home2022-10-18T15:34:31+00:00

ESCAPE BROOKLYN TRAVEL GUIDES & STORIESSEE ALL TRAVEL & USE OUR GETAWAY PLANNER

Seminary Hill in Callicoon, NY: Orchard, Tasting Room, Cidery and Boutique Hotel

Weekend Guides|

120 miles from NYC, Seminary Hill is many things: an orchard, with more than more than 60 varieties and 1,500 trees on 12 acres; an eco-friendly cidery meeting PassivHaus standards; a tasting room and restaurant where ciders are paired with fresh, local food; and an enchanting boutique hotel, with 17 units across eight apartments. Proudly local and sustainable, Seminary Hill’s cidery and tasting room is perched atop one of the highest hills in Callicoon, NY. Its picturesque views overlook the former St. Joseph’s seminary, the Delaware River, and nearby Pennsylvania — the combination of which makes for a most spectacular setting to grab a drink or bite while watching the sunset. The ciders are delicious and complex; all lean toward the drier (read: crisper and better) side of the spectrum. Should you get carried away drinking in all the fun, just down the hill from the orchard and closer to town, Seminary Hill's Boarding House is the perfect spot to call home for the weekend. Seventeen rooms are housed across eight apartments in two buildings — one a former hospital from the 1930's, and the other a doctor's office from the 1870's. The buildings were renovated under the direction of local design studio Homestedt, whose Shaker-inspired vision for the Boarding House means simple yet chic, totally cozy rooms — each with private bathrooms, many with restored vintage claw foot tubs, and all with complimentary luxury bath amenities. Like the boarding houses of old, there are some shared spaces for guests, including the lobby/living room stocked with books and cozy couches, and a kitchen where guests are welcome to cook themselves a meal, or enjoy the breakfast buffet. Should you fall in love with the vibe — and you will — design studio Homestedt's nearby shop is filled with many of the housewares, sheets, and toiletries you'll find at Seminary Hill Boarding House. Ready to plan a trip? Read on for our recommendations, including what to do in Callicoon, NY — from where to shop, hike, and get outside – plus the best places to eat or grab a drink. What to Do: Shopping and Exploring the Delaware River town of Callicoon, NY The historic Callicoon Theater, which is listed on National Historic Registry, hosts one screen, 350 seats, a decked out surround sound system and a fully upgraded digital projection system for a quality viewing experience. Photo: Jerry Cohen. As of late, it could be argued that this Delaware River town is the liveliest of them all. With the cidery, a distillery, a gem of a movie theater, excellent shopping, the region's most esteemed farmers' market (on Sundays), plus its own natural wine shop and bar — there’s plenty to do. Along Main Street, Callicoon’s main thoroughfare (split into Upper and Lower Main Street) visitors will find a great selection of places to shop and enjoy. Visit the many antique shops in town, including the aptly ...

A Guide to Kingston, NY

Weekend Guides|

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. What 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 ...

