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by Stephanie

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Today’s Catskills City Guide comes to us from Jennifer Jefferson, the owner of Country Weekend in Margaretville. She currently sells antique, vintage and handcrafted goods from in and around the upstate New York region. Jennifer provides a tour through the Catskills, showing us the classic B&Bs, outdoor activities and charming bookshops this area boasts — just to name a few. Thanks, Jennifer, for this great guide! — Stephanie

Read more of the city guide after the jump . . .

The Catskill region of New York is vast, covering four large counties, and geographically diverse. It’s filled with dense woods, rugged hiking trails, craggy mountains, rolling hills, deep hollows and spectacular waterfalls. The heart of the region is the 700,000-acre Catskill Park and Forest Preserve. Natural beauty, proximity to New York City and reasonable prices make the Catskills a haven for artists, musicians, designers, writers and other creative types who have second homes here or who enjoy year-round life in the country just 150 miles from Manhattan. The small towns that dot the region are unpretentious — and even the ones that have become destinations retain their character and never feel crowded or touristy.

This guide focuses on the central Catskills, western Ulster County and Delaware County, partly because that’s the area I am most familiar with — we have a weekend house in Andes and a weekend business in Margaretville — but also because it’s an easy weekend trip from New York City. I also include very brief overviews of Greene and Sullivan Counties. Woodstock and Saugerties, in eastern Ulster County, are covered in the Design*Sponge Hudson Valley City Guide.

New York State Route 28, soon to be renamed The Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway, meanders west and north from the New York Thruway. The Central Catskills Guide stays close to a 45-mile stretch of Route 28, from Phoenicia to Delhi, and includes a special side trip for book lovers. I want to emphasize how truly rural the Catskills are — cell phone and internet services range from spotty to non-existent, so it’s a good place to disconnect from the electronic world and reconnect with the natural one. If you don’t drive, you can take an Adirondack Trailways bus from the Port Authority to Phoenicia, which won the number six spot on Budget Travel magazine’s list of America’s Coolest Small Towns, or to Andes, aka, the hip Williamsburg, Brooklyn, of the Catskills. Both are good towns to spend a summer weekend. Finally, please note that many stores in these small towns close for the winter, and some are only open in the summer or on weekends, so if you have your heart set on a particular place, call first.

I have made a Google Maps Guide to the Central Catskills that includes all the locations in this guide, but remember, with limited cell phone and internet service, once you’re there, you might have to travel the old-fashioned way with paper maps. I recommend printing out the information you need before you enter the wilderness.

(Each section is listed geographically, roughly east to west.)

Where to Stay

There are many independent motels, bed and breakfasts and small inns and lodges in the region. I’ve either seen the ones listed, or they’ve been recommended by people I know. Another good option is renting — there are good choices available for a weekend, a week or longer at A House Around the Bend.

Kate’s Lazy Meadow Motel — Always wanted to sleep in an Airstream? Kate’s, co-owned by Kate Pierson of the B-52s, has Airstreams, cabins and suites outfitted with authentic 50s-style kitchens. Situated on nine acres on the Esopus Creek. 5191 Route 28, Mt. Tremper, NY (just west of Phoenicia). 845-688-7200

Phoenicia Belle — Lovely bed and breakfast in a restored 1875 Victorian house located in the heart of Phoenicia. 73 Main Street, Phoenicia, NY. 845-688-7266

Margaretville Mountain Inn — Bed and breakfast in an 1886 Queen Anne Victorian on a hill with beautiful views. Located 1.5 miles outside of the village of Margaretville. 1478 Margaretville Mountain Rd., Margaretville, NY. 845-586-3933

Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm — Bead and breakfast in an old mill house on a river. On-site kayaking, canoeing and hiking. 1 Bragg Hollow Rd. Halcottsville, NY (one mile north of Margaretville). 607-326-4266

Hanah Mountain Resort — Small, moderately priced resort with a golf course, indoor and outdoor pools and a restaurant. Located between Margaretville and Roxbury. 576 West Hubbell Hill Road, Margaretville, NY. 845-586-2100

The Roxbury Motel — Recently renovated fun boutique motel has suites, kitchenettes and theme rooms such as the Shag-a-delic. Lovely small spa on the property. Located in the historic village of Roxbury. 2258 County Highway 41, Roxbury, NY. 607-326-7200.

