Back to a simpler time...
About Jack Ballo
I’m a documentary filmmaker and writer. I also teach a filmmaking course. My wife, Barbara and I spend our time back and forth between the NJ suburbs and the Catskill Mountains. We used to live in the house full time. Our daughter went to high school here in Andes. We’ve worked hard to make sure that every detail is covered in making the house a great vacation memory for all of our guests. Whether you love nature, hiking, the arts, music, reading a book or writing one, you’ll enjoy our peaceful place in the mountains!
Jack Ballo purchased this House in 2004
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Weekend recharge in Catskills
My wife and teenage daughter had the pleasure of staying in this cabin by the pond for long weekend. Setting is very relaxing for country downtime from the city. My daughter was able to get some driving practice on back roads, catch sun with my wife on deck next to pond, and daughter found some great deals on party dresses at store in Andes. The local restaurant food was surprisingly good and so close to cabin. We all enjoyed a few nearby hiking trails and I was able to show my daughter how to catch fish in the pond. We plan to return again.
It was very peacefull and relaxing
Worth every dollar. Its like a slice of Heaven
Beautiful location! What a small wonderful getaway we had at the cabin. Cute little town.
We booked this as a last minute getaway with our 3 little girls. The owner was very responsive. Once we arrived there wasn’t much reason to leave the property besides food. Andes Main Street is cute and right up the road. The property is amazing. Between fishing on the small pond and playing in the little stream my daughters had a blast. What a wonderful little gem!
This home is located on the most picturesque property with every amenity necessary for a comfortable stay. The local towns were quiet during the week but the arena has much to offer.
I think it would help if they had a sign, as its a little difficult to find the driveway. That being said, the place was a dream! Loved it 100%
Very clean and charming place
The host was super accommodating and such a nice guy!!
Andes is a vibrant hamlet known for family farms with locally owned and operated shops and restaurants. It feels set back in time, life as it used to be: clean air, fresh food, beautiful vistas, a warm, welcoming community without any chain stores, busy roads or pollution. Whether you’re browsing antiques, exploring local galleries, or searching for treasures at a local boutique, Main Street in Andes is full of great surprises. Besides all the attractions and things-to-do in Andes and the surrounding towns, The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is a little over an hour drive, it's 45 minutes to Woodstock and 20 minutes to get to Belleayre Mountain Beach and Ski Lodge.