Livingston Manor, NY, a vibrant and historic town, is the birthplace of American fly fishing and gateway to the Catskill Mountains, set alongside the Willowemoc river at the southeast edge of the 300,000-acre Catskill Park. Located 100 miles north of NYC, “the Manor” a perfect combination of easy outdoor access & small town charm. Some local spots and LINKS to cabin owner's favorites listed below.
To get there from Clear Water Cabin: (4.5 Miles)
Roscoe has been known as Trout Town USA for decades --- both here and abroad. With 5 of America’s top trout streams and numerous reservoirs and lakes in our backyard, make us an angler’s paradise. A great variety of outdoor activities are available in and around Roscoe year round. Whether you like to camp, hike, bike, ski, bird-watch, snowmobile, hunt, golf, or just step back and enjoy the natural beauty around you. There are cultural attractions nearby as well, including the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on the former site of the Woodstock Festival --- museums, covered bridges, arts societies, shops etc.
To get there from Clear Water Cabin: (5.5 Miles)
Rich in history the building has been serving the local community and city escapists for over 100 years. Having just undergone a renovation in the Spring of 2014 the building inherently represents the many eras in which it has served its guests. The rooming house era of the 1920s, the booming Catskill Resort era of the ‘50s and ‘60s and all the in betweens. The Arnold aims to respect our sense of place and history while giving guests a clean, contemporary sensibility.
A Tavern restaurant, the 1960s Dining Room, spa treatment facilities, gardens, bonfires at night and live music in our BBQ Barn round out the full casual country experience.
The DeBruce restaurant and its kitchen will undoubtedly be the fulcrum of your stay. You've come here to eat and you can anticipate an explorative experience. We think about meals not just singularly but rather how they can connect and form a cumulative story over an entire stay. We have three guides as we develop our menus. The Mountain and Valley where we gather product from our own lands and buy from our farming neighbors. The Heritage of our area which roots us in our past while allowing us to develop its future. And the Care and Comfort of our guests who are the most important ingredient for us.
In 2010, Jon Westergreen, former head of the county’s chamber of commerce, opened Main Street Farm, a gourmet cafe selling local produce. In July 2017, he debuted an indoor/outdoor pizza joint with picnic-bench seating in the large outdoor garden, seats 100 diners. Indoor diners are satisfied year round, and may enjoy an intimate bar seating upstairs.
The outdoor wood-fired oven turns out Catskill-inspired pies (broccoli shoots and local chèvre) which are the star of the show at this new bar and restaurant. Locally sourced toppings, sides and salads as well as Catskills’ area beer, cider and spirits are on the menu. Above the kitchen, there’s a bar designed by Westergreen’s partner, Christopher Tierney, of the Manhattan speakeasy Apotheke.
The Bar Room & Restaurant at the North Branch Inn offers a menu with simple ingredients and simple food in a comfortable environment that embraces communal dining. A great meal is made only better by interesting conversation with friends or strangers about to become one. We get our product mostly from people we know personally. Our small open kitchen is in our 100+ year old bowling alley and our deliveries from neighboring farms come through the front door.
To get there from Clear Water Cabin: (9.8 Miles)
An original Catskills back woods gathering that survives the test of time! Come for casual drinks, easy food and good times with friends at the Cabin.
This beloved staple has a great following within the local community and has seen this region change over time! A one room log building, with a cozy wood stove and beamed ceilings that show the wear of many years of fun & shenanigans.
To get there from Clear Water Cabin: (5.3 Miles)
FARM & MARKET
Founded in 2010, our ongoing commitment and direct relationships with local, small scale, sustainable family farms has been unwavering. We proudly offer Neversink Farm, Lucky Dog Farm, Tonjes Farm Dairy, Cowbella, Campanelli's Chicken Farm, Snowdance Farm, Slope Farms, Hilly Acres Farm, and many more.
Our cafe prepares breakfast and lunch using our fresh market ingredients. Including creative sandwiches, salads, scratch made soups, and wholesome sides. We offer raw, vegetarian, and vegan options. Catskill craft ciders, beer, wine. Espresso drinks. River deck seating.
Step into a fully updated, hip-luxury property to be greeted by an inviting central fireplace, expansive terrace and garden hangouts which blend seamlessly with the social spaces, including a restaurant with a farm-to-table menu and a sumptuous bar, reminiscent of a 1930’s speakeasy. A hand-hewn haypress barn dating from 1869 has been restored to create an alluring social space perfect for gatherings, celebrations, exhibits, collaborations and retreats.
Our location in the heart of the Catskills provides endless opportunity to enjoy the outdoor pleasures of hiking, kayaking, fly-fishing, horseback riding, cycling, skiing and more. For over 100 years, the property has been considered to be the ‘hub’ for exploring the nearby villages and towns, where you’ll find a thriving art scene and an eclectic mix of independent businesses and artisan producers.
To get there from Clear Water Cabin: (5.9 Miles)
SUNDAYS 11am - 2pm
At the Callicoon Farmers’ Market, you will find many farms, food producers and artisans offering wine, hard cider, pasta, condiments, prepared foods, baked goods, ice cream, jam, honey, maple syrup, herbal tea blends, skin care products, pottery, woodwork and much more.
Callicoon is a ‘producer only market’ meaning all vendors grow / produce their own goods within 75 miles ensuring patrons the freshest, highest quality, locally produced goods. When you shop our farmers’ market, you help support a local economy, keeping money within our towns and communities.
To get there from Clear Water Cabin: 30 min Drive (17 Miles)
Fantastic new shopping addition by Anna Bern, ex-Vogue and W magazine staffer forsook the urban jungle for Catskills, New York and promptly opened a home and accessories boutique called Nest.
