Our Catskill Mountain Location
Sluiter Agency, Inc. is located in rural Delaware County in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Just a 2.5-hour drive north from New York City, it is an unspoiled area of woodlands, fields and streams.
It is common to see whitetail deer, black bear, wild turkeys and bald eagles. The region has four distinct seasons with a fall foliage season that is especially beautiful. Margaretville is idyllically situated near the headwaters of the East Branch of the Delaware River on the edge of the Catskill Park. The Catskill Park is a 700,000-acre preserve of private and public land, much of which has been declared “forever wild” by New York State.
The Village of Margaretville is within the New York City watershed where several large reservoirs — including the Pepacton, Ashokan, Cannonsville and Schoharie — supply most of New York City’s drinking water. This water source is so pure that it requires no filtration.
Along the Catskill streams, which feed these reservoirs, is where the sport of fly-fishing originated. The region boasts world-renowned trout streams like the Beaverkill, the Esopus Creek and the Willowemoc. Hunting, hiking, biking, golf, skiing and snowmobiling are also popular and there are ample opportunities nearby for all of these pursuits. While dairy farming was once the dominant business in Delaware County, it is being replaced by tourism, recreation, country inns, second homes, farmers’ markets and antiquing.
The Catskill Region has long held a mystical fascination in literature (Rip Van Winkle) and through its depiction through artwork (Hudson River School of Painters). Today, the region has evolved, yet it’s unchanged in many ways. The Catskills are truly a special place for vacationing, as the choice for a second home or to choose for a full-time residence.