Sweet Things are Made of This… In the Hudson Valley

Everyone knows that the Hudson Valley foodie scene is among this universe’s finest.  What you may not know is that we are at the epicenter of a host of very delicious sweet goodies.  Thinking of how to romance your lover in the Catskills?  Try one of these ideas.

  1.  Lucky Chocolates Truffles

Lucky Chocolates Truffles

These squares of hand crafted delight come in a host of flavors.  We’re partial to the salted caramel, but hey you may prefer Fresh Mint, Macha Latte, Powerful Pomegranite or stop in their shop in Saugerties to decide which yummy ones will tantalize your honey.


2.  Fruition Chocolate Tumbled Raspberries

You can find Fruition in a few spots, but we really love their little shop in Woodstock.  These little treats in a jar are absolutely seductive in so many ways.

Fruition has a wonderful selection of chocolate bars and treats.  You also should try their chocolate dusted almonds.  Wow.



awestruck lavender cider 3.  Awestruck Lavender Hops Hard Cider

Say what?  Yup, this new small batch crafter of delicious local hard cider is making one with lavender infused in it.  Guess what.  It’s sumptuous.  Would be nice with a host of things, although our favorite paring is the glass of this to one’s lips.  Can be found at a number of local wine and liquor stores.  We got ours at Beer World in Saugerties.


Sophocles Makes Winter So Cool

Our pal Sophie, travel blogger from New Zealand, came to spend a few days with us last week.  It may have been her first time experiencing some real winter temps, but she made vacationing in the colder days look so cool. Check out her UPSTATE NY GETAWAY | Barn On The Pond video here.

A few pics from her blog and Instagram feed:

Sophocles Blog at Barn on the Pond

Sophocles Blog at Barn on the Pond

Sophocles Blog at Barn on the Pond

Sophocles Blog at Barn on the Pond

Sophocles Blog at Barn on the Pond



Escape Brooklyn Spends a Holiday Weekend at Barn on the Pond

Over the summer, we had the pleasure of meeting Erin & Denny from Escape Brooklyn at Phoenicia Flea.

When we told them about our property, they came up with the awesome idea to celebrate the holidays with friends here at Barn on the Pond.

We loved their Weekenders write up on their blog, read it here.

Discover your personalized retreat weekend possibilities, email us info@barnonthepond.com with your request.

Escape Brooklyn Holidays at Barn on the Pond

Escape Brooklyn Firepit

Escape Brooklyn Fire Pit Shack

Escape Brooklyn Hangtime

Escape Brooklyn Living Room Holidays

Escape Brooklyn Master Bedroom

Out Magazine Features Barn On the Pond in Exclusive Model Photoshoot

Out Magazine stopped by for an exclusive photoshoot.

See a few images here from Hard Cider NY’s Exclusive: Summer at the Barn 

Out Magazine visits Barn On the Pond Hard Cider NY

Hard Cider NY Out Magazine Shoot at Barn On the Pond

Hard Cider NY Out Magazine Shoot at Barn On the Pond

Photography: HardCiderNY by Menelik Puryear

A lazy summer at Barn on the Pond. The fellas are wearing underwear and swimsuits from Charlie by Matthew Zink.

Models: Ryan Marek from Click and artist Drake LaBry

Magical Full Moon over Barn on the Pond

This weekend, we got to enjoy an incredible end of summer night with the most amazing full moon lighting up the sky.  Chilling by the fire pit, we shared colorful stories, relished the quiet and bonded.

Full Moon over the Barn

Summer may almost be over, but for a night we lingered and savored every second.  Roasting marshmallows, breathing in the fresh air and oh how I love that campfire smell.

Fire Pit at Barn On the Pond

Some might say the memories you make on a summer night like this might last forever.  We would have to agree.

Hudson Valley Fire Pit at Barn on the Pond

What memories will you make here on  a magical full moon night of your own?


Incredible Fire Pit Moment Under the Full Moon