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Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!

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House looks toward the Catskill Mountains

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cragsmoor house description

The house sits on top of the Shawangunk Ridge, in the Hamlet of Cragsmoor, looking toward Minnewaska State Park and the Catskill Mountains. It is a 2 story house with the living/dining areas, a sunroom, a bedroom and bath and the kitchen (with washer and dryer) on the 1st floor and one large bedroom with it's own bathroom on the second floor. In addition there is a full size futon and plenty of room for it on either floor. The house has central heat and a wood stove on the first floor.
Cragsmoor has been home to artists since the late 19th century including, George Inness, Jr, E.L. Henry (who's house is next door) Helen Turner and Charles Curran. Many of its houses and the 100 year old Cragsmoor Library and the Stone Church were designed by Frederick Dellenbaugh, who charted the West with John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt.
Bear Hill, a ten minute walk from the house, and Sam's Point, a 30 minute walk, feature breathtaking views in opposite directions, some of the best rock climbing in the eastern U.S. and many hikes of different levels of difficulty, to waterfalls, natural ice caves, spring fed pools. Both are covered with the famous Shawangunk blueberry bushes, free for the picking.
There are spas, golf courses, antique stores, artists studios nearby. There is hang gliding in warm weather and cross country skiing in cold weather.
There is beauty of every kind, man made and God made. The top of Sam's Point is the only place in the world where Dwarf Pitch Pine trees grow, creating on erie landscape of black pine trucks interspersed with white Birches and endless blueberry bushes. And it smells so good!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            full size, thick, futon /entire upstairs...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Both have a bathroom attached. downstairs has a shower and upstairs a shower and tub...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

              • Books

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Spelunking

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    at Cragsmoor Library, a 5 minute walk, 24 hours...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    3 sets of dishes, wine & beer glasses...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                   

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                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $150
                  $910

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 10/20/2014
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                  Location

                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Stony Brae, 5 min, at Cragsmoor Rd & Route 52
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Stony Brae

                  Car: Necessary

                  Cragsmoor has served as a cool mountain escape from city life since the middle of the 19th century. It was and is an artists' colony and many of its homes were designed and built by Frederick Dellenbaugh, a self taught architect and explorer with John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt. Cragsmoor is situated on the top of the Shawangunk Ridge at the Southern end of the Catskill Mountains. The views are spectacular and Rock outcroppings on the east and the west side of Cragsmoor provide hiking and rock climbing opportunities and in July and August, abundant blueberries, free for the picking. The 'Borsht Belt' resorts were actually located in the Shawangunk Mountains, and The Nevele, a sister resort of Grossinger's, is planning to reopen, with a casino.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: I live in Los Angeles and work in television. I try to get back to Cragsmoor as often as I can, but that is not very often, unfortunately.

                  Why the Owner Chose Cragsmoor:
                  My father and my Grandfather grew up in Cragsmoor. I spent summers in Cragsmoor with my brothers and it is one of our favorite places in the world. A copy of a painting of my father at age 9, by Helen Turner, hangs over the fireplace. It is called 'Mountain Boy.' A copy of a painting by E.L. Henry (who lived nest door) hangs in the 100 year old Cragsmoor Free Library. It is called 'Country School' and features my Grandfather, standing at the front of the class at age 6. I bought my house after my father told me to call Sally Matz (President of the Historical Society) and ask her to recommend a house to buy. Sally grew up down the hill on Schuyler Road from where my father grew up and her grandfather was the great illustrator, Arthur I. Keller. That's why!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  There is no pressure. Your stay can me thrilling and challenging if that's what you want (rock climbing, hang gliding) or serene and beautiful (walks and books and food) or both.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • House looks toward the Catskill Mountains

                    House looks toward the Catskill Mountains

                  • Sunroom - looks to Catskills

                    Sunroom - looks to Catskills

                  • The living/dining room.  The sunroom is straight ahead, kitchen to the far right

                    The living/dining room. The sunroom is straight ahead, kitchen to the far right

                  • right side of kitchen

                    right side of kitchen

                  • Upstairs, very large, bedroom with bath

                    Upstairs, very large, bedroom with bath

                  • View of Catskill Mountains from sunroom.

                    View of Catskill Mountains from sunroom.

                  • Livingroom, dining area is behind camera

                    Livingroom, dining area is behind camera

                  • Left side of kitchen

                    Left side of kitchen

                  • Downstairs bedroom with it's own bathroom on right

                    Downstairs bedroom with it's own bathroom on right

                  • Upstairs bedroom.  Bath is to far left.

                    Upstairs bedroom. Bath is to far left.

                  VRBO #480441

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Monday, October 20, 2014

                  $150 per night (USD)
                  9

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 10/20/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 10/20/2014
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