It seems crazy that a 2300-square foot, six-bedroom home would be a seasonal cabin, but given that this cottage was built in c.1900 house in Sullivan County, it’s not so unusual. During those early days of Catskill Mountain vacationing, families would visit the lakehouse, maybe bring some friends or extended family, and live a carefree life for some weekends out of the summer, or perhaps the entire season, if one could afford to do so. If you’re looking to bring a little of that Catskills summer feel into your vacation home, and you’ve got a large family or group of friends you plan to bring with you, this lakehouse could be just the ticket.
Located on Merriewold Lake, the 2.3 acre lot is right on the lake so expect plenty of water views from the large attached patio. The stylish interior is awash in natural light and includes hardwood floors, brick fireplace, exposed ceiling beams, original wood wainscotting, large kitchen/dining room perfect for communal meals, screened-in porch, and two second-floor bedrooms with baths en suite.
Merriewold Lake is also home to the Merriewold Club, a private country club that’s virtually unknown outside of its members. The Merriewold Lake community consists of only 64 residences, making it a good option if you’re in the market for a secluded lakehouse in the Catskills less than 2 hours from NYC.
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Kandy is a writer and musician/music teacher living in Saugerties, NY.