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Catskills - Sullivan County - Ulster County Real Estate -- Catskill Farms Journal

Old School Real estate blog in the Catskills. Journeys, trial, tribulations, observations and projects of Catskill Farms Founder Chuck Petersheim. Since 2002, Catskill Farms has designed, built, and sold over 250 homes in the Hills, investing over $100m and introducing thousands to the areas we serve. Farms, Barns, Moderns, Cottages and Minis - a design portfolio which has something for everyone.

March 25, 2023

Big Sky Montana, and another home sold

In Big Sky Montana, for our yearly (last 3 years) trip to Big Sky via Bozeman.  Tip - if you decide to map out Long Term Parking at Newark, don’t search for the business Long Term Parking, since you can trust me when I tell you, it’s not the official ‘economy parking’ lot - it’s actually another business altogether not that close to the airport, in a pretty sketch part of Newark.  You actually want to search for ‘economy parking lot’ at Newark.

So 5:30am in dark, we end up god knows where as we arrive at Long Term Parking, a little late for my comfort for our 7:15 flight out of Terminal A and realize this isn’t where we want to be.  I’ve been to Newark dozens of times, so I had a good idea of the error, and the early identification and pivot saved us, though left us parking at the new parking garage at Terminal A so we will see what the damage is when we get back.  Won’t be pretty.  Probably a mortgage payment, if I had a mortgage payment.

Big Sky is a little less than an hour outside of Bozeman, a pretty drive.  Lone Peak, the 11,000 ft mountain, is a grand mountain that is skiable on 3 sides and literally has something for everyone’s ability.  Snowed today, really snowing tonight, so it’s a bit of a winter wonderland, fresh powder experience, and even though we are expert skiers we are good enough to appreciate some fresh powder.

It’s fun having Lucas along - missing 3 days of school and approaching truancy because I keep taking him out for these little trips. ‘That will go down on your permanant record’ - I think that’s a Pink Floyd song.  Actually now thinking about it, it’s the Violent Femmes.

On the homes front, we sold a Big Ranch on 10 acres with woods, pasture and a stream running through it. Named West Fields, it was a collaboration between Amanda and me and it was one of the those ranches we don't build that often but has a lot going for it, including a primary suite on the 2nd floor of the home.

And a picture worth a thousand words of our efforts up in North Branch.

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