AutoCamp Catskills in Saugerties, NY

Weekend Guides|

In Saugerties, NY, a collection of luxury tents, Airstreams, and cabins make up AutoCamp Catskills – AutoCamp’s 5th and newest location. Set on an expansive swath of land near the base of Overlook Mountain, campsites range from Airstreams, to luxury tents, to small cabins and tiny houses. Similar to its sister camps in Cape Cod, Yosemite National Park, Russian River Valley and Joshua Tree National Park – guests enjoy affordable “camp” accommodations in some of nature’s most beautiful places, while not sacrificing the good stuff: that is, electric, running water, showers, luxury linens and Ursa Major bathroom products. Nearly 100 campsites are woven into this Upstate landscape, dotted with tall pines, leafy trees, and freshly planted landscaping. All campsites are connected to a system of dirt roads, with carts provided to shuttle luggage and supplies to camper’s sites with ease. Bikes are also provided: use them to cruise around camp, or get to the Clubhouse quickly – where you’ll not only check in, but also likely end up grabbing some supplies at the general store, or grabbing a bite in the dining room. A floor-to-ceiling fireplace surrounded by chairs accentuates the space, giving the cavernous room a cozy vibe. Outside the Clubhouse, a large communal bonfire is surrounded by plentiful seating, where guests can gather, mingle, and hang out in the great outdoors. As far as accommodations go, each site is a little different, with four options to chose from: luxury tent, cabin, Airstream, or studios (you might call these tiny houses.) All have electricity, mini-fridges, towels and linens, basic cookware, plus a fire pit and grill; those without running water and bathrooms share showers and bathrooms in the Clubhouse. For each site’s fire pit, one set of compressed wood fire starters are also provided to campers. (Of note: no outside firewood is permitted; additional compressed wood is available for purchase at the Clubhouse.) While purists might turn their nose at this definition of “camping,” what AutoCamp provides is a cushy "camp" spot that is perfect for groups and families: fun and inclusive for all, from newborn children to grandparents to pets. More boutique hotel than traditional camp, AutoCamp is great for those seeking an immersive outdoor experience without sacrificing comfort. (And yes, there’s WiFi at each site.) The appeal to groups and families was not lost; in fact, during our recent stay, most of our fellow campers were young families. Around AutoCamp, groups of kids raced around on bikes, and could be heard sharing stories from their Catskill Mountain hiking adventures, or recalling their first overnight in a tent without parents. The happy memories being made were palpable. And despite a nearly-full camp, the experience feels decidedly low-key, everyone is friendly, and quiet hours were very respectfully observed. All in all, AutoCamp provides a cushy experience to connect – with your family, close friends and the great outdoors. Ready to plan a trip? We’ve got you: below, some prep tips, along with some ...

A Guide to Enjoying the Great Outdoors in Harriman State Park

Weekend Guides|

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!

RECENT STAYS & BLOGSEE MORE

Catskills Cedar House in Shandaken, NY

Recent Stays|

This extra-cozy 3 bedroom vacation rental was originally built as a weekend ski home in the heart of the Catskills, just 2 hours from the GWB. The chalet-style home, nestled at the foot of a mountain, is surrounded by woods on three sides — and the perfect, private spot to unwind with friends and family in front of the fire in all seasons.

Elk Lake Lodge in North Hudson, NY

Recent Stays|

The spectacular Elk Lake Lodge offers rooms in its cozy main lodge, along with individual cabins, in a stunning and private Adirondack landscape. Set amid more than 12,000-acres of a privately-owned forest preserve in the heart of the High Peaks, with exclusive frontage on Elk Lake, the lodge is ringed by mountains: Dix, Macomb, Nippletop, and the Colvin Range.

Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake, Adirondacks, NY

Recent Stays|

Currently in its 125th year, Camp Sagamore is an all-inclusive retreat where guests can stay completely onsite for a getaway – the price includes all meals, access to hiking trails, kayak & canoe paddles, historic tours, hand-set bowling, and more. Explore this fascinating National Historic Landmark from America’s Gilded Age that was once a private getaway for the wealthy and famous — including the Durants, Vanderbilts, Emersons and more — now open to the public.

Willowemoc Hideaway in Parksville, NY

Recent Stays|

In Parksville, New York, the sun-drenched Willowemoc Hideaway is a fresh take on Catskills cabin with modern amenities, thanks to its recent complete renovation. Sleeping six guests in three comfy bedrooms, this upscale gem is the ideal spot for a family or group, boasting over 3 acres of land, a wraparound deck, fire pit, and a sweet little sunroom that's perfect for your morning coffee or afternoon yoga session. Outside, spend your day in the hammock, exploring Willowemoc State Forest's 40 miles of trails, or try your luck at fly fishing. Loads of cute shops, cafes and breweries in nearby Livingston Manor and Roscoe are just minutes away. High on our list: shopping at Long Weekend, Life Repurposed and Taylor + Ace; stock up on wine at Upstream Wines & Sprits; and the many trails around Frick Pond and the Delaware Wild Forest.

