The Chapin Estate is the Perfect Luxury Retreat within Two Hours of Manhattan

BETHEL, NY, JUNE 8, 2006 – The Chapin Estate, a unique gated collection of north western and Adirondack inspired new custom homes in the Catskill mountain region of Sullivan County, New York, is the “vacation hot spot” for luxury estate purchasers. This remarkable community set among 20,000 acres of untouched forest and the sparkling waters of boating reservoirs is within only two hours of Manhattan and even less from northern New Jersey. Already 125 properties are spoken for with more than 50 custom homes at various stages of construction. Prospective purchasers are urged to hurry, though. Currently, a limited number of priority properties ranging from five wooded acres are now available.

According to Scott Samuelson, director of sales for The Chapin Estate and also an area resident, “The Chapin Estate provides luxury vacation home purchasers, who love the rustic style of the Adirondacks or the northwest, with a home closer to Manhattan and New Jersey. Within two hours, purchasers are here in Sullivan County, coined the ‘Gateway to the Catskills.’ Route 17 and Interstates 84 and 87 provide easy travel throughout New York and the tri-state area. What’s more, for most, we’re easier to get to than Long Island or the Jersey Shore.”

Samuelson notes that this time of year, The Chapin Estate and the Catskill Mountains come alive. Samuelson explains, “With the warmer weather here, our location rivals the beauty of renowned, upscale vacation hot spots in the Adirondacks and north western states, but it is so much closer. We offer vista wooded views, picturesque lakes and miles of winding trails for nature lovers to see our eagles, deer, foxes and a full array of wild life.”

He adds, “We have just installed a Nature Trail Guide that maps and guides visitors through the community to help them find some of our natural treasures.” The trails are perfect for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Since The Chapin Estate is situated on boating lakes, which combine for approximately 2,000 acres of pristine waters among a heavily wooded landscape – its residents enjoy world class fishing. Samuelson explains, “Right now, our lakes are naturally stocked with trout. The lakes provide wonderful fishing through the summer as residents fish for trout, large and small mouth bass, pickerel and perch.”

What’s more, the builders, The Woodstone Group, will soon introduce The Chapin Estate Lake Club, a private club that will include a clubhouse with outdoor pavilion and landscaped tiered stone patios, an in-ground pool with lounges and changing facilities all overlooking the lake, boat slips, children’s play area and so much more. “We will have a Lake Club Lifestyle Director who will coordinate all events and activities for our residents,” adds Samuelson.

In addition, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which is within five minutes of the community, will open on July 1, 2006 with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, providing an exceptional venue for world-class, award-winning productions and performers.

“That’s not all,” points out Samuelson. “we offer an exclusive Concierge Service to further enhance our residents’ vacation. Whether they need groceries sent, the air conditioning set prior to arrival, tickets to the Bethel Woods performances, or reservations at the latest restaurants springing up in the area, we are available to assist their every need.”

The splendor of The Chapin Estate’s idyllic setting is perfectly embodied in the available five plus acre properties upon which purchasers can create their “dream estate home,” “country lodge,” or “cabin in the woods.” Steve Dubrovsky, principal of The Woodstone Group and the acclaimed custom home designer for The Chapin Estate, explains, “The Chapin Estate is unique in that we offer purchasers the opportunity to purchase a property and then build a custom home to suit that particular property and their individual needs. Currently, on our priority list are a limited number of multi-acre wooded properties.”

Once a property is chosen, purchasers work with Dubrovsky and The Woodstone Group, award-winning builders renowned for handcrafted homes that have been showcased in national magazines including Home Magazine, to create a true custom designed and finely crafted home. Staffed by their own in-house artisans, Woodstone delivers homes specifically designed and built to reflect each purchaser’s unique lifestyle and personal desires, while always accentuating the collection’s natural beauty and balance with its setting. Dubrovsky points out that the community’s architectural and construction guidelines and covenants protect the environment of The Chapin Estate. All of the homes incorporate indigenous materials in their designs.

“The most important feature of every custom home at The Chapin Estate comes from the ideas and desires of the individual purchaser,” adds Dubrovsky. “Whether it’s a floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the family room, a solid wood staircase of tree logs, a mural painted on the tile in the master bath, a built-in ski rack, a sauna or a custom wine cellar, nothing will limit our residents when it comes to creating the home of their dreams.”

Purchasers can also choose from an array of appropriately priced pre-designed home plans full of appointments and amenities.

Prospective purchasers, who are searching for a luxury vacation home that’s a short drive from Manhattan and New Jersey, should look no further than The Chapin Estate. To preview the priority properties now available, please contact the Sales Associates at The Chapin Estate at (866) 583-4900 or visit

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