Saugerties is a four-season vacation destination offering something for everyone. In winter, visitors are treated to nearby ski mountains and snowmobiling facilities. Summer ushers in everything from tubing, canoeing and horseback riding to tennis, golf and bicycling. Fall and spring offer seasonal adventures that are even more diverse and equally fantastic. To help you make the most of your visit to the area, we've compiled an edited list of attractions that are within 15 miles of the Villa at Saugerties. For your convenience, we have also cited a few festivals and activities organized by season. We look forward to seeing you!
102 Partition St, Saugerties. www.arcadiahomewares.com.
High end gifts and home goods for the discriminating shopper.
BACK IN TIME ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
1578 Rt. 212. 845-246-9061.
If it's old, it's here. Shop and enjoy!
Castle Rd, Catskill. 518-678-5665.
Quit horsing around and gallop over to this farm for a little R&R (riding and relaxation).
BASTION & KAATERSKILL FALLS
Route 23A, Palenville.
The scenic drive to Hunter Mountain gets even prettier as you hike along Kaaterskill Creek to Kaaterskill Falls. Bastion Falls, which marks the beginning of the trail and can be seen from the highway, is quite a site too. A treat for the novice and experienced hiker alike.
291 Tinker St (Rte. 212), Woodstock.
Conveniently situated behind the best restaurant in Woodstock (the Bear Cafe), the Bearsville Theater hosts a variety of entertainment and performances, from comedy acts and concerts by amatuers and headliners alike, to tribute shows, dance parties and even boxing events. The beautiful space can also be booked for private parties. Check out their on-line calendar for upcoming acts.
BLISS YOGA CENTER
6 Deming St, Woodstock. 845-679-8700. www.blissyogacenter.com.
Get your "Om" on at this very popular yoga studio which offers classes, workshops and more for all levels of practice.
CENTRAL HOTEL ANTIQUES
83 Partition St, Saugerties. 845-246-6874.
One of the village's more popular antiquing destinations, Central Hotel Antiques offers an ever-changing supply of fine collectibles and unpolished gems.
89 Partition St, Saugerties. 845-246-3833. www.digtheshop.com.
The first hip clothing store to christen Saugerties. Fashion civilization at last!
HALF MOON STUDIO
67 Partition St, Saugerties. 845-246-0553.
Hudson Valley artists strut their stuff at this small, sweet, village gallery.
KATSBAAN GOLF CLUB
1754 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties. 845-246-8182.
For those of you who prefer a five iron to a fishing rod, Katsbaan Golf Club should fit you to a tee.
119 Main St, Saugerties. 845-246-9529.
The first doctor ever to live in Saugerties occupied this home, which exemplifies 18th century regional architecture. Call for schedule of events and tour information.
KLEINERT/JAMES ARTS CENTER (WOODSTOCK GUILD)
34 Tinker St, Woodstock. 845-679-2079.
Musical performances, poetry readings and art exhibits are just some of the cultural events that take place here.
LEVON HELM'S MIDNIGHT RAMBLE
160 Plochmann Ln, Woodstock. 845-679-2744. www.levonhelm.com
The legend from the Band keeps rock alive at these intimate jam sessions held in his barn-cum-recording studio in Woodstock. Tickets sell out fast so reserve early.
13 Simmons St, Saugerties. 845-246-5805; www.miriamswell.org.
Lectures, seminars, retreats and workshops are offered to those who seek spiritual enlightenment.
NORTH RIVER CRUISES
24 Cutten Dr, Saugerties. 845-679-8205, 845-339-1050.
Charter your next private, corporate or sightseeing event on this cruising vessel.
110 Partition St, Saugerties. 845-247-0095.
This equestrian tack shop and clothing store sells the finest gear in horseing. Bring the deep pocket book on your next visit and dazzle your mounted posse.
Washington Ave, Saugerties. 845-246-4501.
Go clubbing with the little ones at Puttin' Plus where mini-golf is rivaled only by the excellent go-cart track.
RIVER ROCK HEALTH SPA
62 Ricks Rd, Woodstock. 845-679-7800.
Relax to the max during your country getaway with a visit to this lovely spa in the Woodstock countryside. Massages, facials and more are just a stone's throw from the Villa.
SAUGERTIES ANTIQUES CENTER
220 Main St, Saugerties. 845-246-8234.
To be honest, the name says it all.
Route 9W, Saugerties. 845-246-2919.
