Charming Catskills Cottage

    Located on a quiet country road

    between Phoenicia & Woodstock, NY


This two bedroom/one bath year-round house is located on a quiet dead-end road in Mount Tremper, NY, an arts community in the northern Catskills. The house backs up to the foot of Mount Tremper to land designated as a nature preserve by the Zen Mountain Monastery. We’re also within walking distance to the NYC bus line, and it’s a quick trip by car to either Phoenicia or Woodstock.

It’s been a perfect weekend retreat for us, and we’re very sad to give this special place up, but an out-of-state move makes it necessary. This cozy house accommodates singles, couples or a small family.

We’ve done a lot of work on the house, mindful that we wanted to retain the original character of this 1920s house. Recent projects include:

-    Renovation of the bathroom with marble floors and a subway tiled shower.   

 -   Installation of a $1,500 water filtration system; our water is great!  

-   Installation of skylights in the living room.  

-   Replacement of the kitchen windows with wood double-hung windows similar to the original windows on the rest of the house.  

-   Installation of beautiful fir hardwood floors with wood from the local lumber yard.  

-   New insulation in much of the house.  

-   Removal of the aluminum siding, revealing the original wood, ship-lap siding.

-   Newly painted this summer.  

-   Newer metal roof (2005). New gutters (2008).  

-   Structural improvements in the cellar (2005).

This house is great in all seasons. Fall is gorgeous, with lovely views all around. In the winter we like to sit by the cozy wood burning stove which heats the whole house (there’s also a furnace) or spend the day skiing at one of the nearby ski resorts. Summer is perfect for hiking nearby or just hanging out in the yard enjoying the lovely perennial garden, the surrounding views, and the sound of the creek across the street. In the spring the forsythia is amazing in our yard and throughout the neighborhood. You’ll love walking on our quiet country road.

The property has a sweet little garage that we planned to convert to a painting studio, but that’s the only project we didn’t get to completing.

If you’re interested in looking at it, please contact our realtor:

  Faye Storms, Ruth Gale Realty, Phoenicia, NY

  Office: 845-688-5610, x 105

  Cell: 845-532-4601