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
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 downtown 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)
Sues - Main Street, Phoenicia - 1 mile away. Hottest
spot for breakfast or lunch. Get there early.
- Main Street, Phoenicia - 1 mile away. Excellent pizza
and a great option for breakfast too. Great family
Boy - Main Street, Phoenicia - 1 mile away. Phoenicia’s
newest addition, homemade comfort food and market.
- Main Street, Phoenicia - 1 mile away. Upscale Italian
restaurant with a menu of seafood, pasta and substantial entrees.
Sportsman's Alamo Cantina - Main Street, Phoenicia - 1
mile away. Tasty Tex-Mex food and a full-sized bar.
Diner - Rt. 28 (head east), 1-1/2 miles away. Newly
reopened and highly recommended.
Country Kitchen - Route 28, 2 miles east of Phoenicia.
Half deli, half diner, good food at great prices.
Restaurant - Route 28, 3 miles east of Phoenicia, at the
Emerson Resort. American comfort food, frequent bar specials.
Rose - Rt. 212, 3 miles east on Rt. 28 - 4 miles away,
Mt. Tremper. Newly renovated, creative menu, great food.
Restaurant and Tap Room - 8 miles west on Rt. 28.
Highly recommended, excellent food, service and decor.
Cafe - Woodstock, 3 miles east on 28, then left onto Rt.
212 for 8 miles. Excellent menu, food and wine.
Bear - 3 miles east on 28, then left onto Rt. 212 for
8 miles (behind Bear Cafe). Very good Chinese food. Creekside
Wolf Cantina - Woodstock, go 3 miles east on 28, then
left onto Rt. 212 for 10 miles. Really good Mexican, great
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.
Cafe on the Green - Woodstock, go 3 miles east on 28,
then left onto Rt. 212 for 12 miles, in center of town. Excellent
- Woodstock, go 3 miles east on 28, then left onto Rt. 212
for 12 miles, at Route 375. Excellent modern Italian food.
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.
International fusion to satisfy every palette from meat eaters
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Come and experience some of the best downhill & crosscountry
skiing in the Northeast. Children under 12 stay free and ski
free just 10 minutes away at the newly improved, spectacular
Belleayre Mountain. Or, it's just 20 minutes to Hunter or
Windham Mountains. Ask at the front desk 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.
of Environmental Conservation
Catskill Mountains Hiking Guide
TUBING AND SWIMMING
Phoenicia is the uncontested tubing capitol of the northeast!
Enjoy a relaxing 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.
If you're more in the mood to watch 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.
Hill Lake (Belleayre Beach)
- Our very own theater, presenting plays on
select weekends, and Friday Night films.
Street Cinema - A single screen theater housed in a former
church in Woodstock.
Theater - This Woodstock Theater presents an impressive
array of musical, theatrical and special events.
YOGA & PILATES
Yoga - a beautiful water front studio in the nearby
hamlet of Chichester. Take 214 from Main Street, Phoenicia
for a mile or two.
in Woodstock (there's a lot of them!)
The Catskills has a number of Buddist Monestaries and Centers,
most have visiting hours and events for non-members.
Mountain Retreat & Conference Center
Dai Bosatsu Zendo
FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Farm Animal Sanctuary is just a few minutes drive away,
and 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 from 11am to 4pm. And,
we offer a 10% discount to volunteers to the Sanctuary!
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.
& Ulster Railroad
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.
& Ulster Railroad
The area woodlands provide endless trails and opportunities
to wander the back woods of the most beautiful wilderness
area in New York State.
Horseback Riding Club (Ashokan, 15 minutes away)
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 bursting
in fall colors, or a day spent apple-picking, autumn is a
perfect time to indulge in the flavors and aromas of the mountains.