Country Suite B&B – Windham, New York

Author: , August 2nd, 2018

Country Suite B&B

Two hours from NYC, Country Suite Bed & Breakfast and Barn, is located at the peak of the Great Northern Catskills. Beautifully restored, 5600 sq ft 1865 farmhouse, surrounded by majestic mountain views on 11 landscaped acres, accented by lovely gardens, gazebo, fountain, statuaries, gracious decks and balconies. The crystal clear waterfront of New York State’s protected waterway offers serenity and enjoyment.

The Bed & Breakfast

Country Suite offers five spacious guest suites each with private bath and amenities. Enjoy delicious, complimentary breakfasts served each morning. Pear stuffed French vanilla toast, fresh fruits, vegetable frittatas, locally made pure maple syrup and much more. Indulge in all the comforts of your stay.

Casa De Lhasa – Catskills Gay Friendly Vacation Rental

Author: , October 28th, 2017

Casa De Lhasa - Catskills Gay Friendly Vacation Rental

One-of-a-kind Artist Gem, 5 acres, stream, heated pool, pet friendly, 5 min to Woodstock NY

A soulful 100-year-old house w/all the modern conveniences, Casa de Lhasa is your ideal vacation home in the Catskills. It’s on 5.5 acres with woods, lawn, mature plantings and stream by which there is seating where you can relax with your drink as you watch nature do its thing. May to September: Heated saltwater pool! And there is an outdoor fire pit to enjoy any time of the year.

The house has a fully equipped kitchen and an awesome/one of a kind dining room that can seat eight. The outside deck is furnished with large table for perfect al fresco vino ‘n mangia. There is a gas barbecue on the deck for your grilling pleasure.

The den has wood burning fireplace with a full-size sofa bed and a TV. The living room has French doors opening up to the lawn and pool. Off the living room is a study and the entrance to a fenced in yard for your two house-trained small dogs or one house-trained medium/large dog.

The three bedrooms are located upstairs. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and jetted bath tub, the South Bedroom and the Blue Bedroom with a private balcony. In all, the bedrooms can sleep up to six persons. Upstairs has AC.

Make this well-appointed, tastefully decorated house in a magical setting your happy home in the country while you enjoy the delights that Woodstock and its environs have to offer.

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New York’s Catskill Mountains

Author: , November 6th, 2013

New York mapOnce Himalayas-high and populated by Paleoindians some 13,000 years ago, the Catskills (three hours or less from New York City) are truly ancient. Other than Father Time, no sage befriended this four-county collection of farms, forests, lakes, valleys, and mountains more than influential American literary naturalist John Burroughs (1873-1921). Growing up on a farm outside Roxbury in rural Delaware County, “Boyhood Rock” was his favorite perch. Summering at the farm in his later years, he gathered with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and others around the boulder, which today marks his gravesite.

“The peace of the hills is about me and upon me…The dissonance and the turbulence and the stench of cities–how far off they seem!” wrote Burroughs in “Summit of the Hills” (1913), penned here at the farm.

That is why I call upon the Catskills whenever I can, for a century later, these elixirous hills remain instant tonic for the harried urban soul. Lying in the grass of Burroughs Memorial Field by his national historic landmark Woodchuck Lodge, the summer breeze is alive with his spirit, which helps guide my pen.

Authored By Jeff Heilman – See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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New York’s Catskill Mountains

Author: , September 19th, 2013

Once Himalayas-high and populated by Paleoindians some 13,000 years ago, the Catskills (three hours or less from New York City) are truly ancient. Other than Father Time, no sage befriended this four-county collection of farms, forests, lakes, valleys, and mountains more than influential American literary naturalist John Burroughs (1873-1921). Growing up on a farm outside Roxbury in rural Delaware County, “Boyhood Rock” was his favorite perch. Summering at the farm in his later years, he gathered with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and others around the boulder, which today marks his gravesite.

“The peace of the hills is about me and upon me…The dissonance and the turbulence and the stench of cities–how far off they seem!” wrote Burroughs in “Summit of the Hills” (1913), penned here at the farm.

That is why I call upon the Catskills whenever I can, for a century later, these elixirous hills remain instant tonic for the harried urban soul. Lying in the grass of Burroughs Memorial Field by his national historic landmark Woodchuck Lodge, the summer breeze is alive with his spirit, which helps guide my pen.

Authored By Jeff Heilman – See the Full Story at Passport

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Upstate New York’s Summer Festivals

Author: , April 25th, 2013

New York mapLive in New York or New England and want something fun to do this summer? Check out Sherman Travel’s guide to New York state’s summer festivals:

There is a vast and under-appreciated tract of land on the eastern seaboard that goes by the name of New York state, and my family’s wanderlust for seeing more of it was ignited during a recent jaunt to Rochester and its magnificent Strong National Museum of Play.

