It's Friday afternoon and all you want to do is get in the car, drive upstate and step into your lovely home – the outside lights on, a bottle of wine on the counter, the house perfectly heated, and the refrigerator stocked for the weekend. While for most, this is a dream. Meet Carmen Garcia - she makes dreams like this come true every day. As the founder of Hudson Staffing - a singular solution for talent, Carmen has deep roots in the Hudson Valley, offering personal concierge services that range from a personal chauffeur, a nanny, private assistant, cleaning services, landscapers, private chefs and more.  

Lisa Halter: What inspired you to start your business and what is a typical day for you?  

Carmen: I have been working in Household…

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As you approach this home down a long private drive, the gorgeous exterior takes your breath away and the interior lives up to the highest expectations! This home is a rare find in Woodstock. 

51 Dewitt Lane Woodstock, NY 12498 / $679K /  See full listing HERE

This stunning Woodstock home is on four landscaped acres. An elegant, book-lined entry foyer leads to the beamed great room with stone fireplace, perfect for cozy evenings. 

This home is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing indoors or out, with a large screened porch off the dining room and a stone patio overlooking the gardens, stone paths, and lawns. And with four bedrooms you’ll have plenty of room for guests. The fourth bedroom is set up as an artists' studio. Maybe…

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One of the top winter activities in the picturesque Hudson Valley is a day on the slopes. Whether you’re into downhill skiing, cross-country, snowboarding, tubing, or night skiing – here are four of our favorite ski resorts.  Did you know that New York has more ski areas than any other state in the country #PowderOn!

Hunter Mountain: 64 Klein Avenue, Hunter NY /

With 12 lifts and 58 trails, Hunter Mountain has it all. A base elevation of 1,600 feet, with a summit elevation of 3,200 feet and a vertical drop of 1,600 feet – the longest run is 2 miles and includes halfpipe, rails, jumps. Weekends get busy so if you can ski during the week – especially when we’re hit with a snow storm, you’ll be in heaven. They…

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Hang your hat and kick back in this cozy farmhouse in Saugerties, NY.  Move right into this  2 bedroom, 1 bath farmhouse with pastoral views and room to roam. A smart down-sizer, starter or second home on 2.5 largely fenced acres with quality improvements made in 2016 that make for easy living. 

1387 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties, NY - See full listing HERE

There's a fantastic Smith & Wellstood wood burning stove in the living room and new insulation & interior finish of enclosed porch & laundry.

Inside you'll find generously proportioned bedrooms, living room, and eat-in kitchen, beamed ceilings, original hardwood floors up & new wide board flooring. And special nooks to cozy up with a book or to take an afternoon nap. 


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