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Cabin on the Poetic Creek

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
......This is as private as it gets! At the very end of a 1 1/2 mile wood road on 11 forested acres with 800 feet of frontage on the Potic Creek. No houses in sight - or earshot. This is a charming 'Camping Cabin' in the woods. It has a large screened porch overlooking a meadow and the Potic Creek, a stream that flows from a reservoir serving the town of Catskill down to the Hudson River. The cabin is insulated and has an efficient Napoleon Timberwolf airtight wood stove. There is a queen size Murphy bed. This property is owned by Dresser Properties LLC. Your hosts are Andrew Peck and Chloe Dresser. ......Since the cabin is remote and off the grid, the only electricity is supplied by three solar panels on the roof that keep a deep cycle marine battery charged. An inverter has an output .........This is as private as it gets! At the very end of a 1 1/2 mile wood road on 11 forested acres with 800 feet of frontage on the Potic Creek. No houses in sight - or earshot. This is a charming 'Camping Cabin' in the woods. It has a large screened porch overlooking a meadow and the Potic Creek, a stream that flows from a reservoir serving the town of Catskill down to the Hudson River. The cabin is insulated and has an efficient Napoleon Timberwolf airtight wood stove. There is a queen size Murphy bed. This property is owned by Dresser Properties LLC. Your hosts are Andrew Peck and Chloe Dresser. ......Since the cabin is remote and off the grid, the only electricity is supplied by three solar panels on the roof that keep a deep cycle marine battery charged. An inverter has an output of up to 40 watts AC as well as 12 volt DC power. That's enough for the water pump, 2 CFL lamps, and for operating or charging small electronic devices. For water, you plug the cable from the pump into the solar charge controller, turn the timer switch that is located on the inside of the door frame a quarter turn clockwise, and water flows from the brass pipe at the well head near the front door. The forest has lots of wildlife, deer, bear, wild turkeys, foxes, raccoons, great horned owls, etc. There is a 2 burner propane Coleman camp stove, and outside, a fire place with a grill. There is an outhouse, not a bathroom, it’s a “camping cabin,” Flipkey did not have an option of less than one bathroom. It is NOT a log cabin, Flipkey did not have “cabin” as a choice, so that is as close as we could pick. It is an idyllic getaway for those who appreciate nature and spending time in the wilderness. It is about 25 miles north of Woodstock, about 2 hour drive from the GWB. . When we started thinking about the possibility of sharing cabins [we have a few off the grid retreats], the question was, how can we do it? The question we faced was, how to make it reasonable in cost, and at the same time, provide the needed cleaning and housekeeping that goes with having a rental. Hiring a housekeeper to change sheets and towels right away makes costs that may make the price for a 'camping cabin' more than folks would feel was fair. Our goal was to be able to keep this charming spot, not as a profitable business, but at least have most of the expenses and taxes covered. . T keep costs reasonable, we ask that guests be prepared to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, and, 'leave it as they found it.' We figured most guests who were interested in this type of retreat would be respectful of the cabin and of the next guest, and that has been true. . We started sharing another cabin in this way in 2011, and have been gratified that every guest but two [of more than 140] has left the cabin in good shape and clean for the next guest. Once a month or so, we check out the cabin and restock supplies, if needed. At the cabin are plates, glasses, utensils, toilet paper, paper towels, a Coleman 2 burner stove for cooking and propane fuel for it. As It is camping, we ask that you bring sleeping bags, candles and/or flashlights, etc. - what you would for any camping trip. In front of the cabin there’s a small stone fire place and with a grill. We provide cut seasoned firewood. There is a maul [a splitting axe] for splitting cut logs to the appropriate diameter. The firewood is provided for heating the cabin with the woodstove and fires for cooking in the fire place in front of the cabin only, NOT for bonfires. Please do not make fires outside other than in that one fire place. While it is cut to length, some larger pieces may require splitting with the maul. For the wood stove, up to 5' or 6' diameter works once the fire is going. for starting the fire, and, for cooking in the outside fireplace, it's best to split fire wood to 1 1/2 to 3 inch diameter. IN DRY SEASON BE SURE NO COMBUSTIBLES ARE NEAR THE FIRE PIT WHEN YOU MAKE A FIRE, AND DON'T LEAVE AN UNATTENDED FIRE. For heat, there is an excellent, very efficient Napoleon Timberwolf airtight wood stove. That replaced a propane heater which is no longer used. We will send instructions in case you are not familiar with the use of airtight wood stoves. There is an outhouse about 100 feet from the cabin. . THE ROAD: The wood road in is a mile long. With a regular car it's not a problem. We have a Prius, which is quite low to the ground, and we have taken it there a few times with no problem, driving cautiously over a few rough spots. We have had one guest complain that their car scraped the ground. . The last 300 feet, however, are quite steep and rough, unless you have 4 wheel drive, walk this last part. Flipkey gratuitously added the following misinformation after our description: 'Book this 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin in Leeds today!' We have no more room for our description, limited by Flipkey. If you inquire before booking, and we can send more information. More
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andrew p
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2017
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Please note: Flipkey, without asking me, and without permission, sends messages to prospective guests and signs my name to it. I believe this is unethical at best, and probably illegal. Here is the format of what you may receive, if you do, it is NOT from me: 'Dear [guest name], Thanks for your interest in [property name] and I'd love to welcome you to stay. Please click on the link below to view the quote and booking conditions. This offer expires on [date], so please do make a payment soon to secure the booking. Thanks again, andrew'
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Location-- amazing! If you like being in the middle of the woods away from everything including other properties this is the place for you. Cabin-- we had 5 people in there nd everyone slept comfortably. Place was clean and you have a lot of room...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Luke M
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Parking
Suitable For Children Under 5
Are there nightlife options close to this holiday rental? YesNoUnsure
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