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Stately Civil War House near Kaaterskill Falls

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The Arlington is nestled at the base of The Kaaterskill Wild Forest

Welcome to the Arlington, a historic house rental in Palenville, New York. Originally built during the Civil War as a summer retreat, this 4-bedroom self-catering property offers the quiet, space, and charms of the country. Located in the first art colony of America on the banks of the Kaaterskill Creek, the Arlington is a hassle-free homebase for exploring the region or hitting the local hiking trails to The Kaaterskill Falls, North and South Lake.

The Arlington is located on Main Street in Palenville, New York. This recently renovated Civil War Inn has a weeping willow in the front yard and a 10-foot deep wrap around porch with large dining table and chairs. The expansive great room (30×30) includes a kitchen with full-size fridge, four-burner stove, microwave, and overhead ceiling fans. The bright, sunny living room (27×20) has wide planked wood floors, period brass fans, and a decorative fireplace.

Across the street from the Arlington is Circle W Market, a general store focused on local and organic foods that dates back to 1908. Palenville is also home to the Rip Van Winkle Country Club and a family-owned restaurant called the Fernwood.

The peaceful town of Palenville, New York was founded as the first Art Colony in America by Asher B. Durand. The historic Otis Railway, a funicular that carried people up to the Catskill Mountain House, is nearby. Kaaterskill Creek—an inspiration for many famous painters and paintings—runs through the backyard of the property. In season, a refreshing afternoon can be spent swimming in the cool, clean water of the stream.

More Details

Brian Goss
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Brian Goss

I grew up at The Arlington, and have spent many years restoring it. I split my time between Palenville and Manhattan.

Brian Goss purchased this house in 1970

Why Brian Goss chose Catskills

The house is so big, 3000 square feet, that you can get lost in it. Large groups of people can find their own private quiet space, while coming together in the spacious kitchen/great room or living room with both featuring 11 foot ceilings.

What makes this house unique

Centrally located for day trips to all the surrounding towns. Go antiquing in Hudson. Shopping, dining and gallery hopping in Woodstock. Hits Equestrian Events in Saugerties. Ski Hunter or Windham Mountains. Hike from the house to The Kaaterskill Falls, and North and South Lakes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Palenville in Greene County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Also includes two large sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom towels supplied, along with soap and shampoo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • All Bedrooms are on the second floor, along with two large bathrooms. All linens are provided, with extra blankets and sheets in the closets.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Stately Civil War House near Kaaterskill Falls
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Charming, spacious vacation home

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Arlington with our group of 4 adults, 4 kids, and 2 dogs. The house was convenient to Hunter Mountain, Saugerties, and Kaaterskill Falls, surrounded by nature yet not too remote, located on a well-trafficked road near a small store, gas station, farmstand, and restaurants. Brian was a wonderful host, leaving us a bowl of locally-grown fresh fruit, taking us to meet the staff of the Fernwood Restaurant so that we could use the swimming hole there, and offering lots of great information of the area. It was clear that Brian has put a lot of time and care into restoring the house, and it was clean, comfortable, and filled with character, not to mention spacious enough for our large group. We greatly enjoyed our visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Home in Palenville NY

  • 4 of 5

Thank you, Brian for a great vacation home. The facilities were clean, roomy and comfortable. The location was right near North Lake/South Lake, a great place for boating, trails, and picnicking. We also were privileged to a private swimming hole in the area. if we had any questions, Brian was there to help us out.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An unforgettable vacation !!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was more beautifui and more spectacular than words or picturs can ever describer. Yes, the house was more than clean and was mantained. The owner and his mother were extemely kind and made us feel at home. I have already started recommending this beautiful, historical home as a perfect location to my friends and family. Everyone was more than friendly, the retaraunts were phenominal and the zoo, waterhole, and horse back riding ect. was so fun. Good bbq-ing, and best of all what my family and i enjoyd the most was the quality time and family dinners!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Annie, I loved spending time with your family, everyone was so nice. Brian
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Fernwood
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Rip Van Winkle Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Fernwood
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Hunter Mountain Skiing
Car: necessary

House is located at the base of the Kaaterskill Wild Forest, on the banks of The Kaaterskill Creek. Hike to The Kaaterskill Falls, North and South lake from the house!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Palenville, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Memorial Weekend
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fourth of July Weekend
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 8.0%

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.

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