Phoenicia is a half-hour from everything. Want to ski or snowboard? There are two mountains where you can do that, both of which are located about, you guessed it, a half-hour from Phoenicia. Want to hit Kingston on a Saturday night to grab dinner and see some live music? Well, glory be, it’s a half-hour away. Want to venture deep into rural Delaware County for secret swimming holes in the summer? Phoenicia is a half-hour away from those, too, but there are plenty of swimming holes along the Esopus Creek, which cuts through Phoenicia village to the south.
Half-hour too far? There are plenty of things to right in your backyard if you lived in this Phoenicia Cottage for sale, situated off a dead-end road in picturesque Woodland Valley. State-protected land abuts the one-acre property, and that includes the Shandaken Wild Forest where you’ll find the Rochester Hollow Trail. It’s a hidden gem of a 5.6 mile trail that comes with waterfalls and ruins of the old Rochester Estate, and you can cross-country ski there, although the terrain is reportedly rugged.
Meanwhile, back at the Phoenicia cottage, the rustic 1700 square foot interior includes knotty-pine paneled walls, exposed beams, living room stone fireplace with wood stove insert, formal dining room awash in natural light, plank floors, and three bedrooms. Outside, enjoy the babbling sounds of the Woodland Creek minus any traffic noise.
The cottage is located about 20 minutes from Phoenicia village, so get some good snow tires and plan to stock up on goods you need. After all, there’s nothing like a Catskills snow storm to make a half-hour drive feel like an eternity.
13 Seven Mile Road, Phoenicia (Ruth Gale Realty)