|Space||3,500 sq. ft.|
|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Beaverkill Manor, formerly The Yellow House, is just a 2 hour drive from NYC and half way between Roscoe and Hancock off 17. This 6 acre property, just a short walk to one of the country's preeminent fly fishing rivers, will transport guests into a uniquely peaceful, bucolic setting with a sprawling lawn and gardens to enjoy in the summer, while an expansive victorian interior with a gourmet kitchen is suitable for memorable family and friend gatherings anytime of the year. Enjoy hiking, biking, cross country skiing, birdwatching, canoeing and fishing, or simply relax and do nothing at the splendid 3500 square foot home which is decorated with sturdy antique consistent with the home's late 19th century architecture and not the least bit stuffy. Extensive woodwork, and original chestnut paneling run through much of the house. Each bedroom has its own bath. The chef's kitchen includes a commercial 8 burner 2 oven range, 2 sinks and a subzero refrigerator. And the kitchen is fully stocked with high quality cookware. The dining room table can seat 12, while there is a small table in the kitchen for breakfast. A covered porch looks out on the garden. Outdoor dining under a vine covered pergola is magical. Grill on a new Weber gas grill until your hearts desire. Inspired chefs can also pick fresh herbs from the garden. A butler pantry next to the dining room includes a microwave and a single cup coffee maker as well as a sink. The home has three parlor rooms, two of which have cable TV and DVD players. A mudroom/laundry room abuts the dining room and houses an antique half-bathroom. There is wifi in the home but no phone line. Cell reception works in the home. For larger groups there is a studio apartment on the third floor which can be rented for an additional fee. The driveway is gravel and includes a dry-stacked stone wall running the length of the drive.
Dave Gilmore, an economist and Jeanette Gilmore, a psychologist, live year round on Connecticut's southeastern shoreline where they raise their two children. They have been coming to the Catskills to fly fish for over two decades and found this peace of heaven they dreamed of in the big yellow house on the hill in East Branch where they vacation now too. Jeanette was born in California while Dave was born on Long Island. They met at UC Berkeley and lived in California together for 6 years before moving to London, England where they attended grad school and worked. They moved to NYC after London where they worked and Jeanette went to grad school for her PhD. In the late 90's they moved to Essex, CT and have lived in the area since. With two young girls they live an active life raising their children, traveling, boating and fishing.
David Gilmore purchased this chateau / country house in 2014
Once you see the property you will know why we bought it. It is spectacular. The scenery is beautiful with bald eagles cruising the river valley, and the fishing is epic for the patient and determined angler.
What is better than a beautiful period villa next to a premier trout fishing river with large wild brown and rainbow trout (even walleye and smallies for the pan fishermen) and a home suitable to entertaining family and friends in memorable setting. We do believe in catch and release - trout if properly released will live as if never caught and the population will make for good fishing for the ages.
My family had two days to find a comfortable place for 8 adults, a toddler and an infant. Unlike many of the other places we contacted, David answered our inquiry, and all subsequent questions, immediately. He was sympathetic to the circumstances (family funeral) and did what he could to help things go smoothly.
The house was spotless and oh so comfortable. The kitchen was cozy and well equipped, we all spent lots of time in there, even though there was SO much room to spread out, with 3 sitting rooms. There were plenty of places to gather with family and put your feet up.
The bedding was all beautiful and comfy and did I mention how clean and fresh everything was? We loved that we each had our own lovely bathroom.
The rooms are all spacious and the architecture is gorgeous. Charming place for the whole family!
The owner of this house is fantastic. We stayed over New Years and the house was more than accommodating for a group of 6 with three children. The house is clean and full of charm. Everything is provided and we barely had to bring anything up. We had a wonderful time sledding in the big backyard and building snowmen. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a fun getaway from the city. Again, the owner is super friendly, responds fast and is extremely understanding. Thank you for a fantastic start to the new year.
We spent Christmas in this wonderful home with extended family. It could not have been more perfect. The photos do not even do it justice, it's far more charming than it appears. Despite everything being very antique, it is immaculate and well maintained. We were 3 couples with 2 grown children and one toddler and there was plenty of space for us to have our own little corners of the house but still be together.
The kitchen was marvelous for cooking a big holiday meal - loved the double oven and 8 burner professional stove! Huge dining table that seats 12 or 14, more than we had, but you'd still be comfortable with that. There is also a ton of porch and mud room space to keep everyone's winter things without making a mess of living areas. We did not end up using the library/living room as it is sort of off on its own a bit. But the other 2 living rooms provide plenty of space - even when our group was divided between the 2, there is still a sense of togetherness as there are large open double doors facing each other across the hall.
Finally, David was very responsive and helpful with plenty of details about the house and area. One thing to note is that it is definitely an away from it all location, which David was very clear about up front. For example it is about 20 minutes to a grocery store. It was perfect for us as we were looking to just enjoy the house and beautiful property, but may not be for those who like to eat most meals out and such.
Without a doubt, we will be back!
My family and a few friends stayed in the yellow house over the Columbus Day weekend for my daughter's wedding at Handsome Hollow. The house is beautiful and comfortable, and we loved the fact that almost every bedroom has its own bathroom! The house is full of charming details, from the quilts, furnishings and woodwork to the pull-chain toilet in the downstairs bathroom. It also has modern conveniences, including the dishwasher and the internet service for wifi. David was quick to respond to emails and provided detailed instructions and information about the house and the surrounding areas. I would definitely rent this house again if I were planning another trip to this area!
We stayed in the Beaverkill home and were delighted to find it not only clean, but so well appointed, it felt tasteful and yet comfortable. It was able to house two families without issue and we didn't use a good number of rooms available. The owner was organized and more than accommodating. The photos don't do the landscaping justice. We enjoyed many hours sitting on the porch just taking in the abundance of green hues. The drive to the home became a game. We counted how many deer we saw each day and were even surprised to pass a goat on a porch. Wild turkey were also a delight to spot. I highly recommend this home.
My family has been making the trek from NYC to the Catskills every winter over the past decade. I must say, this is the only home we've returned to for a second stay. Not that the other homes weren't good. This one, however, had it all. What a great home it is. Great spaces for all. Great kitchen. Great hills for sledding. Small enough to hear the kids and large enough to hide from them. The fact that both times we've stayed the weather has been an average of -10 degrees by no means ruined our stay. In fact, staying at the home with the frigid temps was somewhat soothing. Sitting by the fire and sipping on cocoa with the kids really made us feel like we were home. If it's the Catskills for you, this is the home you must stay in.
Lionel from Queens
Bethel Arts Center
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£154.61|
We accept personal checks, Quick Pay. Check-in is 3PM and check-out is 11AM.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.