The Mountain Brook Inn — Eight charming suites in a beautiful country setting. Rural — a great place to relax and get away from it all. Congenial host and special Saturday night dinners. 5333 County Route 6, Bovina, NY. 877-692-7665

The Andes Hotel — Comfortable old-school motel with a restaurant and tavern attached. Located in the village. 110 Main St., Andes, NY. 845-676-4008

Browsing and Shopping

There is an abundance of interesting independent stores in the region. As you drive the country roads, you will see many more than I can list. Pull over, and make some discoveries of your own.

Homer and Langley’s Mystery Spot — A must-see, marvelously quirky store overflowing with fun and funky vintage goodies. Summer concerts on the porch. Great website. 72 Main Street, Phoenicia, just before the giant statue of Davy Crockett. 845-688-7868

Tender Land Home — Lovely eclectic selection of home accessories, art, jewelry and gifts, many made by local artists and artisans. 64 Main Street, Phoenicia. 845-688-7213

The Nest Egg — A general store with everything from Minnetonka Moccasins to old-school candy. 84 Main Street, Phoenicia. 845-688-5851

Barneche — Artful handmade clothing, barnwood furniture, vintage lighting and more in a beautiful setting. 361 Route 214, Chichester (1.5 miles from Phoenicia). 845.688.5822

The Margaretville Commons ­— Large old mercantile that houses several stores. 785 Main Street, Margaretville.

M. Gerard Country Home — Inviting store filled with sophisticated, modern-country home furnishings and accessories. Upstairs in the Margaretville Commons, 785 Main St. 845-586-1114

Country Weekend — Country antiques, vintage and nature-related goods. Upstairs in the Margaretville Commons. 785 Main St., 845-586-2112

Home Goods — Packed to the rafters with a great selection of kitchen and dining supplies. Margaretville Commons. 785 Main St. 845-586-4177

Longyear Gallery — A bright, airy cooperative art gallery featuring work by talented regional artists. Upstairs in the Margaretville Commons. 785 Main St. 845-586-3270

Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild — A cooperative gallery of local artisans. Very fine hand-crafted goods. Margaretville Commons. 785 Main St. 845-586-3443

Bibliobarn Too — Marvelous used-books store in the barn in back of the Margaretville Commons. 607-538-1555

768 Main — Lovely store filled with jewelry, antiques, vintage clothing and much more. 768 Main Street, Margaretville. 845-586-6166

Rick’s Barn Antiques — Large selection of country antiques. Route 30, between Margaretville and Roxbury. 607-326-7700

Clementine Vintage Clothing — Inviting store filled with classic vintage clothing “selected for the Catskills lifestyle.” Martha Stewart recently stopped by and blogged about it. 7 Main Street, Andes. 845-676-3492

Tay Home and Tea Bar — Beautiful store featuring hand-blended artisanal teas, a tea bar and new home-design section. 131 Main Street, Andes. 845-676-4997

Paisleys Country Gallery — Crafts, clothing, jewelry and home décor from around the world in this cheerful store. 75 Main Street, Andes. 845-676-3533

Kabinett and Kammer — Curiosity shop filled with antiques and natural wonders curated with an eye to science and nature. 7 Main Street, Andes. 845-676-4242

Delaware Trading Post — Charming, funky store filled with a mix of new and vintage goods. 60 Main Street, Andes. 845-676-3313

The Steinway Book Company — Handsome, well-stocked used-books store and café. 114 Main Street, Delhi.

