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 bre
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.
- Check in: After 11AM
- Check out: Before 4PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 78%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Resting spot in a lake community in New York.
Places to see near Lake community layover
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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.
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!
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!
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.