Best place to stay in the Catskills, NY? Think Big!
A Tiny House Resort is the magical getaway you’ve been searching for!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a tiny house in the middle of the woods? Located in the Catskills and a 2-hour drive from NYC is where you’ll find Think Big! A Tiny House Resort! This luxury tiny house cabin rental property has everything you need for a magical getaway!
I’ve always fantasized about staying in a tiny home in the woods by a river and just disconnecting from the madness of the city life for a while! Living within the five boroughs of New York there really aren’t a ton of options when it comes to finding tiny house cabin rentals that have that wow factor. As a travel & lifestyle digital content creator, I’m always on the hunt for amazing things to do, see, eat & stay around the world all while sharing my personal experiences and tips for others to enjoy one day!
Whenever I’m in need of a romantic and relaxing weekend getaway from NYC, I always tend to do a search for vacation rentals in the Catskills, NY for good reasons! The Catskill Mountains is full of breathtaking scenery and boundless of outdoor adventures all around the region – I’m talking about maintained hiking trails, great winter skiing, culinary delights, lakes, rivers and so much more for visitors to explore! Plus it’s easily accessible from NYC (it’s literally about a 2 hour-drive)!
After extensive research on finding the best hotels in the Catskills for my fall getaway online, I came across Think Big! A Tiny House Resort and their incredible luxury tiny homes that were set in a magical waterfront setting within the Catskill woods! These tiny house rentals in upstate NY have that wow factor written all over them!
About Think Big! A Tiny House Resort
If you ever wanted to experience living in a tiny home then Think Big! A Tiny House Resort in the Catskills Mountains is the place to go to if you’re searching for the best weekend getaway from NYC! The gated resort is just two hours away from NYC and literally everything you need to fulfill that fairytale fantasy with a modern twist! Each of their custom-built tiny houses allows you to enjoy the comforts of home including a kitchen, full bathroom with flush toilet, heat/air conditioning, WiFi, TV and a private patio with a gas barbecue grill and fire pit. Linens, towels, pillows are all supplied.
Each of their tiny houses sleep 2-6 people and are super clean, social distance by design, & dog friendly! Think Big! A Tiny House Resort was opened in 2017 by Bob Malkin. It was named after the whimsical pop-art store he operated in Soho for decades. The resort is run by Bob’s daughter Marjorie, granddaughter Melissa, and a dedicated staff!
The Grounds at Think Big! A Tiny House Resort
Expect to be entertained for hours on end at this amazing property! On-site amenities at Think Big! A Tiny House Resort includes an in-ground heated pool (May-Sept 30th), hiking trails and a waterfall, kayaks, tubing, a floating raft, baby goats, ducks, bunnies, and chickens roaming the area – in their enclosures of course!
Guests are encouraged to pet the delightful herd of goats and are always invited to join their daily walk during the morning. They are super friendly & love a good scratch and pet. Just don’t feed any of the animals any other food or snacks. They are all on special individualized diets to keep them healthy.
There wasn’t a single moment of boredom during my stay! You literally feel like you’re apart of mother natures personal playground that’s filled with plenty of different things to do, see, and eat! What makes the grounds even more special is that it’s gated meaning only registered guests are allowed on the property. There’s no need to worry about heavy traffic of people coming from every direction of the world. I felt like I had the whole playground to myself and this was during peak fall season at the Catskills! Experiencing A Tiny House Resort during fall foliage in the Catskills is truly enchanting. You can’t help but be hypnotized by all the vibrant colors of the fall leaves that you’re constantly faced with! Leaf peepers, rejoice!
I spent the majority of my leisure time trying to be one with nature! Hiking their well-maintained trails, marveling at the mini-epic waterfall, and spending some up close & personal time with the adorable farm animals on-site really does the body and soul some good! Living in the city and dealing with the daily hustle & bustle does take its toll on a person’s mental & physical state. I’m not sure about you but I receive so much clarity, inspiration, & an improvement in my mood when I’m surrounded by the great outdoors! Throughout the grounds, you’ll also encounter giant-sized outdoor games such as this gorgeous chess set below!
Think Big! A Tiny House Resort does have a snack shack & souvenir shop to satisfy those random cravings lol! The store is unstaffed and runs on the honor system. Guests can leave cash or use Venmo. If you’re serious about your fitness, the resort recently opened “Tiny Gym” which has a variety of cardio machines and a weight section. If an indoor gym isn’t your thing, you’ll have no trouble getting your fitness on with all the physical activities that are available on this expansive thrilling outdoor property!
Think Big! A Tiny House Resort is dog friendly and has a dog park aka Mylas Park & dog wash just for your fur babies (a one-time $25 fee applies per dog). In Spring of 2021 the resort will allow visitors to rent electric bikes, helmets, & bags to pack lunch and supplies. The new bikes for rent are foldable and can be loaded into most cars (this is an add-on not included in the tiny house rental).
