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The countdown is on….

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.

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This Sunday night…March 10th…you NEED to be in Woodstock!

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….

peace,

Karen

Come and get moved by an evening of spirituals by some of the area’s finest musicians

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Weekend escape

As if the Oscar hype weren’t enough, wet weather is certainly a perfect excuse for going to the movies! And right here in Woodstock we have some of the best offerings.  This weekend those who are normally behind the screen will come to the forefront to talk about their craft. On Saturday Tracy Christian, the director of Street Journeys, an amazing and uplifting documentary about the street children of Nairobi will talk after the 2:30 showing. And on Sunday film maker Hanna Sawka will discuss creating Beyond Iconic, the story of Magnum photographer Dennis Stock, after its 1:30 screening. There will also be a gathering afterward at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Click for more information about the movie showings. And make it a real theatrical weekend with a night at the Inn in between flicks. For reservations visit the Inn’s web page. Don’t pass up a chance to really escape for a weekend.

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Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard…

Could it go by any other name???  Of course not!  There is a proposal to rename Rte. 375…the road into Woodstock…Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard!  Personally I don’t think we can honor the man enough…not only because of the music…but his integrity, kindness, humility and that 1000 watt smile he shared with EVERYONE he met.  Keep the Rambles going folks…check Levon’s website often for upcoming shows and help keep the amazing tradition he started alive!

 

peace,

Karen

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A moving musical event

Hey, just announced. On Sunday March 10 a gathering of some of the finest musicians around – and who happen to call the Hudson Valley home! – will be performing together at the nearby Bearsville Theater. Imagine Amy Helm, Jerry Marotta, Jack DeJohnette, Natalie Merchant, many more and surprise guests all gathered for one night of music. This once-in-a-lifetime show is being billed as: We Shall Not Be Moved An Evening of Spirituals to Benefit Frack Action. Tickets range from $25 – $65 and will be sure to sell out. Get ‘em now and make a night of it with a stay at the Inn. Good music, good lodging. Doesn’t get any better than this.
For more info visit http://www.bearsvilletheater.com/events-calendar/
For reservations at the Inn http://www.woodstock-inn-ny.com

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Lovin’ Levon at the Grammy’s

In case anyone needed to be reminded, Woodstock’s very own – and very missed – Levon Helm is one of a kind. He was the focus of an amazing tribute last night, which included Mumford and Sons, at the Grammy’s. If you missed it, here’s a link.

http://deadspin.com/5983262/heres-the-balls+out-levon-helm-grammy-awards-memorial-tribute-performance-of-the-weight

And if you want to join in the spirit and “Keep It Goin’” there will be another Midnight Ramble March 2, 2013. C’mon out and celebrate Levon’s legacy.

 

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Get rewarded for a February stay

We know how beautiful the inn is in February, when things are cool and quiet outside and warm and cozy inside. But now it will be even more lovely when you book a mid-week, two-night stay: you’ll earn a gift certificate for a future visit.
Here’s the deal – Book Sunday through Thursday nights. Each two-night stay earns a $50 gift certificate, and each additional mid-week night also earns $50.  (Sorry, but this deal is not available Feb. 17 or 18.)
There’s no strings, no limits in redeeming the gift certificates in the future – you can even give them to someone else and share the Woodstock love. You have a year to plan the return stay, so choose your next favorite season and see us, and the Hudson Valley, in all our glory. Before we know it, Spring will be blooming out our window so come relax now.
You can book online and enter promo code GIFT and the certificates will be ready when you check in – simple – the way we like our life. Or, you can give us a call at 800-420-4707. But remember – this is the shortest month of the year. Don’t wait.

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Spring is just 50 days away…

“Ten Minute Blizzard” by Priscilla Kavanaugh

One of the lovely photos we received from last year’s photo contest.  I just loved this image by Priscilla Kavanaugh and with spring just 50 days off…I enjoy any “10″ minute blizzard we get!  Temps are suppose to rise to the mid 50′s tomorrow which means a lot of melt off…and perhaps a rushing stream!

This weekend at the Ashokan Center in nearby Olivebridge Mike & Ruthy are hosting the “Winter Hoot.”  Enjoy amazing food by New World Home Cooking, an indoor farmer’s market, hiking, blacksmithing, and of course GREAT MUSIC by some of the area’s best…Amy Helm, Mike & Ruthy, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason…and many, many more.

peace,

Karen

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It’s going to be a Jammin’ June in Woodstock

The mountains will be alive with music June 6-9 when Mountain Jam is held. A varied line-up featuring Phil Lesh & Friends, Widespread Panic , Gov’t. Mule and even Amy Helm are just a few of the musicians scheduled for this popular outdoor concert being held in nearby Hunter, N.Y. Pre-sale tix have already sold out, but discounted early purchase options are still available. Book early for this always popular event that celebrates the Woodstock spirit – and be sure to pack your dancing shoes!

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Out my office window…

The View

Yes…I know, I am lucky!  This is the beauty  I get to witness day after day out my office window.  I’m pretty psyched that I gave up the cubicle 17 years ago and came here to Woodstock to be an Innkeeper.  It has been a journey!

You too can come and enjoy the view…and why not THIS weekend?  There are still a couple of rooms left…there are still a few Ramble tickets at Levon Helm’s barn…why not get away from it all NOW?

peace,

Karen

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