Nestled in a sleepy Catskills town is an imposing 19th century mansion that looks deceptively ordinary from the outside. Sure, there are some nice architectural flourishes including a dilapidated balcony and various bits of decorative millwork, but all in all, it’s not something you don’t see every day in these parts. Still, we were intrigued. […]
Wyndcliffe, the once-grand 1852 mansion in Rhinebeck NY, is going on the auction block on September 21, and will be sold to the highest bidder. If you intend to bid, listen up, because pictures – and marketing materials – can be deceiving.
We’re often asked if abandoned places are haunted, and we always say that while we can’t be certain, we haven’t seen any ghosts yet. And then there’s this place. A former convalescent home located in an upscale New York suburb, “Greenleaf” was the final stop on life’s journey for many.
From 1951 to 1987, city dwellers seeking relief from sultry summer days and nights might have taken a bus to a little-known part of the Catskills where they could listen to the blues and watch legendary performers take the stage to sing and dance.