Enjoy a summer getaway at Antrim Streamside in the Catskills

Antrim Streamside is a great place to get away from the city for the weekend.
Photo courtesy of Antrim Streamside

Summer is quickly approaching, and many New Yorkers are looking forward to all the fun that comes with days off, summer Fridays and weekend getaways. 

If you’re trying to get out of the city for a while, Antrim Streamside is a super feasible option for New York City’s nature lovers and those who just need to get away from all the noise that comes with living in a big city. 

Antrim Streamside is a cozy cabin getaway that is used for everything from quiet getaways to outdoor events and weddings. Owned and operated by Diane Beveridge, who is also a New Yorker, Antrim Streamside strives to be the go-to place for guests to hang their hat and commune with the world around them, while also getting a dose of luxury.

Willowmec Creek. Photo by Emily Davenport

Here’s what you need to know:

Where is it?

Antrim Streamside is located in Livingston Manor, set along the banks of Willowmec Creek.

How do I get there? I don’t/can’t drive!

If you drive, it’s about a two-hour drive (depending on where you start from) for the city. But if you don’t drive, there are ways to get there without needing to!

Upstate D-Tours is a local company that will bring you from the city to Antrim and back, no fuss, no muss. Led by owner Dara Manzi (who herself has spent a good chunk of time in NYC), the team at Upstate D-Tours will take you and your crew up while giving you the lowdown on the area where you’ll be staying.

What are the accommodations?

Antrim Streamside has six cabins on the property. Four of the lodgings are micro cabins, sleeping 2-4 people, and the two remaining cabins are larger and can accommodate more people.

Each cabin is equipped with a full kitchen with all the essentials, a full bathroom with shower toiletries and a hair dryer, comfortable beds, heat, air conditioning, several outlets for charging devices, Wi-Fi, and basic phone service, so you can choose what level of unplugged you’d like to be during your stay.

Plus, the cabins are equipped with electronic door locks with your own unique code during your stay, so no need to worry about keeping track of a key.

The interior of the Pond View cabin.Photo courtesy of Antrim Streamside
The Pond View cabin at Antrim Streamside.Photo courtesy of Antrim Streamside

What about food?

Because there are working kitchens in the cabins, you are able to bring whatever food you’d like. However, the team at Antrim Streamside offers options for their guests to order meat, eggs and other goods from Beaver Lake Farm, for an additional fee.

Antrim also has a variety of snack options for an additional price that can be available in your room upon your arrival, including snack packages and charcuterie trays. 

What is there to do?

This is the beauty of Antrim Streamside. Depending on your wants and needs, you can do as little or as much as you like during your stay. 

For the outdoorsy types, Antrim has 250 acres of hiking trails that loop around the grounds, all varying lengths. One hike will take you up to Beaver Lake Farm, where you can see a variety of farm animals that are raised locally. Note: if you’re going to plan a visit to the farm, you’ll have to give them at least 48 hours’ notice.

As far as other activities, the Antrim Streamside team can help arrange activities such as fly fishing, wine tasting, and cooking classes. The main building on the property, Fern Brook Hall, can also host options such as yoga with local teacher Justine Sutherland or seated dinners from local restaurants. Fern Brook Hall also has games and a TV onsite in case you want to catch the news (or whatever you want to watch, no judgment).

That said, you are also welcome to find a nice spot to chill and read a book, get some work done, whatever you need to in the blissful silence that the woods bring.

Animals you can see at Beaver Lake Farm.Photos by Emily Davenport

Okay, but what if I want to venture outside the grounds?

If you want to go out and about, there is no shortage of things to do. Antrim Streamside is just a stone’s throw away from Roscoe, NY, home of the famous Roscoe Diner on Route 17, and there is plenty to do, including shops to explore and dining at The Junction, a local establishment created by former Brooklynites Misty Hackworth and Aaron Blakely. The restaurant boasts a menu of elevated comfort food, signature cocktails and local craft beer.

Outside of the general area near Antrim, Sullivan County (where Antrim resides) has plenty of places to explore, including the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, and the Bashakill Vineyard and Winery. And at the end of the day, Antrim Streamside is there for you to finish off your night restfully.

Antrim Streamside is located at 408 DeBruce Road in Livingston Manor, NY. For more information, visit antrimstreamside.com.

Photo by Emily Davenport