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Secluded country cabin upstate New York, near metro north train

Bedrooms 1
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

Modern rustic secluded cabin. 1 1/2 story lofted open space. Running tap well water, heat pump/AC, wood stove. Private nature surround with working garden and exposed stone. Close to Metro North Train into NYC (20 min walk) or 3 min in car. 1 1/2 hrs drive north of Grand Central Station. Taxi service available to and from train. Near the Appalachian Trail, hiking, golf, skiing and nature.

Appalachian trail is near by for lots of good hiking. There is a butterfly farm around the corner. Golf course around the corner in the other direction.. good for golf or cross country skiing..

Bike,(I have 3) walk, or taxis can be called at any time...

I bought a nice 1973 26 foot airstream, which also sleeps 2. Nicely perched on the property, far enough away from the house. The airstream has central heating , AC, stove fridge and hot and cold water, working shower seasonally.

2 pair of snow shoes for winter, and building an outdoor wood sauna by end november..

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About The Owner

I have worked at United Nations as exhibition designer for more than 10 years. Involved in many humanitarian projects. I enjoy gardening, architecture and just being on my property

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2010

Why The Owner chose Hudson Valley

secluded beautiful nature, very close and easy to and from NYC,

like sleeping in the woods with comforts of home

What makes this cabin unique

nature surround, golf course near by


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Pawling in Dutchess County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathtub with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • large lofted bedroom, dining area, well provisioned kitchen, living room converts into sleeping area also. depending, airstream may or may not be available for extra guests.
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski


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Secluded country cabin upstate New York, near metro north train
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The perfect quick getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a quick and easy getaway from the city and this was perfect. A charming cottage with all comforts. Even with the rainy/overcast weather, we enjoyed a lovely weekend just us and our dogs. We even got out to the walk across the hudson. Tom was welcoming and provided us with information about the area. He was the perfect host.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Charming and convenient getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a magical stay and Tom is a lovely and hospitable host. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, authentic and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful property offers a rare combination of location, accessibility, authenticity and comfort. The host, Thomas, was very welcoming, responsive and available to accommodate our stay in the best possible way. We highly recommend this rental for a couple, a family, or a group of friends.


The very charming cabin has a rustic and authentic look, fits well in its environment but at the same time offers all the comfort and cleanness of a renovated space. After Thomas showed us the place and gave us all the practical details we needed, we directly felt at home and enjoyed the comfort, decoration and vibe of the place.

It is spacious and feels peaceful, all the more since it is located in a very quiet environment, surrounded by woods.

It has a large open kitchen, a very clean and spacious bathroom, a large loft upstairs with the double bed, a nice living room with a large dining table and a fireplace (accommodates 2 additional people), and a lovely terrace + garden around the cabin. The design of the cabin is modern with plenty of light coming through the large windows but at the same time feels authentic and integrated in its environment.


The location is also particularly convenient as it is close to the Metro North (Harlem line, HM Valley Wingdale stop).

Even if having a car is more comfortable to get around, you don't absolutely need it and can also just come by the train, especially if the weather is not too cold/rainy as you can access the Nature Reserve/hiking trails/closest village with a bike (Thomas kindly provided 2 bikes).


Thomas was very welcoming, accommodating and available. We wanted to go hiking and he had great recommendations and explained how to get there.


Hiking: The Pawling Nature Reserve is beautiful, quiet and easily accessible from the cabin. The Appalachian trail is also very close and great for hiking.

Pawling: There is not much to do in this small town but is it lovely and quiet, we spent 2 hours there on our way back.

Rest/read: the cabin feels very peaceful and we liked just spending some quality time reading, talking, having dinner (there are all the utensils you need if you feel like cooking) and enjoying the fireplace.

We only explored the nearby area as we did not have a car but there was more than enough to see / do for 2 days.

We felt like 2 days was short and would have liked to spend more time in this beautiful place, we would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic cabin with great amenities and style

  • 5 of 5

Thomas's cabin is a great getaway. Rustic and modern style, with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Thomas was very accommodating and helpful in setting up our stay and ensuring we had information on the surrounding area. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ultimate retreat cabin - fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect retreat from NYC and city life. Highly recommended for a romantic couple's getaway, a small family or group. Spending the weekend at this cabin is to experience the best of upstate New York.


Cabin itself is very comfortable and inviting with a full kitchen, sleeping for 4 people and plenty of woods around to explore on the property. While very rustic and charming the cabin still has modern amenities and is close to stores, town and other attractions in the area.


The owner, Thomas, is very helpful in recommending restaurants and activities to do in the area. He was very accommodating and always reachable if we had questions.

Surrounding Area:

The nearest town - Pawling, NY - is very charming, has a museum, restaurants and a farmer's market on Saturdays. Fifteen minutes south of Pawling is a shopping plaza with more restaurants and shopping as well. We went to McKinney & Doyle, Big W's (best BBQ!), and to the Heinchon Dairy.

Bike rentals were available a 10 minute drive away from the cabin. Biking around the area was very picturesque and lovely - we went around a small lake above Pawling. Hiking is also beautiful with sweeping views over the valley and down the Hudson. Highly recommended.

On Sunday morning we went to the Elephant Trunk Show - an enormous flea market - in nearby Danbury CT. Very entertaining and fun! Definitely recommend!

Overall this area is beautiful, peaceful and a welcome reprieve from the hectic pace of life in the city - just what we were looking for. Delicious food, interesting attractions and beautiful nature to explore. What more can you ask for?

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great personality

  • 5 of 5

Thomas is a wonderful host and his property is a very special one. We arrived by train and Thomas, who made the trip by train for a long time, had very helpful suggestions for the logistics of that.

We went for a very nice walk in a nearby nature preserve, including a stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Bring bug spray in July!

It was July 4th weekend and some neighbors across the road celebrated with fireworks while we had a bonfire and Smores. We also enjoyed an outdoor grilled meal one evening.

Our group of 4 - one couple and two singles - found the place a great fit. We stayed in the main house while Thomas was in his Airstream camper. The house is a very appealing combination of styles - rustic, industrial, and modern each in its own way. Although we didn't end up using the wood stove, Thomas was very thorough in explaining how to use it, as well as many other aspects of his house.

This is not a place for people who enjoy push-button anonymous convenience, but is warm and charming for self-sufficient travelers who enjoy something out of the ordinary with great personality.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
black bear restaurant
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
harlem valley golf club
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
metro north harlem line pawling or wingdale statio
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
hwy 22
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
black bear restaurant
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
thunder ridge, Patterson NY
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
15 min drive to bulls bridge, kent, ct
Car: recommended

Right near appalachian trail, lots of good hiking in the area!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Pawling, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £46.61
Additional Guest Fee £31.07 per person per night
Damage Deposit £233.04

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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