Come up from Tannersville or down from Windham and feast your eyes on East Jewett, a pristine wilderness in the high Catskills at nearly 2,000 feet. All around you are forever-wild forests full of wildlife. Within a few miles is world-class skiing. A lovely arboretum is down the road. The air is fresh and clean in East Jewett, which offers all kinds of homes, from lavish chalets to cabins, ranging in price from $249k to nearly $3 million.
East Jewett is ideal for anyone wishing to get away from the traffic and hustle of city and suburban living. What you’ll find are mountain and valley views as far as the eye can see, clear skies, clean air and friendly people happy to welcome newcomers. You’ll meet telecommuters, weekenders and full-time landowners whose families have been there for generations, downhill skiers and fly-fisherfolk, mountainbikers and master chefs.
Everywhere you go near East Jewett you have the beautiful Catskills vistas to accompany you. If your skis flew off the car and you don’t know it until you reach East Jewett, head into Tannersville for new ones at Hunter Mountain Outfitters. Enjoy blue mountain views whilst strolling the trails on the 168-acre property at Deer Mountain Inn, and continue that pleasure right through drinks and dinner. Looking for kosher groceries and pizza in the same shop? No problem: Check out Country K. The crowds on the deck at Hunter Mountain Brewery enjoy handmade food and new flavors of beer weekly. Meet the scion of the Hunter Mountain Slutskys at Jessie’s Harvest House, where she presides with her chef-husband over a gourmet menu and guests enjoy the big-screen TV in the bar. The view from Scribner’s Prospect is rightly celebrated.
When you’ve relaxed on your deck or hiked up and down or rolled along the roads to your heart’s content, head to Scribner Hollow Farm for fresh vegetables, their homemade preserves, maple products and honey from Mickle Hollow and a chat with the farmer about sustainability and keeping bees. Explore the trails and boardwalks at the lovely Mountaintop Arboretum or take a class with a master botanist. When the snows fall it’s astoundingly beautiful in East Jewett; enjoy the waist-deep snow at Mountain Trails Cross-country Ski Center. Above all, take advantage of the tens of thousands of acres of state forests East Jewett sits in the middle of: Colgate Lake Wild Forest, Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness
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