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Andes Cabin Retreat-Spectacular View Adjoining ~NYC~ Reservoir

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

- 3 Bedrooms with Queen Beds, 2 Full Baths, sleeps 6

Fantastic views from my peaceful property, front deck, & couch. A calm comfortable mountain retreat to recharge & reconnect. Cathedral ceiling, balcony, wood stove, dsl, wifi, Ultra HD Blu-ray player, 4K HD flat-screen, dvd/vhs player, surround sound, 2nd dvd/vhs with tv "monitor" in upstairs bedroom. Trails run through my properties past organic plantings of fruit & nut trees and hundreds of plantings that support the abundant wildlife (from bluebirds to eagles), 2 streams, adjoins thousands of acres of the 20 mile long reservoir, on which I have a registered rowboat available to you for fishing, & which is open for kayaking, canoeing, & removable keel sailboats. You will find swimming, hiking, golf, antiquing, restaurants, live music and theatre nearby, in winter cross-country & downhill skiing. [PLEASE TAKE NOTE: High Season $600. Fri. & Sat. $775. 3 nights, $925. 4 nights, 5 nights $1050., 6 nights $1150., 7 nights $1225.—I will adjust auto quotes to these prices after you contact me for the website cannot post a variable pricing scale like this.]

OR, just settle in on the deck, you can see for 10 miles without a building in sight. Watch fireflies dance under a star studded sky, or relax on the couch in front of the wood stove with a good book and beverage of choice. I have a collection of games, puzzles, & a small selections of 50 or so movies.

There are 3 new hiking trails in Andes. The Shavertown Trail, a mile from my property—as the crow flies— is an easy ascent to a pond overlooking the reservoir and continues on from there. The put in for kayaks and canoes is a 1/4 beyond that trail head. You lookout upon the mountains of the forever wild Catskill Park with hundreds of miles of trails, yet are only 12 minutes from the delightful Village of Andes with shops, restaurants & galleries. Several lakes for swimming, kayaking, & canoing, plus a pool in the Village. Kayaks & canoes available for rental at Al’s Sporting Goods in Downsville, they will also pick you up if you take a days paddle down the East Branch of the Delaware, which exits the reservoir at that point. The Beaverkill across the way is a world class fly fishing stream, the reservoir is noted for its brown trout. The quiet winding road that runs below my properties is a wonderful walk or run, and is a favorite for cyclists--it is 14 miles from my cabin to the end of the road in Downsville and you will only pass 7 homes along the way.

Two golf courses, theater & music events in the area, including West Kortright Center, Roxbury Arts Group, Franklin Stage, Open Eye Theatre, Foothills in Oneonta. Day trip to Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Farmers Museum & Fenimore Art Museum, Glimmer Glass Opera, and the Ommegang Brewery— that also has concerts, or go to White Lake for the Rock n Roll museum at the original Woodstock Festival site which also has concerts.

Buy locally grown produce, dairy, eggs, and meat at local farmers markets or directly from the farms. A number of small breweries and distilleries have opened in the region— a brewery as well as a hard cider company are opening in the Village in the near future.

5 ski resorts in the general area as well snow tubing. Bring snowshoes & crampons for winter hiking the Catskill trails. Excellent cross country skiing on the Delhi Golf Course, as well as Palmer Hill & the Rail Trail — both in Andes.

The cabin has a washer & dryer, dish washer, microwave, stove & counter top broiler, coffee grinder, blender, small food processor and all accoutrements. All linens are included. Two full bathrooms, one with a tub & shower, the other just a shower. Three bedrooms with 3 queen beds. I have an entertainment center that plays dvds and old vhs format, a surround sound system, but there is no TV reception.

