We had a wonderful stay at DeerRidge this winter. The property was perfect for accommodating our group of nearly 40. The large main kitchen is set up nicely for large gatherings and meals. The location is easily accessible, and boasts a degree of seclusion while also being near enough to retail options in Hancock. Gale and the staff were very helpful and responsive from booking through checkout.
We came as a large group -- more than twenty adults and twenty kids. That means we had a lot of needs -- lots of kitchen space, play space for the kids, a place for the adults to eat and talk together, as well as private rooms for the families/couples. This place gave us all that, and more -- plenty of bathrooms/showers, a pool table and volleyball net, plus close convenience to town and nature. We've tried these weekends together in other houses, and nothing as worked so well as DeerRidge Estate.
Not only is Gale so nice and unobtrusive.the scenery, house, and air is
so beautiful and relaxing had an excellent time there and would recommend it to everyone
The estate accommodated our family totaling 52 adults and children. The privacy and spacious accommodations allowed everyone to have plenty of room for sleeping, relaxation, food preparation, and even eating as an entire group. All enjoyed the natural beauty of the Catskills including the views of the North Delaware River, daily sightings of deer, turkey, fox, and falcons, and the mountain hiking trails. It was a very pristine and peaceful setting to relax and enjoy the family. The two pools, two hot tubs, sauna, billiard tables, and fire pits were enjoyed by all throughout the entire week. In addition, there was plenty to do in the surrounding towns to entertain all ages. Staff checked in daily to ensure that everything was going well. The commercial kitchen in Deerridge was more than adequate for preparing meals for 50 plus. The family is grateful and well-satisfied with the opportunity to spend this memorable time together at Brophy Estates.
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.