A Guide to Enjoying the Great Outdoors in Harriman State Park

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Did you know: New York’s second largest park is just 30 miles from NYC? Harriman State Park is a haven for hikers, cyclists, and lovers of the outdoors. Known for its 31 lakes, it also features 200+ miles of hiking trails, along streams, woods, and beautiful vistas of the Hudson Valley and NYC. Sound overwhelming? Let us help!

A Guide to the Whiteface Region in the Adirondack Mountains, NY

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In the heart of the High Peaks, the Adirondacks' Whiteface Region is a four-seasons destination – but one that shines brightest in winter. Towering mountains, pristine lakes and dense forest characterize this area that was home to not one, but two, Winter Olympics. From the tranquil forest blanketed in snowfall, perfect for hiking — to its famous white-capped peaks that beckon skiers and snowboarders from around the globe — this winter wonderland offers endless adventure. Four towns make up the Whiteface Region: Au Sable Forks, Jay, Upper Jay and Wilmington. Whiteface Mountain is the region's crown jewel, whose 3,166 foot vertical drop is the highest in the East. The mountain is one of five Winter Olympics sites in the area, and the only location on the East Coast to host the winter games. In summer, the mountain remains a tourist attraction, with scenic gondola rides and hiking. NYC residents may be reluctant to book a trip thinking the Adirondacks are too far for a weekend; but the park begins just 215 miles from NYC, easily reached in under four hours. (Or catch the daily flight from JFK to SLK!) From there, we’re heading about an hour deeper into the park, down its scenic roads through idyllic mountain towns, and into the Whiteface Region. Check out our guide below for the best places to hike and explore – plus where to stay, eat and drink during your stay in the area. Where to Stay Around Whiteface: NewVida in Wilmington, NY NewVida Preserve in Wilmington, NY has striking architecture, a bar and restaurant, plus 14 cozy rooms to choose from. Onsite amenities also include a gym and wellness center and 35+ miles of trails. There's no shortage of lodging in the Whiteface Region – but we love an authentic Adirondack lodge with staff and services, especially in the otherwise pretty isolated landscape. Our lodging pick is NewVida Preserve, who's just reopened to the public after years of private ownership. This classic Adirondack lodge hosts 14 beautiful rooms, a restaurant, bar, and bistro – plus a wellness center with yoga, gym, and massage. Located on a 2,000 mountainous preserve, it also features 35+ miles of hiking trails. Throughout the hotel, guests will spot vintage items alluding to Paleface Mountain; this is NewVida's previous life. For three decades, the property operated as a ski mountain with five lifts and 44 runs. While there are plans to restore and reopen some of the runs, for now, guests may explore on foot. While doing so, be on the lookout for Paleface's former bull wheels, ski warming huts, lean to’s and cabins. A King View Room (no. 10) at NewVida Preserve. Photo c/o NewVida Preserve. Back inside NewVida, its new owners have carefully restored and renovated the lodge, preserving its vintage charm while updating the necessities. The dining room ...

