We chased the open road that led us to the frost covered mountains and we ended up in Woodstock, NY. Where nature meets art, Woodstock is rooted in history of music legends and outlaws. It felt like a nostalgic trip to the 1960'S. The friendly shopkeepers, the typography on the vintage signs, phosphene colors on houses, unique gifts, delicious entrees, and beautiful sights and sounds. If you're looking for art books, a new novel, or a cookbook filled with great photos, you need to check out The Golden Notebook. For the modern pioneer, Shop Little House is the perfect place for you to find a modern, yet vintage find for your home or a gift for that special someone. As far as restaurants, one of our favorite places is The Phoenicia Diner. Their menu offers traditional diner favorites with a modern twist including breakfast all day. Our personal favorite is the grass fed burger. if you are a fan of Twin Peaks and love scenic drives, take a trip there. Located in Woodstock's historic Bearsville, The Bear Cafe was created by Albert Grossman, manager of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, The Band, and many other greats from the American folk music and rock and roll scene. Here, you can enjoy a rustic atmosphere with fresh and local ingredients. You need to try the thai mussels as your appetizer and don't miss out on exploring the grounds which house The Little Bear, The Commune Saloon and the legendary Bearsville Theater. After we left the Bearsville section of Woodstock, we drove up the mountain and found a bar that stands in the middle of a lonely road, with no other houses nearby. Locals have grown to love The Pines within its first year of opening in 2017. When you walk into the Pines, you feel a sense of comfort with their seasonal and rustic menu and a great selection of spirits. From the illustrated signage to the friendly folks that run the place, it will sure continue a smile through the evening. We can't wait to head back to Woodstock soon. Be sure to make this a stop on your next adventure!
"IT FELT LIKE A NOSTALGIC TRIP TO THE 1960'S. THE FRIENDLY SHOPKEEPERS, THE TYPOGRAPHY ON THE VINTAGE SIGNS, PHOSPHENE COLORS ON HOUSES, UNIQUE GIFTS, DELICIOUS ENTREES, AND BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS AND SOUNDS."
HERE ARE SOME MORE OF OUR FAVORITE SPOTS INWOODSTOCK AND THE CATSKILLS: