Back porch view of farms and Catskill Mountains
If the idea of enjoying a lovely mountain sunset from your own porch appeals to you, let me recommend the towns of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, NY, where we have many homes for sale with delicious Catskill Mountain views to the west. Those fortunate enough to live here, and points nearby, are treated to glorious Catskill sunsets on a daily basis. You don’t have to own such a viewshed to enjoy it. From the Rhinebeck hamlet of Rhinecliff to Red Hook’s Poet’s Walk and Bard College campus, there are dozens of spots from which to catch a Catskill view. For example, it’s just a short walk from my home in Red Hook Village to the Red Hook High School, where I can meditate on the mountains in the distance while enjoying a beautiful track and grounds.
This is the very back porch that belongs to the previous photo. This property is located just north of the Town of Red Hook in southern Columbia County.
If owning such a view appeals to you, you will find properties available in a wide range of prices. I recently visited 7030 Route 9, which is listed at $2,350,000. This is a luxurious and private retreat on 30 acres. There is a pair of more modest listings at $369,900 and $335,000 on Rockefeller Lane in Red Hook. All three of these properties, and there are many others, offer excellent Catskill views. NONE of these are MY listings, by the way, but it’s my job as a REALTOR to know the features of my community, as well as the local real-estate market, and I will be happy to show you any home in the region.
Even with limited mobility, people are able to get close to the Hudson and enjoy the Catskill Mountain vista on the other side.
Contacting a REALTOR in the area in which you wish to shop for a house or any other property is the best way to get good guidance for a property search. The online profile of many properties may seem to suit you, but a knowledgeable agent can confirm or correct your impressions.
This is an actual backyard view from a home located on the northern edge of Red Hook Village.
To look online for mid-Hudson Valley properties with Catskill Mountain views, especially in Rhinebeck and Red Hook, I invite you to try the Map search at my website, www.Ask-Marty.com. Enter some basic criteria and then focus the map on the western parts of these townships (next to the Hudson River). When you find properties you like, contact me or any agent based in the region for more information.
One of my favorite view spots is Burger Hill in Rhinebeck. It’s a 20-minute climb up a slope that enjoys the protection of Scenic Hudson and the Winnakee Land Trust.
Thanks for reading,
Maarten Reilingh (Marty)
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Serving Dutchess, Ulster & Columbia Counties
48 E. Market St; Red Hook, NY 12571
Catskill Mountain Sunset over the Hudson River and the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge from Poet’s Walk, Red Hook