Is it the old-fashioned candy — the peppermint sticks, jumbo swirl lollipops, and licorice twists? The weathered whiskey barrels and orchard baskets overflowing with jars of local jams, honey, and maple syrup? The smell of pies baking, coffee brewing, bacon sizzling?
Maybe it's the sheer variety of things you see all around you — from the artwork of local Catskills painters and craftsmen to antique signs and oil lanterns; puppets, kites, and rubber band pistols to artisanal soaps, lotions and candles. In the Great Northern Catskills, our country stores aren't just places to grab a coffee, or a sandwich, or a loaf of bread baked 20 minutes ago. They're the places you go to connect — with friends and family, neighbors and strangers, or even just your own memories. These are places that have been crafted and curated by their owners to not only provide you with a great meal or cool gift, but a one-of-a-kind experience and a chance to tap into what makes our communities so special.
It all starts with the food. From all-day breakfasts to gourmet sandwiches and comfort food classics, what you find on our menus tends to taste better because it rarely travels far.