For 50 years, family-owned and operated Indian Ridge Campground has been a Catskills-based sanctuary for lovers of the outdoors. The campground has served as a cornerstone for many childhood memories, as the same families have been returning for generations. "Indian Ridge is a big, happy family," explains John VanDenburgh, who has owned the campground since 2007.
The 42.74-acre property, situated 10 minutes north of the Village of Catskill in Greene County, has been meticulously maintained, boasts 70 sites for both camper/RV and tent camping, as well as two rustic cabins and a three-bedroom chalet. Indian Ridge is the type of trusting, tight-knit community where regulars know their neighbors and leave their campers and RVs parked on-site year-round. With low turnover and high demand, the campground currently has a waiting list of campers to get in, looking to relax and enjoy the peaceful tranquility.
When VanDenburgh first saw the campground, he decided he was going to live there. "I wanted to be a camper," he says, which is easy to do for the campground's next owner, too, thanks to the inclusion of a three-bedroom house.
"This is a fabulous business opportunity with a high return on your investment," says Cheryl Nekos of Win Morrison Realty. Indian Ridge campground also comes with facilities—restrooms and showers, laundry room, recreation/game room, and a convenience store. During their stay at Indian Ridge, campers can swim in the pool, chat on the decks and patios, play horseshoes on the shared lawn, paddle boat around the lake, and play tennis or basketball. Or, they can simply kick back and enjoy their wooded, private campsite, deep in the heart of the Catskills.