EXCLUSIVE: This beautiful Log Home, hidden in a” secret garden” in the Catskill Mountains, is surrounded by beauty, magic and wildlife. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath log home with a stone fireplace and open floor plan is located in an exclusive private community with a bucolic setting on 5 landscaped wooded acres in the quaint, historic & vibrant artists community of Andes. Only 20 min to Belleayre Ski Resort, only 5 min to the pristine waters of the Pepacton Reservoir and 2 hrs to NYC.
The Great Room is adorned with a gorgeous stone fireplace, open beam cathedral ceiling and floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors facing south for that solar heat. XLG rocking chair front porch for those lazy, hazy days of summer. Private Master bed and bath on the 2nd floor with studio balcony. Two bedrooms on 1st floor and a full, tall basement with windows ready to be finished into a family room or recreation/game room. New roof, furnace and baths.
Come, rejuvenate yourself in the serenity of the Catskills with the pure mountain air, crystal clear lakes, streams and abundant waterfalls, to organic farms, rolling hills and meadows and all the outdoor activities you can imagine.
Away from the city’s noise and set in the western slopes of the Catskills, Andes is located at the peak of Delaware County. Step back in time and stroll down the historic Main Street, filled with quaint shops, antique stores, art galleries, fine restaurants, cafés, gift shops and the infamous Andes Hotel, which is as chic as any NYC boutique hotel, blessed with a “Cheers” atmosphere! Rub elbows with the rich and famous as this area is a weekend destination for Manhattanites in the world of arts, theater, musicians, publishers, directors, designers, photographers and other part-time residents of Andes and Margaretville. The Catskills is a place where autonomy is respected, not surprising people feel comfortable here, 70% of the population are part-time residents.
The Catskills and its infinite beauty is what lures people here. With the pure mountain air, the sweet smell of hay, Holsteins and horses grazing in the fields of the fertile green valleys, bustling farmers markets with fresh organic produce, pure natural sweet honey, real maple syrup and a wide variety of other organic foods, fresh from the numerous organic farms in the region. Breathtaking views of the serene Catskill Mountains, unblemished farmlands and rolling meadows, juxtaposed against the panoramic backdrop of the Catskill Mountains create a landscape both pastoral and majestic. This area is hard to replicate anywhere else!
For the outdoorsman in you there are mountain bike trails, scenic hiking trails, ATV trails, cross country skiing, horseback riding trails, skiing and snowboarding at nearby Belleayre and Hunter Mtn. Ski Resorts, kayaking, boating, swimming, camping, and the Pepacton and Cannonsville Reservoir are among bass and trout fishing’s best kept secrets! Some of the best fishing rivers around are the Willowmec, Beaverkill and Delaware River. American fly-fishing was born in the Catskills at the East Branch and West Branch of the Delaware River. Two of the area’s premier trout streams. Fly-fishing enthusiasts come from far and wide to fish in the East Branch of the Delaware River. There are thousands of acres of public/state lands for bear, deer, turkey and small game hunting and everything in between. Hunting in Delaware County is truly the best game in town!
Take time to enjoy the beauty of nature, gaze upon the night sky, so clear and uninhibited where billions of stars are visible on a clear night. Where kids can still be seen catching fire-flies in a jar and friends still gather around the bon-fire at night. Bond with family and friends and treasure your special time together in your very own “Secret Garden”. No worries, it is not all cows, alpacas, farmers markets and good, clean, healthy outdoor recreation; there is plenty of entertainment, culture, arts and big-city amenities within a short drive. The best of both worlds, hidden in these hills.
There’s magic in these mountains! The Catskills were once an extremely popular vacation spot, with elaborate stagecoaches, trains and grand old hotels with ballrooms in nearly every village. Artists communities like Woodstock were popping up all over the Catskills. Some have thrived while others faded. But in these secret gardens, the magical, mystical and inspirational Catskills, regeneration is taking place. It is not surprising that the hills are coming alive once again, with sounds of music filling the air with the numerous festivals and concert venues such as the ones at Hunter Mtn, Belleayre, Oneonta, Cooperstown, Woodstock, the Woodstock Performing Arts Center in Bethel and numerous others. A $600 million resort is being planned at the site of the grandest old Borscht Belt Hotel, the Concord, located just outside of Monticello, home of the famous Monticello Raceway. It will sport a luxurious resort hotel and conference center, a large casino, the Monticello raceway, a waterpark, a championship golf course, an upscale shopping mall and live entertainment all on 1,530 acres on Kiamesha Lake. A mere one hour drive from Andes.
And, in the works for Andes at the site of the old “Aknusti Estate”, the 2000 acre horse farm and polo fields that stretch from Andes to Bovina and Delhi, Aman Resorts, a super luxurious hotel chain plans to renovate the former 20,0000 sq. ft. mountain top mansion into a premium private resort.
Property prices will certainly increase with the development of two exclusive and luxurious resorts. The time to buy is now! Get your piece of the mountain and enjoy the best of both worlds; peace and tranquility hidden in the mountains and big-city culture, arts and entertainment at your fingertips!
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