La Maison in Hudson, NY

Recent Stays|

This sunny vacation rental in Hudson, NY offers charm of its original 1800’s schoolhouse, tastefully updated with modern amenities. The sun-filled vacation rental is the perfect spot to take in the season whose views and hilltop location, surrounded by tall trees, gives us serious treehouse vibes. In summer, gather and dine outside to one of multiple decks (including the rooftop) for al fresco dining. In winter, light up the wood stove and have a cozy dinner in the sunroom, surrounded by snowy treetops. Should you ever want to leave, it's 15 minutes into the bustling town of Hudson, NY, and less than 10 to iconic outdoor sculpture museum Art Omi,where guests can peruse the expansive grounds on bicycle. While you're in Hudson, stock up on goodies for the house at grocer Talbott & Arding, and grab some natural wine at Grapefruit Wines. Check out the Escape Brooklyn Guide to Hudson, NY our complete list of recommendations, including our favorite restaurants, shopping, and exploring in this magical part of the Hudson Valley.

ESCAPE BROOKLYN DESIGNSEE MORE

Q&A: Tinker Street Tavern in Woodstock, NY

Design|

Amid a global pandemic, Tinker Street Tavern opened in July 2021. Aesthetes will find the space delightful; not a single opportunity to pay homage to the bar’s musical history was missed. The historic property was once owned by Albert Grossman — who managed Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin and Todd Rundgren to name a few.

Before & After: Camp Caitlin

Design|

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.”

CURATED REAL ESTATE LISTINGS OUTSIDE OF NYCSEE MORE

Winter Rental at Mountaintop Oasis in Livingston Manor, NY

Real Estate|

Perched above the town of Livingston Manor in the Catskills, this cozy 2-bedroom home is available for a three-month lease during winter 2023, from January 15 through April 15 (with some flexibility on dates.) Short term rentals under 30 days will not be considered.


2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home | 1,700 square feet | Deck with hot tub & outdoor shower | Stone fireplace & 2 outdoor firepits | Home office with large desk and printer | Cell service & strong WiFi | Fully equipped kitchen with Breville Nespresso machine | Washer/dryer | Detached garage with home gym | Asking $3,500 for monthly rentals, with 10% off for renters interested in entire winter rental period

For more information or inquiries, contact shandeleemountaincottage@gmail.com.


This mountaintop home has been optimized for relaxation and work from home ease. The main floor has two bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a home office. An additional bedroom is upstairs in the finished attic space with vaulted ceilings, great for kids or visiting friends. The plant-filled house gets plentiful natural light throughout winter, especially during the morning when the direct sun hits the couch (perfect for cozy morning fires) and afternoons at the dining table (a great WFH spot.) The house is pet friendly, but suited best for medium and small animals.

Inside the home office is a sliding door leading to a private deck with a hot tub and grill, overlooking a fenced-in garden – one of three at the house – which grows specialty flowers including sunflowers, poppies, and dahlias; plus herbs and vegetables. During harvest season, pull from the garden for an array of lettuces and tomatoes for fresh salads. On the side of the house, a beautiful outdoor shower is perfect for rinsing off before and after dips in the hot tub (seasonal only.)

The property sits atop a mountain with a stunning view a field where hay was once grown and harvested. Today, the deck overlooks the field, where you’ll spot neighboring horses and cows graze their days away in the distance, along with lots of wild rabbits, deer, turkeys, and other wildlife. (Keep an eye out for bald eagles, too!) There are two fire pits on the property; one in the yard immediate to the house, and one in the field overlooking 100+ year old pine trees and a small pond. Firewood will be provided.

In winter, the super-cozy living room is an ideal place to unwind, with a wood-burning fireplace and custom, extra-deep couch, and tons of blankets and pillows to cozy up in. Netflix, HBO, Amazon, HBO and Hulu available streaming on the TV. A large dining table fits up to 6 guests.