Pet-Friendly Getaways in the Catskills

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Are you yearning for a pet-friendly getaway in the Catskills where you can explore the great outdoors with your best pal? Look no further: below, we've compiled a list of the pet-friendliest getaways in the Catskills. This bunch of hotels and Airbnbs go a step further than allowing pets – they welcome them, with perks like no pet fees, treats and bowls, bandanas and belly rub vouchers. As you plan your next escape, consider our pet-friendliest stays – ensuring that your getaway is not just a vacation, but a shared experience with your beloved companions. It's a true retreat for the whole family, paws and all! Scribner's Lodge in Hunter, NY Photo: Magrino PR Scribner's Lodge is your year-round escape for city dwellers and their furry friends, nestled among towering mountains, waterfalls, and peaceful swimming holes – with very close proximity to Hunter Mountain. Recognizing the great outdoors is best shared with man's best friend, Scribner's Lodge welcomes dogs through its Pupstater Program, providing toys, treats, a custom bandana and dog tag allowing owners and pets to take a small piece of the Catskills home. They also provide bowls for their stay. Don't forget to inquire about "pup-up" events! Plan your next visit with the Escape Brooklyn feature on Scribner's Lodge. Location: 125 Miles from NYC in Hunter, NY Perk: Guests can spend the entire weekend on the 20-acre property without having to leave for food or entertainment. Its on-site restaurant, Prospect, is fantastic for dinners or cocktails, and breakfast is included in the price of your room. Pet Policy: The Pupstater Program is a $50 nightly non-refundable fee for up to two dogs. Any additional dogs will incur an additional $50 nightly fee. Audrey's Farmhouse in Wallkill, NY Photo: Winnie Au Nestled in historic charm, Audrey's Farmhouse is equal parts rustic elegance with modern luxury. Both their Old Mill and Greenhouses locations pet-fee-free. Open year-round, owners Sally and Doug welcome your furry companions as cherished family members. Known for their impeccable service, they provide a bowl and treat at check-in and can arrange pet-sitting. For any extra doggie essentials such as bowls, waste bags, pup towels, or treats, simply reach out to Guest Services and they ensure these items are placed in your rooms for your convenience. Location: 85 Miles from NYC in Wallkill, NY Of note: Novice hikers, including those with pets, will delight in the brief journey to Awosting Falls: a 60-foot waterfall cascading into a pristine, expansive pool that transforms into a gentle stream. The trek to the falls is a pet-friendly, easy 40-minute round trip from the parking lot, featuring a predominantly flat carriage road. Pet Policy: Bring em if you got em! There is a maximum of two dogs per room; please ensure pets are updated on vaccinations and protected from fleas and ticks. When your pups are enjoying ...

A Guide to Kingston, NY

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Ninety miles north of NYC, the Hudson River Valley town of Kingston, NY is situated at the base of the Catskill Mountains on the Rondout Creek. As the original capital city of New York, it’s loaded with history and incredible architecture — plus, a very vibrant art community. Like many Hudson Valley towns, its history, natural beauty and affordability has recently drawn in the creative types who have relocated and made Kingston their home — and are, in turn, opening restaurants, shops, studios and other small businesses. Read on for our guide to Kingston, New York, with recommendations on where to stay, eat, drink, shop, hike, and more. Where to Stay in Kingston, NY: Hotel Kinsley Hotel Kinsley's Wall St Suite is a loft-like space featuring original ornate moldings, king bed, full living/seating area, and a marble tile bathroom with a walk-in rain shower and luxurious oversized soaking tub. We love boutique hotel Hotel Kinsley, who offers guests beautiful rooms throughout four buildings in Kingston’s Stockade District. Dating to the 19th century, each building is stylistically and architecturally distinct; each pay homage to the Kingston’s past as well, heavily rooted in generations of art, travel, and nature. The buildings are closely nestled throughout the oldest part of the city, with its characteristic colorful facades and Federal-style architecture. The first of the four buildings to open was Kinsley’s flagship, 301 Wall Street; since then, guest rooms have opened in three additional buildings. The flagship is a restored 19th century bank building that also houses Kinsley's airy restaurant, with towering ceilings, a mezzanine for private dining or meetings, and the coziest cocktail bar. Above Restaurant Kinsley's kitchen, a large mural by artist Happy Menocal serves as a focal point, the same artist whose work is used throughout Hotel Kinsley’s cheerful website. Above Restaurant Kinsley, ten guest rooms are located on its upper floors. Guests enter through the bar, check-in inside the bank's original vault, then head upstairs via a historic elevator. From the rooms to the restaurant to the bar, the interiors are stunning, each space totally unique but cohesive in the use of color palette and texture — thanks to the handiwork of interior designer Robert McKinley. Things to Do in Kingston, NY: Shopping, Galleries, and Exploring Town Wall St in Uptown Kingston, NY is lined with boutique shops, galleries and restaurants. Much of Kingston’s appeal is being at the epicenter of “Upstate” culture in the Hudson Valley. Exploring town, and the region, is a must! The town is comprised of three distinct neighborhoods: Uptown (also called the Stockade District), Midtown, and the Rondout (downtown.) Uptown Kingston is the most architecturally distinctive, with colorful painted buildings facades along Main and North Front Streets – plus some exceptionally preserved historic buildings in the blocks surrounding. In this part of town, don't miss staples like Kingston ...