Whether you come for the annual Mum Festival or just want to take a scenic break, Seamon Park is a nature-lover's retreat.
67 Partition St, 2nd floor, Saugerties. www.shaktiyogasaugerties.com.
This small, charming yoga studio is the first of its kind in Saugerties. Beginner and mixed-level classes
TIBETAN BUDDHIST MONASTARY
Karma Triyana Dharmachakra 352 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. 845-679-5906.
Tour this beautiful shrine and discover one of the largest statues of Buddha in North America, along with a bevy of deity statues and sacred paintings. There is also a bookstore for your literary needs.
1811 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties. 845-247-9177, 800-221-6496.
Love one another at Total Tennis where a variety of programs appeal to the novice and pro alike.
WOODSTOCK ART COLONY
Here, a host of galleries, shops, boutiques and restaurants are steps apart for your spending pleasure.
WOODSTOCK SCHOOL OF ART
2470 Rt. 212, Woodstock. 845-679-2388.
This National Historic Landmark and art institute offers classes and workshops as well as auctions and exhibitions (in summer only).
83 Wilhem Rd, Saugerties. 845-246-9046.
If you've been pining away for the right Christmas tree, spruce things up with one of Applegates' marvelous conifers.
BEAR CREEK LANDING
Intersection of Rts. 214 and 23A, Tannersville. 518-263-3839.
Snowmobile your way through the Catskills at this family sport complex.
Rt. 23A, Hunter.
It's the slope that's dope and everyone knows it. Give it a whirl if you dare.
Snyder's Farm, Rt. 212, Saugerties.
Want to feel like a kid again? Join the throngs of giggling frolickers for a tube or sled ride down popular Snyder's Hill.
BLUE MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND
3783 Rt. 32, Saugerties. 845-246-7564.
With the gorgeous Blue Mountain area as your backdrop, this campground offers 50 sites with electric and full hookups. Aside from countless hiking trails and children's activities, there are also flushing toilets and shower facilities.
BOICE'S FARM AND GARDEN
Old Kings Highway, Mt. Marion. 845-246-7426.
Outstanding fruits, veggies and flowers make Boice's a local favorite. And, come fall, the kids go nuts for their fabulous pumpkins and gourds.
CAROUSEL AT BEACHVIEW CENTER
61 South Partition St, Saugerties. 845-246-5388.
Ever ride an original Allan Herschell Co. carousel made in the 1950s? Here's your chance.
CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AT WOODSTOCK
59 Tinker St, Woodstock. 845-679-9957.
Shutterbugs can focus on a number of services at the Center; from lectures and children's programs to exhibits and photography workshops.
Maple Ln, Woodstock. 845-679-6744.
The heart of Woodstock holds many secrets, but Mower's isn't one of them. Popular with locals and visitors alike, this market offers everything under the sun from furniture, jewelry and records to fresh produce and flowers.
OPUS 40 & QUARRYMAN'S MUSEUM
Fite Rd, High Woods, Saugerties. 845-246-3400.
Harvey Fite created this six-acre sculpture park out of an abandoned quarry, and he did it all by his lonesome. Come give the man his props!
RIP VAN WINKLE CAMPGROUNDS, INC
149 Blue Mountain Rd, Saugerties. 845-246-8114, 800-246-8334.
Fishing, hiking and the general splendors of nature are all in a day's pleasure at this camping facility. Best of all, pets are allowed.
SAUGERTIES LIGHTHOUSE CONSERVANCY
Saugerties. 845-247-0656, 845-246-4380.
Visible from Esopus Creek but tucked away on a nature preserve, the Saugerties Lighthouse contains a museum chock full of local artifacts dating back to the area's commercial heyday (that would be the 1800s).
SAUGERTIES SCENIC HISTORIC BIKE ROUTES
Saugerties. For more info call the Village (845-246-2321) or Town (845-246-2800) of Saugerties.
Experienced local cyclists have mapped out some of the area's most scenic routes along the Hudson River and through the Catskill Mountains.
ATLANTIC KAYAK TOURS
Let seasoned pros guide you up and down the mighty Hudson for a wet and wild adventure.
HORSE SHOWS IN THE SUN (HITS-ON-THE-HUDSON)
454 Washington Ave, Saugerties. 845-246-8833.
The finest hunter/jumpers nationwide stampede the town of Saugerties for a spectacular summer-long horseing event.
