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Lake Community Layover

· Holmes, New York
1 acre
1 site
1 Glamping
A charming 90 year old cottage. I'm the third owner, women owned since the 1930s! Years of organic composting, native planting and good energy surrounds the property. Lake access right across the street, AT and Empire rail trail access less than 3 miles away (shuttle/ pickup service available) Please note: this price is for the guest room, not the full house. Host lives on site. One full bed in the guest room OR overnight parking for a van. Same amenities will be made available for either setup. Ideal for folks in transit, including AT thruhikers, road trippers, rail trail bikers, and all other beautiful breeds of gypsy and wandering soul looking for a low key break from the trek.  The cottage is less than 3 miles from the spot where the Appalachian Trail and the Empire Rail Trail converge. Loads of great trailheads within a five mile radius, great for those with bikes in tow. If you're taking public transit, you can take the train to Patterson and then pick up a few bikes from Pawling Cyle & Sport. The cottage is a part of a private lake community, nested into a village of quirky cottages and cabins on the banks of Whaley Lake. The beach has a swimming dock and ample space for launching kayaks and canoes. In the winter, the lake freezes over and the gets plowed out by locals for nordic skiing, hockey, ice fishing, and figure skating. This is definitely a spot for all seasons, if you are someone who knows where to find the magic.  Make yourself at home with the oversized fire pit, a book on the screen porch, or art project in the drawing room.  The host does have two dogs, but both are very well behaved and get along great with other dogs. 
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Holmes, New York, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Christine O.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 40%Response time: Within 17 hours
17 Ratings · 15 reviews
Catherine O.recommends
November 24, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
This spot is a gem! I so enjoyed my stay at the cottage. The location was great, with lots of scenic driving in the area and easy access to nearby hiking trails. I also appreciated being able to hang out in the cottage and enjoyed the cool vibe of the space. I hope to be back!
Stephen H.recommends
October 3, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
Tiffany W.recommends
September 22, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
Great little place to stay! Felt right at home and enjoyed the area.
Jack Y.recommends
September 12, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
Convenient to Empire State Trail
I stayed here to break up a bike ride from Brewster to Poughkeepsie on the Empire State Trail. It's a beautiful woody area a block from a lake and maybe 10-15 minutes riding from where the trail meets the local road, with some uphill. The house and room were cute, like an artist's studio, and clean, a nice place to enjoy the sounds and sights of a very green, leafy yard. The yard has a firepit, terra cotta Chiminea and picnic table, which will be a lot of fun. Note for bike riders: once you leave the mostly flat Empire State Trail, the local roads are somewhat hilly, including the ones you'll need to take to get to the nearest market/deli for food, so expect to do some work to eat, if you don't bring your own food. By car, shopping will not seem far away at all, though. Overall, I found the place comfortable and would like to come back during foliage season, as this area will clearly be beautiful. The only thing that I didn't like was the rocking chair upstairs, which as someone who has maybe seen too many movies, freaked me out a little LOL.
Andrew C.recommends
September 6, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
A comfortable bed and restful place
A comfortable bed and restful place to stay the night. We had food delivered to the house with no issues. Christine was very friendly.
Megan M.recommends
September 4, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
My husband and I stayed with two dogs and loved this place. It's cute and exactly what we needed on our road trip. Beautiful decorations and area with a wonderful host. We highly recommend staying!
Gabbi H.recommends
August 29, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
Beautiful calming retreat
Absolutely magical and healing home. As an artist I had so much fun staying in such a visually pleasing and calming place. Would recommend to any creative.
Nicki A.recommends
August 23, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
So lovely ✨
Christine’s spot is a diamond in the rough. I felt so cozy and welcomed. Her cottage is very stylish and peaceful, and close to a beautiful lake! The host wasn’t in while I was there and I ended up having the place to myself. I jumped in the lake, cooked a nice meal, and had a very deep sleep in the upstairs bedroom—exactly what I needed. This place is awesome!
Deb H.recommends
August 18, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
Restful don’t bother to swim
House was perfect spot to rest. Whaley Lake sucks, - full of weeds.
Carlita G.recommends
August 8, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
Restful stay
My partner and I really enjoyed our stay and felt so at home at Christine’s! The house is serene with plants inside and outside and had everything you need for a restful stay. We felt encouraged to pick from the garden and also appreciated swimming in the lake only 2 min walk away! Would love to come back and definitely recommend to a friend.
Scott G.recommends
July 28, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
Great Location & Great Host
Great location and great host. Nice to feel like you are at home while on the road. Everything we needed to have a comfortable night while on our bike tour!
Danielle L.recommends
July 4, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
Great Stay!!!!!
My partner and I had an amazing stay at the Resting Spot in a Lake Community!! We had the whole lake house/cottage to ourselves for two nights, three day's in which we were able to make home cooked delicious meals with the use of her pots, utensils, ect. We ate said dinners under the (provided access to) camp fire both nights; and enjoyed the beautiful setup up and space of the front lawn area. The lake was a beautiful view and not to far from her home. We do not drive so to get around we rented two bikes overnight from Pawlings Cycling Sport (great price) and got to ride the Empire Trail, camp out and chill on the other side of the lake for a few. Overall the stay provided a great experience outside of the lake community and insde the cottage self. It was honestly the best vacation we been on in a while and we go on a few get aways as often as we can. Thank you for this experience!!!
Amy S.recommends
June 28, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
very warm, lovely home in a beautiful area upstate. attic bedroom was comfortable and quiet. enjoyed staying here.
Shodo A.recommends
June 22, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
Absolutely amazing
Amazing area and place! Christine was absolutely the greatest hostess! I will definitely be coming back!!!
Gio E.recommends
June 14, 2021
Resting Spot in a Lake Community
Better than a hotel
Lovely place, Christine made sure everything was great! Such a beautiful house and yard. Was perfect for me and the dog
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