Cat sitting in a country home
Come care for 2 extraordinary cats in a beautiful country setting just outside the Village of Chatham, NY in Columbia County. Chatham is a year round destination because of the area's music, arts, dance, museums, restaurants, and easy access to several ski slopes and beautiful natural areas. You'll enjoy 55 acres of woods and fields that offer spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains. You'll be in the Hudson River Valley, 30 minutes from NY's Capital Albany and western Massachusetts, and two hours or less away from NYC, Boston, the Adirondacks, and Catskills for day trips and outdoor activities.
Our Home & Location
Our home is passive solar of saltbox design, with solar electric and hot water panels on the roof (we also have traditional propane furnace & hot water). It has a bright open floor plan, 1.5 baths, basic TV channels, and WiFi. Step outside for wonderful views of the Catskills across the Hudson River Valley. Our country setting is only three miles from the quaint Village of Chatham, NY with its long main street filled with restaurants and unique shops. Lots of outdoor activities and arts (theater, music, art) are close by (summer home of the Boston Symphony is Tanglewood, 20 minutes away). Our fenced in, raised bed garden and fruit trees produce lots of goodies for you to enjoy in the summer. In the winter, you can hike or cross-country ski our land, or downhill ski at Jiminy Peak, Catamount, Windom Hill, Bousquet, and other nearby areas. The Village of Chatham is also home to the Chatham Brewery/Pub, the Blue Plate, and the historic Crandell Theater that, because of its four-generation history, is able to premier and show first run films on its single screen for only $6.50! Albany, NY and western MA are only 30 minutes away and offer more entertainment and activities! But you may be tempted to just settle in with the view! We will arrange for any snow plowing that may be needed if you experience a Nor'easter! If you're not able to shovel the sidewalk, we'll arrange for that as well.
Responsibilities & Pets
Cats need feeding twice a day & a lot of love. You will provide TLC to the cats + water house plants/garden as needed, keep an eye on things, shovel walkway in winter if you area able (driveway plowing arranged). The right person/people will feel at home here, stay in our very comfy queen bed guest room, use the kitchen, come & go as they wish to enjoy the area, etc.
January 2019 | Deborah