My husband and I wanted a relaxing get-a-way with friends over the long Presidents Day weekend. We found all that we were looking for and more at Dryden Brook Farm. From the amazing views to the secluded atmosphere, you are in another world away from it all.
We all had a blast acting like kids playing in the snow and hiking in the mountains. When we were done with the cold we came in to the warmth of the roaring fire and enjoyed each others company. We were able to relax with wine, cards, board games and a few rounds of ping-pong and pool in the game room.
Bill the owner if fantastic and made sure we had all that we needed during our stay. If you are looking for a quick trip that feels a million miles away from it all, take a drive up to Dryden Brook Farm, you will not be disappointed.
I recently visited the Dryden Brook Farm with my daughter's and a family friend. It was everything we expected then some. The owners were more then kind with allowing us to have an exciting and peaceful. Vacation all in one, by sharing their country home. I thoroughly enjoyed my tranquil row on the resivour. My daughter's loved the beautiful clear skies at night for star gazing by a camp fire. Perfect get away spot in the moutains if that's what you want. I'll be back. Thanks
This is an amazing property with two genuine, friendly, awesome owners. They open this home totally to you! We had fun just sitting around, playing ping pong, eating eggs from the chickens in the chicken coop or just hanging out. Nights by the fire roasting marshmallows and making s'mores were perfect! Barbecued chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers were the perfect end to a day outdoors. The stars look brighter outside at night in this serene area. It was relaxing to walk the land and listen to or watch the stream and pond. Dryden Brook Farm is great for relaxing family time. You can do as much or as little as you like. Anything works well there! We felt so at home! Thank you for a memorable stay!
We and our 3 boys (ages 5 - 8) had a wonderful week here. So nice to curl up around the wood stove and watch the Winter Olympics. Also, we were blessed with a good foot and a half of snow on the ground so we had some world-class sledding ourselves on the road up to the mountain top. After two days of riding/packing it down you could sled it from the top of the mountain all the way to the bottom.
A particular deer passed through the back yard each day, to drink from the stream and nibble some of the apples that remained on one tree. We saw many different small mammals' footprints; wish I could identify them.
And our kids made the most footprints of all. They had a blast tromping through the stream and up around the mountain. And also playing with the pool table / ping pong table. If you have kids that like the outdoors, they'll probably have a great time here. Ours are already asking us to go back.
The ground floor layout is really nice: a bunch of connected open spaces, so people can be in their own area -- preparing meals, eating, watching TV, playing pool -- but still all connected. Cozy and relaxed.
The house was exactly as described. It had a very warm vibe and was spacious. It was the perfect combination of past and present. A farm house, with a neighboring chicken coupe, that also had flat panel TVs, cable television, and wi-fi! The location was amazing. There was snow everywhere and a hike path which went over a bridge and up a small mountain so that we could have an incredible view of the surrounding area and the valley. The property owners were very friendly and patient enough to answer all of our many questions. Long before we even left we we were all saying that we hope to come back in the summertime.
My two sons and I stayed at the farmhouse last week. We stayed 7 nights and it was too short of a time--we loved it! To have the experience of all that open space, fresh eggs from the henhouse in the morning, a cold water swimming pond whenever we wanted, open meadows to wander in--was fabulous. We live in the suburbs and are established here, so having a farm is not in the cards for us now. However, because Bill and his wife Shari rent theirs out at such a generous price, my boys and I could have an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend this farm.
We boated in the Cannonsville Reservoir (pass needed, no problem go to NYDEC website), fished for brook trout in Dryden Brook which runs through the property (put them all back in the water--they are too small and perfect to harm), hiked to a scenic vista, and had delicious food which we prepared in the farm's kitchen.
The house itself is so typical Catskills that I loved it. It is white with green trim on the outside, and has a renovated interior. Bill and Shari have placed beautiful knotty pine throughout, the house has newish windows, and the floors are wide-plank wood. It is solid, rustic, and very livable--even if you are not in the Catskills for the pure hunting or fishing experience.
My teenage boys loved the game room which has ping pong and pool. I grew up with older siblings who were very competitive at those games; it was a joy to see my own boys battle it out in ping pong and learn fun, new games. They hadn't really played much prior to coming to Dryden Brook.
The local grocery store we used was The Big M--not far at all--and we went for many hikes. My sons (who caught smallmouth bass and trout during the week--the big trout are in the West Branch below Cannonsville...we fly-fished), loved to watch television at night on one of the farmhouse's large flat screens. Of course, it was Shark Week, so that helped...
As the advertisement went, it was indeed an old-fashioned Catskill summer...one which memories are made of. Indeed, cool nights (averaged in the low 60's, high 50's), and warm days (but never humid during the week we went in early August). Two other words that come to mind about Dryden Brook might be bucolic and pastoral.
If you want a unique experience for your family, Dryden Brook Farm is for you. It is quiet enough to think and the brook is just loud enough to help you dream...
Kerri and family...
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