Escape to this Catskills school house for an idyllic upstate vacation

Posted On Mon, October 3, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, October 3, 2016 By In Cool Listings, Places to Stay, Upstate

This historic, former school house is the perfect upstate escape, as it’s nestled on five acres of land with access to a private river. Located between three different towns–Saugerties, Catskill and Hudson–the charming building has been comfortably renovated to hold up to four guests. The rustic interior boasts high cathedral ceilings over one big open room, while your surroundings include plenty of places to swim, hike and relax. If that sounds like a dream away from New York City, the property is rentable through Airbnb for $240 a night.

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Of all five acres, about four of them are mowed and landscaped. You follow a path down a hill to access the private river.

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The basic school house structure remains intact, but mostly the interiors been renovated into a cozy living space.

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High beamed ceilings tower above the large and lofty living area, which holds a bed, couch and small table.

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The second bed is located in its own private nook.

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Although there are some restaurants in the area, who wouldn’t want to cook in this cozy kitchen and eat dinner in a quaint old school house?

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Pathways lead away from the house toward the surrounding nature, and a deck to soak it all in (and barbecue).

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The biggest perk? Your very own access to a lake from the school house. It may be getting a little too cold to swim, but that doesn’t mean you can make some plans to escape to this gorgeous property next summer.

[Cottage School House by the River via Airbnb]

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