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This enchanting Catskill Mountain lake front house which is a stones throw from the lake is a 'home away from home'. Many windows and glass doors allow for an 'inside outside' experience with a comfortable deck overlooking the lake. Take a canoe ride or walk on the iced lake January through early March. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a 50 acre lake.
The house itself is on a small road; there is a neighboring house on one side separated by trees and foliage, with forest and lake on the other three sides. There are two bedrooms and one bath. A spiral staircase leads to the upstairs bedroom with a queensize futon bed, skylights, sleep sofa and balcony. One bedroom is downstairs with a queensize bed and you awaken looking at the lake. The living room has cathedral ceilings, glass exposures to the lakeside with a fully furnished kitchen. Wood-burning stove, in addition to the oil furnace, makes it very cozy on chilly days. There is original artwork, rugs, etc. which adds to the charm of our house. All cotton linens, with flannel for cooler weather and down comforters.
Many all season activities are close by, some within minutes, others within a 30 to 45 minute drive. For example, hanggliding, gliding, hiking, rockclimbing, The ski resorts of Hunter, Windham and Belleayre are about an hour north. A smaller ski resort, Holiday Mountain (in Monticello) is 35 to 40 minutes drive.
Come and rejuvenate in a 'retreat' from worldly cares! Roam the country-side or bring books and good food and observe the lake with all it's many moods. Just recline on a sofa and look out. Down the 'hill' (10 minutes) in tiny Ellenville, you'll find grocery stores and a couple of restaurants - an excellent one where reservations are recommended. There are also pizza, deli and diners available.
Two hours from New York City. Forty-five minutes from Kingston, New Paltz, Woodstock, Middletown, Monticello.
300 foot open lakefront lawn on 50 sq mile lake that has had a continuous dam since 1830. ...moreless
7 miles up the mountain from the nearest village in a mostly seasonal community around the lake - houses only on one side of the lake with forest on the other. All services are down in the village....moreless
Peak - Summer Jul 4 - Sep 7, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Standard pricing 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Canoe and rowboat available for your enjoyment. Biking, skiing, fishing - all available only with your own equipment. Rental equipment is NOT available.
Year Purchased: 1988
Why the Owner Chose Ellenville: My husband and I are originally from the South and having grown up on water, we wanted a property with water !
The Unique Benefits at this House: It's such fun to watch for the various wildlife - ducks, geese, herons, turtles, frogs, deer, raccoons, skunks... Each season brings Bliss ! The Spring is a miracle of growth after the ravages of winter, summer is oh so wonderfully warm and sometimes even hot ! , the Fall is spectacular with all manner of color of leaves, etc. and the winter is 'Terrible Beauty' ... the snows and ice come and you watch it all happen and stoke the wood burning stove/ cook favorite foods and curl up being oh so cozy. But ... don't get me started about the year-round beauty !