Backpacking in the Hudson Valley: Don’t Forget to Bring a Natural Bug Repellent

Posted Posted in Beacon, Bodybuilding Coach, Catskills, Environment, Environmental Justice, Exploring Hudson Valley, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Hiking, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Living, MIllennials, Natural Bug Repellents, Natural Skincare, Natural Tick Repellent, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Photo Gallery, Travel, Upstate, Upstate NY

Natural bug repellent is important for any outdoor adventurer, but it’s especially crucial to bring along on backpacking trips in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Unlike DEET and Picaridin repellents, natural bug repellents won’t harm the environment or leave you feeling sticky and smelling like chemicals, so you can still enjoy long days of hiking without worrying about annoying bugs flying into your face all day long. With a few simple ingredients from your kitchen, you can make your own natural bug repellent that will last all day long – read on how to do it yourself! Backpacking in the […]

How to Make Your Catskills Airbnb Rental or Vacation Rental Stand Out from the Rest – Airbnb Managment Tips Presented by ALLUVION VACATIONS – Hudson Valley's Premiere Vacation Rental Management Company

How to Make Your Catskills Airbnb Rental or Vacation Rental Stand Out from the Rest

Posted Posted in 2022 Trend, Airbnb, Airbnb Host, Airbnb Management, Airbnb Optimization, Airbnb Photographer, Airbnb Photography, ALLUVION, Alluvion Real Estate, Alluvion Vacations, Cabins, Catskills, Farmhouse, Farmhouse Decor, Home Decor, Hudson Valley Airbnb, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Real Estate, Sponsored Content, Upstate NY, Vacation Rentals, VRBO

What makes your Catskills Airbnb rental or Hudson Valley vacation rental different from the rest? Is it the spectacular views? The unique layout and decor? The proximity to some of the area’s best restaurants, shops, and attractions? If you can focus on making your home the best it can be, you’ll put yourself ahead of your competition in no time. In this guide, we’ll help you learn how to make your Catskills Airbnb rental or Hudson Valley vacation rental stand out from the rest by making it feel like home! How to Make Your Catskills Airbnb Rental or Vacation Rental […]

The Best Weekend Getaway in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

The Best Weekend Getaway in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

Posted Posted in 2022, Airbnb, Airbnb Host, Airbnb Photography, Cabins, Catskills, Farmhouse Living, Farmhouse Style, Home Decorating, Hudson Valley Airbnb, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Travel, Upstate

The Hudson Valley and Catskills regions in New York offer an abundance of historical sites, outdoor adventures, and unique shopping experiences, all within easy reach of the city. If you’re looking to spend the weekend in this beautiful region, here are some of our top recommendations of things to do in the Hudson Valley & Catskills: Stay at historic Bed & Breakfast near Tannersville Have an Airbnb experience in Saugerties Stay at VRBO in Highland Falls Where to stay AirBnB or VRBO/HomeAway? : If you’re planning a weekend getaway, it’s hard to beat a stay at a nearby home. They […]

When to Hire an Airbnb Photographer – Presented by Alluvion Media – The Best Airbnb Photographers in the Hudson Valley, Westchester, and Catskills

When to Hire an Airbnb Photographer

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Airbnb Host, Airbnb Management, Airbnb Optimization, Airbnb Photographer, Airbnb Photography, ALLUVION, Alluvion Real Estate, Alluvion Vacations, Architectural Photography, Catskills, Hudson Valley Airbnb, Hudson Valley Photography, Sponsored Content, Travel, Vacation Rentals

Maxwell Alexander, Creative Director, lead Photographer at the Alluvion Media, and a Superhost himself has been taking photos for over 15 years and specializes in the Hudson Valley/Catskills area. Recently, Maxwell was asked by an Airbnb host if it’s really necessary to hire a photographer to take pictures of their space on Airbnb or can they do it themselves. Here’s how Maxwell responded: I hear this question from people all the time when I’m out photographing properties and I usually answer with ‘yes and no’ because each situation is different… When to Hire an Airbnb Photographer – Presented by Alluvion […]

Roundout Reservoir in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Roundout Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Art, Art Therapy, Beauty, Catskills, Environment, Hiking Adventures, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Photographer, Maxwell Alexander, Photo Gallery, Photo Prints, Travel, Wellness

It was a rainy/foggy and even snowy (up in the mountains) day and I had to shoot a property in Napanoch, NY. Before I got to Catskills, I had to drive over the Gunks (Shawangunk Ridge) near Ellenville, and that was pretty intense because the rain switched to a snowstorm and a thick fog, so I was hardly navigating through the winding mountain roads. Roundout Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander – Nature Photography – Canvas Photo Prints – Presented by DA Aromatherapy Natural Repellents After my photoshoot, I clicked on a different route (there […]

