In recent years, the hamlet of Stone Ridge (located in the town of Marbletown) has become a focal spot of buyers looking for Catskills real estate. This is due in part to the types of homes in this area; many well-preserved stone homes, antique farmhouses and barns. As well, second home buyers appreciate the close proximity to Kingston and New Paltz.
Stone Ridge Real Estate Insights
The Stone Ridge real estate market offers a diverse collection of homes and the landscape is dotted with farms, rolling meadows, streams and occasional mountain views. The median price for homes for sale in Stone Ridge is approximately $300K but for most city dwellers, the entry point in this area is typically $450K+ and the range goes up to well over $1MM+. The towns of Accord and High Falls are adjacent to Stone Ridge and the more populous towns of Kingston, New Paltz and Woodstock are approximately a 15-20 minute drive.
The People and the Lifestyle
The community in Stone Ridge is a healthy mix of locals, city transplants and second home owners. Route 209, the main street that runs through the center of the hamlet, bustles on weekends with weekenders grabbing groceries at Emmanuel’s, grass-fed and expertly butchered meat at Applestone Meat, and fresh produce at Davenport’s Farmers Market. Marbletown Hardware is also a hot spot for supplies for the inevitable DIY project.
- Hasbrouck House. An 18th-century colonial stone mansion converted into a boutique inn, the Hasbrouck House is a mix of history and luxury. It consists of 17 rooms, each uniquely designed and furnished with a mix of vintage and modern touches. It's central location with access to the charming towns of High Falls, Rosendale and Accord, as well as the larger towns of Phoenicia, Woodstock and Kingston make it a great spot to plant yourself for the weekend to do some exploring. If you prefer to stay on property, there are nightly bonfires, occasional movie nights, an outdoor eatery and Butterfield, the property's farm-to-fork restaurant that serves a seasonal menu of American fare.
- Hash. Hash is a great spot for brunch or lunch but don’t be surprised if the parking lot is somewhat full when you arrive. It’s very popular with locals and weekenders. While it's not exactly “health food” it skews heavily toward healthful, flavorful ingredients which are always fresh and locally sourced, whenever possible.
- Roost. Roost is another go-to breakfast and lunch spot for locals. It's cozy and unassuming with some very tasty and well-made comfort food.
- Butterfield. On property at the Hasbrouck House, this farm-to-table restaurant has had a number of chefs come through the door. Gladly, they’ve finally found the right chef and the food is now worthy of the upmarket price-tag.
- Cherries. Kids swarm this place in the summer for one thing: ice cream. Cherries serves both soft-serve and scooped and has myriad flavors from which to choose. It’s not unusual for the parking lot to be full. Pro Tip: If you’re forced to park on Route 209, be careful getting in and out of your car, it’s a 55-mph road.
- Davenport’s Farmstand. A family-owned farm market, greenhouse, and wholesale vegetable farm established in the 1800s, various members of the Davenport family participate in every phase of the farm and farmstand. It's a great spot to grab local produce, nursery products, and baked goods, among other things.
- Applestone Meat. Josh Applestone, the founder and former owner of Fleisher’s, decided that he wanted to be able to sell meat 24-hours a day. And now he does. You can walk in here anytime, day or night and buy extremely high-quality, locally and humanely raised meat from a refrigerated vending machines. Yes, vending machines.
- Emmanuels Market. If you buy a place in Accord, Stone Ridge, High Falls or Kerhonkson, you’ll likely do some of your grocery shopping here. For those of you that care about eating organic (like we do), they have a large organic section with a decent amount of fresh produce and packaged products.
- Catskills real estate buyers looking to connect with nature will find Stone Ridge’s central location a big selling point. Outdoor options include the Shawangunk Mountains to the south, where you’ll find both the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park, and the Catskills Mountains about a 35-minute drive north.
Should you have any questions about Stone Ridge real estate, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We regularly meet clients for coffee in either NYC or the Stone Ridge area to share our local knowledge of the areas and the market and to assist with searching for Catskills real estate.