HUDSON RIVER CRUISES
5 Field Court, Kingston. 800-843-7472.
This 300 passenger vessel offers a variety of themed cruises--from historic tours and sunset sails to dinner cruises and private charters--along the beautiful Hudson River during Spring, Summer and Fall.
JULY 4TH CELEBRATION IN SAUGERTIES
A lively parade at 11am marks the beginning this celebration, which is followed by field activities, live music and a pig roast at Cantine Field (Washington Ave, downtown Saugerties). The hoopla comes to an end with a dramatic fireworks display at 9pm.
Maverick Rd, Woodstock. 845-679-8217. www.maverickconcerts.org.
This lovely barn in the middle of the woods bills itself as "America's oldest, continuous summer chamber music series." And they can't be lyin'. Maverick has been at it since 1916!
SAUGERTIES FARMERS' MARKET
Main & Market Sts, Saugerties Village. July-October, 9am-2pm.
Local farmers converge here every Saturday from July to October with gorgeous foods and wares on hand. This is the spot for anyone hankerin' fresh organic veggies, plump orchard fruits, fresh-baked bread, eggs, jams, spreads--all things wholesome and delicious. For more info visit www.saugertiesfarmersmarket.com.
WOODSTOCK WORLD REGGAE FESTIVAL
Woodstock. www.wavelinks.net.; 845-679-3382.
This festival features the best of music, art, crafts and food significant to island culture.
HUDSON VALLEY GARLIC FESTIVAL
Last full weekend in Sept. Cantine Field, Washington Ave, downtown Saugerties. 845-246-3090; www.hvgf.com.
Altoids may come in handy at this tribute to nature's tastiest ingredient. Swarms of foodies, vendors and families make this festival one of Saugerties' best. It'll take your breath away (let's hope).
ANNUAL MUM FESTIVAL
Seamon Park, Saugerties. 845-246-2919.
Mums the word at beautiful Seamon Park; but music, crafts, food and art are worth mentioning too.
260 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties. 845-247-8910.
Pick your own pumpkin from Rich Farms' sprawling patch and even ride a pony or two before you leave. Hayrides are given on weekends.
WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
What was once a small blip on the film festival radar has become a recognizable force in the independent film genre, drawing celebrities and film buffs alike for its
outstanding screenings, fabulous seminars and other art-related activities.
A diverse collection of restaurants pepper the Catskills. Below you'll find a list of our favorites in the area.
Bearsville Theater Complex, Rt. 212, Bearsville (near Woodstock). 845-679-5555.
If there's one restaurant to see and be seen in the Catskills, it's the Bear. In summer, the landscaped patio and charming creek are the perfect backdrop for sunset cocktails. As the days grow colder, the indoor fireplace and warm atmosphere are nothing short of inviting. Excellent American Creative cuisine and an attentive staff explain why locals, visitors and celebrities alike frequent this fabulous restaurant.
BLUE MOUNTAIN BISTRO CATERING
1633 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties. 845-679-8519.
This was one of the best restaurants in the area before it sadly closed in January 2005. Thankfully, Blue Mountain Bistro has reemerged as one of the best catering companies around, transforming the original restaurant into a quaint events venue.
89 Partition St, Saugerties. 845-246-9371.
Owned by a former New York City chef and a Broadway production coordinator, Café Tamayo serves hearty American Creative recipes to a mature and sophisticated crowd who enjoy the chef's limited, but well-thought out, prix fixe menu. Call ahead for seasonal hours.
109 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. 845-679-9800. Opening Spring 2008.
Manhattanites and locals alike have been waiting with bated breath for the opening of this culinary hotspot. Conceived by a desciple of Jean-Georges Vongerichten and chef Gianni Scappin, formerly of Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck, Cucina answers the area's prayers for inventive Italian cuisine enjoyed in a pitch-perfect setting that's both rustic and modern. In a word: flawless!
253 Main St, Saugerties. 845-246-0073.
Pub grub and icy brew define this village tavern. It's a great local haunt to grab a bite before catching a flick at Saugerties' adorable Orpheum Theater.
2904 Rt. 32, Saugerties. 845-246-2797.
Unique mostly for its unlikely location (the side of the road out in the country), El Rancho is one of the few ethnic restaurants outside of the village of Saugerties that actually draws an energetic crowd. Must be those lethal margaritas, served two-for-one every Wednesday night!
