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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.

More Details

Owner/ Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Downsville in Colchester

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • 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


Very Good! 4/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Peaceful, Classic Log Cabin With Access To State Land From The Front Porch
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews

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: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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Great place, great owner. Had an amazing time

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my boyfriend and parents- we had an amazing time here- best vacation in years. Property is exactly how described and pictures are accurate. Owner is wonderful- quick to respond to questions and gave great recommendations. We will most definitely he returning- This will now be a yearly trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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very nice. loved the cabin but not clear on property lines. neighbors too close on both sides

  • 3 of 5

great area and cabin except for proximity to neighboring properties. frequent gunfire at any time, day and night. visiting dogs also a frequent occurrence, barking at the doors and windows. will be looking for a more secluded property in the future

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to read that the neighbors's dog was an annoyance therefore I have addressed this issue with them and it is resolved. I am sorry that some gunshots were fired but some people are coming to the area to enjoy the great outdoors in different ways and they usually do it in a civilized manner and respect people's privacy and rest. I will make sure to discuss that with them.
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Very Pleasant

  • 5 of 5

This house was so perfect. The fireplace really made it perfect and kept the whole downstairs warm and cozy. It is a spacious house and definitely worth it. The owner is extremely nice and quick with responding and helping with any questions.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Downsville, New York

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61

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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