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The Red House River Cabin - with Fly Fishing-On West Branch River at Deposit, NY

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA/Sleeps 7 comfortably, will accommodate 8

The Red House River Cabin is 1550 luxury square feet and approximately 200 feet from the West Branch of the Delaware River. It sits directly in front of one of the best wild trout fishing holes in the Northeast.

The cabin comes with a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and newly renovated open floor plan with living room with cable TV, and Internet - great for entertaining. We are always making improvements to our property and last season's project included two completely renovated, gorgeous bathrooms. Reflecting our pride of ownership, this season's renovations feature a brand new kitchen with a new Frigidaire Gallery 5 burner gas convection range. Other new appliances include a brand new dishwasher and microwave.

The Red House River Cabin is beautiful and comfortable for fishermen as well as non-fishing people. The Red House River Cabin has a covered porch and a 600 sq.ft. deck with patio furniture for outdoor entertaining. Perfect for family get-togethers, couples rendezvous or romantic get-away. Enjoy a private, secluded setting with friends, business people or by yourself for some 'R&R.' Golf courses are within minutes, 3 ski areas are within one hour and a state park with a swimming beach is 15 minutes away. Mountain biking trails nearby or you can bring your canoe or kayak and launch down the road. Come to fish or to relax. Enjoy.

Fishing the Upper Delaware: The Upper Delaware is some of the best dry fly fishing in the East. Serious hatches begin in April with the Hendrickson, Quills, and evolve into the hatches of March Browns and Sulphurs in May. The last few years I have fished sulfur patterns from May until September. Of course, you can always count on various doses of caddis and blue winged olives throughout the season and of course the mysterious tricos on misty summer mornings. There are plenty of riffles and braids to try your favorite nymphs as well. When the water is a little higher, don't be afraid the bang the banks with big streamers whether you are wading or in a boat. The River Cabin is across from the Gentleman's Pool access, canoes can be launched here too. Stilesville and Indian Country drift boat launches are each within about two miles.

Other Activities: Golf, skiing, hunting, and general outdoor pursuits are all within short driving distances. Oquaga State Park is within 6 miles and includes a beach, golf, hiking, and fishing. Other golf courses include the Hancock Golf Course and French Woods about 14 and 20 miles respectively. Elk Mountain skiing is 34 miles, Hunter and Windham are each about 95 miles. As the gateway to the Catskill Mountains and Delaware River Valley you are in the perfect area to explore small towns, hike mountains, and simply get lost! There are several spas in PA and NYS within 30 to 40 miles. Be sure to look for the nesting bald eagles across the street!

Your invitation: We invite you to enjoy our home as we enjoy it. We have personally taken part in all the activities we mention in the descriptions above. We will do our best to put you on the right flies, recommend the right restaurant, and give the best directions we can to make your stay enjoyable. If you are here to fly-fish, imagine fishing for a couple of hours in the morning and then taking in nine holes of golf and still be back on the river in time for the evening hatch! If you don't fish, come and enjoy the peace and quiet and what nature has to offer all in the comfort of a 1500 square foot home away from home.

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Tina Winkler
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About Tina Winkler

My husband and I and our 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are from the Syracuse, New York area, but recently relocated to the Richmond, VA area. We love to travel with our dogs and they are our 'furr-kids'. My husband is an avid fly fisherman and that kind of directs all of our travels, including Belize. We are also history people and love to sightsee wherever we go. We have been going to Belize for the last 16 years.

Tina Winkler purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Tina Winkler chose Deposit

We had another property listed with Homeaway, the Red House. It began to rent out so much that my husband had no where to fish, so we bought this property, the Red House River Cabin, back in 2009. While it met our purposes, we immediately set out to make this property our own by steadily making improvements. 2015's project was two completely renovated bathrooms and an open floor plan between kitchen and living room. 2016's project is a brand new kitchen!! We are very excited to hear the feedback from our repeat guests (all of our May and June guests are repeat guests whom we consider friends) and our new guests!

What makes this cabin unique

We love the fact that the Red House River Cabin sits back far from the road and is secluded without being far from town. It is bordered by cornfields on the backside and just really gives the cabin even more privacy. The other reason why it is so great is because it is on the no-kill section of the West Branch of the Delaware River. This is world class fly fishing at its best!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of 5 (and occasional friends) have been blessed with the Winkler's love of fishing! We have frequented both of the cabins they own in the Hancock area between 2009-2011 and have only the fondest memories. We miss our visits and hope to return some day.

Both the Red House in Hancock and the Red House River Cabin in Deposit are well-kept, well-decorated, and welcoming. Our family has felt comfortable as if at home at both of these locations and the owners couldn't be more accommodating.

We have stayed at the Red House in Hancock during all seasons and have been quite comfortable. Along with the cabin itself, the remote surroundings are also peaceful and relaxing. There were a few occasions where our visit to Hancock fell on dates already booked at the Red House and we sorely missed our home away from home when this happened!

When the Winkler's purchased the Red House River Cabin in Deposit, we did not hesitate to rent their new cabin. It's larger, allowing for more friends to join us. We even had a graduation party at this location in June 2011 and the barbeque, porch and manicured lawns were delightful amenities for our celebration!

