Cute one-bedroom apt between the Catskills and Adirondacks, with a variety of activities in every direction. Full-size bed, full kitchen, cozy living room. Extra rooms possible. Stay includes private access to field trails, pond, lake, and forest.
This charming renovated apartment comprises the ground floor of a two-story 1850’s farmhouse facing a quiet country road and is fully self-contained with a bedroom, bathroom, living room, and large kitchen. Your host lives in a separate but attached house. Your privacy and comfort is my wish, and that you enjoy your own space and the land. This is a place to wake up to peaceful birdsong and soft sunlight streaming into your bedroom. The bedroom is small but cozy with a comfortable full-size bed. The kitchen has appliances and basic supplies to cook your own meals. Just ask if you need anything! The living room has two comfortable couches and a 32-inch flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a selection of movies, and access to local channels, as well as books, magazines, and a chess set from Africa.
You are welcome to enjoy the landscaped front yard areas, including a small deck for morning coffee or tea and lounge chairs, and wander clearly marked trails through fields that lead to a pond, untouched forest, and wetlands lake on 30 private acres. The leisurely walk to these areas is easy and a property map is provided. Experience shinrin yoku – Japanese for “forest bathing” – by taking a therapeutic walk in my forest, on your own or with me as your guide. Take your time to breathe, relax, wander, touch, listen, and heal. Clear your head, relax your soul, and return home refreshed!
*NEW* A fire pit is now available for guests to enjoy right outside the apartment door. Bundles of wood and marshmallows can be bought at the nearby Mobil Station...
Interaction with guests
I will greet you upon arrival and explain the apartment and land access. I will leave you to explore or accompany you on a tour of the fields, pond, forest, and lake, and will provide a list of local services and attractions within an hour radius. I may be in and out but am always contactable and you will have full privacy at all times.
Other things to note
This is a rural location. I do not have WiFi but depending on your provider you may have service and there is 4G access just up the road. There is a Mobil station in Sloansville (4 miles away, basic supplies and great pizza to go!) and a Hannaford’s grocery store (8 miles away in Esperance), otherwise all services are either in Cobleskill (about 12 miles) or other, farther towns.
Guests are asked to treat the property like they would their own and respect the quiet sanctity of the area. Please enjoy but do not disturb the land or wildlife. A small pet may be considered for an extra deposit. No smoking in the apartment please. When in doubt, please ask!
I am a former international journalist and educator who has traveled extensively and works from home, in New York City, and around the world. I have owned this property since 2000 and am proud to have grown it from a “no curb appeal” listing to a natural country paradise teeming with life and energy. I am excited to welcome guests who appreciate nature, serenity, and slowing down to take it all in. Bienvenue francophones!