Birch Hollow is perfect for those looking for a completely secluded experience in the Catskill Mountains. The Scandinavian/Boho-chic cottage features four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a well appointed kitchen with all of the appliances you might need, a wood burning stove and outdoor hot tub, large deck as well as access to hiking paths directly from the property. Near to Ashokan Reservoir, Mohonk Preserve and quaint towns like High Falls and Stone Ridge.
***Please SEE NOTES regarding the Internet availability at this home!***
Our property management company, Home Sweet Hudson is available 24/7 to provide you with guest support, troubleshoot any issues that could arise and help plan your stay.
Home Sweet Hudson can also provide you with additional activities and services that will make it easy to plan your stay. These services are a la carte and paid directly to the vendor, minus the hassle of finding reputable options! (SOME SERVICES UNAVAILABLE DURING COVID-19, but please feel free to inquire for future stays!)
Some options include:
- Private yoga class
- Personal chef, meal prep or grocery shopping (can be catered to any dietary needs and pre-stocked for your arrival)
- Hiking tours/Rock climbing
- Winery tours/tastings or in-home tastings
- Private massage session
- Restaurant reservations
- Bike rentals
If you are interested in any of these services, please message us to coordinate for your stay, and if there is an activity you're interested in that's not on the list, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate. For special occasions and groups, we are happy to create a customized itinerary of your trip with all details included.
The property is in the quiet hamlet of Olivebridge, which is secluded and surrounded by nature. The town is located near to the Ashokan Reservoir as well as the towns of High Falls and Stone Ridge. You are also nearby to destinations including:
- Woodstock: 25 minutes away
- Kingston: 30 minutes away
- New Paltz: 30 minutes away
- Hunter Mountain: 45 minutes away
The property boasts an open concept layout that is perfect for entertaining with friends and family:
The kitchen features open shelving as well as butcher block counter tops. There is a gas stove, farm sink and dishwasher available. The house is regularly stocked with pantry basics such as salt, pepper, olive oil, sugar and coffee. There is a small breakfast bar as well as a long farm table for family feasts, romantic dinners or any special occasion.
>>>>BONUS: If you would prefer to let someone else do the work, we're happy to help you book a private chef to elevate your stay!
There is a screened in porch located just off the dining area that is ideal for dining al fresco. (Note: the porch is not heated so it is best enjoyed during Spring, Summer and early Fall.)
INDOOR LIVING SPACE
The living room features high ceilings and includes a wood burning stove and some complimentary wood is provided. You may purchase additional wood at any local gas station. There is a TV, radio and record player as well as board games and books for your enjoyment. The TV includes a DVD player but there is no internet connection.
This main floor also includes one bedroom and one full bathroom. The 2nd floor includes three bedrooms and one full bathroom.
Room 1: 1 Queen bed (located on second floor)
Room 2: 2 Twin beds (located on second floor
Room 3: 1 King bed (located on second floor)
Room 4: 1 Queen bed (located on first floor)
OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
The property is situated on 12, quiet, wooded acres atop Mount Mombaccus. You will have access to the 700,000 acres of beautiful adjacent state park lands. The outdoor area is perfect for roasting s’mores by the outdoor firepit, soaking in the hot tub while taking in the starry skies, reading Proust by the pond or just listening to the sounds of wildlife all around.
The back deck features an outdoor dining area, BBQ grill and lounge area as well as the hot tub.
The property is available for booking small outdoor weddings of 80 people or less. Please inquire for pricing and details.
VISITING FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION? With all of the space available, feel free to ask about booking an indoor or outdoor private wine tasting, private yoga session or massage therapist. We can help you book a special treat to make your stay unique!
Pet Policy: We are dog friendly! We do allow dogs (no cats or other animals, sorry) with approval only; 1 per reservation. Because we do not charge an extra fee for dogs we ask that you take responsibility for your dog and pick up after them in the yard and keep them off furniture (beds included). The property is located in the country and your dog may come in contact with ticks (depending on the season). We advise that you treat them with a flea & tick medication prior to arrival and brush/check them after any outdoor excursion. Note: the property is not fenced in.
Local Wildlife: There are bear, coyote, deer, owls, bobcats, ticks, snakes and much other wildlife around so be prepared when hiking and in the yard.
Cell Service: Cell service is spotty, you can normally get texts but calls are better made on the land line. iPhone users can use WIFI calling.
Hot tub is available for use year round but we cannot control if it is out of service during your stay due to maintenance issues. Guests understand that they use the hot tub at their own risk.
The property is located off the road on a long gravel driveway. The property is located in the country and a car with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive is highly recommended during the winter. Our 300 yard driveway is plowed regularly but having the extra tread around the Catskills is always best during a snow and the house is up a very long road with a steep incline (read: at the top of a mountain).
The property has satellite internet ONLY. Therefore, we cannot allow guests to stream movies or music. Satellite internet includes a limited amount of data per month, and guests do not have the option to purchase additional data for their stay. The internet service can be considered slow by current standards and is NOT considered sufficient for working remotely or streaming video. But we can share recommendations on lovely co-working spaces nearby. We also encourage guests to download movies and music prior to arrival to watch on their personal devices.