• Seasonal vacation rentals (May - November)
• Built: 1939
• 8 fully renovated (2015)
• 9 unrenovated
• 1 and 2 bedroom units
• 700-1000 square feet
• Full kitchens and baths
• Septic (pumped 2017)
• Municipal water
• Fuel: Propane
• Heat: Wall-mount convection (propane)
• Winterized for year-round use
• Built: 1939
• 4 bedrooms; 2 baths
• 3 fireplaces (2 with wood stove inserts)
• New roof 2015
• New furnace 2015
• Drilled well
• Washer / Dryer
• Fuel: Propane
• Heat: Baseboard, forced hot air
• Acreage: 10.34
• All contents included
• Off-street parking for 14 cars
• Pool: Not renovated
• Internet: Spectrum
• Cell: Fairly reliable, depending on carrier
• Town: Fallsburg
• County: Sullivan
• School: Fallsburg
• Tax Map: 44.-1-55
• Taxes: Town/Co. $8,335; School $6,536
• Listing price: $599,000
Perched on a hill at the eastern edge of Sullivan County, and centered between the Delaware River Valley and the Shawangunk mountains, The Glen Wilde vacation cottages are within easy reach of everything the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley areas have to offer. That said, it’s not hard to be captivated by this place and never leave the grounds — except maybe a short hike through the woods, past the blueberry bushes and gurgling stream, in search of a little retail therapy or a bite to eat in the adorable town of Mountaindale.
Comprised of 17 one and two-bedroom cottages, this serene hideaway is a modern take on the summer bungalow colonies of yore. The current owners, who previously helmed a design firm together in the city, purchased the property in 2014, and applied their artful eye to meticulously renovating 8 of the 17 units from the ground up. After shoring the foundations, and upgrading plumbing and electric, they focused their attention on unifying the interiors with a modern-rustic design.
Large triangular windows were cut out of the gabled attics to let light stream in, and the new second floor spaces were converted to loft bedrooms, with full stairs to gain access. Kitchens were refurbished with slate backsplashes and new countertops. Rich wood floors and beadboard trim on the walls and ceilings warm up the rooms, and a blend of vintage furniture and found artifacts add personality at every turn.
The cottages are centered around lovely Laurel Lane, flanked by a large wooden deck and a 1940s stone house, which, although it hasn’t been renovated yet, has served as a cozy home for the owners and caretakers. The house is winterized for year-round use with its own septic and well, while the cottages are hooked up to town water May - November. In season, the lane is set up with long tables that will seat all of the guests under glowing fairy lights, where dinners cooked on the grill, or in the cottage kitchens, are served family style. After dinner, guests gather around the fire for stories, songs, and a toast to each other, this timeless setting, and the restorative nature of our region.
Guests come in groups and rent the whole place, or arrive separately and fit seamlessly into the community gatherings. The cottages are mostly booked for through the 2019 season from May til November, including three weddings later this year. Both as an event space and a vacation rental community, the Glen Wilde has had quite a successful beginning. Below are a few links to press they received as soon as they launched.