Rowley House in Eldred, NY

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Following an extensive renovation by SOON Architecture Studio, this modern three bedroom cabin with a sauna is filled with treasures from local artisans, designers, and boutique shops. (You may also recognize it in this week's WSJ Real Estate feature on saunas!) From top to bottom, the thee-floor house has tons of space to spread out or get cozy. On its basement level, a lovely bedroom has its own bathroom and is also home to the Rowley House sauna and gym. On the main level, find its expansive kitchen, a living room with a cozy wood stove, and two equally lovely bedrooms that share an additional bathroom. On the third floor, a "snug" loft room has treehouse vibes, and is home to the TV (plus a pull-out sofa for movie nights or sleeping kiddos.)

Poet’s Hill in Hudson, NY

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Located on a quiet country road outside of Hudson, NY, Poets Hill was designed with serenity in mind. Rent one or both homes on-site: its pool house accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms, while its tiny house accommodates two. At the pool house, take advantage of the expansive outdoor area, with a large deck that's home to a Viking grill/BBQ, sink, and large dining table for al fresco meals, poolside. Its 82 foot pool is open May through October 1, weather permitting.

Goldie Point in Barnegat Light, NJ

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100 miles from NYC, midcentury beach getaway Goldie Point is wonderful year-round, but would like you to know about "Secret September" and "Summer’s Not Over October." Currently it's September, the weather is still hot, the water is warm, and the masses of tourists are totally gone. A few months later, experience what the owners call “Wes Anderson Winter,” where the season and stillness create the perfect environment for recovery and wellness at the beach — in total solitude.

Mountain Terrace in Parksville, NY

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Perched on a hill and surrounded by tall trees, Mountain Terrace is akin to staying in a luxury treehouse. Three bedrooms sleeps six guests at this beautiful Airbnb in Parksville, NY with two floors, two bathrooms and two living rooms. At the heart of the home is Mountain Terrace's porch: wrap-around style, with west-facing views to watch the sunset each day. A grill and large dining table are perfect for meals al fresco, under the surrounding swaying treetops. At night, head to the bonfire for stargazing outside the private yoga studio, also available for guest use.

Moody Pond House in Warren, CT

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Less than 100 miles from NYC, find the magical Moody Pond House: a brand new, modern home tucked away on 18.5 acres in the impossibility picturesque Warren, Connecticut. Named after the gorgeous pond on the property, the popular rental home offers a cushy, private retreat year-round.

Catskills Cloud House in Phoenicia, NY

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This gorgeous farmhouse has just been renovated into the perfect rental – especially for those wanting a quick, easy getaway without a car. Hop on the Trailways Bus and arrive into the small town of Phoenicia, where the house is just a 5 minute walk from Main Street. Walk into town for meals, or prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner in the beautiful kitchen and dining area. The trailhead for the Tanbark Trail is walkable from the house, as is the beautiful Esopus River for fishing, tubing, or just taking a cool-off dip.


From Mood-Board to Move-In: Customizable New Build Homes by Welcome


Looking to build a brand-new, personalized home? Based in Upstate and Westchester, New York, Welcome promises that homebuyers can go from mood-board to move-in with just a few clicks. Armed with a mood board and a color palette, we worked with Welcome’s designers to easily create an Escape Brooklyn-inspired dream escape — seen below — within Welcome’s Modern Cabin 3.

With many active build projects along the East Coast, Welcome has taken the homebuilding process entirely online, and has streamlined into just a handful of simple steps. Here’s how it works:

  1. Use their interactive map to choose your perfect plot of land. All plots have been analyzed by Welcome’s proprietary AI land-vetting technology, so you know they’re conducive to a build!
  2. Use their interactive digital design studio to design your home. For any given Welcome home, there are over 200,000 design combination options. No “cookie cutter” vibes, ever.
  3. Make an offer on the land and construction costs. This offer secures your home, as well as a builder. Once your offer is accepted, you sit back, relax (in a cabin somewhere, perhaps?), and let them handle everything else – from permitting, all the way through move-in day.

