4 Catskills Rentals Ideal for an Intimate Escape

  |  July 13, 2023

Located in the Western Catskills of Delaware County, the towns of Delhi, Bovina Center, and Hamden and the village of Margaretville offer bucolic views, quiet nights, and lots of space to wander. The West Branch of the Delaware River offers world-class fishing; there are hiking trails galore; and the covered bridges in Hamden and Delhi are great backdrops for photo memories.

The pace of life slows here, giving you the opportunity to listen to the birds during the day and crickets with a backdrop of stars at night.  All of this occurs on the daily, just two-and-a-half hours from New York City. If this is enticing, we’ve rounded up four vacation getaways that are perfect for an intimate gathering, a couple, or just you and your bestie, available to rent now from locally-based R&R Vacation Rentals Inc.

Hamden Hill House

Enjoy the peace and serenity of nature in complete luxury with this beautiful Hamden Hill House. Situated on eight acres of lush meadows and enchanting forest, this 900-square-foot cabin features two inviting bedrooms and one full bath, and offers breathtaking views of the countryside. The home has a wrap-around deck with both steps and a ramp. The front of the cabin is a wall of windows that follows the sun throughout the day, providing plenty of natural light. Both sliding doors open, allowing in a nice summer breeze.

In the winter, a propane Jotul fireplace creates warmth and ambiance, taking the chill off.

Featuring open-concept living in a compact space, this home is the perfect match for smaller groups, families, and couples looking for a simple, harmonious respite.

The bedrooms are at the back of the house with one shared bathroom. The bathroom is also accessible, with a walk-in shower and toilet grab bar. The property is both pastoral and energizing. Paths wind through the property creating trails for walking, running, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, as well as prime spots for afternoon naps, picnics, and sledding. Pick a season, pick an activity!

Bluestone Cabin

Bluestone Cabin, named for its traditional Catskill stacked stone landscaping, is where you’ll enjoy an old-fashioned Catskills stay in comfort and privacy on 6.5 wooded acres above the quaint village of Margaretville. Minutes from skiing, golfing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking trails, trout fishing, and village shops and eateries, this cozy log cabin is equipped with a country kitchen, wood stove, central heat/AC, 200 Mbps Wifi, 65″ Smart TV with SLING, fire pit, charcoal grill, Swedish sauna, and much more!

The main cabin features a wood-burning stove, eero WIFI router, a  large-screen TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, games, assorted books, and an Echo Dot with an unlimited Amazon music subscription. The country kitchen is equipped with a gas stove, microwave, toaster oven, under-counter(mini) refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes, utensils, cutlery, and basic seasonings. Outside you’ll find an outdoor shower and an outdoor ping-pong table, available from April through October!

Bluestone can accommodate five: one bedroom has a king-sized bed, the other has a twin, and the living room’s two rotating, reclining futon chairs push together for a king-sized bed.

Bluestone’s private cedar barrel sauna is on the back deck. The sauna is equipped with a large picture window facing the woods, and a rotating timer. The deck also has comfortable outdoor seating.

If the main cabin isn’t enough for your crew, add the Love Shack to your rental! For an additional fee of $100 per night and a $50 cleaning fee, this cozy, private studio has a queen bed, mid-size refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, dishes and cutlery, Keurig coffee maker, Fujitsu split heat/AC unit, WIFI, TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, Echo Dot with Amazon music subscription, and a bathroom with shower.

The Shire Apartment

The Shire Apartment is conveniently located in the heart of Delhi. It is directly over O’Neill’s Shire Pub, which serves fine food and drinks. It’s the only apartment in the building.

A flight of stairs brings you to the apartment door, and another flight of stairs to the private foyer. The apartment has been newly renovated with all new furnishings and appliances.

Guests have full access to the top floor of the building except for the supply closet located in the foyer outside the apartment.

With two bedrooms, a sleeper sofa, and one bathroom, this apartment comfortably sleeps up to 6. The apartment is located in the heart of Delhi, just next to the Delhi Village Square which has a weekly Farmers Market Spring through Fall on Wednesdays, Fair on the Square every Friday in July, and other events throughout the year. Within walking distance, you will find popular area restaurants, cafes, and shops.

Off-Grid Cabin

Escape from the everyday noise and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the great outdoors when you stay at this off-grid tiny cabin in rural upstate Bovina Center. Set on four private acres of land, and surrounded by over 150 acres of public-accessible state land, this unique accommodation gives you the chance to stretch your legs and observe the beauty of nature.

In the cabin, large windows at the front and side provide impressive views. An expandable dining table looks out into nature, and a cozy corner loveseat is the perfect spot for an afternoon nap or book-reading. The kitchenette has a foot-pump sink and a one-burner stove; a Jotul wood-burning stove radiates both warmth and ambience. For modern convenience, Internet access is offered, too!

A cozy loft has a full-sized bed.

Get ready for an off-grid experience in a camping-like environment with luxury touches. Solar uplights brighten the trees at night and lighten the path to the custom-built outhouse—solar-heated water bags are available for bathing al fresco. The bags even have a hose and nozzle to keep it easy! This cabin was situated and designed to make the most of nature from every angle, tucked under the trees.

To explore more properties available to book from R&R Vacation Rentals, visit Rrvacationrentalsinc.holidayfuture.com.

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