Independent site with No Booking Fees in the Catskills!

Site News
Created on
May 10, 2017

Finding a place to list Vacation Rentals where guests will not be charged any "service" or "booking" fees is tough these days.  Since most of the big online listing sites implemented these fees inquires have dropped for many owners and guests are frustrated with additional charges they have to pay just to book their vacation place.
Even though recently new sites emerged that offer listings with no booking fees, owners are not receiving inquires from them.  Why?  We think it's because it's next to impossible to fight big online listing sites on that level (at least for now).  However, region by region we can fight these sites and these fees!

Catskill Getaway was originally built by one owner to list her properties.  It is now being redesigned to offer All Vacation Rental Owners in the Catskill region an opportunity to add their properties, local businesses, attractions and activities.  It's goal is to be an informative local website for Guests that are visiting the beautiful Catskill Mountains so they can find places to stay, and see, as well as learn about local activities and enjoy once again Direct Contact with Owners and Bookings without Fees!

Guests will also be able to add "places to see" and "things to do" on Catskill Getaway to share their experiences and recommend their favorite spots to others.

In addition, Catskill Getaway will offer local Business Owners a free opportunity to list their business that relate to travel (restaurants, taxi, local stores etc). This is a great free way to add exposure to businesses and local activities in the Catskills and to help each other discover these places.

If you are a Vacation Rental Property Owner in the Catskills and would like to help create a local site where Guests do not pay booking fees, can find places not only to rent but also information on what to do while visiting your area, Please Contact us!

Even though we tried to provide something FREE and great for owners (and guests) to take advantage of, the take was not significant enough for us to keep on trying.  Since this was posted, we only had few owners join, who did not login since joining or updated  their properties.  IF you are a vacation owner in the Catskills and have a serious interest in our vision, please feel free to contact us and we would love for you to join (free of charge).