Winter Day Trippin around Woodstock

Need a break from the winter dull drums?  Visit #Woodstock and clear your mind, or release some built up energy.  The #Catskills offer some great ways to get moving or get relaxing during these long winter months.  And the best part is these activities are a short day trip from the White Dove Rockotel located in the heart of Woodstock, NY. 

Do you need a night away to clear your head, relax your mind, and get a great nights sleep?  Start by checking into one of our cozy, warm suites with lots of music options and a great mattress.  Then take a short drive up the mountain to the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra which is open seven days a week offering tours and guided meditation.  The moment you arrive at KTD you will start to feel the calm presence of this very special place.

Feeling restless, or are the kids getting cabin fever?  Want to do an outdoor activity in fifty degree weather no matter what the real temperature is outside?  Howe Caverns are just a short hour drive from The White Dove Rockotel and are a natural wonder for people of all ages.  Howe Caverns are open all year round, maintain a nice natural warm temperature, and offer zip lines, rock wall climbing and guided tours. 

Now that the mind and body have been given a well deserved treat return back to WoodstockNY to enjoy all of the great restaurants, catch some local live music, or order in. Maybe end the night with a Netflix movie or spin some vinyl, all of our suites have both options. 

Two Rock Legends are Playing in Woodstock

Two local Woodstock legends have shows coming up at the Bearsville Theater and both will be nights to remember.  On Friday Dec. 4th the Security Project plays the music of Peter Gabriel lead by former Peter Gabriel and King Crimson member Tony Levin this is a super group of prog rock legends including Jon Anderson of Yes.  On Saturday Dec. 12th hometown hero and guitar extraordinaire Larry Campbell  with his wife and musical collaborator Teresa Williams  will be rocking through their new acclaimed self titled album.  Come get cozy in one of our warm and relaxing suites before and after listening to some world class live music.  And don't forget that the White Dove Rockotel is the closest lodging to the Bearsville Theater 

Relax, Shop, Repeat

Now that you are coming out of your food coma and have successfully survived Black Friday it is time to turn Holiday shopping into something everyone can enjoy.  On December 4th the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce is holding its 34th Woodstock Holiday Open House from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  All of the great shops will be open late so you can find that very special gift from one of the very special independently owned business's in town.  Better yet, if you book a two night stay on Dec. 4th & 5th you can receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code Relax when booking online or call us at 845 306 5419. We are a short relaxing walk to all of the shops, restaurants, and special holiday events in town.

 

The Live Music Experience in Woodstock

The live music experience is part of what makes Woodstock such a special place to visit.  A crucial piece of this experience is having a place to stay in town that keeps the experience going for the entire trip.  With Ipod docks, record players, surround sound, drop down projection screens, and pandora radio on every TV each suite at The White Dove Rockotel is the perfect place to stay for a complete Woodstock live music experience. On February 10th The Chris Robinson Brotherhood will play the Bearsville Theater.  Both with the Brotherhood and with The Black Crowes Chris Robinson has played some amazing live shows in and around Woodstock. The Brotherhood play a mix of roots, psychedelic, and R&B with a modern rock sound making for a very powerful live performance.  Think Ten Years After, The Grateful Dead, and Otis Reading mixed together with a current group of musicians.

On March 1st Los Lobos is playing the legendary Levon Helm Studios.   Los Lobos is much more than "just another band from East LA" they have been a major influence on bands from Phish to Ozomatli.  They are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and are still pushing the boundary's of what contemporary and live music can sound like much like the original Woodstock Festival did.

So get your tickets and book a suite at The White Dove Rockotel to have an amazing night of live music.  There really is no better way to feel the spirit of Woodstock then to see a live show in town.

Upcoming Charity Events and The White Dove

Would you love to visit our hotel in Woodstock NY while contributing to a great cause? The White Dove Rockotel is partnering with two charities in the upcoming month. The first event we have donated a nights stay to is Women Performers for Habitat for Humanities' Women Build. Women Build is a nationwide initiative empowering women to support Habitat's home building efforts by casting them in non-traditional roles. Each Women Build team is comprised of female volunteers, led by a female foreman and made up of an at least 80% women support team. This event features many women artists performing across a variety of musical genres. It takes place on January 25 at 3PM at Orange County Choppers in Newburgh, NY. Admission is just $10 which includes 2 tickets for the raffle table (where you could win a nights paid vacation to The White Dove!). Food and drinks will be available. Please contact Ilene at +1 (845) 534-5402 to make reservations. women buildThe next upcoming event is in support of a no kill animal shelter. North Country Animal League is located in Stowe, VT. Every year they throw a community wide charity dinner and silent raffle. This years theme is Peace & Love : Menagerie goes to Woodstock . There will be dinner, cocktails, an emcee and fun! Creative dress is encouraged (think fringe, beads and bell bottoms!) but not required. The silent auction will include a donated nights stay at our pet friendly Station Suite, room cost, pet fee and taxes included. No black out dates. If you are in the Vermont area please consider attending this event. Tickets are $90.00/person. You may reserve your tickets over the phone at +1 (802) 888-5065 x106 or online at www.ncal/store North Country Animal League

 ***The White Dove Rockotel is committed to giving back to the community and supporting social initiatives through events and donations. If you have a donation request please contact us at +1 (845) 360-5491 . We will see what we can do. 2% of our Net profits each year go to support the Family of Woodstock Domestic Violence Shelter in Kingston NY. If you or anyone you know is living in a dangerous situation please contact them at +1 (845) 679-2485 ***

Gorgeous Woodstock Any Time of Year

Yesterday I took the toddler, the new-born, the dog, the cat and Hank, the pink Radio Flyer worm ride on toy for a walk down Orchard Lane and around the quiet neighborhood located behind The White Dove. Having moved up from Brooklyn little over a year ago and having lived in urban environments for 20 plus years prior to that, the silent beauty of the Catskills and small town charm of Woodstock make my heart sing. Yesterday, even though it was a bit overcast, I found the final colorful death throes of the leaves and foliage were particularly stunning. And then this morning I awoke to brilliant sunny blue skies, coupled with the first snow of the season. I hate to keep all this beauty to myself. Come up to the Catskills! Get out of the city. There's plenty to see and enjoy year round here in Woodstock and the Hudson Valley........even just a quiet in town walk can do your soul and body good.......

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