Back to Basics. Catskills Basics.

The Shandelee Lake House is brought to you by The Arnold House. But make no mistake, it's a world apart. A step back in time, it has been carefully restored to honor and preserve the unique and rustic Catskill cabin feel.  The Lake House offers an escape from the typical, the modern, the hip, without sacrificing on comfort. Chop your own firewood. Swim in the lake at dusk. Catch fireflies and frogs. Play a heated game of charades. Skip the tv and the wifi and watch out for splinters. When you need a break and forget what day of the week it is, grab your bike or car and head a mile and a half down the road to the Arnold House for the tavern, live music and many other activities.  

The Setting

The Lake House is one of very few houses located directly on Shandelee Lake, a beautiful and well preserved no-motor mountain lake. Have your morning breakfast right on the lake, watch your kids catch perch and trout from the shores and take a sunset paddle in one of our boats before settling on the deck with family and friends. As the day winds down, fishing poles and charcoal grill will allow you to serve lake to BBQ. 

The House

An original mid-century kitchen, comfortable sitting areas (grandma's hand-knit quilts included), board games and plenty of places to unwind with a book make this house comfortable and accessible for your weekend away with friends or family.  Boats, fishing poles, a BBQ, wood-burning fireplace and a fully equipped vintage kitchen are available during your stay.

The Rooms

Perfect for a family or small group of friends, the Lake House has two bedrooms and can fit 4 adults.  In addition, two full baths and a freshwater lake should keep all guests clean and refreshed during their stay.  

Location and Booking


The Lake House on Shandelee is available for rent from mid-May through mid-October. There is no heat (besides an EdenPure and fireplace to keep you cozy on cool nights), so trust us on that and don't convince us to let you rent it during other times. Access to guest services at The Arnold House are included with your stay. Check in after 3pm. Check out at 11am.

RENTAL PERIOD RATES (prices are subject to change):
Mid-week: $325 per night with a minimum 3 night stay (plus tax)
Weekend: $450 per night with a minimum 3 night stay (plus tax)

Please note a full refund is available for a Lake House on Shandelee reservation if it is cancelled 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellations made within 60 days of arrival will result in a cancellation fee in the full amount of the reservation, unless we can find a replacement booking. Please contact us with any questions.  

Email or call (845) 439-5070 to start your adventure.  Or book directly.

A special thanks to Peter Crosby from Bullrush Films for sharing some of his images with us for this website.