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Terri Colucci Shand

5 Fun Things to Do in New Paltz this Fall

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Pick your own apples at Jenkins-Lueken Orchards

Home to some of the best apples in New York, Jenkins-Lueken Orchards has beautiful views, a variety of fresh baked pies, fresh squeezed apple cider, and a corn maze!

Hike the Minnewaska State Park Preserve

20 miles east of New Paltz is the Minnewaska State Park Preserve situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain Ridge. Visitors can enjoy hiking trails, bridle paths, a museum and visitors center, and beautiful panoramic views. 

Take a spooky tour of historic Huguenot Street

Established in 1677, Historic Huguenot Street encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres. Fun year round, fall offers lots of spooky tours! Take a tour of Haunted Huguenot Street, this year's theme is oppressed women of the 17th to the 19th century. They also offer a trick-or-treat evening for the whole family. 

Explore space at the John R. Kirk Planetarium

The John R. Kirk Planetarium offers free astronomy nights on the first and third Thursdays of every month for children and adults age 7 and up. After planetarium shows the Smolen Observatory opens for a telescope viewing. 

Head to Robibero Family Vineyards for a wine tasting

Leave the kids at home and head to Robibero Family Vineyards. They offer wine tastings daily, live music on Saturdays, and October 29 and 30th they have a Halloween candy and wine pairing

 

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    Two Can't-Miss Homes For Sale in Shawangunk NY

    Beautiful Country Retreat in Wallkill


    The custom-built home at 24 Camp Ridge Road in Wallkill, a village of Shawangunk, NY, is the perfect home for those who love nature but still want access to the comforts of modern living. This home has three bedrooms, two luxurious bathrooms and a beautiful great kitchen with soapstone countertops and custom cabinets. The large deck in the rear of the house is perfect for summer cookouts or just relaxing on a quiet afternoon. The that looks out into the 2.8 acres of land that surround this home. In the winter grab a book and curl up in either the upstairs loft, or in front of the classic style wood stove in the living room.

    Don’t miss out on this unique nature retreat, view the listing page or contact Colucci Shand’s Victoria Beach to set up a tour.

     

    Great Value: Large Townhouse in Pine Bush

    99 Bonifice


    This spacious townhome is over 1,500 square feet, plus a large, nearly-finished basement. The open kitchen and dining room is great for entertaining guests and the deck provides a great view of the mountains. The two bedrooms, two bathrooms and the combination of both wood and tile flooring make this property an amazing value. 99 Boniface Drive is a great, central location, very close to several local schools, a supermarket and several shops and restaurants.

    View the listing for more information about this property or contact Linda Majetich-Hansen of Colucci Shand Realty to set up a tour!

    Two Beautiful Homes For Sale in Gardiner NY

    347 Burnt Meadow Road, Gardiner NY 12525

    MLS Number 20160239

    This quiet property was built in 1991 and remains in beautiful condition. Sitting on about 2 acres of land, this home has a very large yard, as well as a lovely front porch with outdoor speakers and spacious deck area in the back. The interior of this home features 4 bedrooms, including a first-floor master suite with a jacuzzi tub. The basement is also fully finished with multiple rooms and french doors. 

    The majority of this home has hardwood floors, although the kitchen, which is equipped with stone countertops and custom cabinets, has a tile floor.

    347 Burnt Meadow Road is perfect for those who like to relax outside when the weather gets nice - there is even an outdoor hot tub. The yard has a small pond that's great for skating in the winter, a chicken coop and an underground electric fence for pets.

    This property is truly can't-miss! View the MLS listing for more information and contact our team to set up a showing.

     

     


    686 Albany Post, Gardiner NY 12525

     

     

    MLS Number 20155467

    With three bedrooms and a newly renovated kitchen, this home is ready and waiting for residents! It is located on a hilltop above the Wallkill River and has a large yard of about 2.5 acres. In the back, there is a great deck as well as a glass/screened in porch that's perfect for reading, yoga, or anything else that helps you relax.

    This home has an open floor plan that allow for an inclusive feel while still giving all residents plenty of privacy. 

    To find out more information check out the MLS listing page, or contact us to set up a tour.

    Ways to cut down on your holiday energy bill

    We all know that the holidays can be a very expensive time of year with house guests, holiday meals and festive holiday lights.  Here are some tips to save energy during the holidays:

    • Set time on your side-use timers for your holiday displays so that they are not accidently left on all night.
    • Get your guests on the energy saving bandwagon-remind them to turn off lights when leaving a room.
    • Choose glass or ceramic pans for the oven-these pans heat faster than metal ones and allow you to lower the cooking temperature.
    • Use Crock-pots and microwaves-these smaller appliances are more energy efficient for side dishes, small meals or left-overs.
    • Wait to wash-wash only full loads in laundry machines & dishwashers and use energy saver, air-dry cycle and cold water in washers.
    • Bake before you clean-only use the self cleaning oven feature when necessary and start right after you've cooked to take advantage of the pre-existing heat.
    • Deck the halls with LED's-they are the bright choice to get more for your money & last 10 times longer than incandescent holiday lights.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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      Fall Maintenance Checklist

      Are you ready for winter?  Even though it's off to a slow start here in the Hudson Valley, it's right around the corner.  Your home is your one of your most valuable possessions, so don't take any chances and not be prepared.  Here are some tips to keep you warm and worry free over the winter.

      • Stow your lawn mower-add stablzer to your gas to keep it in good condition over the winter
      • Store your hoses and turn off the outdoor water source
      • Drain and turn off your sprinkler system
      • Seal cracks around your doors and windows-Exterior caulk is easier to work with on days over 50 degrees
      • Clean and tighten your gutters & downspouts-clogged rain gutters can cause ice dams
      • Inspect your roof-look for cracked or broken shingles & replace if necessary
      • Direct drainage away from your house to avoid water soaking in around your foundation
      • Get your furnace serviced and replace furnace filters if necessary
      • Prune your plants and trees to keep the limbs and branches away from your roofing and siding
      • Give your fireplace a once over-with a flashlight look up for blockages and check that the damper is working

      Featured Properties: Classic Horse Farm and Quiet Cottage - August 2015

       

      Classic American Horse Farm
      162 Phillies Bridge Road
      Gardner, NY

      This classic American horse farm is a captivating relic from a simpler time.  The farm's 38 acres are almost entirely fenced for horses and is surrounded by a captivating view of mountains and rolling country hills.

      Located in northern Gardiner, a quaint town originally settled by French missionaries, this property is about 6 miles from the town of New Paltz which offers modern amenities while remaining consitent with the classic feel of the area.

      This gorgeous property consists of a 7 stall horse barn with bathroom w/hot and cold running water, office and 2nd floor hay mow, a 30 x 32 new garage that shelters all farm equipment.  There are 4 run in sheds for animal shelter, 3 hydrant wells to water.  The home is understated for the property but a very comfortable place to live.

      This timeless classic is offered at $950,000. Click here to view the detailed listing.

       

       

       

      Quiet Cottage on Beautiful 23 Acres
      349 South Ohioville Road
      New Paltz, NY

      This unique farm cottage rests on 23 acres of beautiful meadows, ponds and wooded land.  The magnificent landscaping surrounding the house was designed by a professional landscape artist and the ambiance of the custom, outdoor patio does not disappoint.  At 1827 square feet, this modest cottage embodies the notion that the best things often come in small packages.

      As you step out of the french doors onto the patio, it becomes evident - this home is special.

      340 South Ohioville Road is offered at $500,000. 

      Click here to view the detailed listing.