Whether you’re seeking a forever home, a weekend getaway, or an investment property, check out Welcome to see some of their active build projects in the Upstate and Westchester areas. To play around in the digital design studio as we did, head to welcomehomes.com/models — just proceed with caution, because it’s a little addictive.

For transparency, Escape Brooklyn is a real estate advertising service and may have been paid for this ad. We carefully curate potential paid advertisers; all features are hand-picked and thoughtfully considered.

Before & After: Camp Caitlin


Caitlin Cowger, owner of Camp Caitlin, has a piece of advice when it comes to buying your Upstate dream home: “Don’t look for the house of your dreams. Renovate the house of your dreams.”


Meadowlark in Clinton Corners, NY

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Located in Clinton Corners, NY, Meadowlark celebrates natural surroundings with pavilion style architecture, designed for an intimate connection with nature. This to-be-built home from Upstate Modernist sits on 27 acres with sweeping meadow views and unspoiled woodlands, accessed at the end of a private road. The architecture is comprised of three volumes offering grand open living spaces, private owners quarters and guest accommodations.

3,471 square foot to-be-built modern home on 27 acres | 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house | Oak hardwood floors with designer finishes and Danish cabinetry | Primary suite with a spacious bathroom, freestanding tub, shower, double vanity, and radiant floor heating | Luxe kitchen featuring Miele obsidian appliances | Second scullery kitchen for additional prep space | Pavilion style modernist residence with integrated covered porch | Attached two car garage connecting to a secondary entrance mud room and laundry | Den with fully glazed wall access to the outdoor patio and two guest suites Beautiful property with meadows and mature woodlands | Last property from the private road, surrounded by undeveloped lands | Asking $3,695,000

Listed by Doug Maxwell at Upstate Modernist. For inquiries, contact (212) 518-3130 or email doug@s3arc.com.

Located at Dutchess Reserve, this quintessential country estate is minutes from the villages of Rhinebeck and Millbrook, with easy access to NYC via the Taconic Parkway or rail lines. Its architectural forms are clad in a sophisticated palette of light, stained cedar siding, and concrete panels accents. Interior design features luxury materials including oak hardwood floors, designer finishes, Danish cabinetry, Miele appliances and geothermal HVAC.

Meadowlark’s living spaces share grand views to the outdoor entertaining patio and pastoral grounds. The dramatically glazed great room offers views to the natural surroundings and exit onto the integrated covered porch with optional automated screens — the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining during any weather the season has in store. Beyond the living area, a luxe kitchen features Miele obsidian appliances, copious storage along with a second scullery kitchen for additional prep space, perfect for dinner parties.

Enjoying utmost privacy, the primary suite is comprised of a spacious bathroom with freestanding bathtub, shower, double vanity, radiant floor heat and WC. A well appointed walk-in closet and spacious sleeping room with stunning private natural views complete the owners’ respite.

An attached two car garage connects to a secondary entrance mud room and laundry. Includes septic, private water well, underground utilities and driveway.

Finally, for those wishing to further customize, options include a pool, hot tub, sauna, home gym, finished basement and others. Inquire for details.

Located in Clinton Corners, the home is central to many gems – including dining at Millbrook’s Canoe Hill, wine tasting at Milea Estate Vineyard, or grab a breakfast sandwich and stock up groceries at country-cute Golden Russet Café & Grocery, all a short drive away. Further afoot, the home is just 20 minutes to both the Stissing House

King’s Creek Farm in Schoharie, NY

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Once upon a time, King’s Creek Farm was a haven for cows, horses, and pigs, and then an apiary where beekeepers collected and sold their liquid gold in the Honey House. These days, the pastoral scene has evolved, and the rolling fields play host to a charming congregation of sheep, continuing the legacy of the farm’s agrarian past.

Kings Creek Farm is a dreamy tale of bucolic splendor: an oasis that could truly be anything in the quaint embrace of the sleepy Upstate New York town of Wright. The epitome of rustic charm, this homestead with two houses and multiple barns is replete with the kind of allure that beckons city dwellers and country farmers alike.

