Charming and magical, this property sits on three acres w/ groomed flower gardens, it abuts state forest, a stream runs around it and it sits above the Esopus creek. It is in Woodland valley one of the best spots in the catskills on a dead end rd so there is no thru traffic. It is so private yet only 3 min to the quaint hamlet of Phoenicia. We have a 450 sq ft tree house in the back yard and a great swing.Miles and miles of hiking right behind the house.Huge trees surround the property yet there is plenty of sun.The house has two bedrooms with double beds both with fabulous views and sounds from the stream. House can sleep four and there is a day bed by the wood stove and a bed in the video room for kids. The great room(living , dinning, kitchen) opens to a large deck with bird feeders that get many guest and has four skylights that bring in the sun and moon light. The kitchen is fully equipped: refrigerator, stove,dishwasher and all the dishes, pot and pans silver ware etc. One beautiful bath room with a view of the flower garden. There is a washer and dryer for cloths as well.The tap water is spring fed and fantastic for drinking. Herdman rd is great for walking as are the old rail rd tracks along the river. Lots of art work and books.
I grew up in Chappaqua NY as did my wife Susie. After college in Iowa I moved to Hawaii for many years before returning to NYC to be with Susie and son Ryder. Preferring the country over the city I looked in the catskills for a country home and Phoenicia was the town I chose but the property was what sold me, it is in a absolutely magical spot.I am a builder and Susie is an artist. We love having NYC close by .
Ralph (chip) Gallagher purchased this house in 2001
We bought this property for it's magical setting in the Catskill Mts. It is close to Woodstock and only 2-1/2 hrs to NYC . It is for ever changing through the seasons. The special thing about this property is the dead end rd, the stream, the state forest behind the land and the Esopus river across the road yet only 3 min to town. Skiing is close hiking every where and many talented artists in the area.