We’ve teamed up with the folks at Escape Brooklyn to highlight one of the best rentals in the Catskills. And whether you live in NYC and are looking for your next weekend adventure, or you’re far away and just need some travel inspiration, this Weekender guide has got you covered.

Thaddeus House, aka “Spacious Catskills A-frame” on Airbnb, is a retro-chic dream come true: a double A-frame home, built by hand in the 1970’s, just outside the groovy mountain town of Woodstock, New York. We love this house because it’s one of those special places that perfectly marries the exterior to the interior, with period correct everything–from the gold-flecked wallpaper in the bathroom, to the kitchen appliances, to the hand-built furniture in the living room. The result of this marriage is like a step back into time. Technically located in Glenford, it’s just 100 miles north of New York City, a quick two and a half hour drive from Manhattan. The house has three cozy bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a beautiful freestanding fireplace.

Aside from the obvious aesthetic appeal, this cabin is all about location. It’s conveniently located less than ten minutes off Route 28, the main highway in the Catskills, but tucked into a hillside with total privacy. For those wishing to explore some of the coolest stuff happening in the Catskills, a ten minute ride in the car takes you to Woodstock; fifteen to Mt. Tremper; or twenty to Phoenicia. To soak in the great outdoors, a walk (or run) along the Ashokan Reservoir is a must; hike up Overlook Mountain to explore old hotel ruins and climb a fire tower; or take a dip in Onteora Lake ten minutes down the road.

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To read Escape Brooklyn’s original post on Thaddeus House, click here.