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Far Away, So Close

Far Away, So Close

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
PoolThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

A charming sanctuary cottage on a mountainside in Willow NY - the beauty of the deep forest is framed in floor to ceiling windows, and the home is set on the side of Mount Tremper, with the luxury of easy and quick access to Woodstock or Phoenicia (15 minutes). Views, inspiration, and tranquility surround you.


Indoor fireplace
Free parking on premises
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress
Common spaces
2 queen beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 11PM
Check out by 5PM
Self check-in with lockbox


71 Reviews

Lauren User Profile
May 2018
We had such a wonderful stay at Jim’s home! The upstairs is so comfortable and relaxing—we had pleasant mornings sipping coffee with the birds and other forest noises surrounding us! The entire area was beautiful! I plan on staying here again in the future!
Jess User Profile
April 2018
We loved staying at Jim's cabin! It was just the right amount off the beaten path and still accessible to Woodstock down town and a ton of great hikes. It was relaxing and Jim was a wonderful host! Can't wait to come back.
Brian User Profile
March 2018
Jim's house, ever so lovely, nestled in the hills of grog. Enjoyed the experience in the Catskills to the fullest. Thanks a lot to Jim, who couldn't have made the trip any easier.
Arielle User Profile
March 2018
Jim’s house is wonderful. We were looking for something that felt private, but not totally secluded and Jim’s place met that need perfectly. We immediately felt right at home in the warm and inviting cabin. It’s tucked perfectly on the lot near many trees so it feels a bit like y…
Rebecca User Profile
March 2018
Our trip to Grogkill was a wonderful adventure. We showed up in the middle of a snow storm with no power, but Jim had been in touch with me the entire day leading up to our departure. There was a wood-burning fireplace and we weren't scared of snow and no power, so onward we ve…
Leslie User Profile
December 2017
We LOVED this cabin. We spent a very snowy Christmas here and enjoyed the peace and quiet as well as the quick drive to town for a great meal and movie. We’ll be back for sure!
Anand User Profile
December 2017
Lovely spot out in the woods, super quiet and serene. Cozy for a getaway!

Hosted by Jim

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in February 2011
Jim User Profile
101 Reviews
Jim is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I work as a consultant in conservation biology and sustainable finance, and also as a writer and teacher (New York University). I travel often for work, and most of my adventures take me to remote parts of Africa, Latin America, and Asia where I work with a wide variety of natu…
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Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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