Friday, October 19, 2018

Things to do in Upstate NY

Here's a great list of things to do while you stay with us this weekend!

Saugerties Historical Society -
History Day – The Saugerties Historical Society invites you to join them for History Day at the
DuBois-Kiersted House. Come enjoy exhibits on local history and music performed by the Civil
War Group Veterans in a New Field. Free event. Located at the DuBois-Kiersted House, 119 Main
Street Saugerties, NY. 10/20, 11am-2pm.

Saugerties Pro Musica -
Saugerties Pro Musica Concert – Saugerties Pro Musica presents Pianist Olga Gurevich performing:
Nikolai Medtner's Sonata Reminiscenza, op. 38 no.1 Rachmaninoff/Mendelssohn Scherzo from “A
Midsummer Night’s Dream;” Three Preludes and a Polka by Sergei Rachmaninoff Modest
Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Olga Gurevich is a concert pianist, chamber musician, and a
piano teacher whose concert appearances in NYC include Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y, plus
she has performed on many of the major concert stages in Italy, Azerbaijan, and Russia, to name
but a few. She is a winner of international piano competitions both in solo and piano four-hand
divisions, and the pianist in residence for Silver Bay String Quartet. Admission for adults is $15,
seniors $12, children and students are free of charge. For more information:
(845) 679-5733. Saugerties United Methodist Church, 67 Washington Avenue, Saugerties, NY
(Corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street). 10/21, 3pm.

Opus 40
Guided Tours and Half-Price Admission– Opus 40 will offer guided tours by the great grandson of
Harvey Fite on October 13th & October 20th. There will also be half price admission when
mentioning Cultural Heritage Week. While visiting Opus 40, enjoy free local cider and donuts in
their gift shop where there will be specials on merchandise. Admission fee includes visiting the
grounds and the gallery, discounted price - $5/person, $3.5/senior citizens and students, $1.50/child
ages 6-12. For more information please call (845) 246-3400. Opus 40 Gallery, 50 Fite Road,
Saugerties NY 12477. Saturdays, 10/13 & 10/20 11am-5pm, Guided Tours at 11am & 2pm.

Plattekill Historical Preservation Society
Tour Hait Hill Cemetery - The Plattekill Historical Preservation Society will host a cemetery tour in
the old "Hait Hill Cemetery" aka "East Plattekill Methodist Church Cemetery." Join Libbie Werlau
and Shirley Anson as they take you on a tour and speak of those buried in the old cemetery. Please
wear comfortable walking shoes/sneakers! Open to the public, free admission. Questions? Call 845-
883-6118. Cemetery located at 993 Milton Turnpike, off of Route 44-55 in Ardonia, NY. 10/20, 1pm.
(If it rains that day, instead of a tour, there will be a power point presentation about that cemetery
at the Historical Society headquarters, 127 Church St. (off Route 32), Plattekill, NY.)

Hudson River Maritime Museum
• The Hudson River Maritime Museum – Visit the Museum during Cultural Heritage Week for a
discounted admission of $5 for adults and $3 for children. See their exhibit, "The Hudson River and
Its Canals" which feature several hands-on activities, including an interactive model of the canals
and locks, as well as a reconstructed interior of a barge family cabin, complete with audio and video
throughout the exhibit. 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY. Open daily during Cultural Heritage
Week, 10/12-10/21, 11am-5pm.

D & H Canal Historical Society and Museum -
Free Guided Five Locks Walk – D & H Historical Society will be hosting a free guided tour of the
Five Locks Walk led by Deputy Director for Collections, Bill Merchant. The walk is on a mostly flat
0.5 mile one-way trail along the towpath of the Delaware & Hudson Canal in High Falls. The High
Falls locks (016-20) were built in 1847, as part of a new route designed to accommodate increased
traffic and larger canal boats and this section included a loading quay still visible just past lock 16.
The canal locks were constructed of Shawangunk conglomerate, an indigenous stone. Each lock
measured 90’ long, 15’ wide, and 15’ deep, and provided an average change in elevation of 12.6’. For
more information call 845-687-2000 or email Meet at the D&H Canal
Museum at 23 Mohonk Rd., High Falls, NY. Sunday, 10/21, 2pm-3:30pm.

Visit the Canal Museum - The Canal Museum's exhibits portray the canal’s history and include a
working model of a lock, a life-sized recreated canal boat cabin, a moving model of a gravity railroad
brake car and dioramas of the gravity railroad and canal life, as well as other items. Many tools and
artifacts are on display. For more information call 845-687-9311. Admission for the Museum is $5
for adult non-members, $3 for children. Museum is located at 23 Mohonk Rd., High Falls, NY.
Museum: 10/13, 10/14, 10/20, 10/21 10am–4:30pm.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

10 Essential Costa Rica Experiences

Here's a great article about things to do in Costa Rica.
Along with some of our own photos of those things. 

