Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty

Local Winter Outfitters

In The Catskills And Hudson Valley

At this time of year I’m thinking about keeping warm and healthy, and although I could easily stay indoors until April, I want to get out and breathe the air! One way of keeping warm is getting cozy in front of a crackling fire, but I’m convinced warmth comes from the inside out, and the best way to get warm is to get moving.

I love living in the Hudson Valley, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and I really appreciate how the beauty changes with each season. In winter, I see the underpinnings, the mountains’ outlines against the sky, the bare trees’ graceful limbs, the muted colors and the shapes of nature. It’s never as cold outside as it looks from inside the house, so

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Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty is rich in many things–great locations, great agents, a great feeling of community and… wall space. Our offices sit in communities full of amazingly creative artists, musicians, philosophers, scientists and craftspeople. While our offices can’t offer any scientific research space, we do have large expanses of white wall. With those walls we’ve formed a symbiotic relationship with incredible artists who are also our neighbors. Each of our offices is used as a “Gallery At Work,” where we display the artwork of locals—some up-and-coming, some with international reputations—and invite the public into our galleries. We get to enjoy and be inspired by the art, and sometimes we get to spend time with a special piece

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Where To Launch Kayaks In The Hudson Valley

Experts in Real Estate, Experts in Landscape

We live in one of the most magnificent regions of the world. On the rare occasions when we have the opportunity to see the Hudson Valley from the air, it's impossible not to be impressed with the big picture; the majestic river that built our towns and commerce, the surrounding valley, and the hills and mountains around it. We live in the midst of a seventh grade geography lesson. Get far enough off the ground on a crystal clear day and you'll begin to see the incredible system of beautiful waterways that feed the Hudson. Wonderful. And when we're earth-bound again we’re blessed with daily chances to not just be near the rivers, lakes and streams that have carved out our landscape, but to be on them!

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Deborah Ramsden: Colors Of San Miguel

Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty: 397 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414

Open 9-5 Daily | 518-625-3360 


Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty’s Catskill NY Real Estate Office is proud to present the art of Deborah Ramsden in an exhibition titled “San Miguel” as part of our "Gallery At Work" series.

Deborah Ramsden is a photographer from Woodstock, NY. In 2018, she exhibited works at Emerge Gallery in Saugerties, NY as part of their group exhibition Abstrakt. In the video (courtesy of Emerge Gallery's youtube channel), Deborah discusses finding the "abstract" in her photographs of San Miguel. 


Deborah & Her Photographs:

I have lived in the Hudson Valley all my life, never

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“Stories can conquer fear, you know.

They can make the heart bigger.”

― Ben Okri.

Every year Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. holds the Gen Blue Experience, one of the world's largest real estate conferences, for their agents to become inspired, learn from industry leaders, network with agents across the country, and introduce Coldwell Banker's new marketing tools and technology (you can read more about 2022's new technology here.) This year, Coldwell Banker sent out a call for inspiring tales from CB agents across the globe. Lindsay Quayle, not only an extraordinary agent from CBVGR's Woodstock office but an enthusiastic, optimistic, and inspiring human, was selected to present her story, to a HUGE audience of peers and colleagues at

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Christina Batch-Lee: Abstraction

Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty: 268 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401

Open 9-5 Daily | 845-331-5357 


Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty’s Kingston NY Real Estate Office is proud to present the art of Christina Batch-Lee in an exhibition titled “Abstraction” as part of our "Gallery At Work" series. 

Christine Batch-Lee has always been drawn to the sea; the dissolution and change that water represents. In her work, she makes use of watercolor, oil paint, and gold leaf to explore seascapes - whether as figures dissolving into their environment and the painting itself, or tide pools dissolving into pure abstraction. 

Batch-Lee earned her BFA from Cornell University, and continued

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Hudson Valley Fall Events

This is the best time of year to be outside - it's just so comfy! A light sweater, a pair of jeans, some snazzy boots, and a nice relaxing weekend event, and we're loving my life. Late Summer/Early Fall can be a time for the ultimate FOMO in The Hudson Valley and Catskills. Even this year, with events just getting rolling again, there are so many events it can be really difficult to decide which to prioritize. Of course, you need to pick apples and eat cider doughnuts; here's Hudson Valley Magazine's Guide on that - they do a great job. Of course, you'll need to leaf peep in the late fall; here's The Great Northern Catskills guide to the best spots to see the fall foliage and get out of your car. But everywhere you turn

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Historic Homes Of The Hudson Valley

The Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook NY

There’s something about a house with centuries of history – a romance, a feeling of being connected to the people who came before you by sharing their home, and of being connected to those who will go after you if you are a good steward of the building. As Americans, it’s possible that we find old houses particularly attractive because of their scarcity. We’ve only got 400 years of history here, and since early Americans built their houses largely from wood, we’ve lost many to fires and other misfortunes. Great old houses with original detail are rare! Europeans probably think we’re foolish to think of homes from the 1700’s and 1800’s as old, but we do, and we cherish them.

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One of the best excuses for a summer drive is ice cream! I remember back in the day, going out after dinner with my mom and sister to little wayside places in the woods - our favorite flavors were Mocha Almond and Maple Walnut – no “Moose Tracks” for us! Call me old-fashioned! As an adult I can indulge in variety with frequency because I'm lucky to live in the Hudson Valley which is loaded with amazing ice cream places. Any excuse is a good excuse for a drive and a cone. These days, with the craze for artisanal everything, there are oodles of home-made varieties of hard ice cream in wild flavors to be explored! I'm one of those equal opportunity ice cream-lovers, I like it hand-dipped or smooth and twisty! Both species of dairy goodness (hard and

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Hudson Valley Commercial Real Estate

Become a Neighbor

 Nothing will make you part of an Upstate community faster than opening a small business!

If you’ve been dreaming of escaping the larger places of the world and starting your own business in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, there may be something you don’t know that you should. You’ll be popular! If becoming a real part of the community where you live is something that’s important to you, you can make it happen in a second by moving to the Hudson Valley/Catskills region and starting a business. There’s something about small town living that makes residents champions of each and every small business that opens in their town. They won’t be merely curious about you and your venture, they’ll

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