Looking for an Equestrian Property in Upstate New York?

With the Saratoga Race season not far away, let’s take a look at some equestrian properties in Upstate New York that are currently listed for sale.

1. 538 Phillip Road, Fort Plain, New York

This farm is a true gem! Currently, it is operated as the Delnero Furniture Workshop and features many outbuildings including barns, a workshop, a smokehouse, a large covered terrace featuring mountain views, one luxury farmhouse and one guest cottage.

And the fun doesn’t end there. There’s a pond stocked with catfish and bass, a true fisherman’s dream. Additionally, the property expands over 400 prime acres.

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2. 406 Maben Road, Princetown, New York

Located just 40 minutes from the famed Saratoga Springs, this delightful farm has old time charm with modern amenities. The farmhouse boasts a great room with a floor to ceiling fireplace and windows brimming with sunlight, a stone facade, and wooden ceilings lined with antique lighting fixtures, all is which is overlooked by a balcony supported by mahogany columns.

Two large fenced pastures with run-in sheds extend out from this elegant home, and the property boasts a renovated 7-stall barn which includes a tack room and an office. Just behind the barn is a courtyard with a “secret garden,” perfect for the peaceful enjoyment of quiet rural evenings. An amazing, spacious, sweeping wraparound porch hugs three sides of the circa 1830 house, and the exquisitely landscaped grounds are laced with classic stone walkways and patios.

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3. 5510 Bluff Head Road, Huletts Landing, New York

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to not only own a place to keep your horses, but you can also live the Lake George waterfront lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about! You can live an active lifestyle on the 44 acre property with a large amount of land already cleared.

In addition to the land, there’s a fully furnished log cabin, built in 2005, a high end Har-Tru tennis court, and a large barn with stables. In the winter, enjoy snowmobiling and skiing, all while being located close to Vermont. Enjoy the beauty of Lake George with the equestrian lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

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4. 85 Keyes Lane, Shushan, New York

This scenic farm is not to be missed. Located in the private and serene area of Shushan in Washington County, there aren’t any noisy neighbors around to ruin your evening. The home was modeled after a classic farmhouse, but is only 24 years young. The tree-lined entrance will give you an enchanting feeling as you make your way to your own private paradise.

The home is surrounded by pastures, fields, streams, ponds and mountain views, allowing you to find beauty from all angles when you’re immersed in your day to day lifestyle. The 125 acres of privacy is currently used as a horse farm, but the possibilities are endless.

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5. 287 Halds Road, Westport, New York

What could be better than having a farm immersed in the Adirondack Park? This lovely farm, located a short distance from Lake Champlain, boasts incredible views of both the Adirondack Mountains and the lake from various hiking trails throughout the 74 prime acres. The farmhouse has been completely restored and upgraded with modern appliances and amenities.

A charming stone fireplace in the main living area keeps you warm on the cold fall and winter nights, while the volumes of land provides plenty of space to create an outdoor fire pit, perfect for marshmallow roasting and hotdog cooking.

 

 

7 Lakes You Didn’t Know Existed in Upstate New York

When someone says “I’m going to my lake house in Upstate New York,” immediately people think of the famed Queen of American Lakes, Lake George, or the popular tourist destination, Saratoga Lake, or even sometimes they think way north to Lake Champlain or Lake Placid. What most people don’t realize is there are actually a TON of smaller lakes in our region, and many of them make great vacation destinations. Here’s seven different lakes that are not as well known, but are great fun for the family!

1. Crooked Lake, Averill Park NY

This charming lake is a popular wedding destination. Tucked away east of Albany, in Averill Park, this private lake allows only residents of the lake access, with no public boat launch. We hear there’s good bass fishing too!

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36 Huntley Road, Averill Park NY | $795,000

 

2. Second Lake, Old Forge NY

Many of you may have heard of “Old Forge” and “Fourth Lake” but not too many people know that there’s actually an entire chain of lakes that link together called the “Fulton Chain Lakes.” Each of these lakes would make a great destination. Some are more secluded in the Adirondacks than others.

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205 Pine Acres Rd, Old Forge | $1,750,000

 

3. Friends Lake, Chestertown NY

Another beautiful but private lake, this one features a Slalom Course for it’s residents. It allows motorized boats and is about 2.5-3 miles long.

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4. Trout Lake, Bolton Landing NY

This 1.3 mile adorable lake sits above Lake George. It’s a popular water skiing lake, and it’s extremely quiet, which it’s residents love.

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9 Pine Tree Ln, Bolton Landing NY | $84,900

 

5. Pecks Lake, Gloversville NY

This man-made, 5 mile long lake is full of charm, and also full of fish! The lake is home to Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Brown Trout, Pickerel, Large Mouth Bass & more! Pecks Lake is also known as one of the last few remaining unpolluted lakes in the Southern Adirondacks since it has yet to be affected by acid rain.

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524 North Shore Rd, Gloversville NY | $450,000

 

6. Loon Lake, Chester NY

This public reservoir is also a popular fishing area and features a sandy beach and park open to anyone looking for a good time! It’s certainly not as busy as some of the other lakes, making it desirable for those looking for peace and quiet.

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3 Lower Birchwood, Chestertown NY | $749,000

 

7. Long Lake

This beautiful 14 mile lake will give you a true Adirondack experience. Nestled in the Adirondack Park, you get the full experience of serenity and privacy while enjoying the great outdoors. The town offers unique shopping and eateries for the not-so-outdoors type.

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Luxury Travel is on the Rise

Luxury Travel is on the rise, and as consumers hit the trail for their favorite resort destinitations, expectations for service are also increasing.  It does not come to any surprise, but a few progressive luxury hotels have incorporated mobile technology into their customer experience.

On the Wall Street Journal television segment this morning, it was reported that the new trend for some luxury hotels is to eliminate the check in desk procedure.  These forward thinking hotels are waiting for their guests to arrive at the front door, when they arrive, they already know who they are, and they wisk their guests directly to the room, and check them in using an IPAD.

This definitely beats standing in a line in front of registration desk!