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The Deer Watch Inn

76 Route 27, East Durham, Durham, NY 12423-1127
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#1 of 3 hotels in East Durham
Historic 5 bedroom inn nestled in the Durham Valley with spectacular views of the Northern Catskill Mountains. We specialize in old fashioned hospitality and ambiance. Wrap around porch, large koi pond, gardens, sun room with wood stove and crackling fire on chilly nights, old fashioned board games, AC and Wi-Fi. Full multi-course breakfast with fresh fruit, juice, homemade breads and muffins, entree and plenty of coffee or tea. We're eco friendly and utilize solar panels, line dry our linens, recycle and compost. Near water park, scenic byway, hiking, fishing, antique shops, local swimming hole, Irish and blue grass festivals. There's as much or little as you'd like to do.
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Free breakfast
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The Deer Watch is a lovely bed & breakfast in the northern Catskills. It lives up to its name, with deer regularly congregating in the field across the way; there's also a pair of ducks that have taken up residence at the pond. Did I mention the pond on site? It has a little pier with patio furniture and is a great place to relax. Jo-Ann is a wonderful hostess! She makes amazing breakfasts, and was accommodating of my food allergies. She was also very helpful in orienting us to local attractions, although her hand-drawn maps could be a bit confusing. Fortunately, she also had an ample supply of tourist brochures, which, when combined with her wealth of local knowledge, did the job. Our room (the "Mary Iris") was comfortable and welcoming. Jo-Ann warned us the bathroom would be small, and it was--the house is centuries old, and there's only so much rearranging that could be done with the space. Overall, a great experience--we'd gladly stay there again if we go back to the area.
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We were a group of 4 couples spending a weekend in the area. Jack and Joann were great hosts! They gave us great recommendations for restaurants, etc. The historic inn was very comfortable and clean; full of pictures and history of the area. We had amazing breakfasts both mornings. The dock on the pond was such a nice place to relax at the end of the day! Our night of music will be unforgettable!
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Response from Jo-Ann R, Owner at The Deer Watch Inn
Responded Sep 19, 2016
Thanks so much. It was great having you all here. What a good time we had. Can't wait till all of you come back again. It was certainly our pleasure.
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Fabulous innkeepers Joann and Jack stayed two days with wife in one room two daughters in other Back to back two of the best breakfasts we have ever eaten Joann went out of her way to make my wife gluten free waffles when she was made aware of a diet restriction Miss u already but we will be back for sure Michael & Sharon Curley of SI
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Response from Jo-Ann R, Owner at The Deer Watch Inn
Responded Jun 1, 2016
Thanks Michael and Sharon for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you here. We always feel like our guests are company that's come for a visit. We look forward to many future visits.
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Stayed with Joann & Jack last year and going back this year. Lovely couple , great breakfast and lots of personal attention. Love the grounds and Koi pond, and dont forget to take some of Joann's homemade jelly's home with you.
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I got a lovely little room with detached but private bathroom for a lower price. I'm pretty sure all other rooms have their own private baths. A flight of narrow stairs and thin walls in a truly historical building. The bed was scrumptiously comfy, the owners were warm and friendly, the breakfast was hand cooked, the wifi was superb. I LOVED it!!
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United StatesNew YorkCatskill RegionDurhamEast Durham
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Deer Watch Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Deer Watch Inn?
Nearby attractions include Zoom Flume (1.3 miles), Our Lady of Knock Shrine (3.6 miles), and The Shamrock House (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Deer Watch Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Deer Watch Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Deer Watch Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Deer Watch Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Yellow Deli, Angel's East Cafe, and Milk Run.