The Egg’s Nest in High Falls, NY has upheld its legacy as a must-visit dining destination in the region, cherished by locals, global travelers, and artists alike. Beyond a mere meal, dining here is an immersive experience, surrounded by Hudson Valley’s artistic charm. From floor to ceiling, it is one of the Hudson Valley’s priceless works of art.

Whether continuing the legacy of The Egg’s Nest or embarking on a new vision, there exists a ready audience for the next chapter. For aspiring chefs or restaurateurs seeking both a business opportunity and premium housing in a challenging market, this presents an exceptional live/work proposition, exemplified by its convenience and history of catering to similar needs.

7,305 square feet on .35 acres | Residential property and turn-key commercial space | Corner location in scenic High Falls, NY |

Commercial/turn-key restaurant: Three unique indoor dining areas | Outdoor seating areas including bluestone patio, takeout window, and intimate rear tropical deck | Charming main bar |

Residential/restored barn residence: Two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,905 square foot home | Open layout with loft-like bedroom suite | Living room with gas burning fireplace | Office/den space | Screened-in sitting area overlooking back garden | High peaked ceilings and skylights |

Asking $1,595,000. Listed by Matt Eyler at New Paltz Properties. For showings or inquiries, contact 845-417-8300 or email

The Egg’s Nest: Turn-Key Kitchen and Restaurant

The establishment offers three distinct seating areas and a captivating bar within its main dining room. The outdoor spaces are equally enchanting, with a tropical-themed rear deck, and a newly added bluestone patio, catering to outdoor dining preferences that emerged during the pandemic. This inviting atmosphere makes The Egg’s Nest a sought-after location for both casual gatherings and private events in High Falls.

The restaurant’s upper level offers four refurbished bedroom/offices and a full bathroom, providing versatile possibilities for office spaces, staff accommodation, rentals, or even a transformed lodging concept like a bar and breakfast setup. These rooms could be integrated with the converted barn/home and the rear studio space, creating a comprehensive event and lodging experience. The artistically restored adjoining barn is the jewel in the crown serving as a captivating residence featuring a lofted studio level, a main level with a renovated kitchen, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, en suite guest room, and a spacious backyard. This space also holds potential for substantial revenue as a long or short-term rental, given the area’s permissibility for such arrangements.

The business comes complete with its cherished name, established brand, intellectual property, treasured recipes, a substantial mailing list, and a dedicated social media following of 15k engaged individuals on Facebook and Instagram. The current owners are open to facilitating training and a smooth transition for prospective proprietors, and a viable option for a long-term lease could be discussed with qualified individuals or teams.

The Home: An Airy 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Live/Work Space

This thoughtfully refurbished residence spans 1,905 square feet and boasts an airy, open-plan design on the main level. Accommodating guests conveniently, the ground floor encompasses a welcoming guest room. Ascending to the second floor, discover a breathtaking loft-style bedroom suite characterized by its expansive, open bedroom and living zone. This space is enhanced by soaring peaked ceilings, skylights that infuse the area with natural light, and an inviting gas-burning fireplace.

Complementing the suite is an adjacent office/den area, a personal bathroom for added convenience, and an enclosed sitting space with views of the tranquil rear garden. The outdoor facets of the property are equally captivating, showcasing numerous decks that beckon relaxation and a fire pit enclave surrounded by well-established foliage and trees. This blend of features culminates in a completely private haven nestled in the heart of the town, providing an exceptional and incomparable real estate prospect.

History of The Egg’s Nest: A Church Turned Pub, Turned Café

Steeped in history, the  Egg’s Nest building in High Falls, NY traces back to the 1800s with its spiritual beginnings as a Parsonage for the Reformed Dutch Church of Clove which is now the High Falls Community Church. Over the years, it has evolved from a private residence to a beloved country pub named Ed and Fran’s. Acquired by Richard G. Murphy in 1973, it was transformed into The Egg’s Nest.

In 2016, Cristina and Eric Silver took ownership, overseeing an impressive nine-month interior renovation and upgrades worth over $700,000 working along with local artists, designers, carpenters, painters, installers, contractors, and other tradespeople on a mission to honor Murphy’s life’s work, while adding their own artistic touches throughout the spaces. The process was a labor of love and precision taking a museum-like approach to the curation process. With just two owners spanning half a century, this property holds a unique position in High Falls’ heritage. Its ongoing success and reputation are attributed to the dedication of its owners and staff.

Throughout the region and beyond, The Egg’s Nest owes its continued success, good reputation, and goodwill to the love and care of its owners and staff who have always considered themselves an integral part of The Egg’s Nest’s ongoing story.

The Area: High Falls, NY and Surrounding Region

The Egg’s Nest is minutes from the Rondout Creek — as well as hiking, biking, climbing and swimming in Minnewaska State Park and the Mohonk Preserve. In the region surrounding, a bounty of farms, restaurants, and shops can be found in High Falls, Stone Ridge, and Accord, plus the larger towns of Kingston and New Paltz.

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