The Deer Watch Inn Bed and Breakfast grew in stages. It began life in the 18th century as a small country cottage in East Durham NY. The house is over 200 years old. As the years went by, various additions were made to the original structure. In the days of travel by horse and carriage, rail and steamship the old homestead became a boarding house. It served in this capacity for a few decades until once again it was used as a private residence - but only in the summer as a refuge from the heat.

Beginning in the 1960's with winterization and indoor plumbing the property has improved and once again is ready to welcome guests.

We have five bedrooms, all with private baths and three large comfortable common rooms available for our visitors. The lush grounds and gardens offer spectacular views of the Northern Catskill Mountains. Relax in a swing under a tree or on the wraparound porch overlooking the large pond where you can hand feed the beautiful Japanese Koi as they put on their colorful displays.

On cool nights you'll find a crackling fire in the wood stove in our sun room where you can enjoy watching wildlife graze the grounds.

We'd love to host your family reunion or party to make it truly special at this Hudson Valley Bed and Breakfast. Ask for details about our famous, self indulgent, stress releasing Northern Catskills getaway weekend.

We're a short drive to some of the best hiking trails in the Catskill Mountains. We are also just minutes away from Ski Windham, The Catskills premier ski center.


Jo-Ann McGreevy Rascoe is a former Cooperative Extension Agent in food and nutrition, where she instructed many workshops, wrote a newspaper column and gave weekly radio shows.  She taught Home Economics / Family Consumer Science for over 25 years, and received the prestigious NYS Home Economics Teacher of the Year Award for 1995.

She is a member of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, the Empire State Bed and Breakfast Association, the NYS Association of Family and Consumer Sciences   Educators, the NYS Hospitality and Tourism Association the Michael J Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Centre of East Durham. the Greene County Chamber of Commerce, and Durham NY Chamber of Commerce.

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