2016 Review's For RiverView Estate

Awesome!!

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I can't say enough good things about this home... the pictures don't do it justice! My girlfirends and I visited Riverview for a bachelorette weekend and it was everything we had hoped for. We had a bout 20 people and rented out the large home and the big game room house and we had more than enough room for everyone. The houses were awesome- from the living areas, to the game room, to the indoor hot tub room...it was awesome! the areas outside the hose are just as nice. We enjoyed the fire bit and the bbq. It was too cold for use to go swimming, but the pool areas looked amazing. The staff of the house was equally as awesome- there was someone on call 24/7 for whatever we needed and Gail, the owner, personally called and checked in on us everyday. I look forward to visiting her homes again.

Katie M.

72 People? No Problem. Brophy = The Best.

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Longtime Brophy Renter here. The fact that I’ve stayed at RiverView and LakeView 4 times should tell you something about how great the experience is working with Gale, but if you’re not convince by the almost perfect reviews she’s received, keep reading: This time my group of 72 people rented both RiverView and the newly completed DeerRidge at the same time to accommodate everyone and I’ve had many of my group tell me it was the best weekend of their life. The properties are easily walk-able and fit together nicely to create a massive estate perfect for a huge group like mine. Every house has a different personality, The Main House a perfect hangout for those wanting to relax with it’s hot tub, sauna, and multiple porches. The Entertainment lodge perfect for people wanting to hang out, play games, watch football, or sit by a fire. The cottage is a quaint escape on the same property. And the immaculate, sprawling DeerRidge is an incredible place for all 72 of your friends to gather at one time. I organize experiences for a living and there is no rental property like this anywhere in the state. The layout, the luxury, the amenities… you can tell Gale had a master plan for this estate and spared no attention to detail. Beyond the property, so much of an enjoyable rental depends on the people that hand over the keys, and Gale Brophy is unlike any other host I’ve ever experienced. You have ll the space and privacy in the world until you need something: a recommendation, help with a dead car battery, questions about how to operate the property… literally the second you need something her and Walter are there, ready to help. I struggle to call her a concierge because she’s really a friend that will do anything to make your stay enjoyable, but the level of service is world class. I could go on all day, but here’s the bottom line: For a combination of luxury, scalebility, service, amenities, location, and price… this has got to be the best rental property in the world. Stop looking and go find out what I’m talking about.

Josh P.

Perfect Location For Family Retreat!

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We stayed at the RiverView Estate with about 25 guests for a cousins retreat over Labor Day weekend. Gale and her staff were amazing and extremely attentive and the property was beyond gorgeous, spacious, and private. We had more than enough space to grill, cook, hang out and enjoy nature in the Catskills. The property has everything you need included and we were sad to leave it when the weekend was over. Such a dream - will definitely return!

Lindsey J.

Second time renting out both Riverview Estate and the newly completed Deer Ridge

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Second time renting out both Riverview Estate and the newly completed Deer Ridge for our large group to enjoy a weekend in the Catskills. Both the privacy and hospitality that Walter and Gale provide their guests is five star! The property is wonderful for special events and reunions. Everyone in our group (60+) is very excited to return next year. Can not recommend a weekend up there enough.

The Bosco Company Retreat Success!

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Estates by Brophy is the perfect location for a company retreat! The views are spectacular & the estates are gorgeous! Sprawling acres of green & mountains with trails to hike. Gale & her team were always available when we needed her & truly 5 star hotel service throughout the time we were there!

Kelly R.

