The ROCKOTEL ™ is two properties at the west end of the heart of Woodstock, NY. THE WHITE DOVE ROCKOTEL ™ is a 2,000 square foot rock and roll vacation spot housing four suites of varying sizes in a two-story Victorian home and accessory cabin. The grounds include outdoor cafe seating, a fire pit, a meditation porch and an event lawn. There is a game shed housing bikes, sleds for the winter, vintage lawn games and vintage loungers for guest use. THE ART ANNEX is just four properties away. Guests will find two more suites there, backing up to a private forest preserve.
THE WHITE DOVE ROCKOTEL ™ is the creative brainchild of fashion designer and rock poster artist Erin Cadigan and design build contractor Martin Mills. It is themed on the original 1969 Woodstock concert. Each suite is designed to embody the spirit of a group that played at the concert. The buildings and grounds have been lovingly renovated retaining as many original fixtures as salvageable. ART ANNEX suites have the same fun design sensibilities and capture a laid back 70s vibe.
THE WHITE DOVE ROCKOTEL™ ensuite amenities include flat screen TVs or home theater systems, portable Crowsley record players w/ vintage vinyl, and Crowsley radios with MP3. Each suite is equipped with free hi-speed WIFI and streaming Roku tv service with complimentary Netflix and Pandora accounts. The White Dove suites also include a Nexus 7 tablet with cyber concierge service. All suites have been thoughtfully outfitted with a psychedelic mix of vintage and design furniture, original art and custom wallpaper and textiles. There are high quality mattresses, luxurious bedding, and 100% cotton spa towels. Included in every suite is a separate dining area; some with full kitchens, some with kitchenettes.
THE ROCKOTEL ™ is not just a place to stay but is a destination in it's own right. We offer free tickets to Paul Green Rock Academy performances, exclusive VIP packages with local music venues, hotel events and bookable ensuite services menu. Our guests can walk to everything Woodstock has to offer from restaurants and shops to hikes and swimming holes. We are a short drive to a variety of music, art and performance venues, and are neighbored by fantastic towns such as Suagerties, Phoenicia and Kingston. Woodstock is a gateway town to the natural wonders of The Catskills. Stop by our on-site "head shop" any morning to sign out a bike, do a little shopping, and to talk to our shopkeep about that day's list of "to-do's" in the area.
THE WHITE DOVE ROCKOTEL™ was built in 1865. This was shortly before the first wave of Bohemian artists invaded Woodstock, turning it into a town world renown for artistic and musical culture. 148 Tinker Street and the surrounding properties at the west end of town were once all the holdings of a local family. In the 1960’s, their son turned an old church on their land into Tinker Street Cinemas and music venue. On August 10, 1969 Jimi Hendrix played a 4 song set at the theater with local musicians. The church, just a minute walk from The White Dove, was revitalized in 2010 by Upstate Films and continues it’s history as an art house theater.
The last owners of 148 Tinker Street were the Atkinsons: David, a 1960's Broadway and Opera star and Carol, a NYC literary agent and activist. The Atkinsons took loving care of their home and gardens often renting apartments to other local artists. Sadly by late 2012, David had passed away, Carol’s health had seriously declined and the property had sunk into disrepair. It was at this time that Martin Mills and Erin Cadigan purchased their home a few properties away in the Orchard Lane neighborhood. Their first foray into the hospitality business, THE ART ANNEX housing Rocket Room and Bohemian Rhapsody suites is on this property. THE ART ANNEX suites were such a success that when 148 Tinker Street was put up for sale, Martin and Erin hatched a plan to buy the building and turn it into THE WHITE DOVE ROCKOTEL, a luxury rock and roll vacation spot. After some tender loving care, renovation and design THE WHITE DOVE ROCKOTEL opened it's doors to guests on October 9, 2014.
Martin Mills and Erin Cadigan met as friends in 1997 while following the band Phish on tour. They spent the next ten years traveling together as friends and married in 2007. In their travels they have visited forty nine states and thirty seven countries. Erin grew up in the punk rock scene at the Jersey Shore seeing music in such storied venues as City Gardens, the Asbury Park Fast Lanes, The Stone Pony and CBGB’s. In the early 1990’s she worked as a dancer at the famous NYC rave club, Limelight. Her true musical love affair came about with her first Grateful Dead concert in 1987. By 1994 she was following the Dead on tour. After Jerry Garcia died, Erin spent the next 20 years touring after Phish and selling her art at their concerts. Erin is a well-known t-shirt and poster artist in the jam band scene. Martin grew up in Chicago. Always a lover of psychedelic music and culture, his first car was a vintage yellow Volkswagon Beetle. In high school Martin worked at Soldier Field exclusively for Grateful Dead concerts. He has seen Phish play over 200 times, attended multiple New Orleans Jazz Festivals and has a wicked vinyl collection. Concerts and music festivals remain Erin and Martin's vacation destination of choice.