Sunday, September 4, 2022

Livingston Manor : Staying and Seeing...Just the Highlights

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Backyard view of the 'dome home' in Shandelee, NY

Between the onset of COVID and welcoming a child, the concept of 'vacation' has become a twice forgotten fantasy the last two years. As Summer fades and Fall finds its foothold, the time has come to take a 'together' trip. This Labor Day weekend, the three of us trek North to Western Sullivan Properties' 'dome home.' Shandelee + Livingston Manor become our sanctuary for three days as we detox from the day-to-day. Here is a peek at some of the serenity that successfully balances the buildup of stress and sleepless nights back home....

Dome Home side view 

Perfectly placed windows make for aesthetic and functional pleasure

Aerial view of the main living space

Simple, yet functional kitchen--great to have the option to eat in

Beautiful natural light

Second floor loft space has a full bath, foosball and air hockey!

Backyard fire pit and string lights -- what a bonus!

Dinner in with mountain views and a killer sunset

Livingston Manor covered bridge spans the Willowemoc Creek

Upward Brewing is down the street from the Dome Home. Beer, open space and food for purchase ( or bring your own!)

Upward Brewing catches our attention, as it is situated on the same road as the Dome Home. Inside, the stylish decor exudes comfort and invites all to settle down and have a good time. Beer is flowing and--though limited--the menu is quite tasty (also graciously offers vegetarian options). Outside, visitors can bring their own snacks and mingle under covered picnic tables--or around the fire pit. Disc golf and corn hole are available for enjoyment and many frogs will peer at curious bystanders from the pond. Hiking trails are easily accessible--what a great way to spend a weekend!    

So many frogs in the pond @UpwardBrewing! We love the open atmosphere. A "Beer Mountain" trail is also up here for hikers!

A quick visit to Buck Brook Alpaca Farm--alpacas aren't the only animals here!


Do Good Spirits in nearby Roscoe
Having read about the Beaverkill Burbon Cream made by Do Good Spirits, I wanted to taste and tell. The family-owned facility in Roscoe is great for photos and the locally sourced ingredients make for a truly tasty alcoholic treat. The Bourbon Cream lives up to the hype and the tasting room offers a nice selection of distillery products and other curated items. Not to mention--the story is quite touching.

Do Good Spirits Tasting Room

Do Good Spirits Distillery

The Beaverkill Bourbon Cream is AMAZING!

Trains at the Roscoe O&W Railway Museum

The Narrowsburg-Darbytown Bridge in nearby Narrowsburg with a Main Street filled with quaint boutiques

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