Much of Marbletown is comprised of small hamlets dispersed through a natural, seemingly untouched, scenic countryside landscape with views of the majestic Mohonk and Catskill mountains peeking over the horizon. The hamlets and villages that make up the town of Marbletown contain quaint specialty shops and small restaurants boasting uncommon culinary delights, but if you blink driving down Main Street, you may miss them. Once as you leave these small hamlets, you are left with beautiful sprawling, rolling countryside, dotted with old stone farmhouses and barns that make you feel as if you should be driving in a horse and buggy, not in a car. Marbletown is an outdoor enthusiast’s haven, a peaceful and rejuvenating getaway, home to the real estate hot spots of High Falls and Stone Ridge and not far from other Ulster County hot spots of New Paltz, Rosendale and Kingston. And despite feeling worlds away, you’re still only less than 2 hours away from New York City!
Marbletown is a great location to take advantage of the many spectacular outdoor activities that this area has to offer. The Marbletown Rail Trail, stretching from Stone Ridge to Kingston, is a great place to hike, bike, walk the dog and enjoy a leisurely stroll on a warm spring afternoon. If you’re looking for a bit more of an extreme outdoor sport, take a short drive to Bonticou Crag or other hiking and rock-climbing trails within the Mohonk and Minnewaska Preserves, like the Lemon Squeeze. After an extreme hike like that, get a massage at Mohonk Mountain house or calm down with some meditation at the Shambhala Skylake Lodge in neighboring Rosendale. If winter sports are your passion, Marbletown is only a short drive from area ski centers like Belleayre, so you’re never far from fresh powder (well, in the winter months at least). Swimming holes on the Rondout Creek, Esopus Creek and Wallkill River means that summer outdoor fun is not hard to find either, with lots of great, still relatively unknown watering holes to swim, tube and kayak.
Marbletown’s general ‘rural’ feel is accentuated by the abundance of orchards and farm stands in Rondout Valley that are all easily accessible from Marbletown, including Stone Ridge Orchard, Westwind Organic Apple Orchards, Saunderskill Farm, and Davenport Farms. The local area provides lots of locations for festivals, with one of Marbletown’s newest and biggest being Field + Supply, located in the Black Barn in High Falls that gained national recognition in its first two events in 2014 and 2015.
Marbletown properties range in price from below the Ulster County average around $238,000 (per 2015 MLS data) and can quickly soar into the multimillion range. At the end of 2015 a single family home in Hurley with 300 acres of farmland sold for $2.5M. There are an abundance of historical stone homes and sturdy farmhouses that have been renovated and updated so that you can feel as if you are living from a page out of a history book, without missing out on any modern day 21st century conveniences. This quaint countryside that takes you back in time draws a lot of attention from celebrities and other big names seeking peace, quiet, rejuvenation and a place to escape from day to day life. In fact, James Bond himself, actor Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weiss, own a home in Marbletown, as does actor Aidan Quinn, known for his roles in Desperately Seeking Susan, Practical Magic and Elementary. Actor Willem DaFoe also once owned a notable piece of Accord, the Rubber House, located within the part of Accord that falls within Marbletown’s borders and Actress Melissa Leo, most commonly known for her role alongside Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter, owns a farmhouse in Stone Ridge. With so many celebrities quietly living upstate, you never know who you might run into in town or who your new neighbor could be!
There’s no greater time to start looking at properties in Marbletown. With the return on spring and warm weather, the countryside is beginning to come alive again and we’re seeing some great reduced prices on Marbletown properties up for grabs meaning it could be even easier for you to attain the peaceful, relaxed living that this area has to offer. Check out some of the great Marbletown properties below that have seen recent price drops!
FEATURED LISTING: 1465 Route 213 East, High Falls, NY 12440 | REDUCED $19,100!
This sweet, sun-drenched 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch is the perfect place to rejuvenate your spirits in the great outdoors, and at a great, reduced price as well! In addition to the main house, there are two separate cottages that are zoned for commercial business with loads of potential! The cottages could be great studios, business offices or artisan storefronts, and the larger yoga studio, which would be perfect for hosting yoga classes, features cathedral ceilings with skylights. The cottages could be used for personal use or both have awesome AirBnB potential. The main house has a beachy, coastal feel, with spacious kitchen and living room, a rocking chair front porch, and expansive back deck where you can sip your morning coffee as the sounds of birds singing eases you into your day. Mature plantings and landscaping creates great privacy from the road while enjoying seasonal views of Mohonk Mountain House and the Catskill mountains.
225 Quarry Road, Kingston, NY 12401
This property, offered by Westwood, Metes & Bounds Realty, has been on the market for a few weeks and is currently active. Current asking price has been reduced by $20,000 since original listing.
30 Cedar Ridge Road, Stone Ridge, NY 12484
This property, also offered by Westwood, Metes & Bounds has been on the market for just over 2 weeks and is currently active. This property has also been reduced by $20,000 since it’s original listing.
904 County Route 6, High Falls, NY 12440
Since it’s original listing last year, this property, again offered by Westwood, Metes & Bounds, has dropped $100,000 in asking price and is still currently active on the market.
46 Whitelands Road, Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Offered by Westwood, Metes & Bounds, this property has been on the market since the beginning of the year and is still currently active. This home has been reduced by $74,000 since it was first listed.
That’s only a start- there are plenty more Marbletown properties to fit any homebuyer’s budget currently on the market. If you’re interested in seeing more homes for sale in the hamlet of High Falls or other areas of Marbletown, start your search in the High Falls Community and Real Estate page of our website to see the range of properties on the market.