If you stand at the tip of Catskill Point facing east, the Hudson glimmers in the foreground as Olana rises on the opposite shore. Turn west, and you'll see the wispy top fringe of the Northern Catskills across the Catskill Creek. It's a breathtaking panorama, and one property in particular benefits from this rarified vantage point.
Port of Call is a recently renovated waterfront restaurant in Catskill, which recently came on the market for $1.6 million. The glass-enclosed main dining area provides an all-season vantage point of river and creek, and in the warmer months diners can relish 360-degree views from the 2,800-square-foot rooftop deck. All told, Port of Call has capacity for over 200 patrons, making it a possible wedding reception space with unmatched views.
The property is being sold with all its equipment, including a brand-new kitchen and appliances, as well as the marina, additional outbuildings, and parking for over 50 vehicles.
Catskill Village, Up-and-Coming
"Catskill is one of the last affordable towns within two hours of New York City," says Greg Berardi of Win Morrison Realty. In fact, he continues, "Catskill has been bursting with life in the last 12 months. There are no vacant storefronts in the village anymore, and prices are up about 20 percent in the last year." Why the growing interest? Berardi attributes part of the growth to the village's central location. "[Catskill is] 12 minutes from Hudson, two hours from New York by Amtrak or the Thruway, and an easy commute to Albany." Couple that with an historic, walkable Main Street and waterfront charm, and it's easy to see why a sense of urgency surrounds the notion of investing in Catskill.