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 and bar ...

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 ...


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.

Canopy Hill House in Roxbury, NY

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Perched high on a hill with incredible views of the mountains, Canopy Hill House is an exceptional Airbnb in Roxbury, NY. The modern farmhouse exudes both tranquility and character, with thoughtful touches for guests like its noteworthy coffee setup, plus Made In and Melsen supplies in its remarkably beautiful kitchen. To help guests relax, bath salts and yoga mats are provided.

Cherry Hill in Accord, NY

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Midcentury vacation rental Cherry Hill sits atop a hill with panoramic views of the Shawangunk mountain ridge. Drink in the views from its large hot tub — or opt to watch sunset from the living room, whose large stone fireplace is adjacent to a wall of windows overlooking the mountains. Stunning oversized windows throughout, multiple dining spaces and patios, a well-equipped kitchen and two cozy fireplaces makes this home the perfect destination for a retreat from the city any time of year.


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.”


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 …

Modern Farmhouse With a Pool in Rhinebeck, NY

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Set on 2.25 acres overlooking miles of Hudson Valley beauty, this tranquil abode serves equally well as a full-time residence, or weekend getaway. Facing due south and flooded with year-round natural light through generous picture windows, the interior was gut renovated in 2020 and is a testament to simple, modern design.

Three bedroom, three bathroom farmhouse | 2,049 sq ft home on 2.25 acres | Additional 1,100 sq ft of unfinished basement | Designer kitchen features a professional-grade Viking gas range stove and oven, and Liebherr refrigerator | 40’ x 16’ x 8’ heated saltwater gunite pool with automated cover | Six person hot tub | Beautifully designed perennial landscaping | Fenced yard with large entertaining patio | Brand new water system with high pressure tank, UV light, and reverse osmosis filter | Atop quiet Burger Hill, offering stunning views of the Hudson Valley | 7 minutes from Rhinebeck Village, 12 to Rhinecliff Amtrak | Asking $1,749,000

Listed by Bianca Ladipo, Continental Real Estate Group. For showings or inquiries, contact bladipo@gmail.com or call/text (224)-612-3085.

Open house: Saturday April 20 & Sunday April 21, 12:00-4:00PM at 3 Tappen Place, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Agents may request a scheduled viewing Wednesday April 17, or Friday April 19 from 2:00-6:00PM.

The interior was gut renovated in 2020 and is a testament to simple, modern design. From the front door, enter into a foyer, with the living room located on the right and home office to the left. Toward the back of the home, an open kitchen is ideal for entertaining with a three barstool island. From there, the space seamlessly flows into a sun-drenched great room and adjoining sunroom, perfect for plants and a daybed. For moments of quiet contemplation, a cozy den awaits, complete with exposed beams and a wood burning fireplace set into modern white brick that simply demands daily use in the winter. A small library doubles as a private home office.

Upstairs, the primary bedroom and an en suite bath offers gorgeous views facing north, south, and west. Two additional bedrooms with spacious closets are well suited for guests or family and share a bathroom featuring a full bath.

Back downstairs, the chefs and entertainers will love the kitchen, with a professional-grade Viking gas range stove and oven and Liebherr refrigerator. The water system was fully replaced in 2021 with a high pressure tank, UV light, and reverse osmosis filter with a spigot conveniently placed to the kitchen sink.

During winter months, a propane backup generator is critical for safety, especially if the homeowners may be out of town. An already-installed Starlink means the home has both power and WiFi stability throughout any weather conditions.

Outside, the back yard is a true oasis, with a sprawling tiered patio that’s built for entertaining. The show-stealer, of course, is the home’s heated saltwater pool – steps away from the freestanding 6-person hot …

Fieldhouse in Clinton Corners, NY

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Ninety miles from New York City, architect designed Fieldhouse is located on ten rolling acres in Clinton Corners, NY. Inspiration for the architectural form of the residence comes from the property’s stunning pasture views, complete with distant Catskills peaks, in counterpoint to the surrounding woodland backdrop. Previously an equestrian paddock, the property interiors with natural textures and a luxurious modern simplicity.

