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The Deer Watch Inn

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Historic 5 bedroom inn nestled in the Durham Valley with spectacular views of the Northern Catskill Mountains. We specialize in old fashioned hospitality and ambiance. Wrap around porch, large koi pond, gardens, sun room with wood stove and crackling fire on chilly nights, old fashioned board games, AC and Wi-Fi. Full multi-course breakfast with fresh fruit, juice, homemade breads and muffins, entree and plenty of coffee or tea. We're eco friendly and utilize solar panels, line dry our linens, recycle and compost. Near water park, scenic byway, hiking, fishing, antique shops, local swimming hole, Irish and blue grass festivals. There's as much or little as you'd like to do.
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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Air Conditioning
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Mountain View
Full view
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Albany Intl Airport48 km
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The Deer Watch is a lovely bed & breakfast in the northern Catskills. It lives up to its name, with deer regularly congregating in the field across the way; there's also a pair of ducks that have taken up residence at the pond. Did I...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were a group of 4 couples spending a weekend in the area. Jack and Joann were great hosts! They gave us great recommendations for restaurants, etc. The historic inn was very comfortable and clean; full of pictures and history of the area. We had...More

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Response from Jo-Ann R, Owner at The Deer Watch InnResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks so much. It was great having you all here. What a good time we had. Can't wait till all of you come back again. It was certainly our pleasure.

Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Fabulous innkeepers Joann and Jack stayed two days with wife in one room two daughters in other Back to back two of the best breakfasts we have ever eaten Joann went out of her way to make my wife gluten free waffles when she was...More

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Response from Jo-Ann R, Owner at The Deer Watch InnResponded 2 June 2016

Thanks Michael and Sharon for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you here. We always feel like our guests are company that's come for a visit. We look forward to many future visits.

Reviewed 17 September 2015

Stayed with Joann & Jack last year and going back this year. Lovely couple , great breakfast and lots of personal attention. Love the grounds and Koi pond, and dont forget to take some of Joann's homemade jelly's home with you.

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Reviewed 20 July 2015

I got a lovely little room with detached but private bathroom for a lower price. I'm pretty sure all other rooms have their own private baths. A flight of narrow stairs and thin walls in a truly historical building. The bed was scrumptiously comfy, the...More

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"If Jo-Ann says a room has a small bathroom, it's SMALL. That was OK with us, but be warned."
8 Oct 2017
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"Visit Heather Ridge Farm while you are here, another great place in the Catskills"
17 Sep 2015
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"All rooms were charming"
20 Jul 2015
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"All the rooms are cozy, can't say that any one is better than another."
26 Oct 2014
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United StatesNew YorkCatskill RegionDurhamEast Durham
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