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.

Winter Wonderland PDF Print E-mail

Holiday season is here! December 6 & 7 enjoy hand-crafted gift markets in all directions.  Saturday December 7, artists, crafters and food vendors will gather in the market sheds at Bethel Woods for their annual holiday market.  http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/holiday-market-2.

On Sunday, December 7, the Waldorf school in New Paltz is having a gift buying and making event for families.  http://mountainlaurel.org

December 6-7 and 13-14 jump into the holiday spirit and get your with Wreath Fineries at the Wineries, the 14 members all help build your wreath at Shawangunk Wine Trail’s holiday event.  http://www.shawangunkwinetrail.com/events/

For those attracted to the stronger spirits, in 2005 Tuthilltown Spirits brought the tradition of small batch spirits production back to the Hudson Valley. Weekends take a tour of their facility including tastes of whiskeys, vodkas, and gins produced from New York apples and wheat.  http://www.tuthilltown.com/about

Join Hudson Valley children and their families to discover the magic of the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Polar Express when it arrives in Kingston, New York through January 4.  http://cmrrevents.com/wordpress/polar-express/

Enjoy winter at the Mohonk Preserve.  Dec 7, Tour the research center with the Preserve Director of Research Emeritus,  Talk to the Animals Tuesday, December 30th, Meet two and four-legged residents.  http://www.mohonkpreserve.org

Is your family ready to enjoy wintry days or Wild Earth’s Winter Hike January 18 or winter sleigh riding February 8?  http://wildearth.org/family/winter-wonder-family-outings

How about February-Break adventure camp?  Three days of nature immersion and ancestral skills like carving and fire-making.

Create winter wonder twenty five minutes away at Holiday Mountain ski hill where parents can bring kids to 7 trails and snow tubing.  http://www.holidaymtn.com

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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