8 Rustic Fixer-Upper Home Decor Ideas from Hudson Valley Thrift and Antique Shops

8 Rustic Fixer-Upper Home Decor Ideas from Hudson Valley Thrift and Antique Shops

Posted Posted in Antiques, Catskills, DIY, Farmhouse, Farmhouse Living, Farmhouse Style, Fixer-Upper, Home Decor, Home Decor Ideas, Home Decorating, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Style Decor, MIllennials, Modern Rustic, Rustic

The Hudson Valley has no shortage of beautiful, historic homes that have seen better days—but with some work and a little elbow grease, they can be restored to their former glory. Hudson Valley from Newburgh, NY to Hudson, NY, is known as one of the nation’s best sources of antique furniture and home decor, thanks to local thrift shops and antique shops you can find some real gems if you look hard enough! Here are eight rustic fixer-upper home decor ideas from Hudson Valley thrift shops that will add character to any space in your home. 1) Old doors Since […]

Hunting for The Best Burgers, Beer, and Fries in the Catskill Mountains – Courtyard Bar and Restaurant Review

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Airbnb Photographer, Alluvion Vacations, Catskills, Exploring Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Hudson Valley Style Review, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Photography, Restaurant Review, Restaurants, Sponsored Content, Travel, Upstate NY

You don’t have to travel to Manhattan or wait until the weekend to get your fill of burgers, beer, and fries – the Courtyard Restaurant in Roscoe, NY serves all three up every day of the week! The Courtyard has been dishing out these delicious staples since its grand opening in 2011, and it’s been steadily growing in popularity ever since. If you’re curious about what makes the Courtyard so special, check out this photo review! Hunting for The Best Burgers, Beer, and Fries in Roscoe, NY – Courtyard Restaurant and Bar Review – Travel Adventures with Maxwell Alexander The […]

Brand New Stunning Light-filled Airbnb Rental in Woodstock, NY – Airbnb Photography by Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Studios

Brand New Stunning Light-filled Airbnb Rental in Woodstock, NY – Catskills, Hudson Valley

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Catskills, Exploring Hudson Valley, Fall Season, Farm House, Farm Living, Farmhouse, Farmhouse Living, Farmhouse Style, Home Decor, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Photo Gallery, Real Estate Photography, Sponsored Content

Any season is a magical season in the Hudson Valley, and especially legendary Woodstock, NY – one of the best places to enjoy nature in the Catskill Mountains. Enjoy the photo tour of the brand new Airbnb Listing in the Village of Woodstock. Brand New Stunning Light-filled Airbnb Rental in Woodstock, NY – Airbnb Photography by Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Studios During fall and winter, enjoy the changing seasons from your own private patio, complete with barbecue grill, hot tub, and fire pit (note that outdoor dining furniture is put away during these seasons), as well as outdoor string […]

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander: Why You Should Hike for Health

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander: Why You Should Hike for Health

Posted Posted in Bodybuilding, Catskills, Environment, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Fitness, Hudson Valley Fitness Coach, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Life Coaching, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Fitness, Maxwell Alexander Photography, Natural Beauty, Nature Photography, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Hiking can be extremely beneficial to your health in many ways, from reducing your stress levels to improving your cardiovascular health to helping you manage your weight by burning off extra calories. As an avid hiker, explorer, and certified elite fitness trainer and bodybuilding coach, I’ve personally experienced how hiking can change your life, so I’m excited to tell you all about my favorite pastime and some of the great things it can do for you! And if you are looking to get peace of mind and a piece of my hiking adventures, check out the Hudson Valley Style Shop […]

Unplugged: How a Nature Getaway Can Improve Your Mental Health – Wellness 101 with Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, and Certified Sports Nutrition Coach Maxwell Alexander – Getaway House in Western Catskills

Unplugged: How a Nature Getaway Can Improve Your Mental Health

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Bodybuilding, Catskills

Modern life often means a lot of noise, traffic, and distractions, all of which can interfere with mental health and quality of life. If you’re looking to get away from it all, but don’t have the funds or time to go on an expensive vacation, you can still find solitude in nature. The benefits of unplugging—which include getting away from your phone, the Internet, and other gadgets—can help you achieve peace of mind and feel better about yourself. Here are five reasons to take an unplugged vacation in nature this summer. Unplugged: How a Nature Getaway Can Improve Your Mental […]

Exclusive Interview with Hudson Valley Boudoir Photographer Leyla Cadabal – by Dino Alexander, Contributing Editor – Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios)

