I'm frugal/cheap but I want to buy a modest getaway property a few hours from my home. It would serve as a ski, snowmobile, bike, bonfire type of destination headquarters. I want to spend < $125,000 and I'm in upstate NY. Some acreage would be a plus. I'm an engineer so I really have no idea how to crunch all of this together. I don't know sh1t about real estate.
Has anyone done that? I'd offset the cost by Airbnb'ing the place out when I could.