The Curtis Drake Homestead circa 1812 is located in beautiful Sullivan County NY. The home is
A New York State Historical Register Landmark The Drake is situated in the town of Cochecton, NY with a full view and access to the Delaware River, just two hours from NYC.
Whether or not you’re are a history or railroad buff, a birdwatcher, a civil war aficionado, fisherman, enjoy visiting and touring small country towns, hiking, biking or just visiting the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Concert our home offers it all just a stones throw from our doorstep!!
The Homestead is a perfect place to enjoy a weekend away from the city, and or a few weeks respite from the grind of everyday life. It allows you to step back in time, slow down your pace, eat good food, enjoy nature, art, music, or just do nothing!!
We are 15 miles from the Monticello Raceway, 10 Miles from Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center, We have private access to the Delaware River for swimming, fishing, and kayaking. The house is situated between several lovely small towns. Callicoon, Narrowsburg, and Jeffersonville. We are along both a Pottery Trail and a Working Farm Trail. The area hosts an wonderful Farmers Market in Callicoon. Plenty of venues for live music, and wonderful Restaurants that offer Farm to Table Fare. Eagles are a daily occurrence as are many common and rare bird sightings.
The home has a long history spanning from the late 1700s to present day, hence it is three separate structures fused together, the first built in approx 1779, the second in the early 1800’s and the last in the later part of the 19th century all enclosed by a slate wall and porches situated on six acres with three wood burning fireplaces. The highest ceiling is 6' 7” and the interior of these structures have been preserved providing the ambiance of 19th Century living with up to date modern conveniences.
The original owner was a good friend to both Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson,and the Cemetery adjoining the property has graves from the both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Governor Daniel Webster stayed at the home as he road the first train into the area. Frederick Douglas and Ms. America 1943 were also guests in the Drake home.
Our home can accommodate a total of 6 persons with 3 bedrooms.. The entire home is available for rent or you can just rent one of the lovely bedrooms and your hosts will be on hand to guide you during your stay and provide you with a lovely breakfast.
On the first floor there is large family dining room with a sitting room off to the side. The sitting room houses all the Historical references for the house, as well as a TV. There is a large parlor with a fireplace that has access to a back porch with an awning that open up to the grounds at the back of the Homestead, Here you can enjoy the quiet of the country, birdwatch or take a short hike. Off of the parlor is a large master bedroom with a Queen Bed and wood fireplace and separate entrance to the front of the house. To the left of the dining room is a large family kitchen with a wood fireplace, a full bath and a front porch with an awning that faces the River view.
The house has three entrances a mudroom off of the kitchen, an entrance directly into the kitchen and a formal entrance into the dinning room/ parlor.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms one with a Queen Bed and another with two twins. With a shared bath.
The driveway supports four plus automobiles.
3rd Generation Brooklynites and proud of it~!!!! My husband Bill and I love our borough, we enjoy biking, the beach, sailing, kayaking, but most of all we enjoy our family and friends. We love meeting new people and introducing them to our interests and learning about theirs!