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Explorers' & Artists' Mountain Retreat for 120 Years!

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The back of the house. The view from the house is of the Catskills.

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Last updated: 09/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 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!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

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

  • 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 in the tub...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Including books and pamphlets about the area and Cragsmoor in particular....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

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
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • 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
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil heating. 4 thermostats. Hot water is heated by the furnace....moreless

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    You are welcome to use whatever is there. There are staples such as salt, pepper, coffee, tea, sugar, condiments. In the summer there is an herb garden on the deck. Please use the herbs!...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee $60

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Last updated: 09/11/2016
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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

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, NY, USA:
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 be 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

  • The back of the house.  The view from the house is of the Catskills.

    The back of the house. The view from the house is of the Catskills.

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • The kitchen.  The back door is to the left and the dining room to the right.

    The kitchen. The back door is to the left and the dining room to the right.

  • Dining room looking into living areas

    Dining room looking into living areas

  • Living area.  Sunroom is to the right.

    Living area. Sunroom is to the right.

  • 2 acres of backyard and the deck with herbs are outside the sunroom

    2 acres of backyard and the deck with herbs are outside the sunroom

  • Back deck with herb garden

    Back deck with herb garden

  • Downstairs bedroom with its own bathroom to the right.

    Downstairs bedroom with its own bathroom to the right.

  • Upstairs master bedroom.

    Upstairs master bedroom.

  • upstairs bedroom

    upstairs bedroom

  • View from upstairs deck

    View from upstairs deck

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • View as you drive up.  The house is on the left behind the trees

    View as you drive up. The house is on the left behind the trees

  • Back door with bell.

    Back door with bell.

  • Looking into the dining room from the kitchen

    Looking into the dining room from the kitchen

  • Living areas

    Living areas

  • Dining room.  The sunroom is to the left & the 2nd bedroom to the right.

    Dining room. The sunroom is to the left & the 2nd bedroom to the right.

  • View of Catskill Mountains from sunroom.

    View of Catskill Mountains from sunroom.

  • Reverse of Sunroom

    Reverse of Sunroom

  • Going upstairs to the master bedroom.

    Going upstairs to the master bedroom.

  • View from upstairs bedroom

    View from upstairs bedroom

  • To upstairs deck. The bathroom is to the right.

    To upstairs deck. The bathroom is to the right.

  • Upstairs bedroom.  Bath is to far left.

    Upstairs bedroom. Bath is to far left.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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