shoes, heavy canvas trousers, shirt, coat. Bushwacking. There's no marked trail; you follow the terrain. Vistas to 30 miles from divide. There's autumn foliage mid Sept - Columbus Day.

Other things to note
Cabin/camp site occupancy limited to two persons. Dogs w/ permission.

Want to take public transportation? Use Adirondack Trailways to Oneonta; we'll pick you in Davenport Center, Oneonta, or Delhi by advance arrangement. Pickup up or Return fee of $1/mile.
Nature, peace, silence. 70 acre hardwood forest. Views from cabin to Susquehanna and Delaware West Branch divide, 2200'. Sky- and star-gazing. Fireflies in early summer. Solitude.

Post-and-bea…

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East Meredith, New York, United States

The rolling terrain of NW Catskills, 1500' to 2300'. Summer nights, refreshingly cool. Upper slopes, hardwood forests; some softwood 'plantations' at lower elevations. Dairy farming on lower slopes; some farmland disused, some organic dairies, some vegetable farms, a number of chicken-and-egg farms, grass-fed beef farms.

Properties, forests, fields and homes are owned by families that have been here for generations and by 'urban refugees' who come for peace and beauty of the landscape while still being 160 miles from metro New York.

Great fresh-food shopping because of these farms. A rich array of cultural events - fairs, festivals, exhibitions, concerts, theatre - each weekend.
The rolling terrain of NW Catskills, 1500' to 2300'. Summer nights, refreshingly cool. Upper slopes, hardwood forests; some softwood 'plantations' at lower elevations. Dairy farming on lower slopes; some far…

Hosted by Richard

Joined in September 2012
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I'm a landscape painter working in my own woods and in other forests of the Catskills, the hammock forests of Florida, and on the seacoast in Mass and Maine, and in New Mexico. I live in a renovated saphouse with one cat in the northwest Catskills on the dairy farm (now disused) that I grew up on. I trained as a painter at Univ. of Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Pratt Institute. For twenty years I worked as a museum director, principally of historic religion utopias like the Shakers and the Perfectionists at Oneida, but went back to my studio full time twenty years ago. I built this small post-and-beam cabin four years ago - Catskill Forest Cabin Retreat/AIRBNB/682997 - as a place for other painters, friends, and strangers to stay, rest, and explore the forest that I own with my brother. It's hard maple, ash, black cherry, beech and basswood, and formerly was tapped for maple syrup making but not now. Visitors can make arrangements for drawing and painting instruction and critiques. I offer instruction for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced who are looking for a new depth in their work. I used to cut and split my own fire wood; now I buy some and ask campers to bring in 'approved' firewood, that is, firewood treated in a wood kiln to kill Emerald Ash Borer which is a threat to our ash trees. I do get to NYC occasionally to see exhibitions, old friends, and enjoy the city. And I travel a fair amount by auto in the Southeast and Southwest. The upper Midwest and Northwest are coming up soon I hope. Cell phone reception is spotty but not impossible in these hills and I now have broadband wifi (after years of waiting). No TV: I read natural history of trees, fiction, poetry, spirituality and landscape.
I'm a landscape painter working in my own woods and in other forests of the Catskills, the hammock forests of Florida, and on the seacoast in Mass and Maine, and in New Mexico. I l…
During your stay
Easy self check-in if host or co-host is not present. Yours is the only cabin in the forest. We don't go to guest cabin unless invited or deliver water or answer a request. Host Richard's cell, 607.267.8082. Home no. 607.278.6719. Co-host Claudia's cell, 607.437.7950.
Easy self check-in if host or co-host is not present. Yours is the only cabin in the forest. We don't go to guest cabin unless invited or deliver water or answer a request. Host…
Richard is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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