Finding a vintage record you have never heard of or an album from your childhood is like discovering a piece of musical history. Then bringing the record back to your room and putting it on the turntable is like opening up a world of sound. There is no better way to listen to music and to feel that warm audio sound than with vinyl records. At the White Dove Rockotel every suite is equipped with a Crosley Cruiser turntable so after an exciting day of hunting for vinyl treasures in the Woodstock area you can come back and listen to your new purchases in our Rockotel Suites.
Shopping for vinyl is easier than one might think when staying at the White Dove Rockotel. The many exciting and interesting towns that are in the Hudson Valley are a close drive from The White Dove and offer a great variety of vinyl shopping options.
Starting in Woodstock the Woodstock Music Shop has a back room full of new and vintage records at great prices. Just a short walk from the White Dove Rockotel just past the village green.
Kingston is only a 15 minute drive from The White Dove and is an up and coming hipster town. Wright Gallery Records is located in Uptown and fancies itself as an "old fashioned record shop".
About a 45 minute drive north will take you to the town of Hudson with all its nineteenth century industrial charm. Among the many antique furniture shops, art galleys and restaurants there are also plenty of vinyl treasures to find. John Doe Records and Books has an eclectic mix of vintage vinyl and is worth the drive from Woodstock.
Another option to find some vinyl treasure is the town of New Paltz which is about a 45 minute drive south from Woodstock. New Paltz is a college town with great restaurants and is next to Minnewaska State Park which has amazing hiking and views. Jack's Rhythms is a great record shop with lots of hard to find vintage vinyl at very good prices. If you cross over the Hudson River from New Paltz the city of Poughkeepse is on the other side and worth checking out. There are some great places to eat by the water and Darkside Records and Gallery is one of the largest music shops in the area.
After a long day of shopping in Woodstock and the surrounding towns for the perfect addition to your vinyl collection get cozy in one of our suites, put the record on the turntable and let the magic begin.