Deeply rooted in history, natural resources and wonderfully preserved view sheds, this unique Equestrian Community comprises both residential and recreational areas. Accessed by a country road especially designed to blend into the landscape, the 95-acre farm has been operated continuously since provides a beautiful, safe and natural environment that affords residents privacy, peace and tranquility.
Whether you’re looking for a year-round home or a weekend retreat, this 18-home private community, nestled at the foot of the Catskill Mountains, provides the ultimate in country living. Combining 50 acres of Preserved Open Space with lovely home sites, its centerpiece is the state-of-the-art equestrian facility complete with a state-of-the-art stable and 100×252 Grand Prix indoor arena. But you don’t have to own a horse to enjoy this exclusive private community. Nestled in the heart of historic Marbletown, tucked between desirable Stone Ridge and the charming shops, restaurants and historic architecture of High Falls, it’s a popular, celebrity-rich location less than 2 hours from Manhattan. And the serenity of the rural landscape, with its open meadows and pastures for horses to run and graze, invokes a gentle balance of culture and nature for everyday living.
Homes in the community are designed in the style of American farmhouses typical to the area, so meticulously researched and constructed that they are frequently mistaken for vintage homes. Parcel lines were selected to maximize privacy taking topography and sight lines into careful consideration. A series of trails on the property connect to the 50-Open Space area which conserved to protect and enhance natural resources and important view sheds.
This is an extraordinary living experience for homeowners or horse enthusiasts. The blend of traditional home designs and environmentally sensitive land-use creates a showcase for Open Space “Green” design, to be enjoyed by everyone. And it’s a stone’s throw from the historic “rail trail” a linear park that follows the path of the old Ontario and Western Railroad, where miles of scenic trails begin, for hiking, biking, walking or riding. The pristine Rondout Creek is close by with a launch for kayaks or canoes, to swim or fish.
Duchess Farm provides an exceptional lifestyle for its residents, whether full-time or weekenders, horse lovers or just admirers of their grace and beauty. Time to come visit!! www.duchessfarm.com