Primordial Tolkien forest surrounds this elegant fisherman and hunter's retreat

Napanoch, Ulster County , New York


Property description

Enter this remarkable estate through a primordial forest curated as an artisanal wilderness retreat. This Adirondack style lodge is nestled within a bed of moss and ferns surrounded by an historic trout hatchery and breeding pools which have been frequented by the rich and famous during the early 1900's with familiar names such as Roosevelt, Ford, Firestone, Cody, Burroughs, and Chase. As a portion of the famous Yama Farms Resort Hotel, this stream filled wonderland once produced thousands of brook trout for restaurants around the northeast. The pure water of its streams have been considered as a source for renowned water bottling companies.

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Home Features

  • Architectural details include blacksmith door and structural hardware, clear cedar trim around windows, lead plate caps on deck posts, copper flashing around the chimney, thick cedar shake shingles, Adirondack style thick slab-wood siding, heavy insulation and it is all surrounded by 30" to 48" diameter OLD TREES -- think of an enchanted friendly Tolkien forest.
  • The hand built custom lodge with a Japanese motif roof-line is highlighted by a massive stone fireplace with two hearths. One of the fireplaces is indoors and the other dominates the large screened summer living room. The cathedral ceiling home has wrought iron bars reinforcing the structure, artisan features including handcrafted hardware on the doors and selected barn-wood is used for the interior walls and floors giving an ambiance of warmth and comfort for peace filled time when on retreat within the massive centenarian forest. A craftsman built utility building houses the tools and equipment used to maintain the grounds of the estate.

Lot Features

  • Less than two hours from NY City, but make no mistake as this location is isolated. So plan on coming here to relax in rustic comfort with the simplest though elegant accommodations and meditate among giant rhododendrons and a cathedral of forest. There is no interference from electronic media in this off-the-grid escape as you will be surrounded only by the pristine sounds of the streams and wind through the trees. A half mile of the renowned Vernooy Kill is a world class trout river runs through the property and adjoins additional miles of the stream within thousands of acres of NY State Forever Wild Forest around three sides. Meander along the paths among the arboreal grandeur of the uncut forest and along the river and streams that feed the ponds and pools.

Horse Facility Features

  • There is a substantial upland area at the north of the property, served off of Cutler Road with extensive clearings that can be used for pasturage and construction of barns. The Vernooy Kill River runs adjacent to this northern area.


  • 4 miles to schools
  • 12 miles to airports
  • 4 miles to hospitals
  • 4 miles to shopping

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414 Upper Jenny Brook Road, Napanoch, Ulster County, New York


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