Estate of the Week
Red Fox Lodge, New York

This week we are taking a trip into the woods for a look at a quiet rustic retreat that is available for lease. Red Fox Lodge is named for the den of foxes on the five-acre property.

The home is located in the Chapin Estate enclave of Bethel, New York in the Catskill Mountains, a two-hour drive from Manhattan. The gated residential preserve is a tranquil retreat with thousands of acres of secluded woods and clear mountain lakes.

Red Fox Lodge is a luxury home with custom design interiors, fixtures, carvings and hardware such as leather doorknobs imported from England, hand carved cedar timbers, railings and furnishings by Wyoming artist Paul Stark. Other desirable features include the turn-of-the-century stained glass doors from a Brooklyn townhouse, James-Bond-style bar, fieldstone fireplaces, library and great room with a cathedral ceiling, large custom antler chandelier, custom paints, leather tile walls, inlaid wood floors, and antique and contemporary furnishings.

The three bedroom main house has a state-of-the-art sound system, water filtration system, full generator service, security system, central alarm and five zone heating/AC system. There is a full basement with a second washer/dryer and an additional refrigerator/freezer which makes stocking up for summer entertaining easier.

The kitchen is commercial grade and opens to a screened dining gazebo for al fresco dining overlooking the lake. There are multiple decks, an outdoor fireplace and a private dock that you can use to launch your boat or to sit on while you fish for bass and trout.

The guest bedrooms have high ceilings and custom furniture. The master suite has a 28-foot ceiling and spa-style fieldstone and teak bath, radiant heated floors and its own fireplace. The main house is approximately 3,000 square feet and there is a cottage for guests or staff over the two car garage.

The property is located within a few minutes of the private airport at Monticello or a relaxing two hour drive from the city. The home can be used as a family or corporate retreat and is being offered for short or long term lease at $18,000/month.

For additional information or a private viewing, please contact Avalon Partners at (212) 717-5477 or info@avalonpartnersltd.com.

Photos Courtesy of Avalon Partners

Deidre Woollard

Deidre Woollard has been writing both fiction and nonfiction for years. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Spalding University and her short fiction has been published in literary magazines and anthologies. She served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods....(Read More)

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