This 3-season cottage offers cozy and secluded country-living with an open kitchen and deck. It's sunny and relaxing, against a backdrop of lush green mountain-forest views from every window. The grounds include a large yard, pleasantly secluded on all sides from any neighbors. A mere 2-hour drive from NYC and located in the Upper Delaware River Valley near Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts and the hamlets of Calicoon, Narrowsburg and Hancock, NY.
The view from the reading room captures the mountain pond, just across the gravel road, along with beautiful foliage. With the exception of the gravel road, the property remains secluded on all 4 sides, by dense forests and mountains; out of eyesight or earshot of any neighbors. So feel free to use the yard, for fun and games, or peaceful tranquility, day or night. The yard is also ideal for yoga, reading a good book, photography or camping out and inviting friends for a weekend of glamping and stargazing. Keep the fun going as late as everyone in your group wants, with the charming fire pit. Depending on the month, the Milky Way and Perseids meteor shower can offer stunning photos from the yard at night.
For those who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts, the cottage and grounds are an ideal base camp for fun and relaxation, including cycling, mountain biking, hiking and paddle-sports. See "Guidebook" and "The Location/The Neighborhood" description for details of available activities in the area.
The magnificent "Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River," and its tributaries, are the major attraction of the area and a favorite for tubing, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, creek boating as well as fishing (https://www.nps.gov/upde/index.htm). Bring your own boats/tubes/raft or rent the same from Lander's River Trips. Visit Skinner's Falls (15 minutes away) for a shot at some class II rapids or simply hangout in the wading pools or on the sun-warmed boulders there.
The property itself is nestled in an area defined by mountains and flowing creeks; known locally as The Basket. This unique area offers beautiful driving, great cycling, mountain biking, hiking, trail and road running options as well as peaceful seclusion. Five minutes away is Crystal Lake Wild Forest which offers hiking trails and a pristine mountain lake for swimming and paddling (https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/79594.html). Ten minutes away is Catskill Pheasantry, a premier skeet-shooting and upland game preserve.
Venturing further out, the trending hamlets of Calicoon on the Delaware and Narrowsburg offer dining, antiquing, nightlife, a cinema, local breweries, grocery stores and a farmers market; among other things.
Within 40 minutes are notable attractions such Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (site of the 1969 Woodstock festival), Resorts World Catskills Casino & Raceway, Himalayan Institute Retreat Center and much more.
Cyclists will be more than satisfied with the countless possibilities for road riding. A favorite is the round trip to Calicoon on the Delaware. This trip is challenging, beautiful and rewarding when stopping over at the Calicoon Brewery, or one of the many other dining options there. A similarly rewarding, but shorter ride, is the round trip to the hamlet of Long Eddy, where you can stop in at The Chestnut, the Long Eddy Hotel & Saloon or Eminence Road Farm Winery for food and refreshments.
Mountain/Gravel bikers and hikers alike will love exploring the many gravel roads and old logging trails that can be accessed directly from the property. A fun MTB/Gravel bike/hiking challenge involves cranking through old gravel and logging roads, trails and fields to get to the elusive McGurrins Pub for refueling; before crankin' it back to basecamp. About 20 minutes away is Walnut Mountain, one of the funnest public (free) access MTB/CX biking trail systems in the Catskills; boasting 13 miles of single track and about 5 miles of old carriage roads (http://www.renegadesmtb.com/walnut-mtn-map12014-copy.png).
See "Guidebook" for more details on available activities in the area.
Tipus de propietat
Long Eddy, Nova York, Estats Units