Little Minka offers a promise of complete serenity in the form of a traditional Japanese folk house. Hidden in the woods north of Minnewaska State Park, the home is at once out-of-place and right-at-home within the bountiful nature between the Catskills and Shawangunks.
Little Minka features tatami floors, shoji sliding doors, and an overall design influenced by the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic. It was built using traditional Japanese carpentry techniques. (Not one nail was used in the entire home!)
It’s clear that this is a place intended for simplicity and tranquility. As one past guest put it, “serenity is felt the moment you open the door.“
The living room’s huge windows provide a calming view of the nature at your doorstep. Outside, ten acres of private woodland surround you, so you can rest assured that you’ll find peace & quiet here.
While it’s aesthetic is particularly minimalist and woodsy, there are a few modern comforts woven in (including central heating, a full kitchen, and a record player) to make it a four-season getaway.