Main House: Four bedroom, two and a half bathroom farmhouse |  2,824 square foot home on 19.6 acres | Nine additional outbuildings | Primary suite with soaking tub and walk-in closet | Four fireplaces | Metal roof and owned solar panels | Large kitchen | Guest suite | Unfinished basement and attic | Whole home generator | Sauna | Creek | Two large, fenced pastures | Fields with hay and sheep | Vegetable garden with pear, apple, and cherry trees | Christmas tree farm | Carved out trails | Campsite

Honey House: Two bedroom, one bathroom guest house | 1,080 square feet | Fireplace | Wood plank floors | Metal roof | Washer and dryer | Backup generator

Multiple Barns: Three-bay car garage | Artist studio | Gym | Livestock pen | Smoke house | Kiln barn | Hay barn with stables | Two chicken coups | Garden shed

Asking $699,000. Listed by Arlena Armstrong-Petock at Country House Realty. For showings, inquiries or to RSVP to the open house, contact arlena@thatupstateagent.com or call/text 412-760-0176. Open House: Sunday, May 19, 12-2pm, at 877 State Route 443, Schoharie NY. 

Circa 1869, the main colonial style farmhouse is an undeniable gem held in the same family for more than 80 years. No maintenance has been deferred or ignored – a completely pristine home awaits its next owner. Throughout you’ll find storybook-like original details paired with all the right updates, such as kitchen and bathroom renovations, four propane fireplaces, a metal roof, owned solar panels, and whole home generator. The first floor hosts the main living area, a guest suite, and large kitchen for gathering. Upstairs you’ll find a primary suite with soaking tub and walk-in closet, and two more bedrooms.

The Honey House, a converted barn charmingly named after its former use, is now a two bedroom, one bathroom guest house. The large, south facing windows heat the house year round, and provide dazzling light on the wide plank floors. The Honey House is complete with metal roof, propane fireplace, its own washer and dryer, as well as a backup generator.

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The majestic 19+ acre estate is an expansive canvas upon which mother nature herself has artfully composed her symphony in harmony with the several …

Bully Hill Modern in North Branch, NY

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In North Branch, New York, Bully Hill Modern is a rarity among homes hitting the Upstate market. From top to bottom, inside and out, Bully Hill Modern has been lovingly renovated and designed as a place to personally enjoy – never treated as a flip or vacation rental. Located on a private road, this modern home with a swimming pond is ready to host its new owners for all four seasons, from summer swims to winter nights by the fire.

Three bedroom, two bathroom home | 1,554 square foot home on 7.45 acres | Beautiful lot with private pond, fire pit, outbuilding and fenced-in garden | Primary bedroom with ensuite bathroom features walk-in shower | Dining area encased with large windows and sliding doors | Italian marble terrazzo in kitchen designed by furniture artist Max Lamb | Airy living room anchored with cozy wood burning stove | Built 2009, renovated 2022 | New windows, exterior doors, and siding in 2022 | Renovated in 2022 with new floors, kitchen, bathroom | Asking $699,000

Listed by William Baldwin at Country House Realty. For showings or inquiries, contact william@countryhouserealty.com or call/text (517) 281-5177.

Open house: Sunday May 19, 2024 from 12pm-3pm at 12 Bully Hill Drive, North Branch, NY, 12776.

Set well back from the private road, a long gravel driveway gives you a sense of peace and privacy. As you reach the end of the drive and arrive at the home, you’ll first notice how the natural wood and modern black exterior harmonize perfectly with the surroundings, and the pitched rolled bitumen roof creates a handsome silhouette against the forested backdrop.

Entering through the glass front door you are welcomed to an open layout, with a natural flow between kitchen, dining area, and living room. The kitchen showcases custom built cabinets and striking countertops and backsplash, made of Italian marble terrazzo designed by furniture artist Max Lamb.

The dining area is encased by sliding glass doors and large windows, allowing for country breezes, mountain views, and plenty of natural light. A spacious living room connects the kitchen and dining space to the bedrooms at the back of the house. A wood burning stove sits ready to offer warmth and comfort at the far end of the room.