Cochecton Pump House in Cochecton, NY

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This incredible, turnkey business in the Delaware River Valley, less than 120 miles from NYC, is ready to go with a three bedroom house included in the sale.

From an overgrown ruin, a new life has been breathed into this solid, concrete and brick structure built by Standard Oil in 1879. Fast forward 145 years – Cochecton Pump House has created an entirely one-of-kind restaurant, bar and event space; it’s also received an Excellence Award by the Preservation League of New York State. Tucked into the upper Delaware River valley, it’s conveniently located between two hotbeds of the Sullivan Catskills renaissance – Narrowsburg and Callicoon.

Historic building dating to 1879 | Turnkey business, currently with liquor license (new owners will have to reapply as a formality) | Approximately 3,600 square feet | Two modified containers: one for bar/ordering, the other a fully equipped kitchen | Sale includes three bedroom, one bathroom home | High ceiling from an 1890 firehouse | Approx 1900 sq ft home on ~3 acres (after subdivision) | Home is adjacent to business for staff housing | Asking $750,000

Listed by Erik Freeland, @catskills_living, at Country House Realty. Original listing with more information here. For showings or inquiries, email erik@countryhouserealty.com or call (646) 942-7099.

After three seasons, the Pump House has quickly become the talk-of-the-town local attraction. The sensation of eating some food, having a drink, and hanging with friends as the blue hour descends into a magical mix of blue and gold light creates an atmosphere that is truly incredible.

For history buffs, the pump house was built by John Rockefeller’s Standard Oil in 1879. There was a six inch pipeline originating in western PA; crude was piped along the Southern Tier of NY. The steam-powered pumps kept the oil flowing to a refinery in Bayonne, NJ in order to supply NYC.

Nowadays, there’s a myriad of possibilities at the Cochecton Pump House: live music, performances, weddings, dog shows, movie showings, private functions – the list goes on! Clients include a great mix of locals, tourists, second home owners and day trippers from NYC. Regular events bring in a steady flow of customers. Events from weddings, private parties, movie nights, pop-up restaurants, local beer competitions: a new owner is only limited by their own imagination.

A parking lot and handicap accessible walkway leads down to two fully equipped repurposed containers. One container takes food orders and serves local tap beers, wine and frozen drinks. The functional and equipped kitchen is in the other. There is a well on site and ample electric. A tidy and efficient bathroom trailer sits conveniently adjacent to the main area.

The home, thought to have been built in the late 1800s for the engineer in charge of the pump house, has three bedrooms, one bath and a finished attic. (See it in slides 13-19.) A renovation could …

Blueberry Ridge in Narrowsburg, NY

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Set into the rural backdrop of Narrowsburg, NY, Blueberry Ridge House stands as a cozy cottage just 100 miles from NYC. Unwind in this welcoming 2 bedroom plus guest suite and 1.5 bath home with a sprawling backyard for gardening, lounging or picnics. Whether you’re enjoying a morning cup of coffee on the front porch or under the vast expanse of the night sky, this charming retreat is an undeniable gem in the Catskills.

2 bedroom (+ flex space in finished basement staged as guest suite), 1.5 bathroom cottage | 1,920 square foot home on 6.43 aces | Cozy living room with wood burning stove | Dreamy farmhouse kitchen | Airy dining room with sliding doors to al fresco balcony | Short term rental friendly | Large back yard with fire pit | $25k price reduction (in the form of a credit at closing) with a signed 2-year agreement with Red Cottage | Asking $550,000

Listed by Jill Borenstein at Catskill Mountain Houses. For showings or inquiries, email jill@catskillmountainhouses.com or call/text 631-495-9534.

Open house: Saturday March 23, 2024 from 12-2pm at 225 Lake Ridge in Narrowsburg, NY. Please RSVP to the email above.

Photos: Julia Hembree Smith

This quaint yet spacious cottage radiates warmth with an abundance of windows and a cozy open floor plan. Built in 2010 by the well-known building team at Catskill Farms, the open living-kitchen-dining space, creates a bright friendly room, with maximum ease for entertaining. The dreamy farmhouse kitchen is a perfect spot to relax or host friends, and is definitely the heart of the home. Across the room, the living space is anchored by a bold stone fireplace with wood-stove insert that keeps the house warm and toasty in the colder months. Move through the dining room to the sliding glass doors for convenient access to a deck for al fresco dining. The first floor offers plenty of space to unwind and relax with and a convenient half bath, too.