If you’re feeling hungry, Think Big! A Tiny House Resort has a food truck full of yummy small bites & beverages such as sandwiches, waffles, bagels, avocado toast, soups, charcuterie boxes, juice, coffee, latte, cappuccino, etc. The food truck is open for Breakfast & Lunch (Thursday- Monday). A full dinner menu is available on Friday & Saturday nights – menu changes weekly for dinner. You’ll find weekly specials posted on their website here and on their menu board. You have the choice of dining by the truck or enjoying delivery of food and beverages to your tiny house which I certainly for breakfast during my stay!
They also have a garden called “The Garden of Eating” that’s filled with fresh seasonal veggies for grabs and a chicken coop! Guest can enjoy complimentary eggs from their chickens year-round – make sure to bring your mini egg carton that’s given to you during check-in!
If you’re looking for a supermarket or restaurant nearby, they have a wonderful Hannaford supermarket located less than 2 miles up the road. A liquor store is located in the next little shopping plaza from the supermarket. They also have a few options for food delivery and have many restaurants in the nearby towns of Catskill, Hudson, Woodstock, and Saugerties.
Which Tiny House did you choose to stay in at Think Big! A Tiny House Resort?
There are over a dozen unique and charming tiny houses at Think Big! A Tiny House Resort – 15 to exact during the time of my stay! I was graciously welcomed with open arms as soon as I arrived. The contactless check-in process at the front office was so smooth all thanks to the self-proclaimed grandma of the resort. She was such a sweetheart and encourage me to live my best life during my stay! Every guest staying at the property receives a welcome bag with goodies, a resort map, and a gate clicker / remote to enter / leave the resort via the entrance gate. Check-in is set at 3pm, Check-out at 11am.
Each tiny home comes with its own parking lot which is really convenient for guests. After researching all of the tiny homes that were available I decided to book The Oki at Think Big! A Tiny House Resort. I was fascinated by the whole tiny house design upon first impressions via social media!
The Oki is literally a stargazer’s dream! This tiny house on wheels is a two-story, open concept that sleeps 4 people and has more headroom than you might have at home. The upstairs queen bedroom has breathtaking nature views on three sides and is the highlight of this windowed and wide-open hideaway, particularly in the fall as the leaves put on a show.
The Oki comes with a complete kitchen & bathroom. An additional twin bed and fold-out couch accommodate family members or friends. A 13-foot-tall downstairs window invites the outdoors in, too, and the spacious, wood-decked patio with a grill, umbrella table, and cushy wicker lounge set adds three-season living space. It’s also steps away from the pool.
I decorated my spacious cabin style tiny house with some autumn foliage garland, mini lanterns, and flowers for some fun photos – yes, I know I’m a bit extra but why not!? lol
Packing suggestions: When planning to experience the tiny living life, you don’t want to overpack. It’s best to leave the suitcase at home, an ikea bag or soft pack gives you more room in the tiny house. Think soft-sided luggage, one that can be tucked away.
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Amenities at The Oki – Think Big! A Tiny House Resort
General: Located with spectacular views, TV, Wifi, Cable, Netflix, Roku Streaming, Sleeps 4 people.
Facilities: Complete kitchen, Cozy living room, Weber grill, Comfy lounging chairs, The lofted twin sleeping, Couch In the living area that converts to sleeping, Queen Bedroom, Outdoor Fire Ring, Dining table for 5, Bathroom (Stall shower, flushing toilets, Small sink, & Small mirror)
Smoking is strictly prohibited inside any buildings on the property. If you do smoke, please ask for an ashtray at check-in. Please do not leave cigarette butts in the fireplace or on the ground. All cigarette butts must be stored in an ashtray. The only place smoking is permitted is outside your tiny home on your own patio as to not disturb other guests.
I added a map of Think Big! A Tiny House Resort below for reference!
Final Thoughts: Is Think Big! A Tiny House Worth It?
I wholeheartedly enjoyed my stay at Think Big! A Tiny House Resort! The tiny living house fantasy was definitely brought to life all thanks to Marjorie and her gracious staff! The experience was everything and more than what I anticipated. If you’re looking for a quiet retreat to reconnect with nature then this is the place for you! Each season provides a different magical experience, so you won’t be disappointed whenever you decide to go!
Would I visit again? Heck yes! I look forward to experiencing the resort during the winter with a blanket of snow all around. A tiny house resort really provides a fresh take on luxury that is truly marvelous! Thanks to its proximity to NYC, finding an accessible escape has never been easier! If you have any questions about my stay leave a comment below or DM me via my personal Instagram here! For more info on Think Big! A Tiny House Resort be sure to check out their site here!
Getting to Think Big! A Tiny House Resort?
Think Big! A Tiny House Resort Address
2776 County Route 23B South Cairo, NY 12482
South Cairo is located in the Hudson Valley, 2 hours from NYC near Hudson, Catskill, Windham and Hunter and about 25 minutes from Woodstock & Saugerties.
To book a stay, visit the Tiny House Resort website here or call 518-622-2626. Let them know that I sent you because it was everything!
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