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Rental of the Week: Hurley Domed Contemporary, $1625/month

151 schildknecht road hurley ny

We know this area of Hurley in Ulster County where this cute contemporary is located pretty well. It’s an area with lots of woods and privacy, and yet it’s still convenient to the city of Kingston, Route 28 businesses, and the Ashokan Reservoir. We love its uniqueness both inside and out, and the domed ceilings give the abode tons of spaciousness. Great deck, too. Got kids with a flair for acting, dance, and performance? It’s on the same street as the famed New York Conservatory for the Arts, which offers classes to lots of age groups as well as frequent shows in their little theater. The rental comes “lightly furnished”, according to the listing, and it’s available starting August 1st.

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Category: Hurley, Rentals, Rural, Ulster County

By: kandyharris | 18 June 2013 11:30 AM | No Comments

Rental of the Week: Kingston Furnished House + Recording Studio, $2,100/month

 980 lapla road kingston ny 12401

Fully furnished rentals can be both a blessing and a curse: If the furnishings are good, then you’ve scored. If they’re not so great, then you’re stuck looking at them until you leave. So it’s a good thing that the former is the case with this place. And those who are either musicians or cohabiting with them (like us) certainly spent some time drooling over the studio in this house. But then, any room big enough to accommodate a mic’d-up drum kit in a house where you have no downstairs neighbors to complain about the noise could be considered a “recording studio”.

Regardless, this is a gorgeous 1,500 square foot rental on a whopping 20 acres right next to the Ashokan Reservoir.  While it’s technically in the Kingston zip code, it’s a good 20 minutes away from anything resembling civilization, as long as you consider Woodstock and Kingston civilized (we do!).

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Beds: 2

Baths: 1.5

Square Feet: 1,500

980 Lapla Road, Kingston (VFlyer) GMAP

Category: Hurley, Kingston, Rentals, Rural, Ulster County, upstate new york, Woodstock

By: kandyharris | 26 February 2013 11:34 AM | 1 Comment

Historic Stone Colonial in Hurley, $550,000

Yet another location mystery! The address on the listing states that this house, built sometime between 1680 and 1700, is on Hurley Avenue, but it’s not. It’s on Main Street in Hurley, amongst the other stone houses within the historic district. This one, known as the “Spy House”, is the oldest stone Colonial in town.

It’s called the Spy House because, according to historical accounts, it was once a guard house used by the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. In 1777, a British spy was detained in the basement dungeon until his hanging, which took place right across the street. Intriguing stuff! And also, there’s a dungeon in the basement! Creepy and cool!

Not much has been changed in the centuries since then; in fact, the door hardware is the original, blacksmith-forged hardware that was put there when it was built. Wood plank floors are original, too.

It’s rough-looking on the inside, and it seems to have been, or still is, a post office. It definitely needs some clean-up, which is a pretty small price to pay to live in a house that’s almost 350 years old and chock full of history.

Not surprisingly, there is a lot of information available about this house. There are couple of good resources here and here. It’s a stop on the tour of the Hurley Heritage Society’s walking tour (we mentioned the Hurley Heritage Society in this week’s Upstater Destinations post).

The listing assures us that, in spite of its age, the house has running water and electricity.




37 Main Street, Hurley (Catskill Mountain Inc.) GMAP
Asking Price: $550,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 3,636
Year Built: c. 1680-1700
Land: 1.4 acres
Taxes: $7010
Features: Original hand-forged door hardware

Category: $500000 to $749999, Hurley, Ulster County, upstate new york, Village

By: kandyharris | 13 April 2012 09:43 AM | No Comments

Upstater Destinations: Hurley Heritage Society and Museum

Main Street, Hurley via Town of Hurley Website

The denizens of the town of Hurley in Ulster County take their history seriously. It’s no wonder; Hurley is a great place to get down and dirty with the past, thanks in part to the Hurley Heritage Society.

Established in 2001, the HHS resides in the The Col. Jonathan Elmendorf House (c. 1783-1790) on Main Street in Hurley, surrounded by a number of other historical houses. In fact, the Hurley Main Street houses are the oldest concentration of stone houses in the country, some dating back as far as 1680.

The HHS is one-stop shopping for anyone interested in the history of Hurley, Ulster County, and the state itself. Not only does the HHS serve as a clearing house for information, the Elmendorf house and home of the HHS is a museum and museum shop, which is open from May through October, Saturdays and Sundays.

There are number of lectures and events scheduled at the HHS and other locations in Hurley throughout the year, and many are free. On April 26th, local historian Joe Diamond will be offering a free lecture at the Hurley Reformed Church on “The Dutch and Native American Contact Period”.  And for those interested in the Main Street stone houses, the HHS offers guided walking tours, including a “ghost walk” in October, which definitely has us intrigued.

The museum opens again for the season on May 5th. You can find out what’s going on at the HHS by visiting their website’s calendar of events page. Looking for a crash course in Hurley history? They’ve got that, too.


Hurley House, via Town of Hurley website

Category: Destinations, Hurley, Ulster County, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 12 April 2012 10:30 AM | No Comments