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CULTURE
Stoneleaf Retreat's Open Call for Women Artist Residents
Across 20 acres of land in the Catskill Mountains, Stoneleaf Retreat provides space for thought, inspiration, guidance and collaboration. The location plays host to the Stoneleaf Residency, wherein cycles of women artists can settle in, produce...
TRAVEL
Amenia, New York's Design Hotel Troutbeck
With a facade that alludes to a 250-year-history, Troutbeck's stone and shingled Manor House greets visitors with coquettish grandeur. This centerpiece of the sprawling 45 acre estate embraces guests with warmth—tucking guest rooms around and above...
TRAVEL
Best of CH 2017: Travel
Whether exploring a nearby neighborhood or a nation, there's nothing that satisfies a curious mind quite like travel. This year—like every year—CH full-time staff and contributors from all over the world have experienced adventures of all kinds, all...
TRAVEL
Upstate New York's The DeBruce Inn
For New Yorkers googling "Livingston Manor," the bar in downtown Brooklyn pops up first, before the hamlet in upstate New York. It's likely due to proximity but also maybe the search engine algorithm doubts interest in a town whose population clocked...
DESIGN
Outpost Upends the Trade Show Format
Twice a year the outdoor industry descends on Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer, a massive four-day event at the Salt Palace Convention Center featuring next season's products. From athletes and buyers to media, the cavernous hall is packed with...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Adirondacks
Six hours from Toronto, Boston and New York City, the Adirondacks region is the largest publicly protected area within the 48 states (one just can't compete with how big Alaska is). One of the most unique aspects to this state park is that there are...
TRAVEL
The Brentwood, Saratoga Springs
Driving onto the Brentwood Hotel's gravel courtyard—which itself clamors with growls of welcome—one can't help but let out a sigh of relief. It's a four-hour commitment from NYC, and the Taconic State Parkway doesn't offer much to look at in the colder...
TRAVEL
Scribner's Catskill Lodge
Forever on a quest to discover escapes within arm's reach of New York City, we found ourselves at the recently reopened Scribner's Catskill Lodge in Hunter, New York. The hotel itself isn't new (its bones were constructed back in 1966) and during its...
FOOD-DRINK
Upstate New York's Arrowood Farms Beer
Consumers today are wondering more and more where their food and beverages come from. Transparency is key, sustainability is valued, and passion is a plus. All of this can be found at the rather idyllic Arrowood Farms in upstate New York. And...
TRAVEL
Rivertown Lodge, Hudson
Opened last October in Hudson, New York, Rivertown Lodge doesn't look like much when you pull up (or walk the 20 minutes from the Amtrak train station). Formerly a 1920s movie theater later converted into a motel in 1958, the new 27-room hotel on Warren...
FOOD-DRINK
Smart Beer: New York State's First Organic Brew
Regardless of the merits of organic ingredients, if upstate New York's Smart Beer didn't taste good, it wouldn't warrant coverage. The company's debut product—an Organic Golden Ale—tastes refreshing and zesty. It's lighter bodied but not too light...
FOOD-DRINK
Six Hard Ciders for Spring Sipping
Over a year ago, the small-batch magnificence of upstate New York's Aaron Burr Cider appeased our palate in a very unique way—and made us delve deeper into one of the fastest growing markets in the drinks world. Cider is a lighthearted beverage, but...
CULTURE
Sustain-Release Music Festival
With festival lineups looking more and more identical, and the overall experience becoming synonymous with struggle and exhaustion, two underground music veterans are offering a new kind of escape that ensures an intimate experience for their familial...
TRAVEL
Graham & Co. Hotel, Catskills
by Janine Stankus On a sunny Saturday in May, the Esopus River runs red from recent rains and the tiny town of Phoenicia, NY is beginning to stir. A fleet of motorcycles rolls onto the one-block main drag while a pair of young men on beach cruisers...