The SpaceSki season is here, and Belleayre, one mile away, will be open!
THERE ARE SPECIAL DEALS FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON. Get in touch.
The smell of wood burning fires drifts through the air these days and evenings. Have you found a place for the ski season as yet? Are you looking for a week, a month or the entire season?
A little country place that is comfortable, easy to live in, well designed and is simply furnished? The apartment has hardwood floors, and is area-carpeted. The full bathroom has tiled floors, wainscotting, and an antique pedestal sink. The main room has a sleeping alcove. The place is moments away from the Morton Library, Shandaken Museum, and the Pine Hill Community Center's ongoing events if you want to go out, weekday and weekend dining, too. Cable is available. The unit has included wi-fi if you don't need to watch TV. If you want to bring your food, there are plenty of cooking tools in the kitchen. You can shop in Kingston, Boiceville or Margaretville, if you are going to stay in. At the Belleayre Plaza nearby, there is a basics-type store with deli and staples, should you run out. A newly hired housekeeper is keeping the place neat and clean.
This is a large sunny, studio apartment in a quiet building. It's alongside a babbling brook (no swimming or wading please), which is a wonderfully peaceful sound to fall sleep to. It's a short walk from buses (Trailways--see important notes in Guest Access-- and UCAT's even closer and cheaper) to bring you or to take you back to the city after a weekend skiing or recuperating from your busy schedule. The buses will also bring you to Phoenicia, Woodstock, Hunter and Kingston for jaunts farther afield. If you are driving, the house is off Route 28, on Main Street in Pine Hill.
A new maid service is available. This is a terrific getaway, and must be seen to be appreciated. Utilities are included. Security will be required for the longer term stays. Guest AccessThe unit is self contained, and provides ready access to street and the village. Three restaurants are down the street (one a Saturday eve buffet), the Community Center (and Coffee's Ready on Saturdays) and the Morton Library and Shandaken Museum, with things to do almost every day, as well as local arts and crafts for sale (pinehill(URL HIDDEN)
There is also a website set up with info about Pine Hill history, walking tours, where to eat, library and museum hours (yep, we have a museum, too) etc. (pine(EMAIL HIDDEN) as well as bus information.
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TAKE THE BUS, ONLINE PURCHASES CAN ONLY BE USED FOR THE TIME NOTATED ON THE PRINTOUT! Checkout time is usually around 1PM and I make concessions for Trailways bus riders checking out on Sundays by 4PM. Please do not make reservations for later than the bus departing about that time (usually 4:10, 6:11) without first contacting me.
If you purchase your tickets at a ticket counter, you will have much greater flexibility in use of your ticket.
AGAIN, ONLINE BUS PURCHASES CAN ONLY BE USED FOR THE TIME AND DATE NOTATED ON THE PRINTOUT! Interaction with GuestsIMPORTANT: I usually require 24 hours between guest stays in order to clean and restock the unit. PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR! If you see the getaway listed as TAKEN on a day immediately preceding or following a date you would like to stay, I may not be able to honor your request. Please bring to my attention when you contact me.
My interaction with guests is usually minimal. I've not met some of them. Others have requested assistance regarding the place or the neighborhood and I have spoken with them. If privacy is what you want, it's there for you! The NeighborhoodThe house is at the top of Main Street. Down the street is the Colonial Inn, featuring Saturday buffet, and club room (bar) for large screen video, pool, darts, conversation. Farther down Main Street is a new restaurant, The Zephyr, on the corner of Elm and Main (great food, and live music on Thursday nights!), and still farther is the Pine Hill Arms, a great restaurant and bar (yes great food there, too!). Across from The Arms is the Pine Hill Community Center featuring a crafts store, Second-Hand Rose, Coffee's Ready (Saturday mornings), Kids stuff on Saturdays, and ongoing classes and events. Walk 1/4 mile on from there and you are at the Pine Hill Lake for swimming boating in summer, and Smith Park on Elm Street for tennis, and play area with swings for youngsters.
If you walk in the opposite direction from the house (big back yard available for your pleasure) there are mountain hiking trails which will bring you to the top of Belleayre Mountain. Getting AroundThe Trailways bus leaves you off at Belleayre Plaza, one-third mile from house, a seven-minute walk. (READ IMPORTANT TRAILWAYS INFORMATION IN THE GUEST ACCESS SECTION). Walk in the direction the bus is taking to the crossroad and turn left onto Elm St. Walk past Cloudspinners, Morton Library, some charming cottages and houses till you are at the corner of Elm and Main Street. (this is where the UCAT bus stops. You will be three buildings away from the apartment). Turn right, and the house is across the street, past the Colonial Inn and a yellow house on your left.
Trails for hiking are up Bonnieview Ave (and Station Rd.), alongside the house, about 1/4 mile beyond the building. Other Things to NoteIMPORTANT: I usually require 24 hours between guest stays in order to clean and restock the unit. PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR! If you see the getaway listed as TAKEN on a day immediately preceding or following a date you would like to stay, I may not be able to honor your request. PLEASE BRING IT TO MY ATTENTION. If you plan a stay longer than a few days, we need to work out cleaning arrangements.
Smoking outside only, right out front.
Quiet occupancy. Other tenant are in building part-time. Be considerate. When out walking, be aware of traffic and others who might be doing the same.