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The host canceled this reservation 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The cabin is very cosy and cute! It feels secluded but is really close to Chatham, Ghent, and not too far from Hudson either. You definitely feel away. If you're comfortable with a more rustic, woods-y feel, you'll love this place. Overall a wonderful stay!
The listing description and photos are accurate. What an amazing space! Peace and quiet, surrounded by woods (but just down the road from a few neighbors, and a few minutes' drive to Austerlitz or Great Barrington). Good wireless internet too. The stars looked incredible at night, and during the day, we saw a lot of wild deer. The Cabin has a kitchen, refrigerator, and a french press, which was very convenient. Kat was a great host, and we had a fantastic time.
The cabin is nicely located in the middle of the woods, you cannot see the sky! So many leaves! The interior decoration is beautiful, but with time passing, nature is moving right into the house: spiders are everywhere, the kitchen, the barbecue and floors need a thorough cleaning and we profited of the company of a chubby mouse. We found mouse droppings in the kitchen, on the toaster... Also the surroundings need to be better taken care of.
I understand that it's not easy to maintain a country home, but because of all this, we did not feel comfortable. We informed Kat, but got no response, as she wasn't connected due to a family meeting. All in all, we felt this was an expensive location.
We had a fantastic weekend using the cabin as our homebase. The cabin is very secluded, reachable by a drive where we passed a flock of baby turkeys and many deer. Love the decor, which is very cozy yet modern. Kat was a great host and gave us tips for where to visit within the area.
Birch cabin was lovely -- a peaceful weekend retreat surrounded in the woods. Kat left explicit and easy-to-follow directions about arriving at the cabin, and and the place was just as pictured: cozy and comfortable! The birdsong from the deck, the wood stove on chilly evenings, the screened-in porch, all made for a wonderful weekend away from the city. If you're looking for someplace secluded and quiet, where you can stare into the trees while sipping coffee on the deck, we can heartily recommend Birch Cabin!
We had a lovely time in the cabin, a beautiful, quiet, secluded spot. Everything was as described and it is indeed a unique place. Just one problem which was not Kats' fault. The address of the house and her phone number sent to us by Airbnb were incorrect and we wasted a lot of time trying to find the place due to those errors. Kate had sent instructions with the correct information but we were not aware that they were different from those sent us by email by Airbnb; we thought they were further instructions on how to use the house, dispose garbage, etc. so we didn't print that document and there was no phone signal in the area next to the house to download it. We never imagined that the address sent by Airbnb or Kat's phone number would be incorrect. Airbnb or Kat: please correct those errors and update the phone information.
The reservation was canceled 30 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Birch Cabin was ideal! Very secluded and private, a perfect break from city life. We enjoyed our stay very much, thanks Kat!
Super cozy, peaceful respite from city life. We enjoyed building a fire in the wood burning stove and listening to the woodpeckers, collecting pine cones and enjoying nature. Kat was also a wonderful, communicative host who quickly answered questions and made sure we were comfortable. I would recommend Kat's house to anyone needing a quiet place to unwind for a few days. Chatham is also a lovely little town, we esp. enjoyed shopping at the Food Coop there. Thanks, Kat!
Excellent guest, very clean, easy to communicate with.
Kat is a good friend of mine and my business partner. We live in the same area and we have traveled together at several occasions. She has a secluded cabin in the middle of the woods with wonderful grounds and a porch from wich to enjoy it. Once I called for work and I heard birds sing their songs quite loudly. When I asked her it turned out she was sitting on her shady porch with a cup of tea and her laptop. That's paradise!