Get out in nature and sleep under the stars! Camping is a popular way to stay in Ellenville, with multiple family-friendly campgrounds. The Skyway Camping Resort has plenty of amenities, like a pool, clubhouse, fitness center, and arcade. Jellystone Park™ at Birchwood Acres has exciting extras, too, like a water park, playgrounds, and sports courts.
When all you want to do is relax, just unpack and put your feet up here. Honor’s Haven is a full-service resort with an 18-hole championship golf course and a spa, as well as amenities such as an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts, and even a meditative labyrinth garden. Take advantage of value-added themed packages, like Stardust Ballroom Dance Weekends.
Looking to get way away? Rent a home in the mountains, on a lake, on a farm, or along a back road, and just enjoy the quiet, natural surroundings. You’ll have hours of unplugged leisure time for walks in the woods, swimming or boating, and evening campfires. Learn how to drive off the beaten path, as well, by taking a class with Northeast Off-Road Adventures.
Canal Street is a burgeoning restaurant row, and in the middle of it all is Shadowlands Stages, a historic theater presenting a seven-month season of professional Equity plays and musicals. Plan your weekend around a performance, and make reservations at one of the many eclectic eateries, such as Aroma Thyme Bistro, the Publik House, or Gaby’s Café. Leave time to visit a few nearby stops along the Shawangunk Wine Trail, too.
Make Ellenville your home base for a weekend of regional exploration through the Hudson Valley. You can follow the Shawangunk Wine Trail, an 80-mile stretch featuring 15 family-owned wineries. Tour historic sites both here and further afield, like the Kingston Stockade District and the 1871 Esopus Meadows Lighthouse. Set out—and over—the Walkway Over the Hudson, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge, from the Highland side.