Location: 919 N Mountain Rd, Gardiner
Description: On Instagram, @northmountaincabin is famous. Officially dubbed Nordfjellet, the A-frame cabin in Gardiner attracted quite the following as its owner documented the renovation process from March to August 2018. Since then, the property has operated as a covetable Airbnb destination, attracting visitors with its 1970s style and secluded Hudson Valley landscape.
Now on the market, Nordfjellet is a dream home in Ulster County. Perfect as either a permanent residence or second property, it sits on just under an acre of land. A long driveway creates an aura of privacy, while the rippling creek and surrounding forest forge a direct connection with nature.
Built in 1972, the 2,272-square-foot structure has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The master suite is on the first floor, while a loft bedroom above overlooks the wood-beamed cathedral ceilings of the living room (complete with a boat chandelier). The basement below is fully finished and boasts its own entrance, along with a woodstove and full bathroom.
Outside, the stunning saline pool is the perfect place to take a dip in the warmer months. It’s right next to a cozy hot tub and ample patio space. The home is a dream for entertaining, thanks to an open floorplan and free-flowing kitchen. Throughout the interior, multiple spaces invite guests and residents to curl up in armchairs or gather round a table for a perfect evening in the Hudson Valley.
Asking price: $699,000
Selling points: While the owner made significant cosmetic renovations to the property, the house maintains its 1970s character. It continues to charm with rustic paneling and mixed media construction, but electrical work in every room, a new water treatment system, new washer/dryer, and new sections of roof add contemporary comfort.
As far as the location goes, Nordfjellet is only 12 minutes from the heart of New Paltz. Although the property itself is blissfully quiet, it’s a quick trip away from hotspots like Mountain Brauhaus (three minutes) and Mohonk Preserve (15 minutes) for whenever the desire to explore the Hudson Valley strikes.