Stephen’s Antiques & Collectibles — Appealing collective filled with good vintage furniture and home décor items. 110 Main Street, Delhi. 607-746-9942

Fisk Antiques — Quality country antiques in three locations. 27 Delaware Ave., Andes. 845-676-3121; 116 Fisk Rd, at State Hwy 28, Bovina. 
74 Main Street, Delhi. 607-746-9300.

Lucky Dog Farm Store — Lucky Dog is a large organic farm that sells its produce at farmers’ markets and to stores and restaurants in New York City. Their large farm store carries local products including cheese, eggs, honey, jams, bread, wool and much more. This is a little farther afield than the other places listed, but it’s a pretty drive to a special place, and you can have lunch in their café or get food to go for a picnic. 35796 State Highway 10 (Main St.) Hamden. 607-746-8383

The Bibliobarn — Also farther afield, you’ll find my favorite used-books store, and I’ve been in a lot of them. Forty thousand titles are shelved on two stories in a renovated nineteenth-century barn in the middle of nowhere, but it’s a beautiful drive to get there. Make some time to talk with the owners, H.L. and Linda Wilson, book lovers extraordinaire. They also own the wonderful Bibliobarn Too in Margaretville. 627 Roses Brook Road, South Kortwright. 607-538-1555


The Catskills are not a fine-dining destination, but there is plenty of good food — you won’t go hungry!

Mama’s Boy — Café and espresso bar with breakfast sandwiches, comfort food and desserts. Corner of Church and Main St., Phoenicia. 845-688-3050

Brio’s — Try the pizza from the wood-fired stove. 64 Main St., Phoenicia. 845-688-5370

Sweet Sue’s — Locally famous for their pancakes. 49 Main Street, Phoenicia. 845-688-7852

Peekamoose Restaurant and Tap Room — Eclectic American restaurant with sophisticated yet whimsical rustic design and delicious food. Best place in the Catskills for a special meal but also casual and welcoming to children, who can roast marshmallows around the copper firepit. Comfortable, lively tap room with food on Friday and Saturday night. 8373 Route 28, Big Indian. 12410, 845-254-6500

Mi Lupita — Mexican grocery with small restaurant in the back. Friendly owner and good food — try the quesadillas. 967 Main Street, Fleischmanns. (845) 254-4979

The Inn Between – Look past the granny décor and enjoy a well-prepared casual meal. 42377 Route 28, Margaretville. (845) 586-4265

The Cheese Barrel — Sandwiches, candy, gourmet goodies and yes, cheese. 798 Main St., Margaretville. (845) 586-4666

The Flour Patch — Bagels and good, simple sandwiches. 75 Bridge St., Margaretville. (845) 586-1919

Harry and the Hippie Chic — Eclectic Puerto Rican, Cuban and Middle Eastern menu plus a friendly atmosphere. Lunch and weekend breakfast and brunch. 746 Main St. Margaretville. 845-585-4550

Woody’s Country Kitchen — Breakfast, lunch and ice cream, diner-style. 85 Main Street, Andes. 845-676-4500

Cha Cha BBQ Hut — Tasty barbecue to eat in or take out. 103 Main St., Andes (in the back of Hogan’s General Store). 845-676-6222

Quarter Moon Café — Excellent fresh, local food served in a lovely setting. Nice for a special meal. 53 Main Street, Delhi. 607-746-8886

Crossroads Café and Coffee Bar — A friendly and comfortable café; a fine choice for breakfast, lunch and coffee. 80 Main St., Delhi. 607-676-4997

Lucky Dog Café — Soups, salads, sandwiches and specials, made with fresh local ingredients. Open for lunch. They also have a farm store with prepared foods to go — read more about Lucky Farm under “Browsing.” 35796 State Highway 10 (Main St.) Hamden, 607-746-8383


This is the country, and most activities are outdoor-oriented. Which is another way of saying that there is very little nightlife. One favorite indoor activity is the country auctions, which are very casual and a lot of fun. There are also small performing arts centers and theaters scattered around the region. Make sure you pick up a copy of the Catskill Mountain News for weekly listings of events, such as the Cauliflower Festival, International Night at the firehouse and the county fair. Another good resource is the Watershed Post.

