The Rustic Glamping Barn, located in the heart of Medusa, New York (just 2.5 hours from New York City and 25 minutes to the Catskills) offers a unique experience for a middle ground between camping and a cabin – with plenty of land to wander throughout your stay.
About the Grey Barn
Nestled in the heart of Medusa, the Grey Barn is a portal to a simpler times – and the perfect spot to disconnect and enjoy the best of Upstate New York. Located just 2.5 hours from New York City, 25 minutes from the Catskills and 45 minutes from Albany, its far enough away without being too far.
Scenic roads and small farms lead you away from the city and into the serene landscape of Medusa, where you will find the Grey Barn situated on a 100-acre parcel adjacent to New York’s Ten Mile Creek.
Whether you’re visiting in the summer months or winter cold – the landscape won’t let you down – and neither will the cabin. Upstate New York’s cool summers mean there’s no need for air conditioning – but a small heater is there when you need it on those cooler mornings.
The Grey Barn really takes the term ‘rustic chic’ to a new level – from exposed wooden beams to charming decor that mixes new with old. And when you’re ready to venture outside – there’s plenty of space outside to spread out, relax and build a fire as you watch the sun set and stars come out over the sprawling green fields.
Your host, Kathryn (who is available if needed, but stays elsewhere) also provides a number of items, such as camping kits, barbecue materials, cooking supplies and more if needed. She knows the area well – and is a major force in the rejuvenation of one of New York’s historic towns – so don’t hesitate to ask some questions if you have them!
About the Location
Situated upon more than 100 acres shared with just a few other dwellings (under the same ownership), a stay at the Grey Barn gives you access to open fields lined with hay bales, pine and hardwood forests, multiple creek access points and swimming holes, and much more. In 2020, finding a place outdoors that is both quiet and clean has been a challenge – but not when you’re here. Most times, there will be just a few other people sharing the property – but you likely won’t even bump into them. With beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and vivid night skies, you’ll have an incredible experience no matter the time of day.
Features and Amenities
- 1 Queen Sized Deluxe Air Mattress
- 2 extra air mattress, available on request
- Electricity with outlets
- Fan and Heater
- Mini Fridge
- Access to 100 private acres, including fields, creek access, swimming holes, forest, walking trails and more
- Outdoor picnic and seating area with fire pit and picnic table
- Private use Porta Potty a short walk from barn
- Solar Shower
- Unique photography opportunities throughout the property
Things to do Nearby
When you’re staying at the Grey Barn – you’re just minutes away from some of the best spots and locations that Upstate New York has to offer. And – Roulette-Travel.com’s Licensed Hiking Guide – Brian James, is just minutes away from the Grey Barn – and ready to help get you out on some of the most iconic hiking trails in New York State. From mountains to waterfalls, caves to canyons, and everything in between – you’re just 20 minutes away from an epic adventure when you’re staying at the Grey Barn in Medusa. And – if you want to get even farther above than where mountains can take you – consider a glider ride with Nutmeg Aviation in Freehold – an incredibly unique way to see Upstate New York.
In addition to the natural scenery nearby, you can venture into the nearby towns – Greenville, Oak Hill. Rensallaerville, Hudson, Catskill and more. With vibrant art culture and antiques galore – these small towns will charm you into wanting to spend more time Upstate. Some of our local favorites include the Tasting Lab in Greenville (with farm-to-table food and more than 30 beers on tap), the Milk Run (classic American diner food), and the Yellow Deli (a small cafe with other locations throughout the world).
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