Cottekill is a quirky little hamlet that is part of Rosendale. It's tucked right between Rosendale's downtown and the hamlet of Stone Ridge. With a population of just 450 and no downtown to speak of, its easy to overlook, but Cottekill is a perfect spot if you're interested in living in a secluded place near all of your favorite small towns in the Hudson Valley and yet it's big enough for its own post office and fire department.
The home of designer Kat Wise and her house, Calico, are in Cottekill. This tiny hamlet is also a hop, skip and a jump from SUNY Ulster Community College (one of the top ten community colleges in New York) and the always fabulous Twilight Acres Homegrown Flower Farm. Be sure to visit their gnomies at the shop in the Stone Ridge Plaza for an incredible arrangement or sign up for their CSA and receive fresh flowers weekly in season.