Hansel and Gretel cottages overlooking 70 acres of meadow land in Catskill Mts

Napanoch, Ulster County , New York


Property description

Cottages along the meadow-lands of what used to be the shores of historic Lake Nottawassaga (now known as Honk Lake but also now empty because of a breached dam) with the Rondout Creek winding through the meadows are at the foothills of the Catskill Mountain high peaks above Napanoch. Across the Rt 55 are the remnants of the Yama Farms Resort, the famed summer residence of many famous dignitaries during the turn of the century. Further up the valley is the large Rondout Reservoir, home of giant trout, which permits row boats. Nearby are the trails of Vernooy Kill State Forest, Lippman Park, Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, Sundown Wild Forest, etc. Many adventure recreation opportunities offer themselves with world class rock climbing in the Shawangunks, mountain biking and hiking in Minnewaska, hang gliding in Ellenville, and hiking the unique Dwarf Pine forest in Cragsmoor, as well as Antiquing, Flea Markets, Yard Sales, Summer Stock Theater, Wine Trails, Farm Produce, and U-Pick ‘Em fruits and vegetables, canoe and kayaking, fishing, hunting, and many fine restaurants within 10-15 minutes.

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Home Features

  • These three cottages are out of "Hansel and Gretel" and have been privately owned for over 75 years so this is the first time they have been offered to the public. The charming and well maintained cottages are on the highlands above the Honk Lake meadows with panoramic views to the west across to the Catskills beyond the Rondout Creek. A staired trail from each of the cottages made of wood or stone descends to the Honk Lake meadow where a short walk brings you to the Rondout Creek that meanders picturesquely though the field. Each cottage has two bedrooms and a bath with a fireplace in their living rooms. In addition a three car detached garage (28'x36') includes space for a workshop and a shed provides convenient storage for tools and equipment. Both additional buildings have electricity and water.

Lot Features

  • This unusual gem is a broad meadow surrounded by the hills of Wawarsing and has the Catskill Mountains in the distant view. The Rondout Creek runs through the midst of the meadow and out to the bedrock gorge where the magnificent waterfalls and pools are hidden. The historic lake has been drained by the state because of concerns about the century old dam. The lake bed is now a wonderful vegetated meadow.

Horse Facility Features

  • The meadow of about 70 acres with the river running through the middle will provide opportunities for riding and pasturage. The adjacent highlands offer many acres for trails and barns.


  • 4 miles to schools
  • 20 miles to airports
  • 6 miles to hospitals
  • 3 miles to shopping

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14 Honk Lake Rd, Napanoch, Ulster County, New York


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