This storybook cottage in the mountains of upstate New York was purchased with the intent of sharing it with city dwellers that needed a bit of R&R in the country. Starting from scratch, the owner wanted to keep with the vibe of this small town and its New England charm. With an array of flea market finds, some interesting pieces from NYC artists and great deals on all the bedding and furnishings, the result is a little oasis in the woods.

PROJECT // Cozy Catskills Cottage
LOCATION // Saugerties, New York
BUDGET SIZE // between $1,000–5,000


I purchased this place in June and it was ready to rent for Labor Day weekend. There’s attention to detail in every corner of this home, yet you don’t feel like it was intentionally placed there. I love sharing my dream cottage with others that seek a refuge from the concrete jungle we call home. New Yorkers are getting the real country living experience up here with some city touches thrown in for good measure.
— Vacation Rental Homeowner