An insider’s guide to house-hunting in the Hudson Valley.
The Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s tenth annual Houses on the Land Tour: The Western Hamlets of New Paltz Over the Wallkill has been re-scheduled to Saturday, June 5, 2021.
Buy, lease or forget the whole thing? A deep dive into the options faced by solar-curious homeowners in New York State.
Heat pumps can keep a home warm and cool, run on electricity and are extremely efficient. As such, they have been embraced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Winter is approaching here in the Hudson Valley. You must prepare your wardrobe, your furnace, your insulation – but also your mind. Others can help with the first three areas, but I am an expert on the fourth. Follow these 14 easy steps for mental winter preparation:
“I went from exterminating them to marveling at them,” says Chris Harp of New Paltz. “They taught me.”
Disregard old memories of what wallpaper used to be—those shabby chic floral patterns and shades of dusky rose striping. To the delight of interior designers, who have been nudging clients to be more open minded, wallpaper has made a comeback in the design world, and it’s no longer just for historic B&Bs or formal dining rooms. From mural papers that fill an accent wall with a breathtaking vista, to contemporary patterns like palm fronds, modernized toile, or bold-hued illustrations, homeowners are welcoming a change from solid painted rooms.
The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health is reminding people to be vigilant of bats entering their homes this time of year and offering tips on how to keep bats out as well as how to remove a bat if it does enter a residence.
Short-term rental guests can’t get enough of Ulster County. According to Airbnb, the county had significantly more guests using the service this summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) than other mid- and lower-Hudson Valley counties, despite Ulster’s comparatively modest population.
It could be one of Dutchess County’s best kept secrets. The Wethersfield Estate and Gardens is off the beaten path — well, gravel road — near the village of Amenia. Just the right amount of privacy and bucolic splendor make it the perfect getaway for an early 20th century industrialist, particularly one who enjoyed horse riding and generally communing with glorious nature.