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Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York

Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media

The Catskills region of New York State offers a wide variety of options if you’re looking to buy a vacation home or cabin upstate. Some areas, like the vicinity of Woodstock and the Ashokan Reservoir, are heavily populated with vacation homes and cabins, while others such as Kingston, Ellenville, Saugerties, and Ulster County offer more secluded properties. No matter where you want to buy your vacation home or cabin upstate, it’s important to consider these factors before diving in.

Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New YorkReal Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media

Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media
Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New YorkReal Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media

The Catskills

Located in New York State’s Southern Tier, The Catskills offer both natural beauty and cultural variety for those looking to buy a vacation home. Within close proximity to cities like New York City and Albany, purchasing land in The Catskills is a great way to get away from it all while still staying close enough to be convenient. But there are plenty of reasons why someone might want to purchase property upstate, far away from civilization as we know it. Hudson Valley: North of Manhattan, NY lies another great option for buying recreational property-the Hudson Valley.

Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media
Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New YorkReal Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media

The Hudson River Valley

Located just south of the beautiful Hudson River, New York is home to breathtaking scenery and diverse cities. The Hudson Valley is easily accessible from major metropolitan areas in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany. Once upstate, visitors can enjoy hiking at Ashokan Reservoir, boating on Lake Ontario, and kayaking down smaller rivers. If you are looking for a place to buy real estate with some amazing views, look no further than upstate New York’s Hudson Valley region. You’ll find quaint country stores that carry local produce and craftsmen who create furniture to order by hand. There are also craft breweries where you can try seasonal ales while taking in views of small-town landscapes that date back centuries ago.

Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media
Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New YorkReal Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media

Ashokan Reservoir

The Ashokan Reservoir is a U.S. reservoir in Ulster County, New York, west of Olivebridge, and south of Pine Hill, both villages in Ulster County. It is part of New York City’s water supply system (originally designed to feed one set of four water tunnels). One tunnel carries water from an intake below Ashokan High Point down to an underground filtration plant at Esopus; another carries treated water up from the Esopus treatment facility for distribution to consumers. These intakes are connected by a 14-mile long conduit that runs along surface roads and crosses through several tunnels before connecting with Water Tunnel No. 3.

Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media
Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New YorkReal Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media

NYC to Hudson Valley – Weekend Trip Ideas

What to See, Do and Eat: When you’re looking to buy a vacation home or cabin upstate, it can be hard to decide where you want to settle down. But what about getting your feet wet by visiting first? The Hudson Valley is just two hours north of NYC, making it an ideal weekend getaway for city dwellers. Check out our tips for how best to spend your weekend! 8 Tips For First-Time Car Buyers: Whether you’re buying a brand new car or an older model, buying a car is never easy (and yes, those white-knuckle test drives are still terrifying). Luckily we’ve done some research so that when we eventually go to purchase another vehicle we don’t feel like greenhorns. To save yourself some stress in purchasing your next automobile, check out these eight things every first-time buyer should know before stepping foot on a car lot.

The Ashokan Loop Trail

If you’re looking for a hiking trail to break up your commute, check out The Ashokan Loop Trail. With options that begin in Esopus, Phoenicia, and Woodstock, New York, there are numerous ways to enter into The Ashokan Loop Trail and enjoy your day. Begin at Bethel Woods Center for The Arts where you can either go east towards Woodstock or head west on Rt. 28 into Phoenicia. Once in Phoenicia, I recommend following Mink Hollow Road north until it meets Golden Hill Road.