Pakatakan Farmers’ Market — Don’t miss this terrific farmers’ market. Open Saturdays, mid-May to mid-October, from 9 to 2. I will drive for 4 hours just to have a Belgian waffle from The Waffle People. On Route 30, between Margaretville and Roxbury, approximately 5 miles north of Margaretville.

McIntosh Auction — Fun, long-standing, casual country auction. There’s an auction every weekend, but days and times vary. Great place to start if you’ve always wanted to go to an auction but were nervous about it. Call or check the website or the Catskill Mountain News the week before. Rte. 28 at the corner of Fair St. Margaretville. 845-586-1088

Roberts Auction — Casual country auction every Saturday night at 6:00. Check the website for pictures, or stop by Friday or Saturday to preview. 43311 Rte. 28, Arkville (1 mile west of Margaretville). 845 586-6070

Margaretville Bowling ­— The perfect activity for a retro-country vacation. 42366 Rte. 28, Margaretville. 845-586 2695

Fisk Antique Auctions — Established antique dealers who recently started holding auctions. Check their website or call for dates and times. 116 Fisk Rd, at Rte. 28, Bovina.
 (607) 832-4544

Roxbury Arts Group — Performing arts center offers concerts, plays and other live entertainment. Check their website for the calendar of events. 53484 Main St. Roxbury. (607) 326-7908

Belleayre Music Festival — Summer music festival with weekly outdoor concerts. This summer you can see K.D. Lang, Ravi Coltrane, Mary Chapin Carpenter and more. Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, 181 Galli Curci Rd. Highmount. 845-254-5600

West Kortwright Performing Arts Center — A little farther afield, but it’s worth checking the schedule — Michelle Shocked will be there this summer. 49 West Kortwright Church Rd. 607-278-5454

Activities, the Great Outdoors

The Catskills is an official wilderness area. You will see plenty of pretty scenery as you drive, and in the fall, it’s extraordinary (think Berkshires or Vermont without the crowds). If you want something more active:

Whitewater Tubing (and floating) on the Espopus Creek — Novice and expert courses. Town Tinker, Bridge St. Phoenicia. 845-688-5553

Hiking — There are many hiking trails in the 700,000-acre park. The Catskill Mountain Club website has maps and trail descriptions.

Kayaking and Canoeing — Susan’s Pheasant Farm has rentals. 1 Bragg Hollow Rd. Halcottsville (one mile north of Margaretville). 607-326-4266

Mountain Biking — Plattekill Mountain has 60-plus miles of lift-served bike trails.

Fly-Fishing — The Beaverkill and Delaware Rivers in the Catskills are world-class fly-fishing sites. To learn more, visit the Catskills Fly Fishing Museum in Livingston Manor.

Skiing and Snow Boarding — Belleayre and Plattekill Mountains in the central Catskills and Hunter and Windham in Greene County.

Snow Tubing — Plattekill Mountain

Hobart Book Village: Special Side Trip For Book Lovers

The hamlet of Hobart, in a lovely setting on the Delaware River, is home to several independent bookstores. You can find more information at the Hobart Book Village website. Main St. Hobart NY.

