The SpaceAn 1890's storybook farmhouse, Apple Hill Cottage is adjacent to the forever wild & protected Catskill Forest Preserve & Park. (100,000 acres). These 6 lush acres, provide private walks through the woods, by the creek and in the old apple orchards surrounding the cottage. A 7 minute exquisite walk to Colgate Lake, one of the most beloved lakes in the Catskill area. Along with numerous world famous hiking trails seen and written about by Mark Twain, and painted by Thomas Cole it is truly one of the most inspiring American landscapes. Located just 3 miles from Tannersville, 30 minutes from Woodstock and Phoenecia, 10 minutes from skiing at Hunter Mountain, 15 minutes to Windham Mountain and a short walk to hiking trails and Colgate Lake. Apple Hill Cottage is a perfect getaway from the chaos and stress of daily life. Sit on the back deck, or the front porch, watch the sunset over the mountains, and smell the sweet mountain air. In the winter sit in the sun room by the wood stove and watch the sun rise, and the milky way appear, the moon, and this year the northern lights and falling stars. Guest AccessThere are 2 bedrooms available, on large and one smaller, ( two separate listings & prices) with a queen size bed and one with a beautiful vintage 1930's twin bed, with a brand new, never slept in mattress! Be the first ! There is a half bath upstairs and a full bath off the parlor. The whole house is available to you, with a sun room facing the mountains, toasty in the winter with a woodstove, and a table to eat breakfast while you enjoy the spectacular mountain views. A parlor/living room with a window "bed" not seat, big enough to sleep on if you wish to take a nap in the sun. A lovely kitchen where you are welcome to use the refrigerator and stove if you wish to cook lunch or dinner. Interaction with GuestsI am available to guests for questions and information, but will leave you to yourself unless you need me. The NeighborhoodIn the Catskill Mountains nestled next to the Catskill Forest Preserve. Mountains, lakes, creeks, a beautiful abundance of nature. Hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and skiing and zip-lining in the winter. A year round place to enjoy yourself and take the time you need to rejuvenate and rest from the toils of the world while surrounded by the beauty of nature in every season. Getting AroundYou do require a car here to get to restaurants, shops, skiing etc. It is a short walk to Colgate Lake, perhaps 10 minutes for swimming and picnicking. Hunter Mountain is about 10 minutes away for skiing and zip-lining. Windham Mountain is about a 15-20 minute drive. All the drives offer exquisite views and spectacular colors in the fall. We are situated between 2 major airports, in Albany and Newburgh. Each about 1 hr 10 minutes away.
Amtrak has a train to Hudson, NY less than an hour's drive from Apple Hill. Other Things to NoteI have a dog named Sophie who is 2 years old. Very sweet and very friendly. She loves everyone and will be thrilled to have you here.