Rustic Homes & Real Estate in Hurley
If you love Dutch stone houses, Hurley is the place to be. Located under two hours from New York City, Hurley's colonial ambiance dating back to the Pre-Revolutionary War period. Each year on the second Saturday in July, some of America’s oldest stone houses —all private homes— are opened to the public.
A lot of the farm-to-table ingredients for Ulster County dining - "corn as high as an elephant's eye" - come from the big farms in and around Hurley. Needless to say, there's plenty of hiking in the area. And at the further end of Hurley is the magnificent Ashokan Reservoir, home to New York City's drinking-water supply, at the foothills of the Catskills.
Bordered by Esopus Creek on the west, Hurley affords plenty of opportunities for anglers and boaters to take to the water. Canoers and kayakers enjoy the Esopus moderate and whitewater conditions, while tubing is also popular on the more mellow sections. As is common in the Catskill area, anglers enjoy an abundance of trout; both rainbow and brown, and walleye, bass and crappie can also be caught in the nearby reservoir.
The hamlet of Hurley itself, with its line of Dutch stone houses on either side, is also a few minutes away from the amenities of busy Kingston, the state's first capital. Remember the scene in Tootsie where Dustin Hoffman told Charles Durning he was a man? That's Hurley Mountain Inn where locals and visitors alike drop in for a burger and beer.
Want to learn more about Hurley, its rich history and abundance of outdoor opportunities? Contact us and let’s talk!