It all began in 1891 with a gift of a dozen elk, given by a friend to Chester W. Chapin, JR.

A successful New York City entrepreneur, Chapin acquired 18,000 acres of land in the Catskill Mountains to provide a safe home for these and other game he hoped to secure.

It’s been said Chapin’s strong sense of preservation…

Ranging from his protection of animals to the intelligent farming practices he demanded of his workmen—mirrored that of none other than Teddy Roosevelt who,
more than anyone else, awakened America to the need for conservation of its natural resources.

The Chapin Estate is a one-of-a-kind private sanctuary amidst the wonders of nature.

Now exclusively represented by Chapin Sotheby’s International Realty,
our team brings valuable experience, insight and tradition to this vulnerable property.