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Unlike some of the other Catskills mountaintop locations we sell homes in, the Hunter hamlet of Haines Falls NY has always been a resort area. Haines Falls is not a household name, what it is is the little place just east of Tannersville and Hunter villages, the first place you reach at the top of Route 23A coming northwest out of Palenville and the 7,620-acre Kaaterskill Wild Forest that you remember as a sweet little village with some stunning victorians. If you have come that way, you’ve passed the wonderful swimming holes at Fawns Leap and Rats Hole Park that locals from across the Catskills come to this little town to use. In fact, this densely forested mountain area is full of streams, waterfalls and beautiful swimming holes. This is Catskills woodland real estate at its finest!
The hamlet of Haines Falls NY was named after a waterfall (also called Angel Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Spray Falls) in the private Twilight Park, a historic district of summer cottages. The large wooden "cottages" in Twilight Park were built in 1887 for a group of “businessmen, governors, authors, clergymen, artists, clerks, newsmen, and labor unionists.” It’s still a private community, but you can buy a home there and become a member. Another private enclave, Elka Park, is just south of Haines Falls; 17 of the original 21 homes built between 1890 and 1896 remain, along with two built in 1997.
You can get to Elka Park from Haines Falls by Platte Clove Road, a winding mountain traverse officially open only April 15 through November 1. The intrepid enjoy the several hiking trails off this road, including the Huckleberry Point Trailhead, Codfish Point Trail and Devil’s Path Trail.
You might stop at Platte Clove Preserve on your way up Platte Clove Road. Platte Clove Preserve is the site of artists’ residencies each summer, with the chosen artist given a little cabin by a 60-foot waterfall for a week of creativity in the woods. This program, sponsored by the Catskill Center, is only one of the many the Center has embarked upon since first organizing in 1969 to advocate for equitable resources for the Catskills region. So far, they’ve led efforts to protect more than 700,000 acres of the Catskill Park and Catskill Forest Preserve.
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Your overflow house-guests can play ping-pong & listen to records at the Twilight Lodge. After house-hunting all day stay overnight at the Sun View or the Mansion House at Alfie’s.
If you’re in Haines Falls you must go to Kaaterskill Wild Forest to see Kaaterskill Falls, a natural landmark that brought all the artists to paint in the Catskills in the first place!
Are you ready for a voice class with Carmela Altamura? The Orpheum Dance Program is popular. Historic pianos & musical artifacts are on view at the Piano Performance Museum.
Fromer Market Garden sells raw honey & sometimes shows films in their barn. Down the mountain at Story Farms is a big selection of produce all through the season… & fall pumpkins.
Breakfast Wrap & a Cup of Coffee at Selena’s Diner! Fried Japanese Eggplant at Jessie’s Harvest House! Chiles Rellenos with guacamole, rice & refried beans at Pancho Villa!
At Thairapy Salon keep in touch with the latest in color! Accountable Fitness has a great name and facility. Enjoy one of the many facials on the menu at the Windham Spa.
Support a local artisan at Creekside Adornings. Browse Barbara’s Art, Antiques & Collectibles. Spend time with the unique collections at Circle W Market. Get gear at Snowbird Ski Shop.
“Experienced adventurers flock to Indian Head Mountain, Twin Mountain, Plateau Mountain via Devil's Path! Hunter Mountain is good for summer & winter fun & excitement!
There's so much to do in Haines Falls, NY - it can be hard to decide! Contact one of our Local Experts at Village Green Realty. We'd love to give you our recommendation on the best things to do in Haines Falls.
Once you’ve made Haines Falls your home, the Mountain Top Historical Society is not only a great resource for entertainment, workshops and talks, but it’s also the start of the Kaaterskill Rail Trail. The trail was converted from an Ulster & Delaware rail bed, so it’s 1.5 miles of perfectly straight, relatively flat trail, beginning behind the historic 1913 Haines Falls Railroad Station.
Selena & Nick’s Diner has been a Haines FallsNY landmark since 2000, serving a combination diner/Italian menu of great length from early morning through dinnertime. Haines Falls is a small hamlet, so for more dining choices you'll drive a short way to Hunter or Tannersville, where you’ll have your choice of several good places day and night: Moules or Steak Frites Fridays at Chateau Belleview; three meals a day with mountain views from Prospect at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge; and build-your-own egg sandwiches, terrific salads, lovely baked goods and flowers at Fellow Mountain Café. For fresh brewed beer at its source, check out the Hunter Mountain Brewery; try their Becker Hollow brown ale, Cookie Man gingerbread beer and Double Diamond stout, plus three kinds of mac’n’cheese and other goodies on the food menu. In nice weather their deck is a fantastic place to be, what with the mountain range to the south occupying the enter east-west skyline.
Haines Falls NY has a post office and the Twilight General Store; but the supermarket, a 24/7 laundromat, a groomer and the library are in Tannersville—and Lake Rip Van Winkle, don’t miss that! All that’s just a few minutes away… as is downhill skiing and snowboarding at Hunter and Windham, cross-country skiing at Mountain Trails in Tannersville and camping at Devil’s Tombstone and North-South Lake.
If you're considering Haines Falls as a home, Pure Catskills is a great resource packed with information on places to see, where to stay, farmers’ and artisans’ markets, all kinds of Catskills people, places and things.
Haines Falls real estate is rural, Catskills perfection. There are lovely wooden two-story 19th- and 20th-century houses, or you can buy a chunk of Haines Falls woodland and build a dreamhouse (cabin? a-frame? yurt?) in the woods.
Whatever your taste in Haines Falls real estate, no matter what kind of Haines Falls home for sale you have in mind, a Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty agent can bring you to your Haines Falls goal!
If you have any questions about Haines Falls NY real estate, contact Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. We'd love to show you all that Haines Falls has to offer.
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