Photos: Clay Banks and Erin Lindsey/Escape Brooklyn

There are three bedrooms, with the primary bedroom being en suite. The two bathrooms have both been recently renovated with imported Italian tile that gives each bathroom the clean lines and natural palette of a modern spa. Additionally the sinks, vanities, tubs, and lights have all been freshly updated.

The home is equipped with a whole-house generator so there is never a fear of a power outage. There is also high-speed internet so working remotely is no issue. Finally, there is a split-unit in the living room which provides A/C to the whole home on the warmest days of summer, or a bit of extra heat on the coldest days of winter.

The grounds are …

Charming Farmhouse in Pond Eddy, NY

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Ninety miles from NYC, this lovely farmhouse in Pond Eddy, NY sits on thirteen idyllic acres – spanning from the edge of the Delaware River into the woods beyond. Spacious but cozy, this four bedroom renovated farmhouse is equally suited for grand parties and cozy weekends with a book by the fire.

Four bedroom, three bathroom home | 2,550 square foot farmhouse on 13.17 acres | Delaware River Frontage | Fenced in garden with raised beds, small orchard | Bluestone patio | Renovated kitchen with beautiful stone counter, Wolf range, and a butcher block center island | Primary bedroom features ensuite with walk-in shower | Private country road | 2-story outbuilding with garage and electric | Asking $899,000

Listed by Katy Porte at Upstate Curious. For showings or inquiries, contact katy@upstatecurious.com or call/text 347-564-5371.

Originally the barn to a much larger homestead, this stunning home has been renovated with a focus on preservation over the years, offering a captivating blend of historic charm and modern upgrades. A front porch of ipe wood greets visitors, setting the tone for this very special spot.

The entire first floor is open and spacious with a cozy living room, oversized dining room, and chef’s kitchen. In the living room, find a wood burning fireplace with lots of windows to take in the natural surroundings. Beyond, the recently renovated kitchen has a beautiful stone counter, Wolf range, and a butcher block center island. It adjoins a pantry/mudroom and leads right out to the bluestone patio.  A full bathroom completes this level.

Upstairs, find all four bedrooms, an office/bonus room, plus an adorable laundry room with built-in storage. Each bedroom has high ceilings, ample closet space, and plenty of natural sunlight. The king-size primary has a tranquil en suite that has been beautifully upgraded with a new vanity and tile shower.

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Outside, spend leisurely days walking the home’s acreage or tending to your veggies in the fenced in garden. The impressive bluestone patio is an entertainer’s dream – as is the abundance of parking – and it’s easy to picture hosting sun-dappled brunches and grand dinner parties under the stars. Mature apple and pear trees, magnolia, wisteria, and lilac dot the landscape joining a sprawling lawn and old growth pines to create a serene and majestic setting. The property also includes frontage on the Delaware River for easy access to swimming and fishing.

Some recent upgrades include a new roof, renovated kitchen, renovated primary bath, whole house water filtration system, interior paint, new bluestone patio, and a new fenced garden with raised beds. The current owners also added a two story outbuilding with a one car garage and electric.

Located on Berm and Church, this mellow country road perched above the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway spans 70 miles – easily connecting you to each and every amazing river town. Nearby, check out Cottage Wines, Churchill Collective, Foundry 42, …

Goff Hill Cabin in Livingston Manor, NY

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Nestled in the serene landscape of Livingston Manor, NY, Goff Hill Cabin blends classic log cabin charm with modern design. Meticulously curated by the owner of Long Weekend – who was recently featured in Dwell Magazine – Goff Hill Cabin appeals to design enthusiasts looking to immerse into nature on its vast 18.8 acre lot. Two distinct parcels encompass not only the main cabin, but also a detached two-story garage, and a private hiking trail.

Two bedroom, two bathroom cabin | 1,260 square foot home on 18.8 acres | Living room with cozy wood stove | Wraparound deck | Primary bedroom with skylight balcony and ensuite bathroom | New metal roof | Mudroom addition | Two-car garage | Winding hiking trail and nearby forests and rivers | Asking $550,000

Listed by Jill Borenstein at Catskill Mountain Houses. Open House: Saturday, May 4, noon-2pm, at 262 Goff Road, Livingston Manor, NY. For inquiries or to RSVP, contact jill@catskillmountainhouses.com or call (631) 495-9534.

