Out of the city, summer nights, outdoor dinners, chilled wine with every sunset, waterhole swimming, rock jumping, morning hikes, (too many) cocktails with cards of humanity, bonfire nights, late breakfasts, laughing til you cry, sparklers and s'mores, mosquito spray instead of makeup, late night conversations, early morning recollections, no TV, Otis + Beach Boys + Bowie playing on vinyl, fireflies, friends who are family… This is how I can best sum up Summer at Flatrock House.
I’ve visited in the Winter & now in the summer, both have their qualities, but being born in the Australian Summer, I think I have the desire to follow the summer in my veins.
If you need to escape NYC for a weekend (or longer!), it’s a simple 2.5-hour drive. At Flatrock, the house has a running river behind it, a few minutes walk up the road is a deeper swimming hole.
Be sure to hike up to the beautiful Kaaterskills Falls – the tallest two-tier waterfall in New York.
There are plenty of local diners, but if you are going with a group, I would suggest doing a group grocery shop & doing cookouts at the house – indoors in the kitchen or outdoors on the grill – there is plenty of space for outdoor dining also. The house sleeps 8, and I think the more the merrier on a trip like this. We hiked the falls, we also jumped in the swimming hole up river (with shoes on) and walked/swam down the river to the house, there are no shortage of good old fashion board games, (there is no TV – and that’s awesome!) there is a record player, and a fireplace in the living room.
The décor is restored Scandinavian furniture, with a rock’n’ twist. It's like a group of cool Brooklyn artist’s set up a house in the Catskills (which is exactly what happened!). Book your stay and get back to nature, you will keep coming back because life is good at Flatrock.
We’ll take the trail marked on your Fathers' map… - SWx
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