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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,560 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Stunning updated log cabin outfitted with modern comforts; classic atmosphere

Welcome to our personal retreat in the Catskills! Completely private and set on an acre overlooking the Hudson Valley. Perfect for a romantic retreat, ski, fall or summer trip with friends, or family getaway. Only 2 hours from the George Washington Bridge in NYC. Professionally cleaned before every stay; property manager lives only a few minutes from the house.

This classic log cabin will be your perfect home base for hiking, skiing, wine-tasting, or just relaxing while soaking in the natural mountain surroundings. Although situated only 10 minutes from downtown Windham with access to a main road, this house is perfectly secluded and enjoys incredible quietude due to being on the side of Mt. Pisgah, surrounded only by thick forest and beautiful farmland. Out back, a private hot tub sits on the remodeled cedar stained deck, overlooking a stone fire pit and a star-studded view that stretches all the way to Massachusetts. In the summer, picnic and play games on a sprawling lawn.

Inside, a fully stocked kitchen (including spices, coffee, and other essentials) and wood-burning majestic stone fireplace await cozy days spent holed up. Four bedrooms with queen-size memory foam beds (one of which has a twin bed bunked above it) and fresh organic cotton linens will easily accommodate you and your friends. Two charming bathrooms offer updated rain head showers. A wood stove in the upstairs master bedroom provides a warm and romantic ambiance. Enjoy a home-cooked meal in the stunning window-filled dining room which easily seats eight.

Upstairs, there is a TV Room with all comfy oversized couches; there are comfortable and lovingly maintained furnishings, beds and linens throughout the house.

There are incredible hiking, biking, skiing and countless other activities in the area. We have a list of our favorite things to do nearby, including favorite restaurants, plus more photos at our site online; follow us on Instagram at @coziestcatskillcabin and click through to our website.

Some things to note:

(1) For summer renters, please note that the house does not have air conditioning. The cabin is situated on the side of a mountain which is usually 10 or 15 degrees cooler than the valley floor. There are ceiling fans throughout the house.

(2) We have done our best to update the house with modern comforts! That being said, the house is in a rural area so internet speeds are not as fast as they are in the city. We have found that the internet is reliable enough to check emails or work remotely.

(3) While the house is finished and fully insulated, and cleaned for every renter, it is located in the mountains and (depending on the time of year), some critters do find their way into the home despite our best efforts and pest-proofing. Again, we have found that being careful about food clean-up and securing doors/windows (especially at night) minimizes any issues.

(4) The basement houses our washer and dryer and extra supplies are also kept down there. However, we ask that renters access the basement via the house and do not use the garage door, which is currently due for repair. As noted in our house manual you will receive when you book, we also ask that you do not park cars in the garage/driveway and only park in the designated area.

(5) Use of the hot tub and fire pit are at renters' own risk.

We love our home and want to be upfront with our renters. We hope you will come and love it as much as we do!

More Details

Paavana and David Lepard
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Paavana and David Lepard

We're a newly married couple looking for some respite from a busy NYC lifestyle. We love to spend our weekends trail running, fat-biking, winery-hopping, or just taking in the mountains by a crackling fire--and the Northern Catskills were the answer on all fronts. We purchased this cabin earlier this year and spent the summer prepping it for fall and winter renting. We've poured a lot of work into it, but we finally feel like the place offers the kind of weekend experience that we look for either on our own or with friends. We hope you'll love the cabin as much as we do!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the East Durham around the Town of Durham

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No pets on the furniture, please. No wood from the yard burned inside (fireplace or stove)
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master BR
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Perfect relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I are both teachers and ran our own summer camp program this year so we knew we definitely needed a little vacation to get away and spend some quality time with our pup. The Coziest Catskill Cabin was absolutely PERFECT! The cabin is beautiful, clean, spacious, and quiet. The yard, grill, and hot tub were also fantastic and exactly what we needed to relax, unwind, and enjoy nature. Thank you so much to Paavana & David for allowing us to stay in this cozy cabin, we hope to return someday soon!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed house with expansive lawn and beautiful views towards the Hudson valley. Great spaces for dogs to run or to look at the Milky Way at night! Nice hot tub on deck. Interior was comfortable and clean. One warning - on hot days the main room can get stuffy since there is no A/C. Ceiling fans in bedrooms and on porch circulate air well.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great time, great location, this property had everything!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was absolutely perfect. Rustic and modern, had everything we needed. The yard was huge, and the hot tub was a great added bonus. Paavana and David were responsive and helpful throughout. Would DEFINITELY stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lives up to its name

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Excellent layout. Excellent accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcoming host; sweet cabin; AMAZING views

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has incredible views, and is very comfortable. The kitchen is well set up, the beds super comfortable, and the fireplace is lovely. The beautiful back dining deck would be best in warm weather.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £97.97
Additional Guest Fee £33.91 per person per night
Pet Fee £56.52
Refundable Damage Deposit £376.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.