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Michael Suchorsky
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Michael Suchorsky

I am an avid hiker having hiked most mountains in the Catskills many times, and also kayak. Spent 10 weeks driving camping and hiking from the coast of Maine to the northwest corner of Washington State, down to Arizona and back up through Utah and Colorado then points east, hiking Khatadin, the White Mountains, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Yellowstone, the Cascades, Yosemite, Chiricahuas, Zion, and many more, also a month in Alaska. I am now once again involved with music. For 25 years I toured & recorded throughout the world with NYC, and at times Paris, as my base. Upon buying my lower Catskill home in 1989 I started transitioning to working as a studio artist and graphic designer working with the major design studios, but mainly at HBO, USA, and Showtime, and then a stint with National Geographic. I was pretty much living here full-time by 2002 and gave up my NYC apt. in 2008. Upon purchasing the first property I immediately started creating planting beds and planted many hundreds of trees, all of which supply habitat for wildlife, and through which I maintain trails. (My latest development is building a rock garden amidst the rock ledges that rise up behind the cabin.) Here one can commune with nature on a macro/micro level. I easily attain a state of wonder and this environment sustains that. When I started working with a choreographer they asked for my resume for a show. I wrote: Communing with lichen and moss above 3500 feet. (They said they needed more.)

Michael Suchorsky purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Michael Suchorsky chose Andes

I fell in love with this area the moment I came here. After searching for a country home for 6 years, I knew this was the perfect place the first day I came to Andes. The mixture of fields, forest, streams, mountains, viewsheds, wildlife, peaceful calm, watching the weather in all seasons move across the mountains and valleys, all combine to envelope me, allowing me to LIVE IN my favorite art form. Endlessly renewing, energizing in a slow quiet way. I find it magical.

What makes this cabin unique

I love the mountains! Here you are surrounded by an amazing amount of wilderness, particularly when you consider it is 150 miles from Times Square. The amazing views never stop—the sky is an ever changing work of art. I have streams on the property, a pond on my lower property, you can walk to the waters edge of NYC largest reservoir. There are hundreds of miles of trails and you can pull over on just about any back road and walk the quiet road amidst bucolic farms and forested mountains. There are many restaurants, entertainment venues, antique shops, a variety of museums and interesting stores, many galleries, farmers markets. The Belleyare Ski area (25 minutes away) is about to be doubled in size with the addition of an adjoining upscale hotel/golf course/ski resort, there are 4 other ski resorts in the area ranging from 30 minutes to an hour or so away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Andes in Delaware County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • downstairs bathroom also has a new washer and dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All beds are queen size and have 600 or 400 thread count sheets.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This is a quiet haven, I do not want any off road machines of any kind whining about, be it ski mobiles, ATVs, dirt bikes or any variation on that theme. No smoking indoors. Double glass doors lead to the front deck, windows all around bring in the outdoors. 32” TV monitor with surround sound system/radio/DVD/CD/VHS (no TV reception--but Video store is in town and I have some movies--or bring your own and a gamebox. I have DSL, Wifi. A fire pit. Well behaved dog is welcome, no cats. You are only allowed to place Registered Rowboats on the reservoir & as of May 2012 you will be allowed kayaks, canoes, removable keel sailboats (all must be steam cleaned and registered at available locations. I have a registered row boat on the reservoir and it is available to rentees who have a NY State fishing license plus a Public Access Permit, obtained (free) from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. All NYCDEP regulations apply.


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Andes Cabin Retreat-Spectacular View Adjoining ~NYC~ Reservoir
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Chester, NY

Quiet, Spacious, Everything You Need, PLUS Big Sky and Great Stargazing

  • 5 of 5

This was a great stay. The house was super clean, and had all we needed to cook great meals, sleep late comfortably, a great deck to enjoy/watch the birds in the daytime and the stars in the night sky. Micheal is a great host, supplying lots of everything you need: kitchen utensils, towels, pillows, books, DVDs, speakers for music, soft sofas, great mattresses and more. The nature-interior decor was delightful and unusual: stones, bird's nests and other thing found in nature serve as great focal points. The property is cool, with a stream, lots of large rocks, many trees, a field and a really terrific view of the mountains. You're very close to the Pepacton Reservoir, a beautiful 15 mile reservoir. This location is great for a hiking starting point. We did a few short day hikes right in Andes NY: The Rail Trail, Palmer Hill, Shavertown Trail, all very cool. We highly recommend this place if you're looking for some sweet peace and quiet. Thanks, Michael!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Who would have thought that sub zero weather could be described as cozy. But that's just how we felt during our winter stay at Michael's cabin. Everything was perfect.

