March 2012

Found 15 blog entries for March 2012.

If you are looking for a horse farm in a great area of NY, look no further. This 24.9 acre farm is located just three miles from the Village of Rhinebeck. The six stall barn that has a bathroom and heated tack room and almost all of the 24.9 acres are completely fenced. This property is beautiful with pastures and a spring fed pond and even a dressage ring.

Rhinebeck horse farm for sale

The house is a beautiful, classic colonial with three bedrooms and two and half baths. The living room, dining room is a beautiful combination with french doors out to a back deck. There is a gas fireplace for those cold nights and a country style kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters.

rhinebeck horse farm for sale

Rhinebeck is a historic gem of the Hudson Valley. The quaint town has so much to offer

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One of the greatest gems in existence in Ulster County is Mohonk Mountain House and the surrounding 2,200 acres it sits on. This historical Victorian style resort is on the shores of Lake Mohonk and  boasts picturesque views of all the surrounding natural beauty. It has an impressive 266 guest rooms, including 28 tower rooms along with a spa, indoor pool, and an outdoor ice skating rink for use in winter months. Adjoining this property are another 6,400 acres of the Mohonk Preserve, with 85 miles of hiking and carriage trails. In the spring and summer, boating, fishing and swimming are all popular on the lake. In the fall and winter, you can enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice-skating, making this a destination for the whole family. 

Whether

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If you are looking for a quiet, rural area to call home or to buy your second home, Kerhonkson NY is a perfect choice. Considered a hamlet of Rochester, Kerhonkson offers peace and tranquility. There are a few amenities in downtown, including a pharmacy, post office and chinese restaurant, however, 209 cuts straight through the town making it about a 20 minute drive to most of the bigger things that you will need. You will not be disappointed as Ulster County in general is an amazing place to find antiques, unique finds and furnishings. Kerhonkson is perhaps best suited for the photographer, artist or writer looking for creative surroundings.

The property below, located in Kerhonkson is the ideal peaceful setting. Sitting on 60 beautiful acres with two

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The trend of solar powered homes is moving from the popular west coast, nationwide, allowing homeowners to combat energy costs by giving back to the power grid. Some of these homeowners are even realizing a small profit. When Walmart is putting solar panels on their buildings, I think it's time that everyone else start thinking about it. 

What is curbing energy consumption? The answer is really common sense. Builders are smartly designing the layout of homes and features such as dual paned windows, air tight duct work, high caliber wall andattic insulation are considered with great detail. When paired with solar energy, which is captured through panels these homes are feeding electricity back into the grid. 

It is true that in the sun-scarce days of

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Many of us think of St. Patrick's Day and we think Irish food (usually corned beef and cabbage and Guinness) when in reality, there is actually a reason why this day is celebrated.

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th, which is the saint's religious feast day and the anniversary of his death back in the 5th century. This is a day that the Irish have celebrated for over 1,000 years. St. Patrick's Day falls during the Christian Season of Lent and traditionally Irish families would go to church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon with dance, drink and feasting as the prohibitions of Lenten were lifted. 

Ulster County celebrates with a parade every year. There is no need to go all the way to NYC, where the crowds are enormous and

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