Our spacious Village House in the heart of the Catskills embodies country living at its best in the peaceful picture perfect hamlet of Phoenicia voted one of the six coolest towns in America by a leading travel magaze and a short drive to Woodstock and skiing at Belleayre and Hunter Mountains .
Phoenicia's Village House comfortably accommodates up to ten guests. Our home has a very large sitting room where you can enjoy conversation in cozy comfort in front of a roaring wood stove as well as a wonderful country kitchen with all modern appliances - bring out your inner chef with plenty of room for friends and family to gather round and sample your culinary creations. The kitchen opens to a rustic dining room with seating for eight and an outdoor deck through the french doors . Upstairs there are four good size bedrooms (one bedroom doubles as a laundry room with super efficient large capacity washer and dryer). You will love the large back garden with deck, patio, side porch and English garden with little pond and lawn area. Open the “Mary Gate” at the back and you’ll be in Phoenicia’s Parish Field with trails that lead up the mountain with magical walks and snowshoeing in season through forest glens and miles of trails offering amazing views of mountains and the village far below.
We also have two other wonderful private spaces on the same property - our Village House surprises at every turn! Out the back of the property we have a romantic cottage with hot tub and fire pit which can sleep an extra four people and secondly the Phoenicia Loft which is our luxurious and private thousand square foot loft apartment on the third level - this has a huge spa bathroom withtwo person soaker tub offering lovely mountain views. There is an extra charge for adding the cottage and/or Loft-please ask Kerry for details and availability if you're interested . PLEASE NOTE HOT TUB IS NOT INCLUDED UNLESS COTTAGE IS BOOKED IN ADDITION TO MAIN HOUSE.
We have been offering our Loft and Cottage w/hot tub separately on Homeaway for several years (in fact we were "pioneers" with online rentals in the Phoenicia area). We recommend you see extra details about these unique and beautiful spaces and read other guests' experiences who have stayed in the cottage and loft. Simply search on this site for listing numbers 964991 for the cottage and 266836 for the loft.
Phoenicia has several good restaurants and specialty stores along the single block which makes up the hamlet’s downtown area- walk a couple of minutes for great wood fired pizza and tasty Mexican at Brio’s and the Alamo Mexican Cantina. Sweet Sues is famous throughout the region for possibly the best pancakes this side of the Mississippi. The Catskills are becoming a foodies dream with restaurants using fresh, locally sourced (where possible) ingredients popping up everywhere. The Phoenicia Diner on Route 28 was recently written up in Vogue Magazine for its locally sourced farm to table nouveau diner brunches and Tavern 214 is a new world gastro pub beyond compare. Venture a little further afield to the Peekamoose on Route 28 for excellent food and drinks in a fabulous setting. Zephyr Restaurant in Pine Hill is definitely worth the 15 minute drive. Visit our friend Dave at his fabulous Tenderland Home for unique gift ideas, the Mystery Spot for something utterly surprising and the Nest Egg is always a great spot to find Catskills inspired souvenirs, gifts and lots of fun stuff for the kids.
Unlimited winter sports are available close by at Belleayre Mountain (15 minutes) and Hunter Mountain (20 minutes). Woodstock, the “”most famous small town in the world” with all its amazing stores, bars, restaurants and festivals is just twenty minutes away. The charming towns of Tannersville and Hunter are also close by and accessible by very scenic and uncrowded country roads.