The Catskills draws fresh-air seekers and active urbanites all year round. And it’s in quiet Delancey that you’ll find Tanglewood House behind a row of evergreens. Inside, an intriguing collection of taxidermy, grand antlers and other hunting trophies speak of the region’s sporting personality. And in the garden, you might feel like running wild yourself. The private pond comes with its own canoe and the views from the back porch stretch far away. Wild deer and porcupines have been known to wonder by.
A ten-minute drive will take you to Delhi’s renowned antique stores, or visit Hobart, half an hour east, now known as the ‘Bookstore Village of the Catskills’. For more active pursuits, make the hours’ trip during winter out to Plattekill Mountain, and join skiers and boarders in search of fresh powder. Or, a little closer to home lays verdant Table Rock with its cooling watering holes. Either way, we recommend heading home via Table on Ten in Bloomville for a welcome return to community life – recently featured in The New York Times, its locally sourced dishes, open workshops and curated microshop come highly recommended.
Escape the claws of the city and head north to calmer plains – just three hours’ drive away are landscapes untroubled. And in the Catskills’s wilder parts, there’s endless space to roam, ramble – or just relax. You’ll need your own car to reach Tanglewood House, which is set within the forest.
A picture of tradition from the outside – stone steps lead up to timber walls – this home’s interiors hold plenty of surprises. From the antlers towering above the master ensuite’s lavatory, to the children’s bunk beds resembling a secret cabin, it seems the odd and the curious are both fair game.
Enter through the open sitting room, where the elegant wood panels and grand piano, adorned with a collection of old bee hives and birds’ nests, might encourage you to linger. Deep chalky-hued walls and wildly patterned wallpaper lead through to the kitchen’s wood countertop, and the dramatic bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom is this home’s trophy piece – moodily dramatic with a heavy wooden chest, thick woven throws and a multi-stone tiled shower in the ensuite. But for all this home’s quirks, there’s a grand stone firepit in the sprawling front garden: so you needn’t forego toasting s’mores (for the uninitiated, that’s a marshmallow and biscuit sandwich).
This home has its own driveway with lots of off-road parking spaces.
This home doesn't have air conditioning, however, it receives cool air from the mountains and shouldn't need it.
Some of the furnishings in this home have sharp or uneven edges.
There is no cable or satellite in this home, but the TV in the third bedroom is connected to Apple TV and can be used to watch DVDs and VCRs.
There is no microwave in this home.
As there is no permanent hanging space in the second and third bedroom, we will provide hanging rails for your stay.
This is a beautiful old, rustic home with some wear and tear.
You'll find a mini-fridge in the kitchen but the bigger fridge/freezer combo is located in the basement.
The minimum stay length for this home is 7 nights during June-August. The minimum stay length during September-May is 21 nights.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
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