Two neighboring properties feature six uniquely designed suites carved out of a 1865 Victorian with accessory cottage, THE WHITE DOVE ROCKOTEL and a 1920’s carriage house, THE ART ANNEX. The hotel property was in utter disrepair when purchased by a fashion designer/rock poster artist, Erin Cadigan and her design build husband, Martin Mills. Very much a DYI project each suite features hands on love you won’t find anywhere else including custom designed wallpapers and textiles, hand painted murals, one of a kind faux finishes and hand picked vintage accessories and furniture.
A surprising blend of low brow references with excellent spatial composition and designer tastes define this location. Set at a walkable distance to downtown Woodstock, “the most famous small town in the world”, these two properties offer outdoor spaces with plenty of opportunity for natural and kitsch vignettes. Within minutes walk of either property there are public space woods, steams and fields accessible. Some fun amenities include beach cruiser bikes, Crosby lawn furniture and record players, a purple glitter fire place, old school metal kid’s swing set and outdoor fire pit.
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.
Erin and Martin's first foray into the hospitality business are the two small guest cottages that share space with Erin's art studios on their home property. The ART ANNEX suites, Rocket Room and Bohemian Rhapsody, 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.