For grocery and basics, we recommend the IGA Boiceville Market in Boiceville, 6 miles east on Route 28 (if you’re coming from the NYS Throughway (US-87), you’ll pass it on the way). If you just need beverages, snacks, charcoal, etc., the gas station or Phoenicia Supermarket will do the trick, take a right onto Rt. 28, go a half mile, make a left at the eagle statue and follow down to Main Street.
Shopping is available at a few spots in town, like the fabulous Mystery Spot Antiques, Tenderland Home, the Nest Egg, and Morne Imports, and also in Woodstock, approximately 20 minutes away. Take a right onto Rt. 28, a left onto Rt. 212 in Mt. Tremper (at 3 miles) and follow for 13 miles.
Kingston offers everything else you might need. 25 miles on Rt. 28 heading east. Follow signs to uptown/Stockade/Historic District for boutiques and small shops. For department stores and superstores (Sears, Macy’s, Target, Best Buy, Wal-Mart) take Route 209 towards the Rhinecliff Bridge (becomes Route 199) and take the Kingston exit for 9W.
DINING (In order of proximity)
The Phoenician –
Sweet Sues – Main Street, Phoenicia – 1 mile away. Great spot for breakfast or lunch. Get there early.
Brios – Main Street, Phoenicia – 1 mile away. Excellent pizza and a great option for breakfast too. Great family place.
Mama’s Boy – Main Street, Phoenicia – 1 mile away. Sweet coffee shop and small market.
Sportsman’s Alamo Cantina – Main Street, Phoenicia – 1 mile away. Tasty Tex-Mex food and a full-sized bar.
Tavern 214 – Rt 214 (just a bit off Main Street).1 mile away. New American Gastropub, highly recommended.
Phoenicia Diner – Rt. 28 (head east), 1-1/2 miles away. Newly reopened and highly recommended
Resort Ridge Pizza – Route 28, 2 miles east of Phoenicia in the Phoenicia Plaza.
Esopus Cafe – Route 28, 2 miles east of Phoenicia in the Phoenicia Plaza.
Catamount Restaurant – Route 28, 3 miles east of Phoenicia, at the Emerson Resort. American comfort food, frequent bar specials.
Four Corners Country Inn – Rt. 212, 3 miles east on Rt. 28, 4 miles away, Mt. Tremper. Newly reopened old farmhouse, great food.
Catskill Rose – Rt. 212, 3 miles east on Rt. 28 – 4 miles away, Mt. Tremper. Newly renovated, creative menu, cozy dining room, great food.
J. Roccos Steakhouse & Speakeasy – Rt. 28, 3 miles west of Phoenicia. Steakhouse on the river, frequently has weekend live music.
Landmark Grille – Rt. 28, 6 miles east of Phoenicia in Boiceville. Family dining at affordable prices.
Peekamoose Restaurant and Tap Room – 8 miles west on Rt. 28. Highly recommended, excellent food, service and decor.
Bear Cafe – Woodstock, 3 miles east on 28, then left onto Rt. 212 for 8 miles. Excellent menu, food and wine.
Little Bear – 3 miles east on 28, then left onto Rt. 212 for 8 miles (behind Bear Cafe). Very good Chinese food. Creekside dining.
Gypsy Wolf Cantina – Woodstock, go 3 miles east on 28, then left onto Rt. 212 for 10 miles. Really good Mexican, great family place.
Oriole 9 – Woodstock, go 3 miles east on 28, then left onto Rt. 212 for 12 miles, in center of town. A modern café with a Mediteranean feel.
Garden Cafe on the Green – Woodstock, go 3 miles east on 28, then left onto Rt. 212 for 12 miles, in center of town. Excellent Vegetarian.
Cucina – Woodstock, go 3 miles east on 28, then left onto Rt. 212 for 12 miles, at Route 375. Excellent modern Italian food.
New World Home Cooking – Saugerties, go 3 miles east on 28, then left onto Rt. 212 for 16 miles. On your right, after Woodstock but before Saugerties.
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Come and experience some of the best downhill & crosscountry skiing in the Northeast. Choose from four area mountains, discounts at Belleayre and Hunter available at the front desk. Ask for great places to go cross-country skiing.
HIKING & WALKING
If you’re looking to stick close to home, take a stroll towards the back of the property and follow either road across the bridge over the Esopus, take a right at the T and follow the right fork. If you’re feeling adventurous, hop down onto the old railroad tracks by the water and walk by the banks of the Esopus River.
For hiking, there are hundreds of miles of excellent trails in the area. Our special hiking guide is available upon request to our guests.
TUBING AND SWIMMING
Phoenicia is the uncontested tubing capitol of the northeast! Enjoy an exciting day of tubing down the Esopus Creek or just hop in, public access is 250 feet from the back of our property. Great swimming, volleyball and picnicking is also available at Pine Hill Lake (Belleayre Beach) only ten minutes west on Route 28 or at North South Lake, about 30 minutes north in the Tannersville area.
If you’d rather look than dive in, then check out Kaaterskill Falls, in Haines Falls (40 minutes away) to see the highest two-tiered waterfall in New York State.
From the Revolution to Roosevelt, our area has a rich history, and it’s the perfect thing to do when the rain washes out your outdoorsy weekend plans.
Shandaken Theatrical Society– Our town’s very own theater, presenting plays on select weekends, and Friday Night films.
Tinker Street Cinema – A single screen theater housed in a former church in Woodstock.
Bearsville Theater – This Woodstock Theater presents an impressive array of musical, theatrical and special events.
Colony Cafe – Live music venue, cafe and bar.
YOGA & PILATES
The Catskills has a number of Buddhist Monasteries and Centers, most have visiting hours and events for non-members.
FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARIES
Catskill Animal Sanctuary – Meet rescued animals and hear their stories, understand what caring for these animals can teach us, and learn about the plight of farmed animals and how you can help. Saugerties (about 35 minutes away), open on weekends from April through October.
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary is now about 40 minutes away, but is a wonderful place to visit cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, and goats who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Open for visits from April to October, Saturdays and Sundays.
HISTORIC TRAIN RIDES
Ride back into history aboard a train on the Catskill Mountain Railway. Try the tubing train between Phoenicia and Boiceville or take the Delaware & Western Railroad ride and slide show from the Arkville Depot for an easy way to enjoy the fall foliage.
FOR THE KIDS
Finding yourself in an outdoorsy place on a rainy day with kids can be challenging to say the least. Here’s some fun ideas to keep them happy.
The area woodlands provide endless trails and opportunities to wander the back woods of the most beautiful wilderness area in New York State.
Ashokan Horseback Riding Club (Ashokan, 15 minutes away)
Stone Tavern Farm (Roxbury, 30 minutes away)
FALL FOLIAGE AND APPLE-PICKING
Autumn is an amazing time to be in the Catskills. Whether it’s a train or horseback ride through the mountains aglow in fall colors, or a day spent apple-picking, autumn is a perfect time to indulge in the flavors and aromas of the mountains.