Adams Antiquarian Books — Features everything from leather-bound, seventeenth-century volumes to signed contemporary first editions on three floors. The friendly, knowledgeable owners will offer you a cup of tea and maybe a glass of sherry. 602 Main Street, Hobart. 607 538-9080

Hobart International Bookport — A wide selection of new and used books by international authors and foreign language books. They also have a special travel section and a pleasant children’s corner. 615 Main Street, Hobart. 607-538-3010

Liberty Rock Books — Thousands of well-priced used books in a comfortable setting. 69-A Main Street, Hobart. 607-538-9222

Blenheim Hill Books — Collectible books spanning 300 years. 69-B Main Street, Hobart

Mysteries and More — The new kid on the block specializes in mysteries and science fiction. Take a break at the Crime Café if all those books leave you needing refreshments. Main Street, Hobart

The Bibliobarn — Four miles from Hobart but considered part of the Book Village. My favorite used-books store, and I’ve been in a lot of them. Forty thousand titles are shelved on two stories in a renovated nineteenth-century barn. Make some time to talk with the owners, H.L. and Linda Wilson, book lovers extraordinaire. 627 Roses Brook Road, South Kortwright. (607) 538-1555

Greene County

Greene County, the northern region of the Catskills and home to Windham and Hunter Mountains, has sharp peaks, deep gorges and spectacular waterfalls. The towns of Hunter and Windham are charming destinations with plenty to see and do. Of special interest are the spectacular Kaaterskill Falls — the highest cascading falls in New York State.

Sullivan County

Sullivan County, the southern region of the Catskills, is home to the old resorts many people think of when they hear “Catskills” and of Bethel, where the Woodstock Festival actually took place. It also hosts rustic villages, plenty of wilderness and the Beaverkill River and East Branch of the Delaware River, known for great fly-fishing. The funky, charming villages of Calicoon and Jeffersonville are second-home havens for New Yorkers.

Notable Locals

Elinor Burkett, author, producer

Christopher Durham, actor

Edie Falco, actress

Sandy Foster, design blogger (Shabby Streamside Studio)

Stanley Fish, scholar, author

Kelsey Grammer, actor

Brian Greene, physicist, author

Kim Krans, artist (The Wild Unknown)

Laura Levine, filmmaker, photographer, proprietress of Mystery Spot Antiques

Mark Ruffalo, actor

Peter Schjeldahl, New Yorker art critic

Amy Sedaris, actress, author

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  • There’s no W in South Kortright. This city guide seemed pretty thin, and definitely not thorough (she listed just about everything in her hometown of Margaretville, but no mention of the fun things to do in Hunter, Tannersville, or Arkville…). This is just my impression, as a Delhi native and avid Catskill explorer.

  • Yeah for the Catskills! I went to college a million years ago in Delhi — tiny, rural and beautiful. John Lennon and Yoko came to town once to buy land – you can only imagine how exciting THAT was. Hudson is now very chic — great coverage – love it!

  • Kristina–I agree that this guide could be much longer, and I wish I could have made it so. The region is so large there is no way that I, a weekender with a weekend business, could cover all the towns. I consider this Catskills, Part One and hope that somebody (maybe you?) will volunteer to do a second part and cover towns I was unable to. Meantime I hope some suggestions will be made here! I did mention Roberts Auction in Arkville, but forgot the wonderful Dreamland Antiques.

    My hope is that the guide will encourage people unfamiliar with the Catskills, to visit, and make some discoveries of their own.


  • I stayed at The Roxbury last summer – great little spot, good restaurant next door, cute town, and nice area to hike around. A fun weekend escape from NYC!

  • Great Job on the Roundup! Really enjoyed it :)

    ( Jocelyn: Yoko still does own land / house up there)

    The area is very beautiful – I can tell you I have been many places and my parents farm (in Meredith close to Delhi) and it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I recommend a visit to anyone!!!

  • Brannon–I’m glad you enjoyed Roxbury. If the restaurant you mentioned is The Public Lounge or Cassies, they are both on the Google Map but for some reason missing here. I think I proofread 20 times and I still see errors!

  • I’m from Green county and I am absolutely in love with the Catskills. If you are an out-of-doors lover it is the destination for you. Go in the fall for amazing hiking!