The kitchen and bathroom were gutted to the studs in 2018; everything in the bathroom has been updated with new fixtures, including shower/tub with a view to the outdoors. The kitchen is also well-equipped, with a new fridge and everything you need on a day-to-day basis, including a Nespresso machine. …

A Farmhouse in Livingston Manor, NY

Real Estate|

Sited on a sparsely used backcountry road – but just five miles from the vibrant town of Livingston Manor, NY – sits this turnkey, fully renovated, light-filled 1900s farmhouse. With its indoor/outdoor flow, extensive outdoor entertainment space, modern amenities and bucolic setting, the property is ideal for city dwellers looking for an elevated upstate escape with the added potential for an income-generating short term rental property.


Three bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,016 square foot home | Two-parcel lot totaling 17.37 acres | Two guest bedrooms with ensuite baths feature walk-in showers | Primary ensuite with soaking tub and separate slate-tiled shower | Chef’s kitchen with high end appliances | Home office | Wood burning fireplace | Large wrap-around porch | Expansive deck overlooking a fire pit, large private pond, and panoramic valley views | Cedar hot tub | Outdoor kitchen with smoker, built-in grill, and bluestone countertop | Pergola with built-in seating | Asking $750,000

Listed by Joseph Satto of Fresh Air Realty. Open house at 554 Lenape Lake Rd, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Saturday November 5 from 12-2 p.m. For showings or inquiries, email joseph@freshairny.com, or call/text(917) 597-7474.


Inside the home, a spacious kitchen was designed with the home chef in mind, featuring a large Carrara-marble island that anchors the space, but also provides breakfast bar seating. Long stretches of birch butcher block provide plentiful counter space. High-end appliances include a Viking double wall oven, Thermador six-burner cooktop with a Viking exhaust hood, a new Sub-Zero refrigerator, a DryAger dry ager. Typical of old farmhouses, there is a separate dedicated dining room with a large dining table.

Beyond, a living space has large windows for lots of natural light, and a cozy wood-burning fireplace; two doors lead directly to the expansive outdoor deck. The impressive outdoor space is designed for year-round use and, like the main house, caters to relaxation and entertainment. A large front porch wraps around to an expansive deck which overlooks a fire pit, a large pond and panoramic valley views. Deck amenities include a built-in cedar hot tub, an outdoor kitchen with a professional RCS built-in grill framed by a custom bluestone countertop, a smoker and plenty of outdoor storage with room for a small refrigerator and a pergola with built in seating. A lower section of the deck serves as a dedicated outdoor dining area.

Back inside, a separate media room, small home office and powder room complete the main floor. Upstairs, wide plank wooden floors are found throughout. Located on this level, three ensuite bedrooms include a soaking tub and separate slate-tiled shower in the primary bedroom, and walk-in showers in the two guest bedrooms.

Opposite to the deck side of the home, a natural spring emerges from the springhouse, cascading down the hillside before running underground into the large pond. A large gently sloped grassy area with two apple trees provides ample space for tossing a ball or running a dog. There is the potential to create extensive …

Contemporary Hilltop Home in Roxbury, NY

Real Estate|

In the heart of the Denver-Vega Valley in Roxbury, NY, this turn-key, light-filled contemporary home features fabulous custom details throughout its Scandinavian-inspired interiors.


Four bedroom, two bathroom home | 1,208 square foot home on 1.77 acres | Additional 500+ square foot heated finished basement | Tongue and groove cathedral ceiling | Maple hardwood floors | Danish Morsø wood-burning stove | Chefs kitchen | Bright wall of windows | Asking $499,000

Listed by Alexander D. James of Fresh Air Realty. Open House Saturday, October 29th, 11 am – 1 pm 650 George Lawrence Rd, Roxbury, NY 12474. For information or showings, call/text Alex at 973-699-6910, email alex@freshairny.com, or reach out through www.alexanderdjames.com.


Inside the home, the bright and airy interior features a soaring tongue and groove cathedral ceiling, maple hardwood floors, and an open concept floor plan. The light and spacious living room is anchored by a Danish Morsø wood-burning stove, ideal for getting cozy with your morning coffee or evening cocktail. The main floor is host to two bedrooms; upstairs, a flex living space could be used as a lofted additional bedroom, with its own ensuite. The basement level is host to the final bedroom with a large window – plus, a large mudroom and garage access. Each of the 4 spacious bedrooms has been thoughtfully renovated to host you, your loved ones, and your friends.