"With strikingly diverse landscapes, a handful of adrenaline pumping adventures and a culture known for their laid back vibe and happy go lucky attitude, Costa Rica provides the perfect outdoor playground for those looking to unleash their inner explorer.
Though Costa Rica offers many unique activities, there are a few quintessential experiences that capture the true essence of the country. They are the kind of things that make people raise their eyebrows and ask, “how could you not do that in Costa Rica?!”"
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hiking in Costa Rica

Hiking is a wonderful, fun, relaxing, adventure in Costa Rica!
Come book a retreat with us and discover all of the beautiful places to hike!

"With over 26 national parks and countless reserves spanning the width and breath of the country, Costa Rica’s many hiking trails showcase the immense diversity of the glorious landscape."
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Friday, October 5, 2018

Beautiful views, Delicious Breakfast

Just a few photos from this week at Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast.
Autumn is a wonderful time to visit the Catskills, go on a hike, have fun at the local festival. Enjoy the crisp outdoor air.
Book with us today and come enjoy it with us!

Book with us and come enjoy it! 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Costa Rica Beaches

The beaches of Costa Rica are so beautiful! Below are some of our own Photos.
Come book a retreat with us and experience them for yourselves!

More info from Visitcostarica:
"Costa Rica's beaches are surrounded by forests, and have great natural diversity. Many contain beautiful coral reefs, perfect for diving and exploring. Depending on the beach, complementary activities may include hikes to mangroves, diving, surfing, sport fishing, hiking on trails or horseback rides."

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Things to do in the Catskills this weekend!

So much fun to be had this weekend!
Come stay with us and enjoy Autumn in the Catskills!

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival is one of our favorites!

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze starts this weekend and runs all through October.

Live Music at the Dutch Ale House!

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Apple picking in the Catskills

Apple picking is one of our favorite things to do here in the Catskills. 
Greig Farm is one of our favorite places.

Book with us and come enjoy it!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Breakfast in Costa Rica

Breakfast made from fresh, local food, in beautiful Costa Rica.
Blue Zone Retreat Center at Casa Bellavista, Las Delicias, Costa Rica.

Information about our Culinary Retreats coming soon!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Some of our more Adorable guests

We love all our guests ...yes we welcome pets and we offer a free pet sitting service too!
Join us!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

More Delicious Farm Fresh Food

More of the delicious Farm Fresh breakfasts we make here at Barclay Heights bed & breakfast.
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Summer fun

Here are some upcoming things to do while you visit us here in the Catskills!

Read about Hudson Valley’s summer lineup of events, festivals, and performances.

3rd Annual Family Fun Festival

Ceramics classes for kids

Stay with us and have a fun summer in the Catskills!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Delicious Food

Just a few of the delicious breakfasts we make here at Barclay Heights bed & breakfast.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Beauty of Upstate New York

Come stay with us at Barclay Heights bed & breakfast to experience the beauty of Upstate NY.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

More fun in the Catskills

More fun things to do when you come stay with us!

Woodstock Farm Festival, looks like a lot of fun! Vendors, farmers, music and local food!
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Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival - Saturday, June 16
This exciting wine and food festival highlights wines produced by all thirteen member wineries of the Shawangunk Wine Trail, as well as other select regional wineries, distilleries, hard cideries and craft breweries for a truly unique opportunity to enjoy side-by-side tastings of the region's finest libations all under one roof!
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Things to do to enjoy your stay.

Here are some upcoming things to do while you visit us here in the Catskills!

Read this 5 part series on The new Kaaterskill Falls trail

Kingston NY Farmers Market is open for the season! Fresh local food is the best!

Book Now and come enjoy spring in the Catskills with us! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Inner peace

Finding inner peace can be daunting when faced with the pressures of our daily hectic lives, but we can learn simple techniques to make it easier to feel relaxed and confident no matter what our day brings. Come for a retreat in Costa Rica, feel the pura vida go home energized and ready for anything.

Back in the Catskills

We just returned home to NY from our winter in Costa Rica at our retreat center on the Nicoya Peninsula. And we are blessed with the first guests of 2018... and the first breakfast of the season..banana walnut pancakes and 4 minute eggs... yum!

Monday, April 30, 2018


Nature is good at showing us how to celebrate abundance, look at the mango tree so much fruit no one could eat it all..the monkeys, birds, horses, and insects all get some and we also have more than we need or can is filled with abundance all around's up to us to.find and celebrate these opportunities.