Upstater Destinations: Escape to the Catskills

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There are some decent travel deals in the Catskills on LivingSocial.com right now, so perhaps you should consider getting the heck out of town for a couple of nights. You know, just until the dust settles. Here are our three Escape Kit picks:

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Category: Destinations

By: kandyharris | 24 April 2014 01:00 PM | No Comments

Glen Spey Cabin, $110,000

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Glen Spey is a hamlet in the town of Lumberland in southwest Sullivan County. We’ve stumbled across a few nice properties in and around the hamlet, including this intriguing 528 square foot cabin out in the forest on nearly 8 acres of land It’s on Upper Lumber Road, a short stretch that runs parallel to the Mill Brook just shy of the NY/PA border. If you follow the Delaware River from this cabin south to Orange County for 30 minutes, you’ll find yourself at the Port Jervis train station, so the possibility of combining some public transportation with driving exists here. Definitely appears rustic inside, and the property abuts a parkland preserve, perfect for hunters, fishers, and outdoor fun seekers. Cobwebs included, free of charge.

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Category: $100000 to $199000, Glen Spey, Rural, Sullivan County

By: kandyharris | 24 April 2014 10:24 AM | No Comments

21 Things about NYS

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New Yorkers love hockey, small towns, Stewart’s ice cream, state fairs, and garlic. But New Yorkers don’t like having to explain to everyone that they don’t live anywhere near Manhattan. Of course, we’re referring to New York Staters here, not necessarily city-dwellers, and real estate website Movoto.com named these and a few others in a list called 21 Things You Need to Know About New York Before You Move Here. The Saugerties Garlic Festival gets a shout-out at number 3, and you can’t have a list about New York without include the ubiquitous Stewart’s Shops. The Headless Horsemen in Ulster Park also gets a nod at the number 6 spot. So does the Rhinebeck Sinterklass parade and Bethel Woods. One glaring omission: High taxes. But we suppose that’s not as much to talk about as football, breweries, and the Adirondacks. What else did they leave off?

Category: upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 23 April 2014 03:30 PM | 1 Comment

Car-Free Upstate: New Paltz Colonial, $595,000

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Located in New Paltz’s historic Huguenot Street neighborhood, this renovated 1840 Colonial is less than a mile from the Trailways bus stop on Main Street. Also walking distance to shops, restaurants, and other village amenities. The owner hipped us to this property and explained that they had originally purchased and renovated it in order to rent it out, but New Paltz enacted a local law prohibiting short term rentals. Bummer. So they’re selling. The work they put into it shows. The interior is fresh and bright, and check out the back deck. It has windows and a door that open into the kitchen (great for entertaining) and a view of the Wallkill River. We love the Huguenot Street area with its museums, historical properties, and access to the Rail Trail.

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Category: $500000 to $749999, Car-Free Upstate, New Paltz, Top Stories, Ulster County, upstate new york, Village

By: kandyharris | 23 April 2014 01:00 PM | 6 Comments