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Winter Weekend in Woodstock

Woodstock, New York is over two hours from where we live, so we decided it would be the perfect getaway for a long weekend. After not being able to travel for so long, we were so excited to get away even if it was for a few days.  We’ve never been, but heard it was a cute, trendy and relaxing town. 

Day 1 

We checked into Hotel Dylan and stayed in the Haven room. The boutique hotel had a very cute, retro, bohemian look and each room was styled differently. Every detail from the wallpaper, to the lamp to the record player was planned out perfectly. (We are definitely taking some inspiration for our new home) They even gave us a s’mores making kit upon arrival for the fire pit to sit around each night. 
We had dinner at the A&P bar and ordered from the chef’s special Valentine’s Day menu. We especially loved the strawberry shortcake dessert!

Day 2 

We ordered ahead at The Mud Club because we heard they had really good wood fired bagels and coffee. We placed a hefty order of fresh cookies, bagel chips, chocolate croissants, coffee and, of course, a couple bagels. I ordered A Fool on Mill Hill which was avocado, egg & chevre cheese with sprouts. Mark had the Lox and Shout, which was cured smoked salmon, capers, pickled red onion, dill & radish. Everything was really tasty and fresh! 

We went back to Hotel Dylan to check out the Abandoned Hard Cider tasting room which was conveniently right on the property. It was super awesome being able to walk right from our room to the tasting room. The room only allowed three people inside at a time, so it was just us and the employee who taught us all about their cider. We had the place to ourselves and for a private cider tasting of all the craft ciders made with apples from wild, abandoned and backyard orchards in the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley of New York. Pretty cool stuff! You can even let them know of someone in the area with apple trees that could help them make cider. We loved all the ciders, but especially Vacation, Barrel Aged and Gold Rush. 

We explored downtown which had some really unique shops. We bought a side table at Timbuktu, ornaments and local chocolate at Lily’s Boutique and candles at Candlestock.

We had dinner reservations at SILVIA which is apparently a hot spot when you go to Woodstock. We had a pre-fixed menu. For the first course I had the wild mushroom galette, middle course: cauliflower lobster chowder, main course: scallops, and dessert: chocolate lavender pot du creme. Everything was great! 

After dinner, we wound up back at the A&P bar for some after dinner cocktails (of course). 🙂

Day 3 

For breakfast, we went to Bread Alone for some breakfast sandwiches and coffee. We then picked up cupcakes from Peace, Love & Cupcakes which was featured as Food Network’s best Cake in the Country winner. We tried the Signature Tie Dye, the Winner, the Janis Joplin and the Dylan – they were all so good! 

You’d think Woodstock Brewing would be in the town of Woodstock, but it was a 20-25 minute drive away in Phoenicia. They didn’t take reservations so we showed up and were luckily seated right away. We ordered a few appetizers to split and a couple beers to wash it down. 

We drove back to Woodstock and had massages at glo spa. They strictly followed health and safety protocols and the decor was really beautiful. After the massages, we picked up a couple pizzas from Cucina to bring with us to our next destination – our Airbnb named The Daisy Cabin.

Upon arrival, our Airbnb host left us a bottle of wine with two wine glasses which was really sweet. The house itself was so well-decorated, super clean and really cute.. We heated up our Caprina pizza (fig-rosemary jam, goat cheese, mozzarella, pear, arugula, truffle oil) and margherita pizza (mozzarella, tomato, oregano, basil), made a fire in the fireplace and played some board games – Guess Who & Scrabble to be specific. 

This was the perfect, relaxing getaway weekend we needed! We’d definitely love to go back in the spring or fall when you can hike and explore more activities. We’d definitely want to go back to the Abandoned Hard Cider tasting room and stock up again! 

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