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Emerald Forest Bungalows: aka Jake's Place PDF Print E-mail

Emerald Forest Bungalows is an enchanted location tucked away in Ellenville, New York.  Here, you will find a constant source of information regarding our rustic cottages.  Grandma and Grandpa could tell you a story or two about these babies.  Should you desire a more modern brand of cabin life check out our brand new Chalet style cottages.   These units were designed to blend perfectly with our forested landscape.  Finally the activities of the Elf King and the daily gossip at efbny are not to be missed!  Ellenville is just a 2 hour drive north of Manhattan, and just over the hill from Sam's Point Preserve.

We like to think of Emerald Forest Bungalows as a sort of Walden Pond meets Dirty Dancing.  Emerald Forest Bungalows is a green community and tries to accommodate like clients.  At 1100 feet, the air is always fresh.  Here in the foothills of the Catskills, pine trees dominate the landscape.

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Summer in the Catskills PDF Print E-mail

Summer, long awaited, is here!

The butterflies, bears, hummingbirds forage for pollen and berries.  Join us as the chorus of frogs gives way to bird songs.  Kids find magic in the woods at Wild Earth Camp this summer and all seasons.  Drive the kids up to Frost Valley YMCA for some outdoor experience camps and enjoy a few days of relaxation at Emerald Forest bungalows.

July 4th, Ellenville's small town parade is the perfect amount of patriotism.  Celebrate nature with the Center for Symbolic Studies.  Their Mid-Summer Festival is July 25-26.  Rosendale's street festival brings 70+ bands to the creekside July 18-19.  Friday, July 31, enjoy a Moonlight Canoe/Kayak Adventure in the local lowlands.  Bring your own vessel  to experience the Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area from a unique perspective.  Just up the road Basha Kill Vineyards offers Cab Franc, Lemberger, Cayuga White wines plus live music every Saturday.

The 2015 Ulster County Fair is Tuesday, July 28 – Sunday August 2.  How about the Swon Brothers, John Michael Montgomery, Keith Anderson, Caroline Kole, and the Willis Clan!!  August 14-16th Grahamsville holds the 135th Little World’s Fair with old-fashioned family fun in the Heart of the Catskills.  At the Mohonk Preserve, learn to Tango at the Pavilion Wednesday evenings in July. August 21-23 Ashokan’s Summer Hoot is a bi-annual festival series the Ashokan Center hosts in partnership with dynamic folk duo Mike & Ruthy. Labor Day Weekend means Ulster County Fairgrounds hosts one of America’s largest craft fairs.  Saturday, September 27 experience Rondout Valley Growers’ now famous Local Food Barbecue & Barn Dance.

Broaden your natural vision with local perma-culture teachers at the Center for Bio-regional Living.  They hold sustainable living workshops nearby.  Sunday, August 16th at the Artist’s Soapbox Derby in Kingston a parade of artists show off their wild, wacky, soapbox creations.  The Dutchess County Fair comes to the area August 25-30 promising lots of Ag-fun.  August 1-September 27 enjoy the Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo and then join us post-joust.  Saturday, September 27 celebrate locally grown food at Rondout Valley Growers’ now famous Local Food Barbecue & Barn Dance.

 
Meet the Elf King PDF Print E-mail

Jake and Tiger Hi, I'm Mike Jacobson, aka Jake, the owner and proprietor of Emerald Forest Bungalows.  My goal is to give you an experience that is good and wholesome.  In other words, a whole lot at a fair price.  Spring has finally sprung and thigs are starting to heat up so to speak.  If you are thinking about staying at our place start planning early as the cabins start to fill up.  The winter season has come and gone, and let me tell you this one was COLD!.  I mean chillin'.  However, we have a hearty winter crew who loves to cross country ski and snowshoe, yeah baby.  Other couples just kicked back and were enjoying each others company.  Either way the heat will soon be upon us all so get out of the house!  The pool, the very cold swimming holes, the BBQs, the camp fires, the quests!  Once again I have to say that the people who have stayed at our cabins are the best.  Good wholesome people.  These are folks you don't mind hangin' out with.  Some who have become good friends of ours.  Thanks everyone for staying at Emerald Forest Bungalows.  So to the rest of you I say come and stay a while.  We have fully furnished two bedroom bungalows/cottages for rent, a salt water pool, a two acre pond that is stocked with large mouth bass and 75 acres to frolic in.

 
Tribute to Patrick Swayze & the Catskills Bungalows of Yesteryear PDF Print E-mail

Patrick Swayze

Swayze became a star in 1987 with his performance as the misunderstood, leather-clad bad boy Johnny Castle in ''Dirty Dancing.''  The coming-of-age romance established him as a romantic leading man. He starred opposite Jennifer Grey as a sexy (and much older) working-class dance instructor at a Catskills resort who proved to have more heart, integrity and sex appeal than many of the wealthy guests with whom he was forbidden to fraternize.  The film made great use of both his grace on his feet and his muscular physique.  Swayze's 20-month battle with advanced pancreatic cancer ended when he died Monday, September 14.  He was 57.  The Catskills were once America's largest resort area.

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