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Tranquil Paradise With Lake And Catskill Mountain Views

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday bungalow in Margaretville - Rainbow Ranch

Dogs With References Ok! • Stylish Bungalow • 2 Bedroom • 1.5 Bath • Sleeps 4

Nestled high on the hill looking out over Pepacton reservoir, you'll find our treetop bungalow set in 5 acres of woodland and wildflower gardens. Travel just 2.5 hours from the George Washington bridge and leave the city far behind. Reconnect with fresh air, tranquility, and nature. This is true wilderness.

The 1,400 square foot Rainbow Ranch has two bedrooms (one king, one queen) and 1.5 bathrooms providing a spacious getaway for 4. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to make a delicious meal out of the fresh organic produce and homemade delights you find at farm stands and farmer’s markets and there's a dishwasher to ease the clean up.

Walk through the dining room to the giant living room and warm yourself at the bluestone fire place, flanked by octagonal windows. Step through the picture window to the sweeping sundeck – nearly the size of the house again. Recline and enjoy your morning coffee listening to the birds and looking out over the lake with the Catskills reaching out beyond. ...and, if the coffee isn't cutting it, you can complete the wake-up with a dip under our outdoor shower.

If you can tear yourself away from the view, there are awesome hikes (everywhere!), swimming holes (20 mins), fly fishing on Beaverkill (30 min), fishing/kayaking on Pepacton Reservoir (5 mins), swimming at little pond (20 min), skiing at Belleayre (25 mins) and Plattekill (30 mins), Belleayre Music Festival (15 mins), legendary fall colors (everywhere!), antiques, auctions, and crafts (everywhere!).

Don't feel like roasting marshmallows around our campfire under countless stars surrounded by fireflies? Head to Andes (15 min), an upstate NYC outpost, and get big city comforts with a village vibe. Margaretville (great supermarket - 5 min), Bovina (15 min) Arkville (8 min), and Roxbury (20 min) also offer great dining options and mountain hospitality.

We’ll provide a full list of tips on activities, trails, and places to eat and we have a map room packed with leaflets and maps from local places, so you’ll get most out of your stay.

Great things we didn’t mention yet!

Campfire • volley ball • croquet • bocce • skittles • horseshoes • badminton • tree swing • outdoor shower • hammocks • sleds • telescope • fireplace • firewood • local phone • DSL wifi • 39' flatscreen • Dish with HBO • 100s of DVDs • ipod speakers • record player • internet radio • board games • Egyptian cotton sheets • down comforters • hair dryer • luggage racks • ironing board • fan • portable AC • washer/dryer • dishwasher • microwave • toaster • coffee grinder/maker • cocktail skaker • barbeque

You’ll return to the city recharged, laden with delicious produce, and planning your next trip!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rolla and Heather
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Tranquil Paradise With Lake And Catskill Mountain Views
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

A wonderful long weekend in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

We visited in early October, and the leaves are just beginning to turn. We actually noticed a difference over just 4 days! The cabin is wonderful. Comfortable, clean, well appointed. We had a great time making fires in the fire pit, roasting marshmallows, and enjoyed the lawn games in the evenings. In the day time, we enjoyed the hiking trails nearby, and one of us was able to get work done with the cabin's WIFI. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals, and a full service grocery store is less than 10 minutes away. Beds were very comfy, and the grounds are beautiful - decks with lovely views, raspberries growing wild, and a well-stocked wood pile. We would definitely come back again for another fun and relaxing stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation Nation

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed for 2 nights in the middle of August. The summer weather up in the mountains was hot in the sun, nice in the shade and perfect at Rainbow Ranch. We are serious AC users and we never needed it once.

The house was lovely. The grounds are beautifully kept and the deck overlooking the Pepacton Reservoir leads you straight into relaxation mode. We started and ended our days in the outdoor shower, an excellent bonus. The house wifi worked like a charm and there were TONS of movies to watch.

We had our 2yr old son with us, and while the house and grounds are not childproof, theyre also not difficult to navigate with an on-the-move kid. You just have to be mindful.

The only regret we have was that we couldn't stay longer. Next time for sure.

Thank you, Rolla and Heather!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing mountain get-away!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an amazing time at the Rainbow Ranch! The beautiful home is extremely spacious and comfortable, nestled within lush trees and gardens with a picturesque view of the nearby reservoir and mountains. The house is well appointed with everything one could want for cooking, bbq-ing and entertainment, and there is plenty of great outdoor activities and dining nearby. We glowingly recommend the Rainbow Ranch, and would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay! Loved it! Such a cozy place to stay in the winter time. We played board games, cooked dinners, had wine by the fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Thanksgiving Stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for Thanksgiving and had an amazing time. The views are just beautiful and the house is secluded, we didn't see another person for days. The bed was comfortable and we loved the wood finish in the bathroom. The house itself was rustic which was fine, we really enjoyed the fireplace and the outdoor fire pit. Our dogs had fun running around the yard or hanging on the back deck. The sectional sofa in the photos is no longer there which isn't a huge deal but was a little disappointing because seating wasn't as comfortable as we had hoped. The house wasn't as clean as we had hoped, there was some dust and cobwebs, the kitchen had to be swept and we had to pick up a container of push pins that were scattered on the map room floor so we didn't step on them. I wouldn't even mention it except that we were hated a cleaning fee so I didn't expect to have to clean when we arrived. Overall though, none of these things detracted from a really wonderful couple of days in total seclusion relaxing with nature and each other. I would totally recommend this house if you are looking for a vacation in the woods.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had a great time. Thank you for the feedback on the cleaning. We will definitely pass that along to our housekeeper so we can do better next time. Sorry also about the sectional. We had a loaner while we were getting it re-upholstered and the one in the pictures is now back in place. Sorry you missed out on it - it is a cozy one...
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Great stay. Would come again.

  • 4 of 5

Great stay. Place is nice and private. House was well-equipped. Had an initial problem with heating and hot water but the owners took care of the situation right away. Thank goodness the WiFi worked. The landline (phone) was out of service so if WiFi didn't work, we would have lost all communication... Which would be cause for concern in the case of an emergency. Other than this minor hiccup, everything else was fantastic. Had a great time relaxing, grilling, sitting cozy by the fire. Would come again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great stay and relieved we were able to get the heat back on quick. Really sorry for the hassle and thank you for your patience!
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
La Guardia
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Andes Hotel
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
HANAH Mountain Resort & Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Rhinecliff Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
51 Miles
Interstate 87
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Two Old Tarts Bakery & Café
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Little Pond
Car: necessary

Check out all the awesome things to do near Andes here!



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Margaretville, Catskills

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41
Cleaning £98
Refundable Damage Deposit £205

Check in is after 3:00pm and check out is at 12 noon. We will be flexible if we do not have arrivals same day.

We do not allow Saturday to Saturday week long rentals as they prevent bookings on two weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Margaretville in New York

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Convenient en-suite half bath
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , New wood-panelled bathroom with tub and rain shower
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower , Shower outdoors surrounded by woodland
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bright and spacious with en-suite half bath and closet space
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen with Egyptian cotton sheets and loads of closet space
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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