This lakefront classic log home was locally designed and built combining original rustic charm with modern convenience. The house is privately set back from a quiet lakeside road by a driveway lined with bluestone walls from the property’s own old quarry.

Three bedroom, two bathroom home | 1,705 square foot home on 19.07 acres | Deeded lake rights to Amber Lake | Wood burning fireplace | Dual patios | Outdoor shower | Asking $649,000

Listed by Robin Jones at Catskill Mountain Houses. View the original listing. For showings or inquiries, contact

The home is laid out on two floors, with a bonus space in the basement. A gorgeous sun deck extends across the entire front of the house, where the front door enters through the eat-in kitchen with new marble countertops, a freshly retiled floor and all stainless steel appliances. The living room’s double high ceilings create extra headspace, literally and figuratively, and this room is anchored by a cozy fireplace. A door leads back out to the patio, perfect for dining al fresco. The first floor is rounded out by two guest bedrooms and a recently renovated shared bathroom.

The second floor is a primary suite, with a lofted work from home space overlooking the living room below, a primary bedroom with a private balcony perfect for early morning coffee, and a full bathroom.

The full, unfinished basement houses the utilities, a one car garage and a great bonus space currently used as an exercise room and storage for outdoor adventure and sports gear.

Unlike most lakefront properties, Amber Lake Chalet is a rare gem in that it combines lakefront with substantial acreage; three parcels make up the 19.07 acre property. The house is on a 16 acre parcel, which extends extensively into the hillside and features an old quarry road that is prime for hiking and leads to a private camping/picnic area. Back at the house, the owners have done thoughtful landscaping and gardening, providing gorgeous seasonal blooms. An outdoor shower refreshes on warm summer days, and the large lawn invites garden parties and lawn games.

Then stroll across the road to the 2.0 acre lakefront parcel, which extends into the lake itself. The dock and floating swim raft are the jumping off points for your seasonal lake activities – swimming, canoeing, sunbathing, even ice hockey in the winter. This is the spot for sunset cocktails by the fire pit.

The third parcel is a sliver adjacent to the house parcel. See the brochure above for more information.

This setting is ideal for hosting both on the property and at a variety of nearby restaurants and cocktail bars. Located inside the Catskill Park, Amber Lake Chalet is an enviable basecamp for all your outdoor explorations. Just 10 minutes to Livingston Manor and Roscoe. Check out this Conde Nast Traveler article and this Escape Brooklyn article to get excited about the area, and also this website to get inspired by the neighboring Willowemoc.