Fall Weekends Away: Woodstock, NY

February 10, 2015

Three bags, Two Countries, One Hat continued…

Lupe gives us her travel tips for a long weekend in Woodstock, New York:

For our autumnal dream in Woodstock, NY the following weekend, I grabbed my blackPeak Duffeland Ben brought along his chestnutOlympian, which he never leaves home without these days. The fall foliage alone is reason enough to visit the Catskills, but with culinary, shopping and cultural treasures in abundance, this is a place you will want to return to many times. We stayed at the idyllic and perfectly located, Inn on the Millstream. Their Brookside Cottage is our favorite place to stay in Woodstock, with the most picturesque two-tiered terrace overlooking Tannery Brook.For the ultimate in one-stop shopping just steps away from the Inn, Ecosystem Boutique in Woodstock Village mustn’t be missed. There you can find chic men’s and women’s wear, shoes, jewellery and housewares all hand selected by their ultra stylish team. For divine natural and artistic beauty, pack a picnic and spend the day at the monumental Opus 40, the sculptural bluestone masterpiece by Harvey Fite. After an afternoon of hiking the majestic Overlook Mountain or walking around the sprawling Ashokan Reservoir, head to the palate pleasing Miss Lucy’s Kitchen in downtown Saugerties, well worth the 30 minute drive out of Woodstock. There you can indulge in the most seasonal and delicious cocktails (the Persimmons Martini and Spiced Cider Margarita were our personal favorites). For lovely local fare, head to The Red Onion on Route 212, and dine by candlelight on their covered porch, but not before saying goodnight to the sun as it sets over Cooper Lake.

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Boarding our flight with our August essentials – The Peak in black & The Olympian in chestnut

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View from the terrace at the Inn on the Millstream’sBrookside Cottage

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Ecosystem Boutique

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Opus 40

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Walking within Opus 40 with The Peak Duffel in Black

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Ashokan Reservoir

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Miss Lucy’s Kitchen

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The Red Onion

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Cooper Lake at sunset