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A paradise in the woods, with a view for miles.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1838 one bedroom barn, with privacy and glorious light.

Cupcake Cottage is a one bedroom converted barn on 4 acres of rolling Catskills land. The house has an open loft-like feel, with the bedroom upstairs, and downstairs has the kitchen, bathroom, and living and dining areas. Guests are welcomed to harvest from the vegetable garden, which provides goodness all summer long. The kitchen is fully equipped with every tool a chef could want, and the house is comfortable and private. A well selected record collection awaits, and wifi too.

The cottage is available for two nights rentals during the winter months. Otherwise, April-January, a three night stay is required.

More Details

Peter Ross
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Peter Ross

I'm a portrait photographer and spend my time going back and forth between Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, and Cupcake Cottage in Roxbury, NY. I've been renting the house out to weekend visitors for a few years now, and love sharing my little slice of paradise with some very happy guests.

Peter Ross purchased this house in 2004

Why Peter Ross chose Catskills

Cupcake Cottage was built as a small barn in 1838, and sits on a steep hill way up high. The house fills with light when the sun sets directly across the far valley, and it's completely magical. It feels entirely secluded and peaceful, but is still a short drive to groceries, restaurants, and area attractions. The best of all worlds.

What makes this house unique

There is a hammock under an old apple tree, a fire pit in the meadow, and the kitchen is well stocked with basic pantry items and cooking tools. There is a charcoal grill and a wood burning stove for winter heat. A vintage KLH record player and lp collection awaits, and a modern Bose speaker to output ipods and similar devices. Wifi, and an Apple TV with Netflix and HBO etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cupcake cottage was perfect for our weekend getaway and communication with Pete was easy. The house was super clean and equipped with all the essentials, especially in the kitchen. Our favorite features were the wood stove and record player (and Pete's collections of vinyls). We'd book again in a heart beat. Thanks Pete!
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Denver in Delaware County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The downstairs bathroom has an old and deep claw foot tub, and amazing water pressure in the shower. Guests can expect to find all possible sundries waiting, and crisp towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • There is a queen sized bed in the upstairs bedroom, which has an open loft-like feel. The bed faces the valley window, so waking up is magical. Afternoon naps are equally amazing, as the sun floods through the window and over the bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
A PDF, with directions, house information, and local tips, is provided to every renter.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

A paradise in the woods, with a view for miles.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

A Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

A very special property. You can tell when you first arrive that this is not a typical Catskills cottage. The property has fantastic views of the valley and range below from the living room, porch and bedroom. Peter has masterfully appointed a once clearly rustic structure to something between a mountain home and a hip loft. All the comforts and everything you might need to cook are available. We scored with the weather, one 70 degree day in February and an insane thunderstorm the next that turned into a snowy evening. The location is perfect if you're into exploring multiple villages, hikes, Peekamoose restaurant or just holing up for a weekend. Hope we can swing a trip back up in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Would give more stars if I could

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Cupcake Cottage for a few snowy days and it was wonderful. It is a very tastefully outfitted cabin/cottage with incredible views and proximity to some fun outdoor activities (13 minutes to skiing, door to door!!). If you have any desire to cook during your stay, the kitchen is wonderfully equipped. Peter was also extremely responsive and helpful, answering any questions we had almost immediately. We will DEFINITELY be coming back, and can't recommend the cottage highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please comeback again and again, and especially in summer when then gardens are blooming and the trees out. You were wonderful guests.
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Cupcake cottage is magic, and Peter is a wonderful host. The property and view of the mountains are stunning, and there's a beautiful vegetable garden full of delicious goodies in season.

Peter's record collection is vast--there's something for everyone, and everything sounds amazing on the vintage KLH record player.

The house is lovely and beautifully curated--the pictures do not do it

justice! Every detail (right down to the lighting) is perfect, there's a ton of really great art, and also a wonderful claw foot tub under a breezy window for long soaks. We can't wait to go back to this perfect haven and are so grateful to Peter for opening this special, unique space up to guests like us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! Please come back again and again.
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Gem in the Hills

  • 5 of 5

This place is exactly as it is represented in the listing. Which is my idea of perfection. Very private location up on the mountain overlooking a beautiful valley, yet close enough to a couple little towns for supplies, restaurants. There's an amazing garden, a stocked chef's kitchen and a comfortable, beautifully designed interior. Great lighting too. A lot of great vinyl and a wood burning stove make for a perfect way to spend an evening.

Bed is really comfortable and the window overlooking the valley is your headboard. So cool!

Peter is very available by phone and made every thing simple and easy with instructions where needed (wood stove, etc) I had a fantastic weekend and definitely recommend this place. I will be going back soon!

Craig from NYC

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfectly groomed and absolutely adorable, from the front porch stacked with firewood and the porch swing to the garden blooming with goodness and the hammock tucked away in the shade at the bottom corner of the property. The inside of the cabin is adorned with unique art, a record collection along with a working record player. No worries if you forgot anything at home Peter has thought of everything, fully stocked kitchen and bathroom, instruction booklet on kitchen table with things to do in the area, how to use grill, heater and fireplaces along with instructions of how to close up the house before you leave. We felt as if someone invited us into their home instead of just being at a rental cabin for the weekend. I will recommend every couple I know to stay at this adorable romantic getaway in the Catskills. This cabin is perfect for any season.

Kira & Joshua

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York

Most relaxing mountain getaway yet!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the amazing trip that I took to this paradise in the woods. From the friendly deers that greeted me and my dog upon arriving to the wonderful veggies that we picked and cooked, to my evening sorting through an amazing collection of records. This is a gem well worth the drive from the city in the fall (as well I am sure in the spring and summer).

Looking forward to my next trip!!!



  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Denver, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Apr 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £56
Tax Rate 2.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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