We sat by the wood stove (there was baseboard heat but we never even needed to even turn it on) and played music, drank hot chocolate, made smoors, and frolicked with our family including our two dogs. The cabin was beautifully decorated and we really felt like we were on vacation, but home. Best little collection of books outside of a library and all of the decorations were like things we would have in our home.

Most of the time, we hung around but a side trip to the little town of Andes was delightful. The general store and a charming restaurant (Two Old Tarts) made us smile.

Michael checked in to make sure everything was ok and he was a pleasure to meet and chat with for a while. We couldn't have had a more wonderful time. We have stayed in quite a few VRBO homes over the years, but this one is definitely in a class by itself.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent New Years Eve 2018 at the Andes Cabin. Our accommodations were perfect and spacious for our three adult couples and two little doggies. We read, ate and drank well. And enjoyed our own company in the heat and light of the wood burning stove. It was the perfect stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely home & gorgeous property. Owners were very responsive & accommodating. Pepacton reservoir was stunning. So happy we decided to spend a long weekend here. Truly is a retreat from the world. Thanks again for opening your home to us :)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful time in the Catskills.

  • 5 of 5

Michael's home is superb in every respect. He puts lavish care into making it spotless, pristine, and fully furnished with all necessities for cooking and cleaning. There are three wonderful bedrooms. The huge living room is spectacular with huge sliding doors looking out on a lovely, private view of a field and distant mountains. We have rented in other countries, and in other states; this is by far the loveliest experience we have had. We are a professional couple, a physician and a psychologist.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property Aug-14-17, 2017 and had a wonderful time. The house is very charming and outside views of the mountains are spectacular. Michael, the owner was very nice and easy to deal with. Everything was explained and worked exactly as described. Definitely recommend to others and looking forward to return ourselves..

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rental includes use of my rowboat for fishing on the reservoir. There are also lakes, ponds, rivers nearby available for fishing, kayaking, canoing and swimming, plus the town pool for swimming. The Pepacton & Cannonsville Reservoirs are now available for kayaking and canoeing, and sailing with sailboats with removable center boards—see DEP for rules and information regarding reservoirs. (kayak, canoe and bike rentals are available in the area.) There are 5 ski resorts, 2 golf courses, horse back riding, tubing, train rides, hundreds of miles of trails, a hike to the Balsam Lake fire tower will give you a 306° view of the Catskills. Hundreds of miles of hiking trails for all level of hikers. Galleries, museums, auctions, shops, restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Andes, New York

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Season except holidays
1 Nov 2017 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season & Holidays
25 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Off Season except holidays
1 Nov 2018 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £24.86
Cleaning £71.02
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.55
Tax Rate 2.0%

midweek rental is $250 a night year round—2 night minimum
Three day long weekends— $775. for 3 nights highs season, ($675. off season) nightly rate decreases for each additional night
(maximum 6 people) ((Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years have a 3 night minimum stay.
No young children but infants are okay.
A security deposit of 30% ($250 minimum) is required to reserve the rental (40% if a pet or children are accompanying you)
The full amount of the rental is required two weeks prior to the start of the rental period.
Cancellation of rental will have a full refund if received at least 30 days prior to the start of the rental, less a $50. administration fee.
Cancellation received within 15-30 days of the start of the rental will forfeit half the deposit. Termination received within 15 days of the start of the rental start will forfeit the entire deposit. An $80 cleaning fee for a party of two. A $100. cleaning fee for 3 or more people or with children or pets)
$20. pet fee per pet for stays of 2—3 nights. $35. per pet for stays 4 nights or longer.,
For rentals of less than 7 days Delaware County sales tax of 8% of the rental fee. No tax on rentals of a week or longer.
percent must be added. 2% occupancy tax for rentals & fees of 30 days or less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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