During our stays, and since, the Winkler's continue to make updates and improvements on the properties (not that they were needed). I would recommend staying at either property at any time whenever in the area!
Jun 2011
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Binghamton Regional
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Scott's Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NY Route 17/Future I-86
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Elk Mountain
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Oquaga Lake State Park
Car: recommended

The house is located in the Upper Delaware River Valley. Located in Deposit, NY It is west of the Catskills, with Roscoe 30 minutes to the southeast. The Southern Tier of NY starts 30 miles to the west in Binghamton. The Finger Lakes Wine Country is 1 1/2 hours away. Cooperstown is 1 1/2 hours away. In the summer there are music festivals near by, small town theater/dinner theater, and lakeside dining 10 minutes away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Deposit in Sanford

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , pillow-top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bed is luxurious with a pillow top mattress with an additional memory foam topper and plush cover. Second bedroom has 3 twin beds and Third bedroom has 2 twin beds. All beds have zip up allergy mattress protectors and allergy pillow protectors.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Located across from the Special Regulations section of the famous West Branch. Access 1 minute walk; numerous others including boat launches with 5 miles; fish all week and never be more than a few miles from house if you wish. 12 miles to the Junction Pool where the East and West Branches form the Main Stem. Three golf courses from 6 to 20 miles away; skiing within 30 miles; hiking, fishing, relaxing at Oquaga State Park. Prime hunting in NY and the State Game Lands in PA. This is also considered the gateway to the Catskills where outdoor adventures abound! You can choose to do everything or nothing at all! Several spas in NY and PA within 30 miles.


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The Red House River Cabin - with Fly Fishing-On West Branch River at Deposit, NY
average rating of 4.962963 based on 30 reviews

Red House River Cabin is a Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Red House River Cabin and this should be the second great review for it, but I neglected to leave a review last time. My bad! Don't let the word "Cabin" in the name fool you, as it's definitely a lot more than a cabin. It's a very nice house with lots of the creature comforts that you would expect in your home. This trip the weather didn't exactly cooperate, as it was cool and rainy, so we spent most of our three days watching TV (there's an extensive cable package), cooking (there's a nicely equipped kitchen), surfing the net (very good wifi) and just relaxing with family in a private and comfortable home. Tina and John are really nice and will go above and beyond to make sure that you enjoy your stay and they're always available and respond quickly to any questions you might have. Overall a great place at a very affordable price. I look forward to going back again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another restful and relaxing stay at Red House River Cabin

  • 5 of 5

A mid-summer stay at Red House River Cabin has become an annual tradition for our family. The kitchen is fully stocked and the beds are super comfy. The riverside location is great and we love late nights and early mornings sitting around the fire pit. Coffee and good company on the cabin's covered porch will have you hooked!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, We love having you and your family every year! I know that you love the Red House River Cabin as much as we do! Thank you so much for the lovely review, it makes us very happy! Looking forward to next year! Best, Tina
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Amazing Getaway at the Red House River Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at the Red House River Cabin. Great location on the no-kill section of the Upper West Branch, literally all we had to do was walk down the driveway and into the water. The RH Cabin is beautiful and tastefully decorated and the kitchen is amazing! Tons of prep space. The yard is just perfect for campfires with the fire ring. Highly recommend this property and the owners were terrific to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We have a loyal clientele and are glad to now include you as friends and family in our extended Red House family! Thank you for the lovely review. It is rewarding to share our home with folks like you.
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What a special four days in Deposit!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish it was absolutely a pleasure to deal with Tina and John. Tina made the booking very easy, She sent along a very detailed summary of the cabin and information on the surrounding area. The cabin is completely stocked with everything that you could possibly need. John was very helpful in discussing fishing on the West Branch. He even helped my boys hook-up with some world class brown trout. It was amazing to have three generations of fly fisherman side by side fishing in the beautiful waters of the West Branch. We will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, We are so glad you had a wonderful time at the Red House River Cabin. John said the boys had a great time on the river. So impressed that one of the boys had never fished before and caught a trout his first time out!! We now count you among the many guests that have become family to us. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Tina
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Second Stay Was Still Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

My party of four spent another enjoyable week at the cabin on our second stay, the newly renovated kitchen provides you with everything you need (except food) to enjoy your stay. The cabins quiet location offers you an excellent opportunity to view nature at its best, be it the bald eagles along the river in the front of the cabin to the deer in the fields in the back of the cabin. It’s always a pleasure dealing with Tina the owner. Our group is looking forward to more future stays

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Russell, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cabin again this year! I knew you would love the kitchen renovation. Makes cooking even more enjoyable than it was before!! We look forward to seeing you again next year. Again, thank you so much for the kind words, it means a lot to us! Best, Tina
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Wonderful Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the cabin! We are a family of 5 adults and we brought two of our three dogs. Everyone had a really wonderful time! The cabin is in a great setting just across from the river. Very scenic! Its very well kept and well stocked with everything we needed. We were very comfortable in the master bedroom with attached bath. The living room is very comfortable for a family of 6 or 7. The kitchen is great! Modern appliances and lots of room! Tina was very accommodating with anything we needed, and easy to reach. I asked about other bath towels as the ones we found were very worn. She was quick to offer to reimburse us for any towels we wanted to buy! I'm sure she'll replace them asap. We went to the Koo Koose Grill and Butterfields and loved them! Butterfield's is a real find! Such friendly people and amazing food in a cozy atmosphere! George spoke very highly of the Red House owners. Thoroughly enjoyed our night out at Koo Koose too. Very quaint town of Deposit, can't wait to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! I am so glad that you and your family had a great time at the Red House River Cabin. Thank you for letting me know about the towels as well. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Tina
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Deposit, Catskills

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.7
Cleaning fee £75.76
Pet Fee £37.88
Tax Rate 2.0%

3 day minimums are required during High Season. If you have questions or a special circumstances, please contact me. Holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's, Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's and Halloween, school breaks (ie. Easter and President's Day weekend, MLK Weekend) have an additional $100 for the Holiday Rate. Parent's Visitation Periods are also subject to the Holiday Rate of $100-this includes all area summer camps including French Woods.
We do not rent to people under the age of 25 for liability reasons. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

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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