BETHEL, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine driving a mere 90 minutes from Manhattan, or even less from New Jersey or Westchester, to a luxury lakefront home in the Catskills to spend the day on the lake, boating or fishing with family and friends. Just a dream? Not at The Chapin Estate, a luxury lakefront community adjacent to two of the most unique and picturesque lakes in New York: The Swinging Bridge and Toronto Reservoirs.
Developed by The Woodstone Companies, The Chapin Estate is a prestigious gated community situated on more than 2,500 acres of pristine natural habitat and access to more than 2,000 acres of lakes perfect for all manner of water-related activities.
The Swinging Bridge Reservoir was originally developed in 1926 to create hydroelectric power from the Mongaup River. The resulting lake comprises more than 1,000 acres and features a wealth of boating and fishing opportunities including walleye, trout, bass, catfish and pickerel, just to name a few. There are no restrictions on boat type or size.
Feeding into the Swinging Bridge Reservoir and known for its scenic beauty, the Toronto Reservoir covers nearly 900 acres and also offers outstanding fishing which includes largemouth and smallmouth bass, panfish, pickerel and walleye. The Toronto Reservoir has restrictions on jet skis and personal watercraft, which in turn provides a more serene experience.
In addition to building custom homes individually created by the community's award-winning design team, The Chapin Estate now offers pre-designed, pre-priced, 1,500 square foot rustic luxury three-bedroom cabins. This specially-designed cabin will be available on select 5+ acre "at the lake" lots and is priced from $334,900 all-inclusive (home site and cabin).
The community offers a range of amenities including miles of nature-centric hiking, walking and biking trails, freshwater lakes ideal for fishing and boating, a private fly-fishing stream and the private Chapin Estate Lake Club, which includes an outdoor pool, kid's playground, lounging deck and pavilion with a soaring stone fireplace and a members lounge with comprehensive lakefront fitness center.
To date, more than 150 homesites have been sold and 105 homes have been built at The Chapin Estate, which offers homes in the $500,000 to $10 million range with square footages between 1,500 and 15,000.
For more information about The Chapin Estate, please call (866) 583-4900, ext. 12 or visit www.chapinestate.com.
SOURCE The Chapin Estate