Exclusive Interview with Hudson Valley Photographer Leyla Cadabal

Posted Posted in Beauty, Catskills, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Gifts for Her, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley Photographer, Hudson Valley Photography, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Photo Gallery, Photography, Portrait Photography

Exclusive Interview with Hudson Valley Boudoir Photographer Leyla Cadabal – by Dino Alexander, Contributing Editor – Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios) Dino Alexander: Wow! Thank you for the opportunity to shed the light on you and your amazing work, Leyla! Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.  Leyla Cadabal: I was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. I attended SUNY New Paltz, earned a teaching degree, and taught elementary school for a few years after I graduated. My husband and I met right out of high school, we were married in 2002 and now live […]

Meet Team ALLUVION – The Best Realtors in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

Meet Team ALLUVION – The Best Realtors in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

Posted Posted in Airbnb Host, Airbnb Optimization, Airbnb Photographer, Airbnb Photography, ALLUVION, Alluvion Real Estate, Best Hudson Valley Realtors, Best Real Estate, Catskills, Dino Alexander, Home for Sale in Catskills, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Marketing, Real Estate Photography

ALLUVION – It’s All About You. When looking for a top real estate agent and real estate team in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, you want to find someone who knows your area inside and out. That’s where ALLUVION comes in. We’ve been helping buyers and sellers find their dream homes and perfect investments since 2006. Our agents are local experts who live, work, dine, and play in the same community they serve. So they are uniquely qualified to deliver unparalleled service that goes above and beyond anything anyone could expect from a traditional brokerage. Contact ALLUVION today to talk […]

Discover The Hawks Nest Cabin in Port Jarvis, NY – Brand New Airbnb Experience in the Catskill Mountains – Airbnb Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Alluvion Real Estate Media

Discover The Hawks Nest Cabin in Port Jervis, NY – Brand New Airbnb Listing in Catskill Mountains

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Airbnb Photographer, Alluvion Real Estate, Cabin, Catskills, Farmhouse Decor, Farmhouse Style, Home Decor, Home Decorating, Hudson Valley Photography, Hudson Valley Style, Maxwell Alexander, Photo Gallery, Real Estate Photography, Travel, Upstate NY Real Estate, Vacation, Vacation Rentals

Discover The Hawks Nest Cabin in Port Jarvis, NY – Brand New Airbnb Experience in the Catskill Mountains – Airbnb Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Alluvion Media Welcome to The Hawks Nest Cabin – a contemporary 1155 sqft. cabin nestled above The Delaware River just 2 minutes past the iconic Hawks Nest Highway. With breathtaking views from the 20+ windows, a hot tub, a fire pit, river access, and a comfy living space, this charming cabin is the perfect private getaway for a couple, family, or a group of friends. Discover The Hawks Nest Cabin in Port Jarvis, NY – […]

Considering buying a house in the Catskill Mountains or Hudson Valley? – Featured Hudson Valley Home for Sale in Catskill, NY – Real Estate Photography by Alluvion Media

Considering buying a house in the Catskill Mountains or Hudson Valley?

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Best Hudson Valley Realtors, Best Real Estate, Cabin, Cabins, Catskills, Farmhouse for Sale in Hudson Valley, Farmhouse Style, Home for Sale in Catskills, Home for Sale in Hudson Valley, Homes and Gardens, Homes for Sale in Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photography, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Sponsored Content

The Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley region of New York State has always been well-known for its natural beauty, but the area is also becoming increasingly popular with people looking to buy homes in the suburbs of NYC, making it easy to make day trips into Manhattan for work, shopping or to see the sights. This article explains all you need to know about buying a house in the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley region. You’ll learn about real estate costs, popular neighborhoods, and communities, and more! Considering buying a house in the Catskill Mountains or Hudson Valley? – Featured […]

Hudson Valley Upstate NY Vacation Home for Sale in New Paltz, NY – ALLUVION Real Estate – Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Alluvion Media – Best Airbnb Photographer

How to find the perfect vacation home in the Hudson Valley

Posted Posted in 2022, Airbnb, Airbnb Photographer, Best Hudson Valley Realtors, Best Real Estate, Best Real Estate Agent in Hudson Valley, Catskills, Dino Alexander, Farmhouse for Sale in Hudson Valley, farmhouse for sale upstate ny, Farmhouse Living, Farmhouse Style, Home for Sale in Catskills, Home for Sale in Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Realtor

If you’re looking to escape the big city and find a relaxing weekend getaway, there are few places as idyllic as the Hudson Valley. Whether you want to go skiing in the winter or explore wineries in the summer, this vacation region has something to offer everyone all year round! As an Airbnb host myself, I’ve gotten pretty good at helping my guests find the perfect vacation home rental in the Hudson Valley, so I wanted to pass on some of my tips for finding that perfect vacation home rental below. How to find the perfect vacation home in the […]

