in Palenville, the lovely, historic Fernwood Restaurant
is literally just a 2 minute stroll from The Waterfall House.
Woodstock, a 12 mile drive, is a haven for shops, galleries and restaurants.
Stroll along Tinker Street and explore all that Woodstock has to
offer. In summer, browse the outdoor flea market held weekends and
Wednesdays. Enjoy a concert at the historic Maverick or live theater
at the Woodstock Playhouse. The Woodstock Film Festival, held each October, is a movie lovers delight.
Summer is the time for H.I.T.S.,
a major equestrian center located in Saugerties, just minutes from
our Waterfall Home. The Village of Saugerties (8 miles) provides easy
access to the Hudson River for boating and sailing. The village itself
is home to numerous pubs, restaurants and a variety of shops,
including several antique stores where you'll hunt for potential treasures.
Saugerties hosts many festivals and events such as the Garlic
Festival and the Jazz Festival. A colorful Farmers
Market is open on Saturdays in season.
Hunter Mountain (10 miles), provides a wide range of winter and summer activities. Hunter is the first of the three major ski resorts, which also include Windham and Belleayre (ours is a year-round vacation rental). The Catskill Mountain Foundation offers classes in the arts and many craft and culinary events. Nature lovers will appreciate the access to hiking and fishing.
The quaint Village of Catskill (10 miles) is an up and coming arts and antiquing community with several excellent restaurants. Meander a bit further and you'll find Hudson, a town brimming with antique stores of every description as well as a variety of restaurants and cafes. The Hudson Opera House is a historic venue for events of interest.
Spend time with us. Come to our Waterfall Rental House. You'll understand when you hear the soothing sounds of our waterfall why Washington Irving chose Palenville for Rip Van Winkle's classic story.
Golf, Tennis, Zoo/Wildlife Park, Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Rafting, Kayaking, Sailing, Boating, Water skiing, Swimming, Biking, Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snow boarding, Snowmobiling, Sledding/Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Fishing, Rock Climbing, Fitness Center/Gym, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Basketball Court, Antiquing, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Live Theatre, Museums, Horseshoes, Miniature golf, Horseback Riding.
Historic swinging bridge and nearby hiking trails make this an outdoor enthusiasts dream! Nature and history tour available mid-week.
Learn more on our History page: