Town Guide #23: Saugerties

For HUTS twenty-third Town Guide we are exploring Saugerties. As the hometown of Jimmy Fallon this town is sure to keep you entertained. Saugerties is a town full of history and mom and pop shops. From Animal sanctuaries to spas there is something for everyone in this Upstate town. 

Photo by Love Bites Cafe

Where to eat:

You’ll love Love Bites Cafe on Main street! This sweet cafe is the go-to place for brunch serving up classics with a twist, offering many vegetarian and vegan options! But that’s not all they do at Love Bites, swing by after brunch for lunch or dinner! Pair your meal with one of their signature cocktails, our favorite pairing is their Breakfast Martini with the coconut-carrot french toast!

Photo by Catskill Animal Sanctuary

What to do outside:

If you’re animal lovers like we are you have to take a tour of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. This 150 acre sanctuary is home to over 200 animals that were rescued. From pigs, ducks, and turkeys to horses, cows, and sheep you’ll get to meet and snuggle up to so many furry friends. If you’re a member you can schedule private weekday tours, or stop in on the weekends when the sanctuary is open to the public. For another wholesome outdoor activity try your hand at picking your own fresh berries, asparagus, or pumpkins on Grieg’s Farm full of family fun and even offers a Farm Kitchen to grab a delicious lunch! 

Photo by Savor Spa

What to do inside:

After getting your hands dirty on the farm and at the animal sanctuary head over to the Saugerties location of Savor Spa to unwind and pamper yourself with a facial using non-toxic skincare hand made in the Hudson Valley. After your spa day, take a stroll down Main Street and pop into some of the charming shops that make up Saugerties. 

Photo by Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Where to stay: 

So what’s even cooler just going to an animal sanctuary or a berry farm? Staying on one of course! Both Greig’s Farm and the Catskill Animal Sanctuary offer beautiful accommodations for guests to stay on their farms! At Grieg’s farm there are two options, the Farm Studio or The Schoolhouse, both are renovated buildings on the homestead to make your weekend one to remember. The Catskills Animal Sanctuary offers 3 guest rooms in their beautifully renovated farmhouse built in 1813!  

Featured land listing:

Here is a shovel ready, 2 acre approved building lot with utilities like underground electric, natural gas, municipal water and municipal sewer. This building site is in a small subdivision with 6 homes on a low traffic, charming private road with a cul-de-sac. Just minutes away from the village of Saugerties. Walking distance to the village where you can eat, shop or meet with friends. Click here for more details on this listing!