Private lake house surrounded by 1000's of acres of nature. 3 bedrooms plus a separate studio can accommodate up to 8 people outside Narrowsburg, 2 hours from NYC. We provide clean, natural and simple plus a few surprise amenities! Mother Nature provides an amazing view, a babbling brook, a serene lake and lots of wildlife including white tailed deer and bald eagles.
This property provides a peaceful refuge from the city. The main house has a large open living, kitchen and dining room with South-facing picture windows providing lots of light and a view over the lake.
During the colder months, this flexible space allows you to stretch out with some yoga in the morning, sketch in the afternoon, and enjoy a meal around the locally handcrafted table in the evening, followed by a card game in front of the fire. Or hit the slopes at Ski Big Bear in nearby Masthope and then head to Hennings Local for farm-to-table dinner.
During the warmer months, row across the lake, grill out, spread out into the screened porch, and tell stories around the fire pit, followed by some star gazing. Alternatively, catch an outdoor concert at Bethel Woods on the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, or dinner overlooking the majestic Delaware River at The Heron or Launderette in the nearby hamlet of Narrowsburg.
Each bedroom in the main house is equipped with natural linens, a ceiling fan to help amplify the cooling lake breeze on hot days, and ample space to store your clothes.
The bathrooms retain retro sinks and a mini tub in the family bathroom, with new tile, fixtures, and bluetooth speakers so you can enjoy some tunes!
A studio above the garage allows groups to spread out, with an additional bathroom/shower and kitchenette.
Some things you won't find here are a television, game console, Fios-speed internet (we have tried to maximize the DSL service with a mesh router!), ironing board or a 24 hour grocery store - if those are on your must-have list, another spot will suit you better!
The house is surrounded by five acres of grounds with a babbling brook and access to beautiful Fox Lake across the country road, and borders thousands of acres of undeveloped property owned by the Boy Scouts. A studio above the garage provides additional accommodation for larger groups and is occasionally used by our family guests, but you will have the main house and grounds to yourself. Don't be surprised if you wake up to white tailed deer or wild turkeys grazing in the yard, a gaggle of geese landing on the lake, or a bald eagle circling overhead - wildlife is abundant!
We are sometimes around to check in face to face after your arrival, but even when we are not, we will aim to respond quickly to any questions or issues. We can also provide referrals to other nearby properties if you need additional accommodation for a large group.
The house is 100 miles from the George Washington Bridge and convenient for everything that the scenic upper Delaware River valley has to offer - whether it be river trips, hiking and eagle viewing on the Delaware River, great food at Henning's Local in Cochecton Center, The Launderette and The Heron in Narrowsburg, concerts and festivals at Bethel Woods, farmers' markets in Narrowsburg and Callicoon, summer plays at Forestburg Playhouse, old school movie theater in Callicoon, performances at Narrowsburg theater and NACL in Highland Lake, skiing at Big Bear, or just relaxing around the house catching up with nature and taking a swim in the lake... We've tried to pin these and other favorites to an online map with an anecdote or two.
Great cycling country if you're not afraid of a few hills, but really you need a car... If some of your party are coming up from NYC, there is Shortline bus service to Monticello (17 miles away), and train service from Penn to Port Jervis (30 miles away) - the locations are pinned on the map. The roads are quiet, twisty and beautiful with the ability to travel for miles on end without encountering a stop light. The main hazard is the preponderance of wild deer!
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