72 People? No Problem. Brophy = The Best.

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Longtime Brophy Renter here. The fact that I’ve stayed at Riverview and Lakeview 4 times should tell you something about how great the experience is working with Gale, but if you’re not convince by the almost perfect reviews she’s received, keep reading: This time my group of 72 people rented both RiverView and the newly completed DeerRidge at the same time to accommodate everyone and I’ve had many of my group tell me it was the best weekend of their life. The properties are easily walkable and fit together nicely to create a massive estate perfect for a huge group like mine. Every house has a different personality, The Main House a perfect hangout for those wanting to relax with it’s hot tub, sauna, and multiple porches. The Entertainment lodge perfect for people wanting to hang out, play games, watch football, or sit by a fire. The cottage is a quant escape on the same property. And the immaculate, sprawling DeerRidge is an incredible place for all 72 of your friends to gather at one time. I organize experiences for a living and there is no rental property like this anywhere in the state. The layout, the luxury, the amenities… you can tell Gale had a master plan for this estate and spared no attention to detail. Beyond the property, so much of an enjoyable rental depends on the people that hand over the keys, and Gale Brophy is unlike any other host I’ve ever experienced. You have ll the space and privacy in the world until you need something: a recommendation, help with a dead car battery, questions about how to operate the property… literally the second you need something her and Walter are there, ready to help. I struggle to call her a concierge because she’s really a friend that will do anything to make your stay enjoyable, but the level of service is world class. I could go on all day, but here’s the bottom line: For a combination of luxury, scalability, service, amenities, location, and price… this has got to be the best rental property in the world. Stop looking and go find out what I’m talking about.

Josh P.

Perfect Location for Family Retreat!

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We stayed at the Riverview Estate with about 25 guests for a cousins retreat over Labor Day weekend. Gale and her staff were amazing and extremely attentive and the property was beyond gorgeous, spacious, and private. We had more than enough space to grill, cook, hang out and enjoy nature in the Catskills. The property has everything you need included and we were sad to leave it when the weekend was over. Such a dream - will definitely return!

Lindsey J.

Perfect Retreat

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We hosted our company retreat at Riverview and Deerridge. It was the absolute perfect location. We had more than enough space and Gale, the owner was just a phone call away. She totally made us feel at home and let us know that the place was ours to enjoy. We were easily able to fit 34 people each in their own bed, and many had their own room. It was especially nice to have so many kitchens and indoor space as we had two days of bad weather. Once that cleared up we spent most of our time outdoors as the property is absolutely stunning.

Louise H.

Absolutely Phenomenal!

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We had the pleasure of staying at the incredible Riverview in August of 2016. The staff was tremendously friendly and helpful. The grounds were impeccable and luxurious. The space was beyond ample, and each bedroom was very comfortable and well appointed. From the pool, to the views, to the fire pits, to the many kitchens and lounge areas, we were blown away by the luxury. Everyone in our group -- from ages 3 to 75 -- had more fun than we could have imagined. Another highlight: access to the river down the hill. We swam, canoed, fished, and splashed around. Bring your canoe, rafts, fly rods, and water guns! You will be stunned by the personal tour given upon arrival. The property and all its bells and whistles seems to never end! Best yet, however, is the warm and kind welcome received by the owner: Gail Brophy. Her story is fascinating, and it's clear she has put a whole lot of love into the property. While the pictures posted on the site (and other sites) are gorgeous, they don't begin to give the true feeling of the scope of the place. It's worth every penny. Enjoy!

Sarah H.

A perfect extended family vacation!

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This was a great place for our extended family of 35. We stayed an entire week using all three houses and each one of us was sad to leave. There was plenty of space to gather as a group, which we did often, or get away on your own if you needed a break from all those people. Kitchens were fully loaded with dishes and cookware. We had beautiful views, and beautiful homes. (The Guest house not as "fancy" as the other two, but still well appointed, comfortable and clean) Firepits outside two of the houses where we sat every night and plenty of seats at the pool. The houses had so many extras to kept us entertained-- the pool table and large screen tv in the entertainment house was a hit with the kids and adults alike and there was room for all of us to gather in that house to eat dinner together every night. The main house had a beautiful large porch with couches tables and views that were just beautiful. The main house also had the bar downstairs, hot tub, dry sauna, gym and access out the door to the pool and a huge gas barbecue grill.. It was just a perfect setup for a great day every day. Those of us looking to go off property found plenty to do for day trips here and there.. There is a hiking trail right on the property and there are nearby golf courses (we went twice), we drove about 35 - 45 minutes to Bethel Woods/Woodstock, Monticello Racetrack/Casino (the track is a little run down), another group of us found tubing, and a beautiful swimming hole with crystal clear water and a natural water slide. The owner/caretaker was on premises to help us immediately with any issues we had. We would highly recommend this vacation to anyone with a large group as a fun, relaxing and beautiful place to stay!

Maggie F.

Fantastic Gathering Place!!!