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Farmhouse or Cabin in Upstate NY

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Farmhouse or Cabin in Upstate NY

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Airbnb Photographer, Cabin, Cabins, Catskills, Farm Living, Farmhouse, Farmhouse Decor, Farmhouse for Sale in Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Farms, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Hudson Valley Realtor, Real Estate, Real Estate Marketing, Real Estate Photography, Upstate NY

How do you decide if it’s worth buying a farmhouse or cabin in Upstate NY to rent out as an Airbnb? The short answer is, it depends on your income and the amount of time you want to spend managing the property in addition to your job, family, and regular activities. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether you should buy an Upstate NY vacation rental property… The Pros and Cons of Buying a Farmhouse or Cabin in Upstate NY – by Dino Alexander, NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker The Advantages Being near so many things to do […]

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 York

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Best Real Estate, Cabins, Catskills, Farmhouse, farmhouse for sale upstate ny, Farmhouse Living, Farms for Sale in Upstate, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, MIllennials, Nature Photography, Photo Gallery, Real Estate

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 York – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media The Catskills […]

The Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley Have a Little Something for Everyone this Winter – The Best Airbnb Listings in the Hudson Valley and Catskills – Airbnb Photography by Maxwell Alexander / Alluvion Media

The Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley Have a Little Something for Everyone this Winter

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Airbnb Photographer, Catskills, Exploring Hudson Valley, Farmhouse Living, Farmhouse Style, Home Decor, Home Staging, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Farms, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Style, Maxwell Alexander, Photography, Upstate, Upstate NY Real Estate, Vacation, Vacation Rentals

If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley are a great option! These regions of upstate New York offer year-round attractions, including plenty of entertainment venues, small-town markets, and fantastic natural scenery that you can enjoy with friends or family members any time of year. Here are just some of the wonderful things to do while visiting this area! The Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley Have a Little Something for Everyone this Winter – Hudson Valley Airbnb Photography by Maxwell Alexander / Alluvion Media Things to do in […]

5 Tips for Designing a Modern Rustic Vacation Home – Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media

5 Tips for Designing a Modern Rustic Vacation Home – Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Airbnb Photographer, Alluvion Real Estate, Architectural Photography, Best Real Estate, Catskills, Farmhouse, Farmhouse Decor, Farmhouse Style, Home Decor Ideas

Whether you’re renting out your vacation home as an Airbnb rental or simply want to make it more appealing to guests, there are several design elements you can use to achieve the look of a modern rustic vacation home that appeals to everyone. Be sure to consider the following four tips when designing your own Hudson Valley retreat. 5 Tips for Designing a Modern Rustic Vacation Home – Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media 5) Select Modern Rustic Furniture Pieces One of the best ways to give your vacation home that modern rustic look is to purchase furniture pieces made from […]

Farmhouse Decorating Ideas – Hudson Valley Style – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

Farmhouse Decorating Ideas – Hudson Valley Style

Posted Posted in Catskills, Design Tips, Exploring Hudson Valley, Farm House, Farm Living, Farmhouse, Farmhouse Decor, Farmhouse Living, Farmhouse Style, Farms for Sale in Upstate, Home Decorating, Hudson Valley Farms, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Photography, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Decor

The Hudson Valley and Catskills region of New York State has become something of an eastern counterpart to the California wine country, with picturesque farmhouse inns and other attractions cropping up all over the place in the historic agricultural region. The style of these upstate New York interiors has recently been dubbed Modern Rustic Hudson Valley Farmhouse Style by interior designers and bloggers, and it’s not hard to see why this term has caught on! Luxury in the Mountains The Catskills, Hudson Valley, and Westchester area is home to some of New York’s most beautiful homes and scenery. The mountains […]

Flea-ing back to your roots – a music festival in the Catskills celebrating local artists and businesses

Flea-ing back to your roots – a music festival in the Catskills celebrating local artists and businesses

Posted Posted in 2021, Art Festival, Catskills, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Art, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Music Festival

The Flea Valley Festival is a one day event with live music, a variety of craft and food vendors taking place in the idyllic Catskill town of Roscoe, NY at the Roscoe-Rockland Fireman’s Field on August 14th, 2021. Tickets go on sale March 31st on eventbrite for $20. This music and arts festival is the ideal escape from the summer heat, flee the boroughs and spend the day listening to live music surrounded by the rolling Catskill mountains. Flea Valley Festival’s inaugural lineup will feature a mix of artists across multiple facets of indie rock and folk with sounds inspired […]