6 Old Forge Rd at 212, On the Green, Woodstock. 845-679-3600.
This itsy-bitsy vegan restauarant serves the kind of vegetarian fare even carnivores enjoy. Preparing recipes culled from all ethnic roots, the cuisine is creative, delicious and most importantly, 100% free of animal products. Alcohol is not served, but you are welcome to BYOB. Call for seasonal hours.
GYPSY WOLF CANTINA
261 Tinker St, Woodstock. 845-679-9563.
Tex-Mex lovers can get their fix at this kitschy cantina located on the outskirts of the Village of Woodstock. Friendly, funky and filled with tons of lupine art, Gypsy Wolf is the whole wacky...um...enchilada.
51 Tinker St, Woodstock. 845-679-5533.
Locals love the consistent service and reliable Middle Eastern cuisine (much of it vegetarian) at this cozy, two-story restaurant in the heart of Woodstock.
LAND & SEA GRILL
Intersection of Rts. 32 and 212, Saugerties. 845-246-0355.
If only all thruway-exit restaurants were this appetizing. Thick steaks, fresh seafood and plenty of gut-busting side dishes make Land & Sea Grill a sure stop for hearty eaters and all around red-meat junkies. Don't let the gloomy decor scare you...the food here is good!
MARION'S COUNTRY KITCHEN
End of Riseley Rd off of Rte 375, Woodstock. 845-679-3213.
Homey, rustic and tucked away on a dead-end road, Marion's Country Kitchen serves eclectic European cuisine using Hudson Valley ingredients. The menu runs the gamut of offerings, from lite bites (grilled octopus, steamed artichoke), vegan specials (vegan ravioli and "a nightly surprise) and entrees that'll stick to your ribs (sauerbraten, pork roast, hanger steak, etc.). After dinner, take in the local wild life next door at Crest Bar, equipped with a pool table, tunes and a full service bar.
90 Partition St, Saugerties Village. 845-246-9240.
Perhaps the cutest restaurant in Saugerties, Miss Lucy's dishes up homestyle comfort food in a shabby chic setting (with the emphasis on chic...after all, the owner is a former Greenwich Village restauranteur).
NEW WORLD HOME COOKING CO.
1411 Rt. 212, Saugerties. 845-246-0900.
Not everything about the country is laid back. New World's distinctive cuisine has more kick than an angry mule. The spicy menu has even earned this regional favorite an award of distinction in 2001's Zagat.
17 Tinker St, Woodstock. 845-679-5763.
Owned by the same sassy duo who brought you Cafe with Love in Saugerties, Oriole 9 had some big shoes to fill (it took over the space formerly known as Heaven). Luckily for the hungry masses, the shoe fit and casual Oriole 9 cranks out some of the best-loved meals in Woodstock. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
THE RED ONION
1654 Rt. 212, between Saugerties and Woodstock. 845-679-1223.
One of the area's newest restaurants is also one of the best. The Red Onion's eclectic menu, defined by chef Kevin Katz as "international bistro cuisine", is hearty, original and adored by the throngs of patrons who dine here.
147-149 Ulster Ave, Saugerties. 845-246-6169.
Naysayers may warn of ordering Italian food outside of Manhattan, but Emiliani does a good job of scratching the proverbial pasta itch when your stomach calls.
216 Main St, Saugerties. 845-246-4333.
If you liked the menu at now defunct Annemarie's Cafe, you'll love the treats on order at this adorable breakfast and lunch nook. Right in the heart of Saugerties Village, Tango Cafe was opened by a couple of Annemarie's disciples and is a fantastic spot for early morning or mid-day noshing before checking out the town.
7 Grand Union Plaza, Rte. 212, Saugerties. 845-247-2488.
It isn't Nobu, but locals and transplants alike are grateful for this pioneer's wonderfully fresh sushi (they buy from Fulton's Fish Market), friendly service and surprisingly tasteful decor (strip mall restaurants are rarely this appealing). The spicy shrimp-tempura roll is absolutely addictive!
VINCENT'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
276 Malden Turnpike, Saugerties. 845-246-2813.
This newcomer to the Saugerties restaurant scene is locally owned and operated, and serves traditional Italian dishes (chicken parmesean, pan-roasted pork chops, zuppa di pesce) in a low-key atmosphere. Its location off the beaten path means it's frequented primarily by locals who know where to to to catch the game--the bar's giant flat screen TV is "the" place to watch!