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Thank you Gale and your staff for a wonderful getaway and for being available for any questions or requests we had during our stay. RiverView by Brophy is an outstanding property. The houses are well appointed with lovely decor, comfortable beds, beautiful grounds and all the necessities for a perfect getaway. This estate allowed seven families(14 adults & 18 kids!!)to come together and spend quality time together in a stunning backdrop. Whether it by spending time by the incredible in ground pool surrounded by natural greenary or singing around one of the three firepits in the evening under the stars, it helped us create wonderful memories. The property allowed for a group our size to have the space we needed, yet be close enough to spend time together. Our group was sad to leave RiverView estates, but excited to plan our next getaway back to this or one of Gale's other properties. I highly recommend this property!!!

Amy D.

Fantastic Gathering Place!!!

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Riverview Estates was the perfect location for our small family wedding. It was exactly the weekend adventure we hoped for. The property was a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony and we had great reception right on the patio where we grilled salmon and skirt steak. The rest of the weekend our whole family enjoyed the pool the hiking trails and went fishing in Delaware. We grilled out every night and had drinks and s'mores around fire pit. All the rooms were very comfortable and there was more than enough for our group of 22. We could have had 10 more people! Overall, it was a great weekend enjoying a beautiful property with our family. There was plenty to do and plenty of resources to make our DIY wedding the perfect weekend we hoped for. Gail was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend this venue for a small DIY backyard wedding!

Leah G.

Fantastic Gathering Place!!!

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I stayed at the Riverview estate with about 20 or so of my closest friends just to get together and hang out for the week. This location was perfect to host the week with plenty of room and things to do. Gale and her staff were extremely helpful and friendly they would call everyday to make we were having a good time or to see if we needed anything at all. my entire group could not get over how big and beautiful the estate was. we spent most of the time outside by the pool and grilling outside in the yard. I would definitely recommend this estate to any large groups we had a blast and enjoyed our stay. we cant wait to go back again.

Anthony S.

Fantastic Gathering Place!!!

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The estate was absolutely beautiful! We were a little worried about whether there would be enough space for 30 people, but we were happy to find there was more than enough room for couples and singles to sleep comfortably and plenty of communal space for everyone to congregate in. It rained one of the days we were there but with the abundant indoor and covered outdoor space, we hardly noticed the weather. The hot tub and pool table were huge hits. We also enjoyed having the outdoor grill for cooking and the fire pit for late night socializing. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Fantastic Gathering Place!!!

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My group of 18 guys couldn't have had a more enjoyable long weekend in the mountains than we did at RiverView. We booked the Entertainment Lodge and Main House, which provided plenty of space for everyone. The Main House is tastefully done with high-end decor and a relaxing spa area (complete with a hot tub, sauna, exercise equipment, etc.), and the Entertainment Lodge was great for bringing the entire group together for activities - be it billiards, dinner, games, etc. Though the weather was unseasonably cold, there was plenty for the group to do on the grounds, and the views from both houses were breathtaking. I highly recommend renting the RiverView and will certainly be doing it again!

Jack M.

Great for big groups!

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We spend a weekend up at RiverView Estate for a birthday celebration, as a group of 25 adults and 7 babies! The Estate was great for our large group. We used all three dwellings and it was very convenient to have separate houses for babies to sleep while we are cooking/eating/partying! The entertainment room with the pool table is huge and could easily accommodate all of us while we are hanging out. The fire pits outside of the houses were the highlight of the weekend around which we sat for hours while enjoying our hot wine! We'll definitely come back in the summer to try out the pool!

Deniz C.

Absolutely Amazing

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The estate was absolutely stunning. We had a group of about 30 people and it accommodated everyone perfectly. Not only was the estate gorgeous but its also very spacious. Its perfect for any large group looking to get away and have fun.

Robert J.

Absolutely Amazing

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A large group of friends and I came for a weekend to kick back and relax. Staying at Gale's RiverView Estate could not have gone any smoother - we rented out all three buildings at this location, and did not have any issues with any. All came fully equipped with everything you could need from the kitchens to the bedrooms and common areas. The staff showed us around the property and Gale stayed in touch throughout the weekend to make sure we had everything we needed, but also respected our privacy and allowed us to keep to ourselves. The trip was a true pleasure and our group fully intends to return.

Sam S.