As digital editor for Luminary Media, I curate web content for Upstater & Chronogram, focusing on the food and drink scene, lodging, lifestyle, & cultural coverage for the Catskills and Hudson Valley
In May 2017, The Glen Falls House, a storied Catskills resort, was purchased by two bright-eyed entrepreneurs dead set on reinvigorating the 50-acre property. Newly renovated with a refreshed vision for the future, the Round Top resort offers saturated sensory experience that blends genuine hospitality, an unapologetic love of fun, and a reverence for the natural world. Head there this weekend for a holiday weekend pool party and music extravaganza, or book your fall retreat.
Though roti shops and ramen bars don't line the streets of the Hudson Valley the way they do down in the city, they do exist. You just have to know where to look. Here is an A-Z guide to the best local spots for global cuisine.
In 2016, Catskills folk-rock singer Burnell Pines bought the former Tiso's trattoria on Route 212 in Mount Tremper and began the laborious renovation to create The Pines—a laidback roadhouse with lodging, music, and farm-to-table fare.
Cob builder Jamie Manza vehemently rejects the frequent disconnect between means and end in green building as lazy and hypocritical, striving to create truly sustainable structures using hyperlocal materials and low-impact methods at every step of the way.