The Chalet is about as cozy as one can get, nestled in a very secluded area of the beautiful Catskill Mountains! The first floor has two comfortable bedrooms with log walls, a wonderful log lined bathroom and a partial log sitting room with a Franklin fireplace. The second floor features a fantastic kitchen, breakfast/game area, larger dining area, half bath, library, and a living room/tv area. An amazing feature of the second floor is the soaring vaulted ceiling of logs and a tree top porch.
Our Catskills Chalet is truly unique. It is a two story chalet style post and beam house built with a combination of conventional construction along with some of the most amazing logs you've ever seen! Some are 24" in diameter that soar into the vault of the room.
On the first floor entering the house, there is a sitting room with a Franklin wood stove. Just off this room are the two bedrooms and the main bathroom which also features log walls (including right in the shower!) Both bedrooms also have log walls with beautiful wood plank ceilings and floors.
Up the slate and cherry wood stairway you enter the living quarters of the house with a wonderful and very well equipped kitchen -- our daughter is a chef, so we have everything, including a Robot Coupe and a Sous Vide! The kitchen counter separates the breakfast table, which is actually a poker table that was once owned by Al Capone and came from one of his "hideouts" in Northern Wisconsin. The door to the outside covered porch separates the table area from the living room.
The living room is very comfy with a corduroy sofa and a beautiful Stickley wood wing back upholstered chair and ottoman. Also a nice wooden rocker and a juror's chair. There is a flat screen TV and we have a wide selection of movie DVDs as well as an HTML cable to connect your computer for Netflix, etc...
The adjoining library features many wonderful books, games, puzzles, movie DVDs, and loads of CDs from most genres.
Around the bend from the library is the dining area where we have a table that will seat 8 to 10.
Next to the dining area is what we call the study cove. It's just a nice corner of the house with some jurors' chairs, a secretary that stores our glassware, and a china cabinet. This is a fun cozy area because the chairs are in front of some stained glass windows.
Next, on your way back to the kitchen is a half bath.
You may have noticed that this route seems to be circular. It is! All of these rooms are open and wrapped around an open "atrium" in the center that houses the stairway and a view into the lower entry/sitting room. It is also something of an art gallery featuring a couple of beautiful paintings by Cornealious Zwaan, a Dutch/American painter from the turn of the 20th Century.
As you look at the photos, you'll notice a funny looking structure in the back of our home. We call it the Hobbit Hut. It's actually an entry room into our basement. Look to the right of the Hut and you'll see some beautiful windows, so you can tell this isn't just a "normal" basement. The room with the windows actually features a very nice slate pool table which you are free to use. However, our work on this wonderful quirky house has not yet included the lower floor so, if you don't mind the unfinishedness of it, have at it!
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If the Chalet is for rent on Airbnb, then we are probably at our permanent home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are always available by phone or email, and we do have representatives in the immediate area who are available to help with most any issues or questions that may arise.
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Hi, we are Jim and Cindie and we are both business owners and have lived in Minneapolis most of our 46 years of marriage. We are heavily involved in our community and belong to many non-profit boards of directors. Jim is an architectural designer and owns a business that designs retail stores and restaurants all over the world. Cindie owns a complex litigation support firm and she too is involved in work all over the world. These businesses have given us an opportunity to travel the world for both work and pleasure, and we love travel!
Our one and only child, Casey is an up and coming chef in New York City and is currently the Executive Chef at a really wonderful restaurant in the Flatiron District. Jim, who is a very good cook in his own right, likes to think that she acquired her skills from him, but the truth is he is learning lots more from her!
Our Minneapolis home in the beautiful Kenwood neighborhood is very well situated for a great urban stay. We are close to our beloved biking and walking trails, (right out our back gate,) and our wonderful lakes! We're a nice 45 minute walk to downtown and about twenty minutes from the Uptown area with many restaurants and movie theaters as well as live theaters.
Our home in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York is about as opposite as we could get! Nestled into the northern Catskills The Chalet is very secluded and surrounded by beautiful trees. There is also a wonderful rushing mountain stream that we call Casey Creek! The house is very unique in its design and construction and has many wonderful features such as a soaring vaulted ceiling of Douglas Fir logs and a great kitchen!
While our home in Minneapolis has been featured in numerous design magazines, our home in the Catskills hasn't YET! (Stay tuned!)