About 130 miles north of NYC, you'll find West Coxsackie, NY, a quaint and peaceful community, perfect for a restful weekend away. If you are an antique collector, you will love the Coxsackie Antique Center, which features over 100 dealers in a 15,000 square foot space at much lower prices than other places in the valley.
If you happen to visit during the spring or summertime, be sure to take in some cinema under the stars at Hi Way Drive-In, one of the last remaining drive-in movie theaters in the state. The theater is located just 5 miles south of Coxsackie, and is open from Spring until Labor Day. Prior to Memorial Day, movies are only shown on the weekend, but after that, it’s 7 nights a week!
Also be sure to check out the schedule for Lumberyard, a women-led non-profit center for film and performing arts located just down the road in Catskill.
For lodging, consider a stay at Circa 1804 Farmhouse, which is set on a 10-acre farm that is also home to Owls Hoot Barn, a gorgeous wedding and event space. If it’s not booked for a wedding, you can actually rent out the farmhouse and adjoining cabin for a weekend getaway.
Opening the front door is like taking a step back in time, with thoughtfully selected antique pieces at every turn and you will immediately fall in love with the gorgeous farm-style kitchen. The rustic feel of the original wood floors & cabinets paired with a farm sink blended seamlessly with modern appliances including a Viking range, a commercial refrigerator and an espresso machine. If you visit in the winter months, Circa 1804 will provide you with plenty of firewood and a prepped fireplace so you can easily curl up and enjoy a glass of wine with the flames flickering and crackling in the background.
The farmhouse can sleep 10 comfortably, making it an ideal spot for a girls weekend getaway. Next door to the house, you'll find a 2-person cabin which is also available for rent. The space is perfect for couples or to add on extra space to the farmhouse rental. There's also a second house next door that is being remodeled and soon the property will be able to accommodate 40 guests.
Whether you're looking for a quick breakfast or a full sit-down meal, definitely check out the newly-opened Cottage 81, just down the road from Owls Hoot.
It's housed inside a beautifully restored farmhouse on Green Vally Farms and is the epitome of farm to table cuisine. All pastries are made daily from scratch (the chef is a son of a baker!) Chef Sean also smokes and cures all of the restaurant's meats in house. The farm just acquired 200 head of Montana Angus beef cattle to source from, as well as pasture-raised chickens for meat & eggs.
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