Upstairs, both queen bedrooms fit nicely with a shared full bathroom that boasts crisp and classic white tiling, and a coveted double sink, a large shower and newly appointed finishes.

Downstairs from the living area, is the fully finished walkout basement – a flexible space currently configured as a spacious 1 bedroom suite, with a lounge and study space, washer/dryer, and a separate entrance through sliding glass doors to the backyard lower stone patio and fire pit.

Outside, listen to the sounds of nature in the backyard of this private, peaceful property. Totalling 6.43 acres, Blueberry Ridge House sits toward the front of the property, just behind a u-shaped driveway creating more privacy from the quiet road. Enjoy a meal outdoors or host a gathering on the back deck just overlooking the firepit and lawn. The large grassy backyard offers a private space for relaxing and is perfect for gardening, sports or simply lounging in the sun.

With a …

DeBruce Boathouse in Parksville, NY

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Architecture and stunning views are the protagonists of the DeBruce Boathouse, the latest to market in the DeBruce Lodges collection of architect-designed post and beam mountain escapes. Ideally located in nature within the Catskills Park “Forever Wild” forest preserve, the DeBruce Boathouse is 100 miles – approximately two hours – from New York City. From its mountainside perch, enjoy proximity to its Hunter Lake deeded lake rights, plus Mongaup Pond, one of the largest, most pristine bodies of water in the Catskills.

One bedroom, one bathroom cabin | 684 square foot home on .95 acres | Deeded lake rights to Hunter Lake | Large sundeck with sweeping mountain views | Energy efficient design with electric sourced from local solar farms | Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances | Cozy living room with Harman pellet stove | Outdoor shower and fire pit | Mountain stream running length of the property | Asking $325,000

Co-listed by Jill Borenstein and Robin Jones at Catskill Mountain Houses. For showings or inquiries, email jill@catskillmountainhouses.com or call/text 631-495-9534.

Open house: Saturday, March 16th, 12pm-2pm at 8 Cedar Lane, Parksville, NY. Please RSVP to jill@catskillmountainhouses.com.

Parksville, NY real estate Photos: Shelter Upstate

Newly constructed in 2023, the DeBruce Boathouse was built with east-west orientation enabling spectacular sunrises and sunsets throughout all seasons. A heavy timber entrance was engineered to serve as a covered porch while also providing ample elevated storage space for all your outdoor gear: canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, skis and snowboards.

Stepping inside, enjoy enchanting valley views from generous windows and sky lighting throughout the home. Downstairs, an open kitchen flows into the dining and living space, anchored by a cozy pellet stove. This cast iron Harman Absolute43 is revered for being one of the most advanced high efficiency pellet stoves on the market.

Up a spiral staircase, the upstairs fits a beautiful, sunlit bedroom, with extra space for an office setup or kid zone. Back downstairs, connecting with the kitchen, an expansive sundeck allows for outdoor yoga and sunbathing, as well as grilling and dining during balmy summer sunsets. Steps below, an outdoor shower is perfect for a post-hike or morning rinse. When you must, indoor showers can be enjoyed in a floor to ceiling slate finished bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Throughout the lodge, custom “live edge” woodwork is highlighted by artisanal trim with master-carpenter crafted shelving and pantry doors. Most wood finishes at the Boathouse were sourced from trunks and branches of local hardwood trees, and milled by local woodworker Josephine Banks at nearby Cat Hollow Saw Mill.

The compact DeBruce Boathouse features an energy efficient design, built to represent a new generation of petroleum-free homes that boast a tiny carbon footprint. Ecologically advanced, this on-grid cabin relies on electricity sourced from local solar farms.

On its .95 acre spread, a crisp mountain stream running the length of the property provides a soothing background; a crackling fire pit rounds out this idyllic setting. A plethora of wild blueberry …


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