  • Hey there! Lovely to see this post. Living here I could add dozens of destinations of all sorts, but I actually love that you gave your neck of the weekender woods some love. Phoenicia and environs so deserve it. (And while you’re there, please donate to rebuild the burnt-down library) Good to see a Catskills Guide that doesn’t focus on the heritage/tie-dye drum circle scene that is only one part of Woodstock. But yes, there’s lots of other places besides Andes (another rockin town) and Margaretville — you can make a 3 day adventure out of traveling the 28 corridor. And there are amazing eats to be had in so many other towns (Brio? really? instead of Lucky Chocolates in Saugerties or brick-oven, amazing, Picnic Pizza in Kingston? no way). And you just can’t leave out more local boldfaces like Levon Helm, Melissa Leo, and so many more. This is a great post, especially because it made me think for a second about how amazing this area is.

  • What a great idea! Can’t wait to see one of these guides for southern Maine!!! There are so many great antiques shops. I just got a fabulous mid-century modern office chair in one of them in Cornish last weekend!

  • I’m from Saugerties NY which is totally worth the visit :) We were also voted one of America’s coolest small town’s in Travel Magazine, just saying!

  • I’d also like to add Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center to the list of outdoors activities! They have beautifully groomed trails (35km of it!) on 300 acres of land. It’s a quiet and calm, nature-filled experience. mtntrails.com

  • How random! I actually grew up in Margaretville. It is the smallest town in the world, I left when I was 12 and haven’t ever been back. I did have a lovely, very outdoorsey childhood. Skiing is pretty much all you did there! Even the school took you skiing, and you skiied in your own backyard! I never heard of any of these other places you mentioned. In Arkville, there used to be a train station that a little train took you to this scenic spot. Not sure if that is still there.

  • I have to give a shout out to the Stone House B&B in Hurley, it’s right on the way to Phoenicia and awesome hiking. Unlike a lot of B&Bs farther south in the valley, it doesn’t have super floral super cheesy decorations. Each room is based off of a Vermeer painting. The owners are amazing cooks and I loved my room soooo much. I hope to return some day. Please check it out: http://hurleystonehouse.com/

  • Jheri–You gave a personal voice to how rural the Catskills are, given how close they are to NYC. Margaretville Central School, (which students from even smaller towns also attend) grades k-12, has less than 500 students. The train is still there. I have never been on it, but I know families with young kids love it, and it’s especially popular in the fall. Here’s the link: http://durr.org/

    One of the many things I did not get into, but that is both interesting and key to the continued rural nature of the Catskills, is the Watershed:90% of the water people who live in NYC drink comes from Catskill reservoirs. Therefore there are strict restrictions on development laws, and the state and city of NY own and continue to buy much of the land, so that the water stays clean.

    I’m so glad that you guys are adding your suggestions. Keep ’em coming. I want to highlight Jana’s mention of Kingston–a really cool little city on the Hudson (reminds me of Portland Maine 20 years ago). It is right at the intersection of the NY Thruway and Rt. 28, so easy to visit on your way into or out of the wilderness.

    Today’s NY Times has an article about Phillipe Petit, the high-wire walker (Man on Wire) a Catskills Resident, with a picture of the studio he built.

  • Love that there’s a Catskills guide now! We have a place there and we still love exploring – this list is great for us, too. A couple of things I’d add: Lucky Dog Farm & Cafe (on the list) has some of the best food I’ve eaten anywhere. It’s simple, organic, healthy, and ridiculously delicious and the cafe is adorable. The owners also bought the Hamden Inn across the street, and the (new & improved) chef is ensuring that it’s a great choice when Lucky Dog is closed (brunch & dinner). And another great place to stay is Moonshadows & Memories B&B (http://moonshadowsandmemoriesbandb.com), down the road from Lucky Dog. The owners are lovely, the inn is spotless with great attention to detail, and it’s a fantastic value.

    And such a good point, Jennifer – the watershed has a big impact on life in the Catskills, so it’s great for us city folk to learn about and appreciate that.

    Three cheers for the Catskills!

