Hudson Valley Mill is located in Dutchess County in Upstate New York just 2 hours north of NYC, offering a quiet vacation rental retreat from city life.
How would you describe Mountain Lake House in a nutshell?
Only 2 hours from NYC, Mountain Lake House is a modern and minimalist, yet charming and comfortable Scandi-inspired spacious cottage with lake and canoe access, as well as notable nearby attractions like Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and gourmet dining at The DeBruce.
What is the story behind Mountain Lake House, what was your inspiration to create it?
In March of 2020, when we realized the scale of the Covid outbreak, we packed up our car and drove to the Catskills. We rented a place on Airbnb in Mongaup Valley, right next to Smallwood, and that’s when we fell in love with this friendly lake community with many cute little log cabins and cottages from the 1930s and 40s.
We loved the walkability — the houses are all within walking distance of the beautiful lake, beach, waterfall, and forest reserve with hiking trails. It reminded us of our native Sweden and that’s what inspired us to go for a Scandinavian aesthetic when we designed and furnished the house, which we bought earlier this year. We wanted to create a little piece of Sweden in the Catskills!
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Mountain Lake House?
The decor is inspired by our native Sweden and our design choices were guided by our desire to make the home as cozy and stylish, as functional. Our guests often describe it as cozy, warm, modern, comfortable, and relaxing.