Walkway Over the Hudson

Sit under the stars in the Hudson Valley and experience the explosive joy of Independence Day!  Here is a list of a few locations that will light up the night:

Saugerties / Cantine Memorial Field, Saugerties  / Saturday, July 4 - Fireworks at dusk (FREE) 

 / T.R. Gallo Park on the Rondout, Downtown Kingston
 (FREE)  / Saturday, July 4. Festivities starts at 6 PM and fireworks at 9:30 PM

Windham / Windham Mountain (FREE) / Saturday, July 4, 6-9 PM

And they also offer a sky ride: Could you imagine sitting atop Windham Mountain, watching the stars and viewing 4th of July fireworks and the town of Windham from 3500 feet? $50 Per couple. All Sky Rides must be pre purchased by July 1st to reserve…

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You've planned the perfect weekend getaway in the Hudson Valley. Sweet.  After a day of hiking and a great meal (click each to see a list of pet friendly places), its now time to rest your weary head - and that of your favorite pooch. Where are the pet friendly B&B's and Hotels in the area? Check out our list of B&Bs and boutique hotels: 

Audrey's Farmhouse B&B / Walkill NY

A super sweet spot for your weekend getaway! Check out their website to experience their relaxing, yet stylin' country vibe. Both you and your pet(s) will adore this place. Audrey’s Farmhouse B&B website doesn’t say much about the place so we turned to a trusted source: EscapeBrooklyn.com website for more details. "Last fall, Audrey’s Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast…

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Interested in buying a second home to run as a short or long-term rental investment property? This could be very smart way to own a piece of real estate that is paid for by your renters; or as they are kindly referred to today - your guests. Before you purchase your investment property, it's a good idea to speak with your accountant about the costs of your home (down payment, mortgages and taxes) vs. the cost of maintenance and running your business. Your goal is to understand the tax implications and how best to run and optimize your investment as a profit-making business. You'll also want to make sure your town allows short term rentals.

You might decide to rent out the entire home, a room or a separate section of the house. Either way, you are…

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Time slows down in the country, and The Hudson Valley is the perfect retreat to relax before heading back to the metro grind. We absolutely adore the city, but the key to living there is to get away on the weekends to give your body time to rest and recharge. Here are five fabulous homes on the market - perfect weekend getaways you'll never want to leave. Imagine pulling up into this welcoming driveway each weekend! And as history shows - choose wisely, it may become your full time residence in the years to come. Here are five homes currently on the market. We'd love to hear what you think? 

440 Fishkill Road, Saugerties NY / $729K - If Mountains Move You...


Step back in time to this rare, completely private farmhouse on over 41…

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This beloved home is sited on over 10 magical acres on Woodstock’s finest country road. This estate-like property has everything you can dream of in a perfect country retreat: acres of fields, pastoral mountain views, in-ground pool and pool house, antique barn, stone walls, perennial gardens with many ancient trees and mature plantings, and the only Jonathan apple tree left standing.

The massive maple tree and rocking chair front porch greet you as you enter the immaculately maintained and upgraded 1800s center hall Colonial. Abundant original details are paired with modern amenities and systems throughout. The spacious living and dining rooms each have cozy fireplaces, built-ins and original blown glass windows.


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 Meet Karen Gilbane, our office manager and licensed associate broker at Halter Associates Realty.  A real foodie, you can find her enjoying an Italian meal at Bella Luna in Saugerties NY, dreaming of her next visit to Italy. Karen loves her family, her dog, and mothering everyone around her with delicious food and wise counsel.

What's the best advice you've ever received? 

Remember where you've been and look forward to where you're going

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Health and well being

Which living person do you most admire?

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

What is your favorite restaurant in the Hudson Valley?

Bella Luna in Saugerties NY

If you could host a dinner party with five people who would they be?


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Sometimes building your dream home is the way to go. The excitement of shaping a design to perfectly suit your style is an experience to be cherished. What's a good place to start? Find the right piece of property. Do you prefer a southern and northern exposure? Or perhaps you are an early riser and love the idea of an eastern exposure to experience the magic of sunrise. And if you look forward to sunset drenched happy hours - then a western exposure is sure to please. 

Next, let's think about your views. Do you love being surrounded by woods or majestic mountains? Do you prefer to be near a stream, pond, lake or river - there are some amazing river views in the Hudson Valley!   There are many choices to consider. The Hudson Valley has a broad array…

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Yes, this important circa 1895 country manor and former Grace Line estate sits high on a hill in upstate NY - and it could be yours! Step into this elegant home and feel the history. This property marries classic grace with modern flair, perfect for relaxing and entertaining. 

With its fresh, unfettered sense of style, the house boasts 12 rooms, 3 fireplaces, 9 foot ceilings, magnificent moldings, 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, library, den, beautiful kitchen, formal dining room and a guest/nanny wing. You'll find a special place for every mood.

All systems have been carefully maintained, with a new roof, windows, interior and exterior paint. Located on a quiet country road but only 10 minutes to New Paltz, the NYS thruway,…

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