  • What a nice post, Jennifer! Thank you. The Catskill area is so special, so beautiful…
    I’d like to recommend a GREAT Japanese restaurant in Delhi, Tuna III on Main Street. It honestly is better than any Japanese restaurant I’ve ever been to in Manhattan. I don’t know how they do it, but it’s amazing. Nice people running it, too. (I mean amazing considering they’re so far from fish markets, don’t mean to sound snobbish :-)
    PS: say NO to fracking

  • Thanks Jennifer for such a lovely guide to this wonderful region of New York. You really reminded me of why I moved up here in the first place. Thanks for the Peekamoose mention too!

  • Great article! Just a few things I want to mention.
    I’m so sorry to report that Harry and the Hippie Chick (Margaretville) has closed. We loved that place. Sorry to see it go.
    La Lupita (Fleischanns). Surprisingly good food for this small simple place. Be prepared, it’s BYOB but there is a liquor store in the grocery store across the street!
    I know I’m biased, but I was hoping to see vacation rentals listed under lodging. Great option to single rooms in hotels/motels.

  • Following up here–I’m so glad that you are continuing to contribute suggestions–I’m looking forward to trying some of the places I haven’t been.

    Jason–I saw this weekend the Harry and the Hippie Chic was closed. These are tough times–businesses up there are really struggling. I did mention renting in the opening paragraph of Where to Stay, but I should have just put it on the list–it’s an option that definitely deserves highlighting. There are plenty of great rentals at reasonable prices. I also love Mi Lupita (I think it’s Mi–and I did list it) in Fleischmann’s–I am crazy about their quesadillas!

  • loved this guide–hubby and i road tripped to many of these places in 2009! we shopped the shops, ate at brio’s, sweet sue’s peekamoose (yum!), drove over to hobart for books, bought an old super-8 at the auction, had some fun at the margaretville’s fair, rode the train, and took a dip in the river. my dad’s family lived on a farm on hubbell hill so i’d been to the area before–it’s gorgeous. also, there’s a drive-in movie theater about 30 miles east of phoenicia that we also visited. :) great overview!!!

  • Hi! Was a Kingston resident for many, many years (had a shop called “The Well Seasoned Nest / home and garden”, in a vintage bank building on Wall Street there).

    Thought you did a great job of “capturing” the area. There’s a lot of beauty and much to offer there.

    Thanks for “taking me back.”

  • Hello,

    Me and my partner are planning a visit to the Catskills next year after a week in NYC, can anyone recommend a good time to visit, we were hoping to come May time but any other recommendations are greatly appreciated as we are coming from the Uk.

    Thank you!

  • Hello,
    What a delightful site! Of course, I’m prejudiced. I am moving from New Mexico to Roxbury and will be settled in by March 1, 2013. I cannot wait to visit some of the places you’ve featured. Wow! Saturday night auctions…nothing could be more fun! Perhaps our paths will cross…

  • D*S team, or anyone else, if Im planning an upstate trip, specifically to the Catskills area, is there a road map you recommend? I’m looking on Amazon but don’t see super great map reviews…

  • P.S. Grace, now you love upstate, I’d love to see a guide from your perspective. Or 24 hours in Kingston with Daniel Kanter of Manhattan Nest. Am I going too overboard on the requests? Maybe, but I love you guys! It’s a compliment. :)

      • Ah you’re the best! I’m planning my trip for September sooo I’d love you EVEN MORE if it was posted before September 20th. (We have a family wedding in Geneva and D*S the blog and IG inspired me to take a week off work, head into NYC for the weekend and then spend 4 days in the Catskills area before heading to the wedding. When I shared my plans with my mom she decided to join me for the road trip upstate. I know sometimes you talk about not being sure if you’re impacting lives, but you are! I’m PUMPED for this trip!!)

  • This is a great guide! Can we share it with our B&B guests here in West Shokan? Our visitors what to experience it all..the arts, music, food, the outdoors….and your article is perfect, and we look forward to an update. Thanks!

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