The town of Woodstock, New York, has a pretty recognizable name, but it wasn't the site of the famous 1969 concert. That was held at Bethel Woods, about an hour-and-a-half's drive away. Festival producer Michael Lang wanted to hold it at Woodstock, the town turned down his permit application. Still, Woodstock's got plenty of music-related pride, and you can expect a whole host of celebratory concerts and events around the anniversary of the festival each summer.
Woodstock is in the Catskill Mountains, and offers tons of outdoorsy activities. Overlook Mountain has a popular 4.6 mile hiking trail. There's a 2.7-mile loop around Ashokan Reservoir. If you want an even more intense mountain experience, the 11,500-acre Indian Head Wilderness is just a few miles from Woodstock, with five Catskill mountain peaks.
Woodstock also has a number of popular art galleries and funky local shops, a smattering of which you can find on Tinker Street, the town's main drag. There are some cute "head shops" and boutiques hocking hippie-themed trinkets, and you can pick up baked goods at Peace, Love, & Cupcakes, a Food Network-award winning cupcake shop.
There's some good farm-to-table food here, as well. Italian eatery Cucina uses locally-sourced ingredients to prepare their fresh-tasting dishes, which they serve up in a restored farmhouse. There's Silvia, a slightly upscale spot that also serves farm-to-table dishes, and Tinker Taco Lab, a low-key eatery offering up tacos and margaritas.
Then, of course, there's the real estate, some of which is quite breathtaking. Take, for instance, the three-bedroom, three-bath house with a stone tower at 85 Upper West Ohayo Rd., now on the market for $1,050,000. Built by a master stone mason in 1984, the house is known locally as Volovski's Stone Tower House; it sits on three acres, and offers up 180-degree panoramic mountain views. The house opens with an open-concept living area, with wood-block flooring and a large granite fireplace.
It looks like there's an attached stove as well.
The kitchen has been outfitted with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and an ample center island with space for eat-in dining. There's also plenty of room for a dining room table.
The dining area's got gorgeous mountain views.
And here's a closer look at the kitchen area with an exposed stone wall.
For semi al fresco dining, the kitchen leads into the solarium, which is fully surrounded by windows and has a tiled floor and ceiling fan.
Here's one of the baths with a bowl sink.
A spiral staircase takes you up through the tower.
Here's one of the bedrooms, which looks like it has plenty of windows and closet space.
Another bath has a glass-walled shower.
A second bedroom looks quite spacious, as well.
From the listing, this looks like the master bedroom, complete with a large window seat and en-suite bath.
The master bath has a skylight, radiant heated floors, his and hers sinks, a glass-walled shower, and a soaking tub.
Outdoor space includes a carved stone path leading to a gazebo and light garden.
There's also a deck, which you can see here, and two stone pillars.
Here's a wide shot of the whole property.
The house is about a two-hour drive from Manhattan.
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