Callicoon, NY - August 2016
Last weekend, I was lolling the day away (please read as loll-ing as in the real meaning of loll, but if you read it as LOL-ing, I think that's actually OK too) in Callicoon, NY! Also, I tagged #calicoon wrong one too many time on Instagram. Learn from my mistakes. It's CaLlicoon, with two L's.
Anyway, the whole fam came for a visit, including all of the dogs, and we grilled a ton of sausages and played lots of chess. If you were to press me for an answer, yes--I was ranked #2--check and mate. Everyone else might have different ideas on that, but what do they know?
The breathtaking property we rented was nestled in the Catskills with the Delaware River right nearby. You could see so many stars at night, our phones were delightfully low on reception, and the air was cool enough that you just needed to open the window at night to reach that perfect sleeping temperature.
Not sure if anybody likes looking at pics of my cute fam and dogs, but I do, so here they are! And if you need a lil get away, seriously, Callicoon is a GREAT pick that's not too far from NYC, yet feels like a freakin' different world. Happy summer!!
P.S. Here's my recs if you go!
Silent G Farms - You can book the gorgeous property on Airbnb. The decor is the kind of thing you'd see in a magazine and think, sigh maybe one day when I have more money and am somehow 90% cooler, I'll decorate my house like that. Mid-century pieces with a farmhouse flare and seriously comfy beds, ohmygod the beds. Also, a pond on the property is tons of fun and full of fish, yippee!
Lander's River Trips - Take a leisurely tube trip down the Delaware. Five miles took us three plus hours. A fun spot of rapids here and there kept it interesting, but mostly we could sit back and sing songs and play if you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
Antiques Center of Callicoon - There's lots of fantastic thrift and antiques shops in the town center of Callicoon. I liked this one in particular where I haggled down the price of five crème brûlée dishes straight out of the '60s. Pop into all of the shops on the main stretch, though. And snag a look at the river while you're there!
Callicoon Creamery - Adored this roadside stop where you can get lunch or, more importantly, ICE CREAM! They stock Perry's hard ice cream flavors (second only to Friendly's, fight me) and/or you can get soft serve!! They have this thing called a "twinkle coat" for $0.50 and it's crushed peanut brittle with rainbow sprinkles. DO IT.
Callicoon Brewery / Prohibition Distillery - Maybe it's just my family, but we always look for local liquor when we go on vacay. The brewery offers growlers and snacks--perfect if there's a big game (or Olympic event!) you don't want to miss. The distillery is award-winning and has a super fly tasting room.