Our cabin is the perfect retreat from the city, in one of the most pristine areas of the Catskills, 4.5 miles from the town of Andes. It's a one-story rustic 50s ranch surrounded by forest and is easily accessible from a dirt road. There are three bedrooms with 3 queen-sized beds, and one bathroom with shower.
We are 5 minutes away from the Pepacton Reservoir and the National Park where you can hike, fish and camp. The reservoir is now also open to canoeing, kayaking and sailing (you will find rental stores in Downsville and Arkville), and there are wonderful roads along it for biking. Roscoe, on the other side of the National Park is the mecca for fly fishing. You can also walk right outside the door and along 6 miles of dirt road with minimal traffic, or just enjoy looking out at the mountains from the deck.
The area is full of things to do during all seasons, from enjoying nature to visiting local farmer's markets in the summer, antiquing in Walton and visiting it's amazing fair in August, horseback riding, swimming in mountain lakes, you name it. There's a rich wildlife to enjoy as well, including eagles, wild turkey, deer, fox, racoons, the occasional bear and the night yapping of coyotes.
In the winter there is skying at both Bellayre and Plattekill, about 30 minutes away from the cabin, and the wood-burning stove will warm you up when you return from the cold.
In the town of Andes you'll find a handful of very cool businesses, ranging from antiques (Kabinett & Kammer) to vintage wear (Clementine), home decoration (Tay Home) and the latest addition in locavore dining (Hasbeens & Willbees). You can also hang out and socialize at the Andes Hotel and enjoy a dinner on their terrace on a beautiful evening.
We provide a wifi connection and a land line phone that you can use to receive and to make local calls, a washer and dryer and a fully equipped and well-stocked kitchen. There's also a charcoal-fired Weber kettle grill for the summer BBQ. There is no cellphone reception within a 15-mile radius of the house, so bring a computer or calling card to make calls. We also have a TV, but not cable, just a DVD player.
For winter heating there's central air and a wood-burning stove. We supply the wood and instructions on how to keep the cabin toasty during cold winter nights.TripAdvisor property ID 2426238...Read more
Georgeous getaway in the Catskills Andes, New York
Additional Location Information
The cabin is on a dirt road traveled only by other locals, with minimal traffic and easily accessible all year round. There is another vacation home about a 100 yards away, but it is seldom occupied. Other than that you are perfectly secluded in forested hills. Wolf Hollow leads to Route 1, also called Tremperskill, which in turn leads you either to the main town of Andes, 5 miles away, or to the Pepacton reservoir, also about 5 miles away.
On the Pepacton end you can fish and canoe with if you have the permit to do so (make sure you get a permit for that area specifically as they do patrol). Further up on the other side you will find the National Park with two mountain lakes and beautiful walks.
The area around Andes is very rural, dotted with small farms that will often sell you local produce in the summer. Andes has a public pool you can use in the summer, as well as tennis courts. There are horse farms nearby with trails you can follow. In the winter you can ski at either Plattekill or Bellayre, about 45 minutes away.
Left on 01/22/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | NastyaReviewed Jan 22, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
My three friends and I had a fabulous time staying in Kai's cabin. We got a lot of snow when we were there and loved hiking in the woods through the snow (behind the cabin and in the Catskill Park--a quick drive away) and coming home to a cozy cabin with an awesome wood-burning stove for which the wood was provided. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook many delicious meals (we got groceries at a Freshstop in Margaretville or our way there). The location was amazing and definitely "away from it all." If you're looking for a retreat in the mountains--this is a fantastic spot to stay. Also, Kai was easy to communicate with and responded to all of my questions promptly. We had a great experience and would love to come back again!
Left on 12/09/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 9, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
My boyfriend and I rented Kai's cabin for my 29th birthday. We wanted to get away from the city and have a relaxing gateway with our 75lb dog. Well... We couldn't have picked a more perfect place. The moment we reserved it we received an email from Kai and he answered any and every annoying question I had. Responded within minutes. He even called the cabin to explain how to use the phone.. Just don't forget to bring a calling card because you only can make local calls.. But he also provides wifi so if you're worried about not being able to stay in touch.. You can always use email or Facebook.
We went hiking but mostly just stayed around the cabin taking in the views and then relaxing by the fireplace. It did get a little cold during the night so make sure you stay on top of refilling the fireplace with wood, but it's also provided so you don't have to worry about that.
Overall, can't say a bad thing. You'll be going back in the spring :)
Left on 10/23/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Stacey129Reviewed Oct 23, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
We really enjoyed out stay. Kai was very helpful. The cabin was very comfortable and kid friendly. There is a room for kids with games and books. A telescope which we never used. Plenty of amenities for cooking. We brought Dvd's but there were also some there. We brought a laptop and hooked Pandora up for music. He even had a high chair which came in very handy for our 6 month old son. We also had 2 15 year old girls with us and they really enjoyed being away from it all. We live on Long Island. Overall it was a really nice place to visit, there is also a cute little town about 20 minutes away called Margareteville. It has pretty much everything you need. We would def come back again. I recommend bringing bicycles to ride up and down the long gravel road the house is located on. Thnx Kai!
Left on 10/17/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 17, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
Tucked away on a little thru road, this house's location is gorgeous. We lucked out with absolutely perfect weather, which let us enjoy the location even more! At night, every star just pops out at you, especially if you go during a new moon. There are hiking trails right there, and if you just need to get away from things, this is the place. As mentioned, it is a touch rustic, but when you're in nature I think that adds to the enjoyment.
Left on 05/28/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 28, 2013Stayed May 2013
Since there is no television we mostly played cards / stayed @ the fire pit roasted marshmallows and made smores & barbequed. We had clean sheets/towels and lots of paper towels / tissue paper which I am glad, because I got hit with allergies in the middle of the night. Overall, we had a very fun time. We also brought our German Shepherd ace with us and he loved it. Will do it again.
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