Shared Upstairs Bathroom with Two BasinsUpstairs Blue Bedroom with Twin Beds
Knollwood Acres, Windham, NY
Hosted by Claire
Claire is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
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19th century antique lovers dream house three minutes from Windham skiing and golfing. Bedroom has 2 double beds. Bathroom has 2 basins & is shared with room across the hall. Guests may use the living room, porch and patio. Beautiful mountain views and a lovely garden. Cat in residence. 8% state tax.


Amenities
Internet
TV

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 double beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 10AM

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Katherine User Profile
October 2017
Claire's place is a lovely historic home out in the Catskill Mountains. Claire spent an extensive amount of time chatting with us about her interesting adventures in life. Despite the age of the house, it was very clean and the bathroom was fully renovated. There were some rules …

Raj User Profile
October 2017
Claire is incredibly friendly and is very well traveled. I had some great conversations with her. The room was as pictured and there was ample parking.

Helena User Profile
August 2017
Claire is a very nice host and prepares excellent breakfast. She communicates very well. The location is almost right next to the hiking trails and skiing spots. The house is cozy and in a quiet neighbor.

Shelby User Profile
June 2017
I do not recommend booking this stay if you plan to enjoy yourself, without your host treating you disrespectfully.
Claire User Profile
Response from Claire:
If "enjoying yourself" means being roaring drunk and staggering in at 4:15 in the morning, then there needs to be some deep soul searching and maybe some professional intervention. I had two guests the previous night who attended the country festival and returned a few minutes after midnight completely sober. They had thoroughly enjoyed themselves and came to breakfast at the time they had requested. Shelby said they wanted breakfast at 9 o'clock and all was prepared but they slept until 10:15 when I woke them. As for charging extra money, Shelby made a reservation for two and three came instead. My ad says that additional guests are charged a fee. I told Donna it would be $10 to cover breakfast and linens and she agreed to pay it. Shelby arrived at my house on Saturday at noon time, left for the festival by taxi at one. I had called for the taxi and gave Shelby the taxi company's name and telephone number for their return call. I wondered why they wanted a taxi since they had come by car but at 4:15 I understood the reason. Since the last show ended at 11, they said they would be back around midnight. Obviously, they had no intentions of just attending the music festival. They had my phone number and could have called about a change of plans. I was concerned that something had happened to them and stayed up all night. I was relieved to see them but it was obvious that they were drunk. I stood at my doorway with a flashlight to augment the outside lights since it was apparent that they couldn't even walk straight. They had difficulty climbing up the outside and bedroom staircases and I kept all the lights on in the upper hall, along with the night lights, as a precaution against an accident going to the bathroom in the hall. I had been a considerate host but when it was noon on Sunday and it didn't seem that the women were preparing to leave, I called up to them and asked if they were getting ready to leave Twenty-five minutes later, they came down stairs and Shelby was curt and rude to me. She said I shouldn't have questioned them about their departure timing and made a comment about "hotel hours". I felt I was justified since they had been at my house for over 24 hours and that's not a normal time frame for a bed and breakfast. After they left, I found a liquor bottle in the waste basket still containing a small amount of liquor. Shelby was the disrespectful person, not I, and I submitted a report to Airbnb about this stressful occurrence. Up to this point, I have had wonderful guests and have received excellent reviews. Since Shelby didn't "enjoy" her stay at my home, it reflects on her, not at me. I would not recommend Shelby, her mother, Jane, or her friend, Donna unless you like "party girls."
June 2017

Nathan User Profile
June 2017
Claire's house is fantastic! The beds are super comfortable and fairly big (I'm 6'6" so that's important). Claire was super accommodating to our schedule and made us feel like we were welcome in her home. This continental breakfast in the morning was great too! Homemade yogurt an…
Claire User Profile
Response from Claire:
Nathan and Jade, Thanks for the wonderful review and I hope to see the two of you whenever you are back in New York.
June 2017

Cheska User Profile
March 2017
Claire is an excellent host. She had great communication leading up to our visit and was flexible with our arrival. With GPS her home is easy to find and has tons of space for parking. Upon arrival, Claire gave us a warm welcome (literally, because it was 10 degrees outside and h…

Simon User Profile
March 2017
Second time staying at Knollwood Acres and once again a very enjoyable stay. Claire is a fine host and very attentive and thoughtful. The place was spotless and comfortable just like before.

Windham, New York, United StatesJoined in August 2014
Claire User Profile
I am a retired history teacher, tutor, archaeologist, and antique dealer. In recent years I have traveled to China, India and Nepal, Viet Nam and Cambodia, Turkey, Russia, Japan and Australia. In earlier years, I lived in Belgium, Italy and Lebanon and visited neighboring countri…
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