Located in Ulster County, high in the Catskills,it's amazing that in today's hurly-burly world, one can be so totally removed from everything yet still be only a little over two hours from Times Square. The Blue Horizon perches on 5 1/2 acres of park like land surrounded by thousands of acres of forest protected by the NY State Constitution as "forever wild". With a 50 mile view over several mountain ranges, a couple of gorgeous waterfalls nearby and deserted dirt roads to hike before attempting the well marked mountain trails, we are the living example of "way-the-hell-and-gone"
The Blue room, on the main floor, has two full sized beds, DirecTV and a warm afternoon sun just perfect for napping.
The Yellow room, on the lower level features a queen sized bed, a fainting couch and a view of the sunrise through rolling hills.
4.4 on November 11, 2011
I had a wonderful stay at Alden and Eddie's place! The home is beautiful, rooms are comfortable, breakfasts are delicious, hosts are welcoming and fun to converse with, and the views are fantastic. I even hosted a dinner for relatives from the area--it was delicious and beautifully presented. Everyone was impressed. I would definitely stay here again.
Countryside, Mountains, Village
Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 45 miles
From NYC take the thruway to Exit 16 (Harriman) and continue on Rt 17 north to Exit 113 (Wurtsboro). Take Rt. 209 thru Ellenville to Rt 55. Go left on Rt 55 several miles until Rt. 55-A bears to the right. Continue on Rt 55-A to a T intersection. Go right about 1,000 feet to your first left, Sugar Loaf Rd. Exactly 4 miles from this corner you will take a sharp left onto Red Hill Rd which will bend sharply to the right and uphill, to the next right, a dirt road, about 200 feet away. This is Coons Road. We are #60 a half mile up on the right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Woodstock Film Festival, Ulster County. Arts and Crafts Fair, Saugerties Garlic Festival, Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center, Kayacking on the Delaware River, Skiing at Belleaire Mountain or Hunter Mountain, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Homestay
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , wrap around deck with lounging furniture, open access to kitchen, charcoal barbeque on deck
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, visit nearby waterfalls, climb the highest peaks in the Catskills, come for the fall color, antiqueing, wine trails, local artisans, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool
Edwin Sanchez and Alden Thayer
Russian, English, French, Spanish
Cats , a peacock named Percy
Alden runs a landscaping design/build firm and has just started a partnership called Earth Energy Contracting specializing in green construction. Eddie is a playwright and knows theatrical trivia that will astound you.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
The Dream Dinner of your Choice
We would be happy, given advance notice, to prepare your favorite dinner, from a vegetarian delight, made with organic local produce, in season, to a roasted leg of lamb, laced with garlic cloves and sprinkled with rosemary, to a pernil with tostados and rice with gandules, to barbequed steak dry rubbed with Montreal spicing, accompanied by our own Bechamel potatoes. And, of course, the perfect wine to match. Then try our apple pie made with our own apples and homemade ice cream in whatever flavor you request. Or maybe a maple flan? We can also provide wine and hors d'oeuvres for $10.00 per person in the late afternoon - great on your return from a hike.