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Rippling Waters Retreat a Unique Private Lakeside Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Country House: sleeps 2-6

Summer bliss in our pristine Lake: swim, fish, boat in the Lake. Hike 400 acres of amazing trails...including our beautiful Lookout Point. Spectacular Fall colors, Winter Wonderland to enjoy: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, horse drawn sleigh ride, ice fishing, horseback riding through the winter trails.Cozy up in front of the fireplace Harvest your Christmas tree!

Come and enjoy a Private Retreat on our Exclusive 400 acre Paradise.

This Shangri-La has been characterized by some as indescribable...but let me try....A secluded getaway with a private, pristine 12 acre lake perfect for water activities such as fishing and boating. Miles of awesome trails to reconnect with the serenity of nature. Soak up the views and ponder our mountaintop sanctuary. Meet our peacocks. Visit our horses in the meadows, the stable or watch them being trained in the indoor arena.

Plus, enjoy the organic flower and vegie gardens, pick/nicking in the pinksters, homemade wine, stargazing, bonfires and the list goes on....or simply relax in a hammock by the waters edge.

Whether a romantic getaway, a family vacation, a private or group retreat, or a country wedding, we ARE the perfect setting.

'Any season, any reason'.

Several types of accommodations are available....welcoming couples for a romantic getaway, families for an unforgettable experience or a large group for that special reunion.

Delhi is in close proximity to tubing/water park, skiing, restaurants, bookstores, antiques shops, yoga classes, golfing, galleries, Baseball Hall of Fame and museums.

Delhi is also 2 1/2 hrs from NYC.

For questions or more information call Laura @607-592-7152

Keywords: lake house, cottage, lake, trails, fishing, horses, cross country skiing, swimming, hiking, yoga, artist retreat, gardens, homegrown, organic, homemade wine, writer, poet,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About The Owner

I moved to the country to change the rhythm of my life. The peace and quiet of nature has opened doors for me to explore my artistic side and live a healthier lifestyle. My dream retreat is a private 400 acre sanctuary nestled in the Catskill mountains of Upstate NY. The house and property were landscaped and designed by me and includes miles of groomed trails and old stone walls. The retreat family includes beautiful horses, 3 adoring dogs, peacocks..... Hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, and horseback riding, are some of the activities that inspire each day....Winding down with a pen or a paintbrush or a meditative reflection along the waters edge.... Sipping homemade wine by the fireplace as the moon reflects upon the lake....these are just a few of the many joys that brought me here. Come and be inspired too!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2000


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Delhi in Meredith

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Horseback Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking Trails, Yoga, Fishing, Boating, Swimming, Cross-Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Sleigh Riding, Bird Watching, Organic Vegetables, Homemade Wine, Massages, Outdoor Bonfires, Stargazing, Mountaintop Meditation Lookout, Sauna, Exercise Gym, Steam Shower, Jacuzzi Tub, Tubing, Golf Course, Farmers Markets, Quaint Village with Restaurants, Antique Shops, etc., and more......Accommodations from 2-12


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Rippling Waters Retreat a Unique Private Lakeside Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

Private, relaxing, peaceful, inviting

  • 5 of 5

We escaped NYC for 5 days to this beautiful, natural sanctuary. We fished, boated, hiked, swam and biked - and our elementary aged children took horse back riding lessons and jumped freely into the lake. We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful change from our everyday city life!

