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Catskills Summertime Fun in the Mountains!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,175 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms; 1 Study; 1 loft; 2 baths; Sleeps 6-7, Full Kitchen; Deck; Pond; Mtn

An 1850's picturesque farmhouse w/ modern amenities tucked in the fold of a mountain only 2 hours from NYC! Originally built by a land owner before leaving off to the civil war, my sun-drenched home today is the perfect weekend getaway surrounded by natural rock-outcroppings on 7 acres in New York's desirable Catskills Forest Preserve. With a natural pond and invitingly precious, my peaceful retreat is fully furnished with full size kitchen and all the comforts of home. The welcoming living room with original stone fireplace is a gathering place in winter and summer. Private master bedroom. Dining area accommodates a sizeable group. Located 5 minutes from the Ashokan Reservoir and convenient to Woodstock, Phoenicia, New Paltz, Stone Ridge, Saugerties, Kingston. Ski at both Hunter & Bellayre; X-country skiing at NewPaltz Minnewaska State Park - Hiking, biking, running, rock-climbing, fishing (Esopus Creek 10 minutes away), swimming, tubing, and boating in the summer! Antiques, shopping, great restaurants, picturesque views & waterfalls, all within short drives.

Outdoor Places to Explore - Google or YouTube:: Peekamoose Mountain and Peekamoose Blue Hole - wonderful trails and a natural swimming hole, complete with rope swing.

Kaaterskill Falls - breath taking falls and fun hiking area

Mohonk Mountain Resort - for more structured activities on the lake, golfing and spa.

Near by locales : Phoenicia - Whether you're looking for Tubing down the Esopus or seeking a stroll down main street, Phoenicia is bustling with fun and eats! From Sweet Sue's, home to the area's best big breakfast with plate size pancakes to The Sportsman and Brio's - friendly restaurants abound with friends and families hanging around in this quintessential mountain town~

Woodstock - Famous for years and still with a vibe, a fun stop for art, music, events, shops and restaurants with a film festival each fall.

New Palz - A college town with all the energy and serves as a great launching point for rock climbing, hiking and biking. Many sites in the area.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Samsonville in Olive

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1175 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Hall Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Glass shower + linen closet
    Bathroom off the Back Study - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ample counter top space for toiletries
  • Bright and roomy full first bath with glass stall shower and linen closet on main floor down hallway off first living room. 2nd full bathroom with combination tub/shower and spacious counter space in second living room. Washer/Dryer in separate laundry room as you enter the house from the back.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 2 Large Double Bed , Ample floor space for add'l sleeping (infant beds);skylights
    Guest - 2 Double Bed , Sleeps two; Cheerful space; sitting area
    Living Room - Larger parties can sleep 1 or 2 on the sofa. It's comfy!
    Study w/WoodStove & Sleeping Loft - 2 Single Bed , Daybed sleeps 1. Moveable Trundle mattress in loft sleeps 1.
  • 2 traditional bedrooms (Master & Main Floor) plus second family room with sleeping loft as 3rd bedroom/sleeping area: Spacious master bedroom upstairs with sitting area and desk. Main floor bedroom with full bed and sitting area. Full twin bed (daybed sofa) in second living room with freestanding wood stove. Additional twin mattress in trundle sleeping loft and second full bathroom. Original artisan stone fireplace in main floor living room.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Rock outcroppings; scenic environs; trails up the mountain, an outdoor lover's paradise year round. Cozy front foyer for writing, reading or thinking; food lover's kitchen for great meals, fun for chef & baker alike. Comfy bedrooms and inviting living spaces to catch up with friends and family! Property Manager available for assistance. Great Winter Haven; Nicely situated between Belleayre and Hunter SKI RESORTS. Come for a week and enjoy them both! Tuck in snuggling by the fire with cocoa on the stove!


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(32 traveller reviews)

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Catskills Summertime Fun in the Mountains!
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews
New York, NY

This place is awesome

  • 5 of 5

Went over thanksgiving weekend. Cooked nice dinners in a fully equipped kitchen. Went hiking on the mountain behind the house. The house was large and we had plenty of space. Hung out in the study playing games or in the living room. The backyard was amazing too used the fire pit. Would highly recommend coming here for a weekend get away.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable in the Catskills!

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4 stayed here for 2 nights in August. Very convenient to lots of hiking trails and the town of Boiceville where we could buy groceries. Overall the house was clean and fully ready for us when we arrived. Barbara was kind enough to let us "stage" our stuff and bikes before actual check-in time so we could get our groceries in the refrigerator, etc. I was at first concerned because I had read one of the previous reviews in which the reviewer gave a "warning" to future renters. I decided to call the owner ahead of time to get her perspective and after discussing our concerns and her explanation of what had happened - we decided to continue with the plan to rent and I'm glad we did. Everything was wonderful, beds were comfortable and overall home was clean. We hiked during the day and spent both nights at the house - making dinner, spending time around the fire pit and playing cards. Overall a great weekend and I think a good value compared to other homes in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderfully relaxing week on a beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse had so much character, and supplied everything we needed. The grounds were gorgeous to walk around and the deck provided a nice outdoor space to grill. We had 3 adults and two teens and the space was sufficient for sleeping and privacy. There was a small selection of movies and a large selection of magazines and books. I could've sat on the porch and read the entire 4 days and been quite happy with the view and material. The water pressure was strong in the showers. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renters Beware

  • 1 of 5

Vacation Property Renters Beware!

