Gale Brophy, her husband Walter, and the staff at Riverview Estates are first class all the way. We had a party of 38 and it was all ages. Everybody had a magnificent time.
Kristen was our contact person and she is super nice and super knowledgeable. Kristen even sent us to a spot where the trout were jumping onto our hooks. Tony and her husband Tony with his son AJ, they are just terrific people that are always looking out for you.
The Hosts - Top notch hosts, ensuring that everyone is having a good time. They are always accessible and are obsessed with pampering their guests
The Property - There are a couple of different properties. We were at Deer Ridge, it is on a beautifully landscaped property. It has hills, trails, and a wonderful fire pit for a great night activity.
The Accommodations - It looks like one big building as you look at it from outside. In reality, there is a long porch spanning the entire frontage of the house. Off of the porch you can access a private 5 bedroom house, a large private suite/apartment, stairs that take you to a private are that has about another 7 bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms. Back downstairs next to the suite there are two rooms that are perfect for entertaining 40 people comfortably. One is a dining room and commercial kitchen and the other is a bar and pool table area. In the back of those rooms there are another couple of bunk bedrooms. Then next to it is a private handy-cap accessible bedroom and bathroom. In the back of the house there is also another bedroom and private bath.
Town - The area is absolutely beautiful and secluded. If you are coming from a city, this is just what the doctor ordered. We caught some delicious trout just steps away. The properties are very easy to access from the highway as well. As you get to know Gale Brophy, you learn that she thinks of everything. We had an outstanding time!
We had a large group stay at DeerRidge Estate for a weekend mountain getaway, and I couldn't say enough about how great our experience was. We had plenty of space, amazing views, and a lot of fun. The pool table led to some high stakes games, and the bar was the perfect place to watch the March Madness. The great room was really big, and we were able to sit our entire party down for dinner, and moving the tables we set up the perfect dance floor. The ranch-style interior decor was awesome, but my favorite part was the exterior. The deck are had a full grill, multiple heating lamps (they supplied all the propane), a hot tub, a fire pit (wood provided), and on top of all that an amazing view of the estate nestled in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. The owner dropped in, and she was so much fun! I will 100% be recommending this estate to friends in the future, and if you are looking for a getaway in the Catskills this is the place for you. We loved it so much our group plans on coming back for many years to come!
We had our annual youth ministry staff retreat at this estate. It’s a way for all of us to bond and finish the year off strong and as you can imagine, the venue is an integral part of the experience. We usually go to a beach house, but that tradition was outvoted in favor of the woods. So that led us here.
Our experience at Deerridge estate was a blessing to say the least. The whole team went above and beyond to take care of our needs from beginning to end. They even mailed one of our staff their forgotten wallet after we left. The house was large, and yet remained cozy, which is an important quality in the winter months. The hot tub and pool table gave everyone something to do when we weren’t rolling around in the snow and the view of the valley was a beautiful backdrop for our morning stretches. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we all left abundantly pleased!
We will certainly be coming back in the future.
Enjoyed our stay at this location, which was private and spacious. We were able to visit a diner in the local town in the mornings while still being able to enjoy ourselves without disrupting others. Gale was accommodating and an awesome host!
This is the second year we've booked with Brophy and we will definitely be back again! The entire booking process was smooth sailing and Kristen/Gale are great. Gale truly cares about her guests having an amazing stay and she lets you know she's there 24/7 if you need anything. The properties are beautiful and can fit large groups comfortably. I highly recommend booking one of the Brophy Estates!
Great venue for our school retreat! A group of 30+ people, we stayed for a lovely weekend at DeerRidge Estate. We could not have asked for better accommodations to facilitate our group-bonding! The space was beautiful, clean and well designed to suit the large group. Everyone was able to mingle and have fun with others in the common areas of the Estate [and enjoy the hot tub, pool table, ect] when they wanted to, as well as enjoy some peace and quiet alone in their own room when need be. In addition to being a beautiful structure, the surrounding property is very pretty and serene.