Cabins are an extremely popular type of dwelling in the Catskill Mountains. There is a good selection of cabins in remote and private areas ranging from completely primitive cabins without running water to elegant, newly built ones.
Hunters in particular are always in search of cabins in remote areas encompassed by forrest preserves, forever wild property or Catskill Park lands. Often, the land is a bigger attraction than the cabin itself and large parcels of land are highly desired.
Cabins also appeal to artists and writers who seek after marvelous views, and long for the inspiring serenity and calm of their natural surroundings. For centuries, the breath-taking Catskill views have been a backdrop for quintessential pieces of art from the Hudson River School artists.
In addition, new log cabins are a popular choice in the Catskills. Buyers can chose from existing homes or pick out their favorite floor plan and enlist a builder to make their vision a reality. New log cabins often feature open floor plans, high ceilings and loft areas. There are some beautiful log home designs that compliment the incredible vistas that accompany a well-sited home in the mountains.
Finally, a new breed of cabins are appearing and selling quite well. Small, economical cabins that emphasize green living are becoming popular for many reasons. They take less fuel to heat, rely more on passive solar energy and owners enjoy reduced heating and cooling bills. Lowering heating costs is especially a concern and a benefit for second home owners. These cabins are extremely practical but also can be very stylish.