Located 90 minutes north of New York City in the western Catskills, the Clipper Cottage is a country retreat. Set on an acre next to Yankee Lake and on the top of the West Shawangunk Ridge in the scenic Catskill Mountains.
The house has 2 bedrooms, one with a super comfortable memory foam queen mattress and the second room has a full spring bed with an equally comfortable quilted mattress topper. Each bedroom has a spacious closet. There are 2 full bathrooms, one located upstairs and the other downstairs. The upstairs has an extra deep bathtub great for long baths while the downstairs has a newly renovated glass shower. You can look down on the first from the second floor landing.
Stay cozy by the wood burning stove in the living room with a 3 seater sofa and a large arm chair. The high ceiling and open layout make the home feel very spacious and airy. The kitchen is newly renovated with stainless steel appliance and a dishwasher. In the dinning room the table can seat 4-6. It leads to sliding doors with a small patio and two outdoor arm chairs. This spot is perfect a morning coffee or glass of wine in the evening.
A favorite spot is the reading nook next to the living room. Surrounded by windows, it's easy to curl up with a book and drift off for an afternoon power nap.
From spring to fall, the property is just about spending as much time outside as it is inside. In an area to the right of the home is a landscaped section with chaise lounges, outdoor poufs, and a portable fire pit. This area is great for tanning, reading, relaxing or roasting marshmellos. To the left of the property by the porch is a large outside dining area with table seating for 6. There is also another fire pit with seating. On the lawn near the edge of the woods is a Buddha statue, an ideal place for some meditation.
If you walk 5 minutes down the end of the road you will reach the entrance to Yankee Lake. It's a year round lake. In the summer it's perfect for swimming, paddle boarding, tubing, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. In the winter there is ice fishing and ice skating. Note that there are no gas motor boats allowed on Yankee Lake which means it maintains its pristine quality all year round.