Property Type: Residential
Description: One of the very few larger private ponds within the Catskill Mountain region is the Butternut Pond with 8+acres, within the top 20 for size and it has a year around protected trout stream through the property. This listing includes about 2.4 acres of water surface. The Butternut Pond (some call it a lake) is the marvelous gem of this property nestled at the base of Ticeteneyck Mountain. The pond has matured to become a quiet bass fishing secret and attracts many species of birds and abundant wildlife. There is a perimeter trail passing by natural artesian springs that feed the pond. There are abundant fish and wildlife on the property with room for canoeing, swimming, hiking or just relaxing on your private estate in this pleasant recreation area. This land has secluded access with more than half the boundary being either State Forest or a large private estate. The Butternut Pond is positioned against the 500+ acres of Forever Wild parkland above on Ticeteneyck Mountain assuring your access to a large protected wilderness and can be used for recreation as if they were your own preserve. The western 2.4 acre portion of the 8 acre pond is included with this offering with the balance held in a family estate. Several natural terraces provide a topography for privacy as well as offering views of the Lake Ashokan Reservoir below and the south face of Ticeteneyck Mountain above the Butternut Pond. Easy access to year around recreation with just 20 minutes to music, theater, fine dining, and creative shopping in Woodstock, Phoenicia, Stone Ridge, Kingston, or Saugerties. Recreation opportunities abound for biking, hiking and camping, kayak and canoeing and tubing, and world class trout fishing. We are just a half hour to Belleayre or 45 minutes to Hunter Ski Centers. Several golf courses are in the region in Woodstock, Kingston, or Hanah Resort in Margaretville. Just 1.5 hours from the Metropolitan area by car or bus, or train to Rhinebeck, or fly into the Kingston Airport.
County Board of Health approved septic design for fully in-ground system. Improved gravel base driveway exists and primary voltage power line to the house site will be easy to build. Delineated Wetlands have been marked on the recent survey as structures need to be 100' away from wetlands. Zoning is Rural Residential allows use for agricultural and is subject to the Special Use Permit standards and site plan review procedures, as "Private nonprofit membership club, commercial recreation uses specifically oriented toward the use of mountain land such as... horse riding trails, including travel trailer or camping trailer parks or sites. Park reservation and/or recreation facility, commercial camps for seasonal residence only" etc. See Town of Olive Zoning Article IV section 155-17.
LOT DIMENSIONS: 41.68 Acres
PERMITS: 2- Dept of Health Permits
SOIL REPORT: Wetlands Shown On Survey
PERSONAL PROP INCLUDED: None
WATER FRONTAGE: Butternut Pond and Stream
TIMBER %: 70
ELECTRICITY: On-Site, Single Phase, Within 1/4 Mile
LOT FEATURES: Adjacent To State Land, Level, Meadow, Pond, Private, Secluded, Slope-Gently, Wetland, Wooded
WATER: Artesian, Dug Well, Spring
ROAD FRONTAGE: Unpaved, Town
UTILITIES: Electric Available
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Bennett 4-6