We had a blast! We were six dudes coming up for a weekend to get outta town because our buddy was getting married the next weekend (a Bachelor Weekend, if you will). We wanted a place where we could have our own space to bro-down, bro-out and just generally be bros, and Elkin's house was perfect.
It's only a couple hours outside NYC, which is super convenient, but it feels like a different world when you're up there. No noise except for the rooster next door, which is some serious woodsy authenticity. There are houses on the same road, but aside from neighbors occasionally driving by and waving, we were basically on our own. There's grocery stores like a 15 minute drive away and although we didn't take advantage of this, it's not a far drive from Kingston or Albany.
The house itself is almost too big for six people! We all had plenty of room for six stinky dudes to sleep comfortably; there's a couple of bathrooms and plenty of sitting space in the living room. There's also plenty of prep space in the kitchen and more space downstairs on the patio (veranda? I don't know, but it's outdoors and covered) by the grill. The rangetop on the oven is electric, if that matters to anyone.
As far as amenities, this place was amazing and also totally ruled! Plenty of backyard space for Polish horseshoes and wiffleball and a pool to jump in afterword. We got fires going both nights, and we were grilling almost 24/7. There's a pool table and a big ol' TV and a tent to hang in; there's about a million different ways to be comfortable here. We did have trouble trying to find a way to play music from an auxiliary cord, but they had a CD player/boombox. Also, the pond has tons of awesome frogs.
Finally, Elkin, the renter, was easily reachable and very helpful, both before and during our stay. It was a great weekend at a lovely house and every one of us left ready to do it again next year. This place is awesome.
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