Full of exquisite artisan goods and handmade finds sourced by Bern on her twice-yearly trips to her native Brazil. Banana-leaf placemats, straw hats and clutches, beach-ready tunics, jewelry and statement furniture.
BREWS & LIQUORS
The newest brewers to hit our hot little town! A stunning facility with room to relax by the cozy fireplace, bring the kids, meet with friends, enjoy a hand crafted beer and delicious food from Upward Kitchen and even chill outside by their private lake! Just behind the brewery you can take a short 20 min hike to the top of Beer Mountain, bring your brews with you and enjoy the panoramic view from the top, while relaxing around the bonfire. Our favorite new spot in town :)
'The Catskill Brewery makes fresh ales and lagers using the best natural ingredients available. We make beer here, but we live here too – in this place we call The Catskills. So, we’ll keep an eye on the steps we take, and make sure we don’t leave a trace.'
Located in the historic town of Roscoe, New York, in a newly renovated 1929 firehouse, our distillery was inspired by the history of the United States, the peoples will, and the art of libations itself. On January 16th 1920, when the 18th Amendment was enacted and outlawed the sale of liquor, that the heyday of American spirits was born. Within a few short weeks, underground networks were fully operational, supplying booze to every corner of the United States.
The former firehouse turned brewery has been totally transformed from the initial 400 square foot tasting room that was open to the public to a sprawling 1,600 square foot tasting room, bar, brewery and gift shop that will be open to the public year-round!
While The Town of Roscoe has been dubbed "Ultimate Fishing Town", you needn't venture far from Clear Water Cabin to enjoy the amazing fishing!
Whether you're a novice or a pro, there are plenty of places to find your perfect cast. If you'd like to expedite your learning curve or get a cheat sheet on hot streams & holes, there are plenty guides who will happily help you with any ounce of your fishing experience!
GOLF & CLUB SPORTS
The Catskills are filled with a variety of golf getaways catering to every level of golfer – from challenging championship courses to smaller, 9-hole courses accommodating those just learning the game. Hitting the links here also lends way to incredible scenic views of the Catskill Mountains and the region's rolling hillsides – what better a backdrop for honing your golf skills?
Yes, there is good skiing in the Catskills! For great downhill skiing you can drive to the Northeast, or for introductory family & child skiing you can stay nearby. Conde Nast Traveler named Belleayre Mountain one of the most underrated ski resorts in America. In the immediate ClearWaterCabin vicinity Cross Country Skiing is BIG! Many Farmers open their land to snowmobilers during the winter, and the packed trails left behind (miles and miles of them) are perfect for Cross Country skiers!
DOWNHILL SKIING & SNOWBOARDING DESTINATIONS:
SMALL & LOCAL
(400 ft Vertical)
Villa Roma Ski Hill (250 ft Vertical)
Bethel Woods is a beautiful, award-winning cultural civic center and Museum situated on 800 acres surrounding the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival.
The Bethel Woods campus features a 15,000 seat outdoor amphitheater, which opened in 2006 with the New York Philharmonic, and a museum dedicated to the social, political, and transformational decade of the 1960s, which opened in 2008. Since 2006 BWCA has presented hundreds of performances from rock, pop and jazz to classical, contemporary and country music, including such artists as Carlos Santana, Bob Dylan, Wynton Marsalis, Elton John, and Phish. BWCA is ranked as one of the best outdoor concert venues in the world, with over 220,000 visitors annually, a growing number of sold-out performances, and audiences that come from every state in the nation and from 39 countries around the globe.
There are many places for young and old alike to reconnect with Animals, Agriculture and crafts near Clear Water Cabin! Get the kids outside, pick berries, meet farmers, feed animals, ride horses, learn about the world outdoors and all of its beauty.
Crafts, animal interactions
Alpaca interactions, shop
Honey Tasting & Bee keeping
Animal Sanctuary offering tours
Corn Maize, Pick Pumpkins, hay rides
Pony rides, petting zoo, horse riding
See fish grow from egg to adult
Group tours available
The finger lakes are not the only NY wine scene, check out some of these nearby producers during your visit.
(Click Driving distances for map & instructions)
HIKING & BIKING
Summer brings a plethora of trails to walk, bike and hike near or far. Get out and stretch your legs, immerse yourself in nature and fill your lungs with the crisp Catskill air. Check out the local terrain options and get your outdoor gear ready!
RAFTING & KAYAKING
We are less than an hour from several easy entry points to the famous Upper Delaware River. This beautiful river winds from the Catskills down to the NJ Poconos, through stunning natural scenary. Whether you want to float in a relaxing river tube, battle the rapids or just wander the water's edge the Delawae River has it all.
If you would like a causal river activity thats a little closer to the cabin, there are tubing and kayaking activities on the Beaverkill River too. All rivers offer a great water activity with some variety to the still lakeside days at the cabin!
The wisdom of a local forager & The skills of a traditional hunter.
Learn to shoot Bows & Arrows, throw axes, shoot skeet and more! The Catskills used to be a place where people who lived off the land and mastered their place in nature would thrive. Explore that historic connection and learn something new while enjoying the beautiful outdoors with friends & family.
Outdoor Skills & Survival
Call for Rez
If you prefer a bit of historic wonder and mystery visit Dundas Castle. "Gothic windows, turrets, towers and parapeted roofs are just a few of the beautiful architectural features that make this castle an amazing oddity in the woods."
Built in 1915 & modeled after the original 15th century Dundas Castle in Edinburg Scotland. This structure was created by R.W. Dundas, a wealthy recluse with big dreams, a mentally unstable wife, and a very young daughter with crooked caretakers... for photos and more on the intriguing past of this structure click here.
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