This Sky-High Sanctuary Is the Ideal Weekend Home Near Belleayre Mountain
This Belleayre Ridge home takes chalet living to a whole new level.
This chalet is conveniently close to the Belleayre Mountain resort.
photo by Franz Edlinger, CatskillPremier.com
Address: 73 Belleayre Ridge Road, Highmount
Beds, baths: 2 beds, 2 baths
Size: 1,780 sq ft
Lot size: 10 acres
Year built: 1978
School district: Margaretville CSD
Imagine spending the day on the slopes at Belleayre Mountain and coming home to this lofty lodge. Less than 15 minutes from the resort, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath, A-frame home is a true getaway.
Enjoy lofty bedrooms, warm up in the sauna, and stay toasty by the enormous fireplace.
Step inside, and you’ll find a massive stone fireplace that reaches three stories high, with multiple flues to warm each level. The large galley kitchen has lots of cabinets and butcher-block counters, and a new, five-burner gas cooktop. The living and dining rooms are well-lit by Velux skylights (27 of them throughout the home!) and the floors on the main level are a unique wood tile. A door in the living room leads to the attached shed to retrieve firewood without going outside. Glass sliders off the dining room lead to a sizable deck overlooking the property’s wooded 10 acres. Yes, the area is secluded, but it’s not off the grid by any means. You’ll enjoy great cell service, thanks to a tower at the top of the hill.
Climb the open-design stairs alongside the fireplace (there are two half-flights on each level) to the second floor for a guest bedroom, tile-floor bath, and mezzanine study/entertainment lounge. Continue up to the master loft, a cathedral-ceilinged sanctuary that’s roomy and comfortable, with knotty-pine walls and its own fireplace. There’s also access to the large top deck, where you can admire miles of Catskills views. The master bath has a tiled Roman bathing stall — your own private plunge pool — to soak away the day. If you want to warm your wintry bones even more, head to the adjacent electric sauna, with a tile floor and sleek wood walls.