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.
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.
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!
Date of Stay: Sept. 1, 2016