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Compass & Twine Spends a Couple of Nights in the Catskills

Get to know Compass + Twine:  Sarah + Lindsay are the journey-tellers behind Compass + Twine. Their passion for travel led them to become a go-to travel resource among colleagues, family, and friends. Compass + Twine focuses on sharing luxury travel experiences with their travel-minded followers in the United States and around the globe.  Last week, the ladies came to enjoy a few days in the Catskills as our guests.  They explored the area, had a fabulous hike up Overlook, made some of the best looking s'mores we've ever seen and enjoyed the barn and all of our amenities. Check out their blog where they talk all about their upstate NY adventure and their stay with us at Barn on the Pond.  Read the blog here: http://compassandtwine.com/barn-on-the-pond-saugerties-ny/

Libations Created in our Chef’s Kitchen

Eve's Revenge From Ora Wise, chef of Harvest & Revel Catering

Yield: 2 drinks (because drinking is best done with others)

Eves Revenge Culinary Cocktail


1 oz fresh squeezed and strained lime juice 1 oz agave 1 oz blended scotch 2 oz tequila reposada 1 small chile (thai, serrano) 1 oz pomegranate juice


  1. Cut the stem off of the chili, muddle it in the agave in the bottom of your shaker
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients
  3. Add ice and shake for 20 seconds
  4. Strain into a chilled coop or cocktail glass.

Garnish with a thin sliver of chile floating in it. 

Or just drink as is if you don't want as much heat. 

If you're feeling feisty and fancy...you can also moisten the rim of the glass by rubbing a lime on it before pouring the drink in. Then mix together equal parts sugar and salt on a small plate. Press the top of the glass into it to coat the rim.

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

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

A Chef’s Dream Kitchen

Chef's Dream Kitchen Barn On the Pond   Hudson Valley provides so many wonderful farm stands, food purveyors and shops to purchase delicious locally cultivated ingredients. When you stay with us, venture out and explore all that the Hudson Valley has to offer.  Bring your bounty home, and prepare your meal in our fabulous chef's dream kitchen.  Fully equipped and stocked, you'll find absolutely everything you need to cook for your entire party in style. A few of our favorite local food and farm spots:
  • Sunfrost Farms
  • Woodstock Meats
  • Sunflower Market
  • Cub Market
  • Cheese Louise
  • Bella Pasta
  • Hookline Fish Company
  • Mother Earth Storehouse
  • Woodstock Wine & Liquor