Let this review serve as a warning to anyone contemplating renting this property; you will be sorry if you do. We recently had intentions to rent the property for a long weekend getaway, but when we arrived late on a Thursday afternoon with our four year old daughter, after a two hour journey from our home, we encountered the disgusting mess left by the previous tenants. The house had not been cleaned! Dirty sheets on the beds, dirty towels on the bathroom floor, clumps of hair in the bathtub and dirty dishes in the sink are just a few examples of what we observed. Further inspection of the house revealed to us that it’s condition was nowhere near what it appeared to be in the VRBO website photos. It was obvious to us that the property is not properly maintained. Furthermore, the photos on the property web site were taken at advantageous angles that mislead one into believing that the property is on an idyllic site, and in a quiet and private setting, when in fact the house is only a few steps from the road. The written description of the site is misleading as well and fails to mention that the vast majority of the property’s seven acres is a virtually inaccessible hillside, with sheer rockcliff. Shortly after our arrival, we called the property owner, who suggested that we go have dinner somewhere and return after the house was cleaned. This was not acceptable to us as it was clear that it would take several hours if not days to bring the house into the condition portrayed on the web site. We declined Barbara’s offer and she advised that we would receive a full refund. Now, on a Thursday evening, we had to find other accommodations for the weekend! A review of our credit card transactions several days later revealed that only a portion of our payment was credited to our account. Barbara had failed to ‘cancel’ the reservation so $205 in fees were not refunded. And that is not all… After a lengthy discussion with a representative from HomeAway, we learned that Barbara had changed our e-mail address on the HomeAway listing records for the reservation, which meant that we could not leave a review (That explains why there are only stellar 5 star reviews of the property!). Thankfully HomeAway took care of that situation and we were able to post this review. We have had great VRBO experiences in the past, this was the exception.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing trip to Barbara's historic cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Ok, the very first sound that greeted us was of hermit thrushes singing from the beautiful rock cliffs surrounding the house. A light fog had settled across the yard, which made the spring green glow and the little house look so inviting. Her rhododendrons are gorgeous and were a familiar touch of home, having driven 13 hours from the NC mountains.

What a blessed week the Lord gave. We hiked to Kaaterskill Falls, Plattekill Falls, High Falls in Philmont, Artist's Falls and Bash Bish Falls. Loved the country drives (all the stone homes are especially different for us and just lovely) and shopping/poking around in Rhinebeck. Lunch at Terrapin was delicious. Vanderbilt's house is under Reno right now but the Hudson views from the grounds are gorgeous and worth a stop. Loved the Ashokan reservoir so much and never got tired of crossing it over and over. LOL. Barbara is just a wonderful hostess and her cabin is so comfortable. That hot shower felt fantastic after those rainy hikes. Such a great stay. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kendal, Cumbria. UK

Exactly as expected

  • 5 of 5

Suited us and provides an an ideal location for mountain lovers.

Very helpful owner

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barbara Lindorme
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Parlez lentement si vous plait :D
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

Why Barbara Lindorme chose Samsonville

It's the perfect retreat for loving outdoors ~ so much life and fun things to explore, it's a great getaway for family and friends as well as oneself for solitude ~ just about anything needed to replenish strengthen rejuvenate and enjoy!


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Stewart Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak Rhinebeck St
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
New York State Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
LMark Grille,TheOldCountryInn. Live music,fplaces
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Belleayre & Hunter Mountains
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
The Reservoir-(Lake view for walking)
Car: necessary

A great place for hikers, bikers, skiers, artists, writers, poets, cooks, bakers or folks wanting to get away for peaceful solitude, or plan a fun vacation with friends. Near all warm weather activities and close to all Catskills ski resorts for snowy winter stays. 15mi. to Woodstock, Phoenicia and many small towns in between!

Other Activities: Rock climbing, skiing, tubing and spas

Golf: Several 4 star rated courses in the area

Stone Dock ; Wiltwyck ; Alapaha ; New Paltz ; Nevele Grande ; Apple Greens ; Dinsmore

Ski: Belleayre and Hunter are both wonderful day trips from the house. Nestled just about half way in between the two locations, either destination works -or- trying both is fun for mixing things up. Enjoy the scenic drive in the morning and relaxing at the end of the day coming to the full kitchen for fun dinners with friends~


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Samsonville, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £40.98
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.86
Pet Fee £71.89

After you've booked online, we send the check-in agreement (ck-in 4p/ck-out11a) to your direct email (thank you for providing that) just prior to your stay. You'll also receive a pdf/.doc with a bunch of information for the house and area along with access instructions and a code for your stay! The house is in the park reserve area so renters must mind park guidelines.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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