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Romantic and rare riverfront property with breathtaking Hudson River/Catskill Mountain views from all angles of this newly built single family chalet and the surrounding 23 private waterfront acres. Beautiful secluded 2000 sqft cottage with indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub is meant as a couple's private retreat with all of the benefits of a true country experience while maintaining a spa quality luxury and wireless connections to the world. Gorgeous vacation getaway for all seasons. Situated in the heart of New York's historic Hudson River Valley, it is an artist and photographer's dream. With abundant wildlife, sloped trails toward the river and adjacent creek it is made for the nature lover in us all. Historic mansions dot the river in both directions providing excellent excursions. Inviting local farms abound in surrounding villages with fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, produce and 'U Pick 'em' orchards in season - apples, pears, cherries, peaches, grapes, berries and even pick your own Christmas trees. Two wineries just minutes away, ample shopping and dining, hiking, scenic drives, live performances...it's all here. This elaborate cottage is the ultimate 'do nothing but relax' or 'do everything under the sun' vacation spot. Either way, grab a bottle of wine and enjoy!
Private road entrance, 24 hour monitored security system, dehumidification system, geothermal heat/AC, back up generator, state-of-the-art televisions, pool room securely self-latches/alarms plus mechanical cover in place for safety & humidity control. Enterprise car rental and Riverview Taxi service available in nearby Hudson....moreless
Wooden deck off living area overlooks river. Juliette balcony in bedroom overlooks meadow....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Local Bluestone. Yard swing, glider and Adirondack chairs. Private deck with picnic table in adjacent woods, hammock. Portable sun loungers available in garage....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
23 acres of rolling manicured meadows, beautiful rustic woods and steep waterfront banks...moreless
Outdoor Grill Gas
Screen Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
Indoor adjacent to pool with option of opening all French doors to incredible river/mountain views...moreless
Indoor Hot Tub
Beautiful bluestone pool room with gunnite heated lap pool and jetted spa. Use as indoor or open all 7 sets of French doors to the outdoor deck (retractable screens). Hudson River views from pool are magnificent!...moreless
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Tremendous fall color. Hiking and picnicking on site and in nearby parks, river boat cruises (public and private charter), local working farms / fruit stands / orchards nearby. Golf and tennis nearby. Otto's Market/Deli 4 mi, Hudson shop/dine/antique 7 mi, Rhinebeck shop/dine/antique 19 mi, Saugerties 18 mi, Hudson-Chatham Winery 16 miles, Tousey Winery 7.5 miles, Poet's Walk Park 15 mi, Bard College Fisher Center for the Performing Arts 11 mi, Olana State Historic Site and hiking trails 2 mi, Clermont Estate 9 mi, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum 30 mi, numerous historic estates and national parks within 2-30 miles (see map), Woodstock 32 mi, Albany State Capitol 39 mi, 6 major ski areas and numerous wineries in Hudson Valley Wine Trail less than 1 hour trail drive.
Year Purchased: 2006
Why the Owner Chose Germantown: The beauty of the valley speaks for itself. Located 100 miles north of NYC, Columbia County is a slowed pace country wonder with surprising upsides: tremendous historic significance, stimulating cultural events, quality restaurants, quaint shopping, serious antiquing, abundant outdoor activities and sunsets matched by no other.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet: It's all about the view! The moment you step onto the ridge you will be taken away by the mountains and the mighty Hudson River. This multi-county area is steeped in historic properties and is the heart and soul of the Hudson River School of Painting. Artists Thomas Cole and Fredric Church built their estates a stone's throw up the river. Roosevelts, Vanderbilts and Astors have long called this valley their home.
Although there are ample gently rolling trails, hiiking around the entire 23 acres can be challenging as the steep slopes of the river and abutting kill jet up to a high ridge. This was once a Native American campground overlooking these bodies of water. Arrowheads and artifacts have been found here for years. The beauty is not lost on the abundant wildlife that feeds here. Wild turkeys, deer, ducks, geese and bald eagles are common visitors. It's a wonderful place to explore.