Artistic Woodstock, NY
Woodstock is one of the most famous little towns in the world, namesake for the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival, despite the fact that it didn’t actually occur there (issues securing a permit forced the festival more than 60 miles south to Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel).Nevertheless, the creative, artistic, musical culture remains firmly planted in Woodstock
Dating back to the 1700s, Woodstock has always been a town rich in art, music and a feeling of freedom. While the relaxed, counter-culture hippie feel still exists, it is combined with a real sophistication and modernity. Woodstock is home to two monasteries, as well as The Woodstock Playhouse, The Woodstock Film Festival, The Bearsville Theater, The Maverick Concerts, as well as so many talented artisans who sell their creations all along Tinker Street in the best selection of independently owned storefronts anywhere.
Concurrent with Woodstock’s creative, artistic culture, the town has hosted numerous recurring and one-time festivals. Every fall, the annual Woodstock Film Festival draws top talent both locally and nation-wide. Each spring the Woodstock Writers Festival draws writers of all disciplines and hosts industry icons as keynote speakers and panelists.
Here is where the Catskills begin their long climb to the skies, with Woodstock positioned right at the foot of Overlook Mountain. Featuring a thriving art scene and exceptional dining options, such as The Bear Cafe and Cucina, Woodstock is second home to many New Yorkers, including its fair share of celebrities who walk the streets comfortably and somewhat anonymously.
North of Shandaken and a short distance west of Saugerties, Woodstock affords plenty of access to waterfront views, scenery and outdoor activities. Contact us to learn more about Woodstock and what makes it so special.