Custom-Built Retreat, Unique Setting Bordering State Forest


PRICE REDUCED Secluded for privacy and peaceful nature, off the grid living - a feeling of freedom, this retreat offers a really special location, set well back from the road with borders on two sides to Long Pond State Forest, 3254 acres of state land, including two lakes, literally at the new owners disposal to explore and hunt as well. A beautiful solid built cabin, frame built with “log” siding, features tongue and groove knotty pine walls/ceiling and hardwood floors throughout, custom kitchen floor made of slate gathered from the property and granite counters in the kitchen, bright and open dining/living room area, main floor master bedroom, and full bathroom with bathtub for soaking after a day of outdoor fun. The cabin is wired for electric, ceiling fans with lights in each room, Anderson tilt windows for easy cleaning, all with screens, and a covered front and large back porch. There is a large open loft area for additional sleeping accommodations. The camp also features a well, septic and poured concrete, full concrete floor basement with stairs leading to double door access to outside (big enough for a 4-wheeler, providing great storage including large items), and oversized reserve tank (never running out of house water). The building comes with its own generator and propane tanks that are set well away from the camp so the campsite is pristine. Per the owner, the building measures 910 square feet, even though tax records indicate 500sf. Gated entrance for privacy and security, access to the camp is provided by a driveway leading right up to the building with plenty of surrounding parking space. The property has a mixture of hard and softwoods including Maple, Ash, Cherry and Hemlock primarily. Recently moderate timber harvest has cleared out nice access trails for ATV’s and hiking and possible shooting lanes. Well-managed timber such as with this property provides income opportunity for the new owner with future harvests as well.  Further, as the property was very heavily wooded, this logging has opened up the forest for new growth, providing instant feed for deer to browse and subsequent years of growth will result in lush undergrowth improving the quality of the land and wildlife habitat even more. Deer sign was abundant with a lot of deer tracks on the trails. There is a wetter swamp like area that consists of a lot of fern and cover that whitetail are drawn to and bed down in, making this spot a great location to hunt or enjoy any number of wildlife or outdoor activities. Property directly adjoins on two sides with the 3254 acre Long Pond State Forest, which has a 117± acre Lake and 28± acre lake offering fishing for largemouth bass, tiger muskies and pickerel among other species and also offers four miles of snowmobiling trails, hiking, horseback riding and hunting. If there weren’t enough, Dorchester Park is 10 minutes away with a public beach and public boat launch on the Whitney Point Reservoir, a 1200 acre lake with outstanding fishing for pike, bass and panfish as well as general boating and water recreation. This very secluded location is still only minutes away from so many outstanding amenities in the Binghamton, Cortland, Oneonta, and surrounding areas, highlights include area colleges, multiple state parks, lakes with public beaches and boat launches,  baseball venues, museums, cultural and performing arts, hiking, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and many different culinary delights with everything from high-end restaurants to micro-breweries to family-style eateries. This is a unique opportunity to own a gorgeous retreat in a private setting with adjoining NYS Lands at the new owners disposal.  **Buyer(s) with a fully executed Sales Contract may hunt this property prior to final closing date with Sellers prior approval. 

Property Details

  • Unique private retreat that adjoins another 3254± acres of NYS Forest Land at Long Pond with its 117 ± acre and 28 ± acre lakes, hunting, snowmobiling, hiking, and horseback riding
  • Custom built, high quality log home, off the grid, with well, septic, propane, generator and features 2 bedroom, 1 full bath, full kitchen, gorgeous living area, front and back covered porches
  • Well-managed woodlot with nice mix of future harvestable timber
  • Diverse property is a sanctuary for all kinds of local wildlife and a perfect setting for big buck hunting, with abundant deer sign and trails
  • Also nearby is Dorchester Park on the Whitney Point Reservoir, a 1200± acre lake with NYS boat launch and outstanding fishing for pike, bass and panfish, the state park is approx. 13 minutes away and adjoins the Whitney Point Multi-Use State Land
  • Private location yet close to amenities (shopping, restaurants, cultural & performing arts) with Binghamton 30± minutes, Cortland 37± minutes, Oneonta approx. 1 hour, Ithaca/Cornell University 50± minutes, Cooperstown approx. 1.5 hours, New York City/George Washington Bridge is approx. 3 hours 10 minutes

Round Pond Road, Lot#WP001
Smithville, New York 13801