I’m almost ashamed to admit that my knowledge of New York geography is so inferior that it hadn’t even dawned on me until after we left Rochester that I should have tacked a visit to Niagara Falls – a mere two hours west of Rochester by car – onto the end of our vacation. The good news is that we now have incentive to head back upstate – to see the falls, explore Albany, and pay our respects to Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame.

If you too have been contemplating why you don’t know New York state better than you do, think seriously about doing something about it this summer. Not only are many parts of the state perfectly outdoorsy and beautiful in the summertime, it’s also difficult to turn around without bumping into a festival or two that will likely yield quirky and highly memorable moments (see photo).

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Waterfall House, Palenville, New York

Author: , April 21st, 2012

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Waterfall House, Palenville, New YorkWelcome to the Waterfall House – the legendary Niobe Waterfalls is the setting for our charming two-bedroom, two-bathroom Victorian vacation rental home at the end of a quiet country lane.

Our private den can sleep two with clever and comfortable twin bed “sleeper chairs.” Most of the rooms in our Catskills vacation rental home offer spectacular waterfall views.

There’s also a romantic, wrap-around veranda that runs along the river – the ideal place for your morning coffee or tea (included along with a variety of wholesome breakfast items).

Our Catskills home is pet friendly – your well-mannered dog is always welcome, and we provide bowls and even a comfortable bed for your canine companion.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Herbal Bear Cabin in Grand Gorge, New York

Author: , April 21st, 2012

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Herbal Bear Cabin, Grand Gorge, New YorkWelcome to Herbal Bear, a cozy two-bedroom Catskills vacation rental cabin on thirty wooded acres, in New York’s Northern Catskill Mountains.

We’re just three hours from New York City by car, and about an hour from Albany, New York.

Our Catskills cabin offers a six-person outdoor hot tub, above-ground pool, secluded pond, and lots of wonderful mountain views. You’ll also find satellite dish TV, satellite internet access, and free phone calls to any of the lower forty-eight states.

Our Catskills vacation rental can handle up to four people.

During stay, there are no other activities or people on the property – you’ll have all thirty woodland acres to yourself.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Catskill Mountain View House

Author: , January 14th, 2011

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>Gay Friendly Catskill Mountain Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Catskill Mountain View House - Denver, New YorkOur beautiful Catskill Mountain vacation rental home is just two and a half hours from the George Washington Bridge, perfectly situated between Belleayre and Plattekill Mountain recreation areas (just 15 minutes from here).

We’re also just forty minutes away from Windham and Hunter Mountain ski areas. Catskill Mountain View House is in the town of Denver, close to Margaretville, Roxbury, Fleischmanns restaurants, groceries and shops.

There are many great things to do in the area, including skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking, antiquing, sight seeing and much more.

The Catskill Mountain View House is a great place to spend a romantic weekend, host a family retreat, or just get away from it all.

Our Catskills vacation rental home sits at the end of a dead end road, very quiet with no traffic. You’ll enjoy fantastic mountain views from our large front deck, and there’s a large field for play too. The trees along the back provides ample privacy on more than eight acres.

The Catskill Mountain View House has four spacious bedrooms, two baths and sleeps 8-10 people. For smaller parties, we also offer two bedroom/two bath rates.

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Featured Property: Stone House Bed & Breakfast, Hurley, New York

Author: , August 6th, 2010

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Gay Friendly Catskills, New York Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Stone House B&B - Hurley, Catskills, New YorkThe Stone House Bed & Breakfast at the Cornelis Kool House, Hurley NY, is an early 18th century Hudson Valley Dutch estate, with architectural features dating back to the original Dutch settlement of the New Netherland. It is possibly the oldest house in New York State that you can actually stay in, dating from circa 1700.

We are nestled in the peaceful countryside of the Esopus valley, by the historic village of Hurley, a National Historic Landmark. We are perfectly situated to explore both sides of the Hudson River, the Shawangunks or the Catskills.

Both the popular tourist destinations of Woodstock and Rhinebeck are just an 18 minute drive away.

Explore the historic Rondout in Kingston and take a river cruise up the Hudson (a 10 minute drive), discover the enchanting lighthouse at Saugerties (16 minutes), go antiques shopping in High Falls (12 minutes), or take in a concert at the amazing Fisher Center at Bard College (19 minutes) – whether you choose to go sight-seeing or just walk a local trail, this area has a wealth of experiences to offer you.

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