Thanks Laura and Tom!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments! We certainly hope that you and your very sweet family will visit again sometime!!
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Perfect Quick Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to get away from it all, be away from people and close to nature, this is the place. My honey and I stayed in the cottage, tucked away in the woods. I thought I may miss not having a view of the lake, but this was even better...surrounded by nothing but giant fragrant pine trees and a pleasant 10 minute walk to the lake. The cottage was both beautiful and comfortable, having everything you need other than food and beach towels. We decided to drive in to town for breakfast (5 minutes away) and while there, pick up something to grill on the campfire (furnished with two camp chairs) located just beyond our private deck (furnished with 2 Adirondack chairs) for dinner, and some bait for lake fishing later on. It worked out well since we caught only a few small perch while fishing the lake - hardly enough for a meal so they were tossed back. (Got the bait in town, but we were supplied the boat and fishing pole). About an hour into the ride home, honey already wants to go back - were aiming for next month. Laura and Tom are excellent hosts. They gave us all the info we needed about the property and the surrounding area. There's a great hiking trail right on the property that brings you to a cliff overlooking the town and mountains - equipped with a two-seater Adirondack (pack your wine and cheese and hit the trail!). We are not "hikers" by any stretch of the imagination - this was uphill all the way and totally worth it (bring sneakers - lots of really big tree roots - tough to walk on with flip-flops). The one and only thing I would have expected that did not come with the cottage rental... curtains! There are nice big windows and not one of them is covered 9with the exception of the bathroom which the shower curtain provides sufficient privacy). This was a bit of an issue on night #1, but by the morning it was clear that even without the curtains there's no one really around (we just kept the lights off in the cabin at night and lit a small candle). I WILL bring something to cover at least the window next to the bed when we go back - but either way...we're going back. Thank you Tom and Laura for a wonderful stay! Hope to see you again soon. :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle and Angelo for your lovely review of your stay at Rippling Waters! We are so glad you had a wonderful time and we will happily provide curtains for you on your next visit ! It's so nice to hear that you took advantage of hiking the trails as well as enjoying Lookout Point etc...Tom and I do look forward to your next visit!
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Lindenhurst, New York

Perfectly Private

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible place of peaceful beauty. My hubby and I stayed here for a weekend getaway and couldn't be happier.

The wonderful hosts Laura and Tom were down to earth, accommodating, and so respectful of our privacy.

We rented the secluded 1 bedroom cabin (very clean and cozy). The other (2?) rentals on the property were being rented by families, but I have to say it was like my husband and I had the entire retreat to ourselves. It was so calming, relaxing and quiet.

The star gazing was awesome. We also took the row boat out and fished, swam at dusk, took a few swings on the rope swing, and we were fortunate enough to see the mist rolling in on the (pristine) lake while we were swimming that evening. I can't tell you how magical and romantic our stay was. We cannot wait to go back. ^__^

Laura and Tom, we can't thank you enough for sharing this hidden gem!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Desiree for such a beautiful review....even though we barley saw you both...we could sense your enthusiasm and love of the magical nature of Rippling Waters...Tom and I most certainly look forward to your next visit here with us at Rippling Waters !!!
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Close Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

Rippling Waters is a great place to go if you want to experience the simple beauty of nature with the comfort of a home. The property is large enough so that each of the lodging accommodations have their own world and appeal - but they are all brought together by the stone walls and meandering paths that reflect the skilled hands that tamed this beautiful section of New York.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Don for a most thoughtful review to a special family...we hope to see you next year and tell Hannah that Foxy sends a whinny !
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  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I had such a wonderful and relaxing stay at the cabin. We fished everyday from our kayaks, and often took the row boat out in the evening right before dusk. We caught many fish in the lake and even more in the pond. We also loved seeing the horses. We enjoyed making dinner in the cabin as well as grilling our dinners outside on the grill. It was the perfect escape, thank you for sharing your retreat with us Laura and Tom.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our great guests Ruth and Zack....
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Woodmere, NY 11598

What a great weekend

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and another couple, who we are very close with, came up for the weekend. We occupied the carriage house and the cabin, and we had the most refreshing, rejuvenating time. We hiked, fished, swam and relaxed. At night. we felt that the stars were straight overhead, reachable. After two days, zero tension in our bodies. Thank you Laura and Tom

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jeff for your wonderful review....we so enjoyed meeting you all and we love that you appreciated our beautiful haven to the fullest! Tom and I look forward to seeing you all on your future visits!
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Fenimore Farmers/Art Museum, Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass Opera, Zoom Flume Water Park, Pick your own Berries, Delaware County Fair, Delhi Annual Fireworks viewed from Lookout Point on property.


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