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Peaceful, Classic Log Cabin With Access To State Land From The Front Porch

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms. Sleeps one adult couple plus two single bedrooms.

Enjoy your weekend, week, or longer stay in our comfortable and cozy updated log cabin in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Peaceful and away from it all, yet with all modern conveniences if you need them.

Situated back from a quiet, canopied road, our chalet-style log cabin offers a wraparound porch with BBQ for outdoor dining, and a firepit behind the house for campfires and s'mores. Step outside to:

* Hike a nearby trail to a beautiful, secluded pond

* Stroll through state lands, your playground off the front porch

* Watch the kids have fun in the stream

* Walk down our country lane to wade in beautiful waterfalls.

Relax in the warm and inviting open-plan downstairs area with kitchen, dining room, and sitting room with wood-burning stove. Retire to the master bedroom with adjacent bathroom, or enjoy one of the two upstairs bedrooms under the eaves (with half bathroom).^^

Looking for winter sports? It's just 45 minutes to Plattekill or Bellayre, and you can connect to hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails just outside the front door!

Like to fish? Trout Town USA, with five of America's top trout streams, is 10 minutes away.

Hunter? Step off the porch to access hundreds of acres of state land full of turkey and deer.

You must be 21 years of age to rent this cabin.

^^ The master bedroom has a full/queen bed, the upstairs rooms each have a single (twin) bed, and the living room has a comfy foldout sofa bed.

Please note that the TV is not satellite connected, only DVD’s.

More Details

Owner/ Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Downsville in Town of Colchester

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


3.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Peaceful, Classic Log Cabin With Access To State Land From The Front Porch
average rating of 3.7272727 based on 11 reviews

Very good

  • 4 of 5

Very good Naice

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sir. You were an awesome guest as well. Please come back as you wish. Eric.
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Nice home, but could be better appointed.

  • 3 of 5

The attractive log cabin home is well located for recreation around the New York City reservoir. If you intend to cook, the kitchen is modestly appointed at best. There was a teflon pan that is a health hazard to cook with. I also expect to have the light above the stove working. It wasn't. Fortunately we found a spare bulb. Other complaints: The outside porch light didn't work, the grill ran out of propane the first night, with no spare, and the dryer heated but didn't spin. Also, expect to be greeted by unleashed barking dogs from the neighbor's yard.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Upstairs nice but main floor was filthy and very outdated. Missing light bulbs and grimy bath

  • 2 of 5

Would not rent this again. The house smelled of heating oil and the heat went off twice. The house made loud noises all night long

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to get away with some friends! Quiet surroundings with great views of the stars!

  • 4 of 5

The house can comfortably fit one family and has some nice land to sit out on and BBQ on. Had some trouble finding places to go close by so if you want to go away and just relax around the house with some friends, this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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cleanliness, upkeep and comfort were lacking

  • 2 of 5

In short, we were not satisfied with our stay and ended up leaving the morning after we arrived. Specifically, we were concerned with cleanliness and upkeep. The cabin did not appear as though it had not been cleaned since the last occupants left. For example, there were loose hairs and toothpaste spit residue in the bathroom sink, a used towel on the towel bar, and the shower was unclean. Additionally, shortly after our arrival, one of our children cut himself on a jagged piece of sheet metal in the side doorway to the porch (appeared to be a metal flange from old weather stripping). We did not feel it was appropriate to stay there with small kids.

Lastly, it was a very hot weekend and the upstairs bedrooms were uninhabitable due to the heat because we could not open the windows to cool it off. Some of the windows did not open, and the ones that did open did not have screens and could not be left open because of mosquitoes and other bugs.

We hoped for and expected a cozy rustic cottage with a few "luxuries"—at a minimum clean sheets, towels and bathrooms –but what we found was below our expectations.

This same feedback was provided to the property manager/owner who sent a message saying they would "get to the bottom of it." We never heard anything else back from the property manager.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Eric's cabin was absolutely wonderful! Eric was so accommodating with making sure there was plenty of firewood, and propane in the grill prior to arriving. The cabin is in a nice priavte setting and very relaxing. We would definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Libby! I'm glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay! Eric.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Downsville, New York

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £42.34

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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