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Large, Charming Home Next To America's Historic Beaverkill Trout Stream.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Home That Sleeps 14 Nestled On A Hill Above The River.

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in East Branch in Colchester

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Ground floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Second floor with oversized claw foot bathtub.
  • There is a half bathroom on the ground floor, four full bathrooms on the second floor and a fifth full bathroom on the third floor which comes with the additional apartment rental option.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • 1 queen sized bed in each of four second floor bedrooms, one of which also has a trundle bed for 2. 1 twin bed in fifth bedroom on second floor. In addition the study has a futon that can sleep 2. For an additional fee a third floor apartment is available that has 1 queen and 1 full sized bed. All but twin bedroom has its own bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
Access to the Beaverkill River at the nearby NY state fishing access point is limited to anglers with a rod in hand only.


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(16 traveller reviews)

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Large, Charming Home Next To America's Historic Beaverkill Trout Stream.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our weekend could not have been better. This was the perfect location for our group of friends to celebrate my wife’s birthday. A place we could sit in one room to play games, a table big enough for us all to eat at or just sit around and talk and other rooms if someone just wanted to be quiet and read or just sit and relax. The kitchen had all I needed and more than enough space to work in. Rooms? Perfect. And a bathroom for everyone! I can not say enough wonderful things about this home.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, fantastically maintained

  • 5 of 5

The house is so well mantained and it had ample space for us. Its a good choice if you want to unwind, put your feet up amd relax. Beautiful location and green surroundings gives you a calm and quiet but scenic break.

The house is beautifully maintained. Lot of open space for kids to run around.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and very well appointed. We had everything we needed (just had to provide food). We loved that almost every room has its own bathroom so we all had our private areas. We also loved the big kitchen filled with almost everything you'll need to cook. It was a relaxing vacation. The owner always answered questions quickly. I think the house was the best part of the vacation as the surrounding area isn't really for people looking to sightsee. You're going to be surrounded by nature so expect to just lay back and slow down. Thanks David!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

A large group of us had the pleasure of staying at this gorgeous home for a long weekend. The house had everything we could ask for! It had every amenity possible! And everything was provided but food and drinks! It had a large, well-appointed kitchen that allowed us to make meals without bumping into each other. It had a huge dining table that allowed for wonderful family meals and a place to play fun family card games! The bedrooms were spacious and clean. The grounds surrounding the home were beautiful! There was a large grassy area that provided a great place for a competitive game of wiffle ball. There was a fire pit where we spent time snuggling up to the fire and sharing stories and memories. A short walk down the driveway led to a road where we could take long walks, pick flowers and go down a little path to the river where we could go fishing. We all had a great time at this home! We all left with great memories and stomach muscles that hurt from laughing so much! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Last minute reservations!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Yellow House

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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David Gilmore
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About David Gilmore

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

Why David Gilmore chose East Branch

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 makes this chateau / country house unique

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.


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Tennanah Lake
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Middletown, NT NJ Transit
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Elk Mountain
Car: necessary

Bethel Arts Center


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in East Branch, USA

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £142.48
Cleaning £142.48
Tax Rate 2.0%

We accept personal checks, Quick Pay. Check-in is 3PM and check-out is 11AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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