With gut renovations throughout the two stylish bathrooms and open chef’s kitchen, this home will allow you to immediately enjoy immersing yourself in the surrounding nature.

This privately-sited home is tucked away on a quiet road that leads to over 300 NYC Forever Wild Acres. The desirable location provides immediate access to nearby amenities, including skiing at Plattekill and Belleayre Ski Center, farm fresh produce from the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, boating and cycling at the Pepacton Reservoir, endless options for hiking and golf, and sophisticated dining and retail in the villages of Roxbury and Margaretville. This home is currently a short term rental and was featured on Escape Brooklyn.

Dutch Stone Home in Saugerties, NY

Real Estate|

Rarely is there an opportunity to own an 18th-century Dutch stone home – let alone one with historical roots that predate the founding of our nation. Two hours from NYC, the Oak Estate is a Dutch stone home with outstanding architectural significance, as beautiful as it is unique.


Four bedroom, three bathroom home | 4,312 square foot home on 6.57 acres | In-ground salt water pool | Large gourmet chef kitchen | Primary bedroom with ensuite featuring heated marble floors, marble shower and soaking tub | Two fireplaces | Screened-in porch | Multiple stone patios | Towering ceilings | Wood beams | Antique clawfoot tub | Asking $1,499,000

Listed by Rose Noone and Elizabeth Suib Parisio of Coldwell Banker Village Green. For information or showings, call/text Rose at 845-679-2255 or email, rosenoone@mac.com or call/text Elizabeth at 914-815-3641, Lsuib@yahoo.com.


This architectural gem is a three-story, all-original stone home with over 4,000 square feet of living space. Spacious, light-filled rooms make it the perfect home for entertaining.

The entrance to this home takes guests to the second floor, with abundant natural light throughout, thanks to impeccable architectural sense in positioning the home’s windows. The second floor is home to the large primary bedroom with a separate dressing room, filled with custom cedar cabinetry, plus a bath with custom cabinets, a large soaking tub, a separate marble shower, and heated marble floors. The den offers extra living space which can be used as another bedroom or an in-home office.

Back on the first floor, a living room with a 9ft long original fireplace with the original cooking arm attached. It’s the perfect spot for cold winter nights reading by the fire; a lovely seating area offers extra living space. Beyond, a beautiful large gourmet chef kitchen features top appliances, six burner Garland cooktop, Liebherr refrigerator, dual sinks, and granite counters. A bathroom and laundry room are conveniently located on this level, as well.

The third floor is truly amazing, with towering 13-foot ceilings, and massive Y-shaped wood beams that were used in the construction of 18th-century ships. A breathtaking chandelier sits directly in between the beams. Three large bedrooms and a beautiful full bath with an antique claw foot tub round out this floor.

Outside, the property offers beautifully sited in-ground salt water, a heated swimming pool, plus an entertainment area with mature trees and plantings. The outdoor area also includes a new screened-in porch, a fire pit, and multiple stone patios to relax. Behind the wooded area are mountains which can be seen from the 3rd floor and seasonally during the winter.

Two large barns are included at Oak Estate. The newer barn, erected in the last ten years, has electricity and water; the older barn can be converted to a two-car garage or another living space. A large open shed and a small gardener’s shed are included as well.

Last, the Oak Estate has a fascinating history, deeded to the Wynkoop family by King George …

1930’s Country Cape Home in Katonah, NY

Real Estate|

Just one hour from New York City, getaway or commute daily from this charming 1930s country cape home, rich with history and lovingly maintained by a short list of families over the years. Sited amongst the trees and built by the original owner, characteristic antique details meet essential modern upgrades in one of Westchester’s most popular towns.


