Originally Posted by crasherino
I have a buddy who's family has a weekend cottage in the Barryville area, which about 15 minutes from Port Jervis.
In short, it depends what you're looking for. If you want a place by a lake that you go to on weekends and you'll spend most of your time fishing, hanging out, cooking, etc. it can be great. His lake is stocked with bass, has a nice dock you can swim from and its overall very pleasant.
But, if you want a place you can "go in to town", Sullivan County ain't what you're looking for. There's nothing really charming or worthwhile around other than a supermarket or diner/pizza-esque places. If you're looking for that type of place, you can go to the Berkshires. Of course, you'll pay 4x for a place there.
You can probably find a non-winterized bungalow type place on or near a nice lake in Sullivan County for a mere pittance, if that's what you're looking for.
Thanks Crash' ... I'm in the mere pittance sub-section of home purchasers. I am looking for a weekend unabomber type set up, cabin, trees, gas cooking, generator, isolation ... with an acre or three.
I prefer Litchfield county, CT but it is out of price range so I'm sticking with New York State's Sphincter ...