Begin on the covered front porch and enter through the front door into a newly added mudroom, perfect for all weather and outdoor gear with hooks, storage and seating. Through the doorway is Goff Hill Cabin’s great room, with an open plan living and dining space, plus a minimalist fully-equipped  kitchen. These three spaces are tied together by a cathedral vaulted ceiling that allow plentiful natural light, kept cozy with a wood burning stove. Just off the kitchen, a private bedroom is on the first floor, next to the shared full bathroom. Sliding glass doors lead to a large wraparound deck partially covered for grilling, and a sundeck for sunbathing and entertaining.

Head upstairs and notice the design forward touches, including the wood privacy design and the home’s landing nook – a space just right for a comfy reading chair. Continuing upstairs, find the bright and spacious primary bedroom with a large balcony skylight. This large window can operate as both a skylight and balcony, giving you easy access to fresh air and treetop forest views. Its ensuite bathroom offers bright, tranquil spa vibes with a soaking tub and walk-in shower.

Back downstairs, breeze through the door off the dining area, down to the unfinished walkout basement that houses a pellet stove and the washer/dryer. This space has the potential to expand the square footage of the house and transform into a home gym, office or guest apartment with private entrance.

real estate livingston manor, ny Photos by: Clay Banks

At Goff Hill Cabin, two parcels encompass 18.8 acres that abut NY state land, giving you maximum privacy and space to hike, explore or four-wheel. With a private hiking trail, seasonal springs throughout and a few rough outbuildings, Goff Hill Cabin is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Beyond the house, a …

Roe Pond Estate in Livingston Manor, NY

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Step into the serene haven of Roe Pond Estate in Livingston Manor, NY: a vast 6.2 acre plot where a private pond becomes a personal oasis. Extending beyond its size and scenic vistas, this timeless gem is perfect for family gatherings or as the ultimate playground for weekend getaways.

Five bedroom, four and a half bathroom house | 3,376 square foot home on 6.2 acres | Expansive windows throughout | Open living area and dining room | Deck with forest views | Second floor primary suite with walk-in closet, deck and en suite bathroom | First floor guest suite with ensuite bathroom | Office | Second-floor living area | Finished basement with bonus space | Scenic round pond | Basketball Court | Private road | Two-car garage | Asking $749,000

Listed by Arlena Armstrong-Petock at Country House Realty. For showings or inquiries, contact arlena@thatupstateagent.com  or call/text 412-760-0176.

Open house: Sunday, April 28 , 10am-2pm at 656 White Roe Lake Rd, Livingston Manor, NY 12758.

Nestled in the heart of Livingston Manor, a spacious haven awaits offering a blend of relaxation and entertainment. Entrance through the grand foyer leads guests to the living room where panoramic vistas stream through expansive windows. Beyond, a sprawling kitchen serves as the epicenter of gatherings, while five bedrooms and a bonus basement ensure ample space for all.

On the first floor, two bedrooms – including one with a luxurious en suite bathroom – grace the main living space. An airy, open kitchen boasts a pantry and a deck with breathtaking views, ideal for savoring morning coffee or al fresco meals during sunset. Up the stairs, the home’s primary suite with a deck, walk-in closet and en suite bathroom. It’s accompanied on this floor by a large office, two additional bedrooms, and a cozy second living area ideal for quiet moments or intimate gatherings. The finished basement, complete with a walkout, offers versatile space for guests, a studio, or gym. With an attached two-car garage leading into the basement, convenience is paramount.


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Outside, envision relaxing afternoons by the serene private pond, interrupted only by the occasional splash. The basketball court nestled in the lower yard invites hours of outdoor enjoyment or serves as the perfect backdrop for al fresco entertaining. An expansive yard serves as a blank canvas for hosting elegant garden parties or spirited bonfires under the starlit sky — a picturesque setting awaiting personal touch.

Secluded, yet conveniently situated, this property offers a tranquil escape just moments from the vibrant pulse of town life. Embark on leisurely trout fishing excursions along the banks of Willowemoc Creek, or …


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