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

105 huguenot street new paltz ny

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

Callicoon Hamlet Victorian, $159,900

65 fremont st callicoon ny

This one comes out to just a little over $100 per square foot. Throw in a quarter-acre lot with room enough to plant, and 65 Fremont in the hamlet of Callicoon starts to look like a pretty good deal. Includes built-ins, oak flooring, a balcony that overlooks the yard, a stone patio, and a detached garage for either cars or projects. Callicoon is a cute town on the Delaware River, right on the PA/NY border. In fact, walk across the bridge in town and you’re in another state. The house is also walking distance to the local theater, grocery store, and health food store/juice bar.

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Category: $100000 to $199000, Callicoon, Sullivan County, upstate new york, Village

By: kandyharris | 23 April 2014 10:08 AM | No Comments

CCE Ulster Presents: Farm Leasing for Farmers & Landowners


This one’s for aspiring farmers and landowners alike: Cornell Cooperative Extension in conjunction with American Farmland Trust will be presenting a Farm Leasing for Farmers and Landowners program at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, on Sunday May 4, 10am-12:30pm. The cost for the two hour presentation is $5. If you’re considering either leasing out land for farming, or leasing a plot of land upon which to farm, this could be the answer to all of your burning questions. According to CCE Ulster, the program will include: Farm leasing basics, legal issues surrounding farm leasing, farmer and landowner perspectives on what’s worked and what hasn’t, common mistakes to avoid, and negotiating the right farm lease for your situation. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and meet with potential leasers/lessees to find a good fit. Pre-register before May 1, and space is limited. The Ulster County Fairgrounds is located at 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz (GMAP). Registration form here.

Category: upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 22 April 2014 03:30 PM | No Comments

Pine Plains Retro Cabin, $200/night

519 lake rd pine plains ny

The season rental market in the Hudson Valley can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many choices of all varieties of styles in even the tiniest of towns, so we often find ourselves randomly clicking through HomeAway.com or VBRO, blissfully unencumbered by neither rhyme nor reason, knowing we’ll soon hit upon a thumbnail that leads to something cool. Here’s one such random click, a 1950s retro cabin on Twin Island Lake in the Dutchess County town of Pine Plains. The interior is rustic and quirky, the type of place where it’s completely fine to make a mess in the kitchen (some of the swankier places we find make us nervous, like we’d feel as if we’re staying inside of a very chi-chi furniture store, terrified of mussing up the picture-perfect kitchen). Outside, we pictured kids running around and playing in the fern-carpeted forest while we lounged in a hammock. Twin Island Lake is right across the road, and there’s a private canoe launch, canoe provided. While Twin Island Lake is more of a boating and fishing lake, Stissing Pond is less than a mile away, where you can go swimming at Stissing Lake Park. Cabin also includes an outdoor shower, but you won’t find a phone or TV. However, according to the reviews, there are some decent local radio stations, which guests can enjoy on the cottage’s high-end radio. Kicking it old school…except for that whole “WiFi available” thing.

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Category: Dutchess County, Pine Plains, Rentals, upstate new york, Waterfront

By: kandyharris | 22 April 2014 01:00 PM | No Comments