Shangri La in the Catskills: “Rock Solid” Chapin Estate Property Values Beating Down Market


If you want to see where the housing market hasn’t been hit, just take a 2-hour scenic drive from midtown Manhattan into Sullivan County (in upstate New York). That’s where you’ll find the Chapin Estate, a gated, 2,500+ acre residential preserve that not only have held steady, but have actually increased in value in many cases, according to Jeff Loholt, Director of Sales and marketing. “While other subdivisions in the region have either closed shop or gone dormant, our community continues to grow,” he adds. Furthermore, to meet demand, Chapin is bringing new home sites to market…early. Over 150 parcels have been sold, with almost two-thirds sold already built or under construction.

“To meet the demand of potential buyers searching for stable areas to invest their real estate dollars, The Chapin Estate announces a newly released neighborhood of 5+ acre secluded, wooded home sites bordering a nature preserve of more than 13,000-acres. For as little as $150,000, buyers can take advantage of a five-year build-time to design and begin construction of their weekend getaway or future retirement home. “The new neighborhood is an extraordinary value,” says Loholdt. “Value in real estate historically comes down to location, location, location.  But what truly sets us apart here at the Chapin Estate are our custom-built Adirondack-style homes, the pristine mountain lakes, and our Lake Club amenities. Essentially, we are a community within a community. There simply is nothing else like it.” Chapin is within two hours of mid-town Manhattan and even less from North Jersey. Lot owners have the opportunity to enjoy their dreams and feel good about their investment.” The property is being developed by Woodstone Lakes Development LLC and related companies. Woodstone considers the Chapin Estate more than just a development project, but rather an environmental vision that preserves one of New York’s treasured landscapes. It’s a place where the minimum lot size is 5+ acres and where homeowners can enjoy the quiet privacy of their home or home site, or participate with others at the Lake Club at The Chapin Estate. The intrinsic value of the estate lies in its pristine beauty, unparalled vistas and vastness. Woodstone adheres to a harmony-with-nature philosophy in its building standards and covenants, which not only preserves the environment, but protects each buyer’s investment. The estate is comprised of approximately 2,500 acres, adjacent to 2,000 acres of freshwater lakes and trout streams. It borders over 13,000 acres of open state lands and conservation properties. Every Chapin Estate home is designed to fit into the unspoiled beauty of the land. Homeowners will rarely see a neighbor’s house or rooftop. On the inside, homes are spacious, open, warm and inviting. Local artisans take advantage of local materials to create one-of-a-kind architectural details. “Buyers can walk, hike, or bike along a 9.5-mile trail system, enjoy direct access to our lakes and streams or stroll to the members-only Chapin Estate Lake Club,” says Loholdt. Amenities include a year-round members lounge, and open air pavilion – each with an exceptional stone fireplace – in-ground swimming pool, vita course and complete fitness center. Other Chapin Estate amenities include concierge services and a security patrol. In addition, The Chapin Estate is just minutes from the world-class Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a $100-million performing arts center and museum that presents the story of the ‘60s and Woodstock. The facility is ranked 36 on the list of outdoor entertainment venue in the United States. Chapin Estate is also only a short drive from the all-new Monticello Motor Club, a luxury race resort and country club for the auto enthusiast.”

For more information, call 866.583.4900.