As Your Local Guide to Ulster County and The Catskills, it is my honor and privilege to share with you all the best places to visit — from the the well-known tourist attractions to the hidden gems — in some of our most unique, interesting, educational and exciting cities, towns and hamlets.
For our May edition, I present to you the Nest Realty Co. official Field Guide to High Falls, NY, a quaint historical hamlet amidst the Catskill and Shawangunk Mountains in Marbletown that is so extraordinarily beautiful I bought two acres here a few years ago and can't wait to renovate my little cottage. My land is perfectly nestled behind Mohonk Mountain House and the Two Path Deep Hole (shhhhh... don’t tell anyone — it’s public, but still a bit of a well-kept secret, especially on weekdays). Contact me for the exact location...In this Guide, I prep you for your summer city escape — focusing on the famous antiquing, fine food, art, history, shopping, and more. Go #FindYourJoy!
"High Falls is the place for you if you live for unique local cultures, history and natural wonders as its residents, neighbors, and returning visitors do... This is a great little community."
– Visit Vortex
Michael Van Nort: +1 917 335 5931 | email@example.com
Charles Farruggio: +1 917 577 1137 | firstname.lastname@example.org
FRED features an ever-changing collection of modern and vintage glassware, tabletop and entertaining items, decorative objects, artwork, designer pillows, lighting and furniture, curated by interior designers Michael Van Nort and Charles Farruggio. Visit FRED on weekends between 11 AM and 5 PM, or by appointment, to find the perfect gift!
Field & Barn Ltd.
+1 845 706 1070 | email@example.com
"Located in a beautifully restored black barn, the shop contains a mix of antiques and artisanal goods curated by Ron Sharkey and Katherine McMillan... They also play host to a field market each month with local antiques and makers on the lawn. It’s the closest thing we have to the Marches Aux Puces in Paris!" – Brian McCarthy, Award-Winning Designer and Author
The Egg's Nest
+1 845 687 7255 | firstname.lastname@example.org
My go-to watering hole for $10 seasonal cocktails, The Eggs Nest is an art-filled casual restaurant formerly owned by Richard G. Murphy. Christina and Eric Silver took over in 2016, maintaining its charm and cooking up fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner options featuring seasonal and local ingredients.
The Spy Social Eatery & Bar
+1 845 687 7249 | email@example.com
Established by George and Brigitte Nagle in 1993 and reopened in 2016, The Spy is High Falls's most upscale eatery, with unbeatable Tofu Wings.
High Falls Food Co-Op
+1 845 687 7262 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Opened in 1976 and owned by its 1,100+ members, the Co-Op is open to the public and features quality selections for almost every diet, including gluten free, vegan, whole and organic, at the lowest possible prices.
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
+1 845 247 5700 | email@example.com
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary rescues, houses and cares for farmed animals, promotes veganism and advocates for animal rights. The Sanctuary welcomes visitors on weekdays from April through October.
Delaware & Hudson Canal Museum
+1 845 687 2000 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The D&H Canal Museum is open weekends from May through October, celebrating the historical significance of the Delaware and Hudson Canal.
+1 682 564 5613 | email@example.com
The Wired Gallery is open weekends from 11 AM to 4 PM and by appointment, displaying the artistic works of Mid-Hudson Valley artists.
the green cottage
+1 845 687 4810 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Open seven days a week, the gorgeous Green Cottage serves as the Hudson Valley's premier source for wedding floral arrangements, everyday bouquets, hand-crafted jewelry, and unique cards and gifts.
Did you know?
Warren Beatty debuted on the big screen in Splendor in the Grass, co-starring Natalie Wood (pictured), some of which was shot in High Falls, NY!
Did I Miss Your Favorite?
High Falls is deserving of (a lot) more than one visit – that's why I bought a second home here! From the village's walkable main drag, with its dining establishments, museum, and shops, to the farm sanctuary, falls and forests on its outskirts, there's always something to do — no matter the season, and irrespective of your age, gender or interests.
If you've got a suggestion, leave it in the comments!
Want to Be My Neighbor?
As an expert on everything High Falls and the Hudson Valley, as well as a longtime REALTOR® and the licensed broker/owner of Nest Realty Co., it's my specialty to connect my clients with the home of their dreams. I've done it many times before (just check the testimonials!), and I can do it for you.
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