With vintage oars, tiny cabins and tons of common space, a property for sale in Kerhonkson, New York, will intrigue fans of the Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
Located about two hours north of Manhattan, this place is reminiscent of the campy summer retreat from the New York entertainment industry.
But the price to pay for this Catskills throwback is firmly anchored in the 21st century. It’s on the market for $ 795,000, double the city’s median listing price of $ 349,000.
Dating back to the 1930s, the collection of dilapidated cabins over an enormous area of 77 acres is known as Kalaka Village. There are a total of 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, but a buyer must be prepared to do some work. Before these cabins can be heralded as attractive retreats, they’ll need a little bit of attention to bring them back to their kitschy glory.
The necessary maintenance includes a refresh of the surrounding landscaping and an inspection of the period cabins. Still with adorable gnarled pine walls, it has a lot of charm to unlock.
Common areas of the property include tennis courts, hiking trails and an in-ground pool. All of these amenities will require an overhaul: the pool looks drained and tired, and the tennis courts will need to be cleared of vegetation.
But the place is hard to surpass for its natural beauty. The property is surrounded by hiking sites including the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park. Magnificent views of Shawangunk Ridge can be seen everywhere.
The property is nestled in what’s known as the ‘Borscht Belt’, a popular summer retreat for Jewish families for decades. The fictional Maisel family were simply joining the crowd at the region’s heyday in the 1960s.
As the belt faded, current attractions nearby include Arrowood Farms (a brewery and distillery on a farm) and Ravenwood (a seasonal farm shop and cafe in a 19th century barn).
The listing also indicates that the property’s four plots could be subdivided for development. A nearby example of recent development in the area is in Hudson Woods, where there are 26 homes on 131 forested acres. Maybe this abandoned camp could be razed in favor of modern homes?
Kerhonkson is approximately 100 miles north of New York City and 30 miles west of Poughkeepsie.
Baris Demirel of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties manages the listing.