Listing Courtesy of: HUDSON GATEWAY / Better Homes And Gardens Rand Realty Warwick / Kimberly Starks
  811 Laroe Road Chester Town, NY 10950
Pending (48 Days)


“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” John Muir ~ From the moment you approach this 22-acre retreat tucked into the woods, you will feel connected to a different world. Mature woodlands, a wild section of Trout Brook, rocky outcrops, springs, and winding rock walls set the scene for this c1930 Craftsman-inspired fieldstone hideaway. Inside the wide Dutch doors, the 2-story living room evokes a sense of serenity and safe haven, with two massive stone fireplaces and historically sourced beams, original hardware and fixtures. Windows in every room look out on views of the woods and gardens. With a total of 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, loft space, and a country kitchen, there is ample room for family and friends to gather. A three-season east room with walls of glass overlooking a stone patio is where you may wish to begin your day as you watch nature unfold and feel your creativity flowing. The separate stone barn workshop with upstairs studio space and private deck is ready for yoga, writing, painting, throwing clay, or woodworking. Organic garden terraces, a kitchen herb garden, and perennial and wild gardens await the gardener in you. Or hike the trails from the back door to Goosepond Mountain State Park, and to the banks of Trout Brook. Retreat House has been a gathering place, a house concert hall, and a multi-generation family home, offering privacy with flexibility in living and multi-use functions ~ perhaps a weekend retreat, artist or writer sanctuary, or just a quick escape from NYC. A 4-season haven with hiking, cross-country skiing, gardening, and autumn breezes, this special place is within 50 miles to the GW Bridge in Hudson Valley’s desirable Orange County, NY.  Enjoy nearby Storm King Art Center, farmer’s markets, craft breweries, wineries, boutique restaurants, spas, golf, skiing, and shopping.

$10,600 (2018)
Lot Size
22 acres
Single-Family Home
Year Built
Ranch, Capecod
School District
Orange County
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms: 1
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
Interior Features
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Washer
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven/Range
  • Light Fixtures
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • B/I Shelves
Lot Information
  • Wooded
  • Possible Sub Division
  • Partly Wooded
Property Features
  • Fireplace: 2
Heating and Cooling
  • Forced Air
  • None
Basement Information
  • Unfinished
Exterior Features
  • Stone
Utility Information
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Fuel: Oil Above Ground
School Information
  • Elementary School: North Main Street
  • Middle School: M.w.m.s
  • High School: M.w.h.s
  • Other/See Remarks
  • 1
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Steven Wing
Steven Wing
Lic. 10401326195