Life on Sutter Mountain, New York
Property Types: Cabin, Recreational, Timber Land
Activities & Amenities
- Attached Garage
NYS 262 acres of forested land with 480-a tax exemption, cabin, food plots and trout ponds for sale: Life must have been good on Sutter Mountain! The existence of this cabin, one of the earliest established in the Town of Bolton, is testimony to how those early inhabitants must have persevered, yet loved the land they called their home. Old stone walls and fence indicate that it was once farmed. The now private, .7 mile Sutter Mt. Road dead ends at the cabin and fields, found roughly in the west center portion of the property. The current owners have revitalized those fields with oats, turnips and radishes to attract wildlife (success evidenced by the game captured on the field cams). This 1-1/2 story, 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath old farmhouse was completely renovated in 2005, including roof, siding, electrical, plumbing, septic and other conveniences of a modern home. An array of 10 solar panels, backed by a Hardy diesel generator provide the juice when needed, but if heating and cooking is the only immediate concern than propane space heaters, hot air furnace and hot water tank take charge. Two buried 1000 gallon propane tanks should be plenty to get a 'full timer' through even the longest of winters. And if all else fails, or you just want to enjoy the ambiance of a crackling fire, the beautiful field stone fireplace should satisfy your needs. And to back up that, a handsome wood stove occupies a corner in the dining area. Naturally cold and delicious ground water is supplied by a drilled well.
Ninety-seven percent of the overall healthy northern hardwood forest here is enrolled in a state tax law program that has reduced the assessment by 80%. No harvesting is necessary for at least another 10 years. A copy of the Forest Management Plan is available upon request. Two ponds are found on the property; an ~5 acre beaver pond on the northern boundary and a farm pond just south of the cabin. Both ponds are spring fed and were stocked with a combination of brook and rainbow trout and large-mouth bass. The current and previous owners have pretty much thought of everything one would need to stay awhile for enjoyment, survival or both! And, to satisfy other human needs, Bolton and Lake George are downhill, just a short drive away. You really need to check out this captivating property at the base of Sutter Mountain to even half appreciate what the Sutter family had to do to survive and enjoy life in this remote, yet beautiful region of upstate NY.