The SpaceThe changing seasons in the Catskills offer spectacular vistas and colors. A variety of outdoor activities to please everyone's interest. The fall season with its brilliant foliage color, offers enchanting mountain views given way to a crisp winter snow painted country side. The warmth of the spring renews the flowers and brighten the mountain with a lush green foliage announcing the warmth of summer evenings.
We would love to share with you the experience!
Our home is centrally located within 25 miles radius encompassing the town of Durham, Windham, Catskill, Greenville, Hunter and 45 minutes from Red Hook and the town of Hudson. The house is only 2 1/2 hour from GWB, or Boston, MA and just 45 minutes from Albany. A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
In the Catskill you can do hiking, mountain biking, fish, hunt, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, canoeing, golf, horse back riding, zip lining, miniature golf and so much more.
We are also conveniently located nearby several summer festival including: Grey Fox Blue Grass Festival, Hunter Mountain Jam feast, Irish Art Week, East Durham Irish Festival, International Celtic Festival at Hunter Mountain, The Catskill Mountains Thunder Motorcycle Rally. Plus others.
Catskills are well known for ski areas, golf courses, antiquing and picturesque water falls and mountain views. See Guidebook for more details.
Our Casa Bella Vista sits on seven acres on the side of a hill with beautiful views and fully stocked large Koi pond with sitting area under the pergola to relax and enjoy your coffee.
In the warmer season you can sit on the deck and enjoy the spectacular views and the sunsets with a glass of wine with dinner or later sit by the fire pit and gaze at the stars and roast marshmallows.
The house has an open floor plan, Fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms with full size beds, bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house, great for two couples with plenty of privacy. 1 full size futon bed in view room, and one full size futon bed in living room, the house sleeps 6 adults comfortably and can accommodate up to 8 people.
We have a 40 inch flat screen TV with DVD player in view room. Also there is a TV in every other room.
The house has a deck with BBQ and picnic table, a sundeck with lounge chairs for sunbathing and a covered deck for rainy days.
The house has a foyer/mudroom for your convenience to leave coats, skis and boots after skiing.
Dish Network WiFi, some restrictions apply.
Sorry! Cellular Service very Poor.
There is a land line available for local calls only or collect calls. Guest AccessGuests have access to the whole house and yards, all its contents including all appliances, cookware, extra linens, blankets, (located in small bedroom dresser drawers and closet), towels are on shelves in the full bathroom. House blankets and towels not to be used outdoors. If you want to use blankets and towels outdoors you should bring your own. Guest are welcome to use BBQ (extra propane tank in storage under deck) and Fire pit if familiar with it.
We have air condition in the house, the house is comfortable on those hot steamy summer days, we also have ceiling fans in every room for those people that rather not have AC.
NOTE: Garage, boat, 2 sheds, and two locked owner closets are off limits. Interaction with GuestsWe can be easily reached via email, text or phone. The NeighborhoodVery peaceful and away from everything. The views are spectacular all year but especially in the fall.
There is little or no traffic on Knowles Road. If you like to hike uphill there is a horse farm and a lambs farm with llama within a mile, down hill there is a cow farm and an equestrian center.
There are large fruit orchards within driving distance to pick your own apple, peaches, cherries and strawberries when in season. (Fix Brothers Orchards) See Guide Book.
There is a public park with a creek, picnic tables, and children's playground. (Coming from the house go to blinking light make a left, Preston Hollow Park is located 1 1/2 miles on the left side of the road.) Getting AroundThere is no public transit to the house.
Parking in the driveways accommodates 4 cars comfortably.
There is Adirondack Trailways buses from NYC and Long Island to Cairo, 1/2 hour away, or Metro North to Hudson 45 min away.
Albany is the closest airport 1 hour away. Other Things to NoteNOTE: Holidays there is a 3 nights minimum stay.
The Milk Run is the closest diner/convenience store and gas station about four miles away. (Driving North on route 145 on the way to the house it's on the right side) Gas is open 24 hours for Credit Card purchases.
Closest Diner is West Wind diner in Preston Hollow going North route 145. (make a left at blinking light coming from the house 5 minutes away) They also carry milk, juice, eggs and food to go.
For a trip down memory lane there is the drive in Movie Theater in Coxsackie, with 4 screens, 35 minutes from the house, Route 9W ( Hi-Way Drive-In)
For hikers we have Vroman's Nose Trail in Fulton NY. 25 min. from the house on Route 145 (coming from Casa Bella Vista make a left at blinking light towards Middleburgh). It's a 1 1/2 mile loop which offers spectacular scenic views and is rated moderate and is well marked, a must see especially in the fall. (Worth the effort!)
Nearest small town is Greenville with Full Grocery store, Drug store, Medical clinic, Dunkin Doughnuts, Restaurants, Subway, Bank etc. 1/2 hour from the house on route 81.
Windham Mountain is 1/2 hour away with lots to do. Skiing, Restaurants, shops, etc.
On the way to the house on Route 145, there is East Durham with Irish pubs and restaurant, Go Cart track, Zoom Flume water park.
NOTE: Holiday Weekend minimum 3 nights stay.