Become Next-Door Neighbors with North/South Lake in this Stylish 1920s Farmhouse, $209,000

There are few places in the northern Catskills as pretty as Haines Falls in Greene County. What makes it so special? The hamlet is snuggled up to North/South Lake, a popular spot for outdoor recreation including hiking the trails around North/South Lake and campground. Haines Falls is also where you’ll find the trail head to Kaaterskill Falls. Head a few minutes west of Haines Falls, and there’s Hunter Mountain. Head south, and you’re hiking Indian head. Head north, and you’re on Windham Mountain. Head east, and you’re in the Hudson River. Haines Falls is right in the crook of the Catskills, and this updated farmhouse is right in the crook of that crook.

The c.1926 farmhouse has been updated with a laid-back, wood-framed interior. New features include roof, heating, ceilings, and windows. The living room stone fireplaces has been converted into an efficient wood stove, and lots of windows = lots of light. Includes three bedrooms, two baths (one of which is en suite with the master bedroom), attached garage, and back deck with hot tub. Lot size is over a quarter acre. Located less than 2.5 hours from NYC.

406 North Lake Road, Haines Falls (Gordon Hunter Mountain Realty)

  • Rita Barol

    Sounds and looks fantastic, Megan! Careful or you’ll have a whole bunch of Brooklynites (me included!) knocking at your sturdy wooden door.

    • Megan Brenn-White

      You’d better come a-knockin’!

  • Reinaldo Vargas

    It was refreshing to read your article, as my girlfriend and I are leaving Cobble Hill to a home we purchased in Rosendale, not too far from Kerhonkson. In fact, we’re closing on the house this Wednesday and will officially be moved in at the end of the month. Best of luck with your new adventure!

    • Megan Brenn-White

      I love Rosendale (and Cobble Hill!) I feel 98% sure that we will cross paths at some point, so I look forward to meeting you and swapping stories of the newly transplanted 🙂

  • Janette Bower

    Our place in Washington Heights is on the market and we are transitioning to our place in Kerhonkson that we have used as a weekend home for the past 15yrs. It is comforting to know that we haven’t completely lost our minds, that there are other people that long for the peace that this beautiful area brings. Thanks for your article 🙂

    • Megan Brenn-White

      One of my new friends up here had a weekend home in Kerhonkson for about a decade and moved up full time in May. So far, it’s been pretty amazing for us — hope you’re enjoying the transition so far!

  • Kimberley Thomas

    I love this piece! My husband is a Kingston native, while I’m a NYC native. We met at college in New Paltz, and since then, we’ve lived in both worlds. A few years ago, we moved back to the city since my work isn’t as flexible as his, and I felt the itch (I missed the city!). But I have no doubt that we’ll end up upstate at some point. For now, we are weekend warriors – we have a house that we usually have on Airbnb for when we’re not there.

    • Megan Brenn-White

      Thanks!! Airbnb makes so many things possible — whatever you can say about it, good or bad. We rented out our place in Brooklyn every time we came up here and got paid to have lovely people cat sit for us each time! I’m trying to get my head around the fact that it’s sort of not *either* the city or upstate — but one of the benefits of being here is the proximity to the city…and one of the benefits of NYC is how close it is to insanely beautiful nature stuff! We are all very lucky to live where we live.

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