Three bedroom, two bath home | 1,920 square feet on 1.159 acres | Minutes to Metro-North | Lush views and spectacular sunsets from west-facing frontage | Treetop bird watcher’s delight | Modern amenities meet antique charm | Quintessential walkable downtown village | Asking $599,000

Listed by Jessica Broomhead at Compass. View the original listing here. Open House Saturday, October 22nd, and Sunday, October 23rd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at 208 Route 100, Katonah NY 10536 (aka 208 NY-100).  For showings or inquiries, please contact Jessica Broomhead at jessica.broomhead@compass.com


Approaching this beautiful home reveals truly spectacular curb appeal: an intricately-carved scalloped white gable & trim, powder blue siding, arched transom door, and diamond-paned windows captivate passersby. Step inside the classic red door to an elegant foyer featuring pegged wide-plank floors and antique locally reclaimed barn wood beams.

To the left is the heart of the home, a cozy living room with a white coffered ceiling, an updated gas fireplace, and a large bow window ideal for nestling a love seat or hanging plants. A stylish full bathroom designed with Graham Brown luxury wallpaper services the downstairs, providing a convenient space for entertaining guests. Here, is also a 3-season mudroom/sunroom and the secondary driveway entrance from the deck and detached garage.

Continue through the home to a completely renovated modern kitchen with granite countertops, a pantry, stainless steel appliances, and a gas stove. An adjacent generously-sized formal dining room remains true to the style, offering a sun-drenched space to entertain with plenty of room for a large heirloom dining table & bar. French doors lead to a highly sought-after downstairs bedroom or office fitted with built-in window seats and bookshelves.

Further downstairs in the unfinished basement is where the home has benefited from a number of recent upgrades: a new well tank, new hot water heater, new above-ground indoor oil tank, new laundry pump waste line, whole house Verizon Fios fiber optic high-speed wifi, which is rarely available in this area, and a 6-year old roof.

Upstairs are two additional bedrooms with newly refinished hardwood floors throughout. The primary suite has its own bathroom with radiant heated tile flooring and a sizable vaulted walk-in closet with skylight, plus a designated seating area for curling up with a book.

Fall in love with endless views of lush treetops and a babbling brook, which provides gentle water sounds most of the year. Bird watchers will delight in daily visits from hundreds of species of birds, and animal lovers will enjoy watching the deer from afar as they graze on the neighboring grassy hill.

Storybook Cottage in Tivoli, NY

Real Estate|

Two hours from NYC, at the end of a picturesque village lane, sits the enchanting Storybook Cottage. Meticulously maintained and renovated, this beloved home features all the conveniences of contemporary living—central air and heat, modern kitchen and bathrooms, and oversized insulated windows—balanced with a classic aesthetic that even Goldilocks would agree is “just right.”


Three bedroom, two bath home | 1,028 square foot home on .23 acres | Wood stove | Original wood flooring | Voluminous 9ft ceilings | Asking $459,900

Listed by MJ Collum at Country House Realty. View the original listing. For showings or inquiries, contact mj@countryhouserealty.com


Greeted by the slate blue rocking chair porch, inside, the front parlor with original wide board pine floors makes for a cozy evening reading by the wood stove. Host dinner parties and gatherings in the formal dining room, featuring an elegant wrought-iron chandelier that floats gracefully from the voluminous 9ft ceilings.

The updated galley kitchen, awash in natural light from a skylight overhead, opens to a large deck perched above the grassy rear yard. A pebble-lined seasonal brook meanders through the oversized 1/4 acre lot that backs up to woods surrounding the nearby Stoney Creek.

A bedroom and full bathroom on the first floor provide options for a primary suite, office, workout room, or guest accommodations. This bedroom contains the laundry and opens out to the rear deck, offering a separate entrance or direct yard access. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, and a second full bathroom with beadboard-clad walls, a mini claw foot tub, and built-in storage.

The fairy tale hamlet of Tivoli is a tight-knit community in the Town of Red Hook, with a walkable Main Street leading down to a scenic landing on the Hudson Riverfront. Find terrific dining and shopping options just a block from the house—like seasonal scoop shop Fortune’s Ice Cream, and modern apparel and home goods store Winn’s.

ESCAPE BROOKLYN INSTAGRAM

Go to Top