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Catskill Ski/Hike Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

A cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath house best for a family or small group

Westkill – a nearly forgotten valley snuggled between Belleayre, Hunter & Wyndham Mountains. Enjoy the views and the mountain air as you relax after a day of hiking or skiing in the Catskill Mountains. Relax in front of the fireplace, that has two openings, one in the living room and one in the kitchen/diningroom. The interior is a renovated country farmhouse style with three bedrooms upstairs painted to suit your mood. This lovely little country home is nestled between mountain and river in the hamlet of Westkill. It’s great for hiking the trails, skiing the slopes, antiquing, or simply getting away.

Amenities include: Bedroom 1 - queen bed, Bedrooms 2 & 3 - 2 twin beds each, living room - double sofa bed, and 2 extra fold out twin beds. Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils Provided, Wraparound Deck with Furniture, Gas Grill (BBQ), Fireplace, Phone, DVD, VCR, Wii, iPhone Speakers, Selection of Movies, Wii Games and Board Games, Bumper Pool, Picnic Table, Towel Warmer, Washer, Dryer, Pet Friendly, No Smoking Indoors.

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Margaret Vyff
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Danish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2017

About Margaret Vyff

I am a parent, designer and environmentalist who likes to get away to the mountains. This house is a wonderful place to go skiing with my son and friends. I later found the Catskills are a beautiful place to hike! I have a big dog who hikes with me, so I needed a place where she is welcome too. :)

Margaret Vyff purchased this house in 2005

Why Margaret Vyff chose Catskills

The house is a 20 minute drive to Belleayre, Hunter and Wyndham Mountains. It's a lovely summer retreat as well, being within a few miles of the Devils Path trail head, which hits seven of the tallest peaks of the Catskills. The fall colors surround the house in spectacular glory!

What makes this house unique

The house is warm. The beds are cozy comfortable and I love sipping my coffee watching the mountain mist in the morning, before the rest of the house wakes up.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Catskill Ski/Hike Retreat
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Perfect Location to Launch Ski/Hike Expedition!

  • 4 of 5
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Marne's home is quaint, cozy, comfortable and convenient for a weekend or weeks if you have that time. It is the perfect spot to Base Camp for Hiking many of the well known Catskill Trails and you can Ski Hunter, Windam and Belleayre all within a short drive (13 to 17 miles). We did 3 days at Belleayre, but next time will do all three.....one a day. Then be back for Overlook, Slide, Devils Path Hiking in the warmer weather. The sound of the Creek across the road is peaceful and inviting. Thanks for Everything Marne!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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warm stay

  • 5 of 5
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Everything meet your expectations.internet is only Concern

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy cozy cottage.

  • 5 of 5
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Having 5 Adults in a house can be hard, but the house, while not large, is very comfortable and seems to have enough space for everyone. The beds and linens were really nice and clean. The property sits between neighbors, so while you're in the country you are not totally alone. If staying as a single, this gives comfort of having people around while still maintaining privacy. The house is off a main road, so it's easy to get to and from. I would rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location of the house is great, very pretty area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house is pretty, perfect for the weekend we had planned.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely country home in convenient Catskills location

  • 5 of 5
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I've stayed here twice with a group of hiking friends and we will undoubtedly stay here again. The home is cozy (but not small) and has all of the things you need to cook, relax and sleep well. The place is very clean, beds are comfortable, the kitchen is user-friendly and the fireplace is an added bonus. The porch and deck are great for hanging out on in the warmer months or keeping your gear on all year round. Added bonus: pet friendly!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Overall impression was very good. I can recommend to others this place as a vacation destination

  • 5 of 5
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My entire family stayed in Margaret Vyff's house for two days, 6 people overall. House was neat and had everything we can think of, even internet Wi-Fi we were able to get from neighbor house (with neighbors consent of course), despite my intention to keep kids off computer for at least two days. Little kids found a lot of toys and played with them, which brought a lot of delight. We had a chance to hike, parking a little bit further on Rout 42, even from the house location on the other side of the road there was an access to pristine woods. We also travelled in a neighborhood a bit, visited in particular Ukrainian Church, which was nice because I have Ukrainian origin. Of course views and air were magnificent. Thank you Margaret.

Viktor, Viktoriya and a family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Catskill Seasons
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Catskill Seasons
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Belleayre, Hunter, and Wyndham
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Belleayre Beach
Car: necessary

The Catskill Mountains have fabulous hiking as well, for all level hikers. I can supply you with a good selection of nearby trails.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Kill, Catskills

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter Season
15 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Pet Fee £36 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.88%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Kill in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Second floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The blue room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , The purple room. Trundle bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The green room. Twins are foldout cots.
  • Beds are very comfortable with down or polyester fill comforters. There are no closets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding

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