|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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!
Great place to stay for relaxing. We found ourselves only leaving to go to the grocery store which is only 10 minutes away. The outside of the house has a nice area with a firepit where the kids and dog could run around and play in the snow. Beautiful deck with a BBQ that over looks the reservoir with amazing views. We spent the days outside and the nights inside cooking and sitting around the nice cozy fireplace. House has everything you need for a nice peaceful get away. The only issue with the house is there was noticable mice activity and the house could have been a little cleaner. Would definitely recommend this place and look forward to staying again. Owners were very informative and nice to deal with.
Thank you so much to Rolla and Heather! Such a wonderful retreat in winter and the house was the perfect size and well equipped and we wanted for nothing! Love the picture windows and the cozy fireplace and thank you for the Netflix and amazing collection of DVD's. The map room was brilliant - figured out where we were and picked a trail about 10 minutes away for a day hike. Would reccomend to anyone seeking a little getaway for rest and relaxation.
Diane and Anna, Topper, Linnea and Smylia
NYC January 2017
We had a wonderful, snowy weekend at Rolla and Heather's house. The home is spacious and clean, well appointed, and quiet. The only issue we had was a leaky sink drain in the main bathroom which required us to brush teeth and wash hands in the bathtub or kitchen sink. I emailed Heather as soon as we noticed it and she assured us that their handyman would address it upon our departure. We would definitely stay again, and hope to do so during other seasons in order to take advantage of the outdoor amenities and the gorgeous view of the Pepacton Reservoir!
We spent a wonderful 4 days at Rainbow Hill with our two boys ages 7 and 10, at the very peak of the fall leaves. The foliage was breathtaking through the drive up, hikes at nearby Alder Lake and Big Pond, and around the property itself. The house could not be more peaceful and enjoyable...beautifully decorated/landscaped and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the plentiful games and record collection, and cooking dinner around the fire pit was a relaxing way to end each day. It was nice to be off the cell grid but still have wifi access via DSL, and the nearby town of Margaretville gave us our texting fix when we went in for groceries. Our only issue was evidence of mice and one sighting...our stay coincided with the first cold snap that must have sent the critters our way, but Heather assures me they are kicking them out. We'll be back to this lovely retreat...
We had a terrific time. Rolla and Heather have a lovely house with a very well-equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the fireplace and I did lots of yoga on the deck in the mountain air. Definitely will be returning and highly recommend the property for anyone looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of city life.
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£199|
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.