3 Hudson Valley Houses Perfect for Lakeside Summer Retreats

No matter your price range, these homes tempt with serene atmospheres and waterfront views.

Sharon Lake

Gardiner property listed by Nan Potter, Potter Realty Properties, 845.331.0898


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Sharon Lake, $989,000

151 Sparkling Ridge Rd, Gardiner, Ulster County

Everything about this home — on a quiet lake near Mohonk Preserve — is big and beautiful, from the 18’ ceilings in the great room to the expansive views of the Shawangunk Ridge and the lake.

Warm wood finishes encompass the home’s interior, lit by floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding doors, and skylights. The kitchen has cherry cabinets, a Viking gas range and hood, and a two-tier breakfast bar. The master suite is on the main floor with its own sunroom. And the great room features a stone fireplace, which climbs up to roofline windows. Upstairs is a spacious bedroom good for sharing.

2,669 sq ft, built in 1968; 3.4 acres; 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths


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Long Lake

Ancram property listed by William Pitt, Sotheby’s International Realty, 917.685.6925


Long Lake, $445,000

130 Arcadia Dr, Ancram, Columbia County

Birdsong and gorgeous views are your wake-up call at this home on Long Lake, a private community in the Berkshire foothills of Columbia County. A screened porch faces the lake. A family room has cathedral ceilings and big windows. The open kitchen has a center island and a sweeping breakfast bar big enough for the whole family to be seated.

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Other features include wide plank floors, renovated marble bathrooms, new carpet, and an expanded courtyard with outdoor shower. The level landscape leads serenely to the lake; a pool, tennis courts, beach, and other amenities are also onsite.

2,400 sq ft; built in 2001; 0.05 acres; 4 bedrooms, 4 baths


White Lake

White Lake property listed by Jennifer Grimes, Country House Realty, 845.985.5116


White Lake, $176,500

Hemlock Rd, White Lake, Sullivan County

When a home is built with charm and beauty, you don’t need to change a lot over the years. This 1940s cottage — within walking distance of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts — has been upgraded and renovated, but its simple elegance has made it a great getaway.

Enjoy your morning coffee in the screened porch, which leads into the great room. Adjacent to that is the kitchen, updated with marble counters and stainless-steel appliances.

Choose between two bedrooms on either side of the house. One room has a rear door to the backyard; the other bedroom is next to the cutest bathroom, which has a clawfoot tub. A full-size staircase off the great room leads to a sleeping loft for more guests. Adapted for year-round use, the home also has a woodstove.

The woodsy yard has a stone fireplace and an outdoor shower. A private dock and lake rights on 280-acre White Lake, a short walk away, come with the house.

816 sq ft; built in 1940; 0.23 acres; 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

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