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Local Recommendations

While you're here, we recommend exploring the local area and trying some of the delicious restaurants and exciting activities that the region has to offer. From hiking or skiing, to sampling some of the best local cuisine, to heading to a farmer's market for local goods, there's something for everyone to enjoy within 30 miles of our property all year round!

Head to our blog for additional tips and recommendations when planning your trip to the Catkskills. 

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Winter Activities


From local holiday happenings, riding on the Polar Express Train Ride, to exploring the 15 acres of our property in the snow, there are many options for winter fun when you stay at our property. Hunter and Windham Mountain are within 25 miles of Bugg Haus and offer the areas best skiing, along with tubing hills, restaurants, and a spa. 

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Hiking & Scenic Sites

There are many scenic drives and lookout spots as well as countless hiking trails of varying levels throughout the area. We are also just 20 miles from Kateerskill Falls, one of the areas most popular waterfall with gorgeous views!

Festivals & Events


There are local events happening year round in the Catskills. From holiday markets to music festivals you're bound to find something to attend on the weekends if that's what you're looking to do! 

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Farmer's Markets


From May to October, there are numerous Farmer's Markets that pop up on the weekends (and some weekdays!). When the weather turns cold, some of these markets even stay open as a holiday market through Christmas.

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Family Friendly Activities


There are so many family friendly activities to enjoy in the surrounding area! A few of our quick recs to explore are: Zoom Flume Water Park, Greenville Drive-in Movies, Howe Caverns
Story Farm and Nursery, Baliwick Animal Park and Riding Stables, and the Catskill Rail Explorer! 

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Historical Sites & Museums 

The Catskills are full of rich history and they have the sites to prove it. We highly recommend taking a walk (or drive) over the historic Rip Van Winkle Bridge to take in the beautiful views of the Hudson River and the surrounding area. On either end of the bridge is the famous Thomas Cole and Olana Historic Sites, both known for their role at the Hudson River School. Both sites are worth a visit!

Local Restaurants & Cafes


There are a lot of local spots -- both new and old -- to try out if you're not looking to cook at our place (although that's an option too!). Start with this list to get you going! But don't skimp on the breakfast sandwiches at the Freehold Country Store down the street from our property!

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Breweries & Wineries

Stay tuned for our "best of" brewery and winery list coming soon! In the meantime, some of our favorite breweries in the area are: Subversive Brewing and Malting, Old Factory Brewing, and Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company. Head to The Vineyard at Windham for our favorite Winery (make a reservation ahead of time)!

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