Happy May Day! Whether you’re out dancing around a pole with brightly colored ribbons or simply sitting by the Millstream enjoying the warmth of the day, it is certainly a beautiful time of year. (And be extra thankful you’re in Woodstock now and that you weren’t in Britain around 1666, since all May Day celebrations were banned for almost two decades!) So enjoy the fresh blooms, even pick a few wildflowers to leave at a friend’s door and embrace these peaceful, lovely spring days.
The sun is out, the windows are open. And that compelling siren song of spring is luring you, forcing you to a nearby Adirondack chair. You are helpless. Forces beyond your control insist it’s time to stop.
Pause. Rest. Relax.
This fleeting season of renewal will soon be gone. So it’s time to play hooky, hang up the Gone Fishin’ sign and enjoy the day – just make sure you leave the cell phone at home.
(Photo courtesy of L. Jeffries who entered this image in our 2012 photo contest. This year’s contest ends June 21, 2013. Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
What a weekend it will be here in Woodstock! Spirituality, sex and song are just some of the topics that will be addressed at the 2013 Woodstock Writer’s Festival. Starting on Thursday night and right on through Sunday the hottest names in literature will be visiting the coolest town in America. This is just one of the many features that make Woodstock such a wonderful place to live and play. Join some of the sessions in person or download a webcast of the festival. Be inspired, be reflective, or just be. It is, after all, Woodstock.
The Millstream as MUSE/r. rechtschaffen sculpure/k.pignataro photo
It is that time of year again!! Send us three of your treasured photos for our Spring photo contest. Photos of the Woodstock Inn, the grounds, our unique community…what inspires you?? Share it with us and you could win a complimentary night at the Inn. Deadline is June 21, 2013…so book now and share your current images with us!
…meanwhile down by the ol’Millstream…
April 1st…opening of fishing season! One of the many, many reasons to come to the Catskills and the Woodstock Inn! Caught some fishermen doing their thing down by the ol’Millstream. It’s one of the signs of spring…and one of the 4 seasons you should experience here in the Hudson Valley!
We’ve added a charming stand-alone home to the offerings at The Woodstock Inn on the Millstream. Streamside is a two-bedroom, two bath home that includes lovely decks overlooking Tannery Brook. And to celebrate we’re offering 25% off a mid-week stay through May 16, but book now. With the warm weather finally arriving, things are getting busy at the Inn. Just enter the promo code Stream to receive the discount.
Hey – What’s with this snow? Now that the calendar says Spring has arrived we planned on splitting up some wood to let it season for next year’s fires. But it seems ol’ Mother Nature had other plans! Oh well, it’s still mighty beautiful here at the Inn – come on by and say hello.
Coming soon to the town you love to visit!! The Woodstock Writers Festival is one of the gems of spring here in town. Starting on Thursday, 4.18 through Sunday, 4.21 you can take workshops, attend lectures and meet some of the finest writers in the country. Elizabeth Lesser, Meggan Watterson, Lodro Rinzler, Cheryl Strayed, Abigail Thomas, Martha Frankel, Marion Winik, Bar Scott…and many more!
peace & pencils…
Just one more week and Spring will officially be here! Welcome in the morning on March 20 (7:02 a.m. for the compulsives among us!) and we can kiss the calm of winter goodbye and begin to bask in the beauty of spring.
Already, we’re prepping the gardens at the Inn and things will soon be abloom. The stream is cascading past and Mother Nature is reminding us that indeed, time marches on.
Come on up for a visit at the Inn, and see the magic of the seasons unfold.
Sometimes terrible things…like FRACKING can bring together the most extraordinary people and that is exactly what is happening this Sunday, 3.10th @7:30 at The Bearsville Theater. You don’t want to miss the amazing lineup of local musical talent that will lend their hands, voices and instruments to what will surely be an unforgettable night of music…
Amy Helm, Ben Perowsky, Gail Ann Dorsey, Natalie Merchant, Jack DeJohnette, Jeremy Bernstein, John Medeski, Joey Eppard, Jerry Marotta, Rachel Yamagata…and many, many more